POD PAYMENT COIN VISION

POD Payment Coin is a modern peer-to-peer digital currency. It is built on the Bitcoin codebase and offers high levels of security, privacy, stability and speed. POD Payment Coin enables anyone on the planet to send electronic cash instantly, without the involvement of trusted third parties. The decentralised cryptocurrency revolution cuts out the banking middle-layer and puts the power back in the hands of the people (all 7 billion+). Accessible and affordable financial freedom for everyone.

SATOSHI NAKAMOTO VISION

Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin releasing the first version of the software on the 9th January 2009. Bitcoin was the first decentralised digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. In addition to the digital currency ‘Bitcoin’, Nakamoto devised the first blockchain database ‘ledger’ that solved the double-spending problem for digital currency.

To date the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is unknown. It is clear the innovation will go down as one of the most important in history. The POD Payment Coin team notes several key facts that help shape our future vision. Nakamoto was:

  • Innovative with transformative vision
  • Well versed with Economics
  • Good software architect and programmer (although not conventional)
  • Part of Cypherpunk movement (activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change)
  • Privacy advocate. Distrust of governments, banks and controlling institutions
  • Champion of decentralisation vs centralisation
  • Unhappy with banking bailouts e.g. article titled ‘Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks’ was referenced in the code
  • Passionate to create solution controlled by the people.

POD PAYMENT COIN EVOLUTION

On April 23, 2011, Sathoshi Nakamoto sent his last official recorded communication to fellow bitcoiners and disappeared. Since then cryptocurrencies have taken off and started to have real world benefits. However the POD Payment Coin team believe Satoshi Nakamotos original vision of decentralisation and empowerment of each and every individual is still outstanding.

Cryptocurrency is still out of reach of 99% of the worlds population. Our vision is to reboot based on Bitcoin, and change direction of the project from the timestamp of April 23, 2011. We have researched in-depth Satoshi Nakamotos original motive and ideas; and using this insight will steer the POD Payment Coin. Our vision stays very close and true to Sathoshi Nakamotos ideas.

HIGH LEVEL ROADMAP PHASES

Cryptocurrency Reboot

Our initial goal is to turn the clock back to the beginning and recreate a new community around our solution. With access to the last nine years of development work and knowledge, we aim to fast-track a new global and inclusive user base. Bitcoins initial adoption were crypto and technical supporters. The POD Payment Coin team aims to create an initial userbase that is more reflective of the real world; incorporating everyone from day one.

One Click Wallet +

The current generation of digital wallets are functional and work. However they fall short when compared to modern usability standards; especially accessibility for new users coming across cryptocurrencies for the first time. The POD Payment Coin team aims to design and develop an enhanced ‘one click’ digital wallet. A key feature will be a wizard driven interface to make cryptocurrency easier for new users (including one click mining). Think of this as the ‘Netscape Navigator moment’ for crypto access.

User Access ++

A recent survey of 1000 people showed cryptocurrencies are still not well understood by the majority of people. The POD Payment Coin team aims to break down the education and information barriers via embedded learning modules and tools. The same simplification approach will be applied to merchants and vendors. The team aim to design and develop new mobile applications to enable ease of access and wider adoption (both end users and vendors).

Exchange Listing

Mining coins is the initial entry point for ownership. However for wider market adoption POD Payment Coin (ticker POD) will be listed on all the major altcoin exchanges:

  • Cex.io
  • Binance
  • Bitrex
  • Poloniex
  • Kraken
  • Cryptopia

Mining Equality

Bitcoin and Blockchain are revolutionary creations that will have long term impact much like the internet. The greatest vision was the shift to decentralised ‘peer to peer’ money. A key development focus will be on how the solution can be made accessible and fairer to the 99% of the worlds population; who are both priced out at the markets and mining capability. An extended ‘fair mine’ algorithm will be developed to balance out CPU vs GPU vs ASIC mining. This will ensure every miner has fair access and opportunities.

Community Philanthropy

We will not have an initial coin offering (ICO). We will not give preferential early access to large wealthy institutions or individuals. Everyone has equal access from day one. Our reboot aims to go further with people-to-people power. Inspired by stories like the Pineapple Fund, the POD Payment Coin team have pre-mined 0.5% of the total coins. These will be stored and used for a charity and bounty fund only. Everything else is up to you and the POD community.

PROGRESS SNAPSHOT

2016 Q2 - Market Research
2016 Q2 - Feasibility Study
2016 Q3 - Concept Development
2016 Q4 - Assemble Core Team
2017 Q1 - Requirements Capture
2017 Q2 - Develop POD Payment Coin
2017 Q3 - Test POD Payment Coin
2017 Q3 - Develop Website
2017 Q4 - Develop Wallets (Win, Linux)
2018 Q1 - Coin Launch (Phase 1.0)
2018 Q2 - Develop Pooled Mining
2018 Q2 - Develop Block Explorer
2018 Q2 - Develop Wallets (Mac,)
2018 Q3 - Develop Wizard Interface
2018 Q3 - Develop Mobile Apps
2018 Q3 - List on Altcoin Exchanges
2018 Q4 - Develop Mining+ Algorithm
2019 Q1 - Vendor Partnership PoC
2019 Q3 - POD Payment Card
2020 Q1 - Smart Contract Expansion

CONCLUSION

Why Choose POD Payment Coin ?!

The first stop is the Bitcoin white paper, the document written by Satoshi Nakamoto. “I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party,”. This sentence summarises the original vision; the key terms being “cash,” “peer-to-peer,” and “no trusted third party.”

The POD team are solely focused on Nakamotos original vision; and by connecting the dots between new and old initiatives deliver an unique solution. Our vision is to execute new ideas underpinned by solid foundations. Our core team members have worked for the largest financial institutions and software companies. We have access to advisors who are Bitcoin millionaires and early evangelists of cryptocurrencies. We are a small team with a large vision.

If you have always wanted to get involved in a new digital coin from inception, POD Payment Coin is for you. Together we can create an alternative global currency, free of governmental controls, and independent of all financial institutions. Google was not the first search engine, Amazon was not the first eStore; POD Payment Coin is not the first cryptocurrency but we aim for it to be the best and most accessible.