Shedding some light on the EOS Token Purchase Agreement

in eos •  2 years ago

Some, ok many, people joining the EOS Slack channel are:

extremely confused by the Token Purchase Agreement. It basically says that Block.One will develop EOS, but that they won't launch it and any third party may launch it... then further down it says the ERC20 tokens we are buying in this ICO will NOT be transferable to the EOS platform and "may have no value"... Uhh... WHAT?!?!  
It even says Block.One is NOT launching the EOS platform.   7.1. No Rights, Functionality or Features. EOS Tokens have no rights, uses, purpose, attributes, functionalities or features, express or implied. EOS Tokens do not entitle holders to participate on the EOS Platform, even if the EOS Platform is launched and the EOS.IO Software’s development is finished and the EOS.IO Software is adopted and implemented.

This is most likely to separate legal risk from the company.
Once the software is ready, they can have anyone, in any jurisdiction, launch it from their basement.
The genesis block will (most likely) reflect a 1 for 1 distribution of ERC20 tokens to EOS tokens. Otherwise someone will just fork EOS and launch it with the proper, investor/donator backed distribution/Genesis Block.
Government regulations give very little choice.  

If you read the agreement, it says EXACTLY that the tokens will NOT be transferable to the EOS platform and in fact will be frozen (aka. unusable) after the ICO is over.
EOS TOKENS MAY HAVE NO VALUE.   7.9. EOS Tokens Will Become Non-Transferable. Buyer acknowledges and understands that EOS Tokens will become non-transferrable within forty-eight (48) hours after the end of the EOS Distribution Period. At this time, Buyer will no longer be able to map a public key to Buyer’s account and Buyer will not be able to transfer EOS Tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

Technically, they won't be transferring the tokens chain to chain, from Ethereum to EOS. They will be creating new tokens on the new EOS chain BASED OFF OF the token ownership of the ERC-20 token (on the ethereum chain).

 They are taking a snapshot of the state of the ledger and building the EOS Genesis Block out of that snapshot of ownership.

 There is nothing new here for the people that have been following the BitShares community since 2013. This type of thing has happened successfully many times before with Protoshares (PTS), Angelshares (AGS), Muse (Previously NOTEs, now MUSE) to name but a few.

This appears to require trust… And crypto is all about NOT trusting monkeys. But monkeys need to launch the stuff before robots can keep it going all trustless and whatnot. Trust is always required with the early days of development.

Why would put out such an extremely one sided Purchase Agreement? I mean, it is pretty much ridiculous. It essentially says: "If you give us money, you will get tokens that are guaranteed not to be used on the platform we are developing."

Because if they launch EOS with only Dan and as shareholders, we could fork EOS and our new network WOULD have the proper Genesis Block. 

Distributed software can and will be forked. 

EOS without a distributed stake/ownership is worthless. One of the goals of this type of ICO is in fact to distribute the power of the network more effectively than what has been tried up to date.

Madness yes... but only on paper

I ABSOLUTELY agree with everyone losing their minds at the Purchase Agreement. It appears to be madness and it says black on white that we are buying useless crap. What I’m saying here is WHY it is written like that. In a nutshell: Governments make everything financial illegal.

Consider prostitution

It is way more dangerous for both the prostitute and the John to interact when their binding contract is legally unenforceable. In some jurisdiction with legal grey zones (think brothels), a John/customer steps into a room and says something like:

-Ok so I’m paying 200$ for a “massage” right?

If the prostitute does not do the implied work (going beyond a mere back rub), the dissatisfied customer can not take legal action because their agreement states a massage only.

We, future investors, are in the position of the John. Those on Slack that have no idea laws and regulations complicate the hell out of everything are essentially saying "There's not chance in hell I'm paying 200$ for a massage!"

I apologize (of course I don't) if this analogy offends anyone.

The FAQ reads like an exact opposite of the Purchase Agreement

 FAQ = Hey we're going to launch this thing as fairly as possible. Purchase Agreement = YOU GET NOTHING! 

If you read between the lines of the Purchase Agreement it equals “THIS IS HOW WE DELIVER WORLD SHATTERING SOFTWARE WHILE AVOIDING PRISON!”  (or at least an ankle bracelet!)

