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DAOStack (GEN) [ICO / Presale Profile]

DAOStack is an operating system/platform for the decentralized governance of large entities. The project provides a framework for DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). It has been described as the WordPress for DAOs for or the toolkit for exponential organizations.

DAOs are an alternative to traditional top-down organizations. Instead of centralized leadership and a few points of potential failure, a DAO utilizes blockchain technology and smart contracts to create a self-governing entity.

DAOStack is a project which aims to help the self-management of DAOs.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol: GEN
Token Supply:  60,000,000 with additional 40,000,000 that the Genesis DAO has the option of minting over the course of it’s lifetime.

Tokens for Sale: 40,000,000
Hard Cap: $30 million
Whitelist: Link
Platform: GEN are ERC-20 tokens

Presale: May 1 (10% Bonus)
Token Sale: May 8 – June 8

Private Presale : Advance purchases of at least $100K in ETH equivalent, via SAFT

*U.S. residents are not allowed to participate

Token Distribution:
Buyers: 40%
Genesis DAO (first DAO built with DAOStack): 40%
DAO Stack (Current – team, contributors, advisors): 10% (locked for 2 years from date of main sale)
DAO Stack (Future – reserve for future contributors): 10%

COMPETITORS 

Aragon x Augur, district0x

FEATURES 

DAOStack

Arc:  Library of smart contracts (written in Solidity) that represents the base layer of the stack

Arc.js:  Javascript library enabling front-end developers to build on applications on Arc without a background in Solidity or coding for the blockchain.

Alchemy:  First user interface being built on Arc. Alchemy will allow a user to create a DAO and also actively participate in the DAO (e.g. create/vote on proposals).

The ArcHives:  Shared registries that aid in the interoperability of DAOs and apps using Arc and Arc.js.

ADDITIONAL INFO 

GEN is the “attention token” of DAOStack. Token utility includes submitting proposals and placing a stake (not vote) in favor of or against proposals.

Contributors to DAOStack will also be rewarded with GEN tokens.

EVENTS

February 2018:  Sponsorship and keynote by Matan Field (CEO) at ETHDenver

March 2018: Participation in EthCC (Ethereum Community Conference)

March 2018: Participation in TokenFest SF

March 2018:  Launch of Alchemy

Q&A

We spoke with Erik Rodrigues (Community Management & Research) from the DAOStack team via Telegram to receive answers to our questions.

Can you provide an example use case for DAOStack? Are there any particular industries or types of DAOs that you believe would most benefit from DAOStack?

In the broadest sense, DAOstack is useful any time there is a need to coordinate a large group of people to make decisions collectively. So, by thinking about a few different types of decisions a group might need to make, we can imagine several categories of use cases.

1. Collaboration to Produce an Outcome (“Work”)
In cases in which the goal is to develop or deliver products and services — roughly speaking, a decentralized “company” — the decisions that need to be made often concern how to value individual contributions, and how to budget for projects and other purchases. Which projects should be funded? How much should James be paid for that article, or Sally for that software upgrade? What will be the process for verifying and evaluating work? Should the organization invest in this or that office space, legal support, or PR firm?

Examples include the following:

A film project of 1,000 artists
An open-source software project of 10,000 developers
A climate initiative of 50,000 scientists
A collaborative news network of 100,000 journalists
Soon these kinds of organizations will be able to use Alchemy to collectively distribute token and reputation, find collaborators, and offer bounties to professionals. Or they could build a custom Dapp on the stack if that would better suit their needs.

2. Asset Management
These types of collectives make decisions primarily about the management of assets and the allocation of funds. Should we invest in this company, or that property? Should we pay out this claim? Should we sell that asset?

Examples include decentralized versions of the following:

Venture funds
Insurance networks
Charitable funds
Pension funds
Real estate investment collectives

3. Curation
Curation networks leverage the wisdom of the crowd to rank the subjective quality of objects. What content should be featured in the feed, or the newsletter? How trustworthy is this company? How good is the food at that diner?

