UBX priced on a suitable exchange and representing a share of the wealth resulting from the network effects of the UBU community.
Envisaged UBX Price
The UBU is a crypto token of exchange that derives its value from unlocking inefficient assets in the current economic system. UBUs are issued on a daily fixed basis to anyone who elects to receive and trade them with participating vendors for goods & services. Every active citizen and vendor contributes to the value and stability of the system just by participating, releasing greater value into the economy which benefits everyone. The extent of this benefit is determined by the level of participation, but obviously people in low income groups derive the greatest relative benefit.
The UBX is a crypto token offered in this ITO as a means to incentivise and fund the deployment of the UBU ecosystem. There is a mathematical relationship between the UBX and UBU, with ownership of the UBX guaranteeing a future delivery of UBUs to the owner under the governance of this relationship
Please refer to the white paper for the complete economic, mathematical and commercial modeling.
Dudley is an advocate for equality and systemic resilience. He has been entrepreneurially involved in sustainability and renewable energy since the late 90’s and director of Bridge Capital’s renewable energy finance since 2008 where he specialises in innovative financing structures. He is married with 5 children and in his spare time assists his wife Sharon to run a community trust focused on using horses to assist the poor and marginalised to find pathways to a better quality of life.
With 25 years' experience at the intersection of communications, technology and media across multiple markets in Africa and the Middle East, Justin has launched numerous products to emerging market consumers. Fifteen of those years were at MD or CEO level in multinational groups. He is an active proponent of using technology to liberate commercial sectors from inefficient old world models. He is an established writer, speaker and presenter in the communications, media and technology sectors in South Africa.
With an MSc Computer Science from UCLA, Steve spent 17 years in the US where held multiple positions in technology development in AI, computer animation, digital effects, video game programming and computer peripherals. After returning to South Africa in 1995, Steve co-founded the cryptographic payment technology company Prism which was listed on the JSE in 2000. He went on to careers as Group CTO for Anglo American, Group CTO for Altech, Group Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa and CEO at CapAfrica Private Equity.
Douglas has had a varied career, starting out as a roustabout on oil rigs in the North Sea before entering the field of business. He has over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience building a variety of start-ups including Mica Distributors and Vox Telecom. He loves building great businesses with entrepreneurial teams, thrives under the pressure cooker environment of left field thinking, exploring the unknown and coping with exponential growth.
Owe holds a certified public accountant degree in Norway. He started his career within audit and accounting in 1995 with Ernst & Young. Owe has been working as an independent consultant and interim manager since 2000 and has been involved in a number of different start-up companies on behalf of Hutchison Whampoa, Nokia Siemens Networks and others. Owe's international experience includes businesses in more than 10 countries in Europe and Africa.
Dr. Arnold is Senior Advisor to Bowmans, South Africa’s leading firm of attorneys. He is Executive Director of the South African Business Schools Association and Honorary Business Representative for the Government of Singapore in South Africa. Dr. Arnold is a non-executive director of several listed companies, served as Executive Director of Murray & Roberts and was the first ever U.S. Minister-Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for South and Southern Africa. Dr. Arnold has also served as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Dr. Arnold was professor of law at Touro University and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School. Dr Arnold holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He was a journalist for the Washington Post newspaper and a Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Atle founded Movilisto, a Spanish mobile phone content and services specialist where he was CEO. Based in Madrid he built the company into the market leader with a turnover of €100m. He sold it to iTouch (UK) for €60m in 2003. Prior to Movilisto Atle served as CEO of Christiania Glassmagasin Norge, Norway’s leading retailer of cutlery and glasses employing 600 staff across 45 stores. Under Atle’s leadership, profits after tax increased 3,5 times.
Charles Marais is a qualified South African attorney and Notary Public with postgraduate qualifications in income tax law and financial markets & instruments. He is a former general manager of Absa Capital (part of the Barclays group) where he held the position of Global Head: Project & Export Finance from 1996 to 2003. He also conducts seminars and workshops on Public Private Partnerships, project finance, construction and legal documentation.
