A next generation intelligence and content ecosystem for China markets

Red Pulse Token (RPX) Sale

The RPX crowdsale is scheduled to start on September 10, 2017
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Sharing Economy for Research

China’s economy is already the 2nd largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and 1st in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). However, as a market for investment and industry participation, it remains incredibly difficult to understand. This disconnect presents a huge opportunity to platforms and services that can bridge this informational gap. The problem is made all the more challenging to solve by several critical circumstances.

Research Content Ecosystem

The research content ecosystem as it exists today is broken. The economics of the research business has become dominated by a few key players in content production (sell-side research) and content distribution (major financial terminals). Smaller and independent research producers lose, as do all financial institutions, large and small, that are forced into the “all-you-can-eat” pricing model.

Accuracy and Transparency

While sources of information on China’s financial markets and industries abound, information accuracy and transparency are ongoing problems. A common theme is for China market pundits and reputable news sources to report on a market rumor in the morning, only to have it be denied in the afternoon. It’s difficult to know who and what to trust, amongst all the noise.

Information Overload

As China has leapfrogged ahead into becoming one of the most mobile- and Internet-connected societies in the world, market information has now not only become ubiquitous, but well in excess of what an average analyst can humanly process. This information overload phenomenon, while not unique to China, has made the job of analysts all the more difficult.

Red Pulse solves these issues by creating a groundbreaking research content platform that simplifies incentives and directly compensates research producers for their valuable insights, while ensuring research consumers can access the research that is most relevant to them. Our RPX token is the underlying currency used to facilitate this ecosystem, and provides token holders with direct participation in the rise of China.

Scaling the Research Process

Red Pulse will introduce a token, RPX, that will power a brand new content production, distribution, and consumption platform focused initially on China’s capital markets. Our vision is to create a direct-incentivization ecosystem facilitated by the RPX token, creating a global community of colleagues.

At the same time, Red Pulse maintains quality by providing editorial oversight of the platform structure, administering a fair and transparent incentivization system, and vetting and approving select research producers as expert-level contributors. RPX helps research consumers and producers be aligned with the increasing demand for China market insights, and thus benefitting from the rise of China’s economy.

Research Process

Red Pulse Current Platform

The current Red Pulse platform was launched in 2015 and is already being utilised
by leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 corporations.

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Aggregation

Automated and manual collection of China market news and company specific developments.

Curation

Analysts cull information, moderate biased viewpoints, and highlight developments that lead to actionable decisions.

Analysis

Information is methodically assessed for relevancy, and further research and analysis is conducted to explain impact on markets, companies, and end investors.

Client-only web portal

Private portal redpulse.com provides real-time feed and access to 4+ years of archived and tagged research.

Mobile app

iOS App for iPad and iPhone with real-time push notifications based on company, sectors and topics.

Financial Terminals

Research entitlements on Bloomberg terminals, Thomson Reuters Eikon, S&P Capital IQ and FactSet.

Why Cryptocurrency?

Frictional Costs

Minimize frictional costs from transaction fees across multiple intermediaries.

System of Record

Create a publicly-verifiable system of record for fair compensation of content.

Cold Start Problem

Solve “cold start” problem: Incentivize both research analysts and consumers to participate.

Why Our Own RPX Token?

Building a Community

Establishing RPX allows us to create a common platform and value system to rally a community around.

Payment Scaling Issues

RPX can be held on the Red Pulse platform as a running tab, to avoid excessive transaction fees from frequent micropayments.

Managing the Monetary Supply

Red Pulse manages the supply and distribution of RPX to ensure fair and transparent compensation for quality research.

Platform Development Roadmap

Progress to Date 2Q15 – 2Q17:

  • Launched web-based real-time China financial research platform
  • 50 institutional clients including global asset managers and top investment banks
  • China markets newsletter has 50,000+ subscribers
  • Website improvements: improved UI, SOLR-based faceted search of tags, create and save customizable content feeds
  • iOS mobile app: bilingual English/Chinese content, content sharing, and improved search
  • Partnership and integration with Bloomberg, Thompson Reuters, S&P Capital IQ, and FactSet financial terminals
  • Prototype of machine learning-based market event data collection, classification, and transformation platform

3Q17:

  • Selected for Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific
  • RPX token whitepaper release
  • RPX token sale and distribution

4Q17:

