End of Year Updates

Dear Bountie Hunters,

As we are counting down to the end of 2018, and more importantly the start of 2019, I would like to take this time to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Here are some notable updates to close out the year:

Bountie Arena

After months of discussion, questions, and review from/by JTC, we are pleased to announce that our proposal was finally approved by the CEO of JTC on the 18th of December. This means that the next steps towards completing our Esports Arena would include signing the finalized tenancy agreement, finishing up the designs of the arena with partners and sponsors and then to begin construction and renovation! If things goes smoothly, we should have our flagship up and running by Q2 2019.

ICO

In my previous post I had informed you all that we had sold out our allocated tokens during the period of our ICO. Over the past month, we have been taking all the necessary steps to begin transferring the Bountie Tokens to everyone that bought them. We hope that within the next few weeks we can begin transferring the Tokens to the e-wallet addresses provided to us. Please bear with us, we are trying to do this with urgency, however, we want to do it as correctly as we can! Meaning that we are triple checking every step of the process.

New Hire

We finally got Kliff Chan to join Bountie as our Chief Design Officer on a Full Time role from the 19th December. Besides being a childhood friend of Check Ho, he also boasts an impressive portfolio of design and animation works for MNC's like Razer and some notable banks in Singapore. Kliff will be overseeing our Content Department and also the design of our Bountie Application, Websites and Bountie's E-Wallet.

Employee Evaluation

We are pleased to announce that we have just completed our first Employee Evaluation and we are elated with the results. Our team grew closer and stronger in the past 1 year and there are a number of outstanding individuals that have qualified to be the head of their respective departments. The promotion process involves many challenging KPI's to be met within specific time frames. We are looking forward to seeing who meets and exceeds our expectations during this period.

That being said, I thank you for your time and thank you for being part of Bountie. We are extremely grateful to have you and we'll continue working hard to revolutionize the gaming industry and helping gamers to get Paid to Play.

Yours Truly,
Lex

Winter Wonders

Dear Bountie Hunters,

We did it. We have survived the winter. Not actual winter winter, I'm talking about the ICO winter that has lasted for months now. Despite all the odds, we were able to conduct a successful ICO, and as of last week, all 130 million of the public sale tokens have been snapped up! I feel a little lighter as I write this, although this was one of many important milestones in Bountie's future it was an incredibly crucial one.

Words cannot express the gratitude that I feel for the teammates, partners, advisers and investors that have stuck by us throughout this entire journey and believed in our idea. What we have accomplished to date has been elevated and boosted with your support through thick and thin. We take our relationships very seriously here at Bountie, not just because of what we believe as a company, but also who we are as individuals. That being said, we are now looking forward to building upon your continued support to grow and truly change lives.

Now that the ICO is over, we are looking forward to more practical matters at hand, such as helping you to set up your own e-wallets - if you have not done so already. Athirah from our Creative department has posted a very helpful article to help you set up a wallet in a few simple steps! The link can be found below:

https://www.bountie.io/blog/whats-a-crypto-wallet-and-do-i-need-it-for-bountie-tokens/

As I mentioned, the next few steps that we have to take are as crucial as ever. They are to launch the version 1.0 of our Platform, open our first Esports Arena, and list our Bountie Token on the first exchange that we have managed to secure - LATOKEN!

As always, I will keep you all updated throughout every step of this journey, The excitement never gets old. Thank you, once again.

Yours Truly,
Lex

A New Chapter

The day has finally come. We have officially launched our ICO!

I thought that I would feel different once we launched, but it feels just like business as usual. An ever growing list of things to accomplish and less and less time to do so. However, I must say that the feeling of wonder and amazement everytime this company accomplishes something on that list never gets old.

That being said, our team has not only launched the ICO but I am proud to say that they have also had a very successful showcase of our initial MVP version of our tournament platform at the Big Bang event in Thailand, over this past week. We were able to run the first tournament to be held on our platform efficiently and impressively, garnering eyeballs from every corner of the convention. In the end, the local superstar team IDNS claimed the first ever Bountie Trophy and walked away as the champions.

