Table of Contents
FortFC project history................................................................................................................ 4
What cryptocurrency problems does FortFC solve?.............................................................. 6
How does FortFC work?............................................................................................................ 9
Comparative competitors analysis......................................................................................... 13
Who is in need of the services provided by FortFC?............................................................ 13
Forecast for the FortFC token in prospective market growth................................................15
FortFC Marketing Strategy...................................................................................................... 20
Why do we need ICO?............................................................................................................ 20
How much capital do we need to attract?............................................................................. 22
Business plan........................................................................................................................... 24
Calculating the demand for a token within five years after the ICO ends........................... 25
Road Map................................................................................................................................. 27
Terms of the ICO...................................................................................................................... 30
Token sales discount program............................................................................................... 33
Double bonus program........................................................................................................... 34
The FortFC team...................................................................................................................... 35
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The FCCT token is issued by FFS Ltd. FFS LTD - the registration number (57557) in the
Republic of the Marshall Islands on October 24, 2012.
FortFC project history
FortFC (Fort Financial Crypto Services) is a project of the FFS international financial
holding, which includes
FFS: The Parent Company
FFS company was incorporated with the registration number (57557) in the Republic of the
Marshall Islands on 24 October 2012.
FortFS (Fort Financial Services)
International financial brokerage license IFSC/60/256/TS/17, registration no. 126.489 (Belize),
established in 2010 as TradeFort (One Vector Group Inc.). After rebranding, in 2013 the name
was changed to Fort Financial Services Ltd.
A Cyprus-based company with the registration number HE 378334, ERA TODAY develops
software solutions for financial organizations, including the FortFS broker. It automates
portfolio-management processes for professional participants of the securities market and
integrates modern payment systems with the routing of payment documents.
Registered in the jurisdiction of Antigua and Barbuda in 2016 with the registration number
IBC 16822, the company develops and implements new products for the FortFS broker,
maintains and improves the IT infrastructure of the FFS holding company, and conducts
applied research in the field of IT development in the crypto industry.
FortFC (Fort Financial Crypto Services)
Integrated liquidity provider (LP) for all conversion and trading operations with
The parent company FFS manages all projects and provides financing, business plans, sales
targets, business strategy, legal support and guidelines for every company within the group
in order to accumulate all the resources efficiently and to achieve commercial goals of the
ERA TECHNOLOGY is established in order to reduce the costs and to provide tailored IT
solutions for every company within the holding. The main goal of this company is to develop
and maintain technical infrastructure for retail brokerage company FortFS and liquidity
provider on cryptocurrency market FortFC.
However, IT solutions for the financial transactions as well as the routing of the payment
documents for FortFS and FortFC are provided by the European company ERA TODAY.
The abovementioned structure, which demonstrates the segregation of tasks among the
holding’s companies, allows to perform the efficient tax planning, reduce costs of IT solutions
development and maintenance and to diversify the financial and human resources in different
jurisdictions. This combination significantly reduces the costs, business risks and boost
positive cash flow for our projects.
The FCCT token is issued by FFS Ltd, and is not related to the brokerage
company Fort Financial Services Ltd, and will not in any way affect the
clients of the brokerage company Fort Financial Services Ltd. All tokens
holders will receive privileges as part of collaborating with Fort Financial
What cryptocurrency problems does FortFC solve?
The cryptocurrency market is rapidly growing. According to CoinMarketCap (http://
coinmarketcap.com), the total market capitalization in early 2018 exceeded 572 billion USD.
This is an increase of more than 3200% over last year. According to Ronnie Moas, analyst
and founder of Standpoint Research, by the end of 2020 the price of a bitcoin will reach
15,000.00 to 20,000.00 USD, and the total market capitalization of cryptocurrency will grow
from 161 billion (as of today) to 2000 billion USD in the next decade.
Cryptocurrency is a topic currently covered in the media, debated in governments around the
world, and even the subject of films. World leaders know the potential of blockchain and the
cryptocurrency market in development of various sectors of the economy.
Despite the rapid development of cryptocurrency, the only source of pricing and liquidity right
now is crypto-exchange markets. The crypto exchanges themselves currently act as brokers,
exchange houses, exchangers and liquidity providers.
For example, if someone has a bank account in US dollars and wants to exchange them for
Bitcoin or Ethereum, they cannot do it through their bank. An investor often can’t quickly sell
cryptocurrencies and fix a profit in USD or other currencies, since the demand and supply
even on a particular exchange cannot be balanced and it is not always possible to exchange
the necessary currency at the right price.
