Benchmark
Benchmark
Token: BMK


The Revolutionary Green Currency

ICO dates
Start date: 2018-04-02
End date:

Registrated in: South Africa

Platform: Ethereum
Type: ERC223

PREMIUM ICO

Benchmark categories
Cryptocurrency
Benchmark token sale
KYC passing required Yes | Whitelist No | Restriction for countries USA, China
Hard cap 40,000,000 USD
Tokens for sale 90,000,000
Token distribution in ICO
30%
30%
Price 1 BMK = 1 USD
Acceppting BTC, ETH, Fiat
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Contents
Project Highlights/Summary
3
Our Values, Principles, Goals And Objectives
5
Our business model and token value
6
The Duties of Benchmark International Ltd
6
Financing Roadmap
7
Why Benchmark Is a Better Idea Than Bitcoin
8
Benchmark projected Return on Investment
9
How Benchmark works
11
Our Business Model
12
How Benchmark Acts as Catalyst for projects
12
The Decision-Making Process for Projects
14
The Benchmark Utility Token
16
The Token Economy
16
The Role of the Benchmark Utility Token
16
Roadmap and Current Developments
17
The Initial Token Offering (ITO)
18
Use of Funds
19
Benchmark Issued Prior to the ITO to Founders
20
Further Possible Capital Formation through Private Placement and/or Public
Offerings
20
Issue of Benchmark Utility Tokens held in the Treasury after Completion
of Offe...

Biographies
26
APPENDIX 1 - Fintech project -
29
Fintech through Community Banking
29
The Benefits of Membership
29
The Products
30
The Business Model & Blockchain Solutions
31
The Market Size
32
The Competition
32
The Financial Returns
33
The Alexandra Material Recycling Facility in Johannesburg
35
Converting sun energy into heat and through heat into water purification,
desalination, power generation
36
The Benchmark Real Estate Investment Trust
37
The Advantages of Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
The First Acquisition and Investment by the South African Benchmark Real Estate
Investment Trust
37
Get involved!
39
Benchmark International Ltd White Paper
2
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Project Highlights/Summary
Benchmark is a new crypto-based community that will launch in Q2 of 2018.
By owning Benchmark Utility tokens, community members will gain access to a marketplace
that will allow them to participate in a unique set of projects in the developing world, with an
initial focus on Africa.
The Initial Token Offering (ITO) aims to raise approximately USD $35 million, to create the
platform for these projects. Benchmark, which has been founded by a consortium of business
people with significant acumen in financial services, venture capital, investment banking,
construction, property development and management, validates and vets the projects (read
more about the Founders of Benchmark in chapter ​Our
People)​
.
While many cryptocurrencies rely on the market alone to derive their value, the Benchmark
community can exchange their tokens for the opportunity to participate in robust projects
worldwide - beginning with green and fintech projects in developing countri...

Our Values, Principles,
Goals And Objectives
We are a business created for real people and managed by real people. We solve problems
and provide opportunities using the security of the blockchain and our utility token.
The ​
Benchmark Utility Token​
has been created as a crypto-based mechanism to raise funds for
the development of several exciting projects that provide the opportunity to participate in
creating a more sustainable future.
These include:
1. Finance the expansion of a comprehensive community-based banking system targeting
financial inclusion for previously unbanked people through Fintech applications;
2. To implement state-of-the-art Material Recycling Facilities built on a unique model with
proven profit results;
3. Bring to market a revolutionary, scalable system that desalinates or cleans water while
at the same time generating electricity;
4.
To​
disrupt the construction industry by creating a 360° green company, that will enable...

