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Blog by CEO Marcel van Oost: The Pre-Sale Kick-Off

November 29th marked the start date of our very own FintechCoin pre-sale.

It’s been an exciting, albeit extremely busy period leading up to this point with me and the FintechFans management team travelling across the globe, speaking to potential investors, meeting our partners and visiting FinTech events.

Our face-to-face promo tour has taken us from London to New York, across to Hong Kong, back over to Boston and San Francisco, even to the southern tip of Africa.

As I’m sitting in a plane en-route to Tel Aviv for more exciting talks with potential investors, I thought it’s time to give an update on our progress and plans.

When I think back, it’s hard to believe that it all started only two short months ago.

As an addition to our existing and fully functional job board, we had the idea for a decentralized marketplace for quite some time now. The idea of a tokensale, however, only came to us over the summer, and by September we made the final decision to go for an ICO.

To say it’s been a rollercoaster ride ever since, would be an understatement…

Filled with enthusiasm, excitement and a confident belief in the concept, we pulled a team together, established a concrete business plan and drafted a whitepaper.

Next, I started contacting my network in the FinTech industry to join our project. I must admit, with almost 10 years of experience in the FinTech space, specifically payments, I’ve had the fortune of meeting some great people within the industry, who are specialists in their field, great thought leaders, and ultimately love what they are doing.

Getting in touch with them for collaboration might prove to be the single most important success factor of this project, and I can in all honesty say I am already very proud of the Board of Strategic Advisors. I am honoured to work with them and I look forward to the next few years of collaboration.

In the coming weeks, we will be looking to grow the Board of Strategic Advisors by getting more influencers on board.

As is evident from our whitepaper, our long-term plan is to eventually develop a Decentralized Marketplace for one-off tasks and short-term projects that will make it easier for FinTech specialist to connect with potential employers.

We will also be integrating the existing FintechFans Job Board with the new systems that’s built using Smart Contracts on top of the Ethereum Blockchain.

The ICO is not the goal itself but only a means to the end in order for us to achieve what we deem necessary to make this vision a success in the long run.

Our Board of Advisors is chosen solely based on their expertise within our own products. This includes influencers from different FinTech sectors such as InsurTech, RegTech and payments.

They are also based in important FinTech hubs, including Singapore, London, Boston and New York (still working on Hong Kong, Stockholm and Tel Aviv at the moment but hope to have them on board any day now!)

This is important because it means we have eyes and ears in crucial FinTech innovation centres around the world. By staying on top of the latest industry developments sprouting from these hubs, we will continue to grow, stay relevant and be successful in the long run.

Throughout this journey, I will publish updates on the progress on our pre-sale and the upcoming ICO (time permitting) but most importantly, we will continue to do so after the ICO on the commercial and development side of things.

In the meantime, check out our tokensale page and signup for further updates to see where we will be headed over the coming months. If you signup now you’ll also get the opportunity of a great pre-sale offer from us!

Our next stop on the promo tour is Dubai from the 7th to the 10th of December, so if you happen to find yourself in the City of Gold over this period, please get in touch, we’d love to meet up for a cup of coffee!

Keep you posted,

Marcel