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Introducing Matchpool

Matchpool is a decentralized dating and matchmaking protocol, which uses group dynamics in order to help as many participants as possible to find love. It can also be used as a more generic platform for any kind of paid membership community, which can clearly define two sides of a desired interaction or market.

Our platform will consist user generated Pools of individuals.  These Pools can be visualized as a cross between Slack channels and Meetup groups, invite-only groups owned and run by devoted users who act as matchmakers. Upon joining the platform, the user will be asked to provide a number of describing factors. This data is encrypted, and will be used for the user profile and for the purpose of offering the user with preferable custom pools.

The Matchlock
By using our Matchlock feature, which keeps a 50:50 ratio between X and Y, every Pool in the platform remains attractive. If a certain number of X users enters the pool, then the matchlock will stop more X from entering until the same number of Y’s arrive. These Matchlock rules can also be parameterized to any use case where any arbitrary market polarity is required. Also there is no restriction for the X and Y side of the matchlock to be opposites in order to serve any community whatsoever. It is up to the Pool's founder to configure the matchlock parameters according to the kind of community they wish to create.

Matchpool App
Matchpool will implement a front-end interface, which will allow users to search for favorable pools in different areas, matched with different interests. Users can search various factors to see if something fits. In the on-boarding process, they will also be shown a list of pools in their area, which fits their particular demographics and interests.



GUP Tokens & Matchpool Rewards
Matchpool users will divide into two catagories – Joiners & Hosts.
Joiners who wishes to enter a pool of their choice, will have to pay the pool's requisite entry fee, which will be defined at the creation of that Pool by the Pool's Host. In addition to this one-time registration fee, a monthly membership fee will be paid to the Pool. All payments will be held in an Ether based smart contract and will be processed using Matchpool's network own token Guppies (GUP). While in the Pool, nature will take its course and all members would be able to interact publicly on private channels in a way resembling Slack's interface.
On the other side, users can also play the role of Hosts and Matchmakers.
The host will be the one who opens a custom Pool and gets dividends from its revenues.
Matchmakers or Helpers as they are defined in the system can propose matches between two other joiners who they believe would be good partners. Those two joiners are then notified and in case they both accept, the event is added to their public notebook, and the Matchmaker get rewarded.
Both the Host of the pool and its matchmakers are entitled for shares of the Pools subscription and monthly fees, paid with GUP.

Matchpool first 200,000 Users will get rewarded with GUPs upon registration enabling them to make their first steps in the platform.  

Dapplets
Dapplets are another way Matchpool users can get rewarded. These are basically add-ons created by developers who want add to the Matchpool protocol. In practice, Dapplets work similar to Slack plugins but can enhance the experience in a number of ways. One example would be a Dapplet, which implements “Tinder” functionality: users can swipe through other users. If one of their apps creates a match of some kind for example: if a "Blind Date" game creates a real match, then the Dapplet developers are rewarded similarly to Matchmakers.




ICO

*Matchpool ICO will take place in late March 2017 and last for 6 weeks (Exact date will be soon announced)*

ICO terms and bonuses
We believe our first and early supporters should be rewarded for their support
With that notion in mind, we decided on the following ratios of GUP to be rewarded in each time frame for every 1 ETH pledged:


Since the number of GUP tokens distributed is limited to 60M (60% of total 100M in circulation), the total ETH expected to be raised assuming all tokens will be sold, will range from approximately 462K to 600K, depending on the time of funds being pledged and the relative bonus that applies to that stage. If and when all 60M GUP will be sold, the smart contract will cease accepting ETH and the ICO will be officially over

In case that by the end of the ICO duration not all GUP tokens will be sold, the remaining unsold tokens will be distributed pro-rata between all participants.
In case a minimum cap of 30K ETH is not reached, all pledged ETH will be sent back to Participants sending addresses



Issuance & Distribution
Guppies tokens created in Matchpool ICO will be allocated as follows:

Matchpool Road Map

December 2016 - Release WP to the Blockchain community
Q1 2017 - Release MVP private Alpha
Q2 2017 - Matchpool ICO
Q3 2017 - Matchpool Beta platform release worldwide


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