MAP Platform: Terms and Condtions
MAPPlatform (“the Company”)
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE MAP Platform TOKEN SALE
Last Updated: 1st September , 2018
These terms of participation (the “Terms”) apply to each prospective buyer of MAP Platform tokens (MPLT) who participates in the MAP Platform token sale during the token sale period (the “Sale Period”). If you successfully purchase MAP Platform Tokens during the Sale Period, you are agreeing to and will be bound by these Terms.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AND NOTE THAT THE SECTION ON [‘DISPUTE RESOLUTION. ARBITRATION] CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE WHICH AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SALE, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE MAP Platform TOKEN SALE.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact us at contact@MAPPlatform.io
You and the Company hereby agree as follows:
Intended Purpose and Use of MAP Platform Tokens in the Network.
The intended purpose of the MAP Platform Tokens is to facilitate the provision and receipt of services (collectively, the “Services”) which Services are more particularly set out in Exhibit A. The Services will be provided through an online software platform (the “Platform”) that is currently under development by the Company or an affiliate thereof. More specifically, MAP Platform Tokens are intended to facilitate the provision of the Services from the Company or an affiliate thereof, to the users of the Platform and will constitute proof of prepayment for the Services.The Platform is intended to include tools designated for managing and interacting with crypto-currency assets, social network tools which may allow users to share their knowledge and expertise, a market place enabling third party developers to offer their own tools to other users, and various other tools described more fully in Exhibit A.
Ownership of MAP Platform Tokens carries no rights, express or implied, other than the right to use MAP PlatformTokens as a means to enable usage of and interaction within the Platform. The Terms shall not and cannot be considered as an invitation to enter into an investment. The Terms do not constitute or relate in any way, nor should they be considered, as an offering of securities in any jurisdiction. The Terms do not include or contain any information or indication that might be considered as a recommendation or that might be used to base any investment decision. MAP Platform Tokens are utility tokens and are not intended to be used as an investment. Further, you must note that MAP Platform Tokens do not represent or confer any ownership right or stake, share, equity or security or equivalent rights, or any right to receive future revenue shares or intellectual property rights in the Company or any affiliate thereof. Acquiring MAP Platform Tokens shall not grant any right or influence over the Company’s (or any affiliate thereof) organisation and governance to the Participants, other than rights relating to the potential future provision and receipt of Services, subject to the limitations and conditions contained in these Terms and the Terms and Policies (as defined below). We do not operate or maintain the Platform and as such, we have no responsibility or liability for the Platform or any ability to control third parties’ use of the Platform. The MAP Platform Tokens are not intended to be a representation of money (including electronic money), security, commodity, bond, debt instrument or any other kind of financial instrument or investment. Protections offered by the applicable law in relation to the purchase and sale of the aforementioned financial instruments and/or investments do not apply to the purchase and sale of MAP Platform Tokens and neither these Terms nor the MAP Platform Whitepaper constitute a prospectus or offering document, and are not an offer to sell, nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any investment or financial instrument in any jurisdiction. MAP Platform Tokens should not be acquired in any case or circumstance for speculative or investment purposes with the expectation of making a profit on immediate resale.
The Company, or an affiliate thereof, will use reasonable endeavours to launch its operations and develop the Platform. Any person undertaking to acquire MAP Platform Tokens acknowledges and understands that the Company, or any affiliate thereof, does not provide any guarantee that it will manage to establish an operative platform and therefore it cannot guarantee that the MAP Platform Tokens can be used to purchase goods or Services on the Platform. You acknowledge and understand therefore that the Company, or any affiliate thereof, assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage that would result from or relate to the incapacity to use MAP Platform Tokens except in the case of gross misconduct or gross negligence.
MAP Platform Tokens do not constitute the provision of any goods and/or Services as at the date of these Terms.
Scope of Terms
Unless otherwise stated herein, these Terms (which for the avoidance of doubt include the Exhibits hereto) govern only your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens from us during the Sale Period.
Any potential future use of MAP Platform Tokens in connection with the provision or receipt of Services will be governed primarily by other applicable terms and policies (collectively, the “Service Terms and Policies”). The Service Terms and Policies will be made available on our website prior to the launch of the MAP Platform token sale. We may revise and/or update the Service Terms and Policies from time to time at our sole and absolute discretion. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and the Service Terms and Policies, the Service Terms and Policies shall prevail.
Cancellation; Refusal of Purchase Requests
Your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens from us during the pre-sale and Sale Period is final, and there are no refunds or cancellations except as may be required by applicable law or regulation. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel MAP Platform Token purchase requests at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. In such an event the consideration paid by you shall be rejected or refunded.
