Shard
Shard
Token: SHARD


The Easy Way to Invest in Cryptocurrency

ICO dates
Start date: 2018-03-26
End date: 2018-04-23

Registrated in: UK

Platform: Scrypt
Type: Scrypt

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Shard categories
Cryptocurrency Investment
Shard whitepaper
Shard token sale
KYC passing required No | Whitelist No | Restriction for countries No
Soft cap 1,500 ETH
Hard cap 12,500 ETH
Tokens for sale 20,000,000
Token distribution in ICO
80%
80%
Price 1 Shard = 0.00096 ETH
Price in PreICO 1 Shard = 0.00048 ETH
Minimal investment 0.2 ETH
Acceppting BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP
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ABSTRACT
Cryptocurrency trading is one of the most lucrative investment options for many people. However, the
high volatility, the unregulated nature, the risk of scams and complicated technology make it tricky for
new investors to venture without guidance. Shard provides an alternative for investors who do not have
the technical insight or business acumen to conduct their own due diligence on cryptocurrency
investments.
Shard is a cryptocurrency supported by cryptocurrency assets in the form of the Shard Investment Fund
(SIF). The fund is a collection of cryptocurrencies, ICOs and other crypto assets selected by our skilled
investment team. The algorithms used are randomised enough to ensure that the purchase and
liquidation of crypto assets are done discretely by the fund.
The Shard blockchain is based on the proof-of-stake consensus giving investors the opportunity to
stake coins. This is a more energy efcient approach to validation of the transactions in the blockchain
as opposed to proof-of-wo...

INDEX
Abstract.................................................................................................................................................2
Chapter 1: Introduction...........................................................................................................................5
1.1 Background...................................................................................................................................5
1.2 Market overview...........................................................................................................................6
1.3 Statement of the problem.............................................................................................................8
Chapter 2: About..................................................................................................................................10
2.1 Introducing Shard........................................................................................................................10
2.2 The S...

Chapter 6: Pre-Sale...............................................................................................................................23
6.1 Shard allocation..........................................................................................................................23
6.2 PRE-SALE particulars..................................................................................................................23
6.3 Allocation of proceeds.................................................................................................................24
Chapter 7: Team...................................................................................................................................25
Chapter 8: Roadmap.............................................................................................................................26
Chapter 9: Conclusion...........................................................................................................................27
Chapter 10: Disclaimers.........

INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND
For a long time, cryptocurrencies have been on the fringes of the technology industry, but 2017 was the
year that the industry gained mainstream recognition. Almost everyone knows what bitcoin is and they
have a rough estimate of the value. This growing popularity led thousands of investors into the
cryptocurrency market. They sought to make a killing in this highly unregulated market. One of the
main reasons they diversifed their portfolios with cryptocurrencies is the volatility. At face value one
may think that volatility is a negative thing. However, volatility just means that the price swings for a
particular asset are high.
This is evident with the incredible rise in the value of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and other
cryptocurrencies in 2017. Some investors became millionaires in months when Bitcoin rose from
roughly $5,000 to over $20,000. Ripple, in particular, had the highest growth increasing its value by
380-fold in 2017 alone. The high volatility increases the ...

INTRODUCTION
1.2 MARKET OVERVIEW
The cryptocurrency market peaked last year because of one thing, the introduction of institutional
investors. Before retail traders drove cryptocurrency values but in the second quarter of 2017,
institutional investors joined, and the demand for cryptocurrencies shot through the roof. This resulted
in an appreciation of around 1200 percent in the cryptocurrency market’s value. In 2016 the
cryptocurrency market struggled to breach the $200 billion mark but by the end of 2017 cryptocurrency
market capitalization had reached $650 billion. As of January 2018, capitalization broke the $800 billion
glass ceiling.
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INTRODUCTION
Even though most of the major cryptocurrencies had a drop-in value at the beginning of February, they
have already stabilised and grown in value. Bitcoin had dropped to $6,000, but at the moment it is
hovering around the $8,000-9,000 mark. The frenzy that existed may have lulled into a steady buzz, but
this is what cryptocurrencies need. Apart from the main cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin
and Litecoin, there have been others making splashes in the industry. An example is Qtum that surged
189 percent in value before the release of its Mainnet in late 2017. Others like Monero and Dash have
been growing in popularity among privacy coin enthusiasts.
Apart from established cryptocurrencies, 2017 also saw the launch of a myriad of Initial Coin Oferings.
An estimated $5.6 Billion was raised by ICOs launched last year. The most successful were EOS, HDaq,
Texos and Filecoin which raised $700 million, $258 million, $230 million and $205 million respectively.
The investment return in suc...

INTRODUCTION
1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Despite the lucrative appeal of the cryptocurrency industry, it is one of the riskiest industries to invest
in. The volatility can be quite lucrative when the market is bullish, but the moment it turns bearish,
investors can take millions in losses. Just take the simple example of someone who bought Bitcoin
when it was about to breach the $20,000 mark. Right now, it is less than half the value. This is the flip
side of the volatility, substantial losses. Unfortunately, there is no predetermined way to determine
when the market will go south because prices are driven mostly by speculating.
Beside from the volatility, other issues make investing in the cryptocurrency industry a precarious
matter. The other is the high failure rate of cryptocurrencies. If you have the money, you can invest in
Bitcoin, Ethereum or Bitcoin cash. However, most of these coins cost over a thousand dollars with
Bitcoin at around $9,000. Most investors turn to less costly cryptocurrencies. ...

INTRODUCTION
Some of the reasons why they fail include:

A signifcant portion are out-right scams because the cryptocurrency industry is relatively
unregulated.

Some of them were simply replica altcoins that were seeking to unseat established
cryptocurrencies. Many coins dubbed the next Bitcoin, or the Ethereum killer did not live up to
expectations.

Some of them were technically unsound. The smart contracts may have been buggy or the
algorithms sketchy, turning many cryptocurrency enthusiasts away from them

Finally, the execution of some of these cryptocurrencies was flawed. Some used the wrong
approach to crowdfund while others failed to market efectively using proper ANN marketing
and bounty campaigns.
The only way to identify these problems before investing is by being able to technically assess the
soundness of the blockchain and smart contracts, being able to use complicated charting tools to
predict price trends or business researc...

Shard Roadmap

1
Q1, 2018
Wallet Release.Block Explorer. Revised Whitepaper. Exchange Applications. Discord Airdrops & Bounties.
2
Q2, 2018
New Improved Website. Mobile Wallets. Investment Fund Monthly Report. Exchange Listings. Marketing Campaign. Staking Pool Release.
3
Q3 2018
New Exchange Listings. Mobile Application for Staking Pool. Block Explorer Update. Extended Marketing Campaign. Wallet Optimisation.
4
Q4 2018
Masternodes. Exchange Platform. Roadmap Update. Quantum Project Details.
Alex
CORE TEAM Alex DEVELOPER

Kyan
CORE TEAM Kyan INVESTMENT STRATEGIST

Aron
CORE TEAM Aron DEVELOPER

Chris
TEAM Chris ADVISOR

James
TEAM James MARKETING STRATEGIST

Anri
TEAM Anri DESIGNER