Examples include decentralized versions of the following:

Restaurant or hotel guides, similar to Yelp or TripAdvisor
Article or video feeds, akin to social news feeds or Reddit
Website listings, like a socially curated Google search

4. All of the Above
In practice, many DAOs will include decision-making in more than one category. An open-source software project, in addition to rewarding its contributors (case 1), might collectively curate which code will be included in each release, or featured in its newsletter (3). Conversely, a social network, in addition to curating content (3), has a business to run and must pay its developers, marketers, legal personnel, and so on (1). And either organization might want to invest the proceeds from its activities into other ventures (2).

Can you discuss the main use cases of the GEN token?

GEN serves as the attention token within the DAOstack ecosystem. With GEN, you cannot buy voting power, nor can you vote with it, but you can place a stake for or against a proposal that influences whether or not it rises into the collective attention of the voters, the reputation-holders. If you stake for proposals that the reputation-holders then pass, you’re rewarded with more GEN. If you stake for a proposal that then fails, you lose your GEN. And vice versa if you stake against proposals.

GEN will likely have other utility on the platform too, related to The Archives, for example. Also, GEN will be the primary currency for the buildout of the DAOstack ecosystem itself, with contributors to the platform rewarded in GEN, and even investments into projects that are built on the stack tendered in GEN — according to the collective will of the Genesis DAO.

How do you envision on DAOstack growing and getting companies to utilize it?

The platform is designed to underpin an entire ecosystem of decentralized organizations — a community of interoperable DAOs, able to share talent, ideas, and learnings with one another. DAOs will even be able to act as members of other DAOs, creating a fluid “DAO mesh” or “internet of work” in which collectives of collectives are commonplace, and in which any given individual might participate in dozens of different collectives.

Large corporations would implement the DAOstack’s scalable decision-making features to reduce the cost of management.

Any estimate as to when you’ll release a roadmap? 

Coming Soon

TEAM

The company has 13 employees and is based out of Ramat Yishai, Israel according to Linkedin.

Matan Field – CEO & Architect (Co-founder of Backfeed, Co-founder of La’Zooz – LinkedIn)
Adam Levi – CTO/ Technology  (LinkedIn)
Nathalia Scherer – Community & Business Development (LinkedIn)
Oren Sokolowsky – Lead Developer  (Co-founder La’Zooz – LinkedIn)
Eric Rodrigues – Community Mgmt & Research

ADVISORS
Daniel Schmachtenberger – Co-founder, Neurohacker Collective (LinkedIn)
Jordan Greenhall – Co-founder, ex-CEO of Divx. Former SVP at MP3.com (LinkedIn)
Yoni Assia – Founder, CEO of eToro.com (LinkedIn)
Martin Köppelmann – Co-founder, CEO of Gnosis (LinkedIn)

PARTNERSHIPS

The following companies are listed as partners on DAOStack’s website. At the time this profile was published, most of the partnerships have not formally been announced aside from the Sapien – DAOStack partnership. Sapien states it plans to power their community consensus system and also to build their Democratized Autonomous Platform (DAP).

Gnosis
Sapien
Menlo
Endor
iAngels
NfX
XSQ

ROADMAP

TBA

REVIEWS

ICO Bench: 3.9 out of 5

Crypto Nomi: 8 out of 10

Sam Ong: 83%

Diddy Carter: A-

TheGobOne:  95%

Decentralised Chain:  “As a product I’ve given it a 4. The actual framework is backed by years of R&D. It’s open source which always helpful as it helps it stay relevant as more developers come on board”

OhHeyMatty: 97% “I think this project is downright amazing. I look forward to seeing what they have.” (Note: He states he did consulting work for TheGobOne during the video review for this project.)

 

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Github / Whitepaper / Facebook / TwitterTelegram / Medium / LinkedInYoutube / Forum / Bounty Program

*Note:  Information on the token supply was provided by an admin in the DAOStack telegram group

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nOS [ICO / Presale Profile] (NEO Project)

nOS is a virtual operating system for the decentralized internet powered by NEO. On this decentralized internet, the project aims to have transparent apps where users data is safe.

