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White Paper, Miner, Pizza … | "Old Objects" in the Cryptocurrency Museum
https://preview.redd.it/giu1ssilga151.jpg?width=900&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=41510785ccdc0d99544ec74229f62427d1c0ce3e Museum has played the role of a time recorder. Talking about bitcoin, more than ten years has passed since the creation of it. Although it is uncomparable to the stock market with a hundred years of history, during the ten years, in the different stages of the development of bitcoin and blockchain have continuously poured in geeks, miners, speculators, newbies, leaving keywords such as sudden rich, myth, scam, belief, revolution, etc. There are also many “old objects” with stories in the “Museum” of the cryptocurrency realm. On Museum Day, let ’s review the stories brought by these “old objects”. The First Digital Currency White Paper — Bitcoin White Paper On Oct. 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper — A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in the cryptographic mail group where he belongs, and Bitcoin was born since then. A white paper is a document that explains the purpose and technology used in cryptocurrency. Usually a cryptocurrency uses the white paper to help people understand what it provides, and it is also an important information channel for investors to understand a project. Therefore, the level of the white paper affects people’s confidence towards the coin. In a word, in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, the value of a white paper is equivalent to that of a standard financing speech. The white paper plays a vital role in this emerging market. The First Public Bitcoin-Physical Transaction — Pizza Since Satoshi Nakamoto mined the Bitcoin genesis block on January 3, 2009, Bitcoin has only been spread among the small crowd and has not realized its value. Not until May 22, 2010, Bitcoin enthusiast “Laszlo Hanyecz” bought a pizza coupon worth $25 with 10,000 bitcoins. This is the first public bitcoin-physical transaction. Bitcoin has its price with 0.3 cents per bitcoin. This day has also become the famous “Bitcoin Pizza Day” in Bitcoin history. Bitcoin as the imagination of the financial system has more practical significance. The tenth anniversary is coming. How will you commemorate it? Will you buy a pizza? The First Digital Asset Exchange — Bitcoinmarket.com After the birth of Bitcoin, in addition to mining, the only way to get Bitcoin in the early days was to conduct transactions on forums or IRC (commonly known as Internet Relay Chat). However, this method involves both long transaction time and great security risk. In March 2010, the first digital asset exchange — Bitcoinmarket.com launched. However, due to lack of liquidity and transaction depth, it disappeared soon after its establishment, but Bitcoinmarket.com opened the era of the operation of the cryptocurrency realm exchange 1.0. On June 9, 2011, China’s first Bitcoin exchange — Bitcoin China (BTCChina) launched. Its founder, Yang Linke, translated Bitcoin into Chinese “比特币” for the first time. In 2013, China’s bitcoin trading entered the golden age, and exchanges sprung up. China monopolized more than 90% of the world’s bitcoin transactions. Now, if the top three exchanges Binance, Huobi Global, OKEx are the Exchange 2.0, then the index exchange represented by 58COIN called the 3.0 version, leading the trend. The First Generation of High-Performance Miner — ASIC Miner When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, the only way to get it is to use computers (including home computers) to mine, mainly relying on the CPU to calculate. However, as the value of digital currencies such as Bitcoin has become higher and higher, mining has become an industry with the competition is getting fiercer, accompanied by increasing difficulty of mining. Therefore, hardware performance competition starts. In July 2012, the genius Jiang Xinyu (Internet nickname is “Friedcat”) from the junior class of the University of Science and Technology declared at the forum that he could make ASIC miners (chips). As far as mining computing power is concerned, ASICs can be tens of thousands or more higher than the same-generation CPUs and GPUs. At the beginning of 2013, Zhang Nanqian (Pumpkin Zhang), a suspended doctoral student from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, developed the ASIC miner and named it “Avalon”. In June 2013, the Friedcat’s miner USB was finally released, and it maintained 20% of the computing power of the entire network. At the end of 2013, Wu Jihan, used the tens of millions yuan earned from Friedcat through investment, worked together with Jenke group, to develop the Antminer S1. Since then, the miner manufacturer Bitmain began to enter the stage of history. It is no exaggeration to say that Friedcat and Zhang Nangeng have opened the domestic “mining” era. The Birthplace of China’s Bitcoin — Garage Coffee It is not only the “old objects” that record history, but also a place that everyone in the cryptocurrency realm aspires to. Guo Hongcai once said, “Without no The Garage Café, there will be no cryptocurrency realm today. Since it is a very mysterious place that all waves of people from the café joint together to create today’s digital asset industry. ▲ In March 2013, American student Jake Smith successfully purchased a cup of coffee at The Garage Café with 0.131 bitcoins. This move attracted the attention of CCTV, and it conducted an interview. Indeed, The Garage Café is the world ’s first entrepreneurial-themed coffee shop. It has been legendary since its establishment in 2011. The Garage Cafét is not only the core coordinate on China’s Bitcoin map, but also the birthplace of the Chinese cryptocurrency circle, where digital asset realm tycoons including Guo Hongcai, Zhao Dong, Li Xiaolai, Li Lin have made their ways. The development of digital currency is only 11 years old. Through these “old objects”, we review the various stories of this wave of technology together, hoping to help you understand the development process of the digital currency field. Meanwhile, I also remind all practitioners to use history as a mirror and forge ahead. Website: https://www.58ex.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/58_coin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coin.58COIN Telegram: https://t.me/official58 Medium: https://medium.com/@58coin_blog/
Hello! My name is Kristina Semenova, I am the Head of Investors Relation Department at Platinum, the world’s number one business facilitator. Our team knows how to start ICO/STO in 2019! Why are we so sure? Well, our experience speaks for itself: Platinum.fund But what is the difference between ico and sto? What is the cornerstone of ICO marketing strategy? You will know this after finishing the UBAI courses! Here’s just a quick preview of our Short Course lesson. Real World Examples Multinational accounting firm Ernst and Young found that $400 million of the $3.7 billion USD raised from ICOs (as of January 22, 2018) had been stolen. That is, up to 10% of all ICO funding is virtually being stolen from investors. Though ICO scams are the most common method of theft in the crypto world, some projects will actually operate for a period of time before disappearing with the money. Like in a Ponzi scheme, an exit scam may be planned for later, sometime after a manipulated pump; or some other time the team believes is most opportune to take the money and run. Giza: Giza marketed itself as a platform within which different cryptocurrencies could be stored securely. But after raising $2.4 million in one month, the team deleted the website and stopped replying to emails. Investors were duped by a very convincing whitepaper, and actors had been hired to appear in photographs promoting the project. No investor funds have ever been recovered. Centra: The SEC put an end to fundraising for the Centra ICO and charged the founders Robert Farkas and Sohrab Sharma with orchestrating a fraudulent ICO after they raised $32 million USD. They were promoting the ability to develop financial products backed by VISA and Mastercard, though it was later found that neither partnership was real. One of the major red flags in the Centra project was the use of celebrity endorsements for publicity, reportedly paying champion boxer Floyd Mayweather a significant sum to promote their project. Who wants to leave their Blockchain investment decisions up to Floyd Mayweather, regardless of his unbelievable skill as a boxer and regardless of his own financial success? He should still not influence where you invest your money! Ponzi Schemes: Bitconnect: This is the most infamous Ponzi scheme in the history of cryptocurrency, and certainly the most damaging. Bitconnect was a Bitcoin-based project that rose to an all-time high of $463 per token on the back of a fictitious trading bot. The Bitconnect scam operated by paying dividends to users, proportional to the number of tokens they held and the number of referrals they made. The BCC tokens were exchanged for the users’ Bitcoin, and the highly sophisticated and wildly successful trading bot would trade BTC for them and distribute profits as dividends. The value of the dividends offered was approximately 1% of the initial investment per day. In other words, that is approximately 3,780% per year in cumulative gain! The referral system was capitalized upon most heavily by many of the biggest crypto YouTube channels, including CryptoNick and Trevon James, both of whom are now under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shortly after the Bitconnect Token reached its all-time high, they received cease and desist orders from the security regulators of Texas and North Carolina, which caused the owners of the Bitconnect exchange to shut down operations, and the price to plummet. Davorcoin: Davorcoin was a lending platform very similar to Bitconnect. And Davorcoin was farcically promoted by the same Trevon James crypto Youtuber who promoted Bitconnect, and is currently under investigation by the FBI for promoting Ponzi schemes. The Texas State Securities Board, in likening Davor to Bitconnect, stated that “DavorCoin is telling investors they can earn lucrative profits by investing in a lending program based on a new cryptocurrency known as davorcoin. Investors allegedly purchase davorcoin and then lend it to DavorCoin”. Davorcoin promptly plunged from an all-time high of $180 to very close to zero after a cease and desist order was made against them on the 2nd of February 2018. Useless Ethereum Token: Despite brazenly stating in the name of the project that the token has no use, the UET managed to raise $340,000 in its crowdsale, and saw a significant pump of over 300% on the HitBTC exchange in February of 2018. The scam was an obvious case of pump and dump, with the total trading volume for UET crashing back down to as low as $3 per day, after reaching as high as $350,000 per day during the pump. It is currently an unfortunate consequence of the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency, but there is a distinct lack of recourse for scammed investors. It is wise to become as well-acquainted with the various indicators of good and bad ICOs as you possibly can. In weighing the factors that will allow you to avoid expensive mistakes, ask yourself in whose favor are the terms of the ICO slanted, yours or the teams? To what extent are you actually likely to profit from this investment? Cryptocurrency is inherently a grey area, whether you are investing in it or not. Investing is another inherently grey area, no matter what the area or object of investing might be. Laws and regulations are not always able to keep up. Trying to define and prove what was or was not a scam is not likely to be as simple as the scammed investor would want it to be. A project can be set up in certain ways to avoid being technically classified or provable as a scam, but the unprepared investor can still be burnt or scammed just as badly. Now we look at more individual indicators that can help you form a valid impression whether or not an ICO or even a fully-fledged exchange-listed coin is a scam or a bona fide investment opportunity. Common Signposts Contrasting Scam & Legitimate Projects Presale Bonus/Token Release If the ICO allots massive bonuses to team members, you may leave yourself open to getting dumped on by presale investors if you buy when the project tokens are listed on an exchange. Likewise, if the project has a short lock-up period for developers and founders, you run the risk of them selling as soon as the token is