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GeoFounders is a software collective focused on building blockchain-related applications and services. Using tokens called GeoUnits (GUNS), revenue collected by the GeoFounders software catalogue is automatically divvied up for token holders via smart contracts and trusted oracles. A small portion of the revenue is cycled back into the collective to further increase the collective's application catalogue, which in turn increases the token value and revenue payouts. GeoFounders software leverages custom-made middleware to provide compatibility with a growing list of different blockchain platforms. Please watch our intro video or read our white paper to learn more.
The GeoFounders Initial Coin Offering (ICO) participation information will be released on June 21, 2017 at 11:00 PM (GMT). On this date the website will list an Ethereum address and starting block number representing when the smart contract will allow pre-sale token purchases. Do not send ETH to this address before the block number starts or else your money will be refunded by the smart contract (minus your gas cost).
Total Fixed Supply:
100,000,000 GeoUnits (GUNS)
Start Date: June 25, 2017 - 11:00PM GMT
End Date: July 25, 2017 - 11:00PM GMT
Cap: 65,000,000 GUNS (65%)
1 ETH = 1000 GUNS
Suggested Token Symbol:
GeoFounders software supports many different blockchain platforms. As a matter of convenience, we have chosen Ethereum (ETH) as the platform from which the primary distribution contracts and token management software operate. We felt separating the concerns across platforms would make management and coordination untenable.
Funds that are raised will go towards the following for GeoFounders:
The current ratio of team lead versus application is 1:4. Additional trusted team leaders would be added to GeoFounders to lower the ratio to 1:2 and for some of the more ambitious applications 1:1.
A few reliable professional designers will be brought in-house to expedite the creation of game assets and to improve user experience and interface design across all applications.
Marketing & Public Relations:
We intend for version 1.0 of our product catalogue to compete with mainstream products in the market. To accomplish this task we will utilize a combination of traditional and unique marketing campaigns to get the word out. Campaigns will remain within very tight budget constraints.
The blockchain space is extremely new, enabling many potential development and partnership opportunities.
Most of the capital will be kept in reserve for bootstrapping the initial catalogue development. A portion of the funds are alloted for potential acquisition/acqui-hire opportunities and group opportunities that benefit the entire collective.
Distribution is determined based on GUNS ownership, with 10% of revenue alloted towards continued development. Example: If you own 5% of the total GUNS supply then you will receive 4.5% of the collected profits.
Tokens collected on non-Ethereum platforms will be liquidated on a bi-weekly basis into ETH and transferred into the collective distribution contract. Members have the option to use the GeoFounder application (ETA October, 2017) to specify accounts for other platforms and have their earnings in these tokens routed to their native accounts instead of liquidation.
GeoFounders utilizes Ethereum smart contracts to hold GUNS token holder earnings until their request. Due to the nature of smart contracts, funds are not routed to accounts and instead must be requested by the token holder.
Manual or Periodic Collections:
Some GeoFounders software will have manual or semi-manual fee collection processes. When necessary, funds collected through this process will be transferred to a trusted oracle, then liquidated and routed to the GeoFounders distribution contract.
Detailed transparency will be employed regarding any interactions with GeoFounders funds not immediately visible in the blockchain.
For a detailed explanation of GeoFounders, please read the white paper.
GeoFounder developers & approved third-parties create applications compatible with multiple blockchain platforms.
Profit accrues through application fees, which are held for GeoFounder token holders to take out at any time.
Small % of funds are cycled back into development to further increase app catalogue & total value.
GeoWrap is a middleware application created to make connecting to one or more blockchain platforms as seamless as possible. Designed to run in the background, GeoWrap provides a simple status bar / task bar interface, allowing you to toggle on/off blockchains, install or launch decentralized application through a compact app store, or read recent blockchain-related news headlines. GeoWrap is packaged with every GeoFounders desktop application.
The GeoFounder application was made for owners of GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS). This application provides token holders with direct access to project updates and their tokens. The application also provides a simple interface to activate the GeoFounders "cash out" feature. This feature retrieves the token holder's portion of the currently collected GeoFounders revenue.
Alpha ETA: October 15, 2017
GeoBanker is a native desktop application which provides blockchain-specific financial tools. Using a custom-written middleware called GeoWrap, GeoBanker is capable of working with multiple blockchain platforms simultaneously. This gives cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors the ability to easily manage their accounts within one interface. Additional features of GeoBanker allow users to leverage certain functionality within "smart contract" blockchains, features such as; escrow services, collateral tools, account alerts and more.
Alpha ETA: August 17, 2017
GeoRealms is a blockchain-based fantasy adventure game that leverages custom GeoRealm Tokens (GEMS) to navigate the world of Charmare. Players pay an adventure fee to teleport to one of the world's seven provinces where they must navigate the terrain and face the many terrors that lurk within the decrepit castles and caverns of the long-extinct race of Eldlings. Truly ambitious adventurers might search for the three ethereal gems which are rumoured to bestow great wealth and prestige for those that locate all three.
