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Aergo [Profile] – Token Information

A PUBLIC ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN ACCELERATING AUTONOMOUS BUSINESS 

While there is much talk about when the enterprise blockchain will be commercial ready, in South Korea, led by private blockchain enterprise solution provider Blocko, blockchain applications are becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise systems.

Now seeking to leverage its proprietary technology in the open source blockchain community, Blocko has launched the public enterprise blockchain Aergo to serve as a nexus to open source blockchain ecosystems. Both the public and private blockchain solutions use Blocko’s enterprise blockchain platform Coinstack—software to develop dApps on private chains. Blocko’s Coinstack hosts over 9,000 enterprise applications, including those for the Korea Exchange, Credit Suisse, JB Bank, Hyundai Motors, and Lotte Card.

Aergo is reengineering the enterprise system with a public blockchain protocol, together with the middleware to link corporate private chains and public chains. The Aergo blockchain ecosystem comprises the AERGO Chain—seeking to be the internet of the public blockchain, it can process more than one million transactions per second; the AERGO Hub, the public interface with the AERGO Chain; and the AERGO Marketplace for apps.

HOW DOES THE FOURTH GENERATION ADVANCE ON OTHER BLOCKCHAIN ARCHITECTURES? 

Aergo’s introduction of a fourth generation enterprise blockchain may seem remarkable outside of South Korea. Aergo is seeking to solve the enterprise blockchain challenges of scalability, distributed governance and privacy while maintaining security and immutability with its enterprise class technology.


The blockchain was designed to be flexible to tailor features to the individual needs of enterprises, while ensuring interoperability to avoid the systems integration challenges of legacy enterprise systems. Aergo uses an ‘SQL-like’ scripting language to provide data storage and access in a language compatible with the incumbent mainstream enterprise software. While Coinstack uses Java, Lua and other programming languages compatible with the Internet of Things.

A number of advanced features support an open source development and collaborative user environment. For example, distributed version control—cloning the entire codebase on each developer’s computer–allows for more control in the sharing of code and more rapid revisions in an open source ecosystem. While concurrency control supports the simultaneous execution of transactions in a multi-user database management system.

Token Utility

The token to be used to activate actions in the Aergo ecosystem and its initial coin offering have not yet been announced.

Token Sale

The token sale date has not yet been announced. Sign up for updates on the Aergo website.

Symbol:
Presale: No set token date
Token Sale: No set token date
Available Tokens for Sale: 30%
Token Supply: 500 million

Roadmap

Aergo has promising enterprise market penetration potential on the tailwinds of its parent Blocko, currently the enterprise blockchain giant in South Korea. Blocko’s most recent fundraising round will be used to expand its presence in Korea, Europe and East Asian markets. The Blockchain enterprise solution provider has just closed its fourth funding round for a total of $14 million raised. SparkLabs Ventures, POSCO, and Premier Partners join Samsung Venture Investment, Daesung Private Equity, and Wonik Investment Partners as Blocko investors.

TEAM

Aergo’s organizational structure is made up of a Foundational Council, Committee Heads, a Tech Team, and a Business Team, under the aegis of Blocko.

Blocko Executive Team

Allan J. Kim – Founder
Won Beom-Kim – CEO/Founder

ADVISORS

Aergo Foundational Council

Phil Zamani – COO, Blocko
Hun Young Park – Director, R&D, Blocko
Roderik van der Graaf – Managing Partner, Lemniscap

COMMUNITY/INFO

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Metronome (MET)[Profile] – Token Information

The Cross-Chain Cryptocurrency Building a Meritocracy

Has cryptocurrency’s promise of collaborative value creation deteriorated into competitive cannibalization? “Personal attacks, fear-spreading, smears and conspiracy theories” is how pioneering Bitcoin core developer and Metronome founder Jeff Garzik recently characterized the infighting in the Bitcoin community over the cryptocurrency’s future architecture.

