Maricoin dresses up this New Year’s Eve. The first LGTB+ cryptocurrency begins its deployment with a pilot project that, due to the restrictions due to the outbreak of contagion by omicron, finally will be limited to the Madrid neighborhood of Chueca. Other iconic centers of the community, such as Barcelona, Ibiza and Maspalomas (Gran Canaria), will have to wait.
The cancellation of the traditional macro parties to welcome in the New Year has forced maricoin’s promoters to redesign their premiere. Finally, the pilot project to assess the usefulness of the cryptocurrency and introduce the latest improvements before its official launch to the general public. will be limited to 100 users and a dozen businesses from Chueca.
Although the entrepreneurs behind the parties canceled by the omicron advance continue to support the project and promise to accept maricoins as soon as they can resume their activity, this New Year’s Eve they will not be part of this essay. A proof that will last, at least, until the day of Kings and that seeks to achieve usability improvements.
Among the businesses that will finally accept maricoins from tonight are the Café de la Luz, the Cutxi bar, nightclubs, bars, restaurants and hotels from Chueca. In addition, of course, to the hairdressers of the Juan por Dios chain, whose founder Juan Belmonte is the main creator of this cryptocurrency for the LGBT community.
The CEO of the project, Paco Alvarez, explains to EL ESPAÑOL-Invertia that the goal is “to reach 1,000 transactions, so that the system can be tested in a diverse and transgenerational audience“To do this, they will provide a hundred initial users of digital wallets with 500 maricoins, equivalent to 10 euros based on the starting value that has been established for the cryptocurrency: 0.025 dollars.
“Now, more than bugs technology for the flurry of simultaneous transactions that there would be in the macrofiestas, what we are going to be able to see is the actual usability of the maricoins, which is much better”, explains Álvarez. Of course, without giving up the fact that once the large concentrations of the group return, tests can be carried out along these lines.
Despite this change of script regarding the premiere, the roadmap established for maricoin remains unchanged. So much so that through reservation form for these tokens have already registered until today more than 8,600 requests for a combined balance of 4.71 million euros. The goal is in the coming weeks the numbers are around 10,000 maricoiners and exceed 5 million euros.
Listed for February
In this pilot test, as explained by its organizers to this portal, people identified with the different acronyms of the LGBT+ collective have been included, but also a 20% of non-users. From young people very familiar with the ecosystem cripto and digital payments to people in their seventies who are less knowledgeable about these systems.
The goal is to “cross-test” the cryptocurrency before the 10 billion maricoins that have already been issued on the Algorand network are finally put into circulation. The objective is start trading on platforms that support tokens from this protocol since February. Even making a big debut with its entry into Binance, provided that the dissemination requirements demanded by the leading cryptocurrency platform are met.
For now, the first 100 maricoiners who registered their request to get hold of these digital currencies they have secured a 2 to 1 premium. In other words, they will receive two maricoins for each one subscribed when they formalize their previous purchase orders at the end of the month. The rest, until the list closes at 10,000 applications, will receive a bonus of 3 to 2 maricoins.
The creators of this new cryptocurrency, to which replicas begin to appear with less defined projects such as Chuecoin, defend its usefulness to strengthen the LGTB community throughout the world, since 20% of the maricoins will be in the hands of the associations of the group that want to join the project, which will be able to earn interest through staking, which consists of keeping cryptos in a portfolio without spending them or converting them to another currency.
Buy and finance the collective
“In addition to becoming a currency of daily payments for the community, the purpose is to provide funds to all the LGBT + associations in the world that want to join, to that do not require the discretion of a government with a grant or the generosity of its associates or their willingness to pay a fee,” says Álvarez, who is also CEO of Startify, the accelerator that has promoted the project.
With this premise, the creators of the maricoin look towards the celebrations of the Next year’s Gay Pride as definitive thermometer for its dissemination and popularization. And it is that the plan is that the cryptocurrency has its own float, sponsorships and general acceptance by the businessmen involved in the 20 main celebrations pride from all over the world throughout 2022. As long as the pandemic allows it.
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