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Global REIT: Real Estate and Blockchain

Global REIT is powered by the blockchain.

Given the growth in the popularity of real estate investment trusts (REITs) among investors, it was inevitable that one would be created specifically tailored to cryptocurrency investors. Global REIT is one such project that will leverage the blockchain to bring this type of investment to cryptocurrency investors.

REITs are diversified portfolios of real estate assets that generate dividends to stockholders primarily from renting. They are popular because they provide fairly consistent returns while managed by professionals acquainted with real estate. Another enticing aspect of this type of investment is that its performance is unrelated with the performance of the overall stock market, thus financially immunizing investors to market swings. Generally, they distribute 90 percent or more of their profits to investors.

Global REIT will make its first asset acquisition in the U.A.E. and plans to expand to other countries in the future. Investors will thus benefit from real estate assets in multiple countries without having to worry about the regulatory hurdles involved. According to the whitepaper, Global REIT aims to have a portfolio valued at $10,000,000,000 in five years.

The project will issue two ERC20 tokens, GRET and GREM, that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Token holders of both will receive monthly dividends. The GREM token will at first issue dividends at two percent of the net asset value (NAV), with a reduction to 1.25 percent as the project grows, and the GRET token will provide a fixed dividend of eight percent of the investment of assets under management (AUM). During the crowdsale, GREM will priced at $0.07 and GRET for $1.

The pre-ICO began on May 1, 2018 and will end May 31, 2018. The ICO begins June 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2018. The soft cap is $5,000,000 and the hard cap is $20,000,000, with a minimum investment of $100. The project will also remain Sharia-compliant, thus attracting a large pool of international investors. For cryptocurrency investors looking to own digital tokens tied to hard assets, Global REIT might be a very attractive option.

*I am receiving Global REIT tokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about Global REIT:

Website: https://globalreit.io/

Whitepaper: https://www.globalreit.io/front/whitepaper/Global-REIT.pdf

Konios: Trusted F2F Exchange

Konios is a trusted F2F cryptocurrency exchange.

In the world of cryptocurrencies, being a trusted exchange carries great advantages, given their largely unregulated and uncertain terrain. To bring trust to cryptocurrencies, Konios has developed a face-to-face (F2F) platform for trading cryptocurrencies along with a ratings system to determine the trustwortiness of users.

The Konios app that will be available for Android and iOS mobile devices will make storing and exchanging cryptocurrencies easy for users. Increasingly the public is embracing cryptocurrencies, leading to a combined market capitalization of over $300,000,000, and user-friendliness will be key to capturing this very large potential market. Users will be able to send and receive cryptocurrencies, trade cryptocurrencies, engage in F2F transactions involving cash, check their transactions, and set account preferences using the app.

The F2F transactions on the platform will make it easier for cryptocurrency users to exchange cryptocurrency for cash by providing a search function to find nearby users who meet their criteria. Users will be able to send requests to other users, and will be able to set a date and time to meet to transact in person. The app will require users to scan a QR code to verify their presence when meeting, with multiple steps of verification during the exchange before which the cryptocurrency is released to the buyer using a smart contract. Users will then be able to rate each other, thus incentivizing honest behavior, given that users with high trust ratings will get more requests from other users.

The main currency of the platform is the KON token, an ERC20 token that will be used for all transactions. KON tokens will be rewarded to users who participate in the platform to encourage its growth. In total, 5,000,000,000 KON tokens will be minted. Businesses willing to provide a secure location for F2F transactions among users can earn KON tokens, and they can participate in transactions as well.

The main crowdsale for Konios starts May 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2018, during which each KON token can be purchased for $0.01. The minimum investment required is $10. The project is based in Zug, Switzerland and complies with the standards of its country. By building trust among users who wish to trade or own cryptocurrencies, and making them easy to use, Konios has the potential to gain a large market share of the cryptocurrency market by meeting these needs.