listed on a major exchange. The token release schedule for the founders of a worthwhile project should show long-term team commitment to that project. The Jibrel Network team tokens will be locked up for 5 years before release, and they had no early investor bonus in the main sale. Both of these factors instilled confidence in the JNT ICO investors, and the tokens were sold out weeks before the ICO was due to end. No Presale lock up If Presale investor tokens are not locked up at all for any period after listing, that could easily be a set up for an exit scam after the initial listing. No presale lockup for early investor tokens is a crystal clear warning, the project may be fatally rigged toward those in the inner circle, with little commitment to the long term health or success of that project. Unsolicited Offers or Unasked for Additions to Groups Characters running scam projects will often add you to Telegram groups out of the blue or send you unsolicited emails with information about their project. Telegram is the most widely used messaging app in the cryptocurrency community and you should familiarize yourself with it to keep yourself in the loop for specific projects in which you invest as well as all kinds of other relevant crypto info. You can adjust the settings on the Telegram app to disallow anonymous additions to cryptocurrency projects if you find yourself bombarded with offers by scammers. Reputable projects at the ICO stage will spread by word of mouth, or by eloquent and meaningful articles posted on their Medium page. A project with serious potential does not need to actively seek participants for their ICO like that. They will often be able to fill their ICO hard cap in a matter of hours, or even just minutes! Anonymous Team Alarm bells, again, immediately, if the project has minimal online presence. The individual team members could be mere fabrications. The entire project could be a farce by utterly inexperienced characters. What if the project leaders are simply unaware of the importance of a strong social media profile? That in itself would be too strange to ignore. Top-level projects will have team members with experience in crypto and the LinkedIn accounts for those members will be easily accessible right there on the project website. You should be able to easily see and evaluate each individual’s experience in their field and ascertain what they bring to the project team. Bitconnect’s anonymous team should have been the only deterrent prospective investors needed to discourage them from putting money into that doomed project. Ethhorse, a current project with anonymous founders and operators should be steered clear of at all costs for the same reasons. Community Atmosphere The subreddits or Telegram groups of scam projects will often feature moderators that do not allow any kind of criticism in the group chat. If, in the process of your due diligence, you encounter didactic admins that only wish to silence your questioning of certain aspects of the whitepaper or mechanism of the tokenomics , you should be concerned. Similarly if you see a coherent critical reply attacked by many different users who refuse to engage the substance of the point being made, that may be a subreddit infested with bots. Projects that have nothing to hide will allow free debate in the chat. Ideally, they hope to develop a positive community that is itself an asset to the long-term success and overall strength of the project. Good projects do not need to automatically brand all criticism as Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Whitepaper One common tactic of scammers is to produce a whitepaper that uses too many buzzwords, and deliberately obfuscates and overcomplicates the explanation of the problem and/or its solution. A good whitepaper clearly and concisely lays out the problem and answer, as well as provides compelling arguments why a Blockchain solution is preferable to the current solution. Another point of concern is a whitepaper that gives unrealistic time frames and goals. Bitconnect’s almost comically optimistic profit projections are a prime example of this, as are the 1,354% yearly gains promised by Plexcoin. Respectable projects will set out development timescales in terms of quarters or years, rather than offering immediate profit projections, which are simply a red flag. Advisors/Connections in the Cryptoworld The most prestigious projects will already have partnerships made before the ICO stage, and the worst ones, i.e. the scams, will not mention any such partnerships. Icon (ICX) for example was spawned from a South Korean project named The Loop, a collaboration between 3 Korean universities and the DAYLIFinancial Group. They boasted an advisory panel consisting of the legendary investor Don Tapscott, Jehan Chu and crowdfunding expert Jason Best. On top of a solid team of advisors, good projects will also be visible at major Blockchain events such as the Consensus, and the World Blockchain Forum, etc. Scam projects will be unable to inspire this same level in confidence. As an investor, you should sense a certain presence and expect a certain feeling of trust that should guide you in your investments. After all, it is actually a people-to-people thing you are doing. Key Stress points upon the Timeline to Identify Scam Projects Post Whitepaper Release The period in the immediate aftermath of the release of the whitepaper can also be decisive in establishing the validity of a project. How a team copes with the roadmap that they have laid out for themselves is key. Valuable insight into the operational efficiency and commitment to the project can be gleaned from the quality of and amount of code committed to GitHub. If you have any experience in computer programming you can see how clean and orderly the code is, which gives insight into the skill of the developers, and in turn the quality of project leaders’ decision-making in hiring team members. Scam projects will have little or no code committed to GitHub, or at best it will be copied and pasted from other projects just to cover their tracks. Start of ICO Sometimes, a scam project, or other project in which you would be better off not investing, will change the terms of the ICO just before the ICO starts. The Key (TKY) ICO doubled the price of tokens on the day before the ICO was due to take place, because the price of NEO had risen so drastically. Currently, the TKY token price is still only half of its ICO price. Initial investors are faced with the prospect of a 50% loss on their investment. Exchange Listing Some particularly greedy scammers will create a scam project with the intent of selling tokens in the ICO for BTC and ETH, and then pumping and dumping their share of the tokens immediately after listing. The team of fraudsters behind Monero Gold used this method after the crowdfunding of their useless ERC-20 token. After listing on CoinExchange.io, the team dumped their tokens until the exchange finally ceased trading. Although it is not uncommon for ICO tokens to sold after listing (just like can happen with shares of stock after an IPO), if the price does not stabilize and massive sell walls are continually placed, a scam is likely taking place and the token is being dumped. Fake Ethereum Twitter giveaway You may have noticed Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin’s twitter handle has been changed to Vitalik “Not giving away Eth” Buterin in recent months. This is because a group of devious scammers had created fake accounts with almost exact replicas of his profile (deviating by only one character). The fake accounts promised to deposit 1 whole ETH for every 0.1 ETH the potential sucker deposited into the wallet address provided by the scammer. These fake account “Ether giveaway” scam tweets were set up to be sent in just a matter of seconds after the real person tweeted, and usually always appear immediately after the tweet of the real public figure. Fake bot profiles then came into play, thanking the fake Vitalik, or fake Elon Musk, for holding up their end of the bargain and depositing the ETH as promised. One scammer, or group of scammers, managed to fill a wallet up with almost $20 thousand worth of ETH, which they transferred out, never to be seen or heard from again. Effect of Scam Customers, Upon the Affected Parties Of course, this is no fun for the targeted public figure either. They need to take steps to avoid being targeted again. This will mean changing their handle, their username, or making their accounts private. However, the injured party with whom we are most concerned is the unfortunate scammed social media user, who has no chance whatsoever of getting his or her funds back, ever. It is a harsh lesson to learn. But it is a fact of crypto reality. Nearly every one that trades crypto will at least be exposed to frauds or scams in one way or another. In this case, we think it is better to learn about scams by studying them, rather than learn from your own unfortunate and expensive experience. In the case of Mr. Buterin, these incidents were awful public relations for the Ethereum project. It had only been a few years since cryptocurrency as a whole was primarily associated with criminality and seedy transactions on the Darkweb. Any connection with unscrupulous behavior is best avoided at all costs. Negative associations could have been particularly damaging for Ethereum’s brand because the vast majority of ICO fraud is committed using the ERC-20 token as the template for the scam tokens. Any and all the scamming or fraudulent behavior in the cryptocurrency ecosystem is bound to have a negative impact on the speed at which mainstream uptake finally takes place. Cryptocurrencies, as an emerging asset class, will be painted in the worst possible light. Crypto is aiming to, and is in fact in the process of, causing great disruption in traditional centralized finance and business. Mainstream media organizations are also part of that traditional centralized economy. Press coverage will be damning. Something is happening here, but Mr. Jones doesn’t know what it is. Legal Recourse for Scams We clearly understand, there is a possibility of being scammed. We know the scams are happening. The SEC has made some arrests and actually charged people for operating fraudulent ICOs. But it is a struggle to deal with the flood of ICOs coming from anywhere at any time. The SEC filed charges against two founders of a purported financial services startup for orchestrating a fraudulent ICO that raised more than $32million from thousands of investors. As you know from the ICOs we have covered so far, the lack of regulation allows for direct contact and dealing between the entrepreneurs, business owners and potential investors. While we believe this is a blessing according to the founding principles of Bitcoin and other alternate Cryptocurrencies, because it frees us from traditional roadblocks, middle-men, and all kinds of time-consuming procedures; it also leaves investors in a place where there is often little to no hope of ever recovering funds lost in fraudulent schemes. Actions after a Successful ICO Good post-ICO practice is characterized by stringent security, well thought-out legal strategy and clear communication. Many projects have paid the price in damage to their reputation for failing to adequately guard customer information, leaving themselves open to phishing attacks by fraudsters. Investors in the Enigma project had half a million dollars stolen from them; and a whopping $8.4 million was defrauded from investors in Veritaseum via phishing attacks. After a successful token distribution, the team’s main focus is initially on switching the enterprise from one primarily focused on fundraising, to superficially at least, a fully-fledged, functioning business. This involves removing most of the token sale-related content from their main webpage, sending newsletters to all successful ICO participants, and sending refunds to those who may have missed the deadline or the hardcap. Then, with the stressful and complicated fundraising stage finally concluded, a portion of the funds raised can be assigned to fuel the growth of the project community. This can involve hiring community managers, forum admins, and social media managers to outsource the job of keeping investors in the loop. The founders can focus on growth strategy and product development. The cultivation of a thriving and energetic community is extremely important. The community will give you free marketing for your product and your business. Community members who believe in the project, and are engaged by professional moderators, can