An open letter from One.Surgery founder, Dr Saqib Noor
10th November 2021 Dearest Bitcoin Cash community, It has been a year since One.Surgery began its journey as an organisation into the world of cryptocurrency and our gradual integration of Bitcoin Cash into our workflow. As our unique projects have grown, so too have our use cases of Bitcoin Cash. Over the course of the year, we have found significant utility in Bitcoin Cash to help drive us towards providing sustainable, affordable, and timely surgery for everyone on this planet. We embraced the Bitcoin Cash community, and have felt only love and warmth returned to us in equal measure. In October 2021, we launched our second Flipstarter campaign to help power our projects through 2022 and it is with great happiness, and humility, I am happy to announce our second Flipstarter campaign has been fully funded! We are now part of two global objectives. The inspirational global surgery movement is a diverse array of hard working healthcare professionals, policy experts, technicians and advocats that are overcoming significant barriers to ensure that no one is left neglected from imminently treatable surgical conditions. We are also proud members of the Bitcoin Cash community, who are equally striving to create a borderless, permission-less, global currency that is inclusive, barrier-less and facilitates economic opportunities for everyone. Our journey with BCH is one year old but only just beginning. Although we have successfully completed a second Flipstarter crowdfunding campaign, our ultimate aim is to be an independent, sustainable organisation, with an economic model built with BCH at its heart. We wish to earn, employ, distribute and recycle Bitcoin Cash that facilitates the transfer of goods and services wholesomely, whilst equally solving global problems in unique and innovative ways, empowering others across the world through Bitcoin Cash. For our economic model to work, we will always need the goodwill, love and support of the Bitcoin Cash community to continue transmitting BCH through our projects - not in the form of Flipstarter campaigns and donations, but in the support of our goods and services that will allow us to recycle and redistribute Bitcoin Cash through the global health community. Flipstarter is such an amazing tool but with immense love and respect to the creators of the platform, we truly hope our second Flipstarter campaign will be the last one needed by One.Surgery! With the momentum that this successful campaign has now given us, we now hope to create a truly groundbreaking and innovative organisation, demonstrating how Bitcoin Cash can be used as a primary global currency. And so we now have a lot of work to do to achieve our objectives! Our greatest challenge is ahead of us as we now must strive to not only promote positive action in the field of global surgery, but also demonstrate to our community just how powerful and useful Bitcoin Cash is to help us achieve our shared objectives together. We promise to always remain open, honest and transparent with the BCH community with our progress and our work can be monitored throughout our social media activity and our transparent One.Surgery online BCH ledger. We will also maintain this Flipstarter dashboard and our first campaign's dashboard as an archive, to honour our wonderful donors, but also as a series of case studies should anyone ever wish to analyse our approach to Flipstarter strategies and the resultant zany statistics! Thank you again for all you have given, and please join us on our future journey! With love always, Saqib Noor, founder of One.Surgery MBBS BMedSci MRCS DMCC MSc FRCS (Trauma and orthopaedics) MBA PS - for the individual donors that qualified for promotional perks in our campaign, we would like to honour this. Please do reach out to us (if we haven't found you) using Twitter or Telegram to claim the perk: @onedotsurgery
Interview with George Donnelly from BitoinCash.site during the Flipstarter campaign:
This flipstarter began on the 10th October 2021 as a 35 day campaign. Time taken to complete campaign:
ONE.SURGERY is a non-profit organisation that has been innovating with Bitcoin Cash at a phenomenal speed ever since our first Flipstarter campaign in November 2020. We have created and launched the first ever peer-review scientific journal that is community-funded and powered by Bitcoin Cash micropayments. This journal model has already been described as a game-changer by members of the medical community and interest is rapidly growing. However, we still have a long way to go to establish the journal’s credentials in an extremely competitive cut-throat publishing industry, whilst we also continue to develop some other critical use cases for Bitcoin Cash, as highlighted in our Bitcoin Cash whitepaper. We are only just beginning our BCH journey, and our second Flipstarter campaign will power many wonderful projects and BCH outreach projects throughout 2022 and beyond.
Anonymous flippy bird
“Academic publishing is a mess. This could be part of the fix!”
