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Increasing Variation in Governance

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Buyer’s guide

We

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to develop the world’s first seastead.

A core structural feature of current models of government is centralization. Too much centralized authority leads to inefficient bureaucracies and representatives disconnected from the people they are meant to serve. Given a suitable technological solution, governments are ripe for decentralization. That technological solution is seasteading.

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Mid-term future seastead concept developed by our Dutch engineers at Blue21

Seasteading brings decentralization beyond the digital world of bits and into the world of atoms by providing modular, floating structures – seasteads – on which the evolution of new societies and forms of governance can occur. Promising solutions can branch off at any time by physically separating to create new seasteads – enabling a high level of evolvability and quick rate of adaptation. Mimicking nature’s time-tested method of variation and selection, the process of decentralizing governance through seasteading will spark the creation and evolution of new advancements in civilization.

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Seastead concept for 2021 developed by our Dutch engineers at Blue21

When our homes and businesses can float to locations we choose, we can relatively easily rearrange our cities and sail our residence to other locations. Governments will no longer have a monopoly on the space where citizens live and businesses conduct their commercial activities. Instead governments will need to act like service providers, competing to attract citizens and businesses. Consequently, we will have an ever-evolving marketplace for government in a decentralized world.

Varyon (VAR) is a general purpose payment token for the exchange of goods and services in the Blue Frontiers ecosystem, other ecosystems, and between token holders. Blue Frontiers is planning to use the proceeds of the sale to expand its ecosystem and create SeaZones and seasteads, and will only accept Varyon (VAR) for its products and services.

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Sale

The presale is available today for the first 4,000 ETH with bonuses from 5% to 15%.

The public sale will take place in June. There will not be bonuses in the public sale.

1 ETH = 14,750 VAR

Limited supply: 1 billion. No more tokens can ever be created.

Distribution

4-28%*

Public sale

7-8%

Presale

5-6%

Blue Frontiers seed funders

10-15%

Blue Frontiers team

45-72%

Seastead/SeaZone Construction, Development, Administration

* The amount of Varyon (VAR) allotted to seastead/SeaZone Construction, Development, Administration is inversely correlated with the amount purchased in the public sale. That is, the more Varyon (VAR) sold in the public sale, the less Varyon (VAR) held for seastead/SeaZone Construction, Development, Administration.

Blue Frontiers plans to prototype the first seastead with funds raised from the Varyon (VAR) Crowdsale, and to fund additional seasteads through sales. The Varyon (VAR) Blue Frontiers holds for seastead and SeaZone Construction, Development, and Administration will be used only as needed, in order to create seasteads and SeaZones and to strengthen the ecosystem of products and services available to Varyon (VAR) holders.

4,000 ETH

Soft cap

22,000 ETH

Hard cap

Use of Proceeds

The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds from the token sale are expected to be divided among the following activities:

  • Design & Engineering
  • SeaZone Legal & Administration
  • Community growth
  • General Administration

Smart contract

The public sale will use a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. It is shared today as a work in progress.

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The company behind Varyon

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Blue Frontiers, Pte. Ltd. (Blue Frontiers) was founded by the executive team and ambassadors of The Seasteading Institute. Our team’s cumulative experience and knowledge, network, government and media relations make us the best suited company to usher in the era of seasteading. We have taken an ambitious long-term vision and established pragmatic steps toward developing the first seasteads.

Roadmap

  • 2017 Q1

    Historic agreement

    Signed MOU with French Polynesia; launched Blue Frontiers; held researchers Floating Island Research: Science & Technology meeting at the UC Berkeley Gump Station on the Island of Moorea. Co-hosted first international seasteading gathering in Tahiti. Conducted significant economic, legal, and environmental research; developed new seastead designs; built a global team.

  • 2018 Q1

    Expansion

    Launched Blue Frontiers Global & Blue Frontiers Communities.

  • 2018 Q2

    ICO

    Launch Varyon (VAR).

  • 2018 Q2-Q4

    SeaZone acquisition

    Acquire a SeaZone from a host nation; continue negotiations for additional SeaZones; engineer and blueprint seastead designs.

