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Hicky is a decentralized dating platform built on the public Ethereum blockchain.
The vision of Hicky is to create a dating experience that merges real-life social dynamics with
the behavior incentivizing effects inherent in a tokenized economy. A decentralized platform
eliminates information security risks while enabling a superior alignment of incentives among
participants in the network.
The Hicky token is a modular utility token that fuels interactions in the Hicky network.
Interactions include the ability to match with other users, the facilitation of encrypted
messaging between participants and a system of incentivized user-driven governance.
This document highlights the case for building a decentralized dating network on a public
blockchain and details a proposal for such a network.
Hiding behind the anonymity provided by the Internet has always had both positive and
negative implications. On the one hand we have the freedom to express our opinions without
fear of retribution. We also have the democratizing effects of creating a level playing field. On
the other hand, the drawbacks of anonymity include fraud and trolling.
When it comes to online dating, most people will agree that anonymity is generally an
undesirable characteristic of the concept. Participants face the possibility of meeting
someone they weren’t expecting. But this is just the beginning of the problem. When we
consider how to actually bring people together in lasting relationships, honesty and
transparency are vital. Lying about yourself to land a date creates false expectations, leading
to disappointment when people meet in real-life and resentment if secrets are revealed later
in the relationship.
In order to create better dating experiences and ultimately better relationships, a complete
2. Legacy Dating Apps
Online dating platforms are traditionally comprised of two main parties: the user and the
owner (platform). The user either pays a monthly fee to be given access to the services
provided by the owner or is given access in exchange for exposure to advertising. The owner
aims to maximize profits, presumably by providing a service that attracts the highest number
of monetizable customers.
It may seem that this relationship is symbiotic, however, closer analysis reveals that the user
gains the least while risking the most.
Through online dating platforms, users gain access to a large and (ideally) focused dating
pool. This increases their chances of finding a desirable partner, which in fact constitutes the
primary purpose of using the service.
The majority of the value created by legacy dating platforms, however, is retained by the
owner. Online dating generated approximately $3 billion in revenue in the US in 2015
Online dating is based on the exchange of personal information. In this context the amount of
detail provided in an online profile is positively correlated with the chance of creating a
successful match. The quantity and quality of the individually uploaded information varies
based on the individual user. Due to differences in personal preferences, the sharing of
personal data must be treated with the utmost security measures.
In legacy systems user’s personal information is processed and saved on a centralized
machine. As this setup is increasingly less efficient, especially in questions of data security
(see Ashley Madison Hack) it is imperative to develop new methods for data storage,
management and signing. In the following sections we will explain the elements of online
dating where most risk is present.
The more information a user uploads to the platform, however, the more exposed that user
becomes to information theft.
When a centralized pl...
Wasted Time and Money
While less serious but still relevant, users risk wasting their time and/or money in hopes of
building a relationship. With about 30% of men reportedly lying about their finances and job,
and a comparable percentage of women lying about weight and height (
NY Times, 2011
significant proportion of people who do actually meet in person are likely to be disappointed.
Furthermore, legacy dating platforms have been known to fabricate desirable user profiles in
order to attract customers. This practice includes the use of sockpuppet bots that drag users
into pointless chat designed to simply keep them engaged on the platform. Some platforms
have even included the right to do so in their terms of service, claiming the intent is to
improve user experience and monitor compliance (
An Ineffective and Inefficient System
While online dating platforms promise to improve the chances of finding an ideal partner...
3. The Socio-Economic Dating Network
While the drawbacks of online dating are clear, its potential remains. Adoption of online
dating platforms by young adults, after all, has roughly tripled since 2013 (
In the ideal scenario, users gain access to a wider dating pool that is specifically catered to
them. Additionally they have the chance to be effectively matched by an intelligent algorithm
based on the enriched data they provide.
The challenge therefore is to maintain the benefits offered by online dating while eliminating
the disadvantages of the status quo centralized platforms outlined above. Hicky sets out to
do this by merging real-life behavior with the decentralized online platform. We call this the
Socio-Economic Dating Network and claim it has the potential to offer the best of both
Leveraging Motivating Factors
Two of the strongest motivating factors for humans are survival and procreation. It is human
Trust as the Foundation for Relationships
The importance of trust in building relationships cannot be overstated. The two main
prerequisites for trust are:
Users need to feel that they can safely provide personal information.
Users need to feel that the information they receive is true.
A decentralized platform is currently the best method of encrypting information, thus
satisfying the first prerequisite. In this environment, users can rest assured that any sensitive
personal information they choose to reveal will be displayed only to people they expressly
give permission to (see section 4: Why Blockchain).
The second prerequisite is satisfied through the verification processes described in section 5
(Decentralised Autonomous Dating) which includes FaceScan technology, voice verification
and our system of decentralized governance.
4. Why Blockchain
The trust that is enabled by blockchain technology is bilateral. On the one side, we can believe
the information we see, while at the same time we can be sure that the information we
provide the platform with is secure from malicious third parties.
We propose verification procedures that involve a combination of machine and human input.
This is described in detail in section 5. Once information is verified by the network, it can be
considered valid and (due to the immutable nature of the blockchain) also untamperable.
In addition to the verification being done directly within our platform, blockchain based
personal verification will grow exponentially in the coming years. This growth is driven both
by public blockchain projects like Civic or uPort as well as the various government backed
efforts that are currently being explored. The information stored in such projects will be
accessible to platforms like ours in encrypted form, meaning that if a user on our platform
2017 Q1 - Founding of Hicky
The main problems in online dating stem from a general misalignment of incentives between platform owners and users, leading to a lack of authenticity in the user base as well as the lack of security and privacy inherent to centralised systems. With backgrounds in blockchain and online dating, the four core members decide to spec out a solution based on the architectural possibilities of the Ethereum blockchain. Hicky is born.
2017 Q2 - Team Building
As they say, an idea is with nothing, it’s all about the execution. Three more team members join the project each bringing in expertise from a variety of fields including product development, software development, blockchain architecture, design and marketing to build an MVP, collect user feedback and test the waters.
2017 Q3 - Development and Testing
The team completes an Alpha version of the Hicky application and opens it to close friends and business associates to gather initial feedback. The Alpha includes the following features: encrypted messaging, encrypted data storage and identity verification via face scan technology.
2017 Q4 - Hicky Token Sale
The conceptualisation of the underlying token economy for the Hicky network is finalised and the smart contract for the Hicky token (HKY) sale is developed. The cofounders from Blockmason.io (Michael and Tim) joins as advisors with experience in crypto finance and token architecture respectively.
2018 Q1 - Token Sale and Alpha Launch
The token sale event will start with a private sale on the 14. January and the public sale will start on Valentine’s Day, 14. February. Furthermore the alpha version of the Hicky Decentralised Application (DApp) will be released by the end of Q1. The team will be expanded in order to cater to the different projects.
2018 Q2 - Hicky DApp Launch
Hicky will launch its DApp for both the iOS and Android platforms. We will initially launch the DApp in english, making it available to users in the European market. We will be focusing on building a strong brand within Europe before expanding to further countries.
2018 Q3 - Country Expansion
From our European base we will be making Hicky available in countries beyond Europe, mainly Asia, as the adoption of dating apps is already strong in many of the countries. We will onboard more further team members to cater for the expansion and also provide valuable insights into the market specifics.
2018 Q4 - Partnerships & Monetisation
The idea behind Hicky is to create a fair, secure and trustworthy network. As the ecosystem expands and increasingly more DApps are being developed, the strength of the network depends its the interconnectivity. We will be focusing on forming strong relations with our partners. Furthermore, our monetization concepts will be implemented.