*I am receiving KON tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about Konios:

Website: https://konios.com/

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nf6o1WJooXwv8KCe6vxxqoqmQFpIcMY1/view

LAPO: Finance Powered by Blockchain

LAPO is a finance blockchain.

As cryptocurrencies increasingly become mainstream, the infrastructure for transacting in cryptocurrencies is being built. While numerous projects have arisen to fulfill this need, LAPO stands out for using the DASH protocol and applying smart contracts to it.

Though cryptocurrencies have risen in popularity and now constitute over $300 million in market capitalization, investors are experiencing difficulties trading the cryptocurrencies of their choice and converting them to fiat currencies. The lack of liquidity and incompatibility between platforms have prevented cryptocurrencies from gaining even greater adoption and being used for daily transactions. To fix these problems, LAPO will establish a platform with numerous financial services, including a cryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrency wallet for sending and receiving payments, payment processing for merchants, and loans, to name a few. Users of the platform will have access to these services using mobile devices or desktops.

In order for cryptocurrencies to become mainstream, the underlying technology, the blockchain, will need to scale. Due to the speed, security, and low transaction fees of the DASH blockchain, LAPO has decided to base its platform on its protocol and add smart contract capabilities to it. Due to the platform’s use of the DASH protocol, transactions within it will only take two to five seconds. Smart contracts allow users to execute contracts without intermediaries, effectively reducing the costs of transactions. Essentially, LAPO will function as a bank without bankers who charge high commissions that are passed onto consumers.

Essential to the LAPO platform is its native currency, LAPO Coin (LAX). LAX will be used in all transactions on the platform as an intermediary coin that will add liquidity and stability to the platform. Additionally, users will be able to create their own tokens on the platform to use as currency.

LAPO has been conducting an unofficial presale from February 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018, with LAX selling for $0.01. Its official presale, or crowdsale, starts May 1, 2018 and will last to June 1, 2018. During the official presale, LAX will sell for $0.025. According to the whitepaper, no more than 10,000,000,000 will ever be created. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts interested in a project incorporating DASH and smart contract capabilities, and aiming to disrupt global finance, may want to look further into this project while doing their due diligence.

*I am receiving LAX for the growth of the community.

Author: pushups44

To find more information about LAPO:

Website: https://lapo.io/

Whitepaper: https://lapo.io/files/lapo-whitepaper.pdf

Telegram: https://t.me/lapoofficial

Forty Seven Bank: Cryptocurrency Financial Services

Forty Seven Bank provides cryptocurrency financial services.

Forty Seven Bank will connect the world of cryptocurrencies with the mainstream banking system, allowing cryptocurrency owners to convert their cryptocurrencies into numerous assets including fiat currencies. By combining the best of both worlds, Forty Seven Bank has the potential to revolutionize the global financial system by unleashing the power of blockchain technology.

When bitcoin was introduced in 2009 by a reclusive character named Satoshi Nakamoto, the press either ignored or mocked his creation, asserting it could never be regarded as money. What made bitcoin unique compared to other forms of money that have been tried in the past was that it was decentralized and distributed, preventing any person or group from taking control of the currency and dictating its value and terms. The distributed ledger that records transactions, which any user with a bitcoin client can download, is known as a blockchain. Because the ledger is not stored at any one location, and because miners are rewarded by securing the network by solving complex mathematical problems, blockchain offers unrivaled security compared to the vulnerable systems before it. While the financial world largely continued to ignore blockchain back then, today it is coming to grips with the revolution unleashed by this disruptive technology.

Since the creation of bitcoin, advancements have been made in the blockchain industry, such as with the development of smart contracts by Ethereum in 2015. Smart contracts allow users to execute contracts once the obligations or terms are fulfilled by both parties without intermediaries such as brokers that add on costs. By allowing parties to engage in brokerless transactions, the potential of smart contracts to disrupt many industries, and especially finance, cannot be overstated. The Ethereum blockchain also allows developers to build Dapps (decentralized applications) on top of it. Forty Seven Bank, building on the Ethereum blockchain, will allow developers to create apps to participate in and enhance its financial ecosystem.