The project was announced at the NEO ❤️ Amsterdam Event on April 14, 2018.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol: NOS
Token Sale: Early Q3 2018
Minimum Financing:  TBA
Hard Cap: TBA
Token Supply:  TBA
Whitelist:  TBA, but it has been announced that developers contributing to or building upon nOS will receive priority.

Platform: Tokens are NEP-5 and will run on the NEO blockchain

FEATURES 

  • Open Back-ends: dApps feature transparent back-end code
  • GAS as a Utility Token: The main end user token will be GAS as nOS will convert the GAS to work with the various dApp tokens.
  • Universal Smart Contract
    • Single smart contract hosted on NEO
    • Contains popular functions, logic, storage functions
    • Can be called on by any nOS and NEO application
    • Integrated with nOS client
  • Decentralized Authority (see Token Utilities below)

TOKEN UTILITIES 

Token utilities according to founder Dean van Dugteren can be broken down into:

1.  Application Hosting:  Developers on projects can stake tokens to register domains, get hosted, listed, rated.

2.  Decentralized Authority:  End users can stake tokens to gain authority, vote on applications, get rewarded for truthful voting through airdrops

Additionally, applications can earn via reputation. In turn high reputation will then lead to higher discoverability in the app store and users also are protected from low reputation applications.

ADDITIONAL INFO 

MVP Client is now available on GitHub and developers can build apps on their own NEO Privatenet.

Moonlight (smart economy workforce project on NEO) announced a technical partnership with nOS on April 14, 2018:

The community has grown very quickly as evidenced by reaching 10,000 Telegram members and 20,000 newsletter subscribers in several days.

Da Hongfei Tweeted about the project at the NEO ❤️ Amsterdam Event…

COMPETITORS

Substratum, Maidsafe

EVENTS

April 14, 2018: Project revealed at NEO ❤️ Amsterdam Event

April 26, 2018:  NEO Zurich Meetup

Q&A

When did the idea for nOS first come about?

Aside from building on NEO what differentiates nOS from other projects such as Substratum?

TEAM

The team features three developers from City of Zion (NEO Tracker, NEON Wallet)

Dean van Dugteren – Founder & Developer (Developer at City of Zion Founder VDT.Network Founder Click.DJ – LinkedIn profile)
Matt Huggins – Full-stack Developer (Developer at City of Zion Maintainer of Neon Wallet – LinkedIn profile)
Jason Perry – Full-stack Developer (Developer at City of Zion Creator of NEO Ruby Recaptcha for Ruby)
Jeroen Peeters – Contributor (Front-end Consultant at Evance Creator of Neoblog NeoAuth Developer – LinkedIn profile)
Maurice Dalderup– Contributor (Blockchain Consultant at Trase Creator of Neoblog – LinkedIn profile)

ROADMAP

  • April 2018:  GitHub repositories published including MVP client, development environment, and Smart Contract back-end.
  • Q2 2018:  Testnet Release –  first public testnet and end-user client with initial useable decentralized applications (dApps).
  • Q3 2018:  Token Generation Event
  • Q3 2018:  Adoption Fund – nOS will launch its Smart Economy Adoption Fund, aimed towards improving adoption and development of dApps on nOS.
  • Q4 2018:  Decentralized Filesystem Research – nOS will initiate Research & Development on Peer-to-Peer Data File Sharing Methods, with the goal of building a completely Decentralized Open Internet.
  • 2019:  nOS 1.0 – Release of 1.0 Client, publish its Smart Contracts on the NEO Mainnet, and release the nOS Open Internet 1.0.

REVIEWS

Suppoman’s discusses the project in his “What 3 New Cryptos Could Explode in Bull Market” video. He states, “nOS is basically NEO’s operating system…. this is potentially massive… seeing how NEX has done I suspect this will be oversubscribed as usual”

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Github / Twitter/ Reddit / Dischord / Telegram: Announcements / Telegram: Community / Youtube

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Skrumble Network (SKM) [ICO / Presale Profile]

Skrumble Network (SKM) is a blockchain and application with a core focus on communication via secure connections. The application component being developed by the Skrumble Network will enable decentralized communication for messaging, calling, video, and file sharing.

