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Sapein: Take back control over your Social Experience

Sapien is a social news platform capable of rewarding millions of content creators and curators without any centralized intermedia

stage Ended crowdsale

3.7 Rating

by 4 users


    • Employees12


    December, 2016

    Closed alpha is launched, written with full-stack javascript

    March, 2017

    Private beta launched with integrated chat and voice channels

    June, 2017

    Transition from an end-to-end encrypted platform to Blockchain application

    September, 2018

    Complete SPN white paper and begin Ethereum smart contract development

    December, 2017

    Launch testnet faucet and showcase token in Sapien


    man Ankit Bhatia


    Studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
    Designed, developed, and pioneered the Sapien platform in his Junior year.
    Full stack JavaScript engineer who enjoys bringing great ideas to life.
    Crypto enthusiast and investor since 2013.
    YCombinator SUS’17 graduate.

    man Robert Giometti


    Studied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
    Spearheaded and developed many of the features, algorithms, and innovations in Sapien.
    Theorist who understands how modern technologies will transform future societies.
    YCombinator SUS’17 graduate.

    man Matias Dorta


    Studied Political Science and Marketing at American University and Florida International University.
    Founder of 41collective, an independent marketing firm with clients in the music, e-Commerce, and Blockchain sectors.
    Founder of ICO Informer and Crypto Swag.

    man Stefan Ionescu


    Currently working as a CTO for a startup focused on NLP.
    Building machine learning models for self-driving cars in games and now focusing on applying the blockchain in the insurance world.
    Enthusiast of studying neurobiology and applied psychology alongside multiple programming languages.

    man Aurélien Nicolas


    Product security expert, with experience in web, distributed systems, and crypto.
    White hat hacker.
    Running an AI-for-enterprise startup.
    Researching applications of cryptography and computation integrity.


    man Latif Nathani

    Product & Marketplace

    Latif was most recently the CEO of eBay India. He grew the business from under $200M GMV in 2013 to nearly $500M GMV in 2016 and 5M+ customers. He exited with the sale of eBay India to Flipkart. Previously Latif co-founded eMemories.com (one of the first online picture sharing services) and 2 enterprise businesses at Microsoft (Systems Center and Speech Server). He also led global product marketing at Symantec and named/launched Norton 360. Latif has 26 years of technology industry experience, including 15 years at Microsoft.

    man Christian Ferri

    Blockchain & Investor Relations

    Christian Ferri has been in the crypto space since its early days in 2010 and built a solid network of early adopters, influencers, experts, and visionaries over the years. He founded BlockOne Ventures in 2014, one of the first blockchain agencies to work on crypto related projects. Today the agency has helped companies like Bancor, Token Card and many others to successfully raise funds through ICOs. In addition, BlockOne Ventures delivers corporate training on Blockchain to Fortune 500, organizes a crypto event series in collaboration with Draper and is managing a crypto fund for selected high-net-worth investors.

    man Gregory Berkin

    Business & Marketing Strategy

    Gregory Berkin is the Managing Director of Concours Ventures, a Silicon Valley boutique angel group focused on next generation geospatial, virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) applications for mobile devices. Greg is serial entrepreneur who founded several successful startups in Silicon Valley and New York. He has been an Apple software developer for over 30 years having founded one of the first educational software development and publishing firms for the Apple Macintosh Computer in 1984. With a computer science degree from Potsdam and an MBA from Duke University, Greg mentors, consults and advises over a dozen Silicon Valley start-ups in early-stage growth, strategy, investment, IP, and development in all areas of high technology.

    man Adnan Javed

    Blockchain Advisor

    Adnan is a qualified Lawyer and Engineer. He has worked in the IT/Telecommunications space with international businesses such as Ericsson and Nokia for the past 10 years. 3 years ago he discovered Bitcoin which led him to explore blockchain applications and use cases. He has worked on numerous blockchain projects to date including large scale bespoke blockchain projects across internet of things, finance and payments sectors. He is an advisor to multiple blockchain startups including ZenCash and ETHLend. He has a keen interest in how blockchain technology will advance in shaping all industry sectors from an adoption, regulatory and policy perspective.

    man Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

    Blockchain Expert

    Professor Mihaela Ulieru, PhD is an expert in distributed intelligent systems working with many governments and organizations towards a healthier, safer, more sustainable and innovation-driven world. She founded two research labs leading several global large-scale projects in collaboration with international businesses such as Rockwell Automation, Daimler-Chrysler, SAP, Fanuc, BHP Billiton, Thales, NORTEL as well as government, academia and nonprofit leaders. She was appointed to numerous boards among which the Science Councils of Singapore, Canada and European Commission and recently to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum where she championed Blockchain as one of the Top 10 technologies of 2016. She advises several startups at the nexus of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, among which: LifeLink.com, MyBit.io, and SocialCash.io.