As I stated above, it is 100% correct that “YOU GET NOTHING!” from All we are doing is giving funds to develop software. Then someone can launch said software and can either use the snapshot (taken 48 hours after “ICO” finishes) to distribute stake (and be successful) or launch his own distribution (which will fail to get adopted).  

So the risk is on paper. It’s a LEGAL risk. But the risk from a Human Action and/or game theory perspective is very low.

Couldn’t someone else launch EOS and screw us all?

Someone else could launch the chain with another distribution. But consider this scenario:

Whales can send 200$ to some dude with the tech skills to launch the proper chain with proper distribution of stake.   EVERYONE involved in this ICO would see this as the legitimate chain.   This is why I’m personally comfortable with the "YOU GET NOTHING" Purchase Agreement.  


  • Block one is legally protecting themselves from the biggest threat. Regulators. How? By only developing software.
  • SOMEONE ELSE, it doesn’t matter who - my cousin bob and his Nigerian prince buddy in Satoshi’s attic - will launch an OPEN SOURCED piece of software (open to view at least)
  • Those launching the software can make a Genesis Block that is:
    1. A  1 to 1 ratio EOS to ERC20 token, or
    2. Give all stake to Satoshi, Bob and his Nigerian cousin

Which do you think will have a solid distribution? Option 1 or 2?

Which do you think exchanges will include on their trading platforms?

Which do you think will have Great Success?  

Essentially, what protects you is this Rihanna song: fork fork fork fork fork  

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It is scary terms, basicaly we only can rely on honesty and reputation of developers.


like every single ico

which is why it's crazy anyone uses ico's.


You repeatedly use this word. It is out of place and misleading.

The software will be open source. Anyone will be free to launch any chain the want with any initial distribution.

The question that (ERC20) token investors need to ask is whether there will be any chain launched on the basis of some current or future distribution of the ERC20 tokens, and whether that chain will be valued by the market.

What other chains may exist or be launched using the same or similar software has no relevance to your investment any more than the existence of Dogecoin has some relevance to an investment in Mooncoin. It doesn't matter if you consider Dogecoin or Mooncoin (or Bitcoin or Steem or Bitshares or EOS) to be more "proper" than the others, all that matters is whether your own investment gains or loses value.

I think the answer to both of the questions above is yes, but that is only my opinion, and even if the answer is yes that does not imply that buying tokens at any particular price is a good investment. Caveat Emptor.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the company or project in any way nor do I intend to buy tokens at this time. I might reconsider later. As I said, the above is my opinion only, and my suggestion how to think about this (somewhat usual) token offering.

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Highly appreciated an input from old timer like you in this community.

Thank you,


What the market will value is the open source project author's contribution and their allegiance. It's fine to say anyone can launch open source software. This is never really the value of open source software. The value is found in those who understand the software, are able to fix bugs, are able to market the software, ect. Market adoption is all about 'first' and who will be first? Will it be John Doe and his cousin who fork the EOS software 3 weeks after the code is released, when they have zero branding, zero market awareness... or will the market adopt what the authors setup initially? "Here is a genesis block link guys." "Here is the software ready to go, guys!" ... the market will choose the author's choices. The alt forks often exist, but without creating their own brand awareness, they wont amount to much. Branding, marketing, awareness comes intrinsic with the original intent of the project, provided by the original authors, along with all their marketing that they bring, such as presentations, code demos, updates, ect. The trust component is in whether they will do what they said they will do. The trust component is not so much expecting some radical fork immediately upon code launch which all people who launch nodes want a different genesis block that violates the ICO investors... and that somehow this deviation gains more traction than the core project.


Will it be John Doe and his cousin who fork the EOS software 3 weeks after the code is released, when they have zero branding, zero market awareness...

You're making a lot of assumptions, as the author of this post did. There are many more possibilities. Let me give one example (again out of many more possibilities): undergoes some sort of startup drama and stumbles. A new startup with many millions of dollars to spend on marketing, branding, future development, and support (and perhaps including some former team members from decides to launch its own chain using a different distribution strategy.

