Meet the projects that ride on Waves

It’s been four months since the Waves Lab accelerator launched in December 2017. Over this time, we have received several hundred requests for participation in the program, which several projects are currently undergoing at different stages — some at the ICO stage, some at Post-ICO and product development stages. This article will tell you about the projects that are riding on Waves.

We are glad to see the most diverse projects in our ecosystem: both small startups and quite large operating businesses.

To demonstrate the diversity of the projects that have also submitted requests for participation, we present a brief overview of some of them. These are the projects that are going to launch and operate on the Waves platform worldwide.

We asked the founders and directors to tell us about their projects, share links to their websites, white papers, social networks and videos, present their teams, state where they are located, where they registered their projects, why they decided to use the blockchain, what their target investment amount is, and why they chose the Waves platform.

Disclaimers:
This review is solely for information purposes and is not an investment guide. Its goal is to demonstrate the diversity of projects and share their experiences in positioning and preparation.

Let’s roll!

Boltt

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Boltt is set to launch the ultimate digital health currency for the masses, called BolttCoin tokens.This is poised to disrupt the cryptocurrency scene, targeting becoming the largest traded digital token within an internal ecosystem.

The company’s aim is to connect stakeholders and the wider population spread across current health, fitness, and wellness ecosystems, while simultaneously promoting a healthier lifestyle in communities across the globe. On the Boltt Platform, all users will be rewarded with Boltt Coins upon achieving their Health Goals. BolttCoin platform users will also be able to participate in a complete health ecosystem, which includes a marketplace, a mobile wallet, a payment solution, and a personalized global health ID, issued for each user.

Users will further be able to increase their BolttCoin token reserves and win exciting prizes by participating in interactive peer-to-peer matches and tournaments hosted on the BolttCoin platform, and sponsored by corporations, brands and celebrities. Bolttcoin platform users will be able to purchase goods and services across the platform’s exclusive partner network, while retailers will be able to link the BolttCoin platform to their existing loyalty programs. The company has already created an exhaustive partner network, which counts over 25,000 merchants and in excess of 1 million products affiliated with the platform.

Whitepaper: https://bolttcoin.io/BolttCoinWhitePaper-V1.0.pdf
Site: https://www.boltt.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bolttsports/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bolttsports
Telegram: https://t.me/BolttCoin

Team

Team based: Based out of India, US & EU, The Boltt team is diverse, with industry leaders in the gaming industry and crypto space. Our 36-member team includes blockchain developers, data scientists, mobile ops, backend/frontend developers, marketing experts, platform engineers & operations professionals.

Incorporated legally: Estonia.

Why blockchain?
Blockchain has gained immense popularity as a technology that provides a mechanism for establishing trust, transparency, auditability, immutability, and security in transactions without the use of any intermediary.

Boltt makes full use of the strengths of blockchain technology.

By utilizing shared ledgers, smart contracts and encryption, Boltt is able to eliminate the intermediaries throughout its ecosystem while ensuring trust, security, transparency, immutability, and auditability across the value chain. Blockchain has enabled Boltt to offer gratification in a secure unbiased manner, increase seamless engagement and stronger monetization methods.

Why Waves?
BolttCoin will be one of the first large token issues to be done on both the Waves and Ethereum blockchains. This is being done to leverage the technical advantages of both, while also bringing wider recognition to the Waves platform in the larger crypto space. The team of Ethereum developers we have employed look forward to working with Waves to find ways the two communities can work closer together in the future.

Boltt makes use of Waves protocol as the basis of its blockchain implementation. Selection of Waves has considered the following factors:

  • Faster transactions and better scalability: Waves provides faster transactions and future-proof scaling options.
  • Quick access to an exchange via DEX: DEX enables secure, high-speed trading that will power Boltt’s internal exchange.
  • Smart contracts: Waves will offer to deploy smart contracts on the blockchain that can add numerous functions.

What is your target funding?
Hard cap: $50M.
Soft cap: $5M.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
With the vast majority of ICOs focused on decentralizing technological products like AI, VR and Social Networks, or even predicting stock movements, BolttCoin focuses on one of the most important aspects of our life: physical health. BolttCoin is the first cross-platform ICO that rewards its users for their personal health advancement. The world’s first ever ‘Digital Health Currency,’ BolttCoin is a giant of an ICO that will revolutionize the world and how communities interact with each other with their very own Boltt coins.


