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Executive Summary

Sapphire Coin is the exclusive currency for a skill-based gambling game with the world’s biggest jackpot for it’s kind. The Sapphire enables people to win some of the highest prices in the history and use their tokens worldwide. Once published, you can buy & sell them freely on the selected digital exchanges.

The Sapphire Coin (SPH) is built on top of the validated Ethereum platform and based on the verified ERC20 standard. The token sales is executed as Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and the token supply is fixed to a total of 1Bn (1000 Millions) tokens.

The Sapphire Coin is used as a currency in the unique and gamified skill-based gambling game called ClickJackpot – One Click Millionaire game. The game will provide an industry-record return percentage of close to 100%. The minimum target of 98% return percentage (payout rate) has been set.

The game is more accessible to casual players than Poker is: easier to play, always available without time constraints, fun and engaging, and very much rewarding with a higher grand price than that of any existing grand lotteries, such as EuroJackpot or EuroMillions that are pure random-number-generator (RNG) lotteries. The multi-step rewards program allow players to win instant prizes with every single play session along the way to the grand jackpot.

The Initial Coin Offering is arranged to seek for early investors and players to help in the funding of the development tasks, implementation, and for the marketing activities of the gaming platform and the cryptocurrency token. The nominal value of the token is set to 1.00€/token.

Additional bonuses are provided through referral program and early investor bonuses. Using the referral code upon purchasing, both parties get +30% of extra tokens. Additional early investor bonus has been provided during the pre-sales phase and on sales-campaign basis.

The players buy tokens to play the game. The game is played with a single click using various visual information and game statistics to increase their probability of the win. The game can only be played with the Sapphire Coin, which is available for the purchase through the ICO. To protect coin investors and token sales, an agreement with a 3rd party secure financials company (PayApi Escrow) has been established.

Sapphire is the exclusive currency for the skill-based gambling game with the world’s biggest jackpot of it’s kind. The ICO provides the crowdfunding of the game and the token.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary 2

Introduction 4

Background 5 Problem – Solution 5 Opportunity 6 Company 7

What is Sapphire Coin? 7

Vision 8 Why Blockchain? 8 Future 9

What is ClickJackpot? 10

Vision 11 Unique Gamified Skill-Based Game 12 Technical Architecture 13 Future 16

Project Timeline 17

Security and Personal Data 18

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) 20

Phases 20 Token Prices 20 Referral Program 21 Early Investor Bonus (in Pre-Sales phase) 21 Token Distribution 22 ICO Timeline 23 Payment Methods 24 Investor Lottery – Win Before The Game Is Ready 25

Funds Allocation

Escrow

Escrow Process
Sapphire Coin Milestones Milestone Assessment

Team

Appendices

Appendix 1 – Glossary
Appendix 2 – Contact Information

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Introduction

Sapphire is the exclusive currency for a skill-based gambling game with the world’s biggest jackpot for it’s kind. This is our value-add promise for the investors and for the community.

Our aim is to implement a digital currency, a token and cryptocurrency, that can be used widely in various games and other applications. Our vision is to make Sapphire Coin the currency of gamers, gamblers and active Internet users: Sapphire Coin is the currency of the winners.

The Sapphire enables people to win some of the highest prices in the history. In addition, based on the unique game multi-step rewards program and industry-record return percentage (payout rate), the players can win instant prizes with every single game sessions along the way to the grand jackpot of up to 100 million Sapphire Coins. The winnings are transferred into your Sapphire Coin wallet and can be then moved and sold freely on the selected digital currency exchanges (DEX).

The Sapphire Coin (SPH) is built on top of the validated Ethereum platform and is based on the verified ERC20 standard. The token standard has been selected in basis of the various alternative coins released and benchmarked against similar cryptocurrencies.

The token sales is executed as Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and the total token supply is fixed to the 1Bn (1000 Million) tokens.

The unique and gamified skill-based gambling game is called ClickJackpot – One Click Millionaire game. The game is more accessible to casual players than Poker is. It is easier to play, it is always available without time constraints, fun and engaging, and very much rewarding with a higher grand price than that of any existing grand lotteries, such as EuroJackpot or EuroMillions that are pure random-number-generator (RNG) lotteries. The game can be played with multiple devices at any time with a possibility to win in every single playing round. The typical playing round lasts only a few tens of seconds, less than a minute.

In order to play, the players buy Sapphire Coin to play the game. This is the exclusive currency for the game.

The game is played with a single click using various visual information and game statistics to increase the probability of the win. By using the information, you can be smarter, faster and better than other players worldwide. To play, you need a desktop computer or a mobile device and a working internet connection.

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The game can only be played with the Sapphire Coin, which is available for the purchase through the pre-sales and ICO phases. To protect coin investors and token sales, an agreement with a 3rd party secure financials company ( PayApi Escrow Ltd) has been established. The Escrow company will coordinate and monitor the token sales, audit processes, control the implementation and execution, and hold the funds until required milestones have been reached.

Background

The initial idea was to create a unique gambling game, which we have been working on since early 2017. The idea was originally raised in 2014 after it was evolved over multiple discussions until we eventually started to work on it more and more. At that point, first half of 2017, we had just created the first plan and implemented the first prototype demo application, and had contacted the first angel investors: these contacts turned out very well and our first investment had been confirmed.

