Why crypto-currency technology

to crowdfund ecological farming?

✔ To unite smart investors
and innovative farmers
on a grand scale

Crypto-space is potentially the great equalizer. It provides opportunities for permission-less innovation

This is not the world of the wolves of Wallstreet (yet). Everybody on the globe can participate, even with only a smartphone and a few dollars to invest.

✔ Cryptos are the money
of the future

Free instantaneous transfers without borders

Without interference of expensive middle men like banks. It is like sending or receiving an email. This time with value added. And you can chose privacy.

✔ To reach a global public

It is the ultimate crowd-sale, to expand ecological farming economically

To really change the world as a startup with ideals, a usual crowdfunding would reach not far enough. But launching on a normal stock exchange would be a step too far for startups and also for most small investors.
To enter the stock exchange in the Netherlands (Euronext), a company has to exist 3 years and own a capital of at least 3 million euros. The experts that need to be hired take a cut of 5 – 10% of the investors’ money.

The world of bitcoin, cryptos … now backed by land and her produce

We, The People, can finally exercise true financial power and shape our future.

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Our good friend Reja made this picture, of her daughter Mila in the hands of her friend Alyssa from Bali. We dedicate this work to them as representatives of the future generations

criticism
often heard in the media

“Crypto-currencies are used for evil like money-laundering and terrorism!”

Our reply: so is the dollar; and it was what they told about internet

Any invention of humans will always also be used for evil. But that does not mean that one should forbid all new tools. it is a small % of the use. The same thing has been told over and over again at the beginning of the internet. That was no argument to stop the development of the internet.

Already for years the blockchain is helping the government to find criminals. Watch the Tedx talk about this fact by Kathryn Haun, San Francisco, Oct 2016

By the way, the anonimity in the crypto-space is very exaggerated. If you ever try to buy some cryptos, you will be surprised how NOT-anonymous it is. The exchanges are very strict in implementing the ‘know your customer’ (KYC) rules. A potential customer has to supply:
1. A recent utility bill to proof where he lives.
2. A fresh statement of the bank of which he sends the money from to buy cryptos with, that he really is their customer.
3. And then he has to take a portret in a very specific way, upholding his passport and a hand-written statement that the money he will send the exchange is only to trade cryptos. This picture is only useable on the date twith the signature. If something goes wrong, the whole process has to be started anew with new dates.

 

Every step you take on a blockchain stays there forever. A blockchain is immutable. From every bitcoin in existance you can see the addresses of the former owners. Of course the public addresses are a bunch of numbers and letters, so your name is not written there. But that could be traceable too through your IP-address.

The so called ‘privacy coins’ that hide IP-addresses seem to be an illusion also. Research of Yasha Levine  has shown that for example Tor  was compromised right from its beginnings: the US government paid for its development to be able to build in backdoors. Read the story in his blog. More details in his book: Surveillance Valley, the Secret Military History of the Internet 2018.
Another puzzling statement we found on the website of the Zerocash project: sponsored by DARPA and the Office of Naval Research

 

“Many cryptos are consuming a lot of electricity!”

Our reply: Of course the LOT project will make use of a prudent network

We have some options, depending on the network we will enter:
– using the cloud mining service Genesis that only uses electricity generated with vulcanic heat in Iceland.
– Or we’ll use a Proof of Stake ledger like Cardano
– Or a tangle: IOTA
– Or hashgraph, but that is not open source yet.
The last two options runs on computers or machines that are performing other tasks simultaneously.

it is true that mining costs a lote of energy.  But it still is a small % of what the banks all over the world are consuming. Or what all the big data recording centers of the governments are using.
Eventually the miners will look for renewable energy, because that is the only sustainable way, economically as well. So cryptos will  be a huge incentive for the development of renewable energy. Example: Genesis-Mining.com in Iceland, founded by German CEO Marco Streng.

“Why do we need cryptos? Are dollars, euros, yen etc not good enough?”

Our reply: Currencies are based on debt and manipulated to our disadvantage

If you keep your money in a savings account, it diminishes in purchasing power. In some countries the bank even charges interest for ‘taking care’ of your money (negative interest rates). Every year life gets more expensive. Your hard earned money loses its value. Your children will have to start all over again in gathering capital for retirement.

How come?
Since there is no backing of currencies with – for example – gold, the value can be manipulated. This is done on purpose:
first, government and central banks prefer that the currency becomes cheaper, so that products for export are attractive.
Second, when there is inflation, the state debt diminishes gradually. Because the government eventually receives more tax dollars from you (in absolute numbers) to pay the old bills with.