  • 2019 Q1/Q2

    Prototyping, testing, assessing

    Prototype seasteads; wave-model testing; manufacturer and supply chain assessments.

  • 2019 Q3/Q4

    Construction

    Manufacturer and construction team selection. Construction / manufacturing begins.

  • 2021

    Deployment

    First seasteads deployed.

Founders

Randy Hencken / San Francisco Bay Area

Director at The Seasteading Institute since 2011; creator and leader of the The Seasteading Institute’s Floating City Project; Real estate investor, business investor, early Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoin adopter, philanthropic trustee.

Joe Quirk / San Francisco Bay Area

President and Seavangelist of The Seasteading Institute; Co-author with Patri Friedman of ‘Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore The Environment, Enrich The Poor, Cure The Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians’.

Marc Collins / Tahiti, French Polynesia

Serial entrepreneur and former politician. Over the past 20 years, Collins founded and incubated more than a dozen companies. He also served as the Minister of Tourism of French Polynesia in 2007-2008.

Nicolas Germineau / France/England

Information Technology and Services, Web Entrepreneur; co-Founder and Owner of 2NAPPS; Former software development and project management for Actio Corporation, Apple, and INFOVIVE; Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute since 2011.

Egor Ryjikov / Republic of Belarus

Co-founder and co-owner of Weber CoMechanics Group, consisting of 16 companies employing more than 600 people in engineering, robotics, manufacturing, and the development and application of new technologies; Inventor, serial entrepreneur and business angel investor, including cryptographic blockchain investments; Ambassador of The Seasteading Institute since 2009.

Advisors

Dorjee Sun / Singapore

COO of Santiment; co-founded 17 companies with 2 acquisitions and 4 exits and assets sales. Director of Carbon Conservation, a leader in carbon financed conservation projects; one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment.

Yuri Lobyntsev / Russia

CTO & Co-founder Cindicator. Inventor, entrepreneur, and distributed applications developer.

Daniel A. Nagy Ph.D. / Hungary

Founder ePoint Systems Ltd. Cryptographer, author and researcher Budapest University of Sciences, Information Theory. Ethereum developer.

John-Paul Thorbjornsen / Australia

CEO and Co-founder of CanYa, technology enthusiast, aeronautical engineer, former Royal Australian Air Force pilot, early Bitcoin adopter and Ethereum ambassador.

Robert Viglione / US

Co-founder of ZenCash, President of the Zen Blockchain Foundation, PhD Candidate, Finance.

Maciek Ziolkowski / UK

Co-founder of Coinfirm. AML and KYC for Blockchain.

Susanna Dokupil / US

CEO Paladin Strategies. Formerly Special Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

Gaspard Koenig / France

Philosopher, journalist, and president of the think-tank ‘GenerationLibre’.

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Wang Chien Ming Ph.D. & M.Eng.Sc. / Australia

Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Queensland; Former Director for the Engineering Science Programme, National University of Singapore. Foremost expert of Very Large Floating Structures.

Matatea Changuy / USA

Tahiti-born entrepreneur and management consultant for complex sustainability and space ventures. Founder of Space2Leap - a boutique consultancy for ideas ahead of their time. Oxford University Alumna.

Tom W. Bell / US

Special Economic Zones expert, Professor of Law, Chapman University; President, Archimediate LLC.

Lara Stein / US

Executive Director Women’s March Global; Founder TEDx, The TED Conferences.

Pascal Erhel Hatuuku / French Polynesia

Culture, tourism and environment consultant.

Neil Davies Ph.D. / French Polynesia

Director of the University of California’s Gump South Pacific Research Station in Moorea, French Polynesia.

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Gabriel Rothblatt / USA

United Therapeutics, Space Exploration Advocate.