During the summer (2017), our team met a payments solution providers that had expanded their services towards cryptocurrencies and told us about the possibilities of the initialcoinofferingasawayforcrowdfunding:ICOsh adraisedover2Beuroswithinthelast 12 months with over 1300% return on investment for investors1 with even blind-investment strategy at that point-of-time. Obviously, the team was interested.

The Sapphire Coin was founded and project was started.

Problem – Solution

We are addicted gamers and have worked in the mobile gaming industry in the past. We are fascinated on the stories of Rovio and Supercell, some of the most famous mobile game development companies from Finland and look up on them.

We’ve also experienced on some gambling activities and have followed online betting industry for the last 10 years. We realized that one of the last years’ popular online gambling game, Texas Holdem poker, is typically very difficult if not even too difficult for casual players and thus cannot reach their full potential in user growth and popularity.

In addition, we compared the currently active and the most popular traditional lotteries and realized that for active players, they are too slow with only 1 draw per week (typically)

1 Business Insider, October 2017: “No wonder investors are rushing into cryptocurrencies — average ICO returns are 1,320%”

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and also have very poor payout rates, e.g. EuroJackpot has a payout rate of 50%, Finland national lottery has return percentage of 39% and UK national lottery return only 45% of the money back to the users (based Wikipedia). And they are based on random-number-generation with win probabilities being low.

The solution, as we see, is to provide a game which is easy and simple to play and it has the gamified mobile user experience, using the similar characteristics for user engagement and user retention as in the blockbuster mobile games, such as Pokemon Go or Clash of Clans.

The game should be simple to play, to be available at any time, anywhere, and still provide enough data for skillful players to do better than others, allow them to challenge their friends and to increase their probability of the win with skills.

To enable great jackpots, an industry-best payout rates shall be provided along with smart game rewards program: players have to win more than in popular lotteries and world’s highest jackpots for it’s kind.

Opportunity

The online gambling industry, as of today, has a size of over 60-65 Billion USD globally. The estimated size of the market in Europe is about 15 000 Millions of EUR. The growth is estimated to be 10-15% per year. Some characteristics for the market definition is that 70% of all people over 18 years in UK play the national lottery regularly by the UK gambling association’s own study. There are players everywhere, there gamblers that seek for the winnings and Sapphire is created to address that opportunity.

Our targeted customer segments and market profiles are: lottery/lotto players, Poker/Texas Holdem players, online casinos, and casino games, such as slots and blackjack games. In addition, our platform seek for growth over live event betting and gaming as well as e-commerce auctions.

The Sapphire Coin addresses the gaming market, gambling and cryptocurrency markets. The Sapphire Coin is the currency of the winners and for the winners. It is the exclusive currency for the unique skill-based gambling game with world’s highest jackpot for it’s kind.

Company

The Sapphire Coin token is developed and released by the Sapphire Company, registered Limited Liability Company in Estonia. The company is 100% owned subsidiary of ClickTeam investment and technology company. The development project is supervised and audited

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by the PayApi Escrow company, holding full control in Sapphire project operations and financials with appointed Chairman of the Board of Sapphire.

What is Sapphire Coin?

The Sapphire Coin will be published as a new cryptocurrency token for global use and it will be distributed into several selected digital exchanges. The Sapphire Coin is the exclusive currency to be used in the unique and gamified skill-based gambling game.

The Sapphire Coin (SPH) is built on top of the validated Ethereum platform and is based on the verified ERC20 standard. The token standard has been selected in basis of the various alternative coins released during 2017 and the coin contents have been benchmarked against similar cryptocurrencies. The token source code will be released once the token will be made publicly available.

The token is distributed and token sale is executed as Initial Coin Offering (ICO) with advance purchase possibilities during Pre-sales and Pre-ICO phases. The total token supply is fixed to the 1Bn (1000 Million) tokens. The nominal value of the token is set to 1.00€/token.

The purpose of the Initial Coin Offering is to seek for early investors and players to help in the funding of the development tasks, project implementation, and for the marketing activities of the gaming platform and the token. The ICO is used as a means of modern crowdfunding for the company and for the project.

During the early sales and ICO, the investors have the opportunity to purchase tokens with discounted price. Additional bonuses are provided through the referral program and the early investor bonuses. Using the referral code upon purchasing, both parties, referrer and buyer, will get +30% of extra tokens. The early investor bonus is provided during the pre-sales phase, which may provide extra token bonus from 5% up to 50% depending on the purchase price.

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Vision

Our vision and aim is to implement a digital currency, a token and cryptocurrency, that can be used widely in various games and other applications. We want to make Sapphire Coin the currency of gamers, gamblers and active Internet users.

The future brings age restrictions and double signature functionality where a custodian needs to approve a minor’s decision to buy something using the Sapphire Coin.

Sapphire Coin is the currency of the winners. The currency for the players. Why Blockchain?

Sapphire Coin is built for transparent and open transactions for the gaming and gambling industries. Storing the transactions, game winnings and jackpot as a blockchain asset provide an enhanced level of security and transparence, increasing the security of the system from fraud and money laundering.