MDL Talent Hub

Pease give a short description of your service/product and tell us how your idea was born
MDL Talent Hub is an ecosystem designed to facilitate the talent sourcing market. Insightful expertise in both IT technologies and the entertainment industry allows us to offer the most efficient and effective medium for collaboration between artists, bookers, and brands.

Whitepaper: https://mdl.life/whitepaper/WhitePaper_eng_1.6.1.pdf
Site: https://mdl.life/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mdl.wtf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mdl_talent_hub
Telegram: https://t.me/MDL_Talent_Hub

Team

Team based: China, Shanghai.

Incorporated legally: Singapore.

Why blockchain?
To record reputation score.

Why Waves?
Ease of use during pre-ICO stage, and the platform is not very widespread. Impacts the community more.

What is your target funding?
Soft cap for the next stage is $3.2M (hard cap is $5M).

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
MDL talents are around the world

We invite you to read our blog https://mdl.wtf.


Cypherock

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Cypherock is developing a design layer over existing hardware wallets to offer seamless and secure mobile blockchain transactions. The first product is a hardware wallet in the shape of a mobile case in order to mitigate mobile software wallets’ security risks. It will have a touchscreen, be portable to other devices, foldable for compactness, secured by biometric and user-set PIN, support a diversity of digital assets and cold storage.

Site: https://cypherock.com
Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/FvwwvVEMK3XxN__pwnscMQ

Team

Team based: India.

Incorporated legally: Not yet incorporated, in the process.

Why blockchain?
Our product secures blockchain-based transactions while the user signs them. We are indirectly using multiple Blockchains.

Why Waves?
The biggest theme we believe for 2018 is decentralised exchanges. We think it is of the utmost importance for them to go mainstream. And Waves being proven as a platform could very well provide our decentralised wallet with DEX support.

What is your target funding?
We are trying to raise $600,000 to release the first batch of our product.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We have about 150 members in our Telegram group and growing. We have a provisional patent on the product.

Some major Bitcoin core developers have found the idea interesting (we cannot share their names without their consent).


BUTTON

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
This is the BUTTON Wallet — a crypto exchange in Telegram. The idea was born at the end of December. We just looked at the market, went to Telegram and realized that there was not a single service in it that would have all the capabilities we needed. So we decided to create the BUTTON Wallet.

About the future platform for ICO:

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wCow50KcfjXlL4U1lcFiqODhTlhCUSzL
Site: http://buttonwallet.com/
Telegram: @button_wallet_bot

Team

Team based: Russia.

Incorporated legally: We are a startup and currently don’t have any legal entity.

Why blockchain?
We use the Waves blockchain for our bot to work in Telegram.

Why Waves?
First, the speed of work was important to us, and Waves is the fastest blockchain in the world. Secondly, the security and convenience that the decentralized exchange gives us was important. That’s why we chose the Waves DEX.

What is your target funding?
There is no need for funding right now.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We want to develop further, creating our own ecosystem in Telegram. Now we already have a crypto exchange and a bot. In the future, we plan to become a platform for attracting ICO projects, for the convenience of Airdrop users and others. We strive to make the blockchain more accessible.


Be Fit By Me

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Be Fit By Me is a fitness application that rewards exercise and turns sweat into money. Be Fit By Me has created a cryptocurrency prize system for fitness lovers, fitness professionals, fitness businesses and trainers.

Given that it’s not difficult for people to decide to exercise and train for some time, but that it’s hard to stay motivated in the long run, Be Fit By Me has created its own cryptocurrency — BEFIT tokens — to help people stay highly motivated for training.

The BEFIT cryptocurrency reward system works like this: when the client finishes his training session, the receptionist or trainer that are participating in the Be Fit prize winning system confirm successful completion by entering a code into the app in his phone, and the client receives prize points. A certain number of points are then converted into BEFIT tokens, with which the client can pay for his fitness needs, exchange for another cryptocurrency, cash out to fiat, or save.

The level of fitness or exercising ambition isn’t important in the BEFIT prize system, it’s just important that the exerciser remains continuously motivated and that the trainer or fitness place where he trains supports it in the best possible way — by rewarding him.