“Donating 10% of my winnings in bitcoin.com giveaway. Good luck!”
“Your campaigns are great. So is the project.”
“Helps LMIC doctors and patients, maybe even research in general. Permissionless money is integral to the design.”
“Bitcoin Cash (BCH): Upgraded money for the world.”
“Let’s liberate the money and liberate medical education and research!”
“BTCfork lottery ticket viresinnumeris.fr”
“Here I thank Satoshi 4 this p2p electronic cash benefitting the world!”
Anonymous DJI Drone
“BTCfork lottery ticket; viresinnumeris.fr”
Shadow Of Harbringer
“This is Leet™”
Anonymous winged doggo
“Incredible work Saqib!”
“BCH to mars!”
“thank you btcfork for the finish line lottery initiative”
“Let’s keep improving and connecting the world.”
“A brilliant concept, well realized – keen to see it prosper and help the world”
“I want my surgeon to have the best knowledge and best currency”
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THE FLIP-DASH RATIO IS THE PERCENT OF CAMPAIGN TIME REMAINING / PERCENT OF FUNDS STILL NEEDED. A RATIO > 1 INDICATES THE CAMPAIGN IS ON TARGET. OUR FLIP-DASH RATIO IS NOT APPLICABLE NOW THE TARGET IS MET.
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Perks to donate!
Any donation > 1 BCH receives a free T-shirt from the One.Surgery shop (including international shipping). Any donation > 10 BCH has the opportunity to be a partner and sponso of our first ever One.Surgery conference combining global surgery with blockchain tech.
Online discussions and threads
The Bitcoin Cash bit is obscure and silly. Just make it a token amount taken by traditional payment methods. If the papers are any good they will quickly convert as early adopters pay out a Dollar, 100 Yen, Euro or Pound.(Answer)
Very cool, except for the #BitcoinCash bit which hardly anyone uses…ever heard of #Bitcoin lightning? The dominant network, esp in emerging markets? ⚡(Answer)
How do you incentivize peer review and compete with other open access journals such as Plus One?(Answer)
The FAQ repeatedly states that the goal is about “disseminate high quality, peer reviewed knowledge freely and openly”. And that is a great goal, but I’d like to know how you can pull that off. How can you provide a high quality, peer reviewed journal for 1% of the cost of the competition?(Answer)
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ONE.SURGERY is an online platform designed to support the global surgery movement by empowering the most important stakeholders in global surgery – the patients and those that dutifully care for them, day in, day out in challenging settings.
ONE.SURGERY aims to breaks down the traditional institutional barriers (and their associated financial restrictions) that often limit the spread of surgical knowledge and skills between communities across the world. By creating novel, free to access web-based tools that empower local clinicians, we hope to liberate surgical education and scientific research in a peer-to-peer philosophy, whilst simultaneously fostering a joyous connection between people across the globe. Over the last year, we have embraced BCH and now evolved to become a Bitcoin Cash centric organisation, utilising Bitcoin Cash to power many of our organisational activities and projects.
Yes, we did in November 2020, and as promised, we delivered our project proposals on time, on budget, and kept the Bitcoin Cash community and donors with us at every step of our journey. We have created the world’s first scientific peer review journal, community funded, powered by Bitcoin Cash (https://jogs.one). It was hypothesized it couldn’t be done on such a low budget, but our commitment and passion has overcome every obstacle and over delivered. The journal was successfully launched in beta version in September 2021, and indeed, it has had its first peer reviewed manuscript published its first, historic community funded model: https://doi.org/10.52648/JoGS.1136.
We are doing so much! From an online ledger, to staff stipends, beautiful NFT collections, Bitcoin Cash community awards, a cool online shop with BCH merch, and more, we continue to innovate! ONE.SURGERY has integrated so many use cases of Bitcoin Cash into its organisation, so much so Bitcoin Cash has become a central aspect of how the organisation works. You can read all about our amazing Bitcoin Cash projects in our whitepaper: The One Surgery Whitepaper
We have partnered marketing campaigns with Satoshi’s Angels and the Zapit wallet. And we use prompt.cash for the critical payment gateway for our journal model. And we are officially listed on bitcoincash.org (under projects). We also have imminent plans to be involved with the Smart BCH project. Not bad for a non-profit organisation that has only been part of the Bitcoin Cash movement for under a year!
