Polkastarter – POLS Token

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Polkastarter is a blockchain platform designed to provide an easy-to-use launchpad for cross-chain token pools and auctions. It is most commonly used by early-stage blockchain projects that want to raise capital and easily distribute their tokens at the same time.

Through Polkastarter, blockchain projects can easily create their own cross-chain swap pools, which allow them to securely raise funds, while users can invest without risks, since swaps are automatically executed by smart contracts.

POLS is the native utility token of the Polkastarter platform and plays a number of roles in its ecosystem, being used for liquidity mining, governance, paying transaction fees, and gaining eligibility to participate in POLS-holder only pools.

The platform first went live in December 2020, and has quickly grown to become one of the most commonly used platforms for initial DEX offerings (IDOs). As of February 2021, Polkastarter operates on the Ethereum blockchain, but will eventually migrate to the Polkadot mainnet.

Who Are the Founders of Polkastarter?
Polkastarter features an executive team with over three decades of combined experience in tech firms. It was co-founded by Daniel Stockhaus and Tiago Martins, who currently hold the roles of CEO and CTO at Polkastarter respectively.

Daniel Stockhaus is a serial entrepreneur credited with co-founding a highly successful e-commerce firm known as LiGo, as well as the digital growth agency Oliphant Ltd. Prior to this, he worked as a digital media designer for Fitch, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies.

Tiago Martins, on the other hand, is a former professor of computer science and an experienced developer with expertise in online education and product development. He is also the co-founder of Codeplace, an online platform that teaches the fundamentals of web development.

Besides the executive members, the Polkastarter team also includes several heavily experienced advisors and other non-public staff.

What Makes Polkastarter Unique?
Polkastarter’s main offering is its fixed swap smart contract, which allows projects to easily launch liquidity pools that execute orders at a fixed price — rather than using the AMM model made popular by Uniswap.

The platform is designed to handle a range of auction types, including sealed-bid and dutch auctions, as well as both fixed and dynamic ratio swaps. This makes it suitable for cryptocurrency projects looking to raise funds, as well as a variety of other use-cases, including private trades, OTC deals, and discounted sales.

Beyond this, other key features of the platform include permissionless listings, anti-scam capabilities, full KYC integration and liquidity mining.

It should be noted that many of these features are currently unavailable, but are scheduled to launch at a later date — possibly after Polkastarter transitions to the Polkadot network, which is currently slated for Q1 2021.