Being stored in the game platform’s wallet ensures efficiency as when transferred into blockchain between wallets, it allows Sapphire Coin owners and players to securely transfer the assets between parties and facilitates easy audit of user accounts, including the person ID verification and authorization practices.

The blockchain allows Sapphire Coin to focus on it’s core, support the gaming and support the gambling, as when being transferred outside the system allows blockchain to cover the digital asset related functionalities such as trading, purchasing and selling of the asset: transparent and still allowing the personal privacy as required by the regulations.

Future

After the project, Sapphire can be used as an exclusive currency of the ClickJackpot game, the unique skill-based gambling game with world’s highest jackpot of it’s kind, and in any of its successor games including friend betting and open challenge variants.

Cryptocurrency for other gambling games and online casino platforms. Our initial pitch to other casino game providers have indicated several positive needs for getting the Sapphire Coin as part of their gaming environment and community. The discussions will continue to

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offer Sapphire Coin as a way for their players to use it in their games for gambling, gaming and for in-game purchases.

Sapphire Debit Card. For easier use of Sapphire winnings from the ClickJackpot game and from the other various games and lotteries, the idea of providing own Sapphire credit card (debit card) has been raised. This would allow investors and players to use their Sapphire anywhere in the world, withdraw money from traditional ATMs and to purchase goods from standard shops with the Sapphire credit card.

Figure. Sapphire Credit Card. The design of the card is not ready, the image is provided for reference only.

Age Restriction and Double Signatures. In the way towards more extended use of Sapphire Coin in several online gambling games and other mobile/web games, the need for age restrictions on gambling and non-suitable content for minors increases. The support for age restrictions is under planning with double signature functionality where a custodian, typically a mother or father, would need to confirm and sign the minor’s decision to buy something normally not available for him/her.

Please note that the future development depends on the successful execution of the current project and is subject for changes based on market changes and decisions of the Sapphire management team. The roadmap will be adapted based on the feedback from the project, market, customers and investors.

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What is ClickJackpot?

PATENT PENDING2 – PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE GAME HAS SEVERAL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PENDING FOR PATENT. NOT ALL DETAILS MAY BE REVEALED IN THIS DOCUMENT.

ClickJackpot game provides a simplified and fun mobile gambling application with gamified user experience. It is easier than Texas Holdem and rewards better than EuroJackpot. You click to play and play to win.

Players play against other players online and just with a click of a button. The user interface is simple and even the kids can play it easily without any learning (please note: this is a gambling game; do not let minors, less than 18 year-old juniors to play the game).

The gambling can be done at any time, on any device, with average playing round lasting less than a minute. For increased rewards, more time is required to play to grow the click-base of the game. The winnings are increasing gradually over time.

Active players are rewarded on daily basis with daily and weekly rewards for active players (user engagement and retention practices).

The players are using the various visual indicators and game statistics, the game metrics, to allow the skill-based gaming: click smarter and better than others, estimate and forecast the next big win. Play at your own pace.

The game platform will provide an industry-record return percentage of close to 100%, which makes it one of the best paying gambling games in the market, allowing players to transparently know what fees are and how much winnings they get from the game. The minimum target is to provide return percentage of 98% over running average.

2 The ClickJackpot game is Patent Pending. The patent has been applied in the United States with prior art for rest of the Americas, Europe and Asia. The pending patent includes minimum of 3 unique technological solutions, claims, that will be used and utilized in the game platform.

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The game is more accessible to casual players than Poker is: it is easier to play, it’s always available without time constraints, it’s fun and engaging. The game is much rewarding with a higher grand price than that of any existing grand lotteries, such as EuroJackpot or EuroMillions that are pure random-number-generator (RNG) lotteries. The multi-step rewards allow players to win instant prizes along the way to the grand jackpot, for example winnings of 50 times the bet with 1/20 odds3 on every single play round.

Vision

Using Sapphire Coin, the ClickJackpot will let people to win some of the highest prices in the history. The grand jackpot is up to 100M (one hundred million) and this jackpot is expected to be delivered on regular basis, of course, depending on the volume of players and their gambling activity.

The multi-step rewards program and industry-record return percentage (payout rate) enables players to win instant prizes in every single game session, while playing more and reaching the bigger winnings all the way to the grand jackpot.

The ClickJackpot provides the world’s biggest jackpot for it’s kind. This is the One Click Millionaire game.

3 Estimated; depends on the player gambling profile and how many opponents are online.

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We make millionaires , one click at a time.

Making addictive gambling easy and accessible by anyone, with or without the application installed on your device, let’s people to play and dream big – clicking is winning, clicking is everything. Just click it.

Unique Gamified Skill-Based Game

The game is played with a single click using various information, statistics and game visualization to increase the probability of the win. The single click gambling is implemented with a simple user interface combined with unique user experience for the players. The game is categorized as controlled skill game.

Players play against other players online and just with a click of a button. The gambling can be done at any time, on any device, with average playing round lasting less than a minute. For increased rewards, more time is required to play. Active players are rewarded regularly. The use of game metrics allow skill-based gaming and playing smarter than others.