Another possibility: despite the apparent intent of the ICO, the initial distribution is viewed as corrupted or ineffective somehow, perhaps too concentrated in the hands of a few whales. In that case, I could see even but certainly others pursuing a different course with a broader distribution that the ICO. That could turn out to be a good outcome, for the long term success of the EOS technology (but not necessarily ICO investors)

Another possibility: Due to some peculiarity in the distribution process over the course of a year, some major investors feel their share was unfairly diluted, so these investors (again with significant resources behind them) decide to launch a chain with a different initial distribution.

There is not even any reason to necessarily assume that itself would only support the one ICO chain. They have no obligation to do that, have not said they will do that, and could decide to remain neutral and support all chains, or even focus their efforts on a different one that (then) appears better positioned for the future. Or they could be paid to support other chains with different initial distributions (with none of that money going to ICO investors), just as Steemit was paid to support Golos (STEEM investors did receive a 10% airdrop of Golos in that instance, but there was no obligation to do so; STEEM investors could have gotten nothing at all).

These are only a few possible outcomes. None of the credible possibilities include any sort of 'John Doe and his cousin'. That is misleadingly dismissive of credible launch efforts. (However, in the history of coins there are cases such as Litecoin or Monero where essentially some 'John Doe' did launch and alternate chain that due to better distribution or perceived social contract, displaced the chain favored by the original developers.

The trust component is in whether they will do what they said they will do

They said they will do nothing at all. Read the terms again if you think otherwise. There is no trust at involved there.


Startup drama is possible, but it's possible with any project. This would apply to all ICO's and would not be particular to EOS.

The other two possibilities aren't likely enough to consider. Even with the stock market there are odd things like you mentioned in those two possibilities. The entire management of a company could all die within a month, for example. All possible, but we don't consider those because it isn't likely. To view the initial project as bad, there would have to be an alternate community which gains more traction than the main community... but the main community is holding the funds, the marketing, the names, ect. ect. So while this is possible, it is not likely enough to think about. For the last example, it is unlikely, also it would require those investors to form a consensus among themselves rather than dispute one another, thus causing their movement to fizzle to nothing. Furthermore, they are going to have to convince non-investors to run their Genesis block... and why would anyone do that when no one has heard of them? Meaning, they would begin behind the curve in the marketing world, and have to market themselves to crypto people as the real solution all the while they do not control websites like or the main EOS github. Very unlikely.

In the world of investing there are a 101 possibilities of things that could happen. It is true they can happen, but rather it is the predictable risks we should think about. To avoid the oddball left-field catastrophe, investors protect against those slim odds by diversifying holdings. So when something very strange does happen, it doesn't matter too much because of diversification of risk.


but the main community is holding the funds, the marketing, the names, ect.

No they are not. is. has no obligation to use those assets to the benefit of 'the main community'. A year is a long time. If you don't think that the developer team may fragment and have diverging views how to launch the platform, change its view on the best way to launch the platform in a year, diverge with at least some significant component of the community, or finally that other important marketplace changes may occur over the course of a year then you haven't been around much.

I'm not claiming that the ICO is a bad investment. It may be a good investment. But it presents a significant risks that do not apply to many other ICOs where there is no such split between the tokens investors are buying and the tokens actually used by the platform. This is not just 'anything can happen'. It complicates things greatly. In practice, it may make no difference, but that can't be assured, and you are being unrealistic to dismiss the issue and especially to do so with simplistic single cases such as 'Average Joe and his cousin' which do not at all represent the universe of reasonably plausible outcomes.

For the last example, it is unlikely, also it would require those investors to form a consensus among themselves rather than dispute one another, thus causing their movement to fizzle to nothing.

This is complete nonsense and exactly the kind of maximalist "there can be only one" rhetoric that has disproven again and again. Divergent views and diverse platforms do not lead directly to a movement fizzling to nothing. You are too dismissive of the possibility of many varied outcomes, some good for ICO investors, some not, but the latter is not at all equivalent to 'the movement fizzling to nothing'. It is very possible that ICO investors could be left in the dust and EOS or some variant thereof could still spawn a very successful movement.

Furthermore, they are going to have to convince non-investors to run their Genesis block... and why would anyone do that when no one has heard of them?

