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Local Coin Swap: The Community-Owned P2P Exchange

The world's most inclusive cryptocurrency marketplace

stage Ended crowdsale

4.0 Rating

by 5 users


    • Employees10


    man Aapeli Vuorinen

    Lead Security Engineer

    Data analyst, white-hat hacker and full-stack developer. Over 10 years of experience in software development and systems administration. Exceptionally talented at understanding and utilizing network and software protocols.

    man Nathan Worsley

    Chief Technical Officer

    Early investor in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Developer of a series of successful trading algorithms based on Triangular Arbitrage between cryptocurrencies. Technological experience includes C/C++, Python, R, Matlab, SQL, Git, Bash and Linux.

    man Thomas Underwood

    Chief Financial Officer

    Experienced business development manager and financial expert. Managing director of a successful private equity company with a diverse portfolio across several asset classes. Customer acquisitions regional manager at TradingView.com.

    man Valéri Natanelov

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of growAbric (knowledge brokering and design thinking company). Lifelong blockchain enthusiast. Extensive international business experience with a strong passion for design thinking and analytical problem-solving. Has lived on every (habitable) continent. Fluent in four languages.

    man Daniel Worsley

    Chief Operating Officer

    Experienced in business strategy, operations and quantitative analysis. Successful stock and commodities trader in several financial markets over the last 8 years. Advisor to a Hong Kong based investment firm. Passionate about decentralization and blockchain technologies.


    man David S. Lee

    Legal Advisor

    “David worked in investment management in Hong Kong and London before joining the University of Hong Kong. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and also has experience in law and in management consulting. David remains engaged in professional practice by working with companies and entrepreneurs, particularly in finance and technology. David is a lawyer and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.”

    man Dr. Artem Sergeev

    Legal Advisor

    “Artem is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. In addition to his legal work as an academic, Artem contributed to the United Nation’s mission in Cambodia, Oxford University Press, theDesk and a number of other enterprises. He has published a range of articles on various aspects of international law, received several notable academic awards, and actively contributed to the legal community around the world.”

    man Frank Zhu

    Legal Advisor

    “Frank has extensive technology innovation experience in the finance industry. He is currently a technology analyst in a major investment bank based in HK. Frank also has two years of experience in front and backend development.”

    Crowdsale details

    Distribution of tokens
    • Crowdsale (70%)
    • Community Venture Fund (10%)
    • Development Team (10%)
    • Bounty Program (5%)
    • Security Bonus (5%)
    Budget allocation
    • Platform Development (20%)
    • Coin Addition (30%)
    • Security (30%)
    • Business Development & Marketing (15%)
    • Administration (5%)
    Details Indicators
    Token Symbol LCS
    Full Token Name Local Coin Swap
    Pre-crowdsale Start March 1st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale End Hard cap is reached or March 31st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale Hard Cap Fixed, $20000000
    Crowdsale Start April 15th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Crowdsale End June 15th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Domain registration date 2017-11-24
    Domain owner Registration Private, Domains By Proxy, LLC

    Cost of the token

    25 tokens for 0.01 eth

    Price without discounts


    $5,000,000 of funding reached: All existing Cryptoshare crowdsale investors receive 5%
    additional Cryptoshares.
    • $10,000,000 of funding reached: All existing Cryptoshare crowdsale investors receive
    5% additional Cryptoshares.
    • $15,000,000 of funding reached: All existing Cryptoshare crowdsale investors receive
    5% additional Cryptoshares.
    • $20,000,000 of funding reached: All existing Cryptoshare crowdsale investors receive
    5% additional Cryptoshares. Residual tokens are then destroyed to increase total value
    to all investors.

    Accepted currency

    • Bitcoin
    • Bitcoin Cash
    • Ethereum
    • Litecoin
    • Other

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    Alexandr Gonchar May 17, 2018
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    It's an interesting project that creates a decentralized market where everyone can make purchases using any cryptocurrency, and the security of the transaction is carried out with the help of the ecrow service.

