The Future of Project Aiur & Postponing the ICO

This year so far has been an incredible journey into uncharted territory as we took our dive into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency with Project Aiur.

We turned our spotlight on blockchain and crypto in mid-2017. It was clear that it was exactly the technology that the scientific and academic community needed to introduce much-needed grassroots change to a system that had morphed into a greedy oligopoly instead of a living, breathing community focused on transparency, quality, and accessibility. The things that drive progress forward.

Explorations of new technology do not come without their challenges, however. A volatile and often oversaturated crypto market presents a significant hurdle when building momentum, one we’ve come to know well as the crypto market endured its most recent tumble.

After much reflection, two things have become clearer than ever to us as a team. 1) We are still committed and fully believe in blockchain as the right vehicle for driving scientific progress. And, 2) To ensure the best chance for success, it is necessary to postpone our ICO until the cryptocurrency market stabilizes.

We are proud to have such a strong community so far. Thanks to each of you for joining the project with your voice and your support. It is with this core of dedicated science enthusiasts that we will continue to drive the Project Aiur mission forward while closely monitoring the cryptocurrency markets for the best time to conduct our full ICO.

What does this mean for our community in the short term?

Current Token Holders:
Token holders that joined during the private and pre-sales will retain ownership of their tokens while we reassess the markets. If the ICO is canceled or unsuccessful, ETH used to purchase Aiur tokens will be returned in full. This will happen no later than 12/31/2018.

Airdrop and Bounty Participants:
We will keep all records of your airdrop and bounty earnings on file as we reassess. These earnings will be valid until 12/31/2018 and will be granted upon successful completion of the ICO, or canceled at year end.

Non-Token Holding Community Members:
Project Aiur’s mission is alive and well. We look forward to working with you through the end of the year and into the future to make its goals a reality. Tokens will not be available to the public for the foreseeable future, our activities in the open access and blockchain space will continue. Your advocacy and support are critical to that success.

We will keep in touch via social media and our mailing list with actions that you can take to improve the world of science until we have more news on the ICO.

Once again, from the entire Project Aiur team, we thank you for your continued support. We will keep you updated on new developments as they occur.

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