It is also impossible to open a bank account in one of the cryptocurrencies and convert it
freely between the accounts, exchange it for other cryptocurrencies or, for example, for US
dollars. Not only is this inconvenient and leads to additional transaction costs, but it also
increases the risks of operations in cryptocurrencies.
These problems are relevant not only for individuals wishing to buy or sell cryptocurrency
for their personal needs, but also for investment crypto funds, crypto brokers, crypto banks,
exchangers, etc. Everyone in the crypto market is interested in having a single balanced and
fair price for each of the cryptocurrencies and, most importantly, deep liquidity. Which means
that, regardless of the market situation, it is more profitable to be able to buy, sell or exchange
any amount of cryptocurrency at the best market price with minimal commission costs.
Consequently, we will single out a number of relevant problems of cryptocurrencies:
Since 9 November 2017, FortFS is providing its clients the opportunity
to trade in leading cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Ethereum,
Litecoin, Ripple, and Dashcoin.
FortFS has revealed an acute need for a high-grade and high-quality-service LP (Liquidity
Provider) capable of fully meeting these demands now and in the future. Due to this demand,
the holding parent company - FFS Ltd. has initiated the FortFC project.
FortFC will solve all the above tasks and is already available to
stakeholders in version 1.0!
To learn more about it, please go to https://www.fortfs.com/en/conditions/trading_platforms/
metatrader5, install the terminal, and open a demo account. You can immediately begin
trading the main cryptocurrency pairs. The platform is already working as part of the
FortFS broker, which currently provides margin trading in cryptocurrency to a wide range of
customers. To do this, the current liquidity of FortFC is used, aggregated from two previously
connected cryptocurrency exchanges (Poloniex and Bitstamp). After the ICO, FortFC will
continue to connect additional exchanges such as Bittrex, Bitfinex, CoinbasePro, Binance,
HitBTC, IDAX, Huobi, OKEx and place deposits to enable all the features and services in the
company’s plans and described in this document.
FortFC has been successfully providing services to the FortFS broker
in this version of liquidity aggregator 1.0 since 12 January 2018. Since
January 2018, FortFC has connected three corporate clients to the service
with a turnover of 6,000,000.00 USD and 2,000 private customers with a
turnover of 4,500,000.00 USD.
FortFC is in the process of developing an end-to-end FIX protocol for connecting to the MT5
platform and conducting trading operations, including for HFT (High Frequency Trading)
systems. More detailed information regarding our product is available at Technical Page. All
positions will directly go into the Aggregation engine (MT5 Server), which is the core of the
FortFC system and the central liquidity aggregator.
FortFC provides smooth deep liquidity at the current market price for the three main
segments of the cryptocurrency market:
1. Exchanging cryptocurrency for fiat through exchanges with physical delivery
2. Exchanging one cryptocurrency for another
3. Crypto brokerage (margin trading in cryptocurrency)
To ensure high-quality and continuous operations, partner agreements will be established
with large cryptocurrency exchanges, which will act as the main source of liquidity for
FortFC customers and will provide FortFC customers with even more favorable trading
In the future, as the pool of liquidity increases and new cryptocurrency exchanges are
connected, the need for third-party aggregators will disappear and FortFC will concentrate
on effectively managing its own netto position using the available liquidity depth from the
exchanges that are already connected.
FortFC customers will be able to use two methods of trading simultaneously using one
• A trader can trade instantly and at the best price out of all the liquidity sources that
FortFC aggregates. This method is great for those who just want to trade under the best
conditions of the company and not be distracted by analyzing prices from various crypto
• The second method is more suitable for those with experience in the market. FortFC
will broadcast unabridged quotes for available contracts separately, from each of the
connected exchanges. Thus, the client can benefit from the difference in prices on
different exchanges with the help of FortFC. For example, they can buy Bitcoin for
Ethereum on crypto exchange A and immediately sell it on crypto exchange B. FortFC will
ensure these trading operations by its own predepositing funds on connected exchanges
and conduct the appropriate transactions between trading platforms.
It is always possible to freely combine these trading methods inside
All FortFC customers receive:
Comparative competitors analysis
Before we embarked our project on, we seriously analyzed similar services provided by our
competitors: B2broker, FX-edge, Liqnet and Blockfills.
As we can see in the table above, FortFC has the biggest professional experience, operates
with international brokerage license, provides the most comprehensive set of services and
has the strong competitive advantage over other similar products on the cryptocurrency
Who is in need of the services provided by FortFC?
• Crypto exchanges
• Crypto brokers
• Crypto banks
• Stockbrokers offering clients margin trading in cryptocurrencies
• Direct Market Access (DMA) brokers
• FOREX brokers
• Hedge Funds
• Online services that accept payments in cryptocurrencies
• Private traders
Traders get a convenient terminal with an easy-to-understand and functional API, the FIX
protocol connected to the trading platform, transparent trading conditions, customer support,
and a wide range of ways to deposit and withdraw funds.
