Moonlight Token

Moonlight (LX) [Profile] – Token Information

What Is Moonlight?

Moonlight is a decentralized project management and workplace platform that is built on the NEO blockchain. Targeted towards freelancers, it has a variety of features that are designed to help people recruit talent and scale workforces. Tasks completed on the platform are published as part of a user’s ‘resume’ on NEO’s public ledger.

The platform incorporates matchmaking protocols and trustless datasets to help connect people together to get projects finished. A global marketplace will give people the ability to bid on projects that are posted by other organizations or individuals.

 

Why Moonlight?

 The Moonlight team says their platform will become the “premier blockchain-based talent matching platform.” The Moonlight marketplace is generally designed for workers who are part-time, so they are asked to bid on projects based on the number of hours they are able to work.

Resumes registered on the blockchain ensure information is accurate and valid, and the platform will use historical data to track how long users take to finish tasks. This gives project issuers another way to evaluate potential freelance candidates. Additionally, Moonlight lets contractors set token incentives at certain stages of the work process to encourage people to complete projects.

 

Tokenization/Token Utility

Moonlight’s LUX token is a NEP-5 token that has many similarities to NEO. Those holding LUX will be able to get GAS that’s proportional to their holdings. Any remittances/payments with LUX on the platform will result in lower fees for everyone involved.

 

Token Sale/ICO

According to the whitepaper, 25% of the 1,000,000,000 tokens will be available for a a public sale in Q2 2018. The public token sale will accept NEO and GAS. The team says all distributed tokens will use a tiered vesting system to ensure the sale is not exploited for fast returns.

 

Team Members

Moonlight’s team is well-built out and has a number of professionals in development, cryptocurrency, and programming. Many team members are associated with City of Zion, which is a well-known NEO development team. Moonlight co-founder Tyler B. Adams is a co-founder for City of Zion, and blockchain developer Chris Birmingham is a City of Zion Developer.

Advisors include Ethan Fast, creator of the NEO wallet and Nathaniel Walpole, the designer of NeoScan.

 

Partnerships

The Moonlight team has secured a number of high-level partnerships. Partners include City of Zion, nOS, which is an operating system that is designed to interact with blockchains. Team members from nOS are set to build several features and modules for Moonlight.

Other partners include the VDT network, which is a decentralized computer system for generated imagery.

 

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Arweave (AR) [Profile] – Token Information

What Is Arweave?

Arweave is a brand-new blockchain protocol for storing data on a ledger. It has a couple of differences from traditional blockchains.

Arweave provides a list of hash blocks so people can verify older blocks and evaluate newer ones. It also offers a list of active wallets in order to check transactions without having to run the block. The mechanisms in Arweave are based upon PoA (proof of access) and PoW (proof of work). The overall idea of the project is to foster cheap and permanent storage onchain.

 

Why Arweave?

The company says Arweave is valuable for a couple of reasons. They explain how it will serve as a secure data storage solution and as a good infrastructure layer for dApps that need data immutability, like for news sites.

Arweave also incorporates a concept known as blockshadows that differs from traditional blockchain networks. Instead of passing new blocks to each node, Arweave just sends a small piece of the ‘shadow’ block. This gives network nodes the ability to restore an entire block.

 

Tokenization

 Arweave uses the native AR token. The tokens are necessary in order to store information, and payments made by users are distributed to miners as a reward. Miners are responsible for storing and maintaining the information. AR tokens can also be stored inside of a native wallet.

 

Token Sale/ICO

The project’s token sale took place in early June and saw the fundraising goal of $8,700,000 USD met. The token price was $0.73 USD to 1 AR, and 66,000,000 total tokens were available.

 

Team Members

Arweave has an experienced and robust team. Co-founder & CEO Sam Williams has worked on a number of projects relating to decentralized system design and implementation. Co-founder and CTO William Jones is currently a PhD candidate studying the nexus of computer science, graph theory, and neuroscience.

Advisors include Jesper Noehr, former CEO of Bitbucket, Anthony Ryan, Head of Growth at Quantstamp, and Julian Lenz, Techstars mentor and angel investor.

 

Partnerships

Arweave has agreed to a number of strategic partnerships in order to help product development. Team members are working with Shelf.Network, a decentralized auction house, to help flesh out the data storage layer. Shelf.Networks’ native chain will record a reference to the data stored by Arweave.

