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ICO Alert Quick Facts
- Decentralized investment ecosystem with analytics and AI programs
- $0.06 = 1 HADE
- December 1, 2017 — December 31, 2017
- 500,000,000 total available / 1,000,000,000 total supply
- 100% token bonus December 1–2, 2017
Q&A with the Hade Team
ICO Alert: For those who are not familiar with Hade, can you explain what it is, and what the goals of the project are?
Hade: Sure, think of us as a next generation Bloomberg Terminal with superior technology, analytical, and visualization freedom, and a more in-depth database with significantly lower costs. Our immediate goal is to disrupt the $50 billion market that we are positioned to penetrate, but doing so creates new opportunities for us to become an online brokerage, a cryptocurrency exchange, create tokenized investment funds, and leverage our technology via licenses that would increase our market opportunity 10 times larger, to $500 billion.
ICO Alert: How does the Hade token (HADE) function within the platform and why is it needed?
Hade: Several years ago, I was speaking with Tibco CEO and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive about the rise of Tableau Software. Both in big data, but Vivek insisted that Tibco was superior in every way, yet acknowledged that Tableau was gaining ground thanks to how easy it had made payments. Now payments may seem pretty straightforward, but it is a very tricky business in the enterprise software/licensing industry. These are six, seven, even eight-figure deals. You can’t swipe a MasterCard for that. The contracts, invoices, billings, and payments itself are difficult. The use of HADE Token and smart contracts will make this process so much easier, and that’s just one of many usages.
ICO Alert: What are the advantages and disadvantages of AI in the field of investment analytics?
Hade: I can’t think of any single disadvantage so long as it’s real AI, and the machine constantly evolves and is self-aware, learning from the new data it is given each day. The markets are constantly changing, so your AI must.
Let me give you one of many ways that the application of AI has allowed us to take several steps forward in the field of investment analytics: If a financial advisor were trying to sell an investment idea, he would likely print a research report from one of his vendors, and give that to his client or prospective client. The research report would most certainly be at least two months old, at best, and would cost several hundred dollars or more. Our customers can literally generate a 30–40 page research report on any of the 4,000 companies in our database with the click of a button, and it is all in real time. That technology gives our customers a big edge over their competition.
ICO Alert: The Hade Token Rewards program is an important incentivization function for users on the platform. Can you explain this system in detail?
Hade: Essentially, we designate 100 million tokens for people who share, create, and engage with content on our platform, or report bugs in our software, things like that. We think this is very important. One reason that Bloomberg Portal and Reuters Eikon are so dominant with $15 billion in annual revenue is because of their respective networks, their ecosystems. We already have terrific engagement on our platform. The average user spends 28 minutes per day on our platform, and that’s with triple digit monthly growth. However, we think there is room to improve, and grow our ecosystem larger with the creation of this rewards system. Furthermore, we are going to attract some very talented individuals to create content from our data with a competitive compensation structure via HADE Rewards. It’s a game changer.
ICO Alert: The Hade platform has already been built, can you give us an update on the progress of the platform and how it’s been received by any initial users?
Hade: As previously said, triple digit growth and our users spend nearly 30 minutes on the platform each day. I think that’s remarkable, because HADE Platform is not especially user friendly as is. We have been busy in development, analyzing data, and creating new products and services. HADE Platform 2.0 will launch in early February, an organized layout of our services with a far more user friendly design.
ICO Alert: Your goal is to have 5,000,000 monthly active users and 50,000 paid users by Q4 of 2020. How do you plan on attracting and retaining these users in an industry with many other competing platforms?
Hade: Those are very conservative figures. I actually think we will triple that figure. Keep in mind that Yahoo! Finance has 70 million monthly users, and we are going to be giving away many of the services that Bloomberg charges its users upwards of $20,000 annually to access. We can do that because our technology and services are transcendent, and will create a new standard. Sure, there are a lot of blogs with basic financial information all over the web, but there is nothing like us. We have over 100,000 data categories, and over 4,500,000 data points. All of that data is completely interactive, and can be compared in any way the user can imagine.
ICO Alert: What is the advertisement function of the Hade platform and why is it important? Can you detail the Hade Store as well?
Hade: Our free user base is important because it opens new doors for tokenized investment funds or becoming an online broker. A company must have scale to pursue these things. However, we want to monetize our free users, and the best way is with ads. We see an opportunity to not only use ads, but develop an advertising platform from blockchain where all clicks and conversions are verifiable. Sure, this has great implications on our own platform, but potentially greater implications as a third party provider of ads on other web properties.