The user interface includes following main elements (from top to down):

  • ●  Visual indicators: show game statistics and other information; show who has won and which level prices
  • ●  Number of clicks per 100: a number indicator which is shown for approximately 2,3 seconds after each click. This indicator indicates which click it was out of 100. Every 100th click wins so the player has to try to get the 100th click.
  • ●  Button: a button to click. Click to play.

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The gamified aspects of the game are implemented following the mobile gaming industry best practices and solution. Examples of such solutions include (not all may be available at the first version of the game at a time of publishing):

  • ●  Reward active players and players that play every day. Reward more the players that play every day for several days in a row.
  • ●  Provide special campaigns for playing longer or during special seasons. Allow players to customize and buy themes/skins for their user interface based on their favorite sports, music or travel locations.
  • ●  Provide extra prizes and rewards throughout the whole game lifecycle. No need to hit the 100th click. A pure random click can win a special price, product or voucher to a service.
  • ●  Keep user informed about the latest winners: in the app and outside the app.
  • ●  Keep user informed about the upcoming big jackpots, the grand jackpot, and their

    estimated timing based on the statistics from the gameplay.

  • ●  Allow players to purchase add-ons that helps them to play better, smarter and

    faster.

    While playing, each click increases the rewards and allocates money for the upcoming prizes and to improve the player experience. The allocation is dynamic and is adjusted continuously using the adaptive Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the game engine. This process improves the player experience and playing flow.

    Technical Architecture

    The game will consists of the client application and the server backend system. The client application will be provided using a reactive web application solutions, based on ReactJS, that will not require any installation: just go to the game backend or to your Sapphire Coin wallet and click the button to open the game and start clicking.

    Another client application under consideration is with native mobile application clients both for Android and also for the iOS platforms. At the time of writing this document, the Android native client is under pipeline being prepared but the considerations with iOS application are to be determined including constraints with the distribution model and App Store restrictions for publishing a gambling application. The decision for iOS native application will be taken as part of the project work.

    The backend architecture consists of multiple servers in different geographical locations to which the game clients connect to using a websocket connection. The connection will be determined by the client and will be the server to which the client has lowest latency. These

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servers will contain a Redis hot cache -cluster. These servers in turn connect to a centralized cluster of servers, where bookkeeping of the games are being persisted.

The patent pending connection handling will guarantee that each user will be given a fair chance to win a round. There will be no advantage or disadvantage that would depend on the speed of the user’s device or Internet connection once this proprietary technology has been developed and taken into use.

Both the servers that the clients will connect
to, and the centralized servers that handle
game logic are horizontally scalable and use
multiple load balancers in between
connections, guaranteeing unlimited
scalability. The data is handled in-memory and will be persisted asynchronously for later audit, whenever needed. The persistence will contain High Resolution Time (HRT) in a SQL database. The HRT will be adjusted using machine learning technology, that is a part of the patent pending technology. In addition, certain game and backend data is also stored in a NoSQL database for better accessibility and performance on application-wise through scalable network of frontend nodes.

The technologies that will be chosen for implementation of the game will be non-blocking, so there will be no hard limits on the scalability. All requests will be asynchronous and will require callbacks.

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Figure. Overview of platform architecture.

Some of the key technical characteristics in relation to the application logic and functionality include click system, websocket-based communication protocol, and the player “round” routing system.

The click system ensures that the click responsivity, data validity and integrity of each individual click. The click from the player using the client application is reaching the servers via websocket connection using our improved communication protocol to minimize the overhead and get as good capacity as possible with each individual transmission of data. The click system ensures that each click is stored persistently and tracked in the system so no clicks are lost in bit-space and authentic winners are guaranteed in each case.

The player routing handles the enormous number of players online at the same time, but ensuring that the smooth user experience is kept throughout the whole gambling experience. The players are routed to parallel “tables”, we call them click-runs, where player is playing against other routed players, but only against a subset of all online players. However, each click is still counted into global click pool as well as each player in each click-run have the same possibility to win the jackpot/winnings continuously.

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Future

After the project, ClickJackpot will be available for over 150M mobile online gambling players worldwide4 and will be played by hundreds of thousands of people actively on monthly basis (company projection based on marketing plan). The game is available and played 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Once the game has been initially released, there will be a number of white label variants provided and sharing the same gaming platform with same or parallel game servers. The white label variants may be completely isolated, i.e. playing on their own jackpot and prices, or alternatively playing using the same application stack and click-backend, playing against other ClickJackpot players. At a time of writing this document the plan for releasing other white label variants is under planning and discussion about the first white-label variant is ongoing.

In addition to the white label variants, we plan to release several functionally different variants that utilize the same gaming platform, but differentiate within the game both from the user interface and from the game functionality perspective. These variants may be released as game add-ons or as a completely independent games. Such variants include:

  • ●  Friend Gambling. Compete against your friends, create a “click-run” targeting to reach certain amount of clicks, define the bet and send invitations to your private game. Winner takes it all. Time is limited, clicks are limited. Real-time gambling against your friends.
  • ●  Open Challenge. Challenge anyone in the world. Create a specific “click-run” and play against number of prices and bets. Who will be the “No Limit” master in clicking. Who can click smarter than others. Time limited. Click limited. Real-time gambling.