give you very effective promotion to other prospective investors. Communication with community members is a great way to test ideas and gauge sentiment related to various aspects of your project. The project leads must set aside adequate funds for lawyers. The project will need to address potential future or imminent problems with regulators, at the very least. The transition from fundraising project to full-fledged business can be incredibly challenging, and even more stressful than the ICO itself. The main thing to remember is that your pre-sale and ICO investors are not just silent investors waiting for a return. They are the early adopters of your solution, of your product; they are the community and promoters of your project; and they are the individuals with a vested interest in the financial success of your venture. The ICO environment is not as heavily regulated, so quarterly and/or semi-annual reporting is not required the way it is in the traditional world. That means your own style of effective communication about the progress and key developments on your project matters even more. In the ICO world, you communicate with your press releases, social media, and Medium posts. You also communicate by the very nature of your relations with your exchange, and relationships with your cornerstone investors. Effective communication and good business relationships can play a prominent role in the success or failure of your venture (by token liquidity and valuation). If your investors start to lose interest, and stop trading your token on the exchange, liquidity will dry up and cause increasingly volatile price swings. You need to keep certain things in mind, and follow effective practices to maintain a happy and motivated community. Social Media & Medium In addition to your website, your social media & Medium blog most likely formed a significant part of your ICO preparations. Your purpose pivots after the ICO from one of promotion to one of communication. Consistent, informative and material Medium blogs, also Facebook and Twitter updates, ensure that investors remain engaged and well-informed of what the company is up to. Frequent activity in this space makes investors feel much more comfortable. You can foster a kind of organic community expansion that is consistently advertising your project to potential new members. Cornerstone Investors & Exchanges As we mentioned, your relationship with investors in the ICO world is different from that of the traditional silent IPO minority equity partners. Consistent, Transparent & Honest communication is incredibly important here. Even if an ICO is struggling to overcome a problem or whatever issues are occurring, honest communication from the team is key to business survival. You should think of and treat your exchange like a business partner too, a very important one at that. Exchanges provide liquidity for you and your investors. That liquidity is like the blood for your business. Many top exchanges demand nothing less than absolute honesty and integrity, it is imperative to maintain strong and comfortable relationships with exchanges. Everything we have said so far, also applies to your Telegram channel and forums too. These give you another great opportunity to build a thriving community. Team members and investors can enjoy lively debates in their Telegram channels. This can be constructive discussion, or critical commentary too. But it is always valuable as a direct link between the team and the community. It is always good to know how people are feeling and what they expect from you and your project. You are able to use your Telegram channel and forums to consistently adapt your marketing and communication strategy. Keep your investors as happy and comfortable as possible, and you will be more likely to attract new investors and allocations. Other forums around the internet operate more or less in the same manner as Telegram. After a successful funding round with the hardcap reached and time to spare, legal counsel has been secured, and the community is flourishing, the team will prepare for their first listing by paying the exchange fee and waiting for the announcement by the exchange. Unless they are willing to pay exorbitant fees for an immediate listing on Binance for example, teams will usually settle for an initial listing on a second-tier exchange. The fee charged by an exchange depends on many different factors that we will cover in more detail in the next section. ICO Company actions after a Successful ICO Real World Case Study The Basic Attention Token (BAT) project, when used in conjunction with the Brave Browser, allows users to pay micro-fees in BAT to their most-used sites. The idea was conceived by Brendan Eich, the inventor of Javascipt and former CEO of Mozilla Firefox. Investors absolutely pounced on it at ICO and the project raised an amazing $35million in under 30 seconds. The BAT/Brave project has delivered on time on nearly all of its targets, helped in no small part by having a working product, the Brave Browser, for over a year before the token launch. The project secured a listing on the premier exchange, Binance, in November 2017. A project can suffer through a disappointing funding phase and, for example, fail to reach 75% of its hardcap. The team will be only partially funded. Though they may be able to initiate the project, the value proposition of the token has been compromised, potentially forever. The market has spoken. There is limited faith in the team’s ability to complete or carry out their project. Failure to reach a hardcap is a serious obstacle on the project road map. This will mean massive revisions to the timescales for development and listing. Such a project may have to be content listing on decentralized exchanges for a period of time and they will lose any post-ICO hype that could have helped the project price to “moon” early on. There is less money to be allocated. Each section of the business will be underfunded compared to the original plan. There can be delays in code development, exchange listing, marketing and community development as well. Calling the Tezos ICO a disappointment might seem strange considering they raised over $232million. But this open-source, smart contracts fintech platform became a victim of its own success post-ICO by devolving into multiple class-action lawsuits between the founders and its foundation chairman. They suffered from a distinct lack of clearly defined roles and expectations on key positions. There was infighting at the boardroom level. This all caused an as yet unresolved delay in listing and development. This is also one example why a capped ICO can be more desirable for investors than an uncapped ICO. If the team have a set amount of capital to work with, an amount that isn’t absolutely ridiculous, like in the case of Tezos, perhaps the resultant greed and discord is less likely. Although it may not be so easy for speculative investors to make a profit from an uncapped ICO with such a massive initial market cap, it is a very impressive feat of fundraising nonetheless. Tezos’s post ICO market cap of $232million is already 64th of all projects, and would have to perform brilliantly on listing to maintain this position. Company actions after a Failed ICO Failed ICOs can mean either fundraising initiatives that have failed to reach the softcap and will therefore not be economically viable, or fraudulent projects whose sole intention was to steal from investors and do an exit scam. We’ve already covered scams and fraud projects in detail, but what happens when an ICO just fails to raise the requisite funds? Projects that are legitimate, with honest founders and developers, refund the ETH or BTC deposited by investors as quickly as possible if the softcap is not reached. The same process that is followed by ICOs that are oversubscribed is employed by those that have failed to raise enough capital. The process of returning funds back to the sender ideally should take a period of days, but more likely will take a few weeks. The Sappy Network, advised by Dan Tapscott, failed to come anywhere near to their funding goals. They are currently in the process of sending all investor funds back to the wallets from which they came. The statement from the founders read as a textbook example of how you should react to failure with the founder stating “In the spirit of transparency and honesty, we are sharing with the community that we did not reach the soft cap, and thus we will be honoring our terms and conditions and returning the Ethers to all contributors” Exchange Listing A bottleneck developed in the ICO market after the explosion of crypto prices in 2017. There was a massive increase of ICO teams on all stages along the pathway from start-up to fully listed crypto asset. Certainly, a huge part of the value proposition for both the token and the project depends on securing a listing on an exchange. It is precisely the liquidity of the token as a valuable asset on a free market exchange, that determines or even defines its value. The liquidity is what makes tokens attractive to investors, but that liquidity simply does not exist without a platform for the exchange. Unfortunately for new projects, the balance of power is heavily weighted in favor of large centralized exchanges that can pick and choose which tokens to list, and the timescale within which listing will occur. Each large exchange has its own list of pros and cons as well as its own specific procedure for coin/token listing. They also have their own particular ethos regarding the type of projects they prefer to list. ERC-20 tokens will be available for trade immediately on decentralized exchanges (IDEX Forkdelta) but those platforms are generally quite low volume, and certainly not a long term solution. Projects must often pay huge fees to be listed on the larger centralized exchanges. At first those fees will be prohibitive. The usual route is to initially list on a more reasonably priced smaller exchange like Kucoin or Gate.io. Listing Process Major centralized exchanges have the power to list anything they want, and they also each have a unique structure that projects must adhere to if they wish to be listed. Each potential new listing will undergo a rigorous examination by the exchange operators to test the feasibility for listing the token. An exchange will likely have forms available on its website that you can fill out to give them all the necessary initial information. If a particular project and token qualify for listing, the team will invariably be put under a NDA, Non-Disclosure Agreement, to avoid any insider trading or other regulatory problem s. In the case of larger exchanges like Binance, there is a period within which owners of a newly listed coin or token can transfer them to the exchange in preparation for trading. This is a fantastic opportunity for traders to make use of the likely pump that occurs after a new token is listed on a large exchange. It is common to see up to 100% increases on the first day of trading, and a subsequent dump of up to 50% or more can follow. This allows traders holding the coin already, to sell for a good profit, and maybe buy back in at a much lower price too, if they think that is a good idea. Exchange Fees There are no definitive figures available to the public regarding fees that major exchanges charge new projects to list. Binance, Bitfinex, Kraken and Bittrex have all been quoted as saying that they do not charge any fee at all but this is almost definitely untrue. Knowledgeable industry insiders estimate between $500,000 and $1,000,000 USD for listing on a top-tier exchange. (There have been more rumors of 7 figure exchange listing fees since January 2018 too). This figure will vary greatly from project to project. Various factors can affect how an exchange determines the fee for a particular project. These are some of the most important ones: Market Maker Service Required Whether or not the client project requires liquidity services directly from the exchange, or can connect proprietary ones via API, will lead to a huge reduction in listing cost. Type of Token (ERC-20 NEP-5 or DAG) Not all tokens are created equal in the listing process. ERC-20 tokens and BTC based tokens have code architecture that will almost certainly be preferred by the exchange. NEO based tokens (NEP-5) such as Ontology will be far most costly to integrate because separate new wallets have to be built to facilitate NEO transactions. The costs involved in integrating Direct Acyclic Graph projects such as Nano into the exchange structure are even worse. Expected Daily Volume Exchanges derive