Even impossible says "I’m Possible"! Many would have said that a publicly listed company cannot have an ICO, yet NAGA is doing it with NAGA ICO, even making to our top 11 promising coins list. So, I’ve decided to talk to NAGA’s very own Yasin Qureshi and Benjamin Bilski. My aim is just to touch base on NAGA coin forecast and projections before you can trade NGC on HitBTC.
14 December, Cryptocurrency news– NAGA ICO is not just about a token sale, it is about adding value. As a crypto sceptic, I only look into what issue every new blockchain project solve. Only if I see direct blockchain application and a strong team, then I would invest a dollar or two. But, what about NAGA ICO? How do they aim to connect Virtual Goods ecosystem to financial markets and Cryptocurrency world? I’ve decided to talk to their founding team.
Interview with Yasin Qureshi and Benjamin Bilski
- JM: Yasin, you come from banking background, yet, as a part of NAGA ICO pitch you say: “Investments and trading are ruled and governed by greedy banks and corporations that control access, operate non-transparently and always take a cut of your money”. So, what do you want to achieve as Yasin Qureshi via NAGA ICO?
"We have reached a historic peak of centralization. Decisions in large institutions and organizations are domineered by politics - it is primarily about “who you know” and not “what you know” (forget about “what you do or innovate”).
Innovation is being suffocated whilst producing unnecessary and costly overheads (without any benefits for the user) and obsessing about “administering yourself”. I have experienced this first hand - it is the reason why I quit banking (the bank that I have literally built from scratch for almost 20 years).
NAGA wants to achieve decentralization and aims to build a bridge between the financial markets, the crypto-currency space and virtual goods to open trading and investing to almost everyone.
NAGA focuses on the user. We believe in autonomy and libertarianism. NAGA believes in access for everyone. NAGA is aiming to provide the users with incredible benefits."
- JM: Looking at your recent IPO results, it seems like, NAGA Group did not really need the cash. Why did you decide to go for an ICO?
"We will use the capital raised in the token sale primarily to grow the token economy; to make sure the number of users and hence the demand for the tokens as well as the token price grows.
This requires ongoing investments in marketing. We focus on the token economy and its growth – which requires consistent scaling - and scaling requires capital.
We are not using the funds to start a blockchain but the token economy. To grow an existing, audited business – with a proof of concept - and make it migrate to the blockchain world. This requires funding. Every business requires marketing to grow, and this is especially true for an entire economy.
In other words: the value of a company or economy increases in relation to the amount of funds raised.
If you are funding a business, YOU also determine the value of the crypto-economy.
All parameters and percentages remain in proportion – regardless of the amount of money that has been raised.
This illustration represents the common understanding of the dynamics of any economy."
Why does Roger Ver support NAGA ICO?
- JM: Our CEO, Yagub Rahimov has a principle of analyzing who supports an ICO, I see you have Roger Ver as one of your core advisors. Why does Roger Ver support NAGA ICO?
"Roger Ver has a very libertarian mindset. This is in line with our core mission.
Furthermore, the NAGA ICO is different to most ICOs that have ever been performed in terms of substance, traction, backing and transparency. On top Roger has contributed a lot to the crypto-community. He was one of the first believers and significant investor to numerous companies who are essential for the entire ecosystem."
NAGA coin forecast and projections
- JM: What is your NAGA coin forecast and projection? How do you see NAGA Coin usage from true tokenomics perspective?
"The NAGA coin has various use cases of which the first ones will go live in January, way ahead of our roadmap.
After the successful launch of cryptocurrency CFDs, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin, within SwipeStox we are now taking it to the next level. We are allowing all users to use cryptocurrencies as collateral via a real-time calculation to fund their SwipeStox trading accounts. We’ve seen a huge demand to allow crypto-investors to use their tokens in order to participate in trading the global markets. After the release of NGC tokens by the Naga Development Association Ltd., it was a logical step for us to accept the NAGA Coin as unit of account within our financial ecosystem. Our new mission at SwipeStox and NAGA is not only to facilitate the trading of cryptocurrency with cryptocurrency, but to also establish the world’s leading social trading app for crypto-investors.
With adding virtual goods via the integration of our platform Switex – a joint venture with the German Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse AG) as well as with introducing i.e. the NAGA Debit card NAGA will provide users with a truly diversified portfolio of use cases and unique benefits. We are confident that this portfolio as well as its benefits will lead to a sustainable and growing token economy.
Funding trading accounts with cryptocurrencies will be available on the SwipeStox iOS, Android and Web applications from 19.12.2017. The support of NGC as a unit of account and investment currency is planned for January 2018. This is 4 months earlier than what we originally planned."
My NAGA ICO prediction
Our discussion with the NAGA team has been quite amazing. Their enthusiasm and ambition is rather outstanding.
I've also talked to a few cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts asking about their NAGA ICO prediction. Everyone I've talked to was thrilled about the NAGA Coin Tokenomics. If the NAGA team is indeed able to create the necessary ecosystem to utilize NAGA coin (NGC) in Financial and Virtual goods market, we should see the NAGA Coin price appreciate in value.
I also understand that, we cannot compare NGC to BTC or ETH. However, the NAGA coin has a scalable application. That is why my NAGA coin price prediction for long term is positive. We can expect to have much larger price appreciation if Swipestox is able to utilize 50% of their transactions in NGC.
NAGA Coin Exchange
NAGA team is currently negotiating with a few Crytpo exchanges at the moment. Meanwhile, NAGA Coin exchange will be possible on the 22nd of December at 12 noon on HitBTC trading platform.
If the NAGA team is able to make a deal with a few of the big Crypto exchanges it will also have an impact on NGC price as well.
For now, you can make sure to open yourself a HitBTC trading account. Exchange starts on December 22nd at 12 noon CET. Over to you!