Since the beginning of Bankera’s project, it was stated in our whitepaper that unsold ICO tokens would be distributed pro-rata to pre-ICO and ICO participants. Now that Bankera’s ICO has ended, we continue to work on the goals that we set out in our roadmap. Thus, the first step taken was the pro-rata distribution of unsold tokens to all 100,902 pre-ICO and ICO participants.
First and foremost, we would like to thank all of our community members for not only supporting us from the very beginning, but more importantly, for helping us reach several milestones. We could not have gotten this far without you. 100,902 people from all over the world have contributed to Bankera, putting us among the biggest ICOs by the number of contributors. During the pre-ICO and ICO, 7,728,796,160 BNK (2,500,000,000 pre-ICO + 5,228,796,160 ICO) tokens were sold in total. The completion of this phase gets us another step closer to becoming the bank for the blockchain era but, at the same time, it means there is still a lot of work and development that has to be done.
In November, we announced that we were developing Bankera’s own cryptocurrency exchange platform, but we did not elaborate on the reasons behind this decision. Bankera‘s team has always been oriented towards building a strong and long-lasting community. While working hand in hand with our community, we were able to better identify the needs of crypto-users. We believe developing our own exchange will address those needs.
Our community members frequently ask about the listing of Banker (BNK) token on external exchanges. Today, we have great news! Bankera has finalized an agreement with one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, HitBTC. It means that BNK tokens will be listed on the HitBTC exchange.
On November 25th, we announced that Bankera was going to have its own exchange platform as part of our goal of becoming a one-stop shop for cryptocurrency users. We wanted to work closely with our ICO contributors to develop a digital currency exchange platform that fits the needs of the crypto community. Thus, we launched a trading competition designed to test our platform. After much anticipation, we are finally revealing the winners for the first round of the contest. These winners will receive over 2 BTC worth of prizes.
This week, a major crackdown on cryptocurrency related card providers happened, and our main card issuer (WaveCrest) suspended all cards issued to cryptocurrency companies. It was a major shock for the industry and especially providers who were only offering prepaid cards. However, the effect of this for Bankera/SpectroCoin will be minor as we already have an agreement with a new card issuer in place, as well as we are not solely a prepaid card provider.
We are happy to announce that Audrius Žiugžda has joined Bankera’s advisory board.
As you already know, we finalized Bankera’s pre-ICO a month ago by reaching our set hardcap of 25 million Euros. We want to, once again, thank all 16 000+ of you who have participated in our pre-ICO token sale.
Since then, we have been working hard on product development and have added new services, including the issuance of IBANs and cryptocurrency-powered debit cards, to our MVP – SpectroCoin. We believe that all of this shows that we are not just smoke and mirrors, but that we are delivering on our promises to the contributors of this project. Thus, as promised, we would like to announce that Bankera will be launching its long-awaited ICO token sale on the 27th of November.