At any time prior to satisfaction of the Completion Condition (as such term is defined in Exhibit B hereto), the Company may either temporarily suspend or permanently abort the token sale. During any period of suspension or in the event that the token sale is aborted, MAP Platform Tokens will not be available for purchase and any form of crypto-currency sent by Participants to the Company for the purposes of acquiring MAP Platform Tokens shall be returned to the Participants.
MAP Platform Token Sale Procedures and Specifications
Important information about the procedures and material specifications of our MAP Platform Token sale and pre-sale is provided in Exhibit B, including, but not limited to, details regarding the timing and pricing of the MAP Platform Token sale, the amount of MAP Platform Tokens we will sell, and our anticipated use of the MAP Platform Token sale proceeds. By purchasing MAP Platform Tokens, you acknowledge and accept that you have read, understood and have no objection to these procedures and material specifications.
Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks
You acknowledge and agree that there are risks associated with purchasing MAP Platform Tokens, holding MAP Platform Tokens, and using MAP Platform Tokens for providing or receiving Services, as disclosed and explained in Exhibit C. If you have any questions regarding these risks, please contact us at contact@MAPPlatform.io BY PURCHASING MAP Platform TOKENS, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE, ACCEPT AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.
You are responsible for implementing all reasonable and appropriate measures for securing the wallet, vault or other storage mechanism you use to receive and hold MAP Platform Tokens that you purchase from us, including any requisite private key(s) or other credentials necessary to access such storage mechanism(s). If your private key(s) or other access credentials are lost, you may lose access to your MAP Platform Tokens. We are not responsible for any security measures relating to your receipt, possession, storage, transfer or potential future use of MAP Platform Tokens nor are we under any obligation to recover any MAP Platform Tokens and we hereby exclude (to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law) any and all liability for any security breaches or other acts or omissions which result in your loss of (including your loss of access to) MAP Platform Tokens.
We may determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we need to undertake due diligence on certain Participants. As part of our due diligence process we may request that you send us certain information about you. You agree to provide us with such information promptly upon request, and you acknowledge and accept that we may refuse to sell MAP Platform Tokens to you until you provide such requested information in a form that is satisfactory to us.
The purchase price that you pay for MAP Platform Tokens is exclusive of all applicable taxes. You are solely responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens, including, but not limited to: sales, use, value added, and any other taxes that may be applicable. It is also your sole responsibility to withhold, collect, report, pay, settle and/or remit the correct taxes to the appropriate tax authorities in such jurisdiction where you may be liable to pay tax. We are not responsible for withholding, collecting, reporting, paying, settling and/or remitting any sales, use, value added, or any other tax arising from your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens.
Representations and Warranties
By purchasing MAP Platform Tokens, you represent and warrant that:
You have read and understood these Terms (including all Exhibits);
You have sufficient understanding of the functionality, usage, storage, transmission mechanisms and other material characteristics of cryptographic tokens, token storage mechanisms (such as token wallets), blockchain technology and blockchain-based software systems to understand these Terms and to appreciate the risks and implications of purchasing the MAP Platform Tokens;
You have obtained sufficient information about the MAP Platform Tokens to make an informed decision to purchase the MAP Platform Tokens;
You understand that the MAP Platform Tokens confer only the potential future right to receive Services and confer no other rights of any form with respect to the Platform, the Company, or any affiliate thereof including, but not limited to, any voting, distribution, redemption, liquidation, proprietary (including all forms of intellectual property), or other financial or legal rights;
You are purchasing MAP Platform Tokens to potentially receive Services on the Platform at a future point in time. You are not purchasing MAP Platform Tokens for any other uses or purposes, including, but not limited to, any investment, speculative or other financial purposes;
Your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens complies with applicable law and regulation in your jurisdiction or in any jurisdiction the laws of which you may be subject to.
You live in a jurisdiction that allows the Company to sell the MAP Platform Tokens and does not prohibit you from Participating through a token sale without requiring any local authorisation;
Your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens shall be made in full compliance with any applicable tax obligations to which you may be subject in any relevant jurisdiction;
If you are purchasing MAP Platform Tokens on behalf of any entity or person, you are authorized to accept these Terms and enter into a binding agreement with us on such entity or person’s behalf (references to “you” in these Terms refer to the entity or person on whose behalf you are authorized to purchase the MAP Platform Tokens);
You are not: (i) a citizen or resident of a geographic area in which access to or use of the Services is prohibited by applicable law, decree, regulation, treaty, or administrative act; (ii) a citizen or resident of, or located in, a geographic area that is subject to U.S. or other sovereign country sanctions or embargoes; or (iii) an individual, or an individual employed by or associated with an entity, identified on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons or Entity List, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons Lists, or the U.S. Department of State’s Debarred Parties List.
