When I started VoodooPC in 1991 (we eventually sold to Hewlett-Packard), I became hooked on gaming. I eventually moved forward to Microsoft where I was involved in many exciting turns and projects. As a startup incubator, Microsoft Ventures and the Bing Fund, I was fortunate to spend years in my career encountering stimulating new ideas, teams and projects on a nearly daily basis…but gaming and entrepreneurship was always calling me back.
Then came Unikrn, a new baby that we started nearly three years ago with a group of like-minded friends — we all believed in this vision that Unikrn could one day be the end-all, be-all for esports. Who knew how right we we could be?
The Unikoin: A Token for Everyone
We initially created the Unikoin about two years ago to test new markets and build a global esports community; we then used it to test new betting products and improve the efficacy of our sportsbook. Little did we realize how popular they’d get, so the next evolution was to take Unikoin and create UnikoinGold, an ERC20 utility token on the Ethereum platform. This is like the moon landing for esports and cryptocurrency, the first time when these two natural partners are being brought together with this diligence to security, legal, user protection and vision.
As I said in my last blog, this journey started when one of our major investors, Mark Cuban, encouraged us to seriously investigate blockchain. Since then, we’ve expanded our crack team, invested heavily in development and design, and ensured a coin both made sense for our business and our users. Then we made sure it would be safe for our fans and secure for our operations — over the past few months we’ve worked diligently with Perkins Coie to really understand the best application of the already established Unikoin.
Over $15 million of UnikoinGold was sold in the presale to established cryptocurrency community hubs (such as Blockchain Capital, CoinCircle, Mark Cuban, Draper Dragon, Pantera Capital, Binary Financial, and Alphabit Fund) and other strategic purchasers.
Even more exciting, Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di lorio joined UnikoinGold as an advisor and we’re ready to bring out new applications of our token. This token has already come a long way, and it’s just getting started.
Tomorrow begins the next step in this major moment for gaming, blockchain, betting and esports.
As stated on the UnikoinGold website, if you were signed up for the presale, you will receive an update on all the information regarding the UnikoinGold token sale at unikoingold.com tomorrow at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. If you did not sign up for the presale, you can receive an update 24 hours later. UnikoinGold released some details about the sale (the way token cost will be calculated, number of tokens for sale, and purchasing limits) on the website.
But the most important reason I’m writing this blog is to be sure that everybody knows to only get information from official sources. Don’t act on anything that isn’t directly from unikoingold.com or unikrn.com. If you ever have uncertainties, ask us directly in our Discord channel or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for an official response. Before you think about purchasing UnikoinGold you must read our whitepaper.