The company’s white paper states: “Finally, people can connect globally on the most secure network possible. This will lead to an experience of Skrumble Network being the blockchain version of WeChat.”

Top Level Overview:

1) Authentication on Blockchain and

2) Establishing Encrypted Connection on SSL (Secured Socket Layer) provide security for

3) Rich Media Stream (Video, Messaging, Voice, File Transfers, etc.)

Decentralized network therefore people’s information is not stored in a single location.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol: SKM
Minimum Financing:  TBA
Hard Cap:  20,000 ETH
Token Supply:  1,500,000,000
Platform: ERC20 Token
Public Sale Date: April 28, 2018

Token Distribution:
Token Sale: 26% (Private & Public)
Foundation: 29%, lock up for 6 months – and vesting over 10 month (10% per month from month 7)
Community Building: 15%
Team: 15%, lock up for 9 months – and vesting over 10 month (10% per month from month 10)
Advisors: 10% or less, lock up 6 months and vesting over 10 months
Angel investors: about 5%.

Skrumble Network Token Distribution

Whitelist: https://skrumble.network/skm-whitelist/

COMPETITORS

Telegram, Mainframe, BeeChat, Status

FEATURES 

Skrumble Network’s video claims the project is “the first secure, decentralized ecosystem powered by blockchain technology that will breakthrough firewalls, assure your anonymity and guarantee content and data privacy.”

Skrumble Network Blockchain Communications Features:

Messaging, Audio Calling, Video Calling, File Transfers, Group Conferencing, Screen Sharing, User-Controlled Storage, Screenshot Notifications, Pseudonymous Identification, Data Encryption, Most Functionality Supported on Any Modern Browser, Wallet for In-Context Money Transfers

Skrumble Features - Whitepaper

EVENTS

  • February 8, 2018:  Skrumble Network is announced on blog
  • February 24, 2018:  SKRUMBLENETCON 2018 (Inaugural Skrumble Network conference)
  • March 14, 2018:  TokenSky Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Eric Lifson co-founder of Skrumble Network was a keynote speaker.

Q&A

What is the use case/purpose of the SKM token?

How do you see you compare to other crypto messaging projects such as Status?

TEAM

Skrumble Network’s LinkedIn page lists 35 employees. The company’s team page lists 13 developers (mobile, front-end, back-end, full-stack).

David Lifson – CEO & President (LinkedIn)
Eric Lifson, MBA – Co-Founder, Marketing (LinkedIn)
Michael Dabydeen – Lead Developer (LinkedIn)
Christine Guo VP Corporate Development (LinkedIn)
Tamir Wolfson, MBA – Executive Vice President
Vivi Herlick, MBA, PMP – Vice President of Operations (LinkedIn)

ADVISORS
Anthony DiIorio – Co-founder, Ethereum CEO, Jaxx & Decentral
Jeff Pulver – Co-Founder, Vonage
Jinius Tu – CTO of Aion
Redouane Elkamhi, PhD – Associate Professor of Finance at Rotman UofT
Hayden Zhang – Blockchain Angel Investor. Founder, Blockchain Joint Development Organization
Ed Zitron – Author & CEO of EZPR

PARTNERSHIPs

  • Wolf Crypto (Blockchain/cryptocurrency consultancy)
  • INSchain (Blockchain insurance project)
  • Decentral (Innovation hub for decentralized technologies including Jaxx wallet)

ROADMAP

  • 2014:  Skrumble Founded
  • 2015:  Global Patent Applications FIled
  • Q1 2016:  Q1 – Beta UC Product Launch
  • Q2 2017:  UC Product Launch
  • Q4 2017:  Launched Open API Marketplace
  • Q3 2018:  Launch Beta Decentralized App Product
  • Q3 2018:  Release Beta Network Version
  • Q2 2019:  Release Open Communication Layer (API & SDK)
  • Q2 2019:  Launch Skrumble Network Ecosystem

Source: Whitepaper Draft

REVIEWS

Blockonomi: “Anyone who wants secure communication via the blockchain, whether as a user or developer, should keep their eye on Skrumble Network as the blockchain, application, and communication layer launch.”