As more new cryptocurrencies are introduced and become the currency of their respective blockchain platforms, tribalism has indeed set in. At this early development stage, each blockchain operates more like a fiefdom with a closed token economy rather than nodes in a sharing economy network. Getting back to the basics of cryptoeconomics, Metronome’s cross-platform cryptocurrency is positioning itself as a universal currency of the cyrpto economy. The ERC-20 compliant coin is the first that can be used across different blockchains.

Seamless Chain Switching

Garzik (CEO) together with Metronome co-founder Matthew Roszak (chairman), both partners in Bloq—a consultancy to enterprises implementing blockchain solutions — conceived of the need for a currency that could seamlessly change tracks like a train. Thus, Metronome was designed to be used across all blockchain platforms.

Like a train car, users can switch to the blockchain or sidechain that best suits their interests such as for speed, preferred apps and so on. Sidechains — blockchain protocol extensions optimized for special app requirements such as high speed, high transaction volume, computational requirements, privacy or tradable game tokens — further bifurcate blockchain services without interoperability mechanisms such as the Metronome coin.

Mayhem for Market Manipulators

Metronome has implemented several mechanisms to create a stabler currency less susceptible to fluctuations from central banker decisions, big money moves, and the heightened commercial and competitive risks of token economies. The cross-chain currency seeks to avoid the fate of Bitcoin (BTC) whose price, like that of fiat currencies, is highly influenced by large speculative investors. These whales control one-third, or $37.5 billion, of the bitcoin market, according to Chainanalysis. Metronome, in contrast, has insulated its coin from manipulation by human intervention by creating fully autonomous smart contracts.

Metronome Coin Issuance

Source: AmericanBanker

Keeping speculators further at bay, unlike many major cryptocurrencies that centrally manage the control and supply of coin — the supply of Bitcoin and Litecoin (LTC), for instance, will eventually go to zero — Metronome’s daily distribution is predetermined and capped at 2.000 percent annually, thereby providing a controlled and predictable token supply. Crucially, Metronome is not subject to a hard cap such as Bitcoin, Litecoin or ZCash (ZEC).

Steady Supply – MET vs. Popular Cryptocurrency Mintage

Metronome Mintage

The coins will be distributed through a daily descending price auction indefinitely to produce a stable supply. Metronome will gradually reduce the inflation rate, but unlike Bitcoin, which will ultimately remove the effect of inflation altogether, Metronome’s inflation rate will instead adjust to 2 percent ad infinitum. The descending auction provides a fairer and more equal distribution of tokens, preventing whales from controlling the supply, and thus prices.

Token Utility

The Metronome token (MET) serves as both a store of value and cash. The token can be used for transactions and payments with an expected transaction speed of 15—30 seconds. A subscriptions service supports recurring payments among users.

Token Sale


In support of its commitment to creating a true meritocracy, Metronome has eschewed the practice of giving preferential token access to institutional investors through a pre-sale. Jumping straight to the main sale, the token sale starts June 18th and will last until all tokens are sold, or after seven days. Ten million MET tokens will be issued, of which 80 percent are available to the public. The remaining two million coins will provide liquidity to the marketplace. The sale is a descending price auction starting at 2 ETH and descending to 0.0000033 ETH.

Sign-up for MET token sale updates on the Metronome website.

Symbol: MET (ERC-20)
Token Sale: June 18, 2018 (up to seven days)
Descending Auction Starting Price: 1 MET= 2 ETH, Ending Price: 1 MET = 0.0000033 ETH
Available Tokens for Sale: 80%
Token Supply: 10,000,000

Roadmap

Metronome will launch its first cross-chain on the Ethereum Classic platform (ETC) in the third quarter of 2018.