Crypto brokers, exchangers, investment funds, etc., get a convenient terminal with a clear
and functional API, a FIX/REST connection, a choice of Fill-Or-Kill (FOK) or Immediate-Or-
Cancel (IOC) orders modes for big volume transactions, deep liquidity/depth of market from
different crypto exchanges, high-speed performance, a crypto currency basket, and effective
risk-management tools. More detailed information regarding our product is available at
This extensive and flexible set of exclusive services gives FortFC, as the first global liquidity
provider in the cryptocurrency market, a strong competitive advantage.
Forecast for the FortFC token in prospective market
Based on the calculations, even with the most conservatively predicted number
of connections to the innovative service of FortFC, the organic demand for the
tokens is turning out to be 24,226,891.70 EUR. Consequently, due to the deficit
that has been created, the demand for a token by FortFC customers will not make
it unprofitable. More information can be found in the Business Plan section with detailed
We base our prediction of the increase in the cost of FortFC token on six factors:
1. FortFC tokens are freely accepted as a payment for the company’s services with a
progressive discount. When paying with tokens, customers get discounts for the following:
• paying trade commissions
• paying monthly fees
• paying for services for creating and setting up a risk management system (A/B books)
• paying commissions for listing third-party tokens
This list of services may be expanded as FortFC develops.
Payment for the company’s services with a token in 2018/2019, will be provided with a
discount of 15%
Payment for the company’s services with a token in 2020, will be provided with a discount
Payment for the company’s services with a token in 2021, will be provided with a discount
Payment for the company’s services with a token in 2022, will be provided with a discount
Payment for the company’s services with a token in 2023, will be provided with a discount
Starting from 2024 and beyond, the discount will be 40%
This discount system assumes a smooth and constant increase of interest in FortFC
2. At the end of the ICO, the tokens will be immediately added to Aggregation Engine MT5,
where FortFC customers can immediately begin trading them. This will ensure the initial
liquidity and enable the quick purchase and sale of tokens, including the possibility of
trading at a price much higher than the final price of the token in the ICO process.
The intrinsic value of the tokens is also supported by the fact that all transactions
with FortFC tokens through the company’s trading terminals are performed without
commissions, unlike, for example, transactions with tokens through exchanges. The
company does not charge commissions for the deposit or withdrawal of tokens from the
accounts of customers or investors in FortFC trading terminals
3. At the end of the ICO, the tokens will be placed, in addition to the internal exchange of
the FortFC aggregator, in the listings of several popular exchanges. After the end of the
ICO, the exchanges will be selected from those whose liquidity and trading volumes will
meet the project requirements and the wishes of the company’s customers. The legal
basis of the token is specially designed to ensure its unhindered placement on most
cryptocurrency exchanges based on the current legal requirements. The forecast demand
for the token is determined by the high demand for the already functioning services of
FortFC, which is expected to be stimulated by increased interest from the cryptocurrency
exchanges and thus the fastest placement in the listings is expected.
4. The core of FortFC is the well-known, reliable, and popular MetaTrader5 (MT5) trading
Platform developed by MetaQuotes Software Corp. Platform was officially released on 1
June 2010. It is now being used successfully by several hundred brokerage companies
serving millions of customers. The versatility of the MT5 platform has been confirmed by
many authoritative resources, including https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/metatrader-5-one-
platform-many-markets-metafintech-l-l-c/ and https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/metatrader-
FortFC already offers all popular cryptocurrencies for trading in MT5 as well as will constantly
add new tokens of the promising ICO projects. Adding new tokens in terminals will increase
the company’s liquidity, turnover, and revenue. MT5 professional trading platform allows one
to easily work with tens of thousands of trading instruments simultaneously.
MetaTrader5 platform has become popular among traders around the world, so the number
of brokers, banks, funds, and other financial institutions that use it is constantly growing.
More than 170 brokers use MT5, and the annual growth of brokers based on MT5 is over 100
companies per year https://www.metaquotes.net/en/company/news/5039. MetaQuotes is
making significant efforts to popularize its new trading terminal. However, to push sales of
MT5, the sales of MT4 server licenses (the previous version of the platform) to current and
new brokers was suspended in 2018.
Expected growth of brokers and banks using FortFС cryptocurrency liquidity:
All FortFC services for brokers, banks, funds, etc., are already available in the MT5 platform,
that is being used by 20% of all their customers. More detailed information regarding the
calculations can be obtained via Business Model of our project. Therefore, our current and
potential customers do not need to buy or pay for a connection to any specialized platforms
for trading cryptocurrencies.