Forty Seven Bank, in compliance with European regulations, will allow users to set up a Multi-Asset Account that will provide access to their accounts from different banks. The Multi-Asset Account will also give users access to their account details and transactions, and will enable users to trade cryptocurrencies with fiat currencies. Users will be able to obtain a debit or credit card to spend their cryptocurrencies and withdraw money from an ATM. Forty Seven Bank will also provide loans, cryptobonds, and payment processing for businesses, among other services. The platform will also implement biometrics and machine learning to remain on the cutting-edge of technology.

The FSBT token, the native currency of the platform, is an ERC20 token that can be stored in popular Ethereum wallets and traded at exchanges. Token holders can use the tokens to buy products and services on the platform, use them as collateral for loans, and will be entitled to 20 percent of the annual revenues generated by the platform to build loyalty to the platform and give the tokens value tied to the platform. During the crowdsale that is now taking place and ends April 31, 2018 or when the hard cap of 5,000,000 FSBT are sold, whichever comes first, each FSBT token will sell for 0.0047 ETH. As a platform offering individuals and businesses many financial products and services based on blockchain technology, Forty Seven Bank has the potential to radically transform the industry.

*I am receiving FSBT tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about Forty Seven Bank:

Website: https://www.fortyseven.io/

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzvESRkgX-uDeHc1QjRzbHRBelU/view

Midex: Digital Asset Platform

Midex provides a cryptocurrency exchange and financial platform.

As cryptocurrencies increasingly become mainstream, financial institutions must adjust to this emerging asset class and allow customers to fully utilize them for their personal and financial needs. Midex is one such company seeking to bridge the gap between this emerging asset class and the traditional financial world.

Among the services offered by Midex on its platform is the licensed Midex Exchange, which allows customers to freely trade cryptocurrency and fiat currency pairs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Midex Exchange customers can obtain the private keys to their cryptocurrency wallets, unlike at other exchanges. This exchange is live and accepting new users. As a platform with a working product, Midex stands out for actually delivering services that cryptocurrency traders and enthusiasts can actually use. In this industry, many companies are currently making promises and seeking funds without even a product or even team assembled.

Midex will also offer other essential financial services on its platform, such as debit and credit cards for shopping and withdrawing cash from an ATM, loans, investment services, news, and escrow services. Customers will also be able to interact with a virtual Midex office and employee using a VR headset to have any basic questions about the platform answered.  For businesses, Midex will make accepting payments from customers in cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies easy, thus opening up the possibility of attracting new customers who prefer to use cryptocurrencies over fiat currencies for payment. Potentially, businesses that accept payments using the Midex platform can save substantial amounts of money in the long run by avoiding the high fees charged by conventional payment processors.

The native token of the platform, MDX, is ERC20 compatible and runs on top of the Ethereum blockchain. MDX tokens allow users to obtain services and products on the platform, and MDX token holders will receive 20 percent of the daily commissions generated by the exchange and other services on the platform. As an integral part of the platform, MDX tokens have value that users will recognize and appreciate.

The  Midex crowdsale that began January 15, 2018 ends April 15, 2018. For the remainder of the crowdsale, the MDX token will sell for $1. The funds raised during the crowdsale will cover the expenses of developing and marketing the platform. ICOBench has given Midex a laudable 4.7 rating. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts interested in a platform that gives essential financial services to cryptocurrency owners may want to review this project further while doing their due diligence. If Midex achieves the goals set out on its roadmap, it can potentially become a highly disruptive force in global finance.

*I am receiving MDX tokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about Midex:

Website: https://ico.midex.com

Whitepaper: https://ico.midex.com/docs/Whitepaper_EN.pdf

 

OTPPay: Omni Token Platform for Payments

The OTPPay OTP token will make cryptocurrencies easy to use.