their profits largely from transaction fees and withdrawal fees. The trading volume a new token is likely to bring in will have a great influence on the computation of the exchange listing fee. Exchange Listing Procedures Evaluation Different exchanges have different rules for new listings. A new project must of course abide by specific rules for that exchange before they are allowed to list there. There are procedures that must generally be followed for the most noteworthy exchanges. You can get a good idea of the hurdles to be overcome before listing can take place. Ongoing relationship with Exchanges Exchanges, usually Huobi or Kucoin, will sometimes make it essential for newly listed tokens to engage in “trading competitions” after listing. Competitions can last between 2 weeks, or a month or more, aiming to increase the trading volume for that token, thereby increasing trading fees collected by the exchange, and giving the project extra publicity too. The whales may have made a nice profit already and be very happy about it; but the project token can still get stuck in a long period of stagnation and a loss of post-ICO hype. Once a coin or token has been successfully registered for trading on a particular exchange, the project must focus on maintaining regulatory compliance and paying things like annual maintenance fees too. Exchanges can investigate and delist coins or tokens to see if they have fallen below a certain standard set by the exchange. The exchange is concerned about such things as: an extended period with an extremely low volume; a team member connection to an exit scam; or other such immoral/illegal behavior. Post ICO Company Evaluation After a presumably successful ICO, the necessary funds have been obtained, and the real business, the real team challenge is now, to bring the project to life as a bona fide disruptive Blockchain endeavor! The core advantage of the ICO method of funding business startups is the lack of regulatory hurdles to navigate with regards to fundraising and fund allocation. The funds that have been raised have, in effect, been freely given to the project leads to do with what they will in a no-strings-attached transaction. Of course, there are still strings attached in that the team are tasked with making that money grow for the investors. But there is no regulatory oversight of the process. The regulatory freedom is a double edge sword. It gives a good team freedom to work however they want; and it also allows for unscrupulous thieves to use the ICO process to defraud investors of their ETH and BTC. Advantages of being Post ICO From Investor Perspective You should have little to fear in terms of fraud from a project in which you have invested, if you have done your due diligence correctly. You can expect the tokens to be distributed, and the exchange listing to take place as expected. And you know your project is totally legitimate. There are different ways to think about your ICO tokens after the crowd sale has concluded. If you are a speculative investor looking for a quick flip, you can gauge the correct moment and sell anytime you like, assuming the ICO has been well-received by the markets. From Team Perspective The post-ICO period is, from the point of view of the team, a period where stress and responsibility for the safety of investor funds is passed, in the form of ICO tokens, from the team to the investors themselves. This responsibility for tokens is replaced with the stress of building the actual company itself, and succeeding in the business as planned. A small portion of the responsibility for the project’s success is also passed on to the exchange that has listed the tokens. This is especially true if market makers have been employed by the team or the exchange to provide liquidity. After the ICO has concluded, all funds are released to the project team immediately, so they can start building their business brand, and tackling each step on the road map right away. The freedom with which startups can operate is one of the main reasons behind the explosion in Blockchain businesses in 2017. With the ICO funds safe, and money being put to work on various areas essential to the growth of the project, and the tokens already distributed to investors, the risk of fraud is greatly diminished. If KYC and Anti-money Laundering procedures have been followed correctly during the ICO phase, the risk of phishing attacks and theft will also be marginal now. At any rate, with tokens safely delivered to all participants, the responsibility has passed from the team to the investor. From Team Perspective The release of all funds and the freedom to allocate them with no supervision, as cited above, is certainly a tremendous advantage empowering the team to fulfil the entire breadth of their vision unimpeded. But it does have its drawbacks. If there is a mistake made in the allocation of funds, or an unforeseen problem arises, there is nowhere to turn to, and no means of generating further money via crowdfunding. The ICO is over; it is finished. The project simply has to work with what it has. Your community can sometimes turn against you when the market is going down. Times like that just add to the already intense pressure of presiding over a startup Blockchain business. Solution: DAICO The DAICO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization Initial Coin Offering, is a means to integrate a more specific, rigorous and regimented smart contract schedule into the ICO process. Doing so will eliminate fraudulent ICOs, exit scams, pump and dumps, and many of the other disadvantages listed above. The DAICO method, proposed by Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin, will merge the core concepts of both an ICO and a DAO to leverage the most relevant features of both, in order to solve the main problems in the ICO method. For example, to eliminate the risk of an exit scam, the release of funds will be spread out over a period of time, with the next allotment only being released when a certain set of parameters are met. Buterin explains that the DAICO method will provide user protection in a manner not present in the current ICO model, ensuring funds are not misspent or used in any way contrary to the intention of investors. In simpler terms the DAICO will operate as follows: The DAICO will start with a smart contract by its executors that can set whether this is to be a capped or uncapped round of fundraising (amongst many other options) as well as including KYC requirements. After these settings have been configured, the DAICO is set into “contribution mode” and presented to the public. This stage will function identically to a normal ICO with ETH exchanged for project tokens. Once the funding period has elapsed, or the hardcap has been met, investors will have the ability to set the “tap” for the collected funds. This will set the amount per second, or amount per minute, that will be available to the executor to develop that specific portion of the project to which those funds have been assigned. If investors believe at any point that the team is misspending funds or otherwise wasting time, etc., the investors have significant options to take. Of course they could choose to release more funds to the team. But, they could also stop the tap altogether, and stop the entire ICO, by voting, and actually release all unused funds back to their own wallets from which the investment had first been made! Learn more on how to market any ICO and STO, get better understanding of security token definition and learn what a scam project is! Follow the link to read the full article: UBAI.co Contact me via Facebook or LinkedIn to know more about our services: LinkedIn Facebook
Hello! My name is Mihail Kudryashev, I am a frontend engineer at Platinum. We are a an international STO/IEO/ICO/POST ICO consulting, promotion and fundraising company with huge experience in STO and ICO marketing and best STO blockchain platform in the world! Learn more about it: Platinum.fund Our company gained popularity after launching the world’s number one online university with only practical knowledge on crypto economics. Now you can learn how to create and develop your own ICO and STO, how to market your campaign and make it super successful. Who are cryptocurrency investors? What drives people to invest in cryptocurrency? Read the extract of the UBAI lesson to get all the answers. Introduction to the Investors §2 In 2017, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization was approaching $850B which begs the question: Why are investors turning to cryptocurrencies? A survey by Blockchain Capital indicated that at least 30% of millennials would rather invest in bitcoin than invest in traditional stocks. Cryptocurrency investors, like traditional investors, expect a return at least proportionate to the risk they take. Due to the fundamental lack of regulation, incredible volatility and astronomical relative risk, many cryptocurrency investors expect to earn meteoric returns. Returns in the ranges of multiples from 200% to 1000%. Let us first begin by examining the kinds of people who invest in cryptocurrency, and then let’s see the reasons why each of them is investing in this relatively new market. Types of Investors The “Newbie” Cryptocurrency Investor This investor is just starting out. They probably have not had any significant experience in any form of investing before and bitcoin is their first experience. They have heard about people making incredible returns from cryptocurrency investing, or some aspect of the entire blockchain and crypto revolution attracts them, and they decide they want to invest too. Unfortunately, most of the newbie investors will end up losing their money, primarily because of one specific misconception; they think cryptocurrency investing is an easy way to make huge profits. “ “Types of Investors §2 “Gambler” or “Get Rich Quick” Investor This is the second class of cryptocurrency investor, and is actually not really an investor at all. This type of person is out to make a fortune as fast as possible. They will fall for whatever sweet-sounding scheme they hear. They love ideas that promise to double or triple their investment quickly. Like the Newbie, they do not understand how cryptocurrencies work, and they don’t care. The difference between this kind of investor and the successful individual or professional investor is that the gambler does not care about the management of risk, or about the timing of trades. They place their money on the table, and they hope it will make a good return. They are gambling rather than creating an investment thesis and executing a well-thought out strategy. They might even have an infectious positive attitude, but unfortunately it is not backed by knowledge or the due diligence required to be a successful investor. A good example of this style of thinking, outside of cryptocurrency, is high yield investment plans (HYIPs) that promise to multiply an investors capital by a certain factor. This is not to say that all HYIP programs are scams, but a good number of them are. Most importantly, the investors who flock into such plans have similar characteristics to that of the Get Rich Quick investor in that they will not take the time to learn about the field in which they are investing. They are just looking for fast money and an overnight success. “ “Types of Investors §3 Short Term Traders (Day/Swing Traders) Short term traders must, without a doubt, be the most knowledgeable investors if they are going to succeed at their chosen profession. They have, or they should have, studied the art and science of trading more thoroughly than other people. This is the kind of investor who has taken the time to learn about cryptocurrencies and the markets on which they trade. Short term traders create deliberate and timed strategies in an attempt to profit from fast market movements. Maybe many of the short term traders started off as Newbies, but these are the individuals who took the time and effort to learn about the market. They wanted to know what they were doing. These are the people who survived and thrived to grow into the type of trader that they want to be. Interestingly, the Day Trader does not attach emotion to any given coin. They do not need to believe in the sustainability/whitepapevision/road map, etc. of the project they are buying into at any particular time. They just need to be confident about the direction and timing of the potential price movement of the coin. “ “Types of Investors §4 Long Term Investors/ Hodlers A great majority of successful cryptocurrency investors can be most properly classified