BEFIT will be used by gyms, wellness and spa centers, sports equipment and accessories stores, as well as fitness trainers and professionals who will be able to reward their clients with tokens for their efforts. The idea is that all participants in the BEFIT prize system are adequately rewarded for their efforts and participation and that motivation levels remain high. Money may not be the only motivator, but it’s one of the best.

We are currently developing the next version of the application, which will allow fitness trainers and places to use it even more quickly and easily.

Whitepaper: https://befitby.me.uk/befit-tokens.pdf
Site: https://befitby.me.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/befitby.me.uk/

Team

Team based: Customer support is in Serbia, headquarters is in Ireland.

Incorporated legally: Ireland.

Why blockchain?
It is the best solution for our rewards system.

Why Waves?
Mainly because of transaction speed, DEX and easy-to-use wallet.

What is your target funding?
We are in the middle of our ICO planning process. We don’t have defined targets yet.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We are searching for partners to expand in Russia.


BeeMedics

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
BeeMedics is a blockchain-based infrastructure and platform, in which every single person and healthcare service and product provider can work and interact with each other, based on a smart system that connects users with information and the community. It’s the perfect blend of healthcare network, records, databases and a publishing system.

The idea was born from the experience of our founder, while he was a medical student, and saw that every single person he interacted with had lost a loved one from a disease that was misdiagnosed and not treated in the right way at the right time.
Healthcare is something that always make people nervous. So we decided to change it.

Whitepaper: https://goo.gl/4DaNL8
Site: https://www.beemedics.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beemedics/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeeMedics
Telegram: https://t.me/beemedics
Medium: https://medium.com/@ricardo_beemedi

Team

Team based: USA, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Incorporated legally: Delaware.

Why blockchain?
We have been developing BeeMedics for a very long time but have recently found that blockchain is was a perfect solution for us. The blockchain is a revolution in progress. The way it enables us to keep records safe whilst making the information interactive is truly amazing.

Why Waves?
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are the first tech tools that actually allow us to democratize investment. The Waves Platform is a very good example of how a crypto exchange should work. It is easy to use and safe for its users. For us is the perfect platform to develop our token and our financial ecosystem.

What is your target funding?
We are going to conduct two ICOs.
The first one has the purpose of gaining funds to finish development and the second one is for expansion.

1st: Soft Cap of 1M — Hard cap of 5M.

If the soft Cap is not reached our supporters will be able to withdraw their contribution.

2nd: Hard Cap: 50M.

1 month after the full beta version of the platform is released and is being tested by our early adopters the second ICO will take place.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
Healthcare is one of the factors that determines life quality and is a basic human right, but we need to get involved to improve things.

We were ready to receive investment from a VC but decided to turn the wheel when we saw that the investment paradigm is changing thanks to the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Because of this we are adapting our webSite for the ICO and recently started our social network effort, so if you like what you see please share it and follow us.


Newslines

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Newslines is creating a decentralized protocol for trusted news applications. The project grew from the founders’ long experience in publishing, combined with a market opportunity to finally create the world’s largest news archive.

Whitepaper: https://goo.gl/nNSGiE
Site: http://newslines.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamnewslines

Team

Mark Devlin — CEO

Team based: Scotland, UK.

Incorporated legally: Scotland, UK.

Why blockchain?
We use the blockchain to verify news as trusted data. Anyone can use this data to create the next generation of trusted news applications.

Why Waves?
Waves has a strong community and developer network.

What is your target funding?
ICO hard cap $55M.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We propose that all of the world’s news, past and present, can be converted into verified data that can be stored on a tamper-proof blockchain. Converting news to data helps eliminate bias, repetition, and fake news. Anyone can use this global news archive to create the next generation of trusted news applications, such as the Newslines app, which gives users the complete news history of any topic.


LEE

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
LEE is a business research engine in a Q&A interface. Lee answers business research questions in real time by combining artificial intelligence and human researchers.

Our mission of increasing access to high quality research and killing time wasted on research triggered the creation of Lee.

Whitepaper: https://goo.gl/5HtrcG
Site: https://www.zursh.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/zurshresearch?lang=es

Team

Team based: Chile, India, Croatia and United States.

Incorporated legally: Delaware.

Why blockchain?
Our researchers and data contributors can use Waves platform to exchange Lee Tokens with fiat or cryptos or other utility tokens.

In the very near future, we will leverage the Waves platform to generate and distribute Lee tokens based on our data quality control scores and parameters.