TEAM

Jeff Garzik, CEO & Founder/Chief Designer
Matthew Roszak, Chairman & Co-founder
Peter Vessenes, Chief Cryptographer
Ryan Condron, Chief Engineer

ADVISORS

Gustav Simonsson, Orchid Labs Co-founder
Jim Newsome, Delta Strategy/Former CFTC Chairman
Dan Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute
Vinny Lingham, Civic
Don Wilson, DRW
William Mougayar, Token Summit

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Whitepaper / Facebook / Github / Twitter / Reddit / Medium (Blog)

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FOAM [Profile] – Token Information

Foam’s mission is to “build a consensus-driven map of the world that can be trusted for all applications.” Their Proof of Location protocol utilizes radio technology and the Ethereum blockchain to provide secure location services. Users, called “cartographers,” act as beacons to provide anonymous data to a decentralized network. Foam incentivizes users to share their data through their forthcoming utility token.

WHY FOAM?

Foam’s protocol is a unique offering that improves upon the current leader for location services, GPS, in several ways:

GPS is both easily spoofable and centralized, utilizing government owned satellites to triangulate location data. This makes the technology vulnerable to malicious parties.

Foam has a consensus driven approach where users become beacons that share their data with the network, the more “cartographers” that share their location, the more accurate the data becomes. Foam also improves upon GPS’ accuracy issues-while satellites may have a hard time penetrating indoors or underground, this is not a problem for Foam’s radio technology.

Foam occupies the virtually unexplored space of location services on the blockchain. Foam’s closest competitor is XYO, a company that uses GPS and Bluetooth based tiles to provide accurate location services.

 

FEATURES

There are three elements to Foam:

Crypto Spatial Coordinates – The standard for identifying coordinates. CSC’s combine Ethereum smart contract addresses with a physical space location. The addresses are immutable and verifiable both on- and off-chain. This interaction allows the addresses to be accessible to decentralized applications.

Spatial Index and Visualizer – A visual blockchain explorer. It allows users to interact and engage with spatial data. It can also serve as the front-end interface for dApps that need to visualize smart contracts on a map.

Proof of Location – Protocol that allows users to verify that they are at a certain place at a certain time. Users are always in control of their data, which can be shared at their discretion.

 

TEAM

FOAM was founded by three people: Ryan John King (CEO), Kristoffer Josefsson (CTO), and Katya Zavyalova (CCO). Kristoffer Josefsson was an early member of Consensys and a founding member of BlockApps, a company that streamlines dApp launches. Ryan previously worked as blockchain consultant while Katya is new professionally to the blockchain space.

The project has received accolades from cryptoasset space leaders such as Simone de la Rouviere (Consensys) and Matt Condon (lead maintainer of Ethereum library OpenZeppelin.

 

TOKEN INFORMATION

Foam plans to release a crypto token later this summer. The FOAM token will be a utility that incentivizes users to contribute accurate location data. Users can enter into Token Curated Registries – community driven lists where users can stake their tokens in order to submit accurate crypto-spatial coordinates. Users can also stake tokens to “Signal”-A kind of bounty system where users are incentivized to report location data for different reasons, such as less well served areas.

Token sale details have not been released, but Foam is listed as a Token Fondry project.

Symbol: FOAM (ERC-20)
Sale: TBA
Whitelist: Token Fondry

 

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Whitepaper / Facebook / Github /  Twitter / Telegram / Youtube / Medium (Blog) / Reddit

 

References:

Crypto-Spatial Coordinates: https://blog.foam.space/crypto-spatial-coordinates-fe0527816506

Spatial Index: https://blog.foam.space/the-spatial-index-9793f42c46c8

Proof of Location: https://blog.foam.space/introduction-to-proof-of-location-6b4c77928022

Interview with Ryan and Katya: http://pinupmagazine.org/articles/new-power-generation-foam

XYO vs. Foam: A First look: https://steemit.com/blockchain/@o1o1o1o/location-networks-xyo-vs-foam-a-first-look

Whitepaper: https://www.foam.space/publicAssets/FOAM_Whitepaper.pdf

 

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CryptoCurve (CURV) [Profile] – Token Information

Digital wallets are competing fiercely on new features to be more than a place to store crypto and fiat money. Any new features, however, are by design limited to the capacity and functionality of the blockchain. For most wallets, the blockchain of choice is the Ethereum network.

