Since the public announcement of Adel on December 06, 2o16, the team behind has been working hard informing people about the project, getting mentions in the media, publishing whitepapers, and even shared their first two Project Proposals by the R&D team.
The Adelphoi token ICO was planned to be kicked off on March 1st, but today, in a press release, Adel’s press contact John McLeod broke the news that the Adel R&D Team has chosen to postpone it for 2 months to get time to first establish a proper legal structure for Adel.
This means that Adel may very well become the first legally compliant ICO. Distributed ledger technology is a new and dynamic sector that is evolving quickly. By establishing a limited liability company in the Isle of Man, along with AML/CTF compliance, Adel makes sure that the Adel community can maintain a secure and long-term viable incubator for blockchain technology innovation. Adel Ecosystem Ltd. will be able to protect both members and address future regulatory requirements as they are introduced.
To me, as potential investor, this is good news, worth a 2 months delay.
Others may disagree and can air their counter opinions in the comments field.
But, we all know it. If cryptocurrency technologies and blockchain ICO’s are to ever gain mainstream adoption, there’s no other way but to leave the grey zone behind, legally register, and comply with all regulatory and legal requirements including KYC/AML policies. I wish Adel good luck with that – many eyes will undoubtedly be on them.
I’m also sure that some hardcore anons and privacy advocates will refrain from investing in Adel due to this, and will stick to other more anonymous investment opportunities on the blockchain. For a project like Adel, this is the only right thing to do. Their mission and visions are simply too big to be accomplished in any other way.
Gabriel Dusil, Co-founder and board member of Adel:
Adel’s vision is to create a decentralized, self-regulated and self-sustaining macroeconomic ecosystem for blockchain innovation with a mission to be a global leader in community-based funding. Adel’s value is in the core principles of its ecosystem. This ecosystem promotes the use of blockchain technology, creating innovative solutions for various industries. By leveraging the expertise of the Board, R&D team, and its community members, Adel establishes a supportive and collaborative environment for state-of-the-art projects.
Travin Keith, member of Nxt Foundation, and Marketing Manager of Adel:
Adel is trying to solve the lack of a platform for blockchain projects that doesn’t just help with launching the project with funds, but also provides support and guidance throughout the whole life of a project. Adel also aims to actively engage its community members in the projects and can also connect the projects with VCs for further funding if necessary.
The Adelphoi token will be initially launched on Nxt’s Asset Exchange and it will act as the fuel for proper operation of Adel. Adel will work with other blockchain solutions as well if they are needed for the projects.
Adel Press Announcement
Adel establishes LLC in the Isle of Man
- Adel establishes a transparent legal structure
- One of the first ICOs to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing legislation (AML/CTF)
- Preparation of the new legal structure will delay the ICO to 1st May
Adel, a community-powered startup incubator focusing on blockchain technology, (https://www.adelphoi.io/) has decided to create a separate limited liability company called Adel Ecosystem Ltd. in the Isle of Man in order to establish a clear legal structure for Adel Services and the Adel community. The decision was made to set up a clear legal and tax regime in connection with crowdfunding that will fuel blockchain innovation.
The new legal entity will be registered as a designated business with the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. As such, the entity will follow AML/CTF rules stemming from the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Code 2015. Part of its compliance will include the implementation of customer due diligence, also known as the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Therefore, participants in crowdfunding will have their contributions protected from any fraudulent activities by anonymous investors.
Gabriel Dusil, Co-Founder and Board member at Adel: We are very excited to be the first ICO to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regulations. As distributed ledger technology becomes more accepted by mainstream investors, we hope the legal structure and protection offered by Adel will act as a template for future ICOs. It is our top priority to protect the contributions of our members, protect our staff, and establish a strong brand.
Gabriel further adds: These are positive steps towards maintaining a long-term and stable incubator for blockchain technology, and for legitimizing our ecosystem. Our stance on regulatory compliance will also open our ICO to a much wider audience of interested contributors.
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Managed the development and implementation of Nxt's visual brand in 2014, with web design bureau Ideenfrische.
Issued the NXTP asset in 2014, a profit sharing asset given to early contributors to Nxter.org that helped turn the site into a magazine, publishing news and articles in several languages, and running faucets, contests and social media campaigns for Nxt. ESMA based a report on Nxter.org's coverage of the Nxt AE in 2015.
Arthur is still one of the driving forces behind Nxter.org. He compiled the acclaimed book about Nxt 'SNAPSHOT', which got published in early 2017.