The team is also working with European university clinic Charite to build a peer-reviewed online biomedical journal. Arweave is currently set to help store submitted research data so it can be publically available and immutable.

Arweave has also been chosen as one of the members for Techstar’s 2018 accelerator program. Techstars is well-known for their mentoring structure that gives companies access to industry leaders. Uber and Digital Ocean are some alumni of the accelerator program.

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Ultra (UTA) [Profile] – Token Information

What Is Ultra?

Ultra is a next-generation game distribution platform that intends to give players and developers more options and a chance to escape current monopolies in the gaming industry. The platform will be a PC publishing marketplace that intends to reward developers more fairly and assist with game marketing, all with the power of blockchain technology.

The Ultra team says in their whitepaper how more than 88% of the PC gaming market is currently untapped, but many developers who operate outside of Steam run into a lot of trouble relating to publicizing their games and keeping pace with Steam’s influence. Blockchain technology makes payments an instantaneous process and can help decentralize in a myriad of other ways, and Ultra believes their platform will foster gaming innovation by developers and incentivize users via a token economy that doles out referral bonuses and other digital goods.

 

FEATURES

Ultra’s platform combines a variety of technology and features that have been developed over several years. Players using Ultra will be able to play a game even before it is fully downloaded thanks to a content distribution system that keeps downloading data while people are playing. This technology also encompasses automatic game updates and error recovery, and has been licensed to a number of leading companies, like Adobe, Riot, and Zenimax.

Users will have access to Ultra’s advertisement technology, which is designed to help product promotion with Ultra Coins that can be earned from sales. The program also includes a revenue sharing system that lets people receive payment after authorizing ads on the Ultra platform.

The platform will incorporate a number of engagement features into gameplay and usage, including text and voice chat and feeds displaying top content and leading news.

 

Token Sale/ICO

All purchases will be conducted with smart contracts that mandate the use of Ultra Coins, otherwise known as UTA tokens. Features like loyalty programs, advertisements, and digital goods trading are conducted with UTA tokens. Right now, the team says their token generation event will take place during Q3 of 2018.

Total Token Supply: 1,950,000,000

Hardcap:  $52,000,000

Team

The team is made up of experienced video game industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Co-CEO David Hanson was a top executive at a video game studio that was bought by Kingsoft and was the CEO of a $100 million game console project called Xiaobawang. Co-CEO Nicholas Gilot was the CSO of Xiaobawang and has boosted revenue on a number of game/app projects.

Advisors include Edward Moalem, former Senior Director & Manager at Apple and Google, and Ritche Corpus, Head of Worldwide Content and Director of SW Alliances at AMD. Overall, Ultra currently has more than 32 full-time team members.

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Agora (VOTE) [Profile] – Token Information

Agora is a blockchain-based solution for today’s voting systems to help people conduct and carry out free and fair elections across the world. First formed as a voting technology company back in 2015, the team worked with a number of cryptographers and security scientists to build a blockchain voting solution to ensure that votes cast are verified, unaltered, and accessible to outside analysis.

 

Why Agora?

Many conventional voting systems, like electronic machines and paper ballots, are prone to error and inefficient. Many electronic voting machines have faced security vulnerabilities that have placed vote validity in jeopardy, especially since they can be susceptible to hacking. Even when the voting process is smooth, many electronic machines have short lifespans and are costly to replace.

Paper ballots can result in large costs for printing, transportation, counting, and security, and establishing physical voting stations across large areas can be very expensive and difficult. Paper ballots also only have as much integrity as the administrators who are in charge of tabulating results. Agora believes their blockchain solution will solve these two major issues in a way that will help cut election costs and be easy to integrate.

How Agora Works

The actual Agora architecture encompasses five different layers that interact with each other to ensure a secure voting environment. The Bulletin Board blockchain provides an immutable record of election data that can be accessed by those with the right authentication. The Bulletin Board interacts with the Cotena layer, which provides decentralized immunity to data on the permissions layer.

The Bitcoin blockchain records all transactions on Bitcoin’s network. Cotena stores a hash of the most recent Skipblock inside of a Bitcoin transaction opcode. The Valeda layer validates election results and serves as the final public evidence that data is valid. The Agora team will provide a toolkit for people to audit through Valeda, but it is possible to audit using custom code. Finally, Votapp is the application layer of the platform that lets people participate in an election, or write applications to make processes more user-friendly.

