Sapien is a highly customizable, democratized social news platform capable of rewarding millions of content creators and curators without any centralized intermediaries.
SPN is a flexible, ERC20-compliant cryptocurrency that will incentivize quality content, power all platform actions, and serve as the backbone of our tokenized economy.
Users should have a say in the communities that they are part of.
Targeted advertising is inherently flawed because it exploits user data.
A fundamental principle that should be protected with disruptive tools.
Each user should be able to tailor a social experience to their liking.
Seamlessly switch between public and private modes to experience Sapien anonymously or with your real identity.
Subscribe to branches to stay up to date with the latest posts from your friends and the world.
Add friends, create groups, share posts, comments, and explore yourself.
Join text and voice channels with our powerful chat interface to provide a more dynamic and engaging user experience.
Protect your privacy online. Sapien protects your personal data and offers encrypted chat conversations.
Every individual is unique. Have control over every feature and tailor your own social experience.
Our minimum goal has been set strategically to ensure the Sapien core team can quickly, securely, and completely deliver on our promises for the SPN token and the Sapien platform. If our goal is not met, all investors will be refunded through our smart contract, minus any funds that were liquidated for marketing expenses.
Idea behind Sapien conceived and development begins2015
Private beta launched with integrated chat and voice channels2017 Q1
Transition from an end-to-end encrypted platform to Blockchain application2017 Q2
Complete SPN white paper and begin Ethereum smart contract development2017 Q3
Launch testnet faucet and showcase token in Sapien2017 Q4
Token Sale Phase #1 and implement payouts for creators and curators2018 Q1
Increase brand awareness and begin porting Sapien platform to a DApp2018 Q2
Token Sale Phase #2 and revamp UI/UX for crypto novices2018 Q3
Ramp up marketing efforts; acquire 10k new users per month2018 Q4
Build infrastructure for Democratized Autonomous Platform2019 Q1
Roll out decentralized marketplace , premium content and features2019 Q2
Open developer platform to third-party applications and integrations2019 Q3
Optimize platform to scale and add 1M new users per month2019 Q4
Tokenize user data and extend token use to other websites2020 Q2
Add 10 million new users per month2020 Q4
Latif was most recently the CEO of eBay India. He grew the business from under $200M GMV in 2013 to nearly $500M GMV in 2016 and 5M+ customers. He exited with the sale of eBay India to Flipkart. Previously Latif co-founded eMemories.com (one of the first online picture sharing services) and 2 enterprise businesses at Microsoft (Systems Center and Speech Server). He also led global product marketing at Symantec and named/launched Norton 360. Latif has 26 years of technology industry experience, including 15 years at Microsoft.
Christian Ferri has been in the crypto space since its early days in 2010 and built a solid network of early adopters, influencers, experts, and visionaries over the years. He founded BlockOne Ventures in 2014, one of the first blockchain agencies to work on crypto related projects. Today the agency has helped companies like Bancor, Token Card and many others to successfully raise funds through ICOs. In addition, BlockOne Ventures delivers corporate training on Blockchain to Fortune 500, organizes a crypto event series in collaboration with Draper and is managing a crypto fund for selected high-net-worth investors.
Gregory Berkin is the Managing Director of Concours Ventures, a Silicon Valley boutique angel group focused on next generation geospatial, virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) applications for mobile devices. Greg is serial entrepreneur who founded several successful startups in Silicon Valley and New York. He has been an Apple software developer for over 30 years having founded one of the first educational software development and publishing firms for the Apple Macintosh Computer in 1984. With a computer science degree from Potsdam and an MBA from Duke University, Greg mentors, consults and advises over a dozen Silicon Valley start-ups in early-stage growth, strategy, investment, IP, and development in all areas of high technology.
Adnan is a qualified Lawyer and Engineer. He has worked in the IT/Telecommunications space with international businesses such as Ericsson and Nokia for the past 10 years. 3 years ago he discovered Bitcoin which led him to explore blockchain applications and use cases. He has worked on numerous blockchain projects to date including large scale bespoke blockchain projects across internet of things, finance and payments sectors. He is an advisor to multiple blockchain startups including ZenCash and ETHLend. He has a keen interest in how blockchain technology will advance in shaping all industry sectors from an adoption, regulatory and policy perspective.
