SAPPHIRECOIN CHAIRMAN OF BOARD,
MR. MATTI VILOLA
SAPPHIRECOIN MEDIA TEAM INTERVIEWED CHAIRMAN OF BOARD DURING THE FIRST LOTTERY WINNER AWARDS:
PLEASE TELL YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SAPPHIRE COIN PROJECT
I am the acting Chairman of the board of the Sapphire and the Chief Auditor from the PayApi Escrow company. I am calling myself as “the police of the project” and my role is to ensure that both the investors and token buyers’ rights and benefits are taken into account as well as making sure that set milestones are achieved. I represent the Advisor Board and have also been nominated as a Chairman of the Board to have the direct control to company operations, financials and development.
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TEAM
I’ve been working full-time in ICT industry since 2000, starting first in telecommunications and mobile phone R&D projects and then operating in pure software development companies. I’ve been leading projects from up to 250 engineers (mobile product programs) to tiny one-man prototyping cases. Last 10 years I’ve been focusing on cloud solutions and mobile applications and recently on FinTech areas with the PayApi secure payments platform, including work with cryptocurrencies. It is a fascinating business combining both extreme security and complying with payments card industry certifications along with modern new technologies and taking into account cryptocurrencies impact to nowadays business and personal life. Absolutely fascinating.
As a PayApi Escrow service company we provide support for running the project and operations from fine technical bits and pieces all the way to the company management and financials control. I see that the Sapphire team is very skilled and they have good background on developing the token, the token infrastructure and the related game development. Very dynamic and skilful team with good experience and connections to pull this together… which is extremely important! It is not only about the technical development work but instead ability to learn and adapt to the daily-changing environment in the crypto-world and online gaming.
PLEASE DESCRIBE SAPPHIRE COIN IN A AWAY THAT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT THE PROJECT
Sapphire Coin is the exclusive currency for the unique skill-based gambling game with world’s biggest jackpot for its kind. Sapphire is the currency of the winners. You use it, you win… Imagine if you would become a millionaire with just a one click. This is the concept. This is the product and the currency. I play, I win and I want you to be part of this journey as well.
WHY SAPPHIRE COIN IS HAVING AN ICO?
Sapphire Coin is having an Initial Coin Offering, or ICO like we call them, to gain early investors and use the funding for the development of the token infrastructure and the ClickJackpot game along with potential variants in the roadmap. The ICO provides means for the company to develop, market and operate the ClickJackpot as well as Sapphire related extra services. But in addition, the ICO is an excellent opportunity to generate traction to the game and get players that have already a good amount of coins to play the game against other players online or against their friends. It is an opportunity to support the project and to be one of the first ones to play the game once it is ready.
HOW WILL THE NEW TOKENS BE USED? WILL INVESTORS BE ABLE TO PROFIT FROM THEM?
Tokens can be used the game to play against other players, anytime, anywhere. The Sapphire Coin is the exclusive currency used in the game. You cannot play the game with any other currency when the game will be launched. Of course, the token is standard ERC20 based token in the Ethereum platform, so it will be also exchangeable among other token owners and will be also made available in selected digital exchanges for free buy&sell with the market price.
Will investors be able to profit from them? Well… I cannot answer that. Because I do not know the answer. The Sapphire Coin nominal price is set as 1 SPH is 1 EUR. This is the price of Sapphire when the game will be ready and has been published. In the Pre-ICO and in the ICO, you can buy these coins with very good discount… If you buy with 35c, can you sell it with 120c in the Fall? I do not know that… However, the team is working hard to make things ready as planned and that also includes a big contribution to marketing and business development and the aim is to create a market demand which would then hopefully impact positively to the Sapphire Coin market price also. But of course, I do not know what is going to happen then. The only thing I know is that my job is to make things happen as planned and that the milestones will be achieved accordingly.
PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SAPPHIRE COIN BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES?
Sapphire Coin, as far as I remember, got it’s name based on the meaning of Sapphire. Sapphire is a gemstone that people use as a jewellery and it is said to be the stone of wisdom and royalty. This is where the Sapphire’s icon and colour also is coming from. Did you know that the Sapphire logo is actually a representation of one of the real popular Sapphire crystal structure… Which was good as it also looks similar to Ethereum, the platform on top of the Sapphire Coin is being used. The experience with cryptocurrencies both for me and the team is less than 2 years old in practice. Only last 12-18 months I have been investing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin etc. typical Top-25 coins and it’s been a very hectic and interesting times. With our PayApi platform, we have been doing cryptocurrency payments routing since early 2017 which gave the Sapphire team a good boost to start the project and utilize our ready-made backend for managing payments and user wallets.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START OR JOIN THIS PROJECT?
This is easy. The project is fantastic! I like the unique idea of the game and look forward on seeing the future development of Sapphire Coin also. There is no similar game out in the market and it is thrilling. It is very nice to be part of this project and we are prepared to support the Sapphire company as long as needed and to help also in future development much further than the current project in 2018.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS SAPPHIRE COIN PLANS ON LAUNCHING?
Sapphire Coin project and ICO value-added promise the release and launch of the Sapphire Coin token for worldwide use and free exchange in addition to the unique skill-based gambling game, ClickJackpot. The Sapphire Coin is the currency of the winners. It is a token that can be used in many different online games, gambling, betting and mobile games. The ClickJackpot is the first gambling game out of the Click* series and Sapphire Lottery will be executed as part of the gaming platform and Sapphire wallet during this year in various occasions.
IS THERE A PLANNED ROADMAP FOR THESE PRODUCTS?
Yes. The final schedule is going to be fixed within these days, which will then provide the schedule for the SapphireCoin – ClickJackpot project. The target is to release both token and the game this summer, say June-July 2018 plus minus… The roadmap goes on with group playing variant of ClickJackpot as well as some interesting new ways of playing using wearable technologies later this year. For the Sapphire, there is plan for further expanding the Sapphire Coin usage possibilities with partnerships and licensing, as well as own Sapphire Debit Card for all winners. This kind of things are on the roadmap but nevertheless, our focus is now on delivering the project after we can deliver more. The better the ICO, the better the results and faster the team can also deliver any extra stuff.
ARE THERE ANY MAJOR PARTNERSHIPS FORMED OR LINED UP?
We are discussing and negotiating partnerships both in regards to the Sapphire Coin and regards to the ClickJackpot game. But we cannot disclose any details at this point. We will inform and provide news once there is something to tell.
THOUGHTS ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES FUTURE?
Year 2017 was awesome. General audience started to recognize cryptocurrencies and media started to provide Bitcoin, blockchain or other cryptocurrency news from time-to-time, both in negative and in positive form… I believe year 2018 will be even bigger change to the financial ecosystem as we only now start to see the potential use cases for using the cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, smart contracts and different variations. More ICOs are coming, more coins are published and more services and products are starting to accept and utilize cryptocurrencies as ways of payment. The cryptocurrency is part of the future if not the future.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU LIKE TO ADD OR CONCLUDE WITH?
Sapphire Coin is the currency of the winners. It’s an exceptional project and I am happy to be part of it. We at PayApi Escrow aim to see much of potential in this token and look forward to start playing the ClickJackpot game against our friends. We can’t wait it to be ready… But until we get there we need to complete ICO and the development, marketing and financial operations successfully and to protect both the investors’, future players, and company’s interests with strict control and systematic execution.
I welcome all existing and all new investors onboard with us. Welcome to the winners’ team.
SAPPHIRECOIN – CURRENCY OF THE WINNERS