WHAT IS IOU?
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An initial coin offering (ICO) or initial currency offering is a type of crowdfunding using cryptocurrencies. In an ICO, a quantity of cryptocurrency is sold in the form of “tokens” (“coins”) to speculators or investors, in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or ethereum. The tokens sold are promoted as future functional units of currency if or when the ICO’s funding goal is met and the project launches.
An ICO can be a source of capital for startup companies. ICOs allow startups to avoid regulatory compliance and intermediaries such as venture capitalists, banks and stock exchanges. ICOs may fall outside existing regulations, depending on the nature of the project, or be banned altogether in some jurisdictions, such as China and South Korea.
ICOs have been prone to scams and securities law violations. Fewer than half of all ICOs survive four months after the offering, while almost half of ICOs sold in 2017 failed by February 2018. Despite their record of failure and the falling prices of cryptocurrencies, a record $7 billion was raised via ICO from January-June 2081
The first token sale (also known as an ICO) was held by Mastercoin in July 2013. Ethereum raised money with a token sale in 2014, raising 3,700 BTC in its first 12 hours, equal to approximately $2.3 million at the time. An ICO was held by Karmacoin in April 2014 for its Karmashares project.
ICOs and token sales became popular in 2017. There were at least 18 websites tracking ICOs before mid-year. In May, the ICO for a new web browser called Brave generated about $35 million in under 30 seconds. Messaging app developer Kik’s September 2017 ICO raised nearly $100 million. At the start of October 2017, ICO coin sales worth $2.3 billion had been conducted during the year, more than ten times as much as in all of 2016. As of November 2017, there were around 50 offerings a month, with the highest-grossing ICO as of January 2018, being Filecoin raising $257 million (and $200 million of that within the first hour of their token sale).
Kik had previously issued $50 million in tokens called “Kin” to institutional investors, and sought to raise an additional $125 million from the public. In connection with this ICO, an unidentified third party executed a phishing scam by circulating a fake URL for the offering through social media.
By the end of 2017, ICOs had raised almost 40 times as much capital as they had raised in 2016, although still amounting to less than two percent of the capital raised by IPOs. According to industry newsletter Cointelegraph, companies raised around $6 billion via ICOs in 2017; 37% of that amount was made by only 20 ICOs. Already by February, 2018, an estimated 46% of the 2017 ICOs had failed.
ICOs are sometimes called “token sales”. Amy Wan, a crowdfunding and syndication lawyer, described the coin in an ICO as “a symbol of ownership interest in an enterprise — a digital stock certificate” stating that they are likely subject to regulation as securities in the U.S. under the Howey test.
Ethereum is (as of February 2018) the leading blockchain platform for ICOs with more than 80% market share. Tokens are generally based on the Ethereum ERC-20 standard. According to Cointelegraph the Ethereum network ICOs have resulted in considerable phishing, Ponzi schemes, and other scams, accounting for about 10% of ICOs.
On January 30, 2018, Facebook banned advertisements for ICOs as well as for cryptocurrencies and binary options. By April 9, 2018, ICO advertising has been banned not only by Facebook, but by Twitter, Google, and MailChimp.
In reference with the motion of this article, Today! I will be presenting you a particular undisputed project called:IOU
WHAT IS IOU?
As mentioned above,IOU seeks to reinvent the existing customer loyalty programs in a bid to offer more benefits, control, and flexibility to the merchants. Doing this will make it possible for the merchants to guarantee their clients the best possible consumer satisfaction levels. This will be in exchange for the marketing expenditures already incurred.
The loyalty system being proposed by IOU will make it possible for the business owners to build new interaction levels with their clientele. Additionally, they will also be able to provide an opportunity for their consumers to freely exchange the IOUs in their possession with other consumers. and here, each Consumer truly would become the “agent” targeting other Consumers on P2P exchange seeking to trade their acquired IOUs with other Consumers based on the need and value at the time of the transaction. Such approach allows merchants to obtain a stable influx of new customers and truly loyal customers.
For instance, Consumer A purchased restaurant IOU in Rome and is traveling to Paris might trade his/her IOU with the Consumer B who is traveling to Rome for the restaurant in Paris. They believe many Consumers would choose to purchase multiple IOUs from the same Merchant if the offer is attractive to have opportunity to trade some with other Consumers. This approach drives customer satisfaction while giving Merchants would not only get the opportunity to attract new customers but also receive their funds in advance.
IOU has formalized the preparation of its work with each CEO, CFO and COO (each, “Executive”) by making a written agreement that formalizes their current work requirements. Such work agreements include restrictive agreements such as non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. The employment agreement also stipulates additional provisions by admiring termination, constructive termination, severance pay and alternative controls from the Executive, together with payments between 6 and 18 months of salary, bonuses and profits in the termination tournament within 12 months after the change of control.
IOU remains at the forefront of the fintech revolution that democratizes access to capital for small businesses. IOU expects to continue to develop mortgage origination and generate profits throughout 2018.
IOU closed the first quarter of 2018 with a adjusted large profit of $ 804,088, which excludes certain non-cash and non-recurring items, compared with two adjusted net losses of $ 0.7 million in the first quarter of 2017. Two $ 1.5 million two improvements in adjusted internet revenues basically caused by two $ 1 million minimizing provisions for mortgage losses as well as $ 0.6 million in reduced work costs in different quarters with the final year of the same duration and for two $ 0.1 million extend gross income.
The global trends in digital e-commerce
Total world population: 7,476 billion people.
Urbanization reaches 54%
Internet users: 3,773 billion.
Penetration is 50%
Social media active users: 2,789 billion.
Penetration reaches 37%
Unique mobile user: 4,997 billion.
Penetration is 66%
Active cellular social users: 2,549 billion.
Penetration reaches 34%
IOUX TOKEN STRUCTURE
200,000,000 IOUX TOKENS
1 IOUX = $0.28
PRE-ICO 10,000,00040% + VOLUME BONUS
TOKENS SOLD BONUS,
TIME OF CROWD SALE BONUS,
Allocated for ICO and Private Sale. Company will burn unsold tokens and use 20% of e-commerce transaction fees on buy-back program to quarterly acquire IOUX tokens from listed exchanges and burn those re-purchased tokens.
IOUX TOKEN DISTRIBUTION
Public — 57.5%
Founders and Management — 20%
ICO Advisors and Bounty Marketers — 2%
Company — 20.5%
Technology — 45%
Marketing / Expansion — 35%
Operations — 12%
Other — 8%
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