You agree that if your country of residence or other circumstances change such that the above representations are no longer accurate, that you will immediately cease using the Services.
If you are registering to use the Services on behalf of a legal entity, you further represent and warrant that (i) such legal entity is duly organized and validly existing under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, and (ii) you are duly authorized by such legal entity to act on its behalf;
If you are an individual, you are at least 18 years of age and have sufficient legal capacity to accept these Terms and enter into a binding agreement with us;
The acceptance by you of these Terms and the entry into a binding agreement with us will not result in any violation of, be in conflict with, or constitute a material default under: (i) any provision of your constitutional or organizational documents (if applicable); (ii) any provision of any judgment, decree or order to which you are a party, by which you are bound or to which any of your material assets are subject; and/or (iii) any material agreement, obligation, duty or commitment to which you are a party or by which you are bound;
The crypto-currency assets you use to purchase MAP Platform Tokens are not derived from or related to any unlawful activities, including but not limited to money laundering or terrorist financing, and you will not use the MAP Platform Tokens to finance, engage in, or otherwise support any unlawful activities;
Any MAP Platform Tokens you acquire will be acquired in your name, and any crypto-currency assets you use will come from a digital wallet not located in a country or territory that has been designated as a “non-cooperative country or territory” by the Financial Action Task Force or any similar legislation; and
You are not the subject of any sanctions administered or enforced by any country, government or international authority nor are you resident or established (in the case of a corporate entity) in a country or territory that is the subject of a country-wide or territory wide sanction imposed by any country or government or international authority.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and our respective past, present and future employees, officers, directors, contractors, consultants, equity holders, suppliers, vendors, service providers, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns (the “Company Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable professional and legal fees) that arise from or relate to: (i) your purchase or use of MAP Platform Tokens; (ii) your responsibilities or obligations under these Terms; (iii) your violation of these Terms; or (iv) your violation of any rights of any other person or entity.
The Company reserves the right to exercise sole control over the defence, at your expense, of any claim subject to indemnification under this Section (Indemnification). This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and the Company.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO YOU AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SPECIFIED IN WRITING BY US, (A) THE MAP Platform TOKENS ARE SOLD ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO THE MAP PLATFORM TOKENS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; (B) WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE MAP PLATFORM TOKENS ARE RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE, MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE MAP PLATFORM TOKENS WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (C) WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE MAP PLATFORM TOKENS OR THE DELIVERY MECHANISM FOR MAP PLATFORM TOKENS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (I) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE COMPANY OR ANY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, JOINT VENTURES, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY LOSS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WHERE RELATED TO LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME OR PROFITS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, OR DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SALE OR USE OF THE MAP Platform TOKENS OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE BASIS (EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR ANY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES WERE FORESEEABLE); AND (II) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF COMPANY AND THE COMPANY PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, JOINT VENTURES, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS (JOINTLY), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE BASIS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MAP Platform TOKENS, EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAY TO US FOR THE ACQUISITION OF MAP PLATFORM TOKENS.
THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION (Limitation of Liability ) WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD OR INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL OR RECKLESS MISCONDUCT OF COMPANY.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you release the Company and the Company Parties including but not limited to its officers, directors, agents, joint ventures, employees and suppliers, from all and any responsibility, liability, claims, demands and/or damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown (including, but not limited to, claims of negligence), arising out of or related to disputes between users and the acts or omissions of third parties. You expressly waive any rights you may have under any statute or common law principles that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favour at the time of agreeing to this release.
Dispute Resolution. Arbitration
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT CONTAINS CERTAIN PROVISIONS, SUCH AS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS SECTION REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH COMPANY AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) in which either the Participant or the Company seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, the Participant and the Company (i) waive each other’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to these Terms resolved in a court, and (ii) waive your respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, the Participant and the Company will arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court. ………….
No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions.
Any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms is personal to you and the Company and will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. There will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.
The enforceability of this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration) will be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the 2012 (as revised in 2017) International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution.