    4 Estimated; according to: http://www.mirror.co.uk/features/gambling-go-grows-popularity-3942363

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  • ●  Event Betting. Providing a new way of collaboration with event participants and betting in live events, sessions, concerts and sports venues. Win special prices. Bet on specific events.
  • ●  Special Products Gambling. Compete against other players to win a special product or a service. The winner will win the special product, delivered to him in upon win.

    ClickJackpot Watch Application. The initial studies for developing the game for Android Wear operating system as a stand-alone watch application has been done. It seems to be a very attractive possibility and we are looking to be the first one / one of the first ones in the world to provide real-time online gambling application that can be played with your smart watch (primarily targeted for Android Wear platform).

Please note that the actual image of the ClickJackpot Watch application is not available yet. The picture is for reference only.

Please note that the future development depends on the successful execution of the current project and is subject for changes based on market changes and decisions of the Sapphire Coin management team. The roadmap will be adapted based on the feedback from the project, market, customers and investors.

Project Timeline

Pre-sales phase started on October 9th, 2017 and will last until a minimum of 10M (ten million) tokens have been delivered and the decision of closure has been made by the Sapphire management team; or with a hard cap of 100M (one hundred million) of tokens sold in this phase. The Pre-sales phase is the requirement for the project timeline freeze; the last milestones in the timeline will be announced once the pre-sales phase has been successfully completed.

Update 20180126 for Pre-ICO: Pre-sales was ended with above mentioned terms on January 10th, 2018, after silent non-sales period was started. The next sales phase is Pre-ICO phase.

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Pre-ICO phase starts in around 2-4 weeks from the end of the Pre-sales phase and lasts until a total of 200M (two hundred million) of tokens has been sold in this phase, or when a total duration of 4 weeks has been reached. A total cumulative number of tokens sold in the end of the Pre-ICO phase will be the maximum of 300 Million.

ICO phase starts in around 2-4 weeks from the end of the Pre-ICO phase, as determined and informed by the team, and lasts until a total of 300M (three hundred million) of tokens has been sold in this phase, or when a total duration of 4 weeks has been reached. A total cumulative number of tokens sold in the end of the ICO phase will be the maximum of 600 Million.

During the ICO phase, an Investor Lottery will be started. The investor lottery will happen on weekly basis and all token owners will automatically participate in the draw. Once the investor lottery is running, the draw will take place every Friday (exact time will be announced later depending on the optimized timezone between all the investors).

After the ICO phase has been completed, the project enters into Post-ICO phase. This phase lasts until the project is completed. The completion is successful when the token has been published, the game is running, and players can use their tokens in the game.

Security and Personal Data

The importance of security and sensitive handling of personal data are critical factors in both businesses day-to-day operations as well as in the specification and implementation of application and infrastructure. Our aim is to implement secure information security procedures to prevent information and data leakage, ensure data integrity, information confidentiality and privacy, as well as to protect our users, investors, players and employees data with sufficient means.

Information security is a responsibility of all employees within all areas of the organization.

We have taken compliance requirements and practices from strict financial technology requirements, e.g. from the handling of the credit card and financial data. Our payments and financial data management system is certified, see below, and same principles apply in our game security and personal data management practices.

We secure our daily-operations and business processes, ICT infrastructure, and applications; by restricting access to sensitive data and personal data, controlling access, ensuring necessary authentication and authorization and to implement data retention of

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this sensitive information. The objective is also to be prepared to respond to any security incident in a systematic way, if such unlikely event occurs.

The security is an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Reviews and auditing is arranged on regular basis. Training is provided for each employee and they have to follow and be cautious about the security impacts and requirements in their own work. Chief Security Officer is nominated and is responsible to control this as his main duty.

Any employee, contractor and individual working in Sapphire Coin project and in any systems are subject to the security policy and related procedures and each person/employee has to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect confidential information, intellectual property and any related personnel data.

In the development, the security management ensures that processes and practices in the application development are secure. This includes standard software development process and secure coding guidelines.

Sapphire Coin uses a PCI DSS Level 1 certified payment platform provided by it’s 3rd party partner PayApi Ltd to process it’s payments for token purchases.

Sapphire’s wallet platform complies with the same technical requirements as a PCI DSS Level 1 certified payments platform.

  • ●  Data in transmit is protected using a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).
  • ●  Data at rest is protected by disk level encryption provided by the cloud hosting

    provider.

  • ●  Data at rest is also protected by application level encryption. The DEK (Data

    encryption key) is stored in a KMS (Key Management Service) outside of the cloud hosting provider, and the (KEK) Key Encryption Key is stored in a secure storage provided by the cloud hosting provider.

    For personal data and personal data handling procedures, the company and application is subject for upcoming new EU level personal data law and regulations – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our application, databases and business process comply and fulfil the necessary requirements to protect each individuals’ privacy, personal data, assets and information.

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is created to allow early investors and players to help us funding the development and the marketing of the gaming platform and the token. Early investors will get more benefits and better price for the token during the lifecycle of the initial coin offering.

The ICO is used as a crowdfunding for the project: the release of Sapphire Coin cryptocurrency and a unique skill-based gambling game.