Prior to leaving for the Big Bang event, we were pleased to welcome one of our hardest working and most diligent colleague, Desmond Tan, into the C-Suites as our Chief Business Development Officer. This was a truly unanimous decision, and we have no doubt that he will strive to greatness on a higher platform. Congratulations Desmond!

Furthermore, we are very happy to introduce two new colleagues into the Bountie Family as well -

Ye Jia Lin, Head of Investments
With strategic thinking, research and analysis capabilities, and organisational coordination skills,and proficiency in relevant industry news and development trends, Jia Lin is familiar with banking, capital market business and local government financial policies. His family has a strong network of interpersonal relationships, political background and businesses in China and Southeast Asia regions.

Desmond Ong, Graphic Designer
Since graduating from Lasalle College of the Arts, Desmond has worked as a freelance designer for clients such as Singapore Cooperation Enterprise. His background in digital animation and design makes him the ideal candidate for Bountie's Graphic Design position. For Desmond's natural creativity, combined with his skills in illustration, branding and character design, enables him to produce compelling, share-worthy visuals for Bountie's various departments and online platforms.

Well that's it for now. The next two months are going to be pivotal in Bountie's history and rest assured we will work to our very best to ensure that the results are fruitful to all of you. Until next time.

Yours Truly,
Lex

Legends of the Big Bang - Bountie goes to Thailand!

As we are preparing for two of the most important events in Bountie's history next month, I thought it best to update all of you on what has being going on behind the scenes as well as what to expect in the upcoming months.

Let me start off with a quick explanation of the events that I am referring to - Digital Thailand Big Bang and our ICO launch.

With regards to Digital Thailand Big Bang, we have been invited by the DEPA to attend this event (from the 19th to 23rd September) to showcase how esports and technology can come together. We have been given our very own space(100sqm) to host events, information sessions, and investor meetings for 5 days that is guaranteed to be filled with entertainment. In fact, we will be launching the MVP version of our Bountie platform during this event for a mini esports tournament / Mobile Legends Tournament! This big event concludes on the 23rd which is coincidentally is the date of our Pre-ICO launch, giving us another major milestone to showcase on the final day. This event will not only be beneficial for us to show our platform to the Thailand market, but it is also a step towards reaching another milestone of acquiring 500,000 gamers by the end of 2018.

As I mentioned above, our Pre-sale commences on the final day of the Big Bang event, which means that we will also be holding a live countdown to our ICO from Thailand alongside our efforts to launch it in Singapore. We are hoping that the recent surge in momentum carries through to the end our ICO to ensure its great success!

Finally, it is with a heavy heart that I say that Daniel, our Chief Marketing Officer, is leaving us this week, due to various personal reasons. We are truly grateful for his time at Bountie, and can only wish him the best success moving forward. The most important thing for us is to thank him for being a part of the Bountie family.

That being said, a new month is almost upon us. Potentially the most important one yet - look out for more exciting news soon.

Yours Truly,
Lex

Welcome to the Family

Dear Bountie Hunters,

We are just two months away from our ICO! An exciting time indeed, we are all hard at work to ensure we achieve the best launch possible. To help us reach our goal are our two new team members, Kat and Priyanka!

Katerina Lai, Business Associate
Having transferred from her previous job at OCBC, Kat is the newest member of Bountie's Business Development team. She will be involved in investor relations, events planning and partnership acquisition. Having spent almost two years working in the CBD, Kat's knowledge and experience make her a valuable addition to the BD side!

Priyanka Utama, Creative Executive
The Creative Department's newest recruit, Priyanka, is currently studying English at university in London. Passionate about writing, her primary role will be to create content for Bountie's various websites and script our videos!

