I was asked by Pioneer88, the issuer, to provide an Escrow address that is used to collect the funds for the ICO of ICOBid Coins.
The escrow address should not be used as a direct deposit address. Instead you will use the service provided by the issuer and he will regularly, when a threshold is met, forward the coins to the escrow address. Dev will NOT use a shared wallet so that there is a direct track of your investment reaching the escrow address. Please check that your funds find their was to the escrow address.ONLY invest after reading my terms regarding how to invest, safety I can provide and refund terms.
Who am I?
Iam SebastianJu, Iam escrow on Bitcointalk since years. Iam not connected to the issuer or the coin. Iam an independent third party who acts as an escrow in an attempt to make the ICO more secure. See my Servicethread for reviews: [ANN] SebastianJu - Free Legendary Escrow Service - Escrowed over 8150 BTC
Safety from Escrow
Once the Wallet and the ########### Coins are released to the investors we will wait 7 days to see if problems arise with the wallet or Coin, then I will release the Bitcoins to the issuer. This way of handling things is useful, the waiting time already stopped a number scammy ICO's from happening, others were stopped already before that time.
Please note that the safety I can provide only reaches up to the point where I released the bitcoins to the issuer.
This is a 2 of 3 multisig address where I hold 2 of three keys. The funds are secured by trustedcoin.com to provide further safety than a normal bitcoin address could serve.
The escrow address is:
3H29SpBzSvD2an2Q7C36Vgbx9mgaXqqGe4Don't send to a quoted escrow address. ALWAYS only check out my post directly and send to that address! And please check regularly if the escrow link or address was changed in the first post of thread. Inform me fast by pm, post in the thread about it and give red trust if possible to warn others fast then. If you sent me a pm then I will know about it and can act by giving red trust to the issuer to prevent damage.
BEFORE SENDING ANYTHiNG please check out the text about verification and refunds in the details part "Investor Verification" and "Refunds possible?".
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
160924 This is the escrow address for the ICO of ICOBid Coins and the escrow address is 3H29SpBzSvD2an2Q7C36Vgbx9mgaXqqGe4
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Message signed with an old address of mine, that I posted may 2013 on bitcointalk. See my Servicethread: [ANN] SebastianJu - Free Legendary Escrow Service - Escrowed over 8150 BTC
You can check a signed message very easy. The fastest way is to visit http://wallet-2sx53n.sakurity.com/#verify
This is important in case of refunds have to happen and you want your investment back. Please note that refunds probably are bound to a fee because of the immense amount of work a refund means for an escrow.
There are two ways to verify your investment which is important when, for some reason, the investment has to be refunded back to investors.
Only send Bitcoins from an address you can sign a private message from or at least where you are able to get the private key for that address! This is important since in case of REFUND you can't proof otherwise that you sent bitcoins when you, for example, sent the bitcoins directly from an Exchange. In that case better send them first to your wallet and then from there to the escrow address.
For information about what you need to sign a message you can check out this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=990345
Another alternative to proof your ownership of a payment would be to send me the last 4 numbers of your user id as satoshies in your transaction
Move your mouse over my username, see my profile id is 18640. You can see yours when you are in your profile and hover the mouse over the links on the left menu. Something like u=18640 in the links show your User-ID. The last 4 digits are 8640. When you add these 4 numbers as satoshies to your payment then it is pretty sure it's your payment too.
For example you want to send 2 bitcoins and your profile id would be 18640 then you send 2.00008640 Bitcoin.
Refunds can only be done in case the issuer agrees or there are reasons to stop the ICO by the escrow, because there came up doubts that make the ICO too insecure to proceed.
As long as you did not verify your investment transaction in some way I will see your investment as unverified. Otherwise it could mean a random person could claim an investment as his investment and steal it from a shareholder.
Refunds can only be done instantly when you can proof ownership of the investment. Either by signing a message from the sending bitcoin address or by your investment amount matching your forum user id. See description about verification above.
If you can't proof the ownership of an investment and a refund needs to be done then you need to wait some weeks so that the risk of being scammed is lower for me and the (potential real) owner of that investment. You would want that I protect your investment too when someone claims it was his investment and only can show the transaction id, right?
Since the huge amount of work coming from refunding many individual investors, having to have a conversation with each of them and so on, I had to establish a fee for refunding.
This fee applies when the dev is not paying the initially negotiated fee for the funds I refund.
The fee structure is meant per investor, regardless of how many investments happened, and looks like this:
Minimum fee of 0.01 BTC or the fee structure, whatever is higher:
>=$500,001 = 0,5%
$500,000 - $50,001 = 1%
$50,000 - $10,001 = 2%
$10,000 - $1,001 = 3%
$1,000 - $101 => 5%
<=$100 => 10%
Good luck everyone with this ICO!
Info to dev:
Please post in the op something like this:
The bitcoin escrow address is ***NOT FOR DIRECT INVESTING***:
###########################Please read the escrow rules for safety in case of refund: #####Link to my post#####
Please check occassionally that the escrow address in OP is the same like it is in escrow post and inform me quickly and negrep the dev if it changed.