Our second flipstarter aims to bring rocket fuel to the One.Surgery projects, and sustain our development throughout 2022. Our Bitcoin Cash journal model, although fully functional, is now competing for attention in an extremely competitive multibillion-dollar publishing environment. We aim to further promote the journal by developing teaching resources that not only enhances research writing skills for healthcare professionals in low and middle income countries, but also supports submissions to our journal and introduce our users to BCH. The journal allows authors across the world to publish their work with no financial or institutional restrictions, whilst also offering opportunities for authors and peer reviewers to receive Bitcoin Cash payments, thus increasing BCH adoption on a truly global scale.
Furthermore, as a global organisation, we are now understanding the true value of Bitcoin Cash as a financial instrument to operate flawlessly outside of the legacy banking system. We believe we are one of the first organisations adopting and innovating this space, and feel there may be genuine interest for other organisations to follow our lead. We aim to host our first ever ONE.SURGERY online conference, where we discuss our innovative projects within the global health arena, but with a significant component of the conference dedicated to the use of BCH and blockchain technology.
1. An online, globally free to access, research skills educational course, aimed at healthcare professionals in low and middle-income countries. This course will allow users to improve their research writing and analytical skills, and with a dedicated section about the Journal of Global Surgery (ONE), we hope to inspire submissions to the journal and introduce our growing audience to our Bitcoin Cash use case. We aim to deliver this course with pre-recorded material, supplemented by live webinars throughout the year outreaching to professionals across different continents and timezones.
2. Scheduling our first ever One.Surgery online conference (target 1st quarter 2022). This conference will describe all our ONE.SURGERY projects in detail to the global surgery and wider NGO audience, showcasing our projects and global utility of Bitcoin Cash as a pioneering organisation. We anticipate this conference being a wonderful potential meeting point and melting pot between the global health arena and cryptocurrency communities.
3. Launching our unique and inspiration NFT series through Smart BCH platforms.
4. Continue to maintain our BCH ledger and use Bitcoin Cash as a payment tool for our international team, with written updates from the team on their experiences with BCH. Here is an example of how BCH is inspiring our team in Tunisia.
5. Ensure our BCH awards programme distributes BCH community awards to at least 10 deserving winners in 10 different countries through 2022. We have already sent BCH to Malawi, Syria, India.
6. Continue to develop our online educational platform (including free webinar hosting) to support healthcare professionals in creating and sharing surgical teaching content. See our pilot course here created by the International Federation of Rural Surgeons
Salary and stipends to international One.Surgery team members (in BCH) to run and develop One.Surgery projects throughout 2022
The first ever One.Surgery online conference (1st quarter, 2022) – where we discuss our incredible projects to the global surgery community, but also our organisations experience with Bitcoin Cash. A unique event that combines global health with crypto use cases
The creation of an easily accessible online research skills course, which will aim to improve research writing skills for those in low/middle-income countries, and engage the community about publishing opportunities in our Bitcoin Cash powered journal
Creation and maintenance of an online webinar educational platform, allowing the global surgery community to run educational lectures on improving surgical skills across the world
Continuing our Bitcoin cash global awards programme with the additional ability to sponsor other global surgery community events with BCH rewards, distributing Bitcoin Cash all over the world to inspring and deserving people.
This Flipstarter aims to power One.Surgery throughout the whole of 2022. Our Bitcoin Cash holdings are kept transparently in an online ledger. Furthermore, One.Surgery is a registered non-profit company in the UK, meaning all our assets must legally be used for our stated community development objectives.
It would not be a One Surgery campaign without perks!
Any donation above 1 BCH qualifies for any of our amazing #bitcoincash or #globalsurgery T-shirts in our online shop: https://shop.one.surgery. Choose your design, colour, size and we will send it including free international shipping.
Any donation above 10 BCH qualifies to be an official sponsor in our first ever One.Surgery conference, where we will be highlighting our projects, and Bitcoin Cash use cases.
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