I am further thrilled to announce Bountie's strategic partnership with PlayTrends! PlayTrends is an online computer and electronics e-tailer that markets all leading brands in various IT and lifestyle products. This collaboration means Bountie will be able to produce fresh, original, high quality content using sponsored products, which in turn will help generate awareness of and traffic for PlayTrends through our reviews, giveaways and marketing activities!

Well, that's all from me. I can't wait to see where these new relationships take us. Stay tuned for next month's announcement, for we will have some big news to share!

Yours Truly,
Lex

Bountie Sets Sail In A New Direction

Dear Bountie Hunters,

Today marks a milestone in Bountie Technologies history and I am dying to tell you exactly why.

To begin with I wanted to highlight some of the immense efforts our team has been showing, which has translated into both national and international mentions/attention. Our company has recently been featured on platforms such as Forbes, The Straits Times, and Channel News Asia! These accomplishments are incredible enough on their own, yet truly staggering when considered along our other successes over the past few weeks.

Bountie has now reached a point that I did not think possible... we have successfully finalized our first round of seed investment with a very reputable investment firm ‐ the details of which we will share in the next few days. This investment is absolutely crucial to the development of our business for the next few months. It will allow us to build towards a more complete Alpha version of our platform, as well as helps us to facilitate our gamer acquisition efforts across the board.

This brings me to the next exciting bit of news ‐ our new marketing initiatives: Million Dollar Bountie! Over the course of the next two to three months, we will be planning and initiating three separate marketing airdrop campaigns that we are sure you will love. The total amount of Bountie Tokens that we are offering in these campaigns go up to USD $1 million. Ultimately, the aim of these campaigns is to build up our gamer user base so that we can garner sufficient feedback when our platform is released.

In order to properly accomplish the initiatives that we have planned, and under the advice of professionals and advisors regarding the recent bear market, our ICO dates have been pushed to Q3 of this year (2018). This decision was made as a result of the overwhelming feedback that we have received regarding the likelihood of a successful ICO at this current juncture, given the nature of the market. We pride ourselves on being a legitimate business, in a market rampant with questionable projects, striving to build a 100 year legacy and in order to do so we have to ensure that we take our one and only chance at conducting an ICO very seriously ‐ which we are.

As I have always said ‐ you guys are our top priority. This is why Bountie exists in the first place. So that I can give you the opportunity that I did not have, and in order to so we have to ensure that the foundations are rock solid before we go full steam ahead.

Stay tuned for the new exciting campaigns that we will be starting in the next few weeks, and get ready to revolutionize gaming with our platform in the next few months!

Yours Truly,
Lex

Genesis

Hello fellow Bountie Hunters and Token Buyers,

First off, we would like to thank you for showing your support for Bountie's pre-sale. We have been working really hard leading up to our ICO.

Bountie began in July 2017 and amongst everything that we have achieved thus far, we are happy that we have our idea and blueprint being made in the progress. Building on our life long dream where gamers get paid doing what they love. We want to make sure that our upcoming app and its subsequent iterations and ideas go off without so much as a hitch. We are humbled by everyone's support for our bold-yet-crazy idea.

But here's the thing: reality kicks in. Hard. Moments after our pre-sale started, we had noticed some hitches and kinks in the system popping up. Even the best-laid plans can turn south. No matter how much planning is done, sometimes these things happen. Specifically, we were noticing some egregious quirks in our current whitelisting process.

Bountie opted for stringent vetting by processing our Whitelist and KYC investors manually. We noticed errors while whitelisting ETH addresses during this process.

Because of this, we have decided to re-open our pre-sale period on 11 June 2018, 12pm. We are truly sorry that this has happened, and we take full responsibility for these series of events.

Do take note that yes, we are still active and we are still hard at work building the Bountie platform as we speak, while also keeping our community, website, and blog active. We'll make full use of the additional time to debug and make sure everything will work as intended. On top of that, we will be launching our MVP in the coming weeks!

Once again, we thank you for your undying support and we deeply apologize for this sudden turn of events.

Finally a quote from Mark Twain - "you are never wrong to do the right thing".