Our business model and token value
The Benchmark marketplace will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to participate in
a community that will fund proven solutions in the green and fintech spaces, beginning with
the projects mentioned above. The ​
Benchmark Utility Token​
will be sold to contributors as a
token through which they can gain access to future business.
This business, which will be developed by Benchmark International Ltd, will provide significant
opportunity to participate in cutting edge opportunities in one or more of the following ways:
1.
The holders of the
B

enchmark Utility Token
w

ill be invited on an exclusive basis to join in
the funding of approved projects and in so doing acquire interests in the individual
projects. Benchmark International will underwrite all projects and will provide for any
required funding not provided by the holders of ​
Benchmark Utility Tokens.
P

i.
assist the participants in the project to complete the requirements for orderly
corporate governance, including the appointment of directors, officers, auditors and
other service providers;
j. ensure that the shareholding, dividend distribution, information dissemination and
voting procedures are all managed in accordance with the terms of the blockchain that
was accepted for the project;
k.
help to ensure that all funds are fully protected in accordance with prudent fund
management principles, including the proper management of any cryptocurrency and
the​
Benchmark Utility Token​
.
Financing Roadmap

By 31 August 2018 we should have raised an equivalent amount of USD $30- $35
million through the sale into the market in an Initial Token Offering of up to 50 million
Benchmark Utility Tokens​
(BMK).

Depending on the results of the ITO, further private placements to institutional
investors and larger investors may be ...

Why Benchmark Is a Better Idea Than Bitcoin
This table describes the reasons why BMK is a better solution than Bitcoin:
Criteria Blockchain-based secured Benchmark
Blockchain-based Bitcoin
Backed by
Utility token can be exchanged for security
tokens that are supported by underlying
value in the form of assets
No underlying assets to support
its value
Income
Could potentially render returns through
ownership in a variety of income
producing projects
Does not have any underlying
income producing assets
Volatility
Limited volatility in price due to
guaranteed liquidity support through a
specific trade mechanism
Often experiences extreme
volatility in price and always
requires a counterparty
Financials
Has it own financial ecosystems in which
fixed assets goods and services can be
acquired by using Benchmark Utility
Tokens.
Has no internal financial
ecosystem and must directly
...

Clearly this represents a better solution for the average investor who requires:
1. Relative safety of principal
2. The significantly stronger probability of a reasonable, market related return that will be
consistent
3. Reasonable certainty that investment will be returned within the timeframe
expectations of the participant​
.
Benchmark projected Return on Investment
It is anticipated that the value of the Benchmark token will appreciate in the period between
launch and year 5. A limited number of tokens will be made available, to ensure appropriate
value from scarcity. As more participants join the community and gain access to the
marketplace, the value of the token is likely to increase.
Funds raised through the pre-sales and ITO will be used to create a platform that allows for
investment in pilot projects in Africa. As those projects begin to pay dividends, and the ROI on
investing in Benchmark improves, the value of the Benchmark Utility Token is anticipated to
increas...

Benchmark Roadmap

1
Q4 2017
White paper release.
2
Q1 2018
Incorporation Benchmark International in Malta;
Presale 1. & 2. Series.
3
Q2 2018
Presale 3. Series;
Public Token Sale.
4
Q3 2018
Implement growth activities for GIG Trust Community Bank.
5
Q4 2018
GIG Trust growth & marketing; Recycling plant installation of machinery and testing.
6
2019
GIG Trust financial product development.
7
2020
GIG Trust consolidation and growth plan with new products; Recycling Plant 2 operational.
Pieter Coetzer
Pieter Coetzer Corporate Finance and Business Development

Denis Quayle
Denis Quayle Real Estate Development / Civil Engineer

Douglas Lund
Douglas Lund Real Estate Development and Construction

Muzi Kubeka
Muzi Kubeka Financial and operations manager

Rick Williams
Rick Williams Attorney, Public Company Capital Formation, Business Development

Jasper Cloete
Jasper Cloete Leader in Strategic Planning and Community Banking

Michael Hibbard
Michael Hibbard President and CEO of Marine Mining Corp.

Pieter Coetzer Jr.
Pieter Coetzer Jr. Project Planning and Management

Alexei Strasser
Alexei Strasser
Swiss Ambassador Tokenomics & Fundraising Expert
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
Luke Szkudlarek
Luke Szkudlarek
Advisor
Digital Strategy Lead
Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing & Growth
Swiss Ambassador Marketing & Growth Advisor
Luke Szkudlarek
Luke Szkudlarek
- Marketing and growth advisor -
Token Economy Advisor
Mario Colombo
Mario Colombo
Advisor
Technical Marketing Lead
Blockchain Advisor
BSc Business & Management HSG
Zulekha Cara
Zulekha Cara