Why Waves?
We want to tap into your existing infrastructure and networks with our utility tokens, which are niche and scalable.

What is your target funding?
Round 1: $1-$3M.
Round 2: $3-$5M.
Round 3: $5-$10M.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
1. We have an actual product that solves an actual problem. The utility value of our tokens can scale faster because of the built-in viral loop (please see whitepaper).

2. Unlike many other ICOs, out solution is very simple to explain: we use AI to save time spent on business research and blockchain to increase access.

3. We have been in the business research space for a while and before our current solution (LEE) we have experimented with many models over the last 3 years. We have an actionable, proven plan to be several steps ahead of future competitors.

4. We have a well-balanced team, and very engaging advisors who have raised over $200M before. There will be more top-notch advisors coming in very soon.

5. Since 2017, we have registered 6,100 research providers, close to 700K reports, and have grown subscribed users by 25% on average per month.


Staps

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
People walk and mine staps tokens. They then exchange staps tokens for bonuses and discounts from business staps partners. Businesses spend tokens received and bought on exchanges for their own promotions to walking staps miners.

Staps’ misson is to create new level of cryptocurrency usage, such that businesses will not continue to ignore the cryptocurrency world. We are creating a loyalty program that will attract businesses to cryptocurrency.

The idea is to motivate people to perform physical activity. We will move towards a future in which the phrase “If your business is not into the crypto marketplace, your business will be out of business” will be a reality.

Whitepaper: https://staps.io/STAPS_WP_EN.pdf
Site: https://www.staps.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stapsplatform
Telegram: https://t.me/stapsplatform

Team

Sergey Svobodin — ideologist, enthusiast of blockchain and walking, serial entrepreneur and investor. Project founder.

Mikhail Milovidov — Ideologist and software developer, working to create high-performance server solutions and web services. He is engaged in the integration of cryptocurrency into the project. Project co-founder.

Team based: Russia.

Incorporated legally: Russia.

Why blockchain?
Because we need to transfer our coins between people and business.

Why Waves?
Simple and fast token creation, fast transactions.

What is your target funding?
No soft cap. $17.5M hard cap.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
Download our app for iOS and Android.


Noxbox

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
In brief, our platform is a global labour exchange.

Whitepaper: https://noxbox.io/en.pdf
Site: https://noxbox.io
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noxbox.io/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/noxboxio
Telegram: https://t.me/noxboxico

Team

Team based: Belarus.

Incorporated legally: Belarus.

Why blockchain?
We are going to use Waves blockchain for processing payments all over the world.

Why Waves?
Waves is the fastest growing and the most innovative platform with amazing transaction speed and low fees.

What is your target funding?
$1M is our soft cap and $4M is our hard cap.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
You are welcome to join Noxbox development on our open source Github https://github.com/Lipnevich/noxbox.


Truztar

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Truztar is a B2B Intelligence сompany that leverages the robust technologies of artificial intelligence [AI] and blockchain to solve core business intelligence [BI] hurdles for internet businesses, online communities, and financial corporations. We do this through two of our business solutions: KYC ReThink and EMail ReThink Solutions.

Whitepaper: https://goo.gl/r4RjsU
Site: https://truztar.com/
Tokensale: https://truztar.com/token/

Team

Team based: Istanbul, Turkey.

Incorporated legally: United Kingdom.

Why blockchain?
Truztar needs blockchain technologies to streamline customer identification and verification, bypass all intermediaries to speed the process, and reduce the costs associated with the traditional AML, KYC, and CDD process. Blockchain will give users full control on their data.

Why Waves?
We see the Waves Platform as a nation that gives freedom to her people. Plus, the Community is huge and highly supportive.

What is your target funding?
40,000,000 ZTAR = 40,000 ETH.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
Truztar was created and incorporated as a Private Limited Company under the jurisdictions of England and Wales with the registration number: 10826021.

Truztar KYC ReThink Solutions are meant for complex cyber security attacks. While Know Your Customer [KYC] is a BIG deal, the main frustration is the complicated paperwork and repetitive processes, resulting in transaction delays and suspensions on customer accounts. This is why we stepped in to help ease the burden for internet businesses, online communities, and small, medium and large financial services companies.

Our EMail ReThink Solutions is the Next BIG Thing [ THE NEXT GMAIL ] that will run on the WavesPlatform Blockchain and gives power back to the people because their data is stored, secured, and saved in a decentralized system to which no one has access except them, and they can easily control access based on their preferences.