  • Begin development of Python / Django platform to replace existing platform
  • Continue improving upon machine learning-based data classification and transformation process
  • Create research report standard templates + publishing toolkit
  • Develop and launch Android version of mobile app
  • Create working group of in-house blockchain developers and NEO community developers
  • Hire key staff:
    • Blockchain / crypto developers
    • Python / Django web developers
    • Data scientists and Chinese NLP specialists
    • Front-end developers
    • Mobile app developer
    • DevOps
    • Research and editorial staff
    • Sales and marketing staff

1Q18:

  • Launch new Python / Django platform
  • Synchronization of customizable research / insight feeds across web platform, mobile apps, terminals, and email newsletters
  • WeChat mini-app development
  • Begin integrating RPX tokens as monetization mechanism via NEO blockchain and NeoContract
  • Begin development of Cloud Event data feed, built on key words and topics generated from our machine learning and NLP algorithms
  • Revamp mobile apps (iOS and Android) harmonized with new platform
  • Launch client API for existing platform content and data as premium service

2Q18:

  • RPX-based platform beta test
  • Cloud Event data feed beta test integration
  • Market data feed integration
  • Alternative data partnerships and integration
  • Partnerships and integration with financial advisors, asset managers, brokerages, and their respective online / mobile apps

3Q and 4Q18:

  • Launch of new RPX-based open research platform
  • Full integration of Cloud Event data feed
  • Begin development of AI-based Intelligent Assistant for premium customers
  • Research coverage expansion to Asia-Pacific
  • Stock watchlists and multiple portfolio tracking features along with “followable” portfolios
  • Begin development of B2B market & business intelligence engine for custom analysis and insights

2019:

  • Open-source RPX token based blockchain to allow other affiliate financial services and platforms to integrate with Red Pulse platform
  • Research coverage expansion to North America and other remaining markets
  • Launch industry conferences in key financial hub cities (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Frankfurt, London, New York)
  • Launch B2B customizable market intelligence engine for institutional clients
  • Expand upon AI-based insight and analysis tools, using historical user activity data amassed from our client base as training set
  • Partner with universities and other educational institutions to foster financial and investment literacy within the markets that we are active in
  • Partner with blockchain-based identity security platforms to ensure privacy and control of private, semi-private, and public information on Red Pulse platform
  • Create separate non-profit foundation with the main objective of fostering innovation in research and information analysis community
  • Begin development of AI-based Intelligent Assistant to help identify, save, retrieve, assess and analyze relevant public information for users
The roadmap above can and likely will change, especially as market conditions fluctuate and the competitive landscape shifts, along with user demand changes. The roadmap is intended as an outline for how Red Pulse intends to continue extending and expanding the platform to achieve the overarching goal of solving the common problem of Information Overload.

ICO Timeline

July 19
ICO Announcement
July 19
Whitepaper Release
August 15
Presale Start
September 10
Crowdsale Start
September 24
Crowdsale End
TBA
Token Distribution
TBA
Exchange Trading

ICO Period:

2017/09/10 (0900EDT/1300GMT/2100CST) to 2017/09/24 (0900EDT/1300GMT/2100CST)

Accepted form of payment:

NEO tokens only

RPX/NEO Exchange rate:

1,000 RPX : 1 NEO

Target Raise Amount (US$):

US$15,000,000

Target Raise Amount (NEO):

US$15,000,000 / (USD/NEO rate) [1]

Total RPX token circulation at end of ICO:

Depends on the USD/NEO rate 1 hour before ICO, and the amount raised in NEO at each bonus stage (see below).

ICO Bonus structure:

1st day: 30%
Days 2 – 3: 20%
Days 4 – 7: 10%
Days 8 – 14: No bonus
[1]: Defined 1 hour before the start of ICO. E.g. if USD/NEO = 50, then Target Raise Amount (NEO) = US$15,000,000 / 50 = 300,000 NEO tokens. The pre-sale tokens will be included in this NEO token count. I.e., if 60,000 NEO tokens were raised in pre-sale, then 240,000 NEO tokens remain to be raised during ICO.

Pre-sale

Please visit https://coin.red-pulse.com/form to fill out our pre-sale form to be entered into the lottery. The form will be open from August 15, 2017 until August 22, 2017 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST).