Consequently, the FortFC corporate client base will grow by no less than 50 active clients per
In addition to our corporate clients, FortFC also works with individuals who trade with
cryptocurrencies. The MetaQuotes trading terminal used by FortFC has become very popular
in the world of trading. 95% of traders from all over the world can easily connect to FortFC
using a familiar tool for online trading. Desktop, Web, and mobile versions of terminals,
which are standard for the trading platform, will be available to all FortFC clients https://www.
5. FortFC is supported by the popularity of FortFS brand, a successful broker that has been
operating on the market for over 8 years providing services in futures, stock indices, CFD,
and FOREX markets. It serves customers from over 100 countries and has a client base of
more than 300,000 trader’s accounts.
FortFS broker name guarantees FortFC inflow of clients interested in working with
cryptocurrencies and increases the credibility of FortFC for potential new customers.
6. FortFC has a competitive advantage as the first player in the market, because no
cryptoliquidity provider has such an extensive and flexible set of services. A full list of
services is described in “How FortFC Works” section.
Therefore, FortFC has the advantage of being the first to fill an empty niche in the market
with a qualitatively new service to provide cryptocurrency liquidity to a wide range of clients!
The combination of these six factors is a prerequisite for a deficit of more than 24 million
EUR within the next 5 years. Based on this, one can predict that the FortFC token will not be
unprofitable for buyers.
FortFC Marketing Strategy
If ICO is successful, FortFC will deposit the necessary minimum capital in authorized banks
to obtain a financial brokerage license for FSA (Seychelles), MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK), JFSA
(Japan) and ASIC (Australia). These licenses will legally give the company the right to
attend the world’s largest exchanges and increase the company’s recognition and customer
The main marketing channels for promotion are as follows:
• Affiliate program
• SMM (including targeting advertising, information content, contextual advertising, etc.)
• Participation in significant blockers and fintech conferences
• Contextual advertising and SEO
• Online and offline PR companies in cooperation with influential information portals
• Establishing offices in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Geneva, Victoria (Seyshelles) and
• ICO is also part of the marketing company for the promotion of FortFC in the crypto
Why do we need ICO?
1. Depositing cryptocurrency capital to FortFC accounts opened in cryptoexchanges
we are partnered with.
To increase the speed of servicing customer transactions, reduce costs, and ensure the
possibility of distributed trading, FortFC reserves a portion of the capital in cryptocurrencies
on each of the crypto exchanges where trades are transferred. This allows FortFC to credit
money to the brokerage account of the client when funds are received on FortFC account
without waiting for them to be transferred to the crypto exchange.
Such method is convenient for those who transfer funds not in cryptocurrencies but, for
example, in USD to FortFC bank account. As soon as money are on the corporate account
of the broker in the bank, FortFC can instantly convert them at a good exchange rate to the
whichever cryptocurrency the client prefers and credit it to client’s account instantly.
Thus, the client can immediately start trading in this cryptocurrency. The client doesn’t need
to wait until the broker will make clearing of this transaction with crypto exchange, which can
take a whole trading day. The presence of a deposit reserve in cryptocurrency on a sufficient
number of exchanges will significantly increase the speed, quality, and volume of trades in
the first stage of development of FortFC.
2.2. Financing the process of applying for FSA (Seychelles), MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK),
FINMA (Switzerland), JFSA (Japan), and ASIC (Australia) international brokerage
Holding these licenses provides FortFC the legal basis for the company’s activity. Licenses
also guarantee that the company’s activities are transparent both for customers and
investors. These licenses oblige the company to provide quarterly and annual financial
reports to regulators, as well as to comply with the terms of risk management and targeted
spending of funds. Holding these licenses guarantees the safety of client’s funds and
excellent marketing positioning for FortFC.
The process of being licensed by FSA (Seychelles), MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK), JFSA (Japan),
FINMA (Switzerland), and ASIC (Australia) consists of several stages, each of which requires
paying for consulting services of lawyers, compliance specialists in finance, and other related
costs (separately for each regulator in each jurisdiction).
