Presearch is a decentralized search engine, 
powered by the community.

Presearch Crowdsale Will Begin July 25 2017 @ 10am EST

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WHAT IS PRESEARCH?

Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with DSTs (Decentralized Search Tokens) for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open and community-driven search engine is a necessity.

Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers - web workers - and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform that will utilize a blockchain-based index, curated by the community.

Decentralized Search

  • Open and transparent ranking factors enable content creators to access a level playing field, and users the choice of which data sources to utilize
  • Community-driven decision-making process ensures that everyone’s interests are aligned, and the best content is surfaced and displayed
  • Ability to vote on and fund dev projects provides ability to influence and improve the platform, and earn tokens for contributing

Token Ecosystem

  • Tokens can be purchased during the Presearch Decentralized Search Token (DST) crowdsale
  • Tokens will be issued to early adopters to reward usage and promotion of the platform
  • Token-holders will be able to vote on decisions, suggest / fund dev projects
  • Devs will receive tokens for contributing to features / projects
  • Advertisers will be able to purchase targeted, non-intrusive, keyword sponsorships with DSTs

Together, we can provide Internet users with an alternative to the search hegemony that dictates where most of us learn, engage and spend our valuable attention and resources.

TOKEN DETAILS

  • Maximum cap on crowdsale: 500,000,000 DSTs
  • Total token supply: 1 billion (1,000,000,000) DSTs
    • 5% sold in pre-sale
    • 20% sold to early adopters
    • 30% for future public sale
    • 30% allocated for distribution to reward usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform
    • 15% retained by the dev, marketing and community teams
  • Standard: Ethereum ERC20 token
  • Purchase methods accepted: BTC and ETH

TIMELINE

June 9th
Pre-announcement
July 25th
Early adopter sale begins
August 25th
Early adopter sale ends
September
Issuance of tokens

OUR TEAM

Colin Pape

Project Lead

Colin is a serial entrepreneur who founded the community commerce network, ShopCity.com. In 2011, Colin found himself mired in a battle with Google and realized that the world desperately needs a transparent and open search engine.

Rob Calvert

Technical Lead

Rob has more than 20 years experience in application development, network security and project management. Prior to joining ShopCity.com, Rob worked in a C-level position for a big three accounting firm in the Caribbean.

Nolan Dubeau

Product Development Lead

Nolan’s career as a web dev saw him work with CRYPTOCard, Mercedes-Benz and the Ontario Securities Commission, leading to positions as Creative Director, Interactive at XM Radio and VP Engineering at Guardly, a VC-backed tech company.

David Keefe

Lead Frontend Developer

David joined the ShopCity.com team in 2012 as part of the content department and has worked his way up to become a senior developer. David is largely responsible for frontend development and customer-facing product improvements.

Corey Piitz

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Corey has been programming for more than 25 years, working at vertical marketplace Labx.com, instructing college-level programming courses and serving as lead fullstack engineer for ShopCity.com.

Jim Terry

Blockchain Researcher

Prentice Chang

Blockchain Researcher

Thomas LeClair

Marketer

Sherry Cooper

Community Builder

Megan Wojtowych

Graphic Designer

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