The first ICO with 200 million active users!
AppCoins is an open and distributed protocol for App Stores using blockchain
technology and smart contracts. Serving over 200 million users,
AppCoin (APPC) tokens are the new native currency of the app economy
that ensures trust without intermediaries.
The problem: a non-transparent and inefficient app economy
By 2020, 4 billion people will have a smartphone. The potential of the app economy is larger
than ever, yet it still presents three main challenges:
1- The inefficiency of mobile advertising. There are several intermediaries between the
developer and the user, reducing transparency and the potential return for developers.
2- The inaccessibility of In-App Purchases. Today, only 5% of smartphone users are making
in-app purchases and payment intermediaries increase overall costs.
3- The App Approval process is not transparent. It is still difficult to confirm the identity of the
developers and there is no universal approach used by App Stores.
The solution: a blockchain protocol for the app economy
As a cryptocurrency, the AppCoin token will benefit all stakeholders of the app economy:
-For Users, a trusted environment with new purchasing possibilities.
-For Developers, a transparent and efficient way to monetize their apps and build a reputation.
-For App Stores, a new universal language that ensures trust without intermediaries.
A project supported by Aptoide App Store
Aptoide is one of the largest Android App Stores, with over 4 billion downloads, 200 million
users and direct engagement with over 12,000 developers including Gameloft and Zeptolab.
Aptoide has a network of over 70 corporate partners, including OEMs and Telecom companies
such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Meizu and Vivo.
To raise funds for the new cryptocurrency venture, Aptoide will launch an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
pre-sale on November 6th 2017 live from the Web Summit in Lisbon, opening up 20% of the total
number of AppCoin tokens to investors. During the pre-sale phase which runs from November 6th
2017 00:00 UTC to November 20th 2017 23:59 UTC, members of the Aptoide community and other
exclusive groups will get the chance to buy the first AppCoin tokens.
Aptoide’s fundraising exercise is the first ever ICO in Portugal, as this new approach rapidly becomes
the main avenue for start-ups to raise money from users. ICO fundings hit a record US$800 million in
Q2 2017 and recently surpassed early stage venture capital funding.
Launched in 2011 by Paulo Trezentos and Alvaro Pinto, Aptoide is one largest and fastest growing
startups, with 200 million users and 4 billion downloads to date. The company raised US$1Million in
Seed funding from Portugal Ventures (2013) and $4Million Series A financing by e.Ventures, Gobi
Partners & Golden Gate Ventures (2016).
Initial supply: 450,000,000 tokens
Sale supply: 180,000,000 tokens
Nominal price: 1 APC = 0.10 USD
Soft cap: $2.5M USD
Hard cap: $15.3M USD
Token format: ERC-20 Standard
For more information about the AppCoins ICO, visit appcoins.io.
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