Ewan is an Investment Banking principal with over 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. He was a key executive at Société Générale where the structured finance team was ranked first in South Africa. Ewan also spent 6 years running the M&A corporate advisory business for Thebe Investment Corporation, SA’s oldest and most reputable BEE Investment Company. Ewan is well connected in the international banking and professional advisory arenas and is the architect of many innovative financial and acquisition structures. He was educated at University of Witwatersrand B.Com, B.Acc, H.Dip.Tax Law and articled with Deloitte & Touche, where he obtained his CA(SA) and has attended Kellogg Business School in Chicago.
Simon is a broadcaster, designer, entrepreneur and writer who believes we're doing money wrong and is trying to fix it. He hosts a weekly technology radio show on 5FM and previously directed product design at Curve (London), Luno (Singapore), and 22seven from Old Mutual (Cape Town). He is an advisor to AlphaCode and a small group of clients through Phantom Design. Simon also invests in new financial technology startups and blockchain technologies with his firm Inves Capital. He served on the digital advisory board at Old Mutual and used to be a regular columnist for Finweek Magazine, Brainstorm, Computing SA and other titles.
Gavin Marshall is the founder of Sharebit, a platform for the sharing economy, built on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain. He is also a speaker, trainer and consultant focusing on Bitcoin, Blockchain and decentralised technologies. Gavin has over 18 years’ experience as a technologist, and was one of the founder members of Mxit, one of the first mobile messengers in the world.
Viroshan is a mathematician and economist. He has published research in a number of diverse areas including mathematical finance, differential equations, open quantum systems and combinatorics. He studied at the University of Natal and the University of Cambridge, before completing a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Johannesburg in 2015.
Gerald is the founder & CEO of SovTech, a leading software development company in Africa, with blue chip clients on 3 continents. He is passionate technologist and entrepreneur who is a Director of Fincheck, one of the fastest growing FinTech startups in South Africa, and a Director of BioExTech a recycling startup and Accenture Innovation Awards Finalist. Gerald is also on the Board of the Commercial Investment Committee for the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Gerald studied Economics at the University of Cape Town where he was the President of Students In Free Enterprise.
Jamie is the CTO at SovTech and ensures his teams have the skill to remain at the forefront of the tech waves as they roll in. Cryptocurrencies are just another area the team is making a name for themselves in Africa. Jamie also sits as CTO across a number of SovTech's ventures, tackling challenges with the potential to change the lives of millions of people on this continent he calls home. Before SovTech, Jamie was based in Colorado where he cofounded Ventribe, working closely with the then early Braintree Payments in cracking the social commerce puzzle. Jamie studied Finance and Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Andrew is the Managing Director of SovTech Projects. He manages all development teams at SovTech and is the lead product designer, solution architect and UX specialist. He is passionate about digital psychology and advocates for a strong user design centred approach across software products built at SovTech. Andrew obtained degrees from both Stellenbosch and UCT and is a Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management Honours graduate, enabling him to merge experience from both business and technology into SovTech’s software solutions.
Maria holds a Master of Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU in Norway, and has over a decade of experience within the areas of engineering, IT consulting, business development, solution architecture, systems development, QA and technological leadership. She has a passion for bridging the gap between business and technology, by creating effective and targeted custom software solutions that optimises and supports the business process in question. Before Globalvoice AS, Maria played an important part in several complex development projects, many of them within the areas of Telecom, Finance, Health services and Retail industry, through various positions in Osiris and Inmeta Consulting.
Anton is the CEO of XLink Communications, a company he founded back in 2004 to pioneer the use of M2Mand GSM to innovate point-of-sale communication solutions for the retail and financial services sectors. His entrepreneurial style, business successes and unconventional approach to leadership earned him a finalist in the EY World Entrepreneur Awards - Africa, Exceptional Category and a finalist in the IT Web Personality of the Year. Anton’s wealth of experience gained over 28 years in the industry is proving key to unlocking the game changing potential for this relatively niche business to become the nimble, specialist enabler for IoT ambitions for businesses in Africa.
