Finminity AMA Recap

Finminity AMA Recap

CryptoDiffer team

Hello, everyone!😁

We are glad to meet here 

Raanngin Lahirin ( CEO and Founder at Finminity) 

Shaik Hamdan (Co-Founder&Marketing at Finminity)

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

Hello

It’s a great privilege to be here with this amazing community

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Hello All

Glad to be here. Thanks for bringing us to yor community.

CryptoDiffer team

Q1: Can you introduce yourself to our community ?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

My name is Ron. As a management consultant for 20 years working in PwC, IBM, Cognizant and Atos and then being a serial entrepreneur and in Blockchain for the last 3 years, I have seen both the sides as investor and entreprenur. This knowledge has given me the belief that I am a problem solver who would like to take away the burden of disadvantaged entrepreneurs. 

We wanted to make venture financing decentralized, democratized and open to normal investors through new generation de-fi technologies. This belief and passion has made me & Shaik (my co-founder) to build this venture Finminity .

We have been working on this for the last 1.5 years. We have built the platform and made it live in www.finminity.finance.

Before Finminity, we had a successful exit in our earlier company called Qlikchain.com (a Netherlands based Blockchain Impact Startup under the auspices of Government of NL accelerator World Startup Factory) which we sold off and moved to this new journey.

Now our goal is to make a Decentralized Investment Services (like an Investment Bank) for Start-ups and SMEs so that good entrepreneurs can get funds from crypto investors during the 2nd-3rd year.

@Shaik and we come a long way from 2012. Me and Shaik came to know each other during my PwC days (2012) when Shaik was PwC’s channel partner for selling CRM services in Middle East and Africa.

I sit in a few companies board as an advisor, I am part of fintech evaluation panels and write a lot in Medium and LinkedIn

We are the right mix of Dreamer, Doer, Believer who has solid execution experience.

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

I am in IT business last 25 years and 12 years associated with Ron.  

For me I am ahead of technology and due to that I could introduce lot of innovative solutions in this region.  

First e-commerce website to Blockchain solutions.  

Now we are excited with Finminity

CryptoDiffer team

Q2: Can you briefly tell us what is Finminity in 3-5 sentences?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Finminity is a rewarding, transparent and flexible token sale platform for startups and SMEs to make Venture Finance democratized. It has been made in such a way that investors’ hard earned money is not conned and as an entrepreneur, he gets the benefit of crypto ‘crowd’ VC to grow and build momentum.

Finminity bring all these following functions into a single platform –

*Making Fundraising affordable for Startups and SMEs through (DeFi) and Blockchain. Finminity is enabled by a DeFi Token Engine That Tokenizes Your Investments, Embedded With The Requisite Compliances be it Utility Tokens or Security Tokens!

*Taking Care of Investor Risk & Rug Pull by Companies through smart contract-driven milestone-based payment release

* A decentralized Investor Services Platform powered by Finminity DAO for permissioned community and investor voting for resolutions and statutory obligations.

*P2P Crypto Marketplace for the community to do p2p trading between themselves

There is no need for constant pitching by the companies to the investor in different times, you pitch in Finminity once though the templatized webpage, Investor KYCed once can go on investing without any further checks, configurable token engine for companeis to deploy smart contracts and even do Events within the platform. Investors are engaged and Companies burdens are reduced

You can see our Pitch in https://www.finminity.finance/company-details/43

CryptoDiffer team

Q3: You have told us that Finminity is starting their Token Sale on 16th October. What is the pricing and how would our community can take part in the sale?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Yes, we have just closed our Finforce – Early Supporter Round and now starting on to Finstars – Round 1 through In App Offering form 16th October. We have only 300 member slot.

One important for our supporters to know that even if you have sold FMT tokens or Flipped it, as our supporters we are going to provide you a long term benefit. The current round that will start from 16th is FINSTARS

Investors in this round gets lifetime access to all Future companies raising funds through Tokens in Finminity at 5% discount. There is a Club Membership NFT token which is given to identify you even if you have sold all your FMT Tokens and made gains.

So the next Decentralized Robot Mining & Services company (sample) that comes over, if the price is 10, a 5% discount is applied on top of the offer that is going on at a partcilar round. And this is for all companies after. This is how look after a community who supported you in the first. In the real world capital markets and investment banking, this is quite prevalent.

We have a 300 member slot – as investor you see how the platform is through our In App Offering and buy the tokens. You will get confident that you are backing something that is running live.

The app is superb, runs in Azure Platform, with Alibaba Database, immense scalability. We are in Ethereum Testnet already. In our next release we move to Matic.Network sidechains to optimize and save from network congestion. Otherwise the platform is ready – our job is now to bring world class companies that will make money for themselves and its token investors.

