Voxel, ’Official Coin of Virtual Reality,’ Announces Unique Bonus & Rewards System

Voxel, ’Official Coin of Virtual Reality,’ Announces Unique Bonus & Rewards System

First In-Game Cryptocurrency Raises $500,000 in First Day; Now Offers Pre-Sale and First-Day Crowdsale Terms to Latecomers Based on Volume.

Voxelus, the world’s first end-to-end virtual reality content creation platform and marketplace, today announced a unique program to allow cryptocurrency buyers and VR and gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase Voxels at the now-expired pre-sale and first-day pricing tiers through a bonus program based on volume.  This is the first crypto crowdsale to employ this program.

“We felt it would be fair to those who are just now hearing about the power of Voxel to participate at the lowest price, as long as they purchase a higher minimum than was required on the first day of the crowdsale,” said Martin Repetto, co-founder and CEO of Voxelus.  

“In addition, we are offering Kickstarter-like rewards for purchases at various levels, which were not available during the presale. Anyone who purchased at higher levels in the pre-sale will now earn these rewards as well, and anyone who would have gotten pre-sale pricing under our new plan on the first day will also be given extra tokens.”

Voxelus raised $500,000 on the first day of its token crowdsale (bitcoin prices subject to fluctuation), including a private presale of $350,000, which was the largest pre-sale in crypto crowdsale history.  The “official coin of VR” is selling up to 31.5 million voxels during a 30-day crowdsale, which is now entering its second of four pricing phases, with the final phase ending on December 2.

The new schedule for bonuses is as follows and is effective immediately:

Crowdsale Period

Under 10 BTC

Buy 10 BTC

Buy 25 BTC

Buy 50 BTC

Phase Two (through 11-11)





Phase Three (11-11 to 11-22)





Phase Four (11-22 to 12-2)





In addition to any bonus coins, buyers of Voxels will also earn Kickstarter-like rewards ranging from a Voxelus T-Shirt to a private dinner with bitcoin celebrities based on volume.  The reward structure, which is available for all tiers of the public crowdsale, include the following items:

Any amount: Voxelus Founder’s Badge to appear on user’s avatar

  • 1 BTC: Voxelus T-shirt
  • 10 BTC: Custom avatar made by Voxelus team
  • 25 BTC: Voxelus-branded Samsung Gear VR
  • 50 BTC: Custom avatar and animation pack + Voxelus-branded Samsung Gear VR
  • 200 BTC: Dinner for six (including participant) with leading bitcoin celebrity investors

The 30-day crowdsale is being facilitated by ShapeShift, a Voxelus strategic partner and investor run by iconic bitcoin entrepreneur Erik Voorhees.  ShapeShift also recently facilitated the back-end for successful crowdsales for Augur (raising $5.2 million) and Spells of Genesis.

Fifteen percent (31.5 million) of all possible voxels will be sold during this time.  The remaining 85 percent will be released over the next 20 years and will be used for development, content creator bounties, marketing and other corporate purposes.  Unlike many cryptocurrencies which use crowdsales to build their token, the Voxel platform is already substantially complete, including wallets and internal mining pools, and will have its initial distribution of Voxel tokens following the crowdsale.

“Voxels are the official currency of virtual reality,” said Voxelus chairman and co-founder Halsey Minor, who previously founded or co-founded iconic companies CNET, Salesforce.com, Vignette and Google Voice.  He is also founder and chairman of Uphold (formerly Bitreserve), Voxelus, and Reality Lab, which recently announced the first-ever 360-degree live broadcast VR camera. 

Uphold is the world's leading cloud-based money platform. After the crowdsale, the voxel will join 24 other currencies and Bitcoin that members can move, convert, hold, transact and spend just like any of the fiat currencies supported.  Approximately 22 percent of the world's publicly traded Bitcoin has been transacted on Uphold’s platform in less than 11 months, making Uphold one of the largest digital currency companies in the world. The Voxel will be the only cryptocurrency other than bitcoin supported by Uphold.

Voxels are the “coin of the realm” to purchase any of the thousands of digital assets, animations, games and immersive worlds on the Voxelus marketplace, which will go live in Q1 2016. Voxelus will offer a revenue share with content creators, 20,000 of whom have downloaded the creator software.  Given the high cost of production prior to Voxelus and current paucity of available content, Voxelus co-founder and CEO Martin Repetto predicts that the Voxelus platform will quickly become the repository for the majority of the world’s VR content, including games.

About Voxelus

Founded in 2015, Voxelus is a revolutionary platform that allows anyone to create Virtual Reality games, experiences and virtual spaces without writing a line of code.  The platform consists of Voxelus Creator, a 3D design app for PC and Mac; Voxelus Viewer, which works on desktop PCs, Oculus Rift and Samsung VR devices; and the Voxelus Marketplace, which allows creators to sell and user to buy VR content and games for the Voxelus ecosystem, using the unique voxel in-game cryptocurrency.

Voxelus: http://www.voxelus.com/#/crowdsale

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