 

Token Sale/ICO

The VOTE token serves as the asset for the entire Agora ecosystem. It helps incentivize people and groups to contribute towards secure elections. Users can potentially be rewarded for verifying their votes and auditing the results of other elections. There will be a total token supply of one billion, with each VOTE token costing $0.051 each. The pre-ICO started on May 1st, and the main ICO is currently scheduled to commence on August 30th.

Symbol: VOTE (ERC-20)
Token Sale:  September 15, 2018
Hard Cap: $20,000,000  (50% of token supply)

Total Tokens:  1,000,000,000
Whitelist: https://agora.vote/whitelist

Agora Team

CEO Leonardo Gammar holds degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and has run venture capital and algorithmic trading investment funds. Advisors include Jaron Lukasiewicz, founder of Coinsetter, and Prabhakar Reddy, investor at Accel Partners. Project ambassadors include H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the sixth President of Mauritius, and Kateryna Yushchenko, Professor at the Banking University of Ukraine.

 

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Kepler Technologies

Kepler Technologies (KEP) [Profile]

Kepler Technologies aims to create a worldwide marketplace where robot, artificial intelligence, and other high-tech start-ups can connect with interested investors who are ready to fund projects. The platform will utilize algorithms to offer people investment opportunities via tokenized assets that are backed with tangible assets like land, high-tech lab equipment and other products.

 

Why Kepler?

The continued development of artificial intelligence and robotics has placed society in the midst of a major technological revolution. Technology of all types has become inseparable in the daily lives of billions of people, but continued innovation and development is usually centralized in the hands of a few major companies that control the lion’s share of the market.

The Kepler marketplace will help spurn on technological breakthroughs as new and modern advancements receive funding in a transparent manner. Aside from the creation of robotic and AI solutions to different problems, another goal for Kepler is the creation of a decentralized distribution system that shares wealth and profits to users in an even manner.

The team has also acquired 550,00 square meters of land in the country of Georgia to use for infrastructure concerning the design, production, and testing of robots.

 

Token Utility

The KEP token is an ERC20 token that will be used on the platform to invest and access the Kepler platform. Investors who buy tokens will be able to see how they have been used. Tokens can also be used to buy robots, licenses, AI subscription services, and products that are associated with partnership ventures.

 

Token Sale

Kepler’s pre-ICO is currently scheduled from May 22nd until June 6th. The ICO is currently scheduled to start on June 26th and run until July 17th. The team says there will be a maximum supply of 100,000,000 KEP tokens that will be priced at $1.25 each, with a total hard cap of $62.5 million.

Symbol: KEP
Presale: May 22, 2018 – June 6, 2018
Token Sale: June 26, 2017 – July 27, 2018
Softcap: $10,000,000
Hardcap: $62,500,000
Price: 1 KEP = $1.25
Available Tokens for Sale:  61,000,000
Token Supply:  100,000,000
Whitelist: TBA

 

Fundraising

The company has received a significant amount of attention from those in the cryptocurrency world. Investors contributed about $2.7 million dollars through the project’s Community Building Stage.

 

ROADMAP

Kepler Roadmap 

Team Members

The Kepler Technologies team is well-built out and has been very active in attending and contributing at various blockchain meetings and conferences across the world. CEO Giorgi Topuria is an experienced start-up investor in Georgia and has worked on blockchain solutions for companies in the country. Advisors include Norbert Radoki, CEO of Bitcoinist.com and Reuben Godfrey, co-founder of the Blockchain Association of Ireland.

Team members have partnered with entities like Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency and LimeHk, a Hong Kong-based start-up acceleration. The project has received high ratings from several ICO review websites, including ICO Bench (4.9), Track ICO (5), and ICO Bazarr (AA).

 

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Fantom Foundation (FTM) [Token Profile]

Fantom is the world’s first Directed Acrylic Graph (DAG) based smart contract platform. The project intends to fix key issues with scalability and transaction confirmation time that plagues existing blockchain and cryptocurrency-related projects.

 

Why Fantom?

The Fantom team hopes to offer a service that provides secure and quick transactions via an open-source platform. They intend for Fantom to build upon current projects like IOTA, Nano, and Byteball that are already DAG-based. Fantom is setting themselves apart from potential competition by including dAPP smart contract infrastructure in conjunction with a DAG-based platform.