After qualifying as an attorney, Colin spent 20 years with South African Breweries, departing as a main board director. Colin was appointed to the Wooltru Group board from its inception, becoming its chief executive officer in 1988 and its executive chairman in 1996. Colin ran the Wooltru leadership courses for many years, and when the Group unbundled in 2001, he resigned to dedicate himself full-time to the teaching of the art of leadership, which he defines as the art of “maximizing human energy.” The original Wooltru leadership program has since evolved into a program called “Learning to Lead”. Colin now spends most of his time facilitating workshops that aim to liberate the human spirit and that assists in creating new and vibrant corporate and community cultures.
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The payor is responsible for tx fees. Most wallet providers and exchanges automatically add the fee to the tx cost. The payor is responsible for ensuring that tx fees are included in their deposits
Prices quoted exclude margin fees. As the payee, UBU Core (PTY) Ltd carries the risk for margin fees
We only accept ZAR from investors who are unfamiliar with trading in cryptocurrencies. This is a manual process conducted over email and only payments in ZAR via EFT are accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the quantity of tokens you wish to purchase and we will email you back the instructions on how to proceed
Token distribution only occurs following an external contract audit within approximately 10-15 days of the ITO closing date of 30 November 2017. After audit, we will notify you by email and your tokens will be visible in your MEW wallet provided on application
UBU Core does not act as an exchange, but UBX is expected to be listed on one or more crypto exchanges by the Commercial Release Date, expected in April 2018. As with all cryptocurrencies there are various OTC markets that attempt to match buyers and sellers
We only accept BTC (Bitcoin) and ETH (Ether)
South Africa is an extremely well regulated financial services and business environment. UBU Core (PTY) Ltd operates under the legal jurisdiction of South Africa and is governed by a board of directors backed by a strong regulatory environment. However the UBU and UBX tokens are created and issued within standard blockchain supported ecosystems which transcend national boundaries. Both UBU and UBX will be portable to anywhere in the world.
Metcalf's Law states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of nodes in the network. Our 'nodes' are the number of citizens using the UBU app to exchange UBUs for goods and services. So the value of the UBU grows exponentially as each new citizen joins the UBU network and hence the UBX ought to do so as well.
Project UBU has been in development for two and a half years and in technical development for a year. It is currently being tested in Beta mode in South Africa.
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Project UBU is a project undertaken by a South African registered and domiciled company registered as UBU Core Proprietary Limited, Reg. No.: 973076878 ("UBU Core / the Company"). The offer by UBU Core of the opportunity to purchase UBX tokens on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in this website and its related documents and other websites, is made in this context. The Company, as well as its directors and officers, make no representations as to the applicability of legislation or regulation in any jurisdiction. No warranty, representations and/or undertakings, express or implied, of any nature is given by the Company, its directors or its officers in respect of the UBX tokens, or their acquisition by investors. UBU Core specifically directs all interested investors to consult and take their own advice in relation to any decision to purchase UBX tokens including advice as to which legal jurisdiction/s may be applicable to them in respect of such acquisition. The nature of the UBX, like other cryptocurrencies and crypto tokens, is that they are both volatile and risky and the possibility exists that sub-optimal or no returns may be realised.
Regulation of crypto tokens varies considerably from one jurisdiction to another and purchasers from the following jurisdictions (while making no warranty, representations and/or undertakings in relation to any other jurisdictions) are specifically notified that it may not be lawful for them to purchase the UBX in these jurisdictions and that accordingly the UBX is specifically not offered to persons from such jurisdictions. Given the continually changing nature of regulations pertaining to cryptocurrencies and crypto tokens, the list below is not exhaustive: United States of America; Canada; Peoples Republic of China.
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