August 2017 – Less than 2 weeks left for the world’s first ICO-Hypethon, and already $1.2 million from investors available to fund startups. The event is sponsored by the Waves Platform and hosted in the magnificent Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Sasha Ivanov, Waves CEO & Founder, has this to say about the upcoming event “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome so much talent and experience from the blockchain industry. It’s particularly encouraging that we are seeing interest from across a wide range of sectors, both in the digital and real-world elements of the economy. This confirms that blockchain will and already is revolutionising how we do business, and that we’re going to see some big changes in the months and years ahead. We’re also very pleased to see a strong media presence, again indicating rising interest, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our viewers along for the ride”.
Teams, angels, sponsors, crypto enthusiasts, blockchain industry experts will act as speakers and mentors and are bracing themselves for the first publicly open all-in-one Blockchain hackathon, accelerator and incubator. The event which will focus on the execution of legit Initial Coin Offerings.
One of the event’s sponsors will be prosense.tv, who will be in charge of live streaming the event on Facebook and YouTube. Gregory Vasinkevich, co-founder of prosense tv commented “The speed of development and implementation of new technologies is growing every year. The rapid development and distribution of crypto-currencies is creating a new world economy. Prosense is proud to provide its technology to the first ICO-Hypethon festival: the event will be accompanied by a live broadcast in 2D and VR format available on all major media platforms. Come to the Hypethon live or virtually. Be where you want to be.”
Angels will be travelling or watching the event online all over the globe and will get the chance to meet with the pre-ICO teams at the Hypethon, for those who will not be able to make it to the event, CryptoFriends employees will be able to interview teams on request. Projects, which have qualified thus far, are:
1. CryptoPay; crypto asset debit card provider.
2. Kickcity; a blockchain based events platform.
3. Run-CPA; affiliate networking with bitcoin payouts.
4. Rosenbridge Digital; decentralized funding platform.
5. LegalORN; legal documents on the Blockchain.
6. jNet1; online platform for the jewelry business.
The participating projects are a mix between concepts with team members with solid background, from existing businesses that are looking expand their operations through crypto coins. In the case of CryptoPay, a powerhouse in the bitcoin community, they are using the Hypethon and the creation of an ICO as a way to expand its operations, “We are happy to participate in the event as it’s one of the largest of it’s kind. Everybody has been asking about the Cryptopay ICO, so we’ve decided to announce it during the event. I believe that the Hypethon perfectly timed and Saint-Petersburg’s is the perfect location for such an event. We have big plans and the event is the best place to announce them.” said CryptoPay’s co-founder George Basiladze.
CryptoFriends are also proud to announce a project from the UK: Rosenbridge Digital. The company is excited and proud to announce its participation in the first Hypethon in St Petersberg on August 16th. Their project is a decentralized Funding platform – the first of its kind to be FCA regulated in the United Kingdom. Adam Cuffe Project director said, “I am truly excited to be a part of this. I believe we can only benefit our project in a positive way. The experience and availability of resources at this ground breaking event will be unmatched, and it is a great chance for us to showcase our business model and connect with people in the blockchain community. We look forward to meeting face-to-face with investors and have the support of the Waves team over the long term.”
KickCity brings Event Ticketing Innovation to the Hypethon. The company’s co-founder Gideon Gibson said, “In a few days we will be at the great Hypethon. We are super excited to be part of this event and to be announcing the pre-sale of our tokens. KickCity is pioneering the future of the Blockchain event industry . We are already a thousand steps ahead by providing FIAT and Bitcoin ticket processing for this event. Our goal is to encourage mass adoption of cryptocurrencies while building a utopian event marketplace. and we are already achieving that at Hypethon. We will also be giving out Kickbacks to everyone who bought tickets to the event.”
As ICOs are becoming more and more exposed to scammers and con artists, the Hypethon will pave the way for angels to properly do their due diligence and fund the right projects. Teams will have a few minutes for their opening pitch on August 16 and thereafter angels will be flying around the “street art museum” investigating the teams, their projects and their business models. A panel of Blockchain experts will decide the top-3 projects on August 17 near the end of the day, but regardless, angels are still free to fund whichever businesses they choose to.
Waves is a decentralized platform for crowdfunding and the creation of digital tokens. Waves’ core business is asset/custom token issuance, transfer, and trading on blockchain. One of the project’s key features is simplicity of use and mass implementation. Proof-Of-Stake is expected to be used as the consensus algorithm. In June 2016, Waves completed the ICO, raising over USD 16 million (30,000 bitcoins). Waves is a top-10 blockchain project in terms of crowdfunding investments. Presently, the company’s capitalization about USD 570 million. Many startups, including MobileGo, ZrCoin, EncryptoTel, PrimalBase and Starta Accelerator held their ICOs via the platform.
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