As of September 2017, over a thousand cryptocurrency specifications exist; most are similar to and derive from the first fully implemented decentralized cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Within cryptocurrency systems the safety, integrity and balance of ledgers is maintained by a community of mutually distrustful parties referred to as miners: members of the general public using their computers to help validate and timestamp transactions, adding them to the ledger in accordance with a particular timestamping scheme. Miners have a financial incentive to maintain the security of a cryptocurrency ledger.
Most cryptocurrencies are designed to gradually decrease production of currency, placing an ultimate cap on the total amount of currency that will ever be in circulation, mimicking precious metals. Compared with ordinary currencies held by financial institutions or kept as cash on hand, cryptocurrencies can be more difficult for seizure by law enforcement. This difficulty is derived from leveraging cryptographic technologies.
EQUI is the exciting unification of a new cryptocurrency with an innovative investment platform. Built on Ethereum Blockchain technology, EQUI disrupts the traditional venture investment market and empowers the crypto community to join the next generation of venture capital investors. Utilising EQUItokens, investors will be able to buy stakes in emerging, entrepreneurial companies, and benefit from great investment returns and rewards.EQUI will source the best investment opportunities in real world assets, next generation technology companies, and ventures with the capability of revolutionising markets. EQUI will champion innovators and support them by providing extensive business knowledge, guidance and insight to enable their venture to flourish.Through a unique reward structure every EQUItoken holder will benefit from the returns generated from realised projects, ensuring all interests remain aligned throughout the project lifespan. EQUI seeks to reward participants who share our vision, offering an enhanced incentive structure for those who invest their EQUItokens in underlying investment projects showcased on the EQUI platform.Established and led by a team of successful entrepreneurs, EQUI will provide a portal for the investment world to support the innovators of tomorrow in realising their business ambitions and making their mark on the future.
CRYPTO CURRENCY & COINS
A major component in the rise of blockchain has been ‘Cryptocurrency’, otherwise known as ‘virtual currency’ or ‘digital money’. As the names suggest, this is not ‘money’ in the sense that there are no physical attributes to be held – no coins, notes, gold or diamonds. The virtual currency exists solely in digital form within a decentralised network.
There are currently over 1,500 cryptocurrencies available, with Bitcoin and Ethereum taking the largest share of the market. We are now seeing a number of large financial institutions, who had previously steered away from blockchains and cryptocurrencies, publicly announcing their plans to invest in building their own blockchains, or their plans to participate in blockchain research and make digital alliances. This movement is furthered by major corporates who are adopting the technology into their practices.
EQUI – A Game Changer in the Venture Capital Space. The opportunity to be part of a powerful new investment movement. EQUI bridges the crypto community with the traditional venture capital market. EQUI unifies the venture capital market with blockchain technology to bring an exciting propriety platform, which will transform investment opportunities. It will allow individuals to invest alongside established entrepreneurs and share in the rewards and successes of building the next generation of visionary companies. EQUI is destined to become the leading hub for new and experienced investors wanting to be a part of the next game changing ventures.
Investing in visionary ventures with the potential to disrupt markets often reaps remarkable rewards as they emerge into tomorrow’s market leaders. Such rewards are often restricted to an elite that are privileged with accessibility. EQUI is breaking down the barriers of accessibility and delivering the investment portal of the future. EQUI will offer financial choice, flexibility and control.
Backed by a board of successful and visionary entrepreneurs, EQUI uses its collective connectivity and vast global network to identify innovative entrepreneurs and ventures who would excel from the injection of not just capital but also operational and strategic expertise.
The EQUI team provides mentorship, resource, operational support and strategic advice to enable ambitious entrepreneurial companies to grow and succeed. This invaluable input helps transform great ideas into reality; building successful enterprises that generate accelerated capital returns for all stakeholders.
EQUI believes blockchain technology will revolutionise businesses and lifestyles of the future. Using blockchain technology, the EQUI platform will showcase these opportunities and allow investors to participate in the next generation of successful companies.
