|What is Agora ?|
Agora is a marketplace made fair and decentralized. We want to give the power back to those who use the marketplace and not to some intermediate companies. We want to create a marketplace where privacy is the standard.
How does Agora work ?
Agora is working over Ethereum for the logic and IPFS for the content. It works without requiring the user to install something on its computer. It relies on trusted technologies. The marketplace will be available directly at https://theagora.io once ready and will use public nodes.
What are the objectives of this ICO ?
Our first objectives are simple : we want to raise 500 Ethers to build the first version of the marketplace. This first version will include :
The capability to buy and sell.
The shareholder mechanism (see below).
The possibility for a merchant to customize its page.
... and all of the features we need to add to create a fully-featured marketplace.
But, that's just the beginning. We want, in the future develop some other aspects of Agora :
Mobile applications : Smartphone is one of our favorite way to buy things over the internet, we must be able to use it easily.
A decentralized search-engine : Being able to browse the marketplace is easy, but being able to search among a huge quantity of data distributed among multiple computers is way more complicated. We want to build a search-engine that runs locally and that keeps your privacy. Furthermore, we want this search-engine to be able to make buy suggestion.
Parcels deliveries tracking : we want to integrate parcel tracking solutions directly inside our smart-contracts. This way, the marketplace will be more autonomous and will be able to solve disputes between customers and merchants.
Why you should consider investing
When investing into Agora, you're becoming a shareholder. Every time a transaction will be made over the marketplace, you'll have a part of this transaction. More precisely, a 2% fee is applied and then share among shareholders. The development team holds 1/6 of the total-supply parts. The parts held by the team are indefinitely frozen. We keep this 1/6 to earn money and be able to develop the market on the long-term run.
Furthermore, if the ICO isn't a success (which means we didn't raised the 500 ethers) you can destroy your tokens and get back your ethers.
Come change the world of marketplaces with us ! Visit our website at https://theagora.io :)