One last time, you presume that no one has heard of them. They could in fact be extremely well-known investors, or could have sufficient resources to make themselves well-known, and as for why anyone would support their chain: 1) perhaps their idea of a distribution is more favorable to newcomers, who didn't participate in the ICO, 2) just look at the 1000s of chains that already exist, dozens of which are reasonably successful (and a significant fraction, including of the successful ones, are fork chains). It seems getting participants to support a chain is readily achievable in practice.


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Those launching the software can make a Genesis Block that is:

  1. A 1 to 1 ratio EOS to ERC20 token, or
  2. Give all stake to Satoshi, Bob and his Nigerian cousin

That's rather absurd. There are many different ways to distribute tokens. For example, someone might want to launch a chain with tokens airdropped on all Steem users (or perhaps even all Graphene-based chains). Or maybe a rolling claim system of Bitcoin users the way Byteball or Stellar are doing. Or perhaps another ICO with some twist that makes it attractive. Or using mining. These may well be very effective ways of distributing tokens, perhaps in some ways even more effective than the original ICO.

I don't think the game theory is as clear as you make it out to be, because the choice is not really between the ICO and some joke distribution involving a Nigerian cousin. That said, I do think that the ICO distribution will probably have a lot of value in the market. Investors betting on that are certainly taking a lot of risks (not exclusively the distribution issue, but not excluding it either).

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Forgive me for being a minnow.

What is EOS to ERS20 token?
Where to go and read more about the Genesis?

Love the post @cob.



What is EOS to ERS20 token?

An ERC20 token is a token hosted on Ethereum, which is what is selling in its ICO.

Where to go and read more about the Genesis?

You can't. There is no genesis yet. The premise of the ICO is that a genesis block will exist that allocates stake on a chain (which does not exist yet) according to the distribution of the ICO (ERC20) tokens. This probably will happen (in my opinion) but ICO investors have no guarantee of it, and I don't mean 'legal' guarantee.


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Excellent. Thanks much! Pleasure doing business!


Ah, fantastic! Just saw the switch to thing-2. Thanks a ton!


The blue pills are 1 dollar the red pills are crypto's :


Thank you very much for making the concept of EOS less significant and introducing the new thing like ICO.
Thank you @smooth

shred some light


I heard on twitter people saying that EOS stands for Ethereum on steroids...LOL

Looking forward to EOS. Compared to many other ICOs I would think it's the best but really don't know. Time will tell..


People should be more careful investing in hyped-up ICOs. Do your own research of the team and the technology. Don't just "chase the hype." Plus, super-high value ICOs are likely to dramatically fall in value when their coins are available at exchanges because they are overvalued to begin with due to all the hype.


Right now, I have no way to invest anyway unless I use some VPN connections.
I value your feedback.

Thank you,


I hope that you are right because I am having trouble participating.


Same here, and I finally gave up


Most of these ICOs are pennystocks/pink market investments. What it comes down to is how innovative and what kind of practical value does it have for now, and for the future.


I agree #jarexx - we see it time and time again - once a new token hits the public exchanges price goes down significantly before it stabilizes.


How can you tell if it is the best now if we are going to wait for "time" to tell us. I'm confused with your statement.
Anyway, great post.

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Thank you.


seriously It could be a great but the price of $5 per token is too high for 1 billion tokens available is too high, this is going to take the EOS number 4 immediately. 5*1= 5, which is $5billion in market cap and for me this is unhealthy position for a new digital currency. there is a big possibility that the price of the coin will drop. the technology behind EOS is great but the market will tell about how much profits you could make if you take the initiative to put your money in it.


5$ a token? Where did you read that as the website states tokens will be distributed in line with the amount of ETH contributed so no one knows the token cost.


@sufyogi - it is bit risky to get in at the first day because of the issuing every day @ 2m coins - We never know how many coins will be issues and what price will be.


i think polybius ICO is quite best and safest when compared to EOS

Looking at EOS so far, it's valued on the exchanges for nearly $1 USD, is that right?
I had assumed the traffic to purchase would die down over time, so did not attempt to get in early. I really respect Dan for broadening the buy in period; but I sometimes wonder what will happen to valuation when 1B EOS is in play.

