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darkmooncity

Hey folks,

My name is Cassandra. I'm a sex worker and crypto enthusiast from Canada.

I've been working on a new sex work agency in Canada. I was the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) regional consultant for Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean for their Community Resource on Stigma and Discrimination faced by Sex Workers living with HIV (http://www.nswp.org/resource/community-guide-stigma-and-discrimination-experienced-sex-workers-living-hiv)

The project really brought me to my knees. I've been a fairly privileged sex worker for about 6 years, interested in it for 10. This piece really showed me how lack of basic human rights, including minimum wages, employee benefits, and other employment standards contributes to sex workers being treated poorly and experience mind-blowingly awful harassment and violence from society and police.

So my project is Maison LeChat (http://www.maisonlechat.com) and myself along with 4 other friends who are long term sex workers are the founding members of the Cottontail Group (http://www.cottontailgroup.com). We're running MLC with unheard of supports like education and training, minimum wages, benefits, decent work hours (8 hours or under), and bodily autonomy on their presentation.

Employee wages are hella expensive so I've fallen back into Cryptocurrency as a way to push the boundaries of an often legally tricky business (Sex work) and share the really good money to be made by doing ethical sex work.

LECHAT token

We've created the LECHAT token asset on Counterparty. It is purchasable with BTC, ETH, or DOGE currently. There are 1000 tokens in all. 500 were set aside for us (the founding and contributing members) as well as for employee hires (as part of profit sharing which will help other sex workers get a decent source of passive income in lieu of being abe to get employment insurance). 500 are being made available for purchase. We started off by just manually doing the work (we're ethereum enthusiasts and wanted to see how that developed) but after only a couple of days of hanging out by Let's Talk Bitcoin, we're so down with Counterparty

Currently tokens are available for purchase through:

  1. The Vending Machine: https://coinvend.io/lechat
  2. Swapbot: https://swapbot.tokenly.com/bot/darkmooncity/lechat-swap-kitty
  3. Counterparty Exchange: https://wallet.counterwallet.io/#pages/exchange.html - LECHAT/XCP
  4. http://www.cottontailgroup.com

Each token is $100 USD each at this moment. That might increase as the business develops and the value goes up.

Maison LeChat opens on February 1st, 2016. We've got a location secured. Starting March 1st and for every month after, the profits from house fees (fees - expenses) will be split between the holders of LECHAT tokens. Any unsold tokens will remain in the house kitty and be used towards employee benefits and the like.

There's a thread here on BitcoinTalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1303205.0

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  • darkmooncity

    Hey folks,

    To preserve greater anonymity, I've opened up some orders accepting 175 XCP (roughly $100) for 1 LECHAT via Counterparty's DEX rather than through the cottontail group website. You can buy them by going to your Counterparty wallet exchange (https://wallet.counterwallet.io/#pages/exchange.html) and looking up the pair LECHAT/XCP. If you use this method, PLEASE email us at info@cottontailgroup.com so that we can add you to the business mailing list.

    If you don't have XCP, you can trade for it on the Poloniex exchange: https://www.poloniex.com/

    If you want to buy your tokens for BTC, you can still order directly through the website.

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  • darkmooncity

    We now have a vending machine! https://coinvend.io/lechat

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  • darkmooncity

    Thanks to another great suggestion we now have a tokenly swap bot! It accepts BTC, XCP, and LTBCoin!

    https://swapbot.tokenly.com/bot/darkmooncity/lechat-swap-kitty

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  • philder

    Very interesting idea. Unless I missed it, how would the profit shares be distributed? BTC back to Counterwallet?

    You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you

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  • darkmooncity

    BTC back to Counterwallet.

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  • darkmooncity

    Hey folks!

    We're about 10 days from opening! Woo! I'm going next week to set everything up. We're super stoked.

    On Feb 4th, a little after we open we're going to close down sales of LECHAT. Truthfully, the price of these shares is super cheap but we wanted to enjoy a bit of co-operation with the cryptocurrency world. It's been going really great and we're super stoked for our next project.

    I have to say, this has been an excellent project so far with the help of all the infastructure that's been built in the last few years. Especially CoinPayments, Counterparty, Tokenly and CoinDaddy.

    This thread will stick around until after we open and then we'll see what's next!

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  • darkmooncity

    Hey folks, here's some updates!

    While traveling to the USA, I was stopped and charged by border police and interrogated regarding sex work. I've also been contacted by a US government office regarding Cottontail Group, which is why the website has been altered. Another reminder that you invest at your own risk. Because I won't be using the website or gathering any personal information other than an email address from this point out, please make sure to keep your email up to date with me.

    So!

    Studio and supplies acquired, we're ready to open tomorrow. The arrest put me a little behind schedule, especially considering I've been arrested before for sex work and it's a shitty process. The Maison LeChat website is in the process of being updated with some new faces and a new membership plan for folks who want to view photo galleries of our providers. For the purposes of our work, the website will work great without a membership. The membership is just for folks who want to start to get to know us a little better. Membership fees will be rolled into house profit and be a part of dividend payments so maybe if you invested, you should get your friends in on that. Wink I'll probably be updating the photo galleries for the rest of the day because we got some sweet shoots in over the last few months thanks to initial investors. xo

    At the end of the sale on Feb 4th, all present investors will be honoured. Keep your LECHAT token and your email up-to-date with me and you'll get your dividends. We'll just roll the excess unsold into the benefits program and future projects and keep the cash LOL. These shares are so cheap anyways, I don't mind having some to put towards getting better benefits or maybe one day paying a a better hourly wage.

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