OTPPay, or Omni Token Platform for Payments, will potentially revolutionize finance and empower the unbanked by allowing anyone to pay for goods and services in cryptocurrencies using a mobile app. The OTPPay service will lower the costs for businesses and consumers, providing new economic and financial opportunities for users.

The disruptive and transformative power of this platform cannot be overstated, given that it can potentially render traditional financial institutions obsolete. Using the blockchain and smart contracts, transactions are instant, immutable, inexpensive, and trustless. A user can simply download the OTPPay app and, by scanning a QR code or using NFC (near-field communication), instantly pay a merchant using the same app for a good or service. By bypassing payment processors and using the blockchain, transaction fees using the platform will be just .5 percent, in contrast to the one to five percent payment processors currently charge. This lowered cost of transactions will be a boon to merchants and consumers, who will likely be given discounts to build their loyalty.

The OTPPay platform will allow users to buy and trade various tokens and cryptocurrencies, and all transactions will require the ownership of OTP, the native token of the platform. OTP tokens will ensure there is continuous liquidity in the platform and will allow for frictionless transactions with other users. The platform will also provide a lending service and credit scores derived from algorithms to meet the basic financial needs of users.

As an ERC20 token that runs on top of the Ethereum blockchain, OTP tokens can be stored in popular Ethereum wallets and traded at exchanges. No more than 1,000,000,000 OTP tokens will be created, and each month the platform will use .10 percent of revenues generated from transactions to buy back tokens and burn them, gradually reducing the overall supply.

The crowdsale will enable investors to contribute to the project and receive tokens in return. The first phase of the crowdsale, the pre-ICO, takes place from March 5 to April 3, 2018. During the pre-ICO, 16,000 OTP tokens can be bought with one ETH. The second phase of the crowdsale is the ICO, which will take place from April 4 to June 2, 2018. During the ICO, 8,000 OTP tokens can be bought for one ETH. Thus, early investors will get a better deal on the tokens. Investors interested in a potentially disruptive project that may render traditional payment processors obsolete may wish to join this crowdsale after doing their own due diligence.

*I am receiving OTP tokens for the growth of the community.

To learn more about OTPPay:

Website: https://otppay.io/

Whitepaper: https://otppay.io/Assets/otppay-whitepaper/OTPPAY_White_paper_v1.1.pdf

EQUI: Digital Venture Capitalism

EQUI brings venture capitalism to the Digital Age.

The tokenization of the global economy has paved the way for venture capitalism to finally be freed from the clutches of the ultra-wealthy, and to be available to ordinary investors. EQUI, founded by esteemed entrepreneurs Doug Barrowman and Baroness Mone of Mayfair, is the most prominent example of this expansion of economic opportunity.

The tokenization of the economy allows for businesses to raise funds from a wider array of investors, unhampered by national borders or antiquated regulations. The Ethereum blockchain, on top of which the native token of the platform, EQUItoken, runs, is decentralized and censorship-resistant, allowing anyone in the world to participate in its network. Moreover, the Ethereum blockchain is immutable and transparent, preventing hackers and thieves from reversing transactions, and allowing users to verify the transactions in the network. The expanded possibilities for raising money utilizing the blockchain will allow more businesses to raise the funds that they need to thrive, stimulating economies and creating jobs. The blockchain can potentially bring about unparalleled economic growth, especially in developing nations where credit for small and medium-sized businesses is scarce.

Venture capitalists have played a critical role for startups and emerging businesses by providing funds and expertise in exchange for surrendering a portion or share of the business. The founders of EQUI, Doug Barrowman and Baroness Mone of Mayfair, will provide businesses with access to funding, mentorship, and strategic guidance on the platform, and both have massive credibility for this undertaking. Doug Barrowman, who founded the Knox Group, manages about £1.5 billion in funds. Baroness Mone of Mayfair founded and currently owns a 20 percent stake in the lingerie company Ultimo, and has complete ownership of fake-tanning brand UTan. Having been raised in a working-class family, she rose to become an eminent businesswoman, eventually being given peerage. She is highly sought-after as a speaker, commanding £25,000 per speech in the UK.