Could send the price in a free fall at first..
However, I respect Dan in so many ways. This is his 3rd big Crypto play, so he is no beginner.
And the EOS agreement reminds me of what I signed, when ETH had it's crowdfund...
I had no idea how that would turn out, but I thought it was worth 1 BTC to find out!
And lastly, IF the price of EOS does fall to below prices of the crowdfund (this week for example) then it will be another buying opportunity, if nothing else, and cost averaging over time, should lower the average price it cost me to buy in.

This is similar to the PTS agreement, and PTS worked very well.


Yes sure...


eventhough, this is still very risky to invest in it.

Can you give us an update on MUSE/ Peertracks please?


Yes I can. Join our Slack:
We just launched test network over the weekend. Still on the DL while our wallet GUI is being finalized.
News coming soon.


Yo @cob! I'd love an invite to the MUSE slack. We can't join without an admin's blessing.


Of course. Got a slack username? PM me it!


Sent via LinkedIn.


Hi @cob,

Thanks for this; it's still a bit confusing, and will take a few more reads for me to get it. Could you also send me an invite to MUSE please? I am as I am on here; Cryptogee



Great post.

July 1, 2017 - Bitfinex will be adding support for EOS exchange trading through EOS/BTC, EOS/ETH , and EOS/USD pairs.

What is EOS token?

It's a dam shame that innovation has to jump through these regulatory hoops. Our monopoly system is pretty good at ensuring that they maintain the upperhand by throttling down innovation and disruption.

All of this uncertainty for ICO's and more specifically Ethereum is spooking me. I been cashing out my ETH so I can power up and diversify my holdings.

I been staying away from ICO's and just been focusing on powering up and stacking my coins. I figure if a project is worth it I can always pick it up on an exchange.

As mentioned below bitfinex will be adding EOS on July 1st. Check on the Bitfinex announcements tab.

I wanted to buy some EOS tokens but after seeing your post I guess I will give it a miss. I m not comfortable with the Pay and get nothing purchase agreement. I think I rather miss the profits than risk the capital. ICos are getting too hot nowadays and its a matter of time some dudes from ICos fuck all of us up. Just my 2 cents.


When one tree catches fire, it will burn down the whole forest



Which is why you should go with people that have had multiple successful ICOs a.k.a. Daniel "the Dragon" Larimer


but when one of ICO fails and other start turning bad, the mkt sentiment will be bearish and everyone will assume failure to all ICO and it will crash the mkt with it. Even the good ICO will be drag down by that. Mkt can be very irrational especially in crytocurrency space


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Thanks for sharing :)

Ok, ignorant minnow question. Someone who believes that Dan Larimer has the vision that will make EOS successful (at least in spirit), would you agree or disagree to purchase these tokens so that you could tell your great grandkids that you were there at the start of the revolution?
I don't believe Dan is trying to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge. Am I right in believing this? Anyone out there with an answer?



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Thanks for sharing :)

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Game changer?

Perhaps the most notable aspect of EOS is who’s involved. For example, there’s the familiar face the company pulled to be its CTO: Dan Larimer.

A controversial figure in the blockchain community, Larimer has won praise for his intrepid and heterodox approach to developing new projects, but also scorn for the way in which he's handled and exited those same endeavors.

Larimer, who’s credited with inventing delegated proof-of-stake and the concept of decentralized autonomous organizations (later adopted and modified by ethereum), is a cryptocurrency veteran who made a splash in 2014 with the launch of BitShares, a decentralized exchange.

While many saw BitShares’ introduction of market-pegged assets as a much-needed hedge against cryptocurrency volatility, others saw the project as overly convoluted and deceptive. And, many were flustered by Larimer’s abrupt exit from BitShares, which left the entity with no clear path forward.

Larimer’s departure from BitShares came with the launch of another project, Steem, in 2016. The Reddit-style social media platform allows users to generate income based on the popularity of their posts. It has received both kudos from blockchain pundits making thousands of dollars off short, biographical entries and criticism from many who argue the platform is unsustainable, based on a contrived notion of scarcity.