 

The form will be closed at that point, and we will use the information you submitted to verify that your information is valid and that you did not submit multiple entries. 100 people will be chosen at random, after which we will send further instructions to those accepted into the pre-sale. Please note that during the pre-sale token submission period of August 23 to September 3 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST), we will only be accepting contributions of approximately US$ 10,000 worth of NEO, with the USD/NEO rate determined and communicated 1 hour before the contribution period begins. For those wanting to contribute more or less, please wait until the public ICO.

 

Pre-Sale Details:

 

Maximum number of participants accepted: 100, via lottery
Lottery submissions per person allowed: 1 (to be confirmed via valid social media profile, multiple submissions will be invalidated)
Target Raise Amount (US$) during pre-sale: $1,000,000
Individual contribution amount per pre-sale participant: ~$10,000 in NEO (USD/NEO rate will be calculated at the start of the pre-sale contribution period and communicated to those accepted via email)
Pre-Sale ICO Bonus: 40%
Pre-Sale RPX/NEO exchange rate: (1,000 RPX : 1 NEO) + 40% bonus –> 1,400 RPX : 1 NEO
Pre-sale lottery submission period: August 15, 2017 until August 22, 2017 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST)
Pre-sale NEO contribution period: August 23, 2017 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST) to September 3, 2017 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST)
NEO contribution wallet ID: To be communicated to winners on August 23, 2017, before the start of the pre-sale NEO contribution period

RPX Tokens Distribution

40% Crowdsale with funds allocated to the company
40% Reserve tokens held by company
15% Company shareholders (excluding employees)
5% Company employees
Employee allocation of RPX will have a vesting period of 12 months, 25% vesting each quarter, with a 6 month cliff. Allocation will be proportional to the tenure of each employee by the date of ICO.

Projected Use of Company Funds

40% R&D and platform development: blockchain, web and software developers, machine learning & NLP experts
20% Research and editorial staff
20% Marketing & sales staff, travel expenses
10% Operational expenses: admin / HR / other staff, rent, utilities
10% Legal and accounting expenses

Our Team and Advisors

Jonathan Ha, CFA
Founder, CEO
  • 12 years experience in consulting and financial services
  • Computer Engineering, economics, business education
  • 2015 – Present: Red Pulse, CEO
  • 2010 – 2015: Z-Ben Advisors, Head of Consulting
  • 2008: LG Electronics, Global Marketing MBA Program
  • 2003 – 2007: Management consulting in finance sector with AMS, IBM, EMC
  • 2009: MBA, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Strategy & Marketing
  • 2003: BSE, Computer and Telecom Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • CFA Charterholder
Stanley Chao, CFA, CAIA
Co-founder, Head of Data Science
  • 11 years experience in investment management and financial services
  • Quant background with applied math and computer science education
  • 2015 – Present: Red Pulse, Co-founder, Head of Data Science
  • 2013 – 2015: Racing Capital, Quant Trader, Derivatives – Options & Futures
  • 2012 – 2013: Golden Crops, Financial Analyst
  • 2009 – 2011 ATA Funds Management, President
  • 2004 – 2008: Pacific West Securities, Due Diligence Analyst
  • 2012: Computational Finance Certificate, University of Washington
  • 2002: Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences, University of Washington
  • CFA, CAIA Charterholder
Peter Alexander
Co-founder, Non-executive Chairman
  • 20+ years experience in China financial markets and research
  • 2015 – Present: Red Pulse, Chairman
  • 2004 – Present: Z-Ben Advisors, Founder / Managing Director
  • 2001 – 2004: Prudential Financial (Shanghai), China Chief Representative
  • 1997 – 2001: Nationwide Bank (Shanghai), China Chief Representative
  • 1995 – 1997: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Lecturer
  • 1990 – 1995: Brudage Story and Rose (NYC), Emerging Markets Analyst
  • 2002: MBA, Rutgers University (Shanghai)
  • 1992: International Finance Degree, University of Connecticut
Dr. Jiming Ha
Company Advisor
Tanfeng Cheng
Company Advisor
Richard Wang
Company Advisor
Mark Kuo
Company Advisor & Legal Counsel
Hongfei Da
Company Advisor
Tony Tao
Company Advisor
Sombat Southivorarat
Blockchain & Crypto Advisor
JC Xu
Blockchain & Crypto Advisor
Kenneth Hsia
Blockchain & Crypto Advisor

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