Professor Mihaela Ulieru, PhD is an expert in distributed intelligent systems working with many governments and organizations towards a healthier, safer, more sustainable and innovation-driven world. She founded two research labs leading several global large-scale projects in collaboration with international businesses such as Rockwell Automation, Daimler-Chrysler, SAP, Fanuc, BHP Billiton, Thales, NORTEL as well as government, academia and nonprofit leaders. She was appointed to numerous boards among which the Science Councils of Singapore, Canada and European Commission and recently to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum where she championed Blockchain as one of the Top 10 technologies of 2016. She advises several startups at the nexus of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, among which: LifeLink.com, MyBit.io, and SocialCash.io.
CEO, NetObjex Inc based in Southern California. Formerly with Yahoo, Infospace, Primedia, Source Interlink Media, PwC, and with 3 successful startup exits. Wharton MBA in Finance, MS in Computer Science from RPI, published author and major conferences including IoT Congress, Google IO, and more. Mr. Bala has significant domain expertise in the media industry having led digital operations for over 100 brands including MotorTrend, HotRod, Import Tuner, Automobile, and Slam. His responsibilities included managing digital assets across multiple mediums including web, mobile, video/YouTube channels, and social media. The portfolio of digital assets managed had a total visitor profile with monthly statistics of over 16M unique visitors and 100M pageviews. Mr. Bala also has deep expertise in search engine advertising and audience conversion from his stints at Infospace and Yahoo. Current focus areas: Decentralized computing, Distributed ledgers, IoT, Cryptocurrencies.
Once implemented, SPN will be one of the most versatile tokens in the space. Not only will it be immensely useful within the Sapien ecosystem, SPN will also facilitate creating and transferring value within and beyond the platform. Fake news will be greatly mitigated with secure identities on the Blockchain and an extensive reputation system. SPN will be the backbone of every social action and transaction that happens in Sapien, embedding its growth potential in the expansion and adoption of the platform instead of any arbitrary fluctuations in the crypto market. Content creators will truly have a viable means of earning rewards without being exploited by centralized entities. Users will finally have a real voice in collaborating and shaping the community they want to be part of. By leveraging the latest Blockchain technologies, we can work together to build a platform immune to censorship, guards our free speech, respects our privacy, and persists content throughout humanity’s existence. Now is the time.
Be on the right side of history.
1. Transparency: Ethereum Public Ledger to authenticate users and view all app transactions
2. Censorship Resistant: Centralized corporations cannot arbitrarily decide what constitutes free speech
3. Eternal Persistency: Inter-planetary file system architecture distributes and persists content forever
4. Token Functionality: Blockchain enables payouts, autonomous platform, and token-based social network
5. Extended Ecosystem: Long-term vision to tokenize user data, exclusive marketplace, and developer platform
Sapien is not actively seeking to be listed on exchanges. The team is focusing on integrating the SPN token in the Sapien ecosystem. It is up to exchanges whether or not they want to list the SPN token on their websites.
No! Do not send Ether from any exchange wallet as you will be unable to receive SPN.
Unsold SPN will be locked in the platform reserve to be sold, awarded, or burned to ensure the longevity of the token.
SPN is an ERC20 standard token so it can be stored in any Ethereum-based wallet. Sapien will eventually release a wallet for each user, but until then we recommend using Mist, MyEtherWallet or MetaMask.
Empowering users by providing them with their SPN-tokenized user data that they can share with advertisers for additional rewards. Profits will be split 50-50 between users and Sapien, with the ability to earn more if a user holds more staked SPN.
For the presale, you will be able to participate only with ETH. For the Token Sale Phase #1 ETH and BTC will be accepted, along with any altcoins that Shapeshift.io supports.
There are many exchanges that sell Ethereum for fiat or cryptocurrency, including the following:
Coinbase, Poloniex, Kraken, Bitstamp, Bitfinex, Bittrex, Cex.io
Please send your purchased ETH to a compatible wallet whose private keys you own and control, before sending to our address.
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