    Risks and disadvantages

    The project has all the same cons of practical implementation of a good idea in the real world. The project doesn't describe how buyers and sellers will find out about this decentralized system across the globe; what will force them to switch to this system, and how this shift can be carried out.


    The project is very interesting and promising, the creation of decentralized markets with cryptocurrency payments has a good future and in front of such projects can be open access to global markets. But experience has shown, all decentralized platforms fail or they aren't popular enough to succeed.

    Denys Serhiichuk April 16, 2018
    Rating of project


    Only 5 % accounted for the team, which is good. As its won't be able to manipulate the token rate when it enters the market. Roadmap looks informative, as it is clarified till months. Bonuses, depending the period when investment was made.

    Risks and disadvantages

    There is no demo version of the project. There is no reason to conduct ICO to run an exchanger.


    The idea of decentralized market is good, but it would difficult to compete with other exchangers , which already proved as reliable ones.

    Andrew Robinson April 14, 2018
    Rating of project


    The project has advanced security and full transparency using blockchain. The team has many experienced blockchain developers, also there are traders crypto currency, financial experts, the founders of the project experienced entrepreneurs, it is important that there's a competent team, it will improve the quality of development. Also there is a well-developed whitepaper and good a bonus system, that will attract more investors.

    Risks and disadvantages

    There are not enough funds in the budget scheme distributed for the development of the platform, I think it should be the main point of expenditure to guarantee the quality of the product. Also in the road map there is little information on the development strategy of the project in the future, which can reduce the number of potential investors.


    The decentralized market, allowing buyers and sellers to trade directly in any crypto currency, using any form of payment is a profitable business idea. If the project team does a good job and ensures good transaction security for the participants, the project will be able to attract many customers and quickly recoup investment

    Veronika Arbisman April 01, 2018
    Rating of project


    Allows to pay directly in any cryptocurrency using any method of payment. Safe, uncomplicated and fast platform. Utilizes secure escrow system. Allows investors to receive a regular stream of portfolio income. Gives to holders voting rights in the platform's decision making process. Advanced airdrop access to special offers, new listings for holders.

    Risks and disadvantages

    Verification is not required what can play on good side as well as on the bad. Poor traffic statistics and rater high competition in this sector.


    On one hand its really attractive these "no verification" system as it saves a lot of time and nerves. But on the other hand it can be a heaven for all possible scams. Provided efficiency and easiness for operations goes to strong pluses of platform as well as attractive benefits for holders. Good support team is provided. 95% of funds in cold-storage is a good strategy to make investors feel safe.

    Jordan Semanda March 31, 2018
    Rating of project


    It creates a conducive market place for buyers and sellers to trade. It creates a peer to peer connection between the users hence eliminating middle men data is stored in safely by use of the block chain technology. All transactions are sealed and authenticated by us of smart contracts. The project allows a variety of cyptocurrencies which increase the base of potential investors. Th project issues a relatively low bonus on token sales which will strengthen the value of the token. The ratio of LCS token to eth is relatively good and will contribute to the growth of token value. The users get profits from all the transactions carried out on the platform.

    Risks and disadvantages

    lack of verification for users creates loopholes in the users of the platform, the project might attract fraud stars.The traffic statistics are critically low which will hinder the potential growth of the project. The project is bound to face competition from the existing ICO projects.


    Coin swap is a prospective project once handled with care will attract many users since many people don't like to provide their information to the internet because of lack of trust. The project offers enticing incentives to attract a whole lot of investors and users to the platform. More so int the current existing market peer to peer transactions have gained traction and popularity which favors this project to prosper.


    General Overview

    What is a cryptocurrency?

    A cryptocurrency is a type of non-physical currency which uses cryptography to regulate its creation and distribution.

    What is a crypto-asset or digital asset?

