Gemera: Crypto-token backed by colombian emeralds
A perfect combination between emerald industry and blockchain revolution
CTO - Founder Team
A Serial entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience in IT. He possesses advanced knowledge of blockchain technology, IT infrastructure and networking. He has also worked on the position of IT Manager for important companies. He is the co-founder of Alko, an ERP services company which has operated since 2007.
COO - Founder Team
CEO of Vetas Sierra Alta, a company owner of the emerald mine Las Pavas one of the sources of the highest quality emeralds in the world. She is an Environmental Engineer, with ten years of experience in management of environmental projects in the emerald sector. She has centered her professional efforts on working for the benefit of the communities living near mines, in Colombia, leading corporate social initiatives in that region.
Senior journalist, an expert in marketing, social responsibility, and corporate communications. He was Communications Director at the International Center of Social Responsibility & Sustainability, where he had led the marketing strategy, several editorial projects and organized important events, such as the three versions of the Responsible and Sustainable Investment Forum.
He is a Stanford University graduate and frequent speaker on blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, autonomous transportation, and digital distribution. Based in Hong Kong, he has over 15 years of experience in Asia-Pacific region. He is also an advisor to multiple technology companies in the United States and Asia. Passionate about innovation, he established a technology startup as a freshman at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). While still a student he managed to convince Vodafone and Motorola to grant him equipment and resources to develop a GSM-based triangulation solution for logistics optimization. In 2011 Dimitry established Multichannel Group: first universal digital marketing platform with integrated dashboard built to optimize ad management, provide suggestions, and improve spending on marketing campaigns across multiple channels.
Blockchain Expert and Serial Entrepreneur
He is a consultant with business experience from around the world. As a leading entrepreneur, Ian is on a personal mission to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, helping start-ups achieve their full potential as well as helping to expand existing companies. Ian’s overall mission is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities across the world. Ian now focuses on the blockchain industry and offers advice, consulting services, connections to Blockchain experts and investor relations strategies.
Fintech entrepreneur, founder of MobileyourLife and involved in the AI-Fintech space providing solutions in the B2B space. He currently advises several projects in the blockchain and ICO sector, where he and his team contribute in several areas, such as crypto investment banking, crypto syndicate, crypto fund, crypto exchange relationship, and others. Among the several projects Gabriel has been involved to, stands out his work with the Naga Group, where he helped to raise capital and to plan the long-term strategy. He also manages to connect the largest request of Buy/Sell BTC/ETH (as an OTC deal) for institutional investors and wealthy individuals globally.
Co-Founder of Token Partner
He is also the co-director of the Blockchain Research Group at UxTIC (university network to foster research in information and communications technology). A specialist and researcher with broad experience and knowledge about management and development of ICT projects. He is a promoter of blockchain technology and the responsible use of internet in France and Colombia
President at Colombian Emerald Producers Association
He is one of the chief representative leaders of the emerald industry in Colombia. His role as head of Aprecol, the organization which guilds the Colombian emerald producers, has been decisive in achieving competitiveness in the sector, as well as in encouraging companies to implement better industrial and labor practices, with environmental and corporate social responsibility standards. He is an expert in participatory strategic planning in programs and administrative control processes, with knowledge and experience as a Business Administrator with emphasis on foreign trade and marketing.
- EMERALD PRODUCERS (50%)
- FOUNDERS AND ANGEL INVESTORS (12%)
- ADVISORS (5%)
- WORKING CAPITAL (15%)
- ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROJECTS (3%)
- BOUNTY (3%)
- MARKETING (12%)
Cost of the token1 token for 1 $
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Team consists of experienced and skillful members, advisors and partners. In addition, founders are public people. On the website, there are videos of them, where they explain platform functionality. Lots of attention has been paid to the documentations. There are Whitepaper, PitchDesk,One Pager, Risk statement. What is crucial is the already functioning marketplace - working product, where users can check platform functionality.
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To my mind, there could be more social networks. For example, there is no Bitcointalk thread or Youtube channel. Or at least existing platforms could be more active.