Decentralised Chain published an ICO Review and stated, “There are a number of competitors in the space but what these guys have an advantage.

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / GithubVimeo / Whitepaper / Facebook / TwitterTelegram / Blog / LinkedIn / WeChat

 

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Quarkchain (QKC) [ICO / Presale Profile]

Quarkchain (QKC) is a high-capacity peer-to-peer blockchain with a goal of 1,000,000 transactions per second (tps) on-chain via sharding.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol: QKC
Token Sale: May/June
Minimum Financing:  TBA
Hard Cap: $20 million
Token Supply:  10 billion

Platform: QKC are ERC-20 tokens which will be convertible to mainnet tokens after launch of the mainnet via premining.

FEATURES 

  • Reshardable two-layered blockchain
    • Layer 1: Shards – Elastic sharding blockchains
    • Layer 2: Flexible Root blockchain – Confirms blocks from first layer
  • Guaranteed security by market-driven collaborative mining.
  • Anti-centralized horizontal scalability.
    • Multiple cheap-nodes can be clustered to replace a super-full node
  • Efficient cross-shard transactions.
  • Simple account management.
    • Only one account is needed for all shards

ADDITIONAL INFO 

The company’s Telegram channel stated Quarkchain has the three following innovations:

1.  The first blockchain technology supports state sharding.

2. The first blockchain sharding technology supports turing-complete smart contracts.

3. The first blockchain network supports clustering as peers.

The company also announced their testnet/alpha was live on April 2. And then according to the Tweet below on April 15, Quarkchain’s Testnet was running around 2k TPS and they were looking for volunteers to test the next version of their testnet.


DApps2Go: Emphasis of building DApps on mobile devices with plans to incentivize developers to build on Quarkchain with QKC tokens.

EVENTS

March 14:  TokenSky Summit in Seoul, South Korea

March 20 – 21:  Token2049 in Hong Kong

April 8, 2018: Meetup in San Mateo, California (USA) Meetup

April 17, 2018:  Meetup in Xian, China

Q&A

How did the idea for the project come about?

Have you looked at other high TPS projects such as Zilliqa? How do you compare against them?

When do you believe you’ll be able to handle up to 1,000,000 TPS?

TEAM
Qi Zhou – Founder (Former software engineer at Facebook, Dell EMC, and Google according to LinkedIn profile)
Zhaoguang Wang – Software Engineer (Former software engineer at Facebook, Instagram and Google according to LinkedIn profile)
Xiaoli Ma – Research Scientist
Yaodong Yang – Research Scientist
Wencen Wu – Research Scientist (Assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute according to LinkedIn profile)
Anthurine Xiang – Marketing and Community
Ting Du – Business Development and Eco-system
Kyle Wang – Operations
Patrick Mei – Community Manager
Julianne Zhu – Social Media

ADVISORS
Arun G. Phadke – Winner of Benjamin Franklin Medal
Bill Moore – Partner / Managing Director at Walden International
Mike Miller – Founder of IBM Cloudant, General Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures
Kevin Hsu – Blockchain Investor
Leo Wang
Zhiyun Qian

ROADMAP

  • Q2 2017:  Blockchain Scalability Problem Research
  • Q4 2017:  Whitepaper Draft
  • Feb. 2018:  Verification Code 0.1 White Paper Release
  • March 2018:  Testnet 0.1 Wallet 0.1
  • Q2 2018:  Testnet 1.0 Smart Contract 0.1
  • Q3/Q4 2018:  QuarkChain Core 1.0 Mainnet (“down quark” chain 1.0) SmartWallet 1.0
  • Q2 2019:  QuarkChain Core 2.0 SmartWallet 2.0

REVIEWS

Suppoman discussed Quarkchain in his video “What 3 New Cryptos Could Explode in Bull Market.” He closed his evaluation of it by stating, “I do imagine this is going to be amongst the best blockchains. I missed out on Zilliqa’s ICO and I don’t want to miss out on Quarkchain when this comes out.”

CryptoBriefing rated Quarkchain a 82% (rated as a Top 5% projects). “Quarkchain offers a taste of scaling. We like the flavor.”

