The long and exciting road to our ICO

The day has finally come, Pool of Stake is having its ICO. After a year of being together as a team, a successful private-sale, and an even more successful presale, we are ready to one of the most awaited events in our roadmap: our ICO. In the following piece, we will walk you through the whole experience by going through our vision, our team, our roadmap, and what is next to come!

 

Vision

“Creating a safe pool for Proof of Stake coins, the future of blockchain”

This has been our battle call since the first days. We have studied deeply all the issues that arise from Proof of Work (PoW) blockchains, like pollution, centralization, bribing and price manipulation. The solution to this came with the best type of consensus algorithm, Proof of Stake (PoS).

Though PoS tokens seemed great at a first glance, there is a small issue. Most of the iterations of this algorithm give a higher probability of getting rewarded to the participants holding the most coins. What does this mean? It means that if you are rich, you will most likely be selected for… even more tokens!

We instantly thought that this made PoS unsafe, so what was the answer? To create a pool! We are true believers of the blockchain values: fairness, security, and decentralization. By creating a pool, we achieve the following:

  • Lower entry barrier to staking
  • Make a more fair network
  • Increase the security of the blockchain
  • Generate a passive income for anyone!

Now that we have gone through and reaffirmed our vision, we will now refresh your memory on who we are!

 

Team
Pool of Stake started in June of 2016, when blockchain experts Andrea Balzini and Davide Borella teamed up with Dario Calderoni with the clear objective of creating a pool for Proof of Stake blockchains.

Davide Luigi Borella

CEO, Co-founder – Davide is involved in crypto economy from different angles. He mentors people and startups on crypto environment, ensuring that the project can fit into the “on chain model”. Davide is leading an incubator in Switzerland for high potential tech projects.

Dario Calderoni

Head of Operations, Co-founder – Dario is the Co-Founder of a community with the focus on ICO investments and a mentor of business plan preparations for the new crypto project. Dario is a supply chain director with several years of experiences in European distribution and an expert in in custom export and import as well as six sigma. He has a deep knowledge of e-commerce businesses, covered several roles on manufacturing industries all across Europe and has experiences in team development.

Andrea Balzini

CTO, Co-founder – Andrea is a blockchain crypto enthusiast and has been an investor since 2013.He spends most of his time investigating the technical side of new technologies related to blockchain.He believes that cryptocurrencies will revolutionize the world, as we know it.

Delia Hallberg

Governance – Delia is convinced that consensus algorithms are fundamentally revolutionizing the operating mode of 21st century societies. As a social scientist she explores how blockchain protocols enable for the first time in history humans to reach social consensus at scale.

Marco Guarducci

Senior Programmer – Marco has complete knowledge of programming languages, operating systems and communication networks. He has a great approach to troubleshooting and software development by progressive steps. He managed and is managing software solutions for different kind of ICOs.

Marco Querini

Full Stack Engineer – Marco is an expert in computer security with a deep and keen interest in blockchain technologies, decentralized infrastructures and financial prediction markets. He received a PhD in “Computer Science and Automation Engineering” in 2014. He has been a research associate at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” for several years and has also been lecturer at the LUISS University.

Bartosz Navarra

Marketing & Community – Bartosz has almost 15 years of experience precisely executing branding, design and communication projects with Navarra.is, focusing on the creation of unique and memorable brand experiences. He has also been involved in the IT industry for the last 20 years and brings in an intensive knowledge.

 

Roadmap

02.06.2017 – 1st whitepaper and business plan

In this stage, Dario, Davide, and Andrea setup the ambitious plan to create a poll for PoS blockchains. The team wrote the 1st whitepaper in this stage as well.

03.2018 – Company creation

In this stage, Pool of Stake was registered as a company in Switzerland, a place with an excellent regulation for blockchain, both for investors and companies.

22.03.208 – Media Announcement

In this stage, Pool of Stake showed its innovative idea to the world and started addressing communities through our media channels.

18.06.2018 – 19.06.2018 – Public presale

In this stage, we gave a great opportunity to all early investors that believed in our project, get PSK tokens with a 35% bonus.

20.06.2018 – 30.09.2018 – ICO – Current Stage

We are finally open to all investors.

Q3 2018 – First platform release

We will release our first platform to stake pure PoS tokens

Q4 2018 – Second platform release

We will release our second platform to stake dPoS tokens

 

Expanding our community

Getting close to the second half of the year, there are important signs showing that this is the moment for accumulating and joining the projects that will improve the status quo . Many predictions and valuable researches show that newer all time highs will be conquered till the end of 2018 and the climb starts now!  New ICO’s are appearing again every day but this time project founders and the crypto-community are experienced and more educated. Data gathered during the last year showed an increase attention on PoS projects, therefore we feel we are on the right track and prepared to grow the crypto environment with quality input. We are baby steps in our evolution but steady our Pool of  Stake starts to form and attracts curiosity.

We know there are many token holders that look for a way to invest without going through exchanges and lose value while doing so. Having this in mind together with the feedback we’ve got from the community, we are diversifying the accepted currencies and we are introducing seven new tokens.

Our vision is to create a pool for an open community, that is flexible enough to grow organically for the best interest of our members. Accepting only Ethereum as a way to join our Pre-sale was the norm and made it easier for us to track and manage, but we don’t want to exclude anybody and where there’s a demand a supply will come. Therefore after requests from particular projects we are officially accepting the following tokens:  EDO, NOKU, HUBII, Monetha, Bancor, Edgeless, ETKN.

Further in the future we are open to the idea of expanding this list even more in order to include all the token holders that want to be part of our project.

 

Thanks for joining in this special quest!

We would like to thank all the people that have supported us, from our communities to our early adopters, decentralized projects would not work if it wasn’t for you. We are going in the right direction, and we are sure and happy to deliver an excellent product for a more fair blockchain ecosystem.

20 July is the date when our ICO starts and we are working to ensure that joining our project is just as simple and accessible for everybody.