    Crowdsale details

    Details Indicators
    Token Symbol SPN
    Full Token Name Sapien Tocen
    Pre-crowdsale Start January 31st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale End Hard cap is reached or February 15th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale Hard Cap Fixed, 50000000 tokens
    Crowdsale Start March 21st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Crowdsale End Hard cap is reached or March 28th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Crowdsale Hard Cap Fixed, 30000 ETH
    Domain registration date 2017-10-18
    Domain owner Ankit Bhatia, 2024 Durant Avenue, 402, Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES

    Cost of the token

    6000 tokens for 1 eth

    Price without discounts


    Maximum Individual Contribution 300 ETH
    Bonus Tier #1 Contribution greater than 250 ETH ($250,000) Token bonus 45%
    Bonus Tier #2 Contribution greater than 100 ETH ($100,000) Token bonus 35%
    Bonus Tier #3 Contribution greater than 50 ETH ($50,000) Token bonus 27%
    Bonus Tier #4 Contribution greater than 10 ETH ($10,000) Token bonus 23%

    Accepted currency

    • Bitcoin
    • Ethereum

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    Alexandr Gonchar April 13, 2018
    Rating of project


    Monetizing of the content and payments for it with tokens is a quite progressive idea. The platform which provides decentralized and transparent payment to the authors and automatically designating the best texts can become very popular.

    Risks and disadvantages

    At least, there are four well-known and working platforms provide similar services, and it seems to me that project would not be able to overcome this competition.


    In my opinion, even with all the demand of this kind services, this project probably wouldn't overcome the competition and wouldn't place on the market a competitive product.

    Ladislava Chernik April 03, 2018
    Rating of project


    The possibility for users to monetize content on the platform and receive real money for publication.
    A large area of application for commercial accounts - news, sales, etc.

    Risks and disadvantages

    Too large share of tokens is allocated to the team and the platform reserve
    High competition, not a primary idea


    The presentation is superficial, not giving an idea of the unique features, advantages of this project. Organizers either do not know how to make presentations, or they themselves do not fully understand what their product differs from others

    Veronika Arbisman April 02, 2018
    Rating of project


    Users will be able to sell and purchase goods, services, content. Reputation scores will be integrated to prove reliability of vendors. Users will have voice in collaborating and shaping the community.

    Risks and disadvantages

    It is not the first project based on the same ideas of rewarding users for their content. Will be impossible to avoid the competition.


    Receiving rewards for being a user and decrease by this measure number of fake news is a good idea. Platform promises respect of privacy and erasing of censorship. However, project will need powerful marketing company to take one of the leading roles of the market.

    Sofia Medda March 31, 2018
    Rating of project


    Social networks are very popular. It`s obvious that there is a competition, but as we know one person can be registered in many networks. Moreover this project claims to be different and to provide to users some advantages (no selling of data, no fake news and rewards).

    Risks and disadvantages

    There are some risks. This project may not become as popular as it is planned to become.


    It is difficult to predict how popular this project can be. But it can.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why the Blockchain?

    1. Transparency: Ethereum Public Ledger to authenticate users and view all app transactions
    2. Censorship Resistant: Centralized corporations cannot arbitrarily decide what constitutes free speech
    3. Eternal Persistency: Inter-planetary file system architecture distributes and persists content forever
    4. Token Functionality: Blockchain enables payouts, autonomous platform, and token-based social network
    5. Extended Ecosystem: Long-term vision to tokenize user data, exclusive marketplace, and developer platform

    Will SPN tokens be traded at exchanges?

    Sapien is not actively seeking to be listed on exchanges. The team is focusing on integrating the SPN token in the Sapien ecosystem. It is up to exchanges whether or not they want to list the SPN token on their websites.

    What will happen to unsold tokens?

    Unsold SPN will be locked in the platform reserve to be sold, awarded, or burned to ensure the longevity of the token.

    Which wallet should I use to store SPN tokens?

    SPN is an ERC20 standard token so it can be stored in any Ethereum-based wallet. Sapien will eventually release a wallet for each user, but until then we recommend using Mist, MyEtherWallet or MetaMask.

    What cryptocurrencies are accepted in the crowdsale?

    For the presale, you will be able to participate only with ETH. For the Token Sale Phase #1 ETH and BTC will be accepted, along with any altcoins that Shapeshift.io supports.

    Where can I purchase ETH?

    There are many exchanges that sell Ethereum for fiat or cryptocurrency, including the following: Coinbase, Poloniex, Kraken, Bitstamp, Bitfinex, Bittrex, Cex.io
    Please send your purchased ETH to a compatible wallet whose private keys you own and control, before sending to our address.

    Can I send ETH from my exchange wallet?

    No! Do not send Ether from any exchange wallet as you will be unable to receive SPN.

    How will the Ad Platform work?

    Empowering users by providing them with their SPN-tokenized user data that they can share with advertisers for additional rewards. Profits will be split 50-50 between users and Sapien, with the ability to earn more if a user holds more staked SPN.

    I didn’t see an answer to my question

    Please send us an email at [email protected] and we will try to address your question.