To invest in startups using the platform, users will need EQUItokens, which are ERC20 compatible and can be stored in popular Ethereum wallets. Those who invest in companies within the platform get to keep 75 percent of the net profits, and the remaining 25 percent will go to the team to ensure they are incentivized to provide their knowledge and experience for the growth of the platform.  Given the essential support the team will provide to businesses, 25 percent is a reasonable amount for compensation.

The presale for EQUI will take place from March 1, 2018 to March 14, 2018, and the main crowdsale will take place from March 15, 2018 to April 12, 2018. During the main crowdsale, EQUI will have a nominal price of $0.50. Those who wish to participate in the main crowdsale must buy at least $100 of EQUItokens. For cryptocurrency enthusiasts who are interested in a project combining the traditional venture capitalist world with the emerging world of cryptocurrencies, this crowdsale may be appealing.

*I am receiving EQUItokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about EQUI:

Website: https://equi.capital/

Whitepaper: https://equi.capital/whitepaper/EQUI_Whitepaper_050218.pdf

 

Thrive: Digital Ads Powered by Blockchain

Thrive is an ad marketplace powered by blockchain.

Using the power and efficiency of blockchain technology, Thrive intends to create the world’s premier decentralized marketplace that best meets the needs of advertisers and consumers. As a marketplace powered by the blockchain, it will bring transparency to the industry, lower costs for businesses, and protect brands.

The blockchain will be a disruptive technology in virtually all industries and particularly in advertising. Given its distributed and censorship-resistant nature, it cannot be controlled by monopolies or special interests that prevent competition. Because transactions on the blockchain are transparent and globally viewable, and given their secure and immutable nature, fraud and cheating are minimized if not eliminated. The smart contract capabilities of the Thrive blockchain will remove the need for intermediaries such as brokers, thus reducing costs for advertisers. Smart contracts are contracts that self-execute when two parties to a transaction have met their part of the bargain. As self-executing contracts, they are trustless, essentially removing the need for parties to concern themselves with the trustworthiness of a third party.

For the advertising industry, protecting the image of brands is essential. Increasingly, brands are concerned about their ads being placed next to inappropriate online content, such as hate speech or obscenity. Given the value that brands have for businesses, the placement of their ads next to inappropriate content has the potential to harm their image and business. Thrive will protect brands by incentivizing users to rate websites so that advertisers will be better able to select publishers who meet their criteria and also engage in more targeted marketing. The misplacement of ads in the industry today not only damages the reputation of a business, but also reduces conversion as users of these websites are unlikely to be paying customers to the business. As a platform that protects brands, Thrive will be a premium ad marketplace for businesses that prefer quality over quantity.

At first, Thrive will issue its own token, THRT, as an ERC20 token running on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Eventually, once development is finished, the project will release its own proprietary blockchain capable of executing smart contracts along with its own cryptocurrency. The THRT token is used to fuel the ecosystem as a form of payment and will be used for rewarding users who review websites, according to the quality and reliability of their reviews. Users can also choose to share their data with advertisers in exchange for THRT.

The main crowdsale for Thrive is taking place March 10, 2018 to April 5, 2018, unless the hard cap of 27,500,000 euros is reached. The hard cap is the upper limit of what the project will accept from investors before the crowdsale closes. During this crowdsale, THRT will cost 0.25 euro. Investors who wish to take part in the crowdsale of a project that aims to bring more transparency to the advertising industry should consider joining this interesting project.

*I am receiving Thrive tokens for the growth of the community.

To find more information about Thrive:

Website: https://ico.thrivelabs.io/

Whitepaper: https://ico.thrivelabs.io/documents/thrive_whitepaper.pdf

Telegram: https://t.me/thriveico

Mark.Space: Next Generation Internet

Mark.Space will bring the next generation of internet by combining it with virtual reality and the blockchain.

