Frequently Asked Questions
What is Zippie?
Zippie is an Ethereum based mobile OS for blockchain apps, protocols and currencies.
Zippie brings the decentralized world to our smartphones in one seamless and user-controlled experience, starting from easy and secure use of one’s cryptographic identity and private keys.
When will Zippie launch?
Zippie platform is currently at functional prototype stage. Our aim is to launch Alpha version of the platform in April 2018.
Read more about our R&D roadmap in our Whitepaper.
Which blockchain Zippie uses and supports?
Zippie uses the Ethereum blockchain, as it is production-ready, has significant developer support and is evolving with fast pace. At the same time, Zippie is designed to be blockchain agnostic. We aim that dapps using any blockchain can be integrated to the Zippie platform.
What is Zippie’s community program?
Zippie community program will be built around our product and reward those community members who help us develop Zippie by using and promoting Zippie. In short, enthusiastic community members who, by acting as early testers of the product, help us make it better.
You can read more here.
How do I sign up for the program?
The program whitelist is closed after reaching 5,000 participants. Follow us in Twitter and Telegram to be the first to know if more spots become available.
We’ll be publishing more program details in the coming months.
Can I get Zippie tokens through the program?
Yes, each participant gets 5,000 Zippie tokens (ZIPT) if they are eligible. Read more here.
What is Zippie token (ZIPT)?
Zippie token is an Ethereum ERC20 utility token which Zippie platform and the services integrated into it use to reward their users and developers. See more in our Whitepaper.
Will Zippie have a crowdsale?
We want to build a long-term community around our product, powered by token incentives. We will not have a traditional token sale which often attracts short-term speculators or scammers.
Instead, we launched a Zippie community program. You can read more in the “Community Program” section.
Does Zippie have a pre-sale?
Yes, we had a small pre-sale in late 2017. The pre-sale is finished. You can read a summary here.
Does Zippie have a private sale?
Yes, we have an ongoing private sale for large contributors and strategic partners with a 20,000 ETH hard cap. Minimum contribution is 100 ETH. If you’re interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and briefly introduce yourself and why you’re interested in our project.
Is the token price same in pre-sale and private sale? Why not?
Pre-sale token price was 1 ETH = 30,073 ZIPT. Private sale token price is 1 ETH = 5,000 ZIPT for all contributors, which can decrease up to 1 ETH = 10,000 ZIPT if contributors hold their tokens for 10 months. There are several reasons for the pre-sale and private sale price difference:
1. Market interest
There has been a very large increase in interest towards Zippie since December, the late stages of our pre-sale. As we want to reserve large enough token allocation for ecosystem development for the years to come, and have reserved a limited amount of Zippie tokens for main sale, due to the increased demand we had to set our token price to a new level to accommodate contributor demand. Zippie is building an ambitious Web 3.0 OS project, and the new pricing sets Zippie on par with other ambitious projects and their token sales.
2. Increase in ETH price & crypto market cap
We started the pre-sale in the end of November 2017, when ETH was at $458. When we started the private sale in mid-January, ETH was close to $1400 – a 3x increase. Consequently, valuations of most Ethereum projects (and crypto projects in general) skyrocketed. Remaining at close to our pre-sale valuation would have left us massively undervalued compared to the rest of the market.
3. Early contributors take the biggest risk
Similar to startup funding, first contributors will always take the biggest risk as there’s many unknowns related to the project. We believe that early believers, of which the first ones backed us already in November 2017, should be rewarded for trusting us in the very early stage of the project.
Was there any bonuses in the pre-sale and private sale?
Yes. Pre-sale contributors have a 30% bonus. 3/4 of the pre-sale participants have also agreed to a gradual 6-month lockup. The remaining 1/4 pre-sale participants get the 30% bonus in three equal portions three, six and nine months after ZIPT token becomes transferable, but only if they still hold 100% of their initial contribution. Some selected contributors and strategic partners receive also a 10-20% additional bonus.
Private sale contributors have 10-50% bonuses. Large bonuses are offered only for strategic partners with a minimum of 6-month lockup for all of their tokens.
What is the circulating supply?
Figures to be confirmed after closing the private sale.
When is the token released and transferable?
The token is transferable on 30th April 2018, after the Zippie platform launches. Token key dates are as follows:
Pre-sale: 30th November 2017 – 3rd January 2018
Private sale: January-April 2018
Token creation, audit and distribution: March 2018
Token transferable: 30th April 2018 (estimate, depends on platform launch)
Community program start: after platform is launched ( more details to be announced)
In which exchanges the token will be listed?
Due to legal restrictions, we cannot comment on exchange listings or possible discussions with exchanges.
Regarding decentralized exchanges, listing/trading is out of our control as Zippie token will be freely transferable after the Zippie platform is launched.
In general, we believe that ZIPT token liquidity is critical for the Zippie platform to succeed. We are working towards establishing this liquidity.
Is Zippie a scam / legit / where can I authenticate things about Zippie the company, its team and your advisors?
Zipper Global Ltd. (a Hong Kong company) existence: Hong Kong Companies Registry -> unregistered user -> “the search(es) is / are conducted to ascertain (1) whether the searcher is dealing with a company or its directors or other officers, in matters of or connected with any act of the company;” -> accept -> search -> company name -> company name: zipper global -> search, where you’ll find us as CR number 2375906
The different people involved in the project can be searched from LinkedIn as well; whom have well-connected, well-established profiles. Googling our names will also show up a lot of entries relating to our pasts.
We are happy to discuss anything you might find that worries you.
You’re also welcome to come join us for a beer in Hong Kong and meet the team in person, but contact us first 🙂
I don’t believe X as mentioned in the whitepaper will work. Why aren’t you doing Y?
Join our Telegram channel and strike up a conversation about X! We are planning for Zippie platform to be developed not only by ourselves but also the network of contributors, fans and community around it. We don’t know everything but it may very well be that your particular Y is the puzzle piece that makes it all come together.