Financing the licensing process consists of the following stages:
• Registering the company according to the rules of each jurisdiction in accordance with
the objectives of the licensed activity
• Establishing a physical office in each of the declared jurisdictions
• Recruiting and maintaining a mandatory staff of certified specialists and managers of the
licensed company in accordance with the requirements of the FSA (Seychelles), MFSA
(Malta), FCA (UK), JFSA (Japan), FINMA (Switzerland), and ASIC (Australia) regulators
• Opening bank accounts for the company in each of the jurisdictions
• Depositing the minimum capital required to obtain a brokerage license in accordance with
FSA (Seychelles), MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK), JFSA (Japan), FINMA (Switzerland), and ASIC
(Australia) regulators on a corporate bank account
• Preparing applications for licenses from the following regulators: FSA (Seychelles), MFSA
(Malta), FCA (UK), JFSA (Japan), FINMA (Switzerland), and ASIC (Australia)
• Regular mandatory external audits for regulators in each jurisdiction. External auditors
must have the appropriate certificates for conducting audits in financial institutions in
accordance with the requirements of regulators
• Annual license renewal including the settlement of state and license fees, as well as other
3. Financing the maintenance, support, and perfection of the technical infrastructure
and it’s security.
FortFC’s high standards require constant improvements in the technology of transactions
aggregation, the transfer of positions on the exchanges, bridge technology developing,
etc. It is also necessary to constantly maintain security standards and improve protective
technologies, including those against external influences and external force majeures.
To ensure fault tolerance, the system and data back up is one of our main priorities. This
requires the recruitment and maintenance of our own staff of high-end programmers, IT
architects, as well as investments in modern equipment and technology.
4. Financing marketing and PR campaigns.
The first version of FortFC has been successfully operating since 12 January 2018, to serve
FortFS clients trading in cryptocurrency, as well as a number of large corporate clients.
For further client base development and turnover increase, a complex of narrow-purpose
marketing campaigns and PR campaigns is required. You can learn more about the basic
marketing channels of FortFC promotion in the FortFC Marketing Strategy section.
To serve our growing client base effectively, we need to expand the staff of our finance
department, customer support, internal compliance and marketing in Geneva, Sydney,
London, and Tokyo. This will help us attract new trading volumes and increase profits quickly.
How much capital do we need to attract?
Before the ICO, the FFS holding began developing the FortFC project. The preparation of the
legal framework for FortFC was initiated then. The holding already has IFSC international bro-
kerage license and is in the process of obtaining FSA, FSC and STP FCA licenses. The main
goal of ICO is to attract capital to accelerate and optimize the effective development process
of the project.
1. Soft Cap 2,000,000.00 EUR.
The amount that is collected will be distributed as follows:
50%—deposits on three large crypto exchanges to aggregate their liquidity
10%—salaries, offices, and hospitality expenses
10%—obtaining FSA and MFSA licenses
2. Moderate Cap of 5,000,000.00 EUR.
The amount that is collected will be distributed as follows:
40%—deposits on four large crypto exchanges to aggregate their liquidity
25%—obtaining FSA, MFSA and ACIS licenses
10%—salaries, offices, and hospitality expenses
3. Intermediate Cap 10,000,000.00 EUR.
The amount that is collected will be distributed as follows:
40%—deposits on six large crypto exchanges to aggregate their liquidity
20%—obtaining FSA, MFSA, ACIS and FINMA licenses
10%—salaries, offices, and hospitality expenses
4. Advanced Cap 15,000,000.00 EUR.
The amount that is collected will be distributed as follows:
45%—deposits on eight large cryptocurrency exchanges to aggregate their liquidity
20%—obtaining FSA, MFSA, ACIS, FINMA and FCA licenses
7%—salaries, offices, and hospitality expenses
5. Hard Cap of 25,000,000.00 EUR.
The amount that is collected will be distributed as follows:
40%—deposits on ten major cryptocurrency exchanges to aggregate their liquidity
35%—obtaining FSA, MFSA, ACIS, FINMA, FCA and JFSA licenses
5%—for marketing events
5%—salaries, offices, and hospitality expenses
If Soft Cap is not collected, the ICO will be stopped and all funds will be
returned to investors.
When the capitalization reaches 25,000,000.00 EUR, the project receives financing to
retain its leading position and competitive advantage by creating an ecosystem of additional
services and principally new partnerships with institutional market players.
With the increase in attracted investments, additional capital will be deposited on the
exchanges for trading transactions clearing and, accordingly, there will be less redistribution
of deposits from exchange to exchange, which will significantly reduce transaction costs and
increase the net profit of the project.
A detailed distribution of investments depending on the collected funds can be found in the
Business Plan section.