No promises like delivery coming up next quarter or  2021, this release and that release that we know of from crypto token raising companies.

CryptoDiffer team

Awesome, a lot of updates to come out!

Thank you for great answers!

I think it is time to start community questions round!

Cryptodiffer Community

How will FTM really “make the internet a safe place”? simply through smart contracts and recommendations for new platforms and projects?

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

FTM is the future bank and we provide the transparency using Bockchain.   We believe this will help the investors and investment community to work with  confidence

Cryptodiffer Community

Each project has interesting stories before it is created. So can you tell people about the story that gave you the motivation to build and develop a great project like FINMINITY? And what’s the meaning of FINMINITY?

Where is FINMINITY road map now? Are all targets in accordance with the current road map? and what are the next steps that will be taken in the future?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

This is interesting and answering these will give you a nice perspective of our vision. 

We see ourselves as a problem solver who would like to take away the burden of disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Who are these entrepreneurs? They are bright, first generation entrepreneurs who come from an average middle class ‘non-business’ background, technically competent but don’t have the right connections to get funding and lose the prime time of their lives running a promising business catching up with earn and burn. Why? Just because they never got a backing at the time they needed. My goal is to bring financial Inclusion to startup investing and make venture financing decentralized, democratized and open to normal investors through new generation de-fi technologies.

This is very important

We believe that Finminity can help a settler from Bangladesh with only brains or a Syrian refugee in Netherlands asylum or middle class eastern European tech grad with a great software but no money (better to say underdogs and dreamer) doesn’t die an entrepreneur’s death!

So we wanted to build something for them using a mix of Token (ICO/STO), DeFi, Crowdfunding, Compliance and help the world of entrepreneurs who are in severe fund crunch after Covid. The entrepreneurs  of the world need decentralisation, DeFi, democratised venture finance. 

With Crypto even the small guys can play big, its where you can pull a punch 1000 times your size.

Cryptodiffer Community

Do you have support from the government or Start-Up in your country? What is the regulation on governing the Blockchain?

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

We are regulated from Dubai Financial Regulators and we follow the strict guidelines of the regulators

Cryptodiffer Community

Where is FINMINITY road map now? Are all targets in accordance with the current road map? and what are the next steps that will be taken in the future?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

The most important thing is that we have made our Application Live on Microsoft Azure and Alibaba with the Dapp Token engine on Ethereum Testnet. In addition we have got our presence in the Middle East and Europe so that we can get a marketing advantage of bringing good companies with due diligence. 

*Now our work is to get our Public Sale Successful through In App Offering. Through this Finminity will get good investors for the companies that come in later to raise funds through Tokenization.

While our platform is live, we are now finalizing the Centralized Exchange where we will launch our tokens.

We are in the process of getting our smart contract validated by a prominent security audit company so that we will deploy the contract after token sale.

We are in the process of finalising the companies that will come over in our platform for funding. As of now these are the possible candidates –

1. Decentralized robotics company and its coin (this company made $1 MN this year selling robots) and 

2. A Personal Data Tokenization and monetisation company using Blockchain and Data Privacy..

As said earlier, we have partnered with Matic.Network  and in our next release we will move to Matic Sidechain to optimize the transaction cost and congestion of mainnet.

Cryptodiffer Community

Many investors hit and run in the sell and sell session after listing on the first exchange, How did Your project prevent early investors from selling their tokens and what benefits you would give them?

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

We are providing this round investors lifetime discount using Memberhip NFT tokens

Cryptodiffer Community

How Finminity brings the Blockchain technology to the real world? Can se considered Finminity a Brigde between DeFi  and traditional finance?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Super question – While Finminity is Token Sale and Token Engine with Investor Services built in –  

in the next year 2021  we want  to extend Finminity to do security token offering also through our regulated entities in EU and Middle East. 

If we get that we can really bridge the gap of DeFi, NFT, Crypto and Crowdfunding and real with Crypto world. 

With Covid, we think the acceleration of Digital finance will be more and we see ,more decentralization and DeFi. We think that Finminity has teh right framework of  Token and DeFi world in Crypto and can easily do a strategic pivot when needed ahead.

Cryptodiffer Community

Many projects only issue tokens but there is no specific use in real-world cases for these tokens, projects must have an utility to prove it can be used in the real-world cases. 