Blockchain technology is a transparent digital ledger of transactions and records that are immune to change or deletion. Offering additional traits of increased security, lower costs, time efficiency, and error resistance, blockchain has seen a rapid rise in interest during 2017. The utility of blockchain technology is limitless, sparking the growing list of companies, industries, and governments exploring its potential adoption.Cryptocurrency, otherwise known as digital currency or digital money, has played a significant part in the scaling knowledge of blockchain.
MARKET STATISTICS (as at 01 February 2018)
No of Cryptocurrencies: 1,506
Market Capitalisation: $486.7bn
24 Hour Trading Volume: $22.5bn
2017 ICO Funds Raised: $3.7bn
2017 IPO Funds Raised: $637mn (Q1-Q3)
Market Capitalisation: $162.8bn
24 Hour Trading Volume: $7.6bn
Price (01/02/11): $1.76
Price (01/02/18): $9,667.18
Market Capitalisation: $109.3bn
24 Hour Trading Volume: $9.5bn
Price (01/02/16): $0.99
Price (01/02/18): $1,361.21
Potential Benefit Comparison ;
Holders – who purchase EQUItokens and keep them on the EQUI platform uninvested will receive 5% of profits generated from the portfolio of realised investments. This is providing tokens are held for 3 months prior to distribution.
Traders – who purchase EQUItokens and buy and sell them on third party exchanges receive.
75% of all profits are returned to Investors and Holders. The remaining 25% goes to the EQUI Investment Team as a performance reward. This structure has been designed to ensure that the interests of all parties remain aligned at all times deriving maximum value for all stakeholders.
Our revolutionary investment platform fused with blockchain technology will leverage the power of the global community to provide backing to entrepreneurial businesses. EQUI has the ability to accelerate growth and return significant value for stakeholders through the use of its team’s established network and resource availability.
EQUI will be a sustainable investment platform. Utilising Ethereum blockchain technology, it will enable all qualifying participants to benefit from returns generated. EQUI’s unique reward structure is weighted towards providing enhanced returns to those who share our vision and objectives in supporting the next generation of entrepreneurial sucess.
All EQUItoken owners will have access to the platform and the ability to review an evolving selection of investment projects. All showcased projects will have been assessed and evaluated by the EQUI Investment Team prior to publication. Stakes can then be acquired in project(s) of interest using EQUI tokens.
- 65% of the tokens will be made available to the public via the pre-sale and ICO process.
- 12% will be distributed to the EQUI Founders, subject to a six month lock-in period.
- 15% will be distributed to the EQUI Team, quarterly, over a two year period, subject to a six month lock-in period.
- 6% will be distributed to the Advisory Board quarterly, over a two year period, subject to a six month lock-in period.
- 2% will be available for Bounty Rewards.
Use of Proceeds
The funds raised from the ICO will enable the completion of the EQUI decentralised investment platform as outlined in our Roadmap on page 32. Funds will also be allocated to provide the necessary infrastructure and resource to sustain the EQUI business. Any surplus funds will be used by EQUI to invest in projects alongside token holders.
EQUI Capital is an early-stage venture fund, supporting visionary technology entrepreneurs in building leading companies. The EQUI team has a breadth of experience spanning all aspects of business making them well equipped to partner with entrepreneurial ventures and achieve success.
EQUI Capital aims to be the primary portal for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to pioneer their visions into reality. The focus for investment selection places an emphasis on technological advances with a bias towards blockchain technology. Businesses must address a significant market opportunity and offer the potential to grow into the market leaders of tomorrow.
As well as offering financial backing, the EQUI Capital team provide ongoing mentorship, resources, operational support and strategic guidance. This invaluable input will enable ambitious companies to grow and succeed and provide returns for all stakeholders.
Investment Strategies and Returns
Through a unique reward structure every EQUItoken holder will benefit from the returns generated from realised projects, ensuring all interests remain aligned throughout the project lifespans. EQUI seeks to reward participants who share our vision, offering an enhanced incentive structure for those who invest their EQUItokens in underlying investment projects showcased on the EQUI platform.