as Long Term Investors, or HODLers in true crypto terminology. These are investors who understand quite a bit about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and believe in the sustainability of the coins in which they are investing. Think of the first few investors who bought bitcoin in the early days and years, when it was still deep under the radar for most people. These are the people who believed in the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution. They didn’t sell their bitcoin for fast profit, although they had many chances to do so. They knew what they were doing, holding for the long term. These early investors and HODLers enjoyed astronomical growth all the way up to 2016 and 2017. But to be a long-term holder despite all the bad news and negative factors surrounding this brand new asset class, they must have really believed that bitcoin and the blockchain were going to change the world. This belief can only be established through study and research about the blockchain industry and the specific currencies and tokens in which you are going to invest. Follow up and learn more on www.ubai.co!” “Types of Investors §5 Sophisticated/Professional Investors These are experts in cryptocurrency investing. They most likely have a background in other forms of trading and investing, such as in stocks, bonds or options etc. They may also be earning fees by investing or managing money for other people. The Iconomi fund managers are a good example. Each Fund Manager manages an array of digital assets. Investors might choose Iconomi because it offers a platform for the investor to allocate funds to specific fund managers, with the ability to swap between managers instantly if the investor desires to do so. Each fund manager selects a number of coins in which they wish to trade or invest, with specified time horizons, short or long term. Investors can buy into the array of mutually held coins. This allows investors to utilize the knowledge and experience of professional fund managers to trade an allocated pool of capital, hopefully generating returns greater than the individual investor would be able to produce on his own. The fund managers are motivated by the fees and commissions they earn, and perhaps a performance-linked bonus. You can certainly be properly classified as a Sophisticated Investor without any need to be a fund manager for other peoples’ money. But a professional fund manager has the ability to trade with a larger pool of capital, manage complicated risk, and diversify trading strategy to generate various streams of income. “ “Between Countries A particular country’s participation in cryptocurrencies largely has to do with the legal regulations about blockchain projects and crypto currency investment in that jurisdiction. When China banned the use of cryptocurrency, most Chinese nationals had to withdraw their investments. Many other countries have also placed bans on the use or trade of cryptocurrencies. Countries like Japan that have allowed the use of cryptocurrencies have witnessed a significant rise in cryptocurrency investments as a result. Japan and South Korea are home to several high-traffic cryptocurrency exchanges, meaning that a notable proportion of their population is investing in cryptocurrencies. Another way to look at cryptocurrency investment demographics is to look at the bitcoin ATMs present in each country. The United States of America is the leading country, followed by Canada and then the United Kingdom. According to a report by Google trends, the five top countries interested in bitcoin are: South Africa, Slovenia, Nigeria, Colombia and Bolivia. Remember, cryptocurrency demographics can be a little tricky due to the anonymity involved. Many people may be afraid to participate in surveys, especially when their governments have placed legal restrictions on cryptocurrency investing. The main point the research seems to validate is that the demographics of the cryptocurrency investor base is diverse. While the average investor may be a white or Asian male between the ages of 26-30 with at least a university degree, the entire investor base is so much larger than that. Many big investors are likely to be significantly older, and have connections and businesses in the traditional economy as well. “ “Notable Investors in Cryptocurrency While many people have made fortunes from cryptocurrency investing, a handful of them stand out as being particularly remarkable. We will take a more detailed look at some of the biggest investment success stories to see how they did it and learn about their investing strategy. The Winklevoss Twins After being awarded their settlement from the lawsuit against Facebook, the Winklevoss twins decided to invest a significant portion of their money in Bitcoin. They invested $11million of the $65million they received. At that time, the price of a single bitcoin was about $120. This high-risk investment paid off handsomely and they became the first publicly known Bitcoin Billionaires, perhaps owning more than 1% of the total bitcoin in circulation. In an interview with Financial Times in 2016, the twins jointly said that they consider “Bitcoin as potentially the greatest social network because it is designed to transfer value over the internet”. They also pointed out that compared to gold, bitcoin has equal or greater foundational traits of scarcity and portability. “ “Notable Investors in Cryptocurrency §2 Michael Novogratz A self-made billionaire ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker, Novogratz has invested more than 30% of his fortune in cryptocurrency. In 2015, he announced a $500million cryptocurrency hedge fund, including $150million of his own money. Novogratz believes that “the blockchain, the computer code that underpins all cryptocurrencies, will reshape finance, just as the internet reshaped communication”. The investment thesis of Mr. Novogratz is similar to that of the Winklevoss twins. He has taken and maintains a long-term position while he trades in and out of short term moves, based on his fundamental belief in the potential and likely application of the underlying blockchain technology. By starting an investment fund in addition to his other cryptocurrency related ventures, he is demonstrating a strong fundamental grasp of the technology, including its applicability and impact across so many industries. Slide Barry Silbert In December 2014 after the US Marshal’s office seized 50,000 bitcoins from the Silk Road, Barry Silbert purchased just 2,000 of those bitcoins at $350 per coin. A few years later of course, those coins were worth millions of dollars. Barry is the founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Group (DCG) a cryptocurrency investment firm. Barry also made significant profits from Ethereum Classic, purchasing the coin in its very first days. He has invested in over 75 bitcoin related companies, including CoinDesk. As founder of the Digital Currency Group, Barry endeavors to support bitcoin and blockchain companies and accelerate the development of the global financial system. “ “Directly through Exchanges Step One: Register on a reputable cryptocurrency exchange To start investing, you first need to register on a reputable cryptocurrency exchange where you can buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Binance is a good exchange to use in this lesson. While it may or may not be the best, it is currently the largest, and they provide a very supportive layout and customer service department. You should remember, to buy most altcoins (cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin), you specifically need to use an exchange like Coinbase or Kraken that allows you to convert fiat currency into cryptocurrency. From there, if you want to trade altcoins not listed on that exchange, you will have to transfer your BTC or ETH to a larger exchange like Binance, and buy the altcoin you want, using whichever trading pair that is best suited (BTC and ETH pairs are most common). As we have already explained, if you are buying Bitcoin or any cryptocurrencies, you should invest in a wallet to safely store your coins. It is not advisable to store your BTC or other crypto on the exchanges for too long, due to hacking and other risks. “ “Directly through Exchanges Step Two: Determine your Strategy There are different ways to invest. You need to find a strategy that works for you and your specific set of skills. The value of a cryptocurrency is not defined by a formula or something out a textbook. If everyone was able to calculate the actual value of a share of stock, for example, or a bond, or other tradeable asset, then the price on an open market exchange would never move. Buyers and sellers would know exactly how much the asset is worth, so there would be no reason to sell lower or buy higher than the actual value. You need to come up with your own ideas and strategies to take advantage of market moves. Sometimes you will have a position that is contrary to the general market. Other times you might be trading in agreement with a majority of other market participants. Investors are basically separable into one of two groups of thinkers. Contrarian investors go against the crowd, swimming against the current; Momentum investors ride the wave feeling secure in the majority. Being different can be good or it can be bad. You do not always want to necessarily get caught up in the most crowded trade. “ “Things to keep in Mind Bitcoin Futures We need to mention the bitcoin futures market as another potential way to invest. Toward the close of 2017, Bitcoin started trading on two fully recognized and well-established futures markets; the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange CME. The key quote from the exchanges was “because the futures can be traded on regulated markets, it will attract investors, making the market liquid, stabilizing prices and it will not suffer from low transaction speeds of Bitcoin Exchanges.” For a risk averse investor, this offers a safer entry into cryptocurrency investing. A futures contract commits its owner to buy or sell the underlying asset, BTC, at a set price, and at a set date in the future. The investor in the futures contract does not actually own the underlying asset, but rather is trading on fluctuations in the price of the asset over a certain timeframe, as specified in the futures contract. “ “Things to keep in Mind §2 Common Pitfalls We cannot conclude this lesson without one more look at the common pitfalls a new cryptocurrency investor should avoid. The problem areas are: -Falling for scams by failing to carry out due diligence. -Relying solely upon self-acclaimed crypto gurus and experts. If you want to trade, you must understand how to read news and charts for yourself. -Too much Greed. Not taking profit when you should. It is better to take a 20% gain, than wait for a 100% gain, only to lose it all in the end. -Lacking an investment strategy or exit plan. -Not sticking to your investment plan or strategy. -Allowing emotions to rule your decisions. Chasing your losses. -Investing what you cannot afford to lose. And finally, some time-tested wisdom from Wall Street: Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered every time. (Don’t be greedy!) We cannot overemphasize the risk involved in cryptocurrency investing. The potential to make huge gains over a short period of time does not come without risk. There is no doubt that significant players in the global financial markets are entering the cryptocurrency markets too. We are likely to witness more and more government authorities trying to regulate cryptocurrencies, hopefully to the overall benefit of a healthy market. It seems safe to say we will see cryptocurrencies become more mainstream due to the intense interest from the traditional financial industry and institutional investing community all over the world. What are better ways to successfully invest in cryptocurrencies? Which pitfalls should you avoid? Learn all on successful ICOs and STOs after reading the full lesson: UBAI.co How to start your STO/ICO campaign in 2019? 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Ultimate crypto safe haven! Finally, Securing Value in Crypto is simple. X8X Token holders are granted a 0% fee for issuing X8Currency, a 100% fiat & gold backed Token. Token holders are the gatekeepers! YouTube Video Preview X8X token is also trading on: Latest X-FEED ARE CRYPTOCURRENCIES LEAVING LONG-TERM BEAR TERRITORY? On 17 July Bitcoin broke past the $7000 mark. 