So, what are the uses and functions of the $FMT token, and what role will it play in the Finminity Ecosystem?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Super question. There has to be clear Tokenization use case within the platform otherwise the token value will depreciate. So

these are  following  use cases of FMT  Tokens

COMPANIES WHO ARE RAISING FUNDS will pay their fees through FMT Token for 

*Onboarding to the Platform

*Token creation & associated smart contract configuration

*Dividend Distribution

*Putting Investor Resolution to Vote

INVESTORS WHO HAS TOKENS

* Gets early access to token offerings of the Platform

* Can do voting in the resolutions and earn more tokens given by the company for their work

* Receive Interest + Dividends

3rd PARTIES and Ecosystem Partners

* Use FMT Tokens to create alternative products like Funds out of tokens

* In the P2P marketplace within Finminity, where these Tokens are traded, the commission or transaction fees can be paid by Finminity tokens.

Cryptodiffer Community

Partnerships are an integral component of any project’s journey. Which types of partnerships Finminity has already attained and what are the plans on this front moving forward?

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

We are already in touch with traditional crowd funding companies.  Apart from that many companies are also I. Touch with us to associate with them as we are the first licensed, DFSA regulated blockchain platform in this region

Cryptodiffer Community

Can you explain the advantages of ERC-1404? And honestly, the most common type of token is ERC20, do you consider that your token based on ERC1404 can be successful? What plans do you carry out to make it so?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

We are seeing NFT tokens getting hot. Crypto invetsors are getting cozy and have started believeing in that. As time progresses and regulators believe that crypto is a parallel maintsream that needs to be merged, ERC-1404 tokens will see more adoption. If you have to really get a long term benefit of your money, getting ERC-1404 is good as it alsmost like a share and can be coverted or sold of when the company is bought by investor or M&A happens. It needs 1-2 years time to come into mainstream. EU regulator has said that they would like to use this ERC-1404 for Equity Crowdfunding and we are going to get that license soon.

Cryptodiffer Community

Will it really be possible to crowdfund from any country when the platform goes live? Or will there still be restrictions? 

When a creator wants to start a project, what kind of documentation will they need to provide? Is it also a KYC/AML process? Or less intense

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

This is for Equity Crowdfunding more. The company that raises find needs to come from the regulators geography – say a Finland company has to use the EU crowdfunding platform. Investors can be from any where (other than sanctioned countries) if its Security Tokens and its regulated by a regulator. 

For utility tokens this is far more relaxed. Just that ideally all investor should be KYCed and US investors not taken as SEC compliance is tough

The company that needs to raise funds need to go throuh a small due diligence and do a Know Your Business (KYB). We wouldn’s support anon companies even if the smart contract is water tight.

Cryptodiffer Community

What mechanisms does Finminity use to ensure that companies cannot “run away” with investors’ money, and how do you ensure the safety of users’ funds?

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

We have a milestone and voting based payment methodology and it will safeguard the investors investments.

Cryptodiffer Community

Many investors hit and run in the sell and sell session after listing on the first exchange, How did Your project prevent early investors from selling their tokens and what benefits you would give them?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Its upto them but investors will be investors. We would suggest investors to hold on to some portion of their tokens so that they can get appreciation as these tokens will be used as fees, resolution posting, voting and will apreciate in the middle term also. Do a bit of Flip and keep some part for later flip

Cryptodiffer Community

Can you tell us about the motivation and benefits for investors to keep the Finmity token in the long run? What plans do you have to help drive the demand and scarcity of the Finmity token?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

The tokens will be used by the next in line companies as fees and needs to be procured and given to us for burning. As we have Finminity as Token Sale Platform in Europe and YourVC as Security token platfrom in Middle East which uses Finminity Token engine, our Tokens have a nice hedge.

1) When Capital Market is good, and more real-world companies come into our platform to get funding. The more they come, the more our platform is used, automatically our tokens are used and demand goes up. Even in a dull crypto market our FMT tokens will provide value.

2) If the capital market is down, we normally see the Crypto market is up. When the Crypto market is up, the wave will automatically take our token up because the token holds value in the near future.

So, our FMT tokens provide a hedge so that it appreciates and holds value to our token holders in all seasons 🙂

Cryptodiffer Community

The market today has a lot of development projects on the Blockchain platform. One of the factors that makes the platform appealing to many users is its special features. So, what are the outstanding features and advantages of Finminity to attract users and investors?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

So what are the problems we are solving.  Very important question and this you can relate to 😃

1. Companies now go to multiple investor groups in telegram, pay a lot of money to do events with those groups and try to pitch them again and again. The process and questions are repeated umpteenth number of times. There is no platform aligned to the crypto world where pitching, event management and investor engagement can be done in a single place in a transparent manner for everybody. When investors are ready, companies have to do manually the token agreement or use Hellosign or DocuSign and go back and forth. We bring Ethereum signed agreements that are automatic and non tamperable..