With the goal to revolutionize and enhance the experience of the internet, Mark.Space will use blockchain technology to allow users of its platform to create virtual 3D spaces linked to a web address. With blockchain technology, transactions are transparent and immutable, fostering an ecosystem that functions similar to the real world.

Though professional software can be used to design units of space in the virtual world, the platform will allow users to design their units by providing easy-to-use tools. Any browser can be used to access the ecosystem, giving anyone an opportunity to enjoy the unique content on the platform and to buy and design their own unit. Once a unit linked to a web address is bought and designed, the user can post the web address on social media to engage other users and show their creativity. The 3D nature of the Mark.Space platform will take the internet to the next level, giving users novel experiences.

Users will have the ability to buy, sell, and rent units on the platform. Goods and services can also be freely traded on the platform, with the native token, MRK, used as a means of exchange. Given the creativity the platform fosters, artists will find the platform particularly useful. Advertisers can buy or rent spaces to spread awareness of goods and services. Because transactions are transparently and securely made on the blockchain, the ownership of virtual land will not be contested. Additionally, copyrights and trademarks will be enforced on the platform, just as in the real world.

The crowdsale for Mark.Space offering the MRK token at $0.10 ends February 28, 2018. The MRK token is ERC20 compatible and can be stored in popular Ethereum wallets, and traded at exchanges. As the platform grows in use, the MRK token has the potential to increase. No more than three billion MRK tokens will be created, keeping the supply fixed for investors and token holders to avoid dilution of value. Investors who would like to play a role in expanding the possibilities of the internet by applying virtual reality and blockchain technology may find this project highly interesting as an investment.

*I am receiving Mark tokens for the growth of the community.

Author: pushups44

To learn more about Mark.Space:

Website: https://mark.space/

Whitepaper: https://mark.space/files/wp/WP_en.pdf

Coinvest: Decentralized Cryptocurrency Trading

Coinvest aims to be the first decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform.

Seeking to capitalize on the exponential growth of cryptocurrencies in popularity and value, Coinvest aims to build the world’s first truly decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform, with additional features planned for the future to take care of the financial needs of its users.

Essentially, the Coinvest platform allows users to buy and sell popular cryptocurrencies and index funds. The native token of the platform, COIN, provides liquidity and is needed to buy and sell these assets. The conversion from these assets to COIN is fast and frictionless. By allowing investors to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies easily, Coinvest aims to increase mainstream adoption of them and build a thriving community of users.

By employing its native token and smart contracts — contracts that execute automatically when conditions set by two parties are met — costs and complexity are eliminated. Rather than using brokers to execute or facilitate trades, the smart contracts create an immutable record on the blockchain that is instant and trustless. By eliminating third parties and processing transactions with its unique software protocol, substantial savings are passed on to users of the platform.

The Coinvest crypto exchange is decentralized and transparent.

As a decentralized platform, Coinvest does not accept or manage any funds. Funds deposited by customers are held in escrow and made available using smart contracts, thus requiring no human intervention. The lack of intermediaries involved in these transactions will prevent fraud and malfeasance.

To incentivize use of the platform, traders will earn COIN based on their volume of trading. For every 10 trades, users will receive COIN equivalent to the value of one trade. Users of the platform can also earn COIN by allowing others to mimic their trading, known as copy-trading.

Eventually, Coinvest will allow users to have their own debit card for purchasing goods and services globally. The platform will also provide margin, futures, and options trading. By providing a wide range of financial services, Coinvest can potentially become a very disruptive force in global finance.

The ICO for Coinvest will begin February 16 and is scheduled to end March 16, 2018, if the hard cap of $30 million is not met. In total, 107 million COIN will be minted. The COIN token is ERC20 compliant and runs on top of the Ethereum protocol.

To find more information about Coinvest:

Website: https://coinve.st/

Whitepaper: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ePI50Vd9MGdkPnH0KdVuhTOOSiqmnE7WteGDtG10GuE/edit