Phases

The ICO will have following phases: Pre-sales, Pre-ICO and ICO. Each phase will offer a different discounted price of the token and will have a fixed supply for sales. The duration of the phase is dependent on the speed of token sale.

Pre-sales phase. T he Pre-sales phase is intended for early risk investors that seek for maximum gains with highest risk. The token is provided with lowest price and the funding is used for ICO preparations and to kick-off the development work.

Pre-ICO phase. The Pre-ICO phase boosts the development of the gaming platform and the token. The sufficient funds for the development project has been received and the next phase funding is focused on additional variants and features development. The public marketing activities are started during the Pre-ICO phase.

ICO phase. The ICO phase provides possibility for everyone to start purchasing coins for the game and prepare themselves for unique gaming experience. The investment opportunity provided with referral lottery allows everyone to start gambling before the game is even ready. The ICO phase is focused for public audience and seeds the financing of marketing activities for the game and for the Sapphire coin.

Token Prices Dependingonthetokensale/ICOphase,thepriceofthetokenisdifferent.T henominal

price of the Sapphire Coin is 1.00 €/token .

The discounted rate is applied as follows:

  • ●  In Pre-sales phase discounted price is 0.10 €/token.
  • ●  In Pre-ICO phase discounted price is 0.20 €/token.

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  • ●  In ICO phase discounted price is 0.33€ – 0.50 €/token depending on the phase.
  • ●  In Post-ICO phase, when the project is ready and token has been made available

    through selected digital exchange(s), the nominal value of the token is set to 1.00€/token. The company will sell tokens for new players at this rate (see token distribution below).

    Referral Program

    The referral program is available for persons who would like to earn additional bonus and thus lower their purchase price with this additional referral bonus. The referral program has been provided to reward both the person who refers the token sale opportunity and the person who uses the referral code provided – the referral program is benefits both the referrer and the referral buyer.

    The referral bonus is +30% from the number of tokens purchased and it is provided for both the referrer and for the buyer.

    Example: the referral program works as follows:

  1. The person A purchases 10000 Sapphire Coins (SPH). Once completed, she/he will

    get his referral code visible in his secure coin wallet. She/He is the referrer.

  2. The person A shares his referral code to his friends, family and colleagues. She/He

    can share her/his referral code using private messaging, email, WhatsApp, Facebook direct messages or even sharing her/his referral link on his public profile wall, e.g. on Facebook or Twitter.

  3. The person B clicks on the referral link, which opens the sapphirecoin.io website with referral code automatically filled in. The person B decides to buy a total of 10000 SPH coins and she/he fills in the purchase form and clicks “Buy coins”. To complete the purchase, she/he provides her/his payment information using the secure payment form and finally confirms the purchase.
  4. Once the payment has been successfully confirmed in the system, the tokens are delivered for the person B (buyer). At this same moment, she/he also receives an extra referral bonus of 30%, which is 3000 tokens in this case. In addition, the referrer (person A) will get the same bonus of 3000 tokens. Bonus can be seen in wallet with tag “referral-bonus”

Early Investor Bonus (in Pre-Sales phase)

An additional Early Investor Bonus is provided during the Pre-sales phase, which provides extra token bonus from 5% up to 50% depending on the purchase price (the EUR value of the token purchase). This bonus is provided during the Pre-Sale phase, but may also be provided upon special sales campaigns during Pre-ICO, ICO or Post-ICO phases.

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The Early Investor Bonus in Pre-Sales phase, based on purchase EUR value, is following:

Token Purchase EUR value In Minimum €100 €500 €1,000 €5,000 €10,000 €20,000 €50,000 Early Investment Bonus 0% 0% 5% 10% 20% 30% 50%

Example: A person C purchases tokens worth of 10000€. She/He will get a total 100k tokens (pre-sales phase, 10x multiplier) and additional early bonus of +20%, which in this case is 20000 extra bonus tokens. The person C receives a total of 120k tokens (excluding the potential referral program bonus)

In the Pre-sales phase, combining both the referral program bonus and the early investor bonus, you may buy tokens as low as 0.056 €/token.

Please note that Early Investor Bonus is limited to maximum of 10M bonus tokens in total. Once a total of 10M bonus tokens has been given out, the Early Investor Bonus program will be closed. The bonus program may also be closed (or vice-versa extended) upon the decision of the Sapphire Coin management team (this will be announced separately if granted).

Token Distribution

The total token supply will be distributed among different phases of token sale: 60% of the tokens will be allocated into Pre-sales, Pre-ICO and ICO phases; and 40% of the tokens will be reserved for Post-ICO phase including 33% in game rewards and 7% in new-player sales (see below).

A total of 33% of tokens will be given to active players and token owners as rewards, in special events, in extra bonuses or reserved for similar gamification and user experience deliveries during the game playing sessions or in other token investor related gaming, such as the lotteries.

Additionally, once the game is ready, the purchasing of new tokens will be made as easy as possible for the new players, meaning that the company will reserve 7% of tokens to be sold directly to the new

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players from the game with the nominal price set as 1.00 €/token5.
A total of 20M tokens will be reserved by the founders. This is 2% of the total token supply.

A total of 20M tokens will be reserved for the partners and suppliers, in connection with their help and outsourced services to support the development and marketing of the Sapphire Coin and ClickJackpot game. This is 2% of the total token supply.