Alpha ETA: August 24, 2017
If you wish to learn more details regarding GeoFounders and the software collective, please download the GeoFounders White Paper. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us using our contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
We believe blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt the entire publishing industry. GeoFounders will be at the forefront of this disruption thanks to PubLub, a blockchain-based publishing platform and storefront. PubLub empowers writers across the world to self-publish their work, accept cryptocurrency payments, license their cannon for royalties to approved writers and utilize unique blockchain-specific features such as per-page charging and many others.
Willmorrow is an exciting trading card game (TCG) built upon the immutability, verifiable proofs and global access of blockchain technology. Players can navigate the land and battle a variety of creatures and adversaries to win treasure and esteem. Multiplayer functionality will also be possible within Willmorrow as adventurers may choose to fight alongside fellow players or battle them in one-on-one combat, private group tournaments or publicly held events. The unique features of blockchain technology enable GeoFounders to create a verifiable card and item inventory and also empower players to trade and auction their winnings for other in-game items or tokens.
UI work ongoing.
Journalism is an important part of modern society and the integrity of a story is crucial to an organization and/or writer's credibility. GeoJournalist is a simple blockchain word processor that enables the storage and immutability of in-app writing and uploaded documents. GeoJournalist provides additional tools for encryption and decryption of material, verification and authenticity of work and other features specific to the journalism profession.
Opify aims to change the way business communication is done. Blockchain technology, especially smart contracts, challenges what can be done in an "email client". It allows email to not just be changed at the client level, or replaced by a chat system; it allows for a new standard with inherently better encryption, privacy, and functionality. Opify provides software that feels similar to Outlook yet uses an entire blockchain-based back-end, security model and connection / data-transfer protocol.
UI work ongoing.
GeoDrawer is a general-purpose file storage storage system for mainstream users. GeoDrawer is focused on individuals who wish to store important encrypted documents on the blockchain as a means to ensure their safety and longevity and enables easy access to the documents anywhere an Internet connection may be available. Unlike GeoJournalist, GeoDrawer provides additional features such as allowing you to view web pages hosted on the blockchain, view image files and listen to MP3, WAV and AIFF files. Additional features will be added over time which eliminate the need to download and open certain file types in other applications.
GeoDapps is a decentralized app store which expands beyond the GeoFounders application catalogue and allows curated third-party submissions. GeoDapps will cater exclusively to desktop and mobile software. For those who prefer to currate their own app listings, the ability to create additional app store tabs will be available allowing submissions that are not required to go through the GeoFounders curation process. Visually, the store looks similar to traditional app stores such as the Windows 10 Store or Mac App Store.
Moonshine is a separate blockchain platform currently under development and scheduled to launch in Q4 2018. Leveraging the future GeoFounders application catalogue, Moonshine will become the testing ground for new applications and updates to existing products. Moonshine will eventually receive access to GeoFounder and partner applications before other blockchain platforms and will provide a valuable and trusted network for the future development and growth of the software collective.
The underpinnings of Moonshine utilize the Ethereum codebase which provide a solid industry-tested platform from which to launch. In addition to the Ethereum codebase, Moonshine implements an array of modifications both unique and from existing blockchain implementations to create an ideal platform for application development, decentralized data storage and multi-blockchain compatibility.
Moonshine, at it's core, provides a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, a generic pluggable second-tier network for future expansion and the Moonshine Virtual Machine (MVM) which borrows very heavily from the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The Moonshine chain uses tokens called "shine". This chain secures the network, executes smart contracts and processes all transactions on the platform (except for second-tier middle-hops). The chain is heavily optimized to reduce data size and maintain extremely fast transaction processing. Exploration into new pruning methods are being reviewed to possibly help reduce the size of the blockchain further to encourage the largest number of possible nodes.
At the launch of Moonshine, GeoFounders will release custom client software. This software will embed the features of GeoWrap and GeoDapps to create a universal client application with both curated and uncurated decentralized app store functionality. The design of the client software will focus on ease-of-use for mainstream non-technical participants while still allowing advanced panels for power-users, including a built in scripting capability for node macros. Relays and plugins will be pluggable within the client software.
Relays are used as 2-way pegs which enable exchange with other blockchain platform tokens. Relays are kept purposely minimal and will likely rely on an array of federated nodes to maintain a 2-way peg with other networks. Relay nodes use the Moonshine second-tier network to reduce blockchain bloat and enable flexible interactions without concern to the main chain. New relays are incrementally added based on demand and the available external resources for each platform. Moonshine will leverage existing relay codebases to accelerate the initial development of relays for the most popular networks.
Moonshine will not have an Initial Coin Offering. The initial Moonshine supply will be exclusively available to GeoUnit token (GUNS) holders. A call for token requests will be held on November 1, 2018 where an Ethereum smart contract will verify requests for Shine tokens based on GUNS ownership. If requested, the GUNS owner will receive a 1:1 ratio of Shine tokens which will be built into the genesis block of the Moonshine platform. The initial Moonshine token supply will be based on the final request tally.
The Moonshine network is being developed as a test network and alternative platform for the GeoFounders application catalogue. Although existing blockchain platforms provide excellent networks, it will be important for GeoFounders to have influence and access to it's own network. The network can be used as a means for securing the future of GeoFounders applications as well as ensuring platform-level update capabilities, if needed, without fear of stagnation or resistance from economically opposed entities. GeoFounders software will continue to run on all other supported networks without change.
