Token sale to fund the community-focused mobile lending, payments and remittance platform
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Moeda, an innovative banking-as-a-service cooperative network that aims to empower underbanked entrepreneurs through blockchain technology, is pleased to announce plans to relaunch its Moeda (MDA) digital token.
The relaunch is part of a strategy to broaden Moeda’s core lending-and-financial-education activities beyond serving women entrepreneurs. The finance cooperative is also recalibrating its funding ceiling by pegging the value of MDA tokens to the U.S. dollar, rather than to the Ethereum blockchain’s ether (ETH) token, which has soared in value in recent months.
Moeda is accepting direct donations of Bitcoin and fiat currency for MDA tokens with assistance from Bitcoin Suisse AG, a regulated cryptocurrency financial broker, asset manager and service provider based in Zug, Switzerland. Ten million MDA tokens are held by the Swiss company and will be allocated for pre-sales, advisors and bounties. The remainder will be held in the Moeda Foundation for later use. A maximum total of 20 million tokens will be issued between the pre-sales, private and public ICO phases.
A private contribution phase starts July 17, 2017 with a public phase running from July 28 to Aug. 28. Contributors will receive one MDA token in exchange for one U.S dollar’s worth of ETH. The USD/ETH exchange rate will be updated daily. A maximum of 5 million MDA tokens will be issued in the public phase.
“We aim to provide a community-focused mobile lending system that will give investors real-time transparency in projects that align with sustainable development goals,” said Taynaah Reis, Moeda’s chief executive officer and chairwoman. “The token’s relaunch is crucial to achieving Moeda’s mission.”
“These updates do not change how we direct funds toward developing the Moeda platform and empowering borrowers” Reis said.
Moeda has pledged to the Brazilian Central Bank, Brazilian tax authorities and regulatory bodies that it will maintain a transparent and compliant digital banking venture that will regularly provide information about its seed projects and other operations in the country.
Previous buyers of Moeda tokens will receive a loyalty bonus on their initial outlay to compensate for realignment of the token peg.
Conditions regarding Moeda’s loyalty program may be subject to change. For more information, see Moeda’s website at moeda.in.
Moeda is an innovative blockchain-based cooperative banking-as-a-service enterprise that provides peer-to-peer payments, remittances and micro-business loans. Funded through the Moeda digital currency, the organization operates in line with United Nations sustainable development goals and guidelines. Moeda works closely with a range of institutions, including Green Cross, a global NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, UNICAFES, the Brazilian National Union of Cooperatives, and Cresol, a Brazilian Cooperative bank.