Ludos Protocol is a purpose-built blockchain infrastructure project for the gaming community. As only the third blockchain project to be backed by Japanese investment giant Softbank, Ludos addresses numerous shortcomings in the existing gaming landscape. Its main chain + multi-sidechain architecture allows games to run entirely on their own blockchain, preventing scalability issues that have plagued previous blockchain-based games. Additionally, the Protocol seeks to create a gamer-friendly ecosystem whereby game developers and gamers can come together to easily crowdfund and build on the platform. The use of non-fungible tokens (NFT’s) within the ecosystem will allow gamers to swap assets in one game for assets in another. Finally, through our partnership with FullPay Japan, Ludos will give gamers the chance to use LUD tokens that are earned in-game to shop and buy at a range of retail stores in Japan and later the world.
Token Sale & Economics
- Project website: https://ludos.one/
- Project whitepaper: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ludos/whitepapers/ludos_en.pdf
- Token sale start time: Apr 2019
- Ticker: LUD
- Token type: ERC20 as TGE
- Total hard cap: TBA
- Total supply: 10,000,000,000 LUD
- Initial circulating supply: 1.289% of total supply
- Public sale token price: 1 LUD = $0.01
- Public sale allocation: 0.5% of total supply
- Private sale token price: 1 LUD = $0.005
- Private sale allocation: 3.2% of total supply
- Private sale vesting period: Unlock 10% when listed on exchange, 30% after 3 months, 20% after 6 months, 10% after 9 months, 20% after 12 months.
- Seed sale token price: 1 ETH = 73,000 LUD
- Seed sale allocation: 3.69% of total supply
- Seed sale vesting period: Unlock 10% when listed on exchange, 30% after 3 months, 20% after 6 months, 10% after 9 months, 20% after 12 months.
Roadmap & Updates
- August 2017
- Project starts
- April 2018
- Ludos fund founded
- 2018 Q2
- Ludos starts financing
- 2018 Q3
- Ludos wallet and test network launched
- 2018 Q4
- Ludos blockchain and map ERC20 token
- 2019 Q1
- Multi-sidechain concept tested
- Decentralized exchange launched
- 2019 Q2
- Decentralized distribution platform and wallet that supports multi-sidechain launched
- 2019 Q3
- Multi-sidechain solution and BaaS system launched
- 2019 Q4
- Consensus mechanism of Ludos blockchain switched to PoS
- 2020 ~
- Continuous development of ecosystem
Joy Hao - Founder & CEO - As one of the early participants in the blockchain industry, Miss Joy began to focus on blockchain technology in 2014 and developed strategic layouts for investment worldwide. She participated in strategic consulting for several blockchain projects. Miss Joy has served in the finance industry for over eight years now. Her areas of expertise include banking, trust funds, and investment. She is responsible for designing strategic plans and investment projects, integrating resources, and managing investments.
Tai Jin - Co-founder & COO - Bachelor’s in Science, Business Administration / Finance, Carnegie Mellon University; Investment Analyst and Senior Blockchain Investor. Mr. Jin worked as a senior investment analyst at ZhenFund, where he committed to investment analysis in the field of internet and blockchain, and has gathered extensive investment experience and unique insights into blockchain, gaming, and AI. Mr. Jin is also well-versed in fund-raising, industrial research, investment strategy making, and blockchain project operation.
Joe Meng - Co-founder - Bachelor's in Computer Science, Beijng University; Experience game developer and successful entrepreneur. Formerly a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and sensor networks at Microsoft Research Asia and a core developer of music card games at the publicly traded (Tokyo Stock Exchange) company KLab Co., Ltd, Joe Meng developed one of the top three gaming products in Japan’s App Store’s — Lovelive. He also has a rich background in blockchain consulting and project incubation, specializing in researching blockchain implementation technologies and trustless systems.
Evan Zhang - Co-founder - He graduated with honors from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Zhang obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics, applied mathematics, and finance. Mr. Zhang worked as an analyst at Citibank IBD and as a senior analyst at SFA. He also worked as a project manager for the US Starr Strategic Holding Group. He has unique insights into capital operations in primary and secondary markets, and extensive investment experience in technology and game and fi nancial services projects.
Rick Zhu - Legal consultant - Master of Law, Columbia University. Mr. Zhu served as the senior legal advisor at ExxonMobil Investment Co., Ltd. He has also taught programming languages and other courses in multiple universities and provides professional consulting & compliance services for the project.