The progress of tokens (constant demand for them and, consequently, price growth) will be
ensured by the following factors:
• Trade in tokens will, first and foremost, be organized within FortFC by placing and
executing the transactions in Personal Cabinet or in MT5 trading terminal;
• A convenient mechanism inside FortFC ecosystem will be created allowing both token
holders and FortFC clients to exchange tokens for fiat or cryptocurrency;
• FortFC will accept invoice payments for its services from the companies connected to the
pool of liquidity of the FortFC Engine at a significant discount;
• FortFC will provide a discount on commissions for traders when they pay with their
tokens. Redeeming tokens from the pool of liquidity and transferring them to the account
of the trader to pay commissions will be made as simple as possible with the option of
automating this process;
• Only token holders starting with a specific amount of funds nominated in fiat currency will
be able to participate in special FortFC loyalty programs (compensation for loss-making
transactions, increased bonuses, and cashback and rebate services).
More detailed information regarding the calculations can be obtained via Business Model.
Calculating the demand for a token within five years
after the ICO ends
Based on the calculations, even with the most conservatively predicted number of
connections to the innovative service of FortFC, the organic demand for the token is turning
out to be 24,226,891.70 EUR. Consequently, due to the deficit, the demand for a token by
FortFC customers will not make it unprofitable.
Calculations are provided in the tables below:
The calculations used the minimum number based on the current market conditions.
The actual figures may differ from planned ones because the crypto industry is currently
developing in a geometric progression.
Thus, the amount of Hard cap, according to the financial plan, will be purchased by FortFC
customers during 5 years after the end of the ICO. Tokens trading will initially take place
inside the FortFC ecosystem, which ensures the free circulation of the token and constant
liquidity for its use in paying the company for services. Also right after the end of ICO the
process of FortFC token listing on most popular crypto exchanges will be initiated.
The following market factors were taken as the basic framework:
• Top-level Crypto-Exchange has a total of more than one and a half million customers
who actively trade in cryptocurrency, and the number of customers is constantly growing
to the point that some exchanges temporarily halt the registration of new users. Many
exchanges face similar difficulties, but FortFC will fully satisfy the needs of its customers.
• There are about 1231 brokers in the market working with the MT4 terminal, many of which
will connect to the cryptocurrency trade in the nearest future as it becomes an integral
part of the modern competitive brokerage business. FortFC provides all opportunities for
the fast connection to deep liquidity with minimal expenditures of time, resources and
• More than 170 brokers already use the MT5 terminal, and the connection of
cryptocurrency liquidity is constantly growing because it makes it possible to trade in
cryptocurrencies more flexibly, functionally, and conveniently. FortFC will quickly connect
brokers through the standard API MT5 terminal.
• Large brokers with non-MT4/MT5 terminals will gradually connect cryptocurrencies for
trading. FortFC will provide a stable FIX connection for the use of one of the deepest
crypto liquidities in the market.
• The banking sector will also begin providing cryptocurrency liquidity to its customers.
FortFC will provide a full range of services so that banks can quickly start working with
• There are several hundred different information services on the market which need to
receive up-to-date data on cryptocurrencies in an easy-to-use form. The convenient and
simple Rest API developed by FortFC will offer a stable data flow that is easy to integrate
for the programmers of the connected service.
• There are about a hundred new promising projects every quarter on the cryptocurrency
market that release their own tokens. Many of them are difficult to get on most
exchanges, and the fee to list them ranges from several thousand to several million
dollars (on the top 3 exchanges). FortFC listing service will provide a quick listing in the
MT5 platform at a fair price with the addition of a new cryptocurrency (coin) to the FortFC
liquidity pool Engine, which will be available to all FortFC customers. This will attract new
customers to FortFC that hold tokens from these projects or want to acquire them.
Business Plan https://www.fortfc.com/docs/business-plan-en.pdf
Tokens distribution scheme :
Above you can see the planned distribution of tokens. Allocated tokens
to the team and advisers will be frozen for 6 months after the ICO ends.
Bounty tokens will be frozen for 6 month after the ICO ends. Frozen tokens
cannot be sold or transferred to exchanges or other wallets. All unsold
tokens are to be destroyed.
Allocation of funds usage
The funds collected will be used exclusively for the implementation and subsequent
development of the project.
Please be advised of the following:
• The FortFC tokens are utility tokens.
• The FortFC tokens will be credited instantly for the transaction performed in ETH
cryptocurrency. The maximum delay time is sixty minutes. In all other cases, FortFC
tokens will be sent automatically after the ICO is complete.
• Trust only the addresses listed below. Make sure that they coincide with the addresses
indicated on the official FortFC website and on the official channels of the project. We
will not place addresses on any other channel, including in e-mails and private Telegram
• Use a wallet that supports ERC 20 Ethereum tokens, such as MyEtherWallet, Mist,
Metamask, or Parity.