2. After this, companies need to go to developers to build their Fund Release smart contract – with our tokenization engine company founders can configure the smart contract rules in a simple manner without needing to have solidity programming knowledge. And these token engine codes are security audited also.

3. For investors, the problem is that every investment done at seed stage in different companies is Siloed and they need to do KYC again and again. With our platform once they are KYCed and Whitelisted they don’t need to do individual KYC – they can just go and invest with our gateway. They can vote in resolutions, do a check whether the company has achieved their milestone and approve for fund release. They are in control of their risk and also behave as a long term supporter of the company.

So basically we are solving these inefficiencies through a harmonised, easy to use and secure platform that makes the life of Investors and Companies easier.

Cryptodiffer Community

Defi has become the fastest growing and most accessible aspect of the blockchain industry. How does Finminity feel about this? In your opinion, are we in danger of saturation?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Until DeFi comes into real world, I think it will hit a saturation next year middle, after Covid vaccine comes in.

Cryptodiffer Community

Apparently, many blockchain projects are not solving any real problem, they just exist to sell their tokens. What problems exactly is Finminity solving, and solutions are you provide?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Supoer question. There needs to be a platform which has a clear token model – not only yield farmimg and staking which will his a saturation. There has to a mix of real life business here.

We have made the following functionality live in Finminity.Finance and we believe with this we solve a real problem for the DeFi and Crypto world –

1. Companies can pitch to investors and associated pitch deck put in an easy to read manner

2. Companies can engage and talk to investors through Discussion module

3. Present their company in events that can be scheduled in the platform 

4. Investors can build or be part of a community to talk in specific topics or companies

5. People can Invest through Fiat and Crypto

6. Have their Token Agreement (SAFT) signed through Ethereum signature automatically

7. See their portfolio

8. Investors get interest in their Investment as their funds are kept in client money contract and given to companies achieving roadmap milestones. This is done by smart contracts so that rug pull doesn’t happen and small investor money is safe, to the extent possible

9. Investors can vote for resolutions and get rewards for that.

10. Investors can rate companies and get rewards

11. P2P community marketplace like crypto local  to sell within the platform without paying extra fees

12. Token generation event and allocation based on the tokens selected as per the regulatory approval of the companies (be it ERC 20 Utility Tokens or ERC 1404 Security Tokens) and the allocation and discount logic during the sale

Cryptodiffer Community

What kind of advantages do you bring differently for enterprises and SMEs?

How will your mission progress to implement a transparent and flexible system and act with the value of investors’ hard-earned money?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

This is super question. You get extra marks sir.

It has been made in such a way that investors’ hard earned money is not conned and as an entrepreneur, he gets the benefit of crypto crowd VC to grow and build momentum. We have taken care of Investor Risk & Rug Pull by Companies through smart contract-driven milestone-based payment release. In addition we have a decentralized Investor Services Platform powered by Finminity DAO for permissioned community and investor voting for resolutions and statutory obligations.

We need to bring some best practices from real world of capital markets to the fast moving crypto world.

Cryptodiffer Community

Safety and security are always the most important things. What is the mechanism of Finminity Finance to ensure security assets?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

When we do ERC-1404 you need to have a custodian who has to hold the assets. That is a muct for the security of the assets not being siphoned off. There are custodians who do that – and regulators also give crowdfuning platform to be a custodian also.

Cryptodiffer Community

What criteria is applied in selecting project for token sale, do we need KYC to use FINMINITY and how do you totally eliminate scam projects 

without proper marketing and capital infusion, project dies, how do you convince us you have adequate marketing power and capital to push this project to the top

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

Yes we would require KYC for the platform – see the KYC of the Regulators are not for Tax but more for checking the FATF name entry. And with a KYC it becomes so easy to invest in all the companies that comes for funding – be it Utility, Security or NFTs

Cryptodiffer Community

The hot new term in crypto is “YIELD FARMING”. Why did this get so hot right now? Do you have a plan to develop the Yeild Farming system?

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

The next company that will come to Finminity will have something of that sort using their robots they sell in enterprises.

Co-Founder & Marketing at Finminity, Shaik Hamdan

Thank you so much for the encouraging interaction with the community and we expect further support from the community.

Cryptodiffer TEAM

Thanks for your time

Great answers!

CEO and Founder of Finminity, Raanngin Lahirin

The questions came from a very knowledgeable community – we are privileged to present our company to you guys/gals. We would request you to come and join the Finstars program through our In App Offering (IAO) from 16th.The token metrics are available at www.finminity.com and click on the Token section or the link https://finminity.com/pdfs/FMT-Token-Economic-Model.pdf

And all tokens are unlocked.

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