HAHA! Thanks. That is the part I actually considered leaving out of my post. You reply makes me feel happy I left it in (:

I don't like how they distribute EOS Tokens.
Distribution Schedule:

200,000,000 two hundred million
(distributed during a 5 day period

700,000,000 seven hundred million
(split evenly into 350 consecutive 23 hour periods of 2,000,000 EOS tokens)

100,000,000 one hundred million
(will be reserved for

I don't see the point, how this kind of an auction will create value for investors. I also don't like the purchase agreement (but this is another story). This is the reason why I will not invest into EOS. I wish you all good luck who have a different opinion and that invest in it.

"I apologize (of course I don't) if this analogy offends anyone."
I'm offended (actually not really) by your lack of concern for offending people.

can someone tell me what is ERC20??

I just wanna say thank you to our lord and savior, Rihanna. May she keep us safe and protect us from all Nigerian Cousins.


Think of the ICO as a "Crowdfund" for a product that may or may not launch.

You invest what you believe the "fund" is worth, with the company you believe will do the job.

If (when) they fully fund, you get rewarded.

Be aware of scams;

very well explained @cob, I'd like to add or say more about this. Unfortunately I seem to keep getting the following message from

"US-IP detected, participation not allowed"

'nuff said...


But the actual event is occurring on Ethereum, not on the EOS website. The owners of the EOS website are powerless to prevent our participation.


possibly, except you'll probably need to access the token buy interface through a VPN.

Why EOS?
You need to scale to millions of users, but you can’t
If you are going to build some DApp (decentralized application), then what options do you have today?
Corda and Hyperledger Fabric are for private networks only and have limited smart contract support.
RChain, Rootstock/RSK, have not yet been released or not production-ready.
BitShares and Graphene have very good throughput, but limited smart contracts capabilities.
Polkadot repo has not been updated in the last 6 month.
NXT, Waves, Lisk, Tezos, Tauchain (you name it…) are not competitors…
It seems that you are left only with Ethereum which has a very bad throughput and high transaction costs.
Why not try to combine the scalability of Graphene and the power of Ethereum’s smart contracts together? Etherum will migrate from Proof-of-work to Proof-of-stake (scheduled at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018) so we have some time to build a new competitor.


Don't Freak Out!!

Also, every $200 token purchase comes with an "enhanced" massage.


Now we talking ! 😂

Whoever is launching EOS is definitely investing. I'm interested, and will follow.

option 1 better

thanks :)

Still not convinced.

These terms and concepts are new to me. It is truly facinating to say the east.

Finally a refreshing ICO compared to the rest. Can't wait to see what EOS has to offer!

Good post...

lol - that ICO scam all. Unbelievable that people get liked scammed in that size regulary... ICO will definately become the new synonym for ponzi :)

i like this. Followed :)

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Very nice post , i think that i might buy some EOS tokens :) But i still don't understand what is the price of EOS tokens ? :)


Determined by the market a.k.a. the effect of many decisions made by many brains. :)

If you put in 1 ETH during one of the 23h windows and now one else sends any ETH that day, you get 100% of the EOS tokens.
If you put 1 ETH and multiple people put in a total of 99 more ETH that day, then you get 1% of the ETH for this 23h time slot "auction". Since 1 ETH divided by 100 ETH = 1%
Had only 49 ETH been added that day, your 1ETH would have purchased you 2% of the daily EOS tokens.
Makes sense?


then it is better to wait for the second or third window? cause you get it cheaper?


That OR more people will know about it and it'll be more expensive. If we knew the answer to that question we'd all be whales d:

Given Dan Larimer's track record of success, it's extremely likely that this project will be successful. Dan is an ideologue driven on the fumes of his acrimonious divorce. This is a good thing. The agreement is as one sided as you can get. In a way, this is also a good thing. It has scared most people off. The ICO is not structured to the benefit of flippers and speculators. Usually, I'd shy away from an ICO that takes a year to finish. The race condition ensures that stakeholders make money.

However, one must only briefly look at STEEMIT and Bitshares to see that everything Larimer touches turns to gold. Given the structure of the ICO, those who buy in will be extremely happy that the purchase agreement scared off the initial goldrush crowd. When the product actually launches and proves itself, the initial investors will be quite wealthy.