WAXEX

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
The Challenge
. Gaining access to the international token marketplace can be a challenge which results in higher fees and frustrating delays in buying the token of your choice at the optimum price.

The Solution. Simple deposits from your bank account give you direct access to the Waves Platform Decentralized Exchange (also known as DEX) through the WAXEX gateways. Simple, Safe, Convenient.

The Rewards. WAXEX tokens give you access to direct distribution loyalty rewards, special offers and discounts with our B2B business partners.

So much more than just a token.

Whitepaper: https://waxex.africa/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WAXEX-White-Paper-3.pdf
Site: https://waxex.africa/
Tokensale Site: https://waxex.africa/waxex-token-sale/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waxex/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WavesAfricanExc
Telegram: https://t.me/waxex
Medium: https://medium.com/waxex

Team

Team based: South Africa.

Incorporated legally: South Africa.

Why blockchain?
Our business model is not so much about using blockchain as it is about making blockchain accessible to others, especially the business sector and those who wish to participate in the blockchain space. This participation is either through creating new and innovative use cases or supporting those who do so by trading their tokens.

All the great possibilities that the blockchain and especially Waves Platform have to offer mean very little if there is a barrier to entry, as we see for those in the African Region. Our goal is to remove these entry barriers and make access to the Waves Platform simple and cost-effective, and to promote blockchain adoption in one of the regions that stands to benefit from it the most.

Why Waves?
Ease of use, speed, and scalability, combined with low fees.

What is your target funding?
Soft Cap: $270,600, Hard Cap: $2,402,803.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
Our initial token sale has concluded, but we are extending our token sale period via DEX.


Drac

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Drac is a company for blockchain investment and its implementation, payments, social projects and prediction markets. Drac intends to bring blockchain technology to a new level by facilitating its use in an easy and convenient way.

Whitepaper: https://drac.barcelona/static/pdf/DRAC_Whitepaper_en.pdf
Site: http://drac.barcelona
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dracplatform/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dracbcn
Medium: https://medium.com/@Drac_EN

Team

Team based: Spain.

Incorporated legally: Spain.

Why blockchain?
We will help companies of all kinds to implement blockchain technology and improve its efficiency. In addition, our prediction markets will also use that technology to function. With DracSocial, we will ensure total transparency for donations received by NGOs and prevent money from being send to the wrong hands.

Why Waves?
The ease of use and functionality of Waves is the best on the market. It is amazing to be able to create a token and start trading instantly. In addition, having a decentralized exchange is in harmony with our philosophy.

What is your target funding?
Soft cap: $200,000. Hard cap: $1,200,000.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
Drac is based in Barcelona. XDRAC is trading on 3 exchanges already (Waves DEX, Stocksexchange, and Openledger). However, we keep looking for more exchanges. We are developing DracPay (a cryptocurrency payment gateway with 0% fees), which will be finished in a few months. Drac also has a social commitment; therefore one of the cornerstones of this project consists of a collaborative and activist perspective. Achieving this goal will be possible thanks to DracSocial, which is aimed at improving the quality of life of those most in need by means of generated platform benefits.

Drac participated at the MWC in February 2018 in Barcelona, and is organizing a signature campaign to increase the number of members in its English-speaking community, as our main community now is Spanish.


MANNA

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
The concept behind MANNA was shaped after Smalls created what he calls an “Ikescopter,” which is a drone that delivers Ike’s sandwiches (Ikes is a local sandwich shop in the Bay Area) to Stanford students free of charge. However, FAA regulations did not allow commercial operation of drones at this time. Following this prototype, Smalls and his Stanford classmates, Josh Beal and Matt Rials developed “Coinpass” in 2013, which was an iOS app for sending and receiving Bitcoin payments via Coinbase and Bump APIs. This led Smalls to the idea of a “DroneATM,” invented to deliver instant and secure cryptocurrency and fiat transactions to local residents and companies.

Whitepaper: https://goo.gl/yn3D19
Site: http://mannarobotics.ai/
Tokensale Site: https://mannarobotics.typeform.com/to/Dk4jH8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mannarobotics/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mannarobotx
Medium: http://blog.mannarobotics.ai/

Team

Team based: USA.

Incorporated legally: Delaware.