Yours Truly,
Team Bountie

Pre-ICO Update

Dear Bountie Hunters,

It has been a while since we last spoke. We are currently moving forward at full throttle towards our pre-ICO, which starts on the 29th. I am truly delighted to say that the past month has brought in more partnerships, advisors, and opportunities into the company than I ever thought possible - and it doesn't stop there. Our hope is to share a few of these over the course of the next month, through our official Blog and this Announcements page.

That being said, we have unfortunately had to say good bye to some people in the team, and our advisors list. In previous versions of our White Paper, and in various third-party websites promoting Bountie, it had been suggested that our former advisor, Peter Peh, was "on the Board of Director of Sofitto Bank along with other figureheads of the world, notably the Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman". That is factually incorrect, and we apologise for the error. We must also clarify that Peter Peh, Kevin Lim and Zwan Ross Lee have not been advisors to Bountie since February 2018.

In lighter news, we are starting our ICO this Sunday at 12 PM (SGT) and we would like to invite all of you to join us live on Instagram when we do so! It is all coming together and this is only the beginning! Keep looking at this space for more exciting news and updates to be released soon.

Yours Truly,
Lex

Updated ICO Dates

Dear friends, family & the Bountie community,

Let me begin with a personal story. Most of my early days were spent playing hours of video games. The community around me never failed to remind me that "You cannot make living playing video games". So, I did what every other young adult would do - I studied hard and went on to earn my degree and pursued upon a successful career path.

However, gaming never stopped being a part of my life. Whether it was sneaking into a cyber cafe after school for a few games of Warcraft III or even squeezing in a few games of candy crush during work/between meetings. Nonetheless, the haunting theme from my past prevailed, which was any time spent gaming was time wasted.

Which brings us to Bountie. I envisioned a platform that would empower like-minded people an opportunity to do what I love for a living and also provide a lifestyle for gamers. A world where people have the option I did not have, I only hoped others will believe in this vision.

The responses to my idea were overwhelming, much to my surprise, during the private sale stage. Our expectations as a team have by far been exceeded, which we are eternally grateful for. However, it has also added more pressure than possible. Pressure to perform, the pressure to succeed, and pressure to sustain.

Rising up to the challenge and responsibilities, we had to take a step back and prioritize what was important. The answer to that was easy - You. You guys made all of this possible. You are who we want to serve. We want to provide you with a safe, secure, and sustainable solution to my childhood problem. To achieve that we had to take a small step back.

As a team, we have decided to redesign the initial coin that we were offering to our early investors so that we can offer a more customized, reliable, and stable Bountie coin. Ultimately this enhances the features of our ERC20 token in collaboration with the experts in the blockchain ecosystem.

We wanted to do all of this not just for us, but for you. Unfortunately, this process means a slight delay in our timelines. We have decided to push back our Pre-ICO to 29th of April, Ultimately, this decision was made with the interest of the company and our customers first in the long run. I promise you that this decision is for the best, and hope you hang tight and continue to support us. Bountie promises to bring something truly revolutionary and be a true lifestyle for generations to come.

Yours Truly,
Lex

New Faces in the Bountie Family

Dear Bountie Hunters,

What a month it has been. As we get closer and closer to our Presale ICO, events keep unfolding in ways that I never thought possible. We are now a team of 30 full time members, working towards the same goal. Two notable additions to our core team are:

Charlie Tan, Head of Events Charlie has many years of experience in gaming events management, and has dabbled in content creation in the form of streaming on Twitch. Avid gamer of Magic: The Gathering and Mobile Legends.

Sabir Ansari, Communications Lead Sabir joins us from the financial services sector in a multifaceted role, with the expectation of generating more business and revenue. Internally he will be helping the finance team with budgeting, maintaining cash flows, and ensuring an overall healthy picture of financial health.

I still cannot comprehend what we have managed to accomplish in such a short time period. Wow.