Andre Cronje’s code review for CryptoBriefing states, “I think their implementation is novel, well executed, and I am definitely going to be playing around a lot more in their testnet. It annoys me that I haven’t been able to break it yet.”

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Github / Whitepaper / Facebook / TwitterTelegram / Medium / LinkedIn / Weibo 

Gaze Coin [GZE]

Monetizing VR/ AR through attention based advertising done via eye tracking. Gaze Coin is a patent-registered blockchain platform measured by gaze control/eye tracking.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol:  GZE
Token Sale: December 10
Minimum Financing: $2 million
Hard Cap: $30 million
Exchange Rate: 1 GZE = $0.35

Platform: Ethereum
Country: Australia

Token Distribution: 70% in sale
Advisors: 5%
Contractors: 5%
Team: 10%
Growth Pool: 10%

Angel investors provided US$420k to complete the platform foundation – Dream Channel VR

Q&A

What will it take for VR/AR to have mainstream adoption?

Why are you using attention (time) as the measurement unit for your ad ecosystem?

What is your plan to get advertisers to use Gaze?

Is there a concern that advertisers will not be able to create ads engaging enough to keep viewers interest?

What is the main benefit of utilizing blockchain technology for Gaze?

TEAM
Jonny Peters – Founder & CEO
Bok Khoo – ‘Bokky Poo Bah’ – CTO/Chief Scientist
Alex Stojcic – CIO
Brian Cobb – VR Film Producer
Gary Ross – Legal Counsel
Saul Hudson – Global Communications Director
Landon Curry – VR Technical Team Director
Matt Knox – Database Programmer
Lea Kozin – Marketing Lead
Craig Saunders – VR Producer
Sean Simon – Procedural Coder – Wormhole Developer
Mark Mulligan – VR Tech Lead
Dave Green – VR Radio / DJ
Cenk Baban – Producer – VR Radio
David Kelly – Real Time Rendering Specialist

ADVISORS
Jeremy Lam – Product Lead, OmiseGO
George Samman – Blockchain Investor & Advisor
Travis Rice – VR Industry Advisor
Kunio Okuda – Blockchain Investor and Advisor to Japan & Asia

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Telegram / TwitterFacebook / SAFT Launch PageBitcointalk 

Bounty0x [BNTY]

Bounty0x is a decentralized bounties network enabling anyone to manage bounty programs, and users to receive payments for completing bounties.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol:  BTNY
Presale: November 20, 2017
Token price: $0.0132 (20% discount to main sale)
Pre-sale cap: $250k

Main Sale: December 15, 2017
Main sale cap: $1.5 million
Token: ERC20

Q&A

We spoke to Bounty0x founder Angelo Adam via Telegram to learn a bit more about the project.

How did the idea for Bounty0x come about? 
The idea for Bounty0x started at a Github proposal when I was working for district0x https://github.com/district0x/district-proposals/issues/1

Why did Bounty0x decide to issue a token and utilize blockchain for the project? 
Tokens are needed in order to verify that bounty hunter submissions are submitted and are accurate.

Why did Bounty0x decide to have a $250K pre-sale cap and $1.5 million main sale cap?
This is what the community voted on, we let them decide.

What is Bounty0x’s strategy for obtaining new customers? 
We have strategic partnerships with a number of people involved in the crypto space who refer partners to us, we also receive them through word of mouth.

 TEAM

Adam Angelo, CEO & Co-founder (District0x Community Manager, WeTrust Freelancer)
Pascal Thellmann, CMO – Sales, Marketing, and PR (Contributor at CoinTelegraph)
Deniz Dalkilic, CTO – Lead Developer (Software Engineer Thomson Reuters)
Matt Aaron

ADVISORS
Uwe Thellmann
Cathy Tao
Shahaf Bar-Geffen
Sean Hoge

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Telegram / Twitter / Reddit /  Youtube /  Blog / Whitepaper  

NEX (Neon Exchange)

NEX is a platform for decentralized cryptographic trade and payment service creation. The platform is built on the NEO blockchain.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol:  NEX
Token Sale Price: TBA
Total Tokens: 50,000,000
Allocation: TBA
Hard Cap: TBA

Q&A

Where did the idea for NEX come from?