Each of the Participant or the Company will notify the other in writing of any Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that respective party can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to the Company shall be sent by e-mail to the Company at contact@MAPPlatform.io Notice to the Participant shall be either posted on our website or, if available, will be sent by email to any email address you provided in connection with your purchase of MAP Platform Tokens or use of the Platform or Services. The Participant’s notice must include (i) your name, postal address, email address and telephone number, (ii) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (iii) the specific relief that you are seeking. If the Participant and the Company cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date the notice is received by the applicable party, then either the Participant or the Company may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration), commence an arbitration proceeding or, to the extent specifically provided for in this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration), file a claim in court.
Any arbitration will occur in Gibraltar. The arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator appointed by the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce in accordance with the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration, which are hereby incorporated by reference. The courts located in Gibraltar will have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration decision.
Authority of Arbitrator.
These Terms, the applicable International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration and the arbitrator will have (i) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitrable, and (ii) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court, provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative or class action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.
The International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration and additional information about International Chamber of Commerce are available at https://iccwbo.org/dispute-resolution-services/arbitration/rules-of-arbitration/. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either (i) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration, or (ii) waive your opportunity to read the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration and any claim that the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
Severability of Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provisions.
If any term, clause or provision of this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration) is held invalid or unenforceable, it will be so held to the minimum extent applicable and required by law, and all other terms, clauses and provisions of this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration)will remain valid and enforceable. Further, the waivers set forth in this Section (Dispute Resolution. Arbitration) are severable from the other provisions of these Terms and will remain valid and enforceable, except as prohibited by applicable law.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Gibraltar, without regard to conflict of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the Parties arising out of or relating to these Terms or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual Disputes or claims) that is not subject to arbitration will be resolved exclusively in the courts of Gibraltar.
If any term, clause or provision of these Terms is held unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that term, clause or provision will be severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of that term, clause or provision, or any other term, clause or provision of these Terms.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Participant and the Company relating to the Participant’s purchase of MAP Platform Tokens from the Company. We may make changes to these Terms from time to time as reasonably required to comply with applicable law or regulation. If we make changes, we will post the amended Terms at MAP Platform.tech and update the “Last Updated” date above. The amended Terms will be effective immediately. We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under these Terms where the delay or failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control. Purchasing MAP Platform Tokens from us does not create any form of partnership, joint venture or any other similar relationship between you and us. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of you and us and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree and acknowledge that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you, including these Terms, will be provided in electronic form.
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Description of Network and Tokens
1. Overview of Network and Services
The Network is comprised of a front facing user interface application (web, mobile), a backend server that manages all the social trading logic, a backend server managing all user accounts (if user decides to use them) and a dedicated backend server for the various integrated blockchains running their dedicated nodes.
The front facing UI application is responsible for the interaction of the user with the platform, gathering of the necessary information about the user’s different accounts and presenting the user with the different features and their functionalities. The application promotes high levels of security and privacy and gives control to the user to opt-in/out of different services depending on his or hers preferences.
The social trading backend is responsible for making the connection between users and facilitating the social trading functionality, mostly concentrating on the ability to follow and to be followed. These interactions may or may not result in actual trading, depending on the user’s settings.
The backend server managing all the account information is a database responsible for syncing the user’s data in order to make it accessible on a variety of devices. This service may be opted-out of, if the user so chooses to.
The backend servers dedicated for the various blockchain integrations are running highly customized nodes of those blockchains and act as a customized and indexed database for the front end application to use and query from. This is done to make the system more efficient and faster.
2. Overview of Tokens; Use of Tokens to Obtain Services
The MAP Platform Tokens are based on the Ethereum protocol and conform to the widely-used ERC20 standard. Company will not support or otherwise facilitate any secondary trading or external valuation of MAP Platform Tokens.
MAP Platform Tokens are a form of access token in the sense that they will be an essential utility for users of the Network. Users will be required to pay fees in MAP Platform Tokens in order to access certain tools, services and features on the Platform. Similarly, users (e.g. expert investors) who facilitate other users to make trades, based on information they make available on the Platform, will be entitled to receive a payment in MAP Platform Tokens (e.g. an expert investor who publishes his trading activity and whose trades are copied by a platform user).
Similarly, users wishing to use the copy trading functionality of the platform will be required to pay a fee in MAP Platform Tokens in order for the copy trade to execute. The Company retains the right to distribute additional MAP Platform Tokens to investors whose initial trade led to signal trade or copy trade being executed, thereby offering such investors the opportunity to receive additional Services from the Company in consideration of sharing their investment activity with other users.