2017: Year in Review

Dear Bountie Hunters,

Happy New Year! Every new startup has its ups and downs, especially when they reach the point of unforeseen growth that we are currently experiencing. Which, brings me to a sad note - due to extenuating personal circumstances, our current CEO and co-founder Mervin Teo will officially be taking a step back from Bountie. Although this prevents him from realizing the vision that the two of us had dreamt of, his impact and influence will always stay with us. I am forever grateful for his support and commitment, not only as a colleague but as a friend as well. I wish him all the best moving forward, and hope that I can make him proud in accomplishing the goals that we had set from the beginning of this adventure. I will now take up the role of CEO and will be working more closely with the other managers in Bountie's C-Suite. I am very excited to take up this new role, and anticipate that there will be plenty of new challenges ahead. I embrace this responsibility, knowing that we have built up a truly remarkable team of people who are able to overcome anything.

We have also transitioned from Bountie Pte Ltd and reincorporated as Bountie Technologies Pte Ltd, which is a separate legal entity. We are pleased to announce that the new company's shareholders have signed a revised shareholder's agreement (with a 4 year vesting schedule) and a company constitution realigning everybody's interests to a long-term involvement in the company. We are all here for the long haul!

Moving onto some more cheerful developments, we are also pleased to announce new additions:

Daniel Rajesh, Chief Marketing Officer Daniel is an award-winning APAC marketing expert and brand builder. He has 7 years' experience in multiple leadership roles within industry leading MNCs like Procter & Gamble and Autodesk. He collaborated with 70 marketers for marketing campaigns to drive customer retention and branding across 6 regions for Autodesk.

Jonathan Toyad, Head of Content Jonathan has more than 8 years of game editorials. He was part of GameAxis, Hardware Zone, GameSpot, IGN Asia Pacific, Stuff.tv, and Red Bull. Expert in content creation for all things video games and eSports.

Check Ho, Head of Gaming Once dominated all servers in Warcraft 3 3v3, now accomplished coach who guides teams clinching over 50 podium finishes locally and globally. In the backstage, he does eSports projects for various countries and organization to maintain the eSports cycle.

These three newcomers will form part of our broader core leadership at the company, making sure that we are constantly working in the service of gamers and creating something that adds genuine value to them.

Also a quick update regarding our office space situation. We are officially moving into a new office space located at The Corridor in the General Magnetics building of Toa Payoh. This is a temporary solution, until we can move into our permanent offices next to our Gaming Hub in the future.

Finally, we've been mentioned in the press! Check out some articles of us as featured on AsianEntrepreneur and Yahoo.com.

Christmas Updates: Hellos and Goodbyes

Dear Bountie Hunters,

Merry Christmas! As our company grows and we reach new milestones, we find ourselves meeting and bringing in incredibly talented people. This week we would like to introduce two more key additions to the Bountie Team:

Desmond Tan, Head of Business Development Desmond is a co-founder of a regional advertising agency and has 7 years of experiences in events. He's the former speaker and presenter for a foreign property developer in China & Indonesia.

Athirah Syamimi, Content Producer Founder of an online publication. Has passion in content creation and bringing people together through a common goal. Putting light into Bountie.

In addition, we are promoting Jose He to the role of Chief People Officer for Bountie. This role will see him setting the culture for the company along with being in charge of recruitment and growing our community outreach.

One final bittersweet piece of news: For the past few months we have been working in office space located at the Carrot Patch in Bukit Merah but have been asked to leave the space due to the surge in growth that we have experienced in our Team over the past few weeks. We have now been tasked with finding new office space quickly and we are thrilled to be doing so because of our growth. The excitement never stops!

Building Our Core

Dear Bountie Hunters,

Wow. Time really flies when you're doing a startup, 1 minute you were drawing up a logo, the next you're coordinating a multi-million dollar ICO campaign. The past 6 months have gone by in a flash, and looking back we have achieved so much over this period of time.