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X8X is an Ethereum pure utility Token, functioning as a Key for issuing X8Currency. To exchange X8Currency for fiat ($/€) with 0% fee you will need to hold a corresponding amount of X8X. X8X TOKEN SPECIFICATION Address: 0x910Dfc18D6EA3D6a7124A6F8B5458F281060fa4c Token Symbol: X8X Decimals: 18 YouTube Video Preview Utility Token Token is used as a key to access services of issuing or exchanging the X8Currency at the Issuer. Limited Cap There will be only 100.000.000 Tokens issued in the TGE, later mining is not supported. Opportunity X8X holders will be able to obtain their own X8Currency or distribute this right to others on Online Exchanges. Legislation compliant The X8X Token is issued by a Swiss-based company, approved by the Swiss Regulatory Authorities. X8 Project - Dual Token Model A revolutionary new store of value for the distributed and traditional economy brought to you by the ultimate currency. The X8 Project developed two Ethereum based Tokens: X8Currency that is fully backed with 8 fiat (cash) currencies + gold and X8X Utility Token that functions as a key to the issuance and exchange process of X8C with 0% fee. What is X8Currency (X8C)? X8Currency is an Ethereum Token, 100% backed in 8 fiat (Cash) Currencies & Gold. Each Token is represented with assets deposited on bank accounts. Assets are actively managed by the propriety software, Automatic Reserve Management AI. X8C can only be issued or exchanged for fiat with X8X Utility Tokens. fiat-gold X8Currency Facts: 100% backed with Cash & Gold assets are actively managed by proved and tested AI risk management platform ARM the most stable Crypto Currency 100% exchangeable for 8 fiat Currencies (Cash) at the Issuer for 0% fee with X8X Tokens PROVEN PROVEN Risk management AI developed over 10 years for traditional FinTech, $1B in transactions since 2015. SAFE SAFE Non-leveraged reserves in top 8 fiat currencies and gold provide unparalleled safety. LIQUID LIQUID Fiat currency foundation enables daily volume in billions without affecting the price. SECURE SECURE Triple-redundant Swiss architecture and gold reserves fully utilise the advantages of the Swiss financial ecosystem. verified Our business partner verifies that this chart represents the holdings of a live account where all trades were executed by ARM AI. View reference here. The ARM Portfolio risk management AI, which operates the reserves of the X8 currency, was developed over 10 years. It has been operational since 2015 and has generated a transaction volume of over $1 Billion for clients in the traditional financial industry. 8-Currencies-ARM-AI Fiat in X8 brings vast liquidity which can support speedy large transactions with little to no price impact. That means that X8 can scale globally and provide a sustainable solution as a financial system for more than 3,5bn people. Together with friendly nature of X8 market operations, all participants in the value chain benefit from this constructive system. X8 leverages the benefits of the Swiss financial ecosystem. Fiat funds deposited in the Swiss UBS AG, will be insured by SwissRE AG and audited daily by JP Fund Services. A store of gold currency in the safest certified storages outside the banking system serves as additional reserve for X8 currency. Swiss-setup Road map Team The team behind the X8 Currency blockchain product. Gregor is behind some of the main design features of ioNectar platform. Gregor combined natural investment perspective with advanced technology capabilities of today into a winning philosophy match. His accumulated experience comes from working as portfolio manager in institutional environment, advising funds, HNWIs and specialists in foreign exchange and other markets. GREGOR KOŽELJ CEO / Founder Tomaz with his long-term experience in business is responsible for executing the Sales strategy and tactics. The focus is to drive the business forward in creating stronger relationships, converting more prospects in gaining potential clients, increasing sales, creating operational efficiency, and lastly creating a fun and motivational environment. TOMAŽ LEPOŠA CSO His experience with entrepreneurship, business organization and sales management has given him a valuable insight into business processes and development. His approach to team management and integration makes business operation a smooth and exciting experience. ALY KULAUZOVIĆ Business development Rudolf Ströbl is a financial expert and program-developer with over 20 years of experience in various projects involving precious metals, options, equities and digital currencies. He has also developed models and algorithms in the Forex Markets. Currently he is the Managing Director of FX & Project Management GMBH in Switzerland. RUDOLF P. STRÖBL Infrastructure Francesca Greco has been a board member of several Private Equity Funds. Her focus are projects related to energy and telecommunications. She has been following closely the development of cutting-edge technologies of great potential. She is currently part of Green Brain Technologies team, where she is in charge of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs. FRANCESCA GRECO Legal Lenart manages and supervises legal aspects of the company's business. With experience at law office, he finds working in the area of finance an opportunity to expand his skills and understanding of legal dimensions of finance. LENART KMETIČ Communications & Legal support Phil is an expert problem solver with a background in finance and communications. He has been a most welcome addition to the team, especially in terms of strategy and sharpening message clarity. He has more than 20 years of active experience in bringing together businesses from Western, Central and Eastern Europe by means of eliminating cultural differentiation. PHIL LAWRENCE Communications An IT expert with years of participation in the world of cryptocurrencies. His experience in computer programming and knowledge of IT is a valuable contribution to the company. The products of ioNectar gave him an opportunity to employ his skills in a new and exciting way. He is also responsible for ICO communication. ALEN OBERSTAR Communications With background in social sciences and focus on collapse of complex systems, he welcomed the opportunity to explore issues of financial stability. His passion for research led him to become one of the main contributors to the company's xfeed. He is also in charge of TGE communication. DAVID PREŽELJ Communications Urban is a long-time cryptocurrency enthusiast with a passion for ICO/TGE research. With his expertise in developing and leading teams he has developed a strategic plan to achieve the successful launch of the X8 TGE project. His strategic vision has assisted in bringing together the existing talents of the X8 team in a coherent manner. URBAN ALJANČIČ TGE / ICO project manager Simon is a seasoned computer expert with an extensive range of programing skills in different computer languages. As the CTO of ioNectar he knows the area of the platform client and manages technological releases of the product. He is creativity driven with insight in new products development and is behind different original aspects of the platform. SIMON HOHLER CTO Ervin is a specialist in IT. He brings together his broad technical proficiency from computer science and manages all main IT administration perspectives of ioNectar. Work in specialized software and electronics product solutions is his passion which he has been following. Through persistent expansion of his ability Ervin proved many times he is an IT authority. ERVIN MARGUČ CIO A computer programmer proficient in several computer languages. He is involved in developing the key components of the ioNectar technology. He is eager to use his knowledge to build bridges between blokchain technology and the world of traditional finance. ERGIM RAMADAN IT Sofia is in charge of visual presentations and design strategies at ioNectar. The dedicated and enthusiastic team around her created the right environment for her to express her artistic sensibilities and passion for aesthetics in every aspect of the company's presentations. SOFIA KULAUZOVIĆ Corporate look & design Advisory Board The team behind the X8 Currency blockchain product. Peter Kristensen is the CEO of JP Integra LLC US, an international finance service group providing administrative and management services to owners and managers of international private capital. PETER KRISTENSEN Financial specialist Olaf Chalmer is a financial advisor with decades of experience in the banking sector who, among other things, offers guidance to investors in financial sector. Currently he is the president of the Swiss Management, Ltd, a consulting company oriented towards clients from Eastern Europe. OLAF CHALMER B2B placement A progressive investment professional with more than 2 decades of experience in top level banks. Mikkel is advising globally on interest rate and FX risk and manages alpha driven G10 portfolios. He is running independent trading & advisory business, is also a specialist in market making and sits on several investment management boards. MIKKEL THORUP Foreign exchange field Marcus von Goetz is a seasoned bondspecialist and trader. During his career he held key bondstrading positions at several prominent financial institutions. He is also a financial advisor for larger market participants. Currently his expertise is available to institutional clients and venture capital entrepreneurs through VG&S Business Development. MARCUS VON GOETZ Business development With a background in finance and an enthusiasm for blockchain technology attorney Peter Merc PhD is the ideal legal consultant for TGEs. He is a member of the supervisory board of Slovenian systemic bank and cofounder of Lemur Legal, a legal company promoting digital transformation. He helps transform TGEs in legally compliant enterprises. PETER MERC, PH.D. Legal advice Simon Cocking is a seasoned business mentor to TGEs and a senior editor at Irish Tech News. He is also an experienced public speaker at events including TEDx and Web Summit. He is a crypto connoisseur and has to date successfully advised and mentored 18 TGEs. He has also founded six prosperous companies. SIMON COCKING Digital Marketing Branko Drobnak is a former investment banker with more than 25 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship. 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Jim Preissler, CEO AMA Session On Telegram, Friday 13 July 2018 - Everything!
For those of you who like to go through everything in their correct order to get context, here is the full AMA from beginning to end. Knock yourself out. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:01] Hi everyone Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:01] [In reply to Henry] The first 1000 will receive email either on 16 or 17, but before exchange actually launch. Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:01] Jim in the house! ?? Crypto Bling, [14.07.18 00:01] Hi jim trade.io, [14.07.18 00:01] Hello Jim! Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:01] [ GIF ] TSas, [14.07.18 00:01] Hello Jim S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:02] Hello jim Satish, [14.07.18 00:02] Wassup man! Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:02] Been busy getting ready for the launch and signing some more partnerships for us Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:02] Hi Jim Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:02] Good morning / afternoon / evening / go to bed to all of you! Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:03] [In reply to Jim Preissler] [ GIF ] Le Tai, [14.07.18 00:03] Hi Jim Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:03] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] yeah, thats exactly how I feel Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:04] Nice to hear the new partnerships S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:05] Hey S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:05] Jim can u tell me which all coins will be listed intialy?? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:06] [In reply to S Aggarwal] Initial will be the basic, big coins, but then will roll out a ton after, especially ERC20 Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:06] Have a bunch of listings and ICO clients that will come out quickly as well trade.io, [14.07.18 00:06] Hi Jim, here's a question and a suggestion from Phil(@PhilWall10):
When the calculator will be available for the lp pool?
I would like to see a 1% bonus for the first day that the exchange is Trading ,just for investors that held over 25,000 Tio's something like that would be nice.
