Acorn is building a blockchain based crowdfunding platform that's the first to be free and open to any legal project in any country.
Main vision is for the Acorn Hub to be the centerpiece of the OAK ecosystem, on which founders create their crowdfunding campaigns. Backers use OAK to fund these campaigns in return for rewards (and possibly equity in the future). In effect, we leave it up to the community and its collective wisdom to decide which projects are worthy of their support.
Uniquely for crowdfunding, our guiding principle is minimal intervention. The platform should encourage users’ creativity by keeping rules, requirements and intervention to a minimum.
Anyone would be able to sign up and create a project, from almost all countries in the world. Virtually all categories are allowed, including, but not limited to commercial, research, charity, personal causes or some other, still undefined category. The requirements include that the project must be legal, provisionally set as according to Gibraltar and EU laws, and not harmful, for which we intend to establish an ethicsboard and community voting.
Crowdfunding is huge ($34b in 2015) and growing enormously year-on-year (up to $1t by 2025). Current platforms like Kickstarter are very successful, yet charge fees, restrict many listings and omit developing countries. They focus on a narrow band of projects to maximise stakeholder returns.Crowdfunding on our platform will be free. This is made possible by implementing separate Revenue Generation Mechanisms to cover our operating expenses.
Crowdfunding is huge ($34b in 2015) and growing enormously year-on-year (up to $1t by 2025). Current platforms like Kickstarter are very successful, yet charge fees, restrict many listings and omit developing countries. They focus on a narrow band of projects to maximise stakeholder returns.
We accept any legal project from any country and we do it for free. We focus on an wide adoption and easy access to maximise adoption of our token.
ERC-20 token means tiny transaction fees (other platforms: typically 3-5%). ICO proceeds fund our Revenue Generation Mechanisms so we don’t need to charge any platform fees for crowdfunding (other platforms: typically 5%).
All Legal Projects
Legal and non-harmful projects, irregardless of category to crowdfund for free. Acorn works as well for community projects as it does for huge consumer products. We don't shut you out because you're a local business.
Crowdfunding is an outstanding success in developed countries. Emerging markets are all but shut out. We’re interested in an expansive ecosystem, so we’ll allow all non-sanctioned countries.
Fixed supply token, used for all transactions in our crowdfunding hub, our post-campaign marketplace, our support services and our point-of-sales payment app. Real utility means real demand.<
To reward and encourage early adopters. A Project Incentive Fund provides generous incentives for people to use our platform. Affiliate rewards provides commissions for successful recruitment of additional users.
Growing list of interested projects waiting to be listed. Accelerators and incubators in developed and emerging markets providing crowdfunding to ventures and entrepreneurs in their networks.
|Round||Token Price||Bonus||Min / Max Purchase||Soft Cap||Hard Cap|
Public sale —
26 May 12:00 UTC
24 Jun 12:00 UTC
|1.4 USD||No||-||980,000 USD||35,000,000 USD|
29 Jan 00:00 UTC
19 Feb 00:00 UTC
Main ICO Crowdsale