CryptoCurve has created an interoperable wallet on Wanchain—a blockchain that creates smart contracts which operate across public and private chains.

A Low Learning Curve for Crypto Wallets

In addition to providing privacy features, the cross-chain platform offers a number of currency management benefits. The aim of the wallet developers was to add more services such as trading while making digital wallets easier to use. Currently, multi-currency trading is complex. Finding partners in cross cryptocurrency trading can be difficult and may even require going to a more liquid exchange. Each exchange will require the trader to go through the KYC verification process.

CryptoCurve, on the other hand, swaps digital assets in real time. Converting among crypto and fiat assets is easily and quickly facilitated with the ‘Nuke’ feature, which allows wallet holders to liquidate all or a set percentage of a portfolio. Taking a snapshot of an account enables the wallet holder to revert back to the currency allocation before the nuke. The Nuke feature not only converts across BTC and ETH but also the increasingly popular stable coins. A fiat gateway allows fiat to be traded without trading it for BCT or ETH.

ICOs & Pooling

When a sufficient amount of CURV tokens are acquired, the investor may run their own pooling of smart contracts. Custom pooling can be used to raise funds for initial coin offerings or digital asset issuance.
The system can set hard caps and help ensure funding targets are met. Cryptocurrency can be purchased directly from the wallet with a bank account or credit card.

Wanchain connects digital assets across chains. This connectivity allows transactions, credit risk and other trade flows to function decentrally, removing centralized counterparty risk.

At the same time, the digital ledger delivers conventional blockchain benefits such as audibility and trackability while provisingprivacy protection remain

ICOs

Like trading, investing in ICOs is simplified. Only one KYC verification is required versus having to be vetted by each ICO issuer. By investing in CURV, through the smart contract, the investor is invested in all ICOs hosted by Curve. The more CURVE tokens staked, the more free airdrop tokens received from ICOs. The wallet is well prepared for an increased in crypto trading regulation; Curve ICOs are securities-compliant. To preserve the value of Curve tokens, CryptoCurve buys up and burns tokens each quarter.

Wanchain

Wanchain is offering technical, marketing and other support to projects that launch on its blockchain alternative. The chain has switched from the ERC-20 token standard to its own Wanchain protocol.

Wanchain president Dustin Byington is a CryptoCurve advisor. The former Goldman Sachs analyst has three other blockchain businesses behind him, Satoshi Talent, Tendermint, and Stokens Venture Capital.

Token Utility

CryptoCurve has replaced the Ethereum compliant token (ERC-20) with its own Wanchain protocol (WRC-20). Discounts are available when trading in crypto and fiat currencies, and investing in ICOs using the CURV token. When enough CURV tokens are accumulated, investors can create and run pooling smart contracts.

Token Sale

Sign up for the pre-sale on the CryptoCurve website.

Symbol: CURV (WRC-20)
Presale: May 22, 2018 – June 6, 2018
Token Sale: July –September
Hardcap: $32,000,000
Price: 1 CURV = $0.20
Available Tokens for Sale: 50%
Token Supply: 415,000,000

Roadmap

Full cross-chain functionality and portfolio tracking will be offered at the end of 2018. Meanwhile, basic CryptoCurve wallet functionality will be available by mid-year 2018. ICO investing, and Wanchain and Ethereum ICO pooling will follow. True multi-currency trading, llllll-chain trading will be available in 2019.

TEAM

Joshua Halferty, CEO
Xander Yi, CFO
Andrew Kerrison, Architecture
Alex Lenart, Creator of Experience
Andre Cronje, Blockchain Infrastructure Engineer
Anton Nell, Web/Mobile Engineer

ADVISORS

Dustin Byington – President, Wanchain Foundation Limited
Mark Ashelford – Russells Solicitors
Rajesh Gopi – Head, Products & Business Development, Wanchain Foundation Limited
Addison Huegel – Managing Partner, Elevator Communications
Tim Bukher – Partner, Thompson Bukher
Dr. Moe Levin – World Blockchain Forum

COMMUNITY/INFO

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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.