• Do not send cryptocurrency using Exchange, Poloniex, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Bitrexx,
Cex.io, Jaxx, Exodus, Kraken, Bitstamp or any other Bitcoin or Ethereum exchanges or
exchangers. If you do so, tokens may not be accrued and your funds may be irretrievably
During all stages of the ICO, the following cryptocurrencies will be accepted: ETH, BTC, LTC,
XRP, and Dash.
There will be two bonus programs during ICO —bonuses on the size of participation and
bonuses on time.
Double bonus program
Double bonus program gives to investors an opportunity to receive additional discount for
tokens purchasing. The bonus scheme is very simple: the more tokens investors buy, the
higher the discount they enjoy.
Please note that the Double bonus program discount is summed up to
the token sales discount at the particular moment of tokens purchasing.
For example, if an investor buys 15,000.00 tokens during Pre-ICO the discount for token pur-
chasing will be 50% + 2% = 52% in total.
The FortFC team
Chief Executive Officer Evgeny Filichkin graduated from St. Petersburg
State University with a major in jurisprudence and from the Rotterdam
School of Management with an MBA. He has a certificate of qualification
from the Central Bank of Russia as a brokerage specialist, dealer, and
granted the right to hold executive positions in securities management.
In 2005 he received a brokerage license and a certificate for the Russian
Federation Stock Exchange to conduct futures and options transactions.
Mr. Filichkin has been working in the Forex industry for nineteen years—
from customer support manager to senior executive—and has held
executive positions at Henyep Group and E-Global Trade & Finance
Group, Inc. He is the founder of the FFS holding company and is a
managing partner at FortFS and FortFC.
Chief Financial Officer Natalia Kryachkova graduated from the Finance
Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation with a major
in Finance and Credit and is a member of the International Compliance
Association (ICA). She has an International ICA Certificate in Compliance
and ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention. In 2005 she started at
the OOO BukhExpert audit company and, since 2012, she has been the
financial director of the FFS LTD holding company.
Chief Information Officer Anton Stavinsky graduated from Russian
State Social University as an information security specialist. Since 2012
he has been the CIO at the FFS LTD holding. He is responsible for the
strategic development of the company in the field of IT technologies, IT
services budgeting, and the software-development management and IT
team (software developers, system developers, network administrators,
programmers, testers, and support specialists).
Chief Operating Officer Oleg Nazarov graduated from the Saint
Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation as an economic
major and has an Organization and Personnel Management diploma
from the Open University Business School, studying administration and
risk management of MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, Currenex, and Strategy
Runner trading platforms. He has had continuous professional experience
working in large brokerage companies since 2006 and, since 2008, in
management positions. In 2012 he became the COO of the FFS LTD
holding company, where he is responsible for the implementation of new
developments and systems of positions hedging and risk management.
He has experience in cryptocurrency markets since 2015.
Systems Architect Alexey Grishatkin graduated from Mariupol
Mechanics and Metallurgy College with a major in software development.
He has over eight years of experience in the field of web development
and has been working at FFS holding since 2014, being responsible
for the creation, support, and development of web applications of
varying degrees of complexity, database design, refactoring, optimizing
performance, and code quality control.
Senior PHP Developer Vladislav Seletsky earned a degree in software
engineering at National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. He
has nine years of professional experience and over five years in the
financial sphere. He has worked at the FFS holding since 2013, where
he is responsible for the development and support of web apps and the
integration of third-party services.
Senior PHP Developer Alexander Molchanov graduated from St.
Petersburg State Polytechnic University, where he specialized in computer
modeling. He has ten years of experience as a professional developer
and has worked at the FFS holding since 2018, where he is responsible
for developing the personal cabinets for the FortFC project and the
implementation of payments in cryptocurrencies.
Senior C++ Developer Nikita Polishchuk has been professionally
developing business apps for eleven years, including five years in the
financial and banking sector, mainly with C++. He has been working at the
FFS holding since 2015, where he is responsible for developing scalable
analytical and financial applications, including those for MetaTrader 4
and MetaTrader 5 platforms. He is part of the team developing a smart
contract on Solidity for the Ethereum platform.
Senior Security Engineer Jan Lebedev graduated from the Moscow State
University of International Relations and has more than eight years of
experience in the IT field. He has worked at the FFS holding since 2012 as
an information security specialist and is responsible for rolling out servic-
es, automating process, configuring the infrastructure while taking into
account the features of the software being developed, and ensuring and
monitoring the security of information systems. He is a Red Hat Certified
System Administrator (RHCSA), Cisco Certified Network Associate Securi-
ty (CCNA Security), and Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator
Senior Operating Manager Sergei Solomatov graduated from Altay State
University and has been working in the FFS holding since 2016, where
he is responsible for developing and maintaining technical projects for
the FortFS broker (Bridge, PAMM, MAM, Options, Swap charger, Partner
service, Client Area, CRM/ERP, Rebate system, SO service, Bonus service,
etc.), the maintenance of trading servers (MT4/MT5 Administrator),
risk management within the framework of the hedging model, A/B
book management, and collaboration with liquidity providers. He has
experience with cryptocurrency since 2015.