 

Fantom Project Technicalities

The Fantom Virtual Machine is scheduled to be unveiled on GitHub in June, and the main platform is slated to launch in Q3 2019. Stage one of the project is scheduled to be fulfilled around June 15th, 2018. Elements include the middleware beta launch, distribution of the Fantom wallet, and the design of Fantom architecture.

The entire project has three different layers. The bottom (OPERA Core) is designed for maintaining node consensus. The middle layer (OPERA Ware) will provide functionality for tasks like payment and incentivization. The top layer (OPERA Application) will offer public APIs for others to use.

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Token Utility

A ERC20 token that will be released during the token sale will function as a placeholder for the Fantom FTM token. Tokens will be able to be swapped once the platform launches. Those on the platform can use the FTM token to pay for transaction fees and enable platform access. The Fanton team will also use FTM tokens to incentivize participation by rewarding nodes and users.

 

Token Sale/ICO

The token sale is currently scheduled to start on June 15th. According to the Fantom team, the tokens will be pegged to the USD and there will be 1,270,000,000 tokens available for purchase. The hard cap is currently set at $US 39.8 million, and money will be used for platform development, marketing, promotional activities, legal affairs, and administrative costs.

Symbol: FTM
Token Sale:  June 15 – 29
Hard Cap: $39,900,000  (40% of token supply)
Presale:  $6,000,000
Total Tokens:  3,550,000,000
Whitelist: https://fantom.foundation/

 

Team Members

Fantom has an experienced and well-built out team that incorporates people from a variety of relevant disciplines. CEO Ahn Byung Ik holds a Ph.D in computer science and has been featured across many of South Korea’s leading business media outlets. He is also the founder of the SikSin food-tech platform that has over 3.5 million downloads. Advisors include Steve Bellotti, CEO of Digital Currency Holdings, Eddy Travia, Co-Founder of Coinsilium, and Ran Neu Ner, current CNBC Cryptotrader Host.

The project has garnered a significant amount of news and the team members have not been shy about teaming up with other companies. Current partners include Oracle, SBCK, the South Korea Food Tech Association, Quantum Equity Partners, and Blockwater Capital.

 

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Harbor [Profile of Regulated Token (R-Token) Standard]

Harbor is an all-in-one platform that tokenizes securities including art, investment funds, and real estate. The team is looking to fuel the future of crypto-securities though the offering, and through the standardization of blockchain securities.

Why Harbor?

The Harbor team believes there are currently many issues with the secondary trading of securities, even though traditional securities are usually a preferred method to going public. Trading restrictions and market inefficiencies can quickly make private securities somewhat illiquid, and often driving their value down.

Tokenization

The tokenization of private securities through the Harbor platform would seemingly allow them to be more easily traded at a cost-effective rate, potentially unlocking billions of dollars of new investment opportunities. The company writes in the whitepaper how this could be particularly advantageous for real estate, since it is an easy way for global investors to diversity their portfolios. They say the tokenization of real estate assets could make it a lot easier for people to navigate already complicated additional legal requirements.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

On April 18, Harbor’s Telegram group stated no ICO has been announced and there is no Harbor coin to acquire.

Fundraising

The project’s attracted a good amount of attention and secured about $28 million dollars in funding last month from some of Silicon Valley’s leading firms.

The fundraising round included investments from Anderessen Horowitz, Pantera Capital, and a variety of other investors, some of which have been investing in the project for a while. These include Signia Venture Partners, Craft, Founders Fund, and SV Angel.

Company CEO Joshua Stein said the latest round of money was going towards the development of the Ethereum-based R token platform and for continued team expansion. The R-token is designed to ensure that investors get properly verified and added to a whitelist so transactions can be self-regulated and approved once they are initiated.

The company also received about $10 million in Series A fundraising back in February. Some think the attention towards Harbor is due to warnings from the US SEC concerning ICOs being classified as securities, and based on hopes that the platform could serve as a valuable tool for investors who are looking to stay in line with regulatory requirements.

Team Members

Harbor’s current team is well built out and has a variety of experienced advisors, board members, and core team members. CEO Joshua Stein holds a JD from Stanford and has spent time working at Blackwater and OptumRX as General Counsel. Advisors include Mike Belshe (CEO of BitGo), Paul Vronsky (Vy Capital), and Elad Gil. The team’s also taken steps to build partnership with other companies and recruit talented individuals for continued project expansion.

According to the Harbor team, the platform is expected to be rolled out sometime in the summer.

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