    A crypto or digital asset is a non-physical commodity which may or may not be a currency. Often digital assets are also crypto assets, but the term may be non-specific. These assets can often be traded on a Blockchain in the same manner as cryptocurrencies.

    What is a token?

    A token is a type of digital asset which is issued on the Blockchain, and generally used as a unit-of-value. Tokens are often used to raise funds by companies to launch services or as a means to deliver a service to customers. The LocalCoinSwap token is used as a means to distribute profits and airdrops from the platform to its user base.

    What is a smart contract?

    A smart contract is a protocol, function or algorithm which is automatically executed by a computer system in a trackable and irreversible manner, often on a Blockchain. A smart contract is intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract.

    What are ICO, presale and pre-ICO?

    ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering and is a mechanism for a company to issue a token in order to fund new ventures and services. ICO in many ways is a digital version of an IPO in the traditional stock market, but more accessible to everyday investors.

    Presale refers to an initial period before the main fundraising period where a smaller amount of funds are raised at a discount. The LocalCoinSwap presale period is being utilized to develop a smaller initial following to use as a feedback and testing ground for community development and marketing during the ICO period.

    Pre-ICO refers to a private sale of token units to investors in advance of the presale. This is usually used to raise early-stage funding for a venture, and generally involves a minimum investment level.

    LocalCoinSwap will undergo a small round of pre-ICO funding with private participants prior to the presale. However, as stated in the whitepaper the maximum amount of units available for sale before the ICO is 10,000,000. Any units sold during pre-ICO will be subtracted from units available during presale, in order to ensure that the equity and profits of investors is not reduced. If you would like to participate in the LocalCoinSwap pre-ICO and become a early-stage community member, email us at: [email protected]

    Early-stage investors are added to a private mailing list and contacted directly (if they wish) for feedback on LocalCoinSwap platform development prior to the main ICO.

    What is a crowdfunding campaign?

    A crowdfunding campaign is a community-based funding method, often used to support the development of a company, or organization of an event.

    About LocalCoinSwap

    + Why are you having a crowdfunding campaign?

    LocalCoinSwap is using a crowdfunding campaign to drive community development around the trading platform and expand the development of the platform with additional cryptocurrencies and features.

    Why is LocalCoinSwap different from other exchanges?

    While there are existing peer-to-peer markets the fundamental flaw in all of them is that they aim to become giant monopolies and make their creators wealthy. At LocalCoinSwap we do not believe that monopolies have any place in a fair and just digital economy. The LocalCoinSwap platform is designed to enrich the entire community rather than a small number of individuals.

    LocalCoinSwap is the only marketplace which distributes 100% of its profits back to its community, and allows the community to vote democratically in its operation. It is a community-focused, and community-owned marketplace.

    LocalCoinSwap is also the most financially transparent exchange on the market, with regular public announcements detailing exact revenue and expenses, all wages, and all forms of income. All contract code used by LocalCoinSwap is open source and publically viewable on our Github.

    What will make LocalCoinSwap a better platform than existing peer-to-peer platforms?

    LocalCoinSwap supports the most diverse range of cryptocurrencies and payment methods out of any peer-to-peer exchange in existence. It is typical for other exchanges to only support a single currency or a small basket of the most popular currencies. LocalCoinSwap will cover the most extensive offering of cryptocurrencies and payment methods possible, with a development team after launch whose sole purpose is the implementation of new currencies.

    LocalCoinSwap offers special support for ICO and new token projects, allowing them to launch on the platform or offer the user base special pre-ICO and presale deals to raise additional funding.

    For a more detailed explanation of the benefits of the LocalCoinSwap platform please refer to the LocalCoinSwap whitepaper.

    Why will LocalCoinSwap be of benefit to me?

    If you wish to buy or sell digital currency directly, LocalCoinSwap will cut out the frustrating process of buying an intermediary currency and paying associated fees.