 

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Facebook / Reddit / Github / Twitter / Telegram / LinkedIn / Medium  / Whitepaper / Bounty / Tokenenomics

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Kambria (KAT) [Profile] – Token Information

Kambria is an open source innovation platform on the blockchain providing a collaborative development environment for the complete robotics development cycle—from coding to the on demand manufacturing and assembly of components and robotic machines.

Any one with the Kambria token (KAT) can interact in the system and contribute ideation, capital, robotics technology and manufacturing capacity. To encourage robotics devs to support interoperability, Kambria provides the development tools and incentives to develop compatible modules across software, hardware, firmware, electrical and mechanical technologies.

The Carnegie Mellon and Stanford engineering alumni who make up the core team of Kambria learned from experience that the current silo approach to robotics development is too slow and expensive. By providing a platform for developers to cooperatively build advanced robotics, the engineers expect to make an earlier robotic project, the Ohmni home robot, a regular household appliance. Though Ohmni’s life-like telepresence creates the impression a distant loved one has been teleported into the room with family members, the $1,900 price tag makes the robot a novelty.

 

What is collaborative robotics?

Roboticists are learning a lot about the power of distributed work from swarming ants. To make universally affordable robots, like ant swarms, the Kambria team is using collective tasks to build a faster, cheaper, and better bot.

Collaborative robotics is expected to significantly accelerate robotics development by promoting interoperability and eliminating duplicate tasks, which Kambria estimates to be 85 percent of efforts.

Robotics devs have access to a repository of development tools and receive tokens when they contribute their technology back to the Kambria ecosystem.

Under an open collaborative system spanning the full robotics production chain, technology can be easily and quickly tested—and excel or fail—across diverse development and manufacturing environments, thereby accelerating innovation. Kambria’s manufacturing alliance—a network of robotics fabricators—can stamp out robotics products in days, significantly lowering the expense of having to build a custom robotics fabrication plant.

 

What happens when you unleash crypto-economics on robots?

Robotics development will take place at 10 times the speed and efficiency than under the current silo mentality, estimates the Kambria team. Key to this acceleration is aligning incentives across the robotics development cycle. Robotics development is slow and expensive because developers are mostly tinkering in silos. Without incentives to share, however, devs are not going to leave their silos.

Kambria’s solution is to provide incentives to share technology while penalties and legal actions act as a disincentive for free riders using the system. Developers who are ready to break out of the silos that stifle innovation in favor of collaboration will be rewarded by the Kambria system in various ways. On the Kambria platform, a project like Ohmni can launch a Kickstarter-type campaign and get paid in KAT rather than fiat money. As mentioned, devs will be rewarded with KAT tokens when they contribute robotics technology to the platform. Manufacturers can also earn tokens by manufacturing and using the robotics technology in the Kambria ecosystem. Other members can benefit by investing in and promoting the robotics products in the ecosystem.

Ultimately, Kambria reasons that open code, data and technology will lead to advances in artificial intelligence while machine learning will teach algorithms how to build better robots. The resultant value created in the ecosystem, according to the fundamental laws of crypto-economics, will be shared among all members.

Kambria Architecture and Utility Token Model:
Kambria Architecture

 

How does the bounty program fairly price robotic development demand?

In the Kambria ecosystem, If a company requires custom robotics such as a sensor or control logic, a bounty program can be launched via a smart contract that embeds the token rewards. The bounty, which should price in the complexity and demand for the technology, can range from $100 to over $1 million. Other projects requiring the same robotics technology can join the bounty and increase the stake. Under this model, the bounty price should reflect market demand. To support the ongoing development process, funds can be released in tranches to developers.

The K-Prize of $500k and up rewards the development of value and applications in the Kambria system.

Bonus rewards may also be paid.