What led to the creation of the exchange on NEO versus another platform such as Ethereum?

What are the biggest challenges facing current exchanges?

What role does will the NEX token have to the exchange?

TEAM

Fabio C. Canesin – Co-founder and Developer
Fabian Wahle – Co-founder and Developer
Ethan Fast – Co-founder and Developer
Luciano Engel – Co-founder and Developer
Thomas Saunders – Co-founder and Developer
Nathaniel Walpole – Designer
Samuel J. Mansfield – Designer
David Schwartz – Developer
Samuel J. Mansfield – Designer
Evgeny Boxer – Developer
Carla F. de Paiva – Marketing and Public Relations

ADVISORS
Da Hongfei – Advisor
Erik Zhang – Advisor

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / WhitepaperTwitter / LinkedIn / Blog

Gladius Network [GLA]

Gladius is a decentralized solution to protect against DDoS attacks by allowing websites to connect to protection pools near them to provide better protection and accelerate their content.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol:  GLA
Private Presale until November 23
Public Presale: November 24, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Public Sale: January 14, 2017 – February 14, 2017

Public Presale Price: 600 GLA/ETH to 700 GLA/ETH
Public Sale Price: 500 GLA/ETH to 600 GLA/ETH
Total Tokens: 96,300,000
Soft Cap: $2,000,000
Hard Cap: $12,500,000

Token: ERC20
KYC: Yes

Q&A

We spoke with Gladius Co-Founder Alex Godwin over Telegram. Here are his answers to our questions.

How big of an issue are DDoS attacks for websites?
DDoS attacks are an incredibly common and devastating aspect of the modern internet. As more and more of commerce and communication moves to the web, delays or downtime can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars lost.

What is the main benefit of having Gladius utilize blockchain technology? 
The main benefits are resilience, security, and scalability. What we mean by that is that we can have a combination and payment system that is secure and resilient to attack, as well as allowing us to reach more nodes and open the market to a previously untapped resource.

What role does the token play in the network?
The token allows polling ability, payment, and spam protection by requiring a stake in the ecosystem before you can list in a market or become a node.

When do you estimate the network will be fully functional?
We have plans to be functional with a small set of websites by March, however we will be incrementally releasing alpha code to the public before then.

 TEAM

Max Niebylski, Founder and CEO
Alexander Godwin, Co-Founder and CTO
Marcelo McAndrew, Co-Founder and COO
Jim Brinksma, Business Development Director
Ori Levi, Marketing Manager
Roi Dalal, UI/UX Designer

ADVISORS
Jeremy Epstein, Marketing Advisor
Joseph Steinberg, Cyber Security Advisor
Frank Bonnet, Technical Advisor
Dori Harpaz, Business and Marketing Advisor
Hansco Leek, Operations Advisor
Ruben Stranders, AI Advisor

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Telegram / Twitter / Github  / Facebook / Youtube /  Blog / Reddit / LinkedIn / Bitcointalk

Genaro Network [GNX]

The First Blockchain 3.0 Ecosystem Built on a Turing-Complete Public Chain with Decentralized Storage.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol:  GNX
Token Sale: November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017
Token Sale Price: 1ETH = 3000 GNX
Total Tokens: 700,000,000
Allocation: 85% Public Community / 15% Internal Team
Hard Cap: 67812.5 ETH

Q&A

We conducted a brief Q&A with Jason Inch (Strategic Lead) of the Genaro Network over Telegram on November 20.

How did the idea for the Genaro Network come about?
The Genaro Network project was, like many innovations, born out of frustration and necessity.

The frustration, in this case, was that experienced by Larry Liu and Waylon Wu, two of the four Genaro co-founders, who are blockchain developers and experienced first-hand how complicated it was to store and access data using blockchain. To be sure, there are a number of ways to do this, including on-chain and off-chain solutions, traditional cloud storage providers, and so on, but each of these presented some challenges and drawbacks.