    If you are an investor, LocalCoinSwap will allow you to hold a single asset while receiving an entire portfolio of different forms of digital currency as regular dividend income. Additionally, you will receive airdrops of new tokens listed on the LocalCoinSwap exchange.

    If you are a company or business venture, LocalCoinSwap will provide a platform on which you can raise funds by issuing a token or ICO.

    If you are a member of the cryptocurrency community but don’t directly participate in the exchange, LocalCoinSwap will serve as a model for the fair and just operation of a Blockchain based company and inspire other companies to provide a similar level of community ownership.

    How can I participate in LocalCoinSwap?

    The LocalCoinSwap platform incorporates a streamlined signup process with no verification required. Our objective is to have our users trading as quickly and easily as possible. The only thing required to sign up to the platform is an email address.

    About Cryptoshares

    What benefits will I get from Cryptoshares?

    Cryptoshare investors receive 5 key benefits:

    1. Dividend income stream
    2. Access to an entire portfolio through a single asset
    3. Voting rights in the operation of the LocalCoinSwap exchange
    4. Airdrops of new ICO tokens listed on the platform
    5. Community support from the staff of LocalCoinSwap
    Please refer to the whitepaper for further information on the benefits of Cryptoshares.

    What will the funds raised from Cryptoshares be used for?

    The funding raised from LocalCoinSwap will primarily be used to support additional coins on launch of the platform and implement additional server security measures.

    What is the minimum and maximum amount of Cryptoshares I can buy?

    The minimum investment level is 0.1 ETH worth of Cryptoshares, and the maximum is limited by the remaining amount until hard cap is reached, which is stated on the website during the sale period.

    What bonuses are available for purchases of Cryptoshares during the crowdsale?

    LocalCoinSwap is a community-focused exchange, and in keeping with this philosophy the Cryptoshare issuance incorporates a community-based bonus structure.

    Bonuses are awarded to all existing investors as new investors arrive, so that everyone can share in the benefits of the growing community. At the same time additional bonuses are given to earlier stage investors. This provides benefits both to earlier investors but also to members who don’t manage to invest at the earliest stages.

    How many Cryptoshares are issued in total?

    The maximum total ever supply of Cryptoshares is 100,000,000. No more can ever be created and all unsold Cryptoshares are burnt after the ICO period ends.

    What happens if not all the Cryptoshares are sold?

    All unsold Cryptoshares are destroyed after the ICO to increase the value of the remaining Cryptoshares.

    As stated in our roadmap LocalCoinSwap will also ensure that our tokens are available for purchase on other exchanges, with submissions being made in May.

    Will Cryptoshares be available on exchanges after the ICO?

    Who is not able to purchase Cryptoshares?

    You can not purchase Cryptoshares if it is outlawed for you to do so where you are located. This may include citizens of the US who are not accredited investors.

    How can I purchase Cryptoshares?

    Cryptoshares can be purchased through our public payment portal on the front page of this website during presale and ICO. For inquiries about private purchases or purchases using different currencies or payment methods reach out to: [email protected]

    What currencies can I use to purchase Cryptoshares?

    Cryptoshares can be purchased for a variety of digital payment methods including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ripple (XRP)

    Additionally, fiat payment options using SWIFT bank transfer are available in a variety of currencies.

    Just like the marketplace, the LocalCoinSwap crowdsale supports a diverse variety of payment methods.

    Currencies & cryptocurrencies on the LocalCoinSwap platform

    What cryptocurrencies will be supported by LocalCoinSwap?

    LocalCoinSwap will open with a minimum of the 10 most popular Cryptocurrencies and add additional cryptocurrencies at a continuous rate as fast as development time allows. Funds raised in the Cryptoshare issuance are being used to accelerate the speed at which new currencies can be implemented.

    What currencies will be supported by LocalCoinSwap?

    LocalCoinSwap will support every form of fiat currency.

    What payment methods will be supported by LocalCoinSwap?