I invest on people, not in ideas so I will be putting 20% of my daily earnings this week and 1% every day until it finishes.


Very good idea to invest a % of daily Steemit earnings !

Many new ICOs are opening up through different fractions of the Blockchain. These are prosperous, but still we should be aware of its security and vulnerability issues. Many exchanges are also having difficulties while incorporating these new ICO crypto tokens.

I think price go down.

A constant pain and pressure on your Cash!

Thank you for taking the time to explain this. Information overload, and the plethora of things to pay attention to, are becoming a new lifestyle not all of us are equipped to noodle out. Depend so much on those that know to share.

Well understands as it keep innovated

Its lowering risk

Thanks for all the info ;)
enjoy your day! :)

I LOVE IT! thx for the quality content!

Let there be light!!!! Lots to think about.

Thanks for the info. I think EOS is a risk worth taking compared to some ICOs

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Take your money throw it out the window or invest it and go the risk of losing everything or making a lot of money. No Risk No Money

ICOs are usually plagued with scam but I have as strong feeling that your articles on eos token ICO

can anyone explain me why the ether price is going down though it has 2nd largest marketcap?plz explain me


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Take your heads out greedy asses (you too, FOMO investor……

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ha ha. ICOs are causing them headaches. I personally stay away from them rather invest in a normal listed coin rather than speculate.

Very good information about EOS, Thank you!

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It's not an ICO it's a token pre-sale!

EOS ICO (how to participate in the EOS Token distribution)

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If I only had the money

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Hmm interesting take. Total blind trust it sounds like. I hope EOS gives the happy ending everyone is expecting. Because if they don't put out like expected, then all buyers will be left holding a worthless, non-transferable token.
And reminds me a bit of doublespeak :

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Or I could just be paranoid. I love how everyone is like you got to trust people but then at the same time we hear about one scam after another. In fact everyone that signed up for the distribution list probably got an email saying the same to beware of scammers. And to you I say who knows who the real scammers are 🤔 🤥
Now lets be honest, if you think you can trust me, 😉 EOS is most likely not a scam and like you mention it is all legalese. Could be, but that gets people complacent and lazy to just read a black and white agreement that clearly means the opposite, or near to, of everything it states in an unspoken understood way such as the John and the undercover cop. Oh wait where did that scenario come from. Oh yeah if you are US do not try to buy, (unwritten doublespeak meaning: US definitely go ahead and buy) or not. Totally confused and no longer excited about this token pre-sale or whatever it is. It will last a year anyway so lets see how it plays out.

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nice long post, i liked it :)

90% of ICO's will be worthless in the long run, even if in the short run people are getting rich, so be careful.

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I understand why they had to structure it like they did, but some of the aspects of the terms should raise serious concerns specifically for US based individuals. The fact that has the right to request documentation on anyone at any point wothout a reason, and anyone from the US would have their tokens nulled according to the terms. This is a very big thing, even if never acted on that ability, the fact that they could is very dangerous.
Its hard to justify investing money that individuals have worked so hard for in a method where they have to trust to be honorable. This level of trust is hard to justify in the increasingly trust free world that blockchain is providing.
It really worries me that these issues haven't been formally adressed in more detail, because the terms require individuals to trust entirely in the team to hold true on their side of the deal. The terms are extremely deterring, it's almost as if I am signing up for Facebook..


I honestly wonder how Eos will do! but I have high hopes

Nice article..

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wow.. this is some eye opening info. @cob thanks for sharing.

The EOS can be painful but keep in mind, curious as well !

Fork fork fork fork fork fork

What an option dude hahah, i think I will choose option 1 hahah

Very similar to the PTS agreement and PTS that worked good.

EOS must have kept terms & conditions simple.Too complex to get into this.My pics would be to get in when it gets listed:Just to be safe :)

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This is very insightful! Thanks for sharing. I will repost it because I really like it.

Here is a great article on EOS and what investors have to take into consideration:

Thanks for that

What a crazy way to do business.

Great post..thanks for sharing with us...appreciated you effort:))