Why blockchain?
To introduce the first and only Universal Postage Stamp to the World!

Why Waves?
Waves provides the super-fast transactions needed and more, to enable drone applications like delivery at scale.

What is your target funding?
Soft cap: $1M.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
About us on Forbes forbes.com/Sites/rachelwolfson/2018/02/21/the-future-of-banking-cryptocurrency-atms-and-blockchain-based-drones.


GameX

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
GameX (GX) is a gaming-themed cryptocurrency built on the Waves Platform. It started its journey with three main and numerous side projects.

GameX aims to be an active currency to use within internal projects and external merchant-oriented partnerships. While GX Marketplace and GX In-Die Club mostly centered around the idea of supporting individual developers and newly-emerged game companies, GX GPU Mining Hub is a side project to benefit from the popular blockchain mining trend using GX tokens.

GameX plans to be a middle-man with various services, dynamically-scaled projects and merchant relationships to unite and empower the whole gaming industry, supporting the perspectives of both gamers and companies alike.

Whitepaper: https://gamex.co.in/gxfiles/GameX%20(GX)%20Whitepaper.pdf
Site: https://gamex.co.in
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamex.co.in/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gamex_co_in

Team

Orkun “Kraeius” Hirlas — Founder

Team based: Hampshire, UK & Istanbul, Turkey.

Incorporated legally: none — legal process is still ongoing.

Why blockchain?
Since games are mostly interconnected with digital assets, smart contracts with rich algorithms and faster transactions with low fees would be more useful for gamers and developers than current traditional methods. The future belongs to blockchain technology and the gaming industry will be one of the first and major players in this adoption.

Why Waves?
Waves is the fastest blockchain in the market with flat and ridiculously low transaction fees. Its ease of use to create and manage tokens, helpful guides to create successful ICO campaigns, and marketing and funding assistance of Waves Lab for promising projects, are just a few of those major advantages that Waves Platform enjoys.

What is your target funding?
Target Funding is $100K for 2018 period.


BitBank

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
BitBank was born from a need to understand and track how machine learning-based high-frequency trading algorithms were working, it developed into its own bulk data service, API and stats dashboard for predictive price forecasts and indicators/features in the market and orderbooks with live updates.

Site: https://BitBank.nz
Facebook: https://fb.me/Bitbanknz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitbanknz

Team

Lee Penkman — Founder

Team based: New Zealand.

Incorporated legally: New Zealand.

Why blockchain?
To create a token for customers which can be used to purchase time on the platform, align customers more strongly with our success and allow fair market pricing by letting customers trade the token on exchanges.

Why Waves?
Easy ICO process and DAO allowing fast time to market

What is your target funding?
No target yet — we’re only raising a small amount ($1–5M).

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We are a very small pre-ICO company looking to ICO in order to align ourselves even more closely with customers, as opposed to an ICO to sell the company, so it may be some time before we decide to go through with the ICO.


HOLDVEST

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
HOLDVEST is a new kind of blockchain investment platform that combines the best features of exchanges, brokerages, and instant trading apps. The platform is built around a liquidity aggregator connected to all major crypto exchanges, as well as its own internal decentralised exchange, enabling users to gain the best price for their trades from a single portal. Along with powerful tools for portfolio management, HOLDVEST therefore offers exceptional security, convenience and flexibility, and is suitable for experienced traders, institutional investors and newcomers alike.

Whitepaper: https://holdvest.com/Whitepaper0.1.pdf
Site: https://beta.holdvest.com
Tokensale Site: https://holdvest.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/holdvest
Telegram: https://t.me/holdvest
Medium: https://medium.com/@Holdvest

Team

Team based: Russia, Ukraine

Why blockchain?
Trade/invest in cryptocurrencies

Why Waves?
Fast and low-fee transactions, easy to use for cold wallets withdrawals, easy token creation for crypto index funds.

What is your target funding?
Softcap $500K, hardcap $5M.

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
HDL Token — Utility token underpinned by buyback programme.

  • Fees
  • Buyback programme
  • Voting
  • Advertising
  • Unlock features
  • Decreasing supply

TokenLoyalty

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
Our product combines the advantages of a loyalty system and the marketing possibilities of such systems. We sell not only technology to use in services for merchants, but also provide access to customers who are willing to get bonuses from specified merchants for the effort of supporting them. The idea was born based on analysis of the market and long-term research that was conducted in 2017.