    LocalCoinSwap will support all payment methods which can be safely supervised using our escrow process. This includes bank transfer, cash exchange, cash deposit, international wire, paypal, cash in the mail, and even asset exchanges such as gold. New payment methods are added to LocalCoinSwap on request from our community.

    What will not be supported by LocalCoinSwap?

    We will not support any Cryptocurrencies or ICOs which our community believes are scams. We take steps to stay up to date with news and developments in the cryptocurrency sphere to quickly identify projects which may be predatory to our user base.

    ICO projects on LocalCoinSwap

    How can I get my project listed on LocalCoinSwap?

    Send us an email at: [email protected] with the details of your project and we will be in touch.

    What advantages does LocalCoinSwap offer to ICO projects listing on the platform?

    ICO projects listing on the LocalCoinSwap platform will gain access to additional funding sources and community feedback from a diverse variety of market participants. ICO projects will also gain additional marketing traction and brand visibility.

    What are the costs of listing an ICO project on the LocalCoinSwap platform?

    After platform launch in August 2018 the LocalCoinSwap community will decide on the cost of listing new ICO’s. The fees will be paid as a distribution of tokens to Cryptoshare holders. For certain popular projects Cryptoshare holders may decide to list without a required fee.

    For pre-ICO projects listing on the platform there are no fees, but it is required that a special bonus offer be available to Cryptoshare holders.

    What ICO projects are not eligible for listing on the LocalCoinSwap platform?

    Illegal or scam ICO projects are not allowed to be listed on the LocalCoinSwap platform. The safety of our community is our priority.


    What safety measures does LocalCoinSwap take to protect my funds?

    On a customer level LocalCoinSwap implements several forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect customer accounts from being stolen by third parties. Customers may choose to activate more than one form of 2FA simultaneously. Types of 2FA offered by LocalCoinSwap include email, mobile phone, Google authenticator & PGP.

    On a site-wide level LocalCoinSwap keeps 95% of funds in offline cold-wallet storage. All outgoing transactions from cold-wallets are manually authorised by our 24/7 support staff after verifying the integrity of the transaction. Additionally, the cold-wallet storage protocol in place utilizes a smart contract to place limits on the size of transactions support staff may engage in without additional verification from the company directors of LocalCoinSwap.

    Who will have access to my personal data on LocalCoinSwap?

    Only employees tasked with regulating the actual trade will have access to any trader data and only during the time period during which the trade is being carried out.

    LocalCoinSwap takes the privacy of its customers seriously and employees dealing with the escrow process undertake a legally binding confidentiality agreement as part of their employment contract.

    Will LocalCoinSwap provide my personal data to third parties?

    No. LocalCoinSwap will not willingly provide customer data to third parties under any circumstances.

    Additionally, the internal systems of LocalCoinSwap utilize encryption to ensure that we only have access to banking and messaging information of our customers during the escrow process. After a transaction between traders is completed LocalCoinSwap no longer has the ability to access any communications between traders.

    Will LocalCoinSwap send me emails?

    LocalCoinSwap will not send emails without advance consent, and allows you to opt out of receiving future emails at any stage.

    Is LocalCoinSwap compliant with laws and regulations?

    LocalCoinSwap does not accept fiat currency transfers directly or take possession of the fiat currency portion of any transactions, and thus is not a financial intermediary. The LocalCoinSwap team includes 3 legal advisors in the company of its incorporation to ensure it stays compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

    How can I report an issue with the LocalCoinSwap platform?

    Please reach out directly with any issues to [email protected] We take the feedback of the community seriously and will act swiftly to any issues found. For any issues which are security critical a special bonus is available to reward community members who identify ways in which we can provide a safer marketplace.


    I really like the LocalCoinSwap idea, can I work for the company?

    We are open to employing intelligent and motivated candidates who are passionate about the LocalCoinSwap platform. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

    To apply please send an email to [email protected] with your resume attached.