Summary of token distribution is following:

  • ●  Pre-sales phase : 100M tokens
    • ○  Sold to early investors & players (8%)
    • ○  Reservation for founders: 20M tokens (2%)
    • ○  Hard-cap 100M tokens; minimum 10M tokens
  • ●  Pre-ICO phase: 200M tokens
    • ○  Sold to investors & players (18%)
    • ○  Reservation for partners and suppliers: 20M tokens (2%)
    • ○  Hard-cap 200M tokens; no minimum
  • ●  ICO phase: 300M tokens
    • ○  Token sales for investors & players (30%)
    • ○  Hard-cap 300M tokens; no minimum
  • ●  Post-ICO sales: 400M tokens
    • ○  330M given out as game rewards for active players or allocated for special

      events and extra gamification bonuses (33%)

    • ○  70M sold for new players by the company (price: 1 EUR per token) (7%)

      ICO Timeline

      The token sale and ICO timeline depends on the speed of token sales. The important milestone is the successful completion of Pre-sales phase as defined earlier in section “ Project Timeline” . This enables the project to kick-off and will set the schedule for the rest of the project milestones.

      For the timeline overview, please see the picture below.

      5 New players will purchase tokens with nominal price of 1.00 € per SPH. However, certain promotional campaigns may be executed, such as “Game launch campaign of -20%”.

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Please note that during the sales phases, subject for token sale progress and development/marketing resourcing, the timeline is subject for changes.

Payment Methods

To purchase Sapphire Coins, multiple payment methods have been made available both via standard payment methods, such as credit cards and bank wire transfers, but also via several cryptocurrencies. Please see the list of payment methods available below.

Standard payment methods include:

  • ●  EUR and USD payments via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Also

    debit cards supported.

  • ●  EUR bank transfers. Requires manual review.
  • ●  Advanced Cash wallet-to-wallet transfers. Requires manual review.

    Supported cryptocurrencies include:

  • ●  BTC Bitcoin
  • ●  BCH Bitcoin Cash
  • ●  ETH Ethereum
  • ●  LTC Litecoin
    The company follows the standard financial regulations for bigger investments and

    complies with the procedures and requirements related to the Anti-Money Laundering

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(AML). Thus for bigger purchases and investments, as well as prior to Sapphire Coin wallet payouts and transfers and ClickJackpot winning payouts, the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process, also known as Know Your Customer, will be performed.

Investor Lottery – Win Before The Game Is Ready

Starting already during the ICO phase, you get to win rewards before the gaming platform is even ready! On weekly basis, a special “Win Before The Game Is Ready” investor lottery is arranged, including several rewards from 10k to 1M tokens every week.

The draw is executed as a classic lottery based on random-number-generation, and it will automatically include all the token investors/buyers. Once the weekly referral lottery has been started, the draw will take place every Friday (exact timing will be announced later and will be decided in basis of our investors’ weighted timezone median) for live coverage.

Weekly Lottery Category *

Weekly Jackpot

1/4 (top 4 investors/referrers with highest Referral Value)

1 000 000 SPH

1/40

500 000 SPH

1/400

200 000 SPH

1/4000

100 000 SPH

1/40000

50 000 SPH (x2)

1/400000

20 000 SPH (x3)

1/everyone (all investors participate automatically)

10 000 SPH (x5)

Total weekly lottery jackpot/token prizes given out

1 920 000 SPH

(*) The categories are decided prior to referral lottery start and depends on the total number of token investors at that point of time. In cases there are less than 400k investors, the 1/400k category will be dropped out and token prices may be altered. However, a committed minimum of 1.5M tokens will be given out on weekly basis (committed by the company, included as part of Escrow milestones)

The lottery category is selected in basis of of your Referral Value. The referral value is based on your referrals: the more token investors you refer, the higher your Referral Value is. The referral value is calculated on daily basis at 0:00 UTC time and the weekly lottery will

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be based on Fri 00:00 UTC time calculation (Thu-Fri night). You can see your referral value in your wallet dashboard.

A total of over 20 Million tokens will be given out as lottery rewards during the 3 months duration of weekly referral lottery program.

Winnings will be stored in and available in your wallet and can be used either in the game or sold when token has been published to the first DEX. The lottery winnings cannot be transferred to others (wallet-to-wallet transfer is disabled).

Funds Allocation

The funds from the ICO will be allocated to the development, marketing, management and legal activities of the Sapphire project. Part of the funds will be reserved for future development, as indicated in the “Future” sections of both the Sapphire Coin and ClickJackpot.

The high-level breakdown of the funds allocation and budget is following:

  • ●  Development: 25%
    • ○  Development of the Sapphire Coin token and ClickJackpot game platform
    • ○  Development of the ClickJackpot application and user interface
    • ○  Programming, testing, infrastructure development, graphics and integrations
  • ●  Marketing: 55%
    • ○  Sales and marketing activities
    • ○  Videos and other sales materials; marketing graphics
    • ○  Advertisement, marketing promotions, and sales bonuses
  • ●  Management: 12%
    • ○  Management of tasks and activities
    • ○  Supplier management
  • ●  Legal: 8%
    • ○  Legal evaluation and monitoring of the cryptocurrency and ICO aspects
    • ○  Company foundations, structure and agreements

      The use of funds is monitored and controlled by the PayApi Escrow company, with funds release schedule and expense monitoring as part of the auditing and supervision. The funds allocation is estimated based on estimated token sales and includes allocation for future development. The emphasis and focus between different areas may be changed during the project in basis of Sapphire management team and Board of Directors’ decision.