So they conceived of a blockchain that would have storage solutions built directly into it, allowing developers to create their DAPPS faster and have them operate more efficiently.

The third component, the integrated Hub and Accelerator, came through the other two co-founders, Jason Inch and Andrea Liu, who have backgrounds in social enterprise and coworking space operations. They saw how effective it was to build community when you run your own hub with a focused theme.

When do you estimate Genaro Network to have a working product out?
Genaro Network is currently running on Ethereum as a test net and has demo applications, such as Genaro Eden, in beta. In cooperation with STORJ, Genaro will be localizing and launching products for the Chinese market. All of these things are either happening already or will be well underway by the end of 2017.

In 2018, Genaro will begin incubating other DAPPs in 2018 and launching projects it calls Episilon and Romulus, and Genaro will launch its own public chain in 2019 or sooner depending on the test net results.

Where will the Genaro Accelerator be located? When do you anticipate it will launch?
The first Genaro Hub and Accelerator will be launched in Singapore in early 2018. Potential locations have already been scouted, and the decision will be finalized by the end of 2017.

The priorities for location selection will include proximity to university and innovation areas of the city, as well as being close to other blockchain ecosystems that are developing in the city.

Additional hubs, in Shanghai, San Francisco, Tokyo or Nagoya, Kiev, and elsewhere are being considered.

TEAM

Larry Liu – Project Lead
Jason Inch – Strategic Lead
Waylon Wu – Technology Lead
Andrea Liu – Operation Lead
Bo Shen – Advisor (Founder of Fenbushi Capital)
David Lee – Advisor
Kenneth Oh – Advisor
Matthew Roszak – Advisor

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Telegram / SlackTwitter / Github / Whitepaper / Facebook / Youtube / Slack / Blog / Reddit / LinkedIn

ETHLend [LEND]

ETHLend offers a fully decentralized peer to peer lending Smart Contract which runs on the Ethereum blockchain and uses digital tokens as collateral. LEND tokens will provide a 25% discount on deployment fees on ETHLend, when paid with LEND.

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Symbol: LEND
Pre-Sale: September 25, 2017 – October 25, 2017
Token Sale: November 25, 2017 – December 27, 2017
Pre-Sale Cap:  60 000 000 LEND (6% of total LEND sold) (price includes 20% bonus tokens for all pre-sale participants).
Pre-Sale Price: 30 000 LEND = 1 ETH

Token Sale Cap: 1 000 000 000 LEND (deducted by pre-sold tokens).
Token Sale Price:
First 200 000 000 LEND: 27 500 LEND = 1 ETH (price includes 10% bonus tokens).
Next 100 000 000 LEND: 26 250 LEND = 1 ETH (price includes 5% bonus tokens).
Remaining LEND: 25 000 LEND = 1 ETH

Pre-sale Goal: 2,000 ETH
Token Sale Goal:  37,600 ETH
Payment Methods: ETH

TEAM

Stani Kulechov – Founder, Product Development
Jordan Lazaro Gustave – Head of Management
Martin Wichmann – Head of Token Sale
Kersten Schütze – Head of Corporate Strategy
Sergej Stein – Financial Advisor
Adnan Javed – Legal Advisor
Jitendra Chittoda – Technical Advisor
Amir Dib – Technical Advisor
Jin Park – Head of Marketing
Edmund To – Full Stack Software Engineer
Jesmer Wong – Developer & Advisor
Koen Sanders – Security Advisor
Anastasija Plotnikova – Russian Advisor and Translations
Nolvia Serrano – Media Correpsondent
Disa Braun – Copywriter and Brand Advisor
Scott Malsbury – Head of Communications
Rowan Van Ginkel – Graphics & Visualization
Luca Cotta – Community Manager
Opinder Preet Singh – Local Advisor in Indian Subcontinent
Kelly Ann Pope – Social Media Manager

ADVISORY BOARD
Jon Matonis
Professor Wulf Kaal
Ada Jonuse
Amin Rafiee
Robert Viglione

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Telegram / Twitter / Github / Whitepaper / Facebook / Youtube  / Slack / Blog / Reddit