Zeep, [14.07.18 00:06] hi Jim S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:07] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I am asking for those 10 basis ones Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:07] [In reply to S Aggarwal] is there a particular one that you are driving towards? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:07] Eos S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:07] Xrp Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:08] I can help out here, as the list came up a short time ago: BTC - Bitcoin BCH - Bitcoin Cash ETH- Ethereum LTC - Litecoin TIO - TradeToken USDT - May be available right at launch or at the very least within 2-3 days following launch TSas, [14.07.18 00:08] Jim, here's a question: What are the plans with FX Primus? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:08] [In reply to S Aggarwal] Both those require testing, ERC20 will be sooner S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:08] [In reply to Jim Preissler] K Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:09] Jim, Can you speak any on the progress with regards to regulations in the various jurisdictions? Which jurisdictions is trade.io currently focusing on, or which is top priority at the moment? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:09] Also can u please tell me approx figures u have earned out of ico consultantancy..? Just to have a idea about profit in ico S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:10] Also what is your status for regulatory licences?? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:10] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Working on HK, Singapore, Switzerland, Malta right now as the bigger ones. Smaller ones as well. We are meeting with regulators in the US as well HODL Droid, [14.07.18 00:10] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Same question + will TIO be tradeable with other comodities listed under FX Primus ? Jimmy Choo, [14.07.18 00:10] Hello, Jim. My question is : After the exchange has been launched, how is the price movement of TIO in the future? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:10] Are u also acuiring one for india?? Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:10] I want to ask when can we have the new Roadmap? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:11] [In reply to S Aggarwal] @JimPreissler Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:11] Lets hold until Jim clears these questions. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:12] [In reply to Jimmy Choo] you tell me Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:12] [In reply to Jim Preissler] :)) Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:12] [In reply to S Aggarwal] India is unclear as to regulations right now Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:12] [In reply to Ro$€] After exchange and LP launches Le Tai, [14.07.18 00:13] When exchange platform support fiat? Thank you Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:13] [In reply to HODL Droid] @biggiepaul will get back to you S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:14] [In reply to S Aggarwal] @JimPreissler please answer this as well Jimmy Choo, [14.07.18 00:14] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Do you not have any estimation for it? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:14] [In reply to Le Tai] soon, there is no regulatory issue, just want to scale into features Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:14] [In reply to HODL Droid] Most likely not, as its a crytpo asset so it will be traded against other cryptos. Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:15] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Can you clearer on that? Will we have connect with bank account, convert directly into fiat? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:15] @JimPreissler what is the ETA for decentralised exchange?? Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:15] Hi Jim, could you tell me when LP will full launch? After 30 days of exchange? And the profit of LP will count from the 1st day of exchange launch? Morbidus, [14.07.18 00:16] Will Trade.io move to comply with the SEC and other regulatory bodies worldwide as they ask for information on customer protections, etc? TSas, [14.07.18 00:16] [In reply to TSas] Answer pls Jim Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:16] Guys, kindly hold off on the rapid fire q's, pls let Jim answer one at a time Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:16] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] profit starts immediately, LP will launch after 30 days Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:17] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Full launch or Beta launch? Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:17] [In reply to Jimmy Choo] Impossible to know, however, we are actively exploring moving TIO to exclusively to be traded on trade.io exchange and delist from other exchanges, for more control over price manipulation. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:17] [In reply to Morbidus] Already started, meetings already happening. We will do what we can to eliminate insider trading, wash trading, bots, fake volumes, all the bad things that hurt customers and plague other exchnges Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:18] [In reply to S Aggarwal] There is no ETA at this time, we're fully focused on making sure we have a flawless centralized exchange and execute on the liquidity pool. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:18] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] there is no more beta, full launch is next week Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:18] [In reply to Jim Preissler] ???? Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I mean the about the LP Morbidus, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Jim Preissler] great thanks Crypto Bling, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Sweet???? Tommy Vu, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Jim Preissler] ?????? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] profits start accumulating next week Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] Whats solution in the future to avoid sth like Bitforex? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:19] @JimPreissler will Tio offer margin trading?? " Not giving away CS, CAS and TIO", [14.07.18 00:19] When 1 tio Zeep, [14.07.18 00:19] how much coin exchange? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:19] [In reply to Ro$€] they picked us up on their own S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:20] And What about futures and options (F&O)[email protected] Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:20] [In reply to S Aggarwal] We will, working with risk mgmt to get it structured Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:20] [In reply to Ro$€] Impossible to prevent a supposed decentralized exchange from listing TIO Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:20] [In reply to S Aggarwal] Talking to some vendors specifically about this as possible partners Jimmy Choo, [14.07.18 00:20] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] Thank you, Jim. Hope exchange is a hit. ?? Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:21] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] LP not sooner than 1 month following exchange launch Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:21] [In reply to Jimmy Choo] It will be unlike anything anyone has seen yet. Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:21] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Maybe question is about the launch only being for 1000 people. Is LP being targeted launching 30 days after July 17th? or after it is fully available unlimited> S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:21] @JimPreissler will Tio have algo trading?? Zeep, [14.07.18 00:21] jim. how much coin exchange? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:22] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] the limitation to 1000 is not really for technology reasons, its more to allow customer support to get feet under them before we pummel them Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:22] Jim, I know this a tough one, but there is a lot of specuative thoughts around what LP will share when it starts, and I saw way too optimistic, in my view. Today, the expectation of nothing will be distributed on the first month and lots will be distributed that will make TIO moon are two events of equal probability, at least for me. Can give us a better directions that any of this outcome is not a 50/50 probability? Or being more direct, how much can we expect from LP daily payouts in the first month? Nothing at all? Something more than current airdrops program? Or much more than current airdrops? thank you. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:22] [In reply to S Aggarwal] talking to a partner on that currently as well Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:22] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I mean which version of LP will launch after 30 days of exchange full launch? Beta version LP or full version LP? I see the new road map on trade.io website, it has beta LP. Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:23] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] there is only a full version of LP, there is no beta version of LP Zeep, [14.07.18 00:23] jim. how much coin list on exchange? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:23] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Fantastic S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:23] @JimPreissler just a confirmation that u have wavied trading fee but we will get other income like spread in lp for 17 july to 17 aug (30 days after launch)?? Crypto Bling, [14.07.18 00:23] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Nice???? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:23] [In reply to Hiro S] The exchange needs to ramp and generate volume, then the LP will have meaningful distributions Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:24] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] not sooner or not later? Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:24] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] ??, thank you. Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:24] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Note, that its 1K on Day 1, looking to open up to many thousands, within only a few days following launch Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:24] [In reply to Zeep] depends on volume and user base of the coin. send details to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) TSas, [14.07.18 00:24] Jim, what are the plans with FX Primus? Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:25] [In reply to TSas] Hey Tsas, i can help with that one. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:25] [In reply to S Aggarwal] correct, only trading fee waived initially Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:25] [In reply to TSas] The current initiative with FXP, is to accept TIO as a deposit method, then eventually allow TIO to be traded on the platform. Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:25] Which users will have profit from LP in the first 2 months? Only the first 1000? Any new formula to calculate S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:26] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Thanks for confirmation Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:26] [In reply to Grimlock] Definitely not sooner, and might be later. Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:26] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] Thank you, now knowing that is is limited release based mainly to help support team, it is a lot clearer.. Gives assurance that team is confident on the technology side TSas, [14.07.18 00:26] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] ?? thanks Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:26] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] No worries though, as revenue generated will be calculated from Day 1 of the launch Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:27] Obviously, the success of the LP is directly tied to success of exchange Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:27] [In reply to Jim Preissler] and vice versa i suppose Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:27] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] People harder to scale then tech Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:27] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Correct, there is no level of training that can prepare support/finance, etc. once live users come through the door. This is not our first rodeo with running brokerages, so we understand its a completely different ballgame once the bright lights are on. S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:28] @JimPreissler will there be something which tells the days profit with its details for transperancy before lp launch? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:28] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] so, revenue generated to this point, through ICO consultancy, etc... is not included in LP? Only what is generated after exchange launch? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:28] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] They said eariler it will be included Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:28] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] As i remember, it is included Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:28] [In reply to S Aggarwal] There will be a LP distribution amount widget, but not promising that before LP launch Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:29] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] I stand corrected, you're correct, ICO consultancy rev's will be included regardless when exchange launches. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:29] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] its included Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:29] You guys ROCK!! Crypto Bling, [14.07.18 00:29] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] +1 Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:29] ???????????????????????????? Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:29] Which users will get it and how? Tommy Vu, [14.07.18 00:30] [In reply to Crypto Bling] ?? Jimmy Choo, [14.07.18 00:30] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] +10 Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:30] [In reply to Crypto Bling] [ Photo ] S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:30] Is there any hardware wallet also as a gift from selfkey partnership?? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:30] Like airdrop Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:30] [In reply to S Aggarwal] ? not sure of Q Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:31] My question pls Jim Hai Nguyen, [14.07.18 00:31] How is about Blossom wallet? Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:31] [In reply to Ro$€] .. S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:32] Can u please tell security measures taken for exchange... As these days many exchanges are being hacked even the so called best exchange i.e. binance , bancor etc Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:32] [In reply to Hai Nguyen] That wallet is under development, which makes it easier to participate in ICOs, have KYC, etc. Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:32] [In reply to S Aggarwal] And on that note.... Are there plans to provide insurance against hacking? If wallets get hacked is it guaranteed that owners will get all their tokens back? One suggestion is that part of the undistributed funds from the LP (due to tiers with percentages less than 100%) can be used to offer such insurance, If unnecessary...if not, could be retained by the company …Security is obviously of the utmost importance especially if trade.io is targeting institutional investors. This insurance would bring extra peace of mind. Johnson, [14.07.18 00:33] Jim, what measures will be taken to boost the trading volume of TIO token after launch of exchange. With liquidity pool, I think the volume might be very low as it is today DeviLpaL ~ trade.io Moderator, [14.07.18 00:33] Hold on guys. Let jim answer Q one by one Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:33] There was some thoughts that running costs would eat up the revenues that was already generated from consultancy arm that would left very few to be distributed. COuld you tell us this is not the case? And in general, costs to be subracted from LP is only direct costs that affects it, could you confirm that as well? thank you. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:33] [In reply to S Aggarwal] We have inhouse, outside team, cloudflare, fireeye, etc. S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:34] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] I think the undistributed profit (as for those having less than 100%) will add to profit of next day Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:34] [In reply to Jim Preissler] the important question is still: in case of any hacking, are we guaranteed our tokens back? Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:34] [In reply to Jim Preissler] To elaborate, virtually all client assets are kept in cold storage as well. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:34] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] We are lookng for ans on that, so I like the suggestion. Nothing definative yet Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:35] [In reply to S Aggarwal] I believe any undistributed for the day would be retained daily Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:35] [In reply to Grimlock] Agree, noone can say i am unhackable Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:36] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Thank you Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 00:36] [In reply to Ro$€] There is no company in the universe that is "unhackable" DeviLpaL ~ trade.io Moderator, [14.07.18 00:36] Ro$€: Which users will have profit from LP in the first 2 months? Only the first 1000? Any new formula to calculate Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:36] [In reply to Johnson] if you look at the token economics of TIO, it is deisgned to be more like a berkshire hathaway than a high volume penny stock. The goal is to drive value, not volume. The more value we create, and with low float, this will be good for price S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:37] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] At the end what to do with it ...it will keep on accumulating .... Better to distribute Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:37] [In reply to Paul Johnson -trade.io] We are not skimping in any areas or security, it is a high priority S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:38] [In reply to S Aggarwal] I think jim should clarify on this Ray Zhang, [14.07.18 00:38] Any news about the license? Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:38] [In reply to Grimlock] I would like to ask what the solution if that ever happens. For sure, i dont want it :) but i want to know S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:38] Do we have any security feature like bnt had to freeze [email protected] Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:39] [In reply to S Aggarwal] what was the orig Q again :) Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:39] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I definitely like that. ;) S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:40] [In reply to Jim Preissler] The question is that... What will happen to the undistributed profit due to people having less than 100% profit share in lp?? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:40] [In reply to S Aggarwal] @Guitarplyr Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:40] [In reply to Jim Preissler] concerning undistributed LP profits, they do not roll over, correct? Retained daily by the company? Soroush, [14.07.18 00:41] Talking about licenses, Jim, can you tell us which one is your top priority? US, Swiss, FX? Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:41] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I simpatize with this “insurance” would be also a nice promo tool on top of all top security measures and if security play its roles it will be an asset that company will have anyway. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:41] [In reply to Ro$€] We will xplore insurance and other things, but same ans for all of crypto, there is nothing like FDIC yet Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:41] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Or put into seperate fund, to provide insurance, buy back and burn programs, etc... :) Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:42] [In reply to S Aggarwal] cover down days is the main use Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:42] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] those can all be considered Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:43] [In reply to Soroush] scroll up a bit S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:43] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] This will be nice i think first to set aside 10%profit for buy and burn Tio and to distribute 50-50 (i.e. 45% of total ) to mgt and lp S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:43] @JimPreissler Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:43] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Its why I love this company, project, and vision so much Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:43] [In reply to Soroush] U r bit late buddy Hiro S, [14.07.18 00:45] [In reply to Hiro S] @JimPreissler can u comment on this pls. I think if LP is able to share good profits on first days that would be good marketing and this may possible because of accumulated revenues. samy101, [14.07.18 00:45] This is promising and time to buy more Tio’s. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:45] [In reply to S Aggarwal] too early to be planning or discussing buybacks at this point, most don't fully understand the long term ramifications of this anyway. Most crypto doing this haven't thought it all the way through, but that is discussion for another day Den, [14.07.18 00:46] Hello guys, hi Jim! Got a question about negative days for LP. I don't really understand how it can be, exchange should stop trading and other revenue streams should be off for that day? Oliver, [14.07.18 00:46] Are you guys familiar with Ian Balina? He was hinting to an exchange partnership in his last video. The company will sponsor his world tour and meetup. It is not binance so I was hoping it could be TIO haha Oliver, [14.07.18 00:46] *that's for Jim or BD Johnson, [14.07.18 00:46] Jim, regarding trading TIO on competitors exchange. Are there plan to get TIO de-listed from other centralized exchange? This is necessary to avoid price manipulation. Also, is it possible that these exchange refuse to de-list TIO when you request? Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:47] [In reply to Johnson] Thats answered, up buddy Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:47] [In reply to Den] There is risk making markets and providing liquidity Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:48] [In reply to Johnson] They could refuse S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:48] [In reply to Oliver] +1 S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:49] @JimPreissler is that exchange he is saying TIO Hugo Cruz, [14.07.18 00:49] What r the rewards for someone the buys TIO now before launch of exchange? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:49] [In reply to Hugo Cruz] Capital gains Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:49] [In reply to Hugo Cruz] Capital appreciation. S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:49] [In reply to Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin] U are late S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:49] Haha Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:50] I know.. Hugo Cruz, [14.07.18 00:50] [In reply to S Aggarwal] Thats wut they said when bitcoin was 20k. Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:50] [In reply to DeviLpaL ~ trade.io Moderator] One more time Jim :) Q still Scarlet ~ trade.io Admin, [14.07.18 00:51] [In reply to Hugo Cruz] 30 cents vs 20k, c'mon man. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:51] [In reply to Oliver] I am going to find that Bitconnect guy! BITTTCOONNNEECTTT! S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:51] [In reply to Johnson] @JimPreissler please answer this Oliver, [14.07.18 00:51] [In reply to Jim Preissler] hahahaha Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:51] [In reply to Ro$€] We are only limiting to 1000 until customer service, and any other issues are under control Leo Elias, [14.07.18 00:52] [In reply to Jim Preissler] [ ?? Sticker ] Dmitry K, [14.07.18 00:52] [In reply to Jim Preissler] [ GIF ] Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:52] Are MEW or other wallets going to be integrated in such a way as to make it possible to be able to participate in the LP without having them on the exchange? If this is actually possible that is. Will Private Keys be made available to the holders of the wallets in trade.io? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:52] [In reply to Jim Preissler] ?????? Oliver, [14.07.18 00:52] [ GIF ] Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:53] [In reply to Johnson] yes, we will try to pull down elsewhere. no guarantees they will do it though S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:53] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] It will make no sense for company. To share profit withour using assets Ro$€, [14.07.18 00:53] [In reply to Jim Preissler] That was cleared up, but how to distribute the LP profits from Ico, which custumers? Or we need the formular till LP launched? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:54] [In reply to S Aggarwal] Asking mainly for other community members who are looking for answers from managment S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:54] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Np Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:55] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] yeah, also not sure on security on that as well. May be part of hybrid DEX solution Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:56] [In reply to S Aggarwal] And transaction fees would be high, since every transaction would be recorded on BC, cant really use ledger. Not ideal overall Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:56] Couple more questions from community members... Are there any updates on the Angel Investors Program? What roles do Kosmos, Plutus VC and Blockway Capital play in the Angels Investors Program? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:56] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Thank you for those answers Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:57] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] We are sending them deals to look at where they know we already did KYC, took a first pass, etc. They are also bring us deals to look at as well Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:58] couple more minutes, then going to lunch! S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:58] Will Tio place there own buy and sell orders toaintain liquidity?? Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:58] [In reply to Jim Preissler] one last question from me, Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:58] are you confident that we are all going to the moon? Grimlock, [14.07.18 00:59] ?? Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 00:59] [In reply to Grimlock] ?????? Satish, [14.07.18 00:59] ???????? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 00:59] [In reply to S Aggarwal] @JimPreissler Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 00:59] [In reply to Grimlock] how much trading are you going to do :) Hiro S, [14.07.18 01:00] [In reply to Hiro S] @JimPreissler can comment on that pls, thank you. Soroush, [14.07.18 01:00] Jim, will we have any kind of voting system for new coin listings? Can you tell us anything about your plans on how new listings will be done? Would TIO owners have any privileges over others? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:00] [In reply to S Aggarwal] We will keep risk low initially, but over time us and outside (insitutional) providers will be doing this Grimlock, [14.07.18 01:00] [In reply to Jim Preissler] am just going to hold. buckle up and sit tight. is that alright with you? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:00] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Very less ... As i am all in in TIO and now dont have any penny to trade Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:01] [In reply to Hiro S] You mean operations??? No that is covered from our 50% Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 01:01] Any fear that the initial 1000 will be doing no trading since they are loyal TIO holders, and all-in already? ?????? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:02] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] Yes???? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:02] [In reply to S Aggarwal] . Hiro S, [14.07.18 01:02] [In reply to Jim Preissler] ok, it is clearer now. thank you. Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:02] [In reply to Dustin McDaniel] then we add more Leo Elias, [14.07.18 01:03] Uscitizen when ? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:03] [In reply to Hiro S] An "expenese" would be an affiliate commission or something like that, not operations Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:04] [In reply to Soroush] we are not looking to limit coins by any means, just need a controlled process to roll them out Hiro S, [14.07.18 01:04] [In reply to Jim Preissler] understand even better now. :) S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:04] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Good... So approx how many coins before lp launch?? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:04] [In reply to Leo Elias] hopefully soon, been talking to FINRA and SEC Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:05] [In reply to S Aggarwal] We will get to EOS and XRP pretty soon :) S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:05] Haha S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:06] [In reply to Jim Preissler] I want others too as have economic interest via lp Jali, [14.07.18 01:06] [Forwarded from .] Ok Tnx Got it Leo Elias, [14.07.18 01:06] [In reply to Jim Preissler] [ ?? Sticker ] Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 01:06] [In reply to Jim Preissler] ???? Johnson, [14.07.18 01:07] I Missed response on licenses, can someone please repost? S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:07] [In reply to S Aggarwal] @JimPreissler any estimate Ro$€, [14.07.18 01:08] Any plan that we can store Tio in hardware wallet like Ledge Nano? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:08] [In reply to S Aggarwal] ERC20 - we are looking at rolling out maybe 200 as soon as possible, but priority is on listing clients and ICO clients Dustin McDaniel, [14.07.18 01:08] [In reply to Johnson] Working on HK, Singapore, Switzerland, Malta right now as the bigger ones. Smaller ones as well. We are meeting with regulators in the US as well S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:08] [In reply to Jim Preissler] K Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:08] [In reply to S Aggarwal] And for you, EOS and XRP S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:09] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Thanks trade.io, [14.07.18 01:09] [In reply to Johnson] I'll PM you Soroush, [14.07.18 01:09] [In reply to Jim Preissler] Consider Tezos too plz, right now they only have two low-key exchanges available with high fees Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:09] [In reply to Soroush] sure Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:09] Maybe they can pay us to list them :) Jack, [14.07.18 01:10] hi Jim, which kind of wallet we are using after exchange go live? Jim Preissler, [14.07.18 01:10] OK, I have a hot lunch date with my 5 year old. I will be back on here in a bit. Thanks everyone!!! Jack, [14.07.18 01:10] cos Blossom is under development Hiro S, [14.07.18 01:11] Thank you Jim, very quality AMA! trade.io, [14.07.18 01:11] Thanks Jim! S Aggarwal, [14.07.18 01:11] Thanks jim for ama @JimPreissler Johnson, [14.07.18 01:11] Thanks Jim! Enjoy your lunch Ro$€, [14.07.18 01:12] Thank you Grimlock, [14.07.18 01:12] ok guys, AMA is over. Time to load up your TIO bags and check in! Jack, [14.07.18 01:12] [In reply to Jack] hi @Trade_IO, could you answer this? trade.io, [14.07.18 01:13] For your Q's please drop Admins a PM. We will collect your Q's and forward it to Jim. The AMA with Jim will also be uploaded on our Reddit page. Thank you! ???, [14.07.18 01:13] Jim,I strongly recommend that you develop app!! Paul Johnson -trade.io, [14.07.18 01:13] Thanks Jim, Admin, and of course the TIOnauts...great dialogue as usual
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