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Escrow

The Sapphire Coin and Sapphire company is ICO Level 1 certified, externally audited by the PayApi Escrow OÜ – the Escrow company.

In addition, an extended cooperation agreement has been signed with the Escrow company to further protect both the coin investors and token sale: the Escrow company will coordinate and monitor the token sales, audit the execution and implementation of the project and all financials operations, and hold the funds until required milestones have been reached.

The escrow process ensure that if minimum funding targets are not met; investors will get their funds back from the trusted organization (a full refund of 100% minus payment processing fees of 3% will be issued). The minimum funding targets require the successful completion of the Pre-sales phase with minimum of 10M total tokens sold.

Escrow Process

The funding process using PayApi Escrow service is simple:

  1. Buyer pays for the Sapphire Coin tokens to dedicated PayApi Escrow account
  2. The tokens are delivered by the Sapphire team into secure PayApi Escrow hosted

    wallet. Funds are hold and stored securely by the escrow.

  3. Funds are released when defined milestones have been reached. In bigger projects,

    such as Sapphire Coin, the funds are released in multiple steps to minimize the buyer risks.

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Sapphire Coin Milestones

Following project milestones have been defined and agreed between the Sapphire company and the Escrow company.

#

Milestone

1

Wallet and referral program system is ready

2

Pre-sales phase is completed with minimum of 10M tokens sold

3

First Sapphire Lottery has been executed and winnings released

4

Pre-ICO phase is completed

5

Token has been created and published in the Ethereum mainnet

6

Investor Lottery has been started (ICO phase)

7

ICO phase is completed

8

First version of the game is released for alpha testing

9

Token has been made available in the first digital exchange

10

Game is ready and can be played with tokens

11

First major jackpot (10M+) has been paid out to the user

The funds are released on each milestone achieved, no matter in which order they are reached. The funds are released according to following release steps. Each release step equals to achieved milestone.

Release Step

% Funds Released

1st

20% Pre-sales funds released

2nd

40% Pre-sales funds released

3rd

60% Pre-sales funds released

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4th

80% Pre-sales / 20% Pre-ICO funds released

5th

100% Pre-sales / 40% Pre-ICO funds released

6th

60% Pre-ICO funds released

7th

80% Pre-ICO / 20% ICO funds released

8th

100% Pre-ICO / 40% ICO funds released

9th

60% ICO funds released

10th

80% ICO funds released

11th

100% ICO funds released

Milestone Assessment

The assessment of the milestones are conducted in basis of the documentation and reports, provided by the Sapphire team to Escrow company. The Escrow company will evaluate the targets and review the progress/results in comparison to agreed objectives.

The results of the milestone review may be one of the following: 1) PASS, 2) PASS with corrective actions or 3) FAILED. A report of the review will be made publicly available through the Escrow company website.

If the result of the review is FAILED, the Sapphire will have 30 days time to address the issues and non-conformities, after which a re-review has to be arranged. If the milestone review fails three times, an escalation procedure towards investors will be arranged. The Escrow company will then conduct a survey with all investors to collect their feedback on potential resolution and necessary actions. Typically, actions may be: request remaining funds/investment back, request for company with a plan to fix corrective actions, agree to proceed into next step e.g. with partial acceptance.

If the project progress according to plan and meet the milestone definitions, the funds are released accordingly and project continuous normally without interruptions.

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Team

SAPPHIRE TEAM

ADVISOR BOARD

Panu Mäki
CEO of Sapphire

Senior director, partner. Serial entrepreneur and airline captain. Over 25 years of business experience in various management and business development positions. Experienced consultant on many various technology and gamification projects.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/panu-m%C3%A4ki-47595517

Mika Åkerberg CTO of Sapphire

Technology specialist and architect. R&D Director. Strong background in modern cloud solution development using the full-stack development tools in both gambling and financial technology environments. Working and living internationally last 10 years, originally from Finland.

Matti Vilola
CEO of PayApi Escrow . Appointed Chairman of the Board of Sapphire and Chairman of the Advisory Board

Senior business director and R&D engineer, partner. Over 15 years of international management experience in IT/SW in mobile and cloud businesses. FinTech security and PCI DSS certified payments solution expert. Cryptocurrency investor.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattivilola

Henrik Resman
CEO of FoilChat & Angel Investor. Member of Advisory Board

Henrik has more than thirty years of experience working in various businesses in Finland and abroad. His background is in management, sales and marketing and solid experience developing effective boards and management teams.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrik-resman-78b7805

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Appendices Appendix 1 – Glossary

Acronym

Description

ICO

Initial Coin Offering

PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

SPH

Sapphire Coin

RNG

Random-number-generator

CDD

Customer Due Diligence

KYC

Know Your Customer

AI

Artificial Intelligence

HRT

High Resolution Time

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