As a whole, the idea is good. According to the Roadmap, the team has precise plans for platform development. So, I would suggest the following ICO for investing.
What is the problem GEMERA intends to solve with its project?
There is a long process that an emerald goes through the value chain, from its discovery in Colombian mines to the final holder, which derives in several problems for both the investors and the producers, as specified below:
Problems on the Investor’s Side:
Investing in emeralds can be complicated and risky without an adequate knowledge about them.
Partial and small investments are not possible.
Lack of trust on the emeralds origin.
Problems on the Producer’s Side:
Receive less than 35% of the final customer retail price due to many intermediaries.
Difficulty to expand to new markets
Why is GEMERA a revolutionary project?
GEMERA is one step ahead of the new tendency of tokenization of assets, as it is a project that provides a token backed by a scarce and a desired asset, that can also be used for trading and that can be redeemed for the very emeralds they represent. Also, the whole project will transform the distribution chain of emeralds, connecting producers and final customers, through a crypto-token that can be traded or used as a store of value.
Why should an investor consider participating in GEMERA?
Through the tokenization of emeralds, GEMERA wants to help the market expand significantly, and increase the demand worldwide, making it a more democratic, transparent and accessible investment. However, as the supply of emeralds is limited, their price is expected to rise.
Also, as part of the philosophy and purpose of GEMERA is to carry out social and environmental initiatives with part of the project funds, investors will have the opportunity to indirectly contribute to the sustainable development of the communities near the emerald mines.
How long does GEMERA take to store the emeralds that back the tokens?
GEMERA project takes approximately three months after every Token Generation Event (TGE) ends to store the emeralds that back the tokens in a security vault of a safe deposit box company.
How can GEMERA token be used?
GEMERAs can be converted into fiat or cryptocurrencies in exchanges (this option is not available in the early stage of the GEMERA Project, and its success depends on the integration with exchanges).
GEMERAs can be transferred to compatible wallets instantly.
GEMERAs can be redeemed for emeralds.
How to redeem GEMERA's for emeralds?
The emeralds can be delivered to the country of residence of the investor or can be collected directly at the place where the gemstones are stored.
What is the marketplace?
It is a website (market.gemera.io) with the information of each one of the emeralds stored in a safety vault of safe deposit box companies worldwide and ready to be redeemed with GEMERAs. The information of the emeralds includes name, characteristics, price in GEMERAs, and certification, as well as a 360° video, photographs from different angles and traceability decentralized records from the origin of the gemstones.
Are my GEMERA tokens directly linked to a specific emerald?
No. Whenever the GEMERA holders want to redeem their tokens for emeralds, they can visit the marketplace (market.gemera.io) to find the ones they want to acquire in accordance to the number of GEMERAs they would like to redeem.
How is the value of the emeralds in GEMERAs determined?
GEMERA has along with gemologists and experts in fine Colombian emeralds developed an Emerald Assessment Process, a model that considers color, clarity, carat, enhancement, weight and cut to determine the quality of the emeralds and set up the price.
How can I be sure the emeralds are stored in a safe deposit box company?
The GEMERA Project focuses on the transparency of the process throughout its value chain: the origin, the selection of the emeralds, the certification every stone must have, the storage, how the emeralds’ quality and its value in GEMERA tokens are determined, and how the holders can redeem them, among other aspects of equal importance.
Therefore, each emerald is exhibited in GEMERA Project’s marketplace (market.gemera.io), along with the name of the safe deposit box company it is stored at. An audit process will take place to guarantee the existence, origin, and characteristics of the emeralds.
How can I acquire GEMERAs in a Token Generation Event (TGE)?
The GEMERA tokens have to be acquired with Ether (ETH), the Ethereum cryptocurrency, following the instructions on www.gemera.io
Where are the emeralds stored?
Emeralds will be stored in security vaults of safe deposit box companies that meet the security standards of storing this type of asset. The first batch of these stones is stored in the Malca-Amit facilities in Hong Kong.
When can the GEMERA tokens be redeemed for emeralds?
Currently, GEMERA will enable only one redemption period per year. As the project grows, more annual redemption periods will be considered.