MAP Platform Tokens are the only mechanism by which a user may obtain access to certain tools, services and features on the Platform. Additionally, MAP Platform Tokens do not have any functionality or utility outside the Platform. The Platform will therefore be structured as a “closed system” insofar as the use of MAP Platform Tokens is concerned. Whilst it is possible that a secondary market could develop for trading MAP Platform Tokens, the Company will not create such secondary markets nor will it act as an exchange for MAP Platform Tokens. To the extent a secondary market or exchange for trading MAP Platform Tokens does develop, it would be run and operated wholly independently of the Company, the token launch and the Platform.
Token Sale Procedures and Specifications
We will issue up to 125,000,000 tokens during our initial token offer. Additional tokens will be generated at the end of the sale. If the sale is fully successful this will create a max supply of 125,000,000 MAP Platform Tokens. Those additional tokens will be allotted to our Team and Advisors to align our interests with those of the community, and held by the company as a token reserve. 15% of the additional tokens created will be held by the Team and Advisors. 85% of the additional tokens created will be held by the company in reserve. Note these are percentages of the additional tokens created, based on the total number of tokens sold.
Example: If 100 million tokens are sold during the sale, 135 million would become the total supply of MAP Platform Tokens.
Certain Risks Relating to Purchase, Sale and Use of MAP Platform Tokens
Important Note: As set out in these Terms, the MAP Platform Tokens are not being structured or sold as securities or any other form of investment product. Accordingly, none of the information presented in this Exhibit C is intended to form the basis for any investment decision, and no specific recommendations are made or intended. The Company expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any direct or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from: (i) reliance on any information contained in this Exhibit C, (ii) any error, omission or inaccuracy in any such information or (iii) any action resulting from such information.
By purchasing, holding and using MAP Platform Tokens, you expressly acknowledge and assume the following risks:
1. Risk of Losing Access to MAP Platform Tokens Due to Loss of Private Key(s)
A private key, or a combination of private keys, is necessary to control and dispose of MAP Platform Tokens stored in your digital wallet or vault. Accordingly, loss of requisite private key(s) associated with your digital wallet or vault storing MAP Platform Tokens may result in loss of such MAP Platform Tokens. Moreover, any third party that gains access to such private key(s), including by gaining access to login credentials of a hosted wallet service you use, may be able to misappropriate your MAP Platform Tokens.
2. Risks Associated with the Ethereum Protocol
Because MAP Platform Tokens and the Platform are based on the Ethereum protocol, any malfunction, breakdown or abandonment of the Ethereum protocol may have a material adverse effect on the Platform or MAP Platform Tokens. Moreover, advances in cryptography, or technical advances such as the development of quantum computing, could present risks to the MAP Platform Tokens and the Platform by rendering ineffective the cryptographic consensus mechanism that underpins the Ethereum protocol.
3. Risk of Mining Attacks
As with other decentralized cryptographic tokens based on the Ethereum protocol, the MAP Platform Tokens are susceptible to attacks by miners in the course of validating MAP Platform Token transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, including, but not limited, to double-spend attacks, majority mining power attacks, and selfish-mining attacks. Any successful attacks present a risk to the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens, including, but not limited to, accurate execution and recording of transactions involving Tokens.
4. Risk of Hacking and Security Weaknesses
Hackers or other malicious groups or organizations may attempt to interfere with the Platform or the MAP Platform Tokens in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, malware attacks, denial of service attacks, consensus-based attacks, Sybil attacks, smurfing and spoofing. Furthermore, because the Platform is based on open-source software, there is a risk that a third party or a member of the Company team may intentionally or unintentionally introduce weaknesses into the core infrastructure of the Platform, which could negatively affect the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens.
5. Risk of Uninsured Losses
Unlike bank accounts or accounts at some other financial institutions, MAP Platform Tokens are uninsured unless you specifically obtain private insurance to insure them. Thus, in the event of loss or loss of utility value, there is no public insurer or private insurance arranged by us, to offer recourse to you.
6. Risks Associated with Uncertain Regulations and Enforcement Actions
The regulatory status of the MAP Platform Tokens and distributed ledger technology is unclear or unsettled in many jurisdictions. It is difficult to predict how or whether regulatory agencies may apply existing regulation with respect to such technology and its applications, including the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens. It is likewise difficult to predict how or whether legislatures or regulatory agencies may implement changes to law and regulation affecting distributed ledger technology and its applications, including the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens. Regulatory actions could negatively impact the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens in various ways, including, for purposes of illustration only, through a determination that MAP Platform Tokens are a regulated financial instrument that require registration or licensing. The Company may cease operations in a jurisdiction in the event that regulatory actions, or changes to law or regulation, make it illegal to operate in such jurisdiction, or commercially undesirable to obtain the necessary regulatory approval(s) to operate in such jurisdiction.
