Launchpool | Pop Up Press | July 16th
A fast-paced news update from the Launchpool team.
We said hello to the KuCoin community - AMA Recap
Big news to share with a big community, as we take the Launchpool roadmap to the world.
With the release of the Launchpool Labs Litepaper and the announcement of the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, we have a lot of news to share. So we felt an AMA on the KuCoin exchange - where $LPOOL recently listed - would help bring their community up to speed on our roadmap developments.
It’s a packed AMA, be sure to have a read. It’s important that the community knows that we are building, building, building. We are so much more than a launchpad, and whether the market is bull or bear, Launchpool will be here creating opportunities for our community of investors.
Our next AMA, coming up on Monday
Sharing the Launchpool vision with communities, globally.
Kyros Ventures is a pioneer in incubating early stage blockchain and cryptocurrency projects in Vietnam. On Monday, Roxana will be dropping into Kyros Ventures’ Telegram to share the latest news from Launchpool with their community.
The conversation will be conducted in English, with a live translation into Vietnamese.
Time: 9pm UTC+7, Monday July 19th
Our news, in the news: The Dapplist
The Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator accelerator has been picked up by The Dapplist.
For those who want to keep themselves updated about DApps (Decentralized Applications), The Dapplist shares a weekly newsletter that you should be reading.
This week The Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator featured on that list. Go give them a subscribe.
Read the article.
Learn more about the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator.
It’s about time... AME schedules are now consistent.
Consistent pattern for AMEs for you to plan around.
You may have noticed with recent Allocation Mining Events that we have developed a consistent ‘rhythm’ for the stages of the AME.
It goes as follows;
deposit window opens: - approximately 12pm UTC* on Monday,
allocation starts to be mined: - approximately 12pm UTC* on Tuesday,
allocation mining completes: - approximately 12pm UTC* the following Monday,
payment window opens: - approximately 12pm UTC* on that Monday,
payment window closes: - approximately 12pm UTC* on Wednesday.
We must stress two things about timings.
Firstly, each AME is unique, and we will post timing details for each on the Launchpool Medium.
Secondly, and this is important, timings are always ESTIMATED. Why? The staking contracts which facilitate an AME are governed not by timings, but by block numbers on the chain.
For AMEs on the Ethereum chain , we use Etherscan to estimate when blocks will be mined. Block numbers are shared on the AME Details Medium post, so you can monitor these yourself. Our advice is to act promptly when wishing to mine or to make a payment in case the blocks are mined at a faster rate than estimated.
Tip: we use this time converter to make sure we know our local time in UTC.
Meet the team - Liam Robertson
Liam is co-founder of Launchpool, and founder and CEO of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Liam holds a degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and a Masters in Finance from the University of Durham.
As a founder and CEO of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund, Liam manages the portfolio of the Fund and drives all aspects of Alphabit’s advisory services, himself advising a number of ground-breaking Blockchain enterprises.
Liam leverages his breadth and depth of knowledge of the blockchain space, in tandem with an incredible array of connections from his years in the industry, to support the team in driving Launchpool forward.
You can find Liam on Linkedin here.
Hints, tips, tools and FYIs: Tick, tock, never miss a block
Here are two tools we use to organise Allocation Mining Events and keep our diaries co-ordinated, no matter where in the world we are.
First up, the Etherscan block countdown.
Find the block number you want, from either the AME Details Medium post or the page on the app. Copy and paste the block number in here for an ESTIMATE of the time it will be mined.
Secondly, co-ordinate local time where you are with the estimated time given on Launchpool communications.
UTC - Universal Coordinated Time - is a handy reference point for people to organise themselves if multiple time-zones are involved. We use this simple tool.
Remember: block times are more accurate than times estimates for AMEs.
If you are ever unsure about AME timings, send a public message in our community channel addressed to our mods.
That’s it for what has been another busy week for us here at Launchpool. For news about projects we are launching on Launchpool keep an eye on our Twitter, Telegram, Reddit, and of course come visit us at our website and app.
For Launchpool Labs, keep in touch with developments and meet the first cohort at our Discord.