Senior Dealing Engineer Ivan Gribko graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic
University and has accumulated professional experience in international
financial markets for over eight years. He joined the FFS holding at
2012 as a support manager and later was promoted to the head of the
customer support service and then to his current position as senior
engineer of the dealing department. He is responsible for the maintenance
of MT4/MT5 trading servers, as well as the technological component of
the A/B book management model; his experience with cryptocurrency
began in 2015.
Senior Compliance Manager Artem Pozdnyakov graduated from Tomsk
State University with a specialization in linguistics and interpreting and
from Tomsk Polytechnic University with a specialization in corporate
finance. He has more than nine years of experience in the financial sector
and has been working at the FFS LTD holding company since 2016, where
he is responsible for administrating financial flows, compliance control,
and auditing business projects of the holding companies.
Senior Financial Manager Sergei Matalasov graduated from Tomsk
Polytechnic University and has more than 10 years of experience in public
and financial services, including in senior positions in public institutions.
He has worked at the FFS holding company since 2016, where he is
responsible for compiling and analyzing the monthly management reports
of the holding’s companies; consolidating reporting, budgeting, and
controlling costs; and ensuring the efficient use of resources.
Senior Digital Creative Kristina Tkachenko holds a bachelor’s degree
in Applied Multimedia at the University of Nicosia, the largest university
in Southern Europe. She has eight years of experience in design and
multimedia and has been working at the FFS holding since 2014, starting
as a graphic designer and moving up to Senior Digital Creative.
Marketing Manager Roman Korotkov holds a bachelor’s degree from
the Higher School of Economics and a master’s in Advertising and
Public Relations from St. Petersburg State University. He has five years
of experience in this field and has worked at the FFS holding since 2018,
where he is a leading SEO expert and an expert on contextual advertising
in Google AdWords and Yandex Direct.
Graphic Designer Ilya Potapov has over five years of experience in design
and 3D graphics. He has worked at the FFS holding since 2015, where he
is responsible for developing and supporting all visual parts of the project.
Social Media Marketing, Vietnam, Myhang Nguyen holds over five years
of experience in the financial sector and has been at the FFS holding
company since 2016, where she creates sales strategies in popular social
networks and thematic Internet resources and organizes the translation of
texts into Vietnamese.
Social Media Marketing, China and Taiwan, Simon Liu is a graduate of the
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with over seven years
of experience in promoting financial services in the Chinese market. He
has worked at the FFS holding since 2013, where he is in charge of SEO
for the content and website of the company, coordinates the company’s
promotional strategy in Chinese social networks, and ensures the relevant
search results for the company in local search engines.
Account Manager MENA Hassan Srour Mallah graduated from the
European Business School and earned a diploma at the Computer
Science University in Damascus, Syria. He worked as a project coordinator
at Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, as well as at
ICU Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria. He has worked at the FFS
holding company since 2015 and is responsible for organizing translations
into Arabic, verifying client data, social networks promotions, and sales in
the Middle East.
Senior Partnership Development Manager Qing Li is a graduate of
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and has been working the
FFS LTD holding since 2012, where he develops partner and motivational
programs, loyalty programs, and other activities to increase sales.
Key Account Manager EU Artem Bogdanov is a graduate of Saint
Petersburg State University of Water Communications with a degree in
state and municipal management. He has over ten years of experience
in financial markets and has worked in the FFS holding since 2013.
He participated in introducing the exchange terminals and back-office
systems of CQG and NinjaTrader for FortFS broker. Currently he supports
and prepares exclusive commercial offers and service specifications for
our corporate clients.
Key Account Manager, Asia, Konstantin Kovrizhnykh graduated from
Tomsk State Pedagogical University with a major in linguistics. He
has more than eight years of experience in the field of linguistics and
intercultural communication. He has worked at FFS holding since 2012,
where he is responsible for the development and implementation of the
company’s sales strategy in Asia. He also establishes and maintains
partner relations with agency networks, organizes seminars and the Road
Show, and creates individual packages of offers for institutional clients in
Senior Support Manager Valentin Sysoev is a graduate of the Russian
State Pedagogical University with a major in linguistics. He has over ten
years of experience in customer service and has worked at FFS holding
since 2017, where he advises clients on financial and technical matters
and drafts work schedules, timetables, KPIs, and instructions for working
with clients for his department.