Marry Meng - Data privacy & security scientist - Ph.D. in Cryptography, Boston University. After having worked at Microsoft Research, Apple, and Amazon, Mr. Meng started researching Bitcoin and blockchain in 2010. He has researched cryptographic protocols in cloud computing environments as well as related technologies for blockchain and cryptocurrency systems since then. He deeply dedicates himself to the minimization of information exposure and the development of privacy enhancement technologies when storing large amounts of data in trustless environments.
Jinpeng Zhu - Technical lead - Early researcher in the internet and blockchain industries. Mr. Peng has previously worked at Rakuten, Inc. as a senior project manager for the design and development of the EC site's warehouse and transportation system, as well as Nomura Holdings, Inc. as leader of its trading system development team and as a security expert. Mr. Peng has practical experience in the management of trading systems, bigdata, and cloud-computing-related development projects. Mr. Peng worked at Rakuten, Inc. as a senior project manager for the design and development of the EC site's warehouse and transportation system. He also worded at Nomura Holdings, Inc. as leader of trading system development and security expert. Mr. Peng has practical experience in management of trading system, bigdata, and cloud computing related development project.
Kevin Zhang - Operation director - Mr. Zhang worked at Blizzard Entertainment as a game developer for the development of Overwatch, which is the company's core product. As the funder of a start-up company EZAR, he led the development and operation of a choice making App, and successfully raised nearly 1 million USD as angel investment. He has extensive experience in oversea project operation, and familiar with global market develpment, product analysis and customer acquisition.
Zoe Zhang - Head of marketing, VP - Bachelor's in Fine Arts, Chongqing University. Ms. Zhang was one of the early members and the core leadership of PR Team in Tron, which at its peak, has a 16 billion USD in market capitalization. She was also a Senior Marketing Manager at National Geographic (China) prior.
Sakamoto Yui - Director of public relations - Master of Marketing, Nagoya University Miss Yu worked at リッチメディア, Co., Ltd. She is a senior media practitioner, with rich resources and relationships with Japan’s media industry. Miss Yui has years of experience in community public relation management. Miss Yui shifted to blockchains in 2017 and is dedicated to project incubation, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing.
Fenny Wang - Senior game engineer - Master of Computer Science, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Mr. Wang worked for the Japanese game company Gumi Co., Ltd. He designed and developed many popular mobile games. Mr. Wang conducted in-depth research on blockchain technology for many years, and he has practical experience in the application of blockchain technology.
Alex Wang - Marketing director - Mr. Wang obtained his master degree in business from Keio University with Glodman Sachs Scholarship and Cool Japan Honor from Japan’s government. As the founder of Hongkong HuaheJiekong Co.,Ltd., Mr. Wang once worked as the Marketing director of Japan Recruit Co.,Ltd. in the Great China. Alex has dedicated himself to media industry for more than 5 years, especially in the Animation Comic Game (ACG) field. With rich experience in operating transnational business projects with MNCs such as Alibaba, Tencent, Ctrip and etc., Mr. Wang has insight in Sino-Japanese business operations.
Gregory Wornell - Advisor - Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Director of the Signal, Information and Algorithms Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Wornell is a world-class expert in information technology and information processing. He participated in many important projects in fields such as signal processing, information security, network communication, and statistical algorithms. In addition, Prof. Wornell has a close relationship to the industry.
Jia Tian - Advisor - AI industry veteran and former Senior Developer at Baidu and Alibaba. Currently serves as the Chief Scientist at BitFund.pe, a bitcoin fund which was founded by Xiaolai Li and has been dedicated to supporting the bitcoin community since 2013. Mr. Tian is also an advisor to multiple blockchain tech startups such as IOST, DATA, Hydro, etc. Currently serves as the Chief Scientist at BitFund. PE, a bitcoin fund which was founded by Xiaolai Li and has been dedicated to supporting the bitcoin community since 2013.Mr. Tian is also an advisor to multiple blockchain tech startups such as IOST, DATA, Hydro, and more.
Peter Du - Advisor - Famous angel investor and outstanding entrepreneur of the 90’s. "King of Show Hand" With his own insight and enthusiasm on the blockchain technology, Mr. Tsubasa hodled enormous amount of IOTA for over three years, which brings him a more than 10,000 times revenue. He believes that vision, ambition, and aspiration are the cornerstones of technology.
Lily Wan - Advisor - MBA, Yale University Miss Wan is a partner at a well-known blockchain fund. She focuses on research on blockchain technology and cryptographic economies. She has invested in several famous blockchain projects. She worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst and commodity broker and as a partner at Youunker Capital.