Today is a very special day because we are launching our newly designed website, releasing our whitepaper to the public, and listing our Bitcointalk announcement. We are also really excited to introduce a new senior member to our ever growing Bountie Team:

Jose He, Business Development A founder of a pet technology start-up with more than 10 years' experience as a senior business development strategist. Jose is growth hacking Bountie and preparing us for the Pre-ICO sale.

At Bountie, the strength of our management is crucial to our success and we are always looking to bring on board ambitious young leaders who believe in our mission and want to join us in building a successful business.

Leap of Faith

Dear Bountie Hunters,

I am pleased to announce that we are currently working very hard on our Whitepaper, in order to be able to present it to potential investors. Alongside that, we have begun working extremely hard on designing something very exciting that I cannot wait to show you.

On a slightly heavier note, Mervin and I have decided to take an even further step back from our past lives by selling our existing businesses in order to fund our vision. We worked tremendously hard on what we had managed to accomplish over the years, however, we decided it was time to take that final leap of faith to invest everything that we have into this. We are really going all in on Bountie.

Gaming and Blockchain: The New Future

Dear Bountie Hunters,

It's official! As of today, Bountie Pte Ltd is a fully incorporated company! I cannot begin to process the emotions that I am feeling right at this moment. I am eternally grateful for everything that has happened over the past few months to bring us to this point.

I also wanted to mention another key development that has come about at Bountie, which is the adoption of Blockchain technology in order to offer our very own Bountie Coin! We are extremely excited about this and cannot wait to begin working on it. We will release more information on this in our Blog, so please go ahead and read it to understand why we are doing so.

In other news, we have also managed to secure some seed funding from our friends and family in order to proceed with our ever-growing vision. I can definitely sleep a little easier at night now, knowing that it is not just a handful of people that believe in Bountie.

Now it's up to us to make sure that we don't let our friends, families and ourselves down.

Expanding the Team

Dear Bountie Hunters,

I am thrilled to say that I have some really exciting news to share with you guys regarding a new addition to our team. We are pleased to announce the addition of Darren Lee as our Chief Technology Officer!

A little background on Darren - He is the founder of Fixx Digital, which is an award-winning Singapore-based Digital Agency. Fixx Digital takes part in crafting Digital Strategies, for brands of all sizes, as well as designing and developing Websites, Online Stores, Mobile Apps, and just about anything Digital. Darren adds a level of intensity and professionalism that we are delighted to have with us.

Another update regarding myself and Mervin - the two of us have officially left our day jobs in order to pursue this new venture fulltime. We are currently in the process of laying out the strategic roadmap for the months and years to come. Stay tuned.

Planning for the Future

Dear Bountie Hunters,

I just wanted to give you guys a brief update on our progress since my last announcement. The past month has been a very steep learning curve to say the least. Along with finding our way practically, we have also been using our time to take our vision and build upon it, with the hopes that we can truly build something special and long lasting.

We have spent countless hours during the week (including weekends) speaking to industry experts, gathering all the information and advice that we could possibly manage. The result has been somewhat gratifying, as it has allowed us to gain a much clearer understanding of what needs to be done moving forward.

It has been nearly 30 days since I shared my idea with you guys, and the world, yet it feels like just a few days ago that I was sitting behind my laptop trying desperately to think of how to introduce you all to our brainchild - Bountie.

As always, keep watching this space as we continue to develop and progress.

New Beginnings

Dear Bountie Hunters,

I have spent a great deal of time thinking about how to say this as it marks the beginning of, what I expect to be, the most important chapter of my life. So here I go.

Today, Mervin and I are excited to tell you about something that we have been dreaming of for months now - Bountie. In short, Bountie is a platform for gamers in Asia to make a living while playing their favorite games. Essentially, what we aim to do with Bountie is to create a one stop gaming lifestyle for the billions of gamers out there, and it all starts here.

This is no doubt the start of a wonderfully exciting yet grueling journey, which I can hope will lead to something truly revolutionary. I hope that this excites you guys as much as it excites me.

In the meantime, keep watching this space for more announcements regarding the company and its developments.