POW is a crypto-currency that is being given to all users of Facebook and Twitter. If you're a user of Facebook or Twitter it is completely free to get an initial allocation, and the earlier you claim the bigger it is.
Although we're giving it away free, it's worth something, and is even rising in value. That's all down to the fact that 'you' are valuable, and when there are 100 million of 'us' connected in a network that is incredibly valuable. Just look at Bitcoin as a rule of thumb - Bitcoin has approximately 10 million holders and has a market capitalisation of $100 billion (as of Oct 2017) - that suggests a per user value of $10,000. If we are correct, that means the price of POW could rise dramatically as more and more people make claims.
The current version lets you send and receive POW with zero transaction fees with your Facebook friends. Soon we'll be releasing functionality that means you can do the same with your Twitter followers. Next will come the ability to transfer POW with any other user just by sending to their email address.
POW is all about recognizing your value, and giving it back to you. We hope you join us by claiming your POW, which is a rare thing - a free and riskless investment.
POW is a standard ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain with two innovations that make it unique:
Ethereum might change the world, but by the admission of its founder (Vitalik Buterin), the technology is not ready for mass market adoption. The Ethereum Blockchain can only handle 17 transactions a second which pales compared to the volumes achieved by services like Paypal and VISA.
Beneath the surface there is work being done by the Ethereum team on initiatives such as POS and 'Sharding', which should solve the problems of scalability and transaction costs.
In the meantime the POW 'lite' and the 'POW Account' concept creates a hybrid centralised/blockchain currency and payment system, which can be seen as a stepping stone to the ultimate goal of decentralised finance.
The total supply of token has been set at 231,802,823,220 POW. That means there will never be more than this number of units of POW created. A total of 19.3bn POW has been allocated to the developer team. That leaves 212,513,140,682 to be allocated to claimers on a 'first come, most served' basis.
Over the next few months we will be busy building a 'bridge' between POW 'lite' and POW ERC20, so that users can migrate their holdings out onto the Blockchain if they wish.
The global 'Airdrop' of POW 'lite' is achieved by leveraging the 3rd party validation and verification service provided by Facebook for 'Apps'. We will soon introduce other forms of social media login than just Facebook and Twitter, including Instagram, Reddit and Weibo. Logging in with any of these accounts will create a new allocation of POW 'lite', so users with more than one social media account will get more than one allocation. People have different networks of friends in different social media communities, so why punish them for this? Having said that we are ever vigilant to prevent users making multiple claims by logging in through the same social media network (known as a Sybil Attack). The 'Airdrop' will give users a starting balance for making transactions.
To create urgency, we've devised a simple 'algo' which rewards early adopters with a larger number of POW 'lite' than late adopters.
Next claimant will be number 104,010.
This is designed to encourage early adoption. Just in the time it has taken you to read this page there have probably been some new registrants, meaning the latest POW 'lite' allocation is less than the figure shown on this page. For this reason you will only know the exact amount of POW 'lite' you will receive after you have claimed.
POWtoken.com has been created by five tech industry professionals with experience spanning both Blockchain and traditional centralised server world. We are not raising any money from an ICO and not seeking funding. None of the founders receive any salaries or expenses in relation to the POW project. The founders are sharing 6.83% of the total ERC20 POW being issued. In addition 1.50% of the total ERC20 POW issued is being allocated to Bitzza Limited which is a UK registered company, owned by the founders, which will cover the costs of operating the centralised databases and any other costs that arise.
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If you want to buy the POW ERC20 token, there are now two exchanges where you can do so:
The following service providers have info on POW:
The contract address for POW/ETH is as follows (Please do not send any ETH to this address):
To see recent POW transactions on Etherscan.io, click here.