Whitepaper: https://tokenloyalty.io/files/WhitePaper.pdf
Site: https://tokenloyalty.io/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tokenloyalty
Telegram: https://t.me/tokenloyaltyico
Medium: https://medium.com/@tokenloyalty/

Team

Team based: Seychelles, Poland, USA, Ukraine, Indonesia.

Incorporated legally: Seychelles.

Why blockchain?
It’s ideal for the mechanics of points distribution, collection of data (anonymous, decentralized database), and connections to gateways/DEX.

Why Waves?
Low fees, NG protocol, advanced, technical platform for integration.

What is your target funding?
Soft cap: $80k.
Hard cap: depending on token price (under trade during ICO).

Do you want to add something else worth sharing?
We are looking for cooperating merchants from the food & entertainment industry.


TERA VERA

Please give a short description of your service/product and tell us how the idea was born
TERA VERA is a revenue-based finance solution. Revenue-based finance (RBF) is a highly customized form of debt or loan (actually, it looks far more like a business partnership between lender and borrower than a loan agreement), but each loan depends greatly on a project’s revenues (turnover), the structure of the project, and the project’s potential for growth. RBF is thus a type of funding in which a borrower agrees to share a percentage of future revenues with a lender in exchange for capital up front.

Traditional financing comes in two basic forms: debt and equity. On debt (loans), interest is paid. On equity (shares), dividends are paid and full ownership is abandoned. And that’s about all there is to choose from. It’s like going to a restaurant that serves only fish or meat — no vegetables, no pasta, no soup, no bread, no wine, no dessert. Sure, the fish or the meat may come raw, fried, cooked or boiled, but that’s where the selection ends.

In the digital era, blockchains and tokenization allow far more dynamic methods of financing. Digital tokens can represent more than just debt or equity, and they can do so in extremely innovative ways, which can match perfectly the needs and desires of both ‘lenders’ and ‘borrowers’. That’s exactly what TERA VERA is all about: new ways of looking at old questions, rethinking fundamental beliefs and innovation in financing. It’s about seeing financing as a true business partnership and combining partnerships with the raw power of blockchain and the tokenization of modern financing relationships.

Whitepaper: http://teravera.tech/whitepaper.html
Site: http://teravera.tech/index.html
Tokensale Site: http://teravera.tech/tera-vera-tokens.html

Team

Dominique Michael Bellemans — founder

Team based: Romania — UAE — US

Incorporated legally: Romania

Why blockchain?
Blockсhain allows the tokenization of financing relationships and partnerships. This is a crucial feature required for our Revenue Based Finance solutions.

Why Waves?
We have chosen the Waves Platform for its speed of execution, accessibility and extremely efficient cost structure. Most important, however, was the complementarity of features offered by the Waves Platform with the features of our products and the added value that can be created.


Tradingene

What is short description of your service/product and how was born the idea?
First blockchain based marketplace of trading algorithms. Even today Tradingene is a ready-to-use product for algorithm creators. The platform has more than 300 creators who have created over 2000 tested algorithms. Tradingene currently works with a select number of private investors.

Tradingene is one of the few companies that have an international, highly qualified team with more than 10 years trading experience and some famous financial managers, entrepreneurs and even world record holders. Its advisors are highly respected people in areas like Machine Learning (such as Tomoya Suzuki — John Brooks Award winner), Investments (such as Tim Seymour — hedge-fund manager and CNBC presenter) and Trading Algorithms.

Whitepaper: https://tradingene.io/White_Paper_EN.pdf
Site: http://tradingene.com/
Tokensale sIte: http://tradingene.io
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tradingene
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradingene
Telegram: https://t.me/tradingene
Medium: https://medium.com/@tradingene

Team

Team based: Estonia, Russia, USA.

Incorporated legally: Estonia.

Why blockchain?
Yes. Tradingene, the new ready-to-use Blockchain-based platform that allows investing in trading algorithms, will be one of the first project to implement Waves’ smart contracts. Smart contracts effectively manage the relationship between creators and investors throughout the auction process and the investment period. The contracts also allow TNG token holders and algorithm creators to agree upon success fees and other criteria of auctioned algorithms. These smart contracts will enable the auction of trading algorithms and therefore one of the unique functions of the Tradingene platform will be realized. During the auctions, the proposed amounts for investment and the success fee paid to the creators of the algorithms will be settled and recorded in the blockchain which demonstrates the transparency of the auctions and the anonymity of the participants identities. The smart contract records the chosen algorithm, the size of the investment, the accepted success fee and the conditions for disconnecting from the algorithm.