Moonshine is built upon a foundation of existing code, protocols and concepts. The majority of the features within the platform exist in some form or fashion on current networks. The goal and challenge for Moonshine is to combine these technologies, many of which are written in different programming languages, into a single, new and functional test network.
Moonshine is still in early development. The initial codebase will be committed to the GeoFounders GitHub account on March 1, 2018 after the development reaches v0.1. The first Moonshine client is being developed in Rust with plans on porting to other languages as development progresses.
Business & Marketing
Edward Shull is a former senior analyst at Morgan Stanley and a veteran of the banking and web startup industry. For the past decade Mr. Shull has operated a boutique web consultancy called USWeb with clients ranging from Forbes and Dow Jones to ABN AMRO Bank and Nasdaq.
Mr. Shull's past experience makes him uniquely qualified in the blockchain space for he has worked in a variety of positions within financial service and Internet startup organizations. Such experience includes working in customer relations for Chase Bank, as a loan officer for a small Chicago lending firm, in a Silicon Valley startup incubator and as a senior analyst for Morgan Stanley specializing in CRM software.
Mr. Shull became interested in the blockchain space after investing in the Ethereum ICO and participating in numerous discussions regarding blockchain technology and it's potential for financial service applications. Mr. Shull studied computer science and marketing at Harvard University. During his free time, Mr. Shull enjoys writing, spending time with his son Michael and listening to the heavenly music of the 80's.
Shaun Shull is a senior programmer with over 20 years experience in the software industry. For the past decade Mr. Shull has worked as the lead developer for USWeb, a family-run web consultancy.
Mr. Shull began his programming career at the age of 14, learning Perl and writing his first commercial program for a small advertising business. After high school in the late 90's, Mr. Shull moved across the country to Silicon Valley where he gained valuable knowledge and experience working for many high-profile companies such as 3Com, Oracle, Visa and numerous web startups.
In 2003 Mr. Shull joined USWeb and lead development for important clients including CNET, Hachette Filipacchi and Booz Allen Hamilton. During Mr. Shull's research efforts he discovered Bitcoin and the fascinating technological concepts behind it. Although missing out on Bitcoin, this fascination would eventually lead to Mr. Shull's investment into the Ethereum crowd sale and the creation of his own crypto-portfolio management software. This software would become the foundation of GeoFounders.
Programming & Marketing
Michael Shull is a software programmer and web developer with a strong passion for Bitcoin and related blockchain technologies. Mr. Shull is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a Master's degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Digital Media Design. His other credentials include a Bachelor's degree in Communications from UNLV and a Certificate in Web Technologies from Harvard University.
While getting an education, Michael worked as a junior programmer, web developer and Unity/Unreal game designer at USWeb alongside his father and cousin. At USWeb he was responsible for assisting with content management software programming, video production and general web development tasks.
Mr. Shull became interested in the blockchain space during his last two years at university. For his final Capstone project, Mr. Shull programmed a cross-platform blockchain-based address book application that required no third party hosting service or technical expertise to operate. This project sparked his continued fascination with blockchain technology and it's potential to change the world.
Robins Cloud Law Firm
Senior Analyst of Cyber Security
Frost & Sullivan
Network Manager & Senior Programmer
Holley Performance Products
Graphic Designer, International Gaming Technologies (IGT) & Former Designer for Jet Set Games
The GeoFounders ICO smart contract is compatible with the ERC20 Token Standard. This token standard is used within the Ethereum space to view and manage token data. The ERC20 standard can be detected and viewed on many websites including Etherscan.io and most exchanges which support other Ethereum tokens.
For more information regarding the ERC20 Token Standard, please refer to the Ethereum Wiki page that goes into more in-depth detail.
The GeoFounders ICO smart contract will be deployed to the Ethereum Testnet before the live ICO begins. This will allow participants to test the contract, provide feedback if necessary and prepare for the release to the Mainnet. A Testnet address along with instructions will be provided on this website before the ICO begins. If you are new to the Ethereum blockchain, please view their website and download their software to get a better understanding.
Warning: GeoFounders is a high-risk pre-sale purchase. Do not purchase GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS) without fully understanding the products being sold and the risks associated with blockchain-related software and cryptocurrency pre-sales.
Ownership of GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS) carries no rights express or implied. Purchases of GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS) are non-refundable. Purchasers should have no expectation of influence over governance of the platform.
By participating in the sale of GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS), you expressly acknowledge and represent that you have carefully reviewed the Terms and Conditions and fully understand the risks, costs, and benefits of purchasing GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS) and agree to be bound by these Terms. As set forth further below, you further represent and warrant that, to the extent permitted by law, you are authorized to purchase GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS) in your relevant jurisdiction, are of a legal age to be bound by these Terms, and will not hold GeoFounders, its parent and affiliates, the officers, directors, agents, joint ventures, employees and suppliers of GeoFounders, now or in the future and any other member of the GeoFounders Team (collectively the "GeoFounders Parties") liable for any losses or any special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected to the sale of GeoUnit Tokens (GUNS).
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