Team

Alexandre Thevenet, France

Bart Roeffen, Netherlands

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Benno Gerrit Wissing, Germany

Bryan Adams, US

Carly Rose Jackson, US

Gabrielle Gilliland, US

Greg Delaune, US

Joshua Kifer, US

Karina Czapiewska, Netherlands

Laurel Tincher, US

Nathalie Mezza-Garcia, Colombia

O. Shane Balloun, US

FAQ

The Token Sale is anticipated to start in June.

Yes, there is a presale taking place for the first 4,000 ETH.

The presale will last until 4,000 ETH have been raised or the public sale begins, whichever is sooner.

Yes, we will tally all purchases made during the presale by each buyer using any of the supported currencies, and apply a bonus to the total ETH equivalent amount. If the amount is between 1 and 10 ETH the bonus will be 5%. For an amount between 10 and 40 ETH the bonus will be 10%. For any amount from 40 ETH the bonus will be 15%. Unlike other ICOs which give huge discounts to presale buyers, we think it is important that people who buy in the public sale are not treated significantly differently from the presale buyers.

1 ETH.

The equivalent of 1 ETH, payable in Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Please start the whitelisting process and we will let you know if you are eligible for the presale, and allow you to participate right away if so.

Non-accredited token purchasers who are not living in China or the US are eligible to participate. Accredited US Citizens are allowed to participate in the sale, and will need to prove accreditation, sign additional documents, and have their Varyon locked from resale for 1 year. All US citizens are able to participate if they are permanent residents outside of the U.S. at the time of the purchase. You will need to prove your country of residence.

Yes.

The soft cap is 4,000 ETH and the hard cap is 22,000 ETH.

ERC20.

1 billion. No more tokens can ever be created.

We are only selling enough Varyon (VAR) now to raise the funds needed for the next phase of engineering, design, prototyping, SeaZone development, and other near-term activities. Blue Frontiers plans to prototype the first seastead with funds raised from the Varyon (VAR) crowdsale, and to fund additional seasteads through sales. The Varyon (VAR) Blue Frontiers holds for Seastead and SeaZone Construction, Development, and Administration will be used only as needed, in order create seasteads and SeaZones and to strengthen the ecosystem of products and services available to Varyon (VAR) holders.

The price in the public sale will be 14,750 VAR per ETH. People participating in the presale will additionally get 5 to 15% bonus tokens.

The public sale will accept Ethereum. The presale accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ZenCash.

Sign up for the whitelist on this page and we will automatically allow you to participate in the presale if eligible, or qualify you to participate in the public sale when it opens later. We will never ask you to start the process anywhere other than our website.

China.

Accredited US Citizens are allowed to participate in the sale, and will need to prove accreditation, sign additional documents, and have their Varyon locked from resale for 1 year. All US citizens are able to participate if they are permanent residents outside of the U.S. at the time of the purchase. You will need to prove your country of residence. Because of regulatory reasons unique to the U.S., we are currently unable to sell to retail buyers in the United States.

Because of regulatory reasons unique to China.

Uncertainty regarding the treatment of tokens like Varyon (VAR) in jurisdictions such as the United States and China (and perhaps others) exists with respect to whether Varyon (VAR) might be considered securities in those jurisdictions. Where Varyon (VAR) may be considered securities, it is important for you to determine how applicable law may apply to transfers of Varyon (VAR) in your country or countries, and especially with respect to transfers where one person may be buying on another person’s behalf.

Yes, we have an ambassadors program and we are paying people in Varyon (VAR) for content they create and for sharing our content. Bitcoin Talk

We will pay a finders fee for bringing in significant buyers. Please send an email to varyon@blue-frontiers.com to discuss.

We have spoken with several major and minor exchanges. Varyon cannot be listed until the Token Sale is complete and listing on a token exchange is not guaranteed. If you purchase Varyon, you acknowledge that you may or may not be able to resell it easily for the foreseeable and indefinite future.

The tokens will be distributed throughout the public sale and shortly thereafter to qualified buyers who have passed KYC / AML checks.

Yes, we will be publishing financial information annually on our website.

We have a growing community of passionate seasteaders called Blue Frontiers Global. Please fill out this survey to learn more about the various ways you can get involved.

Blue Frontiers Global Involvement Survey

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