On April 6, Humaniq launched their ICO at 00:01 CET from Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. After respected analysts reviewed the fundamentals of the project, Humaniq experienced a groundswell of support and the team was contacted by Brett King and Chris Skinner who expressed their enthusiasm.
Humaniq CEO and Chief Strategy Officer Dinis Guarda has given his comment:
“We are thankful to the world crypto community and all the individuals that choose to engage with our Humaniq ICO. There are very few organizations and technology apps doing this with all the new tech available. We are focused on creating solutions using decentralized ledger solutions, IOT and AI driven solutions but our aim is to use it in a simple way to tackle financial inclusion.”
Based on the results of the first hour of the ICO, Humaniq has already reached the first goal in the crowd sale dashboard, with the total amount collected exceeding $1.5 mln. Humaniq can add one more achievement to its honor board, see for yourself:
April 2016 - the inception of the Humaniq idea by Alex Fork.
November 2016 - the original project team was formed.
December 2016 - the official launch of the project and announcement of pre-ICO.
December 2016 - In two weeks Humaniq collected $115,000.
February 2017 - Alex Fork conducted the first performance tests of the project in unbanked regions of India.
March 2017 - Alpha version of the app is available for testing on IOS and Android.
April 2017 - Humaniq collects $1.5 mln in the first hour of their ICO.
More about ICO
- ICO began at 00:00 CET on April 6, 2017, and for the first 48 hours, there will be a bonus of 49.9 percent for early investors.
- From April 8-14 the bonus will be 25 percent, and finally 12.5 percent from April 15-21.
- The ICO ends at 23:59 CET on April 26.
You can join the ICO here.
Why Humaniq is a unique project
Humaniq is an iOS and Android-based banking 4.0 app that uses biometric ID to set up new accounts and verify transactions and will target the two bln people globally who do not have access to formal banking services.
Humaniq solves the issue of people from emerging economies not being connected to the power of the global economy. The app will allow users to sign up without providing formal documentation or needing to visit a bank branch by using cutting-edge biometric technology on a smartphone. Users will be able to earn money by performing services for other users and then convert this money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ether or utilize mobile cashiers to exchange Humaniq tokens (HMQ) for local currency. The suite of planned services also includes P2P loans, small business loans, insurance, pension and investment accounts and document security.
To encourage adoption of the network, users will be educated by regional ambassadors in the value the app can bring to their lives. New users will be able to buy cheap Android phones for as little as $10 and then earn the money back within one or two weeks of performing tasks for outsourcing firms through the Humaniq app.
Humaniq Leadership Team
Alex Fork, who is the head of futurefintech.org, and a Blockchain.community board member.
Dinis Guarda - vice president and chief strategy officer, board of directors, UK at Humaniq.
Richard Kastelein, interim CMO - director at Blockchain Partners and CryptoAlchemy, publisher of Blockchain News and founder of ICO event CryptoFinancing Conference.
Alakanani Itireleng, director of the Satoshicentre in Botswana, head of Humaniq’s regional ambassador program and one of the leading voices for Bitcoin in Africa.
Humaniq’s main goal is to create an Ethereum Blockchain-based financial services app that will bring mobile banking to an audience of two bln people who currently don’t have access to non-exploitive financial services. In addition to providing financial services, the app will also act as the infrastructure backbone for third party services to plug into, such as insurance providers, P2P lenders and data security firms.