 

TOKEN SALE / Kambria ecosystem

The Kambria token (KAT) is the currency for interactions in the robotics development ecosystem. The Kambria team is gearing up for its initial coin offering (ICO), which should take place before the full launch in Q1 2019. Sign up on the Kambria site for updates.

OhmniLabs has introduced the Ohmni DevKit as the first shared robotics resource on the Kambria platform. The move to the open innovation platform is expected to help the home robot, as well as many other robotics devices, deploy in home and industrial applications earlier.

Symbol:  KAT (ERC-20)
Hardcap: $25,000,000
Available Tokens for Sale:  50%
Token Supply:  5,000,000,000

TEAM

Dr. Thuc Vu, Cofounder and CEO (LinkedIn)
Jared Go, Cofounder – CTO of OhmniLabs
Tingxi Tan, Cofounder – Cofounder of OhmniLabs
Manuela Veloso –  AI and Robotics
Dhana Pawar– Marketing
Ned Semonite – Partnerships

ADVISORS

Loi Luu – Kyber Network
Mike Hodges – ATA Ventures
George Li – WeTrust
Simon Seojoon Kim – Hashed
Dr. Long Vuong – Tomochain
Lily Sarafan –  Home Care Assistance

COMMUNITY/INFO

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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).

 

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Whitepaper / Facebook / Github /  Twitter / Telegram / Youtube / Bitcoin Talk

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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.

Fantom Opera

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.

 

COMMUNITY/INFO

Website / Facebook / Github / Twitter / Telegram / Telegram (Announcements) / LinkedIn / Medium / Kakao / Blog / WhitepaperExecutive Summary / Executive Summary (Korean)

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Hashgard [Profile] – Token Information

What is Hashgard

Hashgard is a complete digital asset management solution which leverages blockchain technology and builds upon concepts such as ‘decentralized asset autonomy’ from the DAO model.

The project seeks to create a comprehensive ecosystem, with the ultimate goal of achieving distributed inclusive finance – allowing global investors to take advantage of the new economy ushered in by the rise of digital assets.

This is made possible via a multi-layered infrastructure, relying upon various modules, including a smart contracts system which can autonomously manage asset issuance, trusteeship, settlement, audit and more.

Hashgard Architecture

TOKEN SALE / ICO

Token Sale:  Hashgard has stated there will be no public sale. From the company’s F.A.Q.:

Our private sale, which was open only to institutions, has already closed and been fulfilled. There will not be public sale nor ICO.

We will be hosting online and offline activities as well as airdrops. Providing feedback during our Alpha and Beta testing will also entitle you to various amounts of airdrop.

Token Supply: TBA

 

Why Hashgard

While digital assets have brought unparalleled convenience and accessibility, traditional asset management systems and their structures continue to be hurdles towards transparency and effectiveness.

The lack of regulations, use of outdated tools and the ease with which digital asset management funds can be set up now, are all causes for concern. The only way forward towards truly taking advantage of digital assets is matching them with cutting-edge technological solutions which complement their strengths – decentralization, trustlessness and immutability.

Hashgard aims to be that solution.

 

How Hashgard works

Hashgard borrows the asset autonomy model from the DAO, and improves upon it to securely utilize blockchain technology’s self-governance qualities and remove the need for middlemen and human asset managers. Not only is this cost-effective, it is also much less error-prone and provides higher security to investors’ interests.

The use of blockchain technology also allows for verifiable operational data to be available on request, but it is kept secure at the same time via cryptography. Due to this, stakeholders and investors can get access to private data if and when needed, to ascertain performance credibility.

All of this is made possible via ‘code’ or smart contracts, which are specifically designed for asset management functions, and also allow integration with other systems for purposes such as identity authentication, asset lending, data validation and distribution of content.

 

Team

Hasgard’s team comprises members from the China-based Fenbushi Capital, where Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was a General Partner, before taking on a more flexible, advisory position. Hashgard’s list of advisors also includes Fenbushi Capital’s founding partner, Bo Shen.

 

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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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