This state debt is owned by the market, which consists mostly of financial institutions (banks, hedge funds, pension funds) and foreign governments (who accept debt-papers – IOU’s – as “payment” for their export products).  Banks like the Federal ‘Reserve’ (The Fed in the US) simply pull ‘money’ out of thin air to lend it to the government:
It is a general misconception that banks are lending the savings that people entrust them with.  That is only  the case in 10%. They actually are allowed to lend 10 times more the amount than you deposited. Also when you take a mortgage (your promise to pay to the bank), they are allowed to bring 10x more money in existence.  Banks then are allowed to charge interest on that new ‘money’ that nobody has worked for yet or not even paid yet. It is a weird circus. It makes our savings and pensions very vulnerable.

All these ‘fiat’ currencies are finally only backed by the promise of the government to pay back the debts to the market. … Of course with the taxes you and your children will pay. And governments will always expand the debt to avoid a recession. When the ‘fiat’ (trust) in a government falls apart (or is manipulated to fall apart, through trade wars and currency wars…), whole populations can lose their savings and livelihoods. Think of Venezuela, Argentina, Zimbabwe, the Weimar Republic in the 1920’s.

Conclusion: the whole system is based on air, promises, trust and the (future) work of the population. So we thing it makes sense to convert some of your hard earned savings to physical assets like precious metals and land, especially productive agricultural land (no financial advise).

And it makes sense to use whenever possible Instant value transfer technology (cryptos). This provides an opportunity to bypass the banks and big investors who favor and stimulate business-as-usual and their own bonuses. And we all know that business-as-usual causes the destruction of our planet and suffering of many people.

Want to dive more into this ‘money as debt’ problem? Start to read a serious economist like Michael Hudson. Watch an interview with him on episode 1278 of the  Keiser Report September 11, 2018 (from 12 min onwards). Slogan at the end became “What would Jesus do?”

” Asking a banker what he thinks of crypto-currency is like asking a king what he thinks of democracy… “

Charles Hoskinson (Founder of Cardano) Nexus conference 2017, >> 0’25”

New to cryptos? want to know what’s it good for?

Billions of people have no documents, no land rights, no acces to credit. Cryptotechnology offers identity and whole banks through their phones. Charles Hoskinson, founder of IOHK (Cardano) Tedx Talk, Dec 4, 2014

14 min.watch

To put the phenomenon of cryptos into perspective: a prominent software engineer about the history of money. Andreas Antonopoulos
Sao Paulo, 2016

30 min.watch (53″ incl Q&A)

Portuguese Subtitles

Jeroen van de Graaf, Professor no Departamento de Ciéncia da Computação, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

For Portuguese speakers:

“Blockchain, bitcoin, altcoins etc.: Separando a Realidade do Exagero”

A lecture by our Dutch friend Jeroen van de Graaf, who teaches cryptography at the University in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (UFMG). 2018

duration 1’25”
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How the blockchain is changing money and business. In calm English explained by Don Tapscott Ted Talk, Sep 16, 2016

19 min.watch

want to dive into ‘cryptos’? watch More video introductions

There are many cryptos to choose from. Why invest in LOT?

An investor can be in it for the money, that's o.k.

We will put speculation money to work to solve the problems of humanity. A speculator does not have to share the same ideals. He can focus on the value-growth of LOT. It is logical that LOT must grow in value:

1. World population growth demands more food.
2. The trend for health food is strong
3. Fertile land will be a scarce commodity in the future: conventional agriculture destroys the topsoil ever more.
4. Humanity needs another agricultural method: Input of petrochemicals (artificial fertilizer made of oil; pesticides made of oil) will be too expensive because of all the wars and elaborate geopolitical maneuvers to obtain oil.
5. The amount of tokens is the same as the world population number. Each meter we can purchase together adds to the value of an individual token.

Totally puts your money to work for a good cause

Barren land will be regenerated with evidence based ecological methods from permaculture like Food Forests, Syntropy, Hügelkultur, Back to Eden Gardening, etc. When this movement grows big, it will have an enormous impact on micro-climates – read the weather. Ecological agriculture provides a buffer against the extremes of weather that we are experiencing on this planet right now. And when 1/5 th of the arable land will be managed in this way, it can stabilize the climate.

Every farm is also an educational center for its surroundings and the visiting tourists.

The organizers of the project are all volunteers.

Foot by foot, meter by meter, we token-holders can reconquer our planet by acquiring ownership rights, stopping the destruction.

ok i’m convinced. enough of talk. Time for action!

When and where can I spend a few dollars to buy some LOTs –
Land Ownership Tokens?

In Q3 of 2019 we expect to be able to launch

The first plot of land is already in possession. So the most important tasks to start are now:

– to enter a network with the same ideals – to find developers to design a hack-proof digital wallet for smartphones – enlist on crypto-exchanges – etcetera.
see our planning/ roadmap

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Inactive account ID 12019, Africa, desert landscape. Accessed July 14, 2018

Landscape with trees Sabine Schwoaze from Austria, accessed May 2018

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