7. Risks Arising from Taxation
The tax characterization of MAP Platform Tokens is uncertain. You must seek your own tax advice in connection with purchasing, holding and utilizing MAP Platform Tokens, which may result in adverse tax consequences to you, including, without limitation, withholding taxes, transfer taxes, value added taxes, income taxes and similar taxes, levies, duties or other charges and tax reporting requirements.
8. Risk of Alternative Networks
It is possible that alternative networks could be established in an attempt to facilitate services that are materially similar to the Services. The Platform may compete with these alternative networks, which could negatively impact the Platform and MAP Platform Tokens.
9. Risk of Insufficient Interest in the Platform or Distributed Applications
It is possible that the Platform will not be used by a large number of individuals, companies and other entities or that there will be limited public interest in the creation and development of distributed ecosystems (such as the Platform) more generally. Such lack of use or interest could negatively impact the development of the Platform and therefore the potential utility of MAP Platform Tokens.
10. Risks Associated with the Development and Maintenance of the Platform
The Platform is still under development and may undergo significant changes over time. Although we intend for the MAP Platform Tokens and Platform to follow the specifications set forth in Exhibit A, and will take commercially reasonable steps toward those ends (subject to internal business description), we may have to make changes to the specifications of the MAP Platform Tokens or Platform for any number of legitimate reasons. This could create the risk that the MAP Platform Tokens or Platform, as further developed and maintained, may not meet your expectations at the time of purchase. Furthermore, despite our good faith efforts to develop and maintain the Platform, it is still possible that the Platform will experience malfunctions or otherwise fail to be adequately developed or maintained, which may negatively impact the Platform and MAP Platform Tokens.
11. Risk of an Unfavorable Fluctuation of Ethereum and Other Currency Value
The Company team intends to use the proceeds from selling MAP Platform Tokens to fund the maintenance and development of the Platform, as described further in Exhibit B. The proceeds of the sale of MAP Platform Tokens will be denominated in Ether, and may be converted into other cryptographic and fiat currencies. In addition, some pre-sales of the MAP Platform Tokens may also be denominated in fiat currencies. If the value of Ethereum or other currencies fluctuates unfavorably during or after the Sale Period, the Company team may not be able to fund development, or may not be able to maintain the Platform in the manner that it intended.
12. Risk of Dissolution of the Company or Platform
It is possible that, due to any number of reasons, including, but not limited to, an unfavorable fluctuation in the value of Ethereum (or other cryptographic and fiat currencies), decrease in the MAP Platform Tokens’ utility due to negative adoption of the Platform, the failure of commercial relationships, or intellectual property ownership challenges, the Platform may no longer be viable to operate and the Company may dissolve.
13. Risks Arising from Lack of Governance Rights
Because MAP Platform Tokens confer no governance rights of any kind with respect to the Platform or Company or its corporate affiliates, all decisions involving the Platform or Company will be made by Company at its sole and absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, decisions to discontinue the Platform, to create and sell more MAP Platform Tokens for use in the Platform, or to sell or liquidate the Company. These decisions could adversely affect the Platform and the MAP Platform Tokens you hold.
14. Risks Involving Cloud Storage
As the Company provides a decentralized cloud storage service to individual and institutional clients, including users and applications, the Services are susceptible to a number of risks related to the storage of data in the cloud. The Services may involve the storage of large amounts of sensitive and/or proprietary information, which may be compromised in the event of a cyberattack or other malicious activity. Similarly, the Services may be interrupted and files may become temporarily unavailable in the event of such an attack or malicious activity. Because users can use a variety of hardware and software that may interface with the Platform, there is the risk that the Services may become unavailable or interrupted based on a failure of interoperability or an inability to integrate these third-party systems and devices that the Company does not control with the Company’s Services. The risk that the Services may face increasing interruptions and the Platform may face additional security vulnerabilities could adversely affect the Platform and therefore the future utility of any MAP Platform Tokens that you hold.
15. Unanticipated Risks
Cryptographic tokens such as the MAP Platform Tokens are a new and untested technology. In addition to the risks included in this Exhibit C, there are other risks associated with your purchase, holding and use of MAP Platform Tokens, including those that the Company cannot anticipate. Such risks may further materialize as unanticipated variations or combinations of the risks discussed in this Exhibit C.