Why Waves?
Using the Waves platform for both token issuance and smart contracts, trading algorithms can be sold as an investment product, providing profitable tools for investing in cryptocurrency and other assets. We strongly believe this will form the basis for a large community of both algorithm creators and investors, all benefiting from the growth in the use of trading algorithms as an investment product.

What is your target funding?
Hard cap: $12M.

Do you want to add something else, that worth sharing?
Our project’s goals are:

  • to provide quality opportunities to retail investors who wish to invest using trading algorithms;
  • to provide algorithm creators with opportunities to develop and test trading algorithms and attract capital;
  • to create the conditions for maximally efficient, transparent and profitable investment in trading algorithms.

Tradingene will become an Uber on the algorithmic trading market. There are a large number of inefficiencies in the algorithmic trading market. Current players have fee structures that do not motivate creators. Many platforms have a large number of ‘garbage’ and curve-fitted trading algorithms. In addition, they do not provide transparent pricing nor do they offer the opportunity to create algorithms for a wide range of markets. Tradingene solves all of these problems with a number of innovations and an entirely new ideology: the trading algorithm as investment product.


Paytomat

What is short description of your service/product and how was born the idea?
Paytomat is a blockchain-based payment processing system created to help merchants, consumers and crypto core teams to find each other and create real life traction for cryptocurrencies as emerging method of everyday payments. Built as a decentralized autonomous organization and decentralized franchise, Paytomat features a unique loyalty program based on PTM coin, incentivizing merchants to accept payments in crypto, and PTX tokens, thereby incentivizing customers to pay with crypto.

Yurii Olentir, Paytomat Founder and CEO, has been working with most of the team in different projects for 10 years. In 2016 he founded DailyCoin — an investment fund specializing in crypto which quickly became one of the major closed crypto investment funds in Ukraine. After that it was a logical step to launch a global infrastructure project — this is how Paytomat came to life.

Whitepaper: http://bit.ly/PaytomatWP_en
Site: https://paytomat.com
Tokensale site: https://tokensale.paytomat.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paytomat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/paytomat
Telegram: https://t.me/paytomat
Medium: https://medium.com/@paytomat

Team

Team based: Kyiv, Ukraine.

Incorporated legally: Tallinn, Estonia.

Why blockchain?
Built as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), Paytomat is primarily a crypto payments processing system. This means, we have to interact with the blockchains of each crypto that is available as a payment instrument inside our ecosystem. Currently Paytomat supports 11 cryptocurrencies: WAVES, XEM, LTC, DASH, ETH, BCH, NANO, ZEN, DCR, XZC and BTC. Their list is continuously expanding, thanks to close cooperation with cryptocurrency core teams.

Besides, Paytomat will have a blockchain-based loyalty program consisting of PTM coin (on its own blockchain) and PTX token (build on top of it). PTM coin is an additional stimulus for merchants, incentivizing them to accept crypto. PTX token rewards end customers for paying with crypto.

Why Waves?
For the purpose of the token sale, we are issuing a Waves-based token, called PTI. Speed, reliability and low transaction fees of this blockchain were crucial for us.

What is your target funding?
Hard Cap — 1755.5 BTC
Soft Cap — 455.5 BTC (already reached during pre-sale this April)

Do you want to add something else, that worth sharing?
Paytomat will use the decentralized franchise model to expand internationally. With this strategy Paytomat is aiming to build an international community of local ambassadors who will help to establish fiat-to-crypto gateways, build direct relationships with POS vendors, or help merchants start accepting cryptocurrency. Each individual entrepreneur or company can represent themselves as Paytomat’s distributor, if they believe that crypto payment services can be established in their country. In exchange for their time and hard work, our franchisees become participants of our loyalty program, and receive rewards for each transaction that will be generated within our network.


And so, we see a truly wide variety of approaches among these projects and various reasons for blockchain use. We are glad that the use of the Waves platform unites them all.

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This article has been prepared by Vitaliy Tsigulev, Evgeny Zaykov and Juliya Bagriy.