In regards to the HADE Store, these are a collection of individual applications that are hosted on the HADE Platform and paid for with HADE Token. Things like our real time research reports.
ICO Alert: The Ethereum network has occasionally suffered from slow transaction times. Is there any concern that this may affect the Hade platform?
Hade: I don’t believe so. We are talking about things that are still very much in an infancy state, blockchain and the Ethereum network. Even still, it is an upgrade to the high transaction fees of using payment processors like PayPal for single customer accounts or ACH and wire transfers for institutions. The way I see it, even a delayed Ethereum network gives us a big edge over the traditional means that our competitors are using, and that edge will only grow as Ethereum and blockchain mature.
ICO Alert: As a non-Hade question, we like to ask for unique predictions for the ICO and cryptocurrency space in the future. Where do you see both in the next 3–5 years?
Hade: I think the ICO market will be heavily regulated and that nearly all of the companies that raise money via ICO will be essentially worthless. And while I know that sounds awful, there is a silver lining, and that is the rise of several outliers. Much like Amazon and Google rose from the ashes of the dotcom bubble, there will be companies to rise from this ICO era, and I suspect many. That said, there is a huge difference between today’s ICO market and the dotcom bubble. The dotcom era was much worse, and there is still room for the ICO market to mature and grow. Ultimately, the crème will rise to the top, those with actual businesses, customers, and revenue attached to their currency. HADE is one of those that will.
The main ICO began on December 1, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2017. There are a total of 500,000,000 HADE tokens (HADE) available during the main ICO, representing 50% of the total HADE supply. A hard cap of $60,000,000 is set for this period.
$ .06 = 1 HADE
Token Bonus: See current bonus here. Up to 100 million tokens sold.
Token Distribution Information
There are a total 1,000,000,000 HADE being created, with 500,000,000 available during main ICO. Contributors will receive their tokens two weeks after the event concludes. Visit the HADE website for more information and the contribution address.
25%: HADE Rewards
15%: Founders lockup (18 months vested)
Use of ICO Proceeds
25%: Investments and partnerships
15%: PR and marketing
11%: Data science and analytics
11%: Research analysts
10%: IT Infrastructure and programming
7%: Other technology
5%: Business development
3%: Customer service and technical support
Brian Nichols, President / Founder
Brian is a professional investor and equity analyst, with more than 3,000 total financial analysis and equity research publications to his credit. Nichols has covered all sectors of the market, but is known for his deep analysis and investment opinions in technology. Brian Nichols is an expert in data analytics and visualization, cloud delivered as a service, and information technology, all of which relate to the development of HADE Platform.
Roger Staton, CTO / Director of Programming
Roger Staton and Brian Nichols founded HADE Platform together, combining the knowledge of equity analysis and Wall Street with one of the brightest minds of advanced programming. Roger worked eight years at UPS building complex systems that are used daily to facilitate the delivery of goods. In addition, Roger built software for car dealerships that are used throughout the industry to track sales, schedule services, generate real time sales reports, along with the generation of buyer guides and window stickers at a discount to traditional legacy products.
Bethany Thacker, Chief Data Officer
Bethany has been a key component of the HADE Platform since the beginning. She helped build the system we use to collect, approve, and organize the information within our database. With an MBA, a bachelor’s in Marketing, and former experience as an analyst with the development of Microsoft’s Cortana, Bethany has been the ideal person to manage the most important component of our business.
Ajinkya Lahade, Co-Director of Machine Learning
Ajinkya is a computer engineer with hands on experience in data modeling and analytics, and machine learning. Prior to HADE Platform, Ajinkkya designed an infant baby monitoring system to detect and alert doctors of lethal situations with a 99% successful rate in D Y PATIL Hospital.
Arpit Gambhir, Co-Director of Machine Learning
Arpit leads our research and development of artificial intelligence as a prominent computer engineer with distinct skills. Prior to HADE Platform, Arpit created a trash sorting robot to detect and sort metals and non-metals.
Chad Boggs, Director of Graphic Design & Marketing
Chad studied theater, graphic and software design at the University of Northern Kentucky, and quickly built a reputation for his creative genius in film and theater throughout the Cincinnati Metropolitan area. Chad is an actor who has worked on and off-stage in many Hollywood productions.