03.12.2021 - Burnicy #2

This is the last Burnicy before 15th of December, so you have chance to test your luck and see, if you can collect enough ICYs for staking and for the free entry for the CRO Jackpot raffle.

We have some changes since made since the first Burnicy event:

  • 100 ICY option was added. Burn 100 ICY and you may get airdrop of 100k ICY.

  • 500 ICY burn has chance for 100k ICY airdrop also.

  • Two closest misses will get airdrop of 2x their burn tx amount. If the winning number is 555, then 544 and 546 would be the closest numbers.


Full rules are here:

https://www.icycro.org/burnicy-game


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team

28.11.2021 - New staking levels and benefits


Originally we had only two staking levels 500k and 100k, but as CRO and ICY values went up so much in the last few weeks, we will add two new levels to make it easier for everyone to reach some of the staking levels. New levels are Icy Jade and Icy Ruby.

Our first new VIP benefit is 10-20% CRO cashback from Jeffreyrentals.com. Starting from February 2022.

We also added 5-10% APR interest for the higher levels. This is paid in a lump sum after the staking period is full (2 years).

Please note that you can combine different levels. 125k ICY staked for example would give you one Icy VIP ticket (100k ICY) and Icy Ruby ticket (25k ICY).


Staking levels:


Icy Obsidian:

  • 500k ICY staked.

  • All the same benefits than you would get by staking 5*100k (5* Icy tickets to the CRO Jackpot).

  • Unique NFT.

  • Oaken ICY token.

  • 20% cashback as CROs from Jeffreyrentals.com (starting in February 2022, max 1k CRO per year).


🧊 Icy VIP:

  • 100k ICY staked.

  • Icy ticket to the monthly CRO Jackpot).

  • 10% APR interest for two years. Paid after the staking period is full.

  • 10% cashback as CROs from Jeffreyrentals.com (starting in February 2022, max 500 CRO per year).


🟢 Icy Jade:

  • 50k ICY staked.

  • Jade ticket to the monthly CRO Jackpot (unique ticket number, but 50% of the Icy ticket prizes).

  • 5% APR interest for two years. Paid after the staking period is full.


🔴 Icy Ruby:

  • 25k ICY staked.

  • Ruby ticket to the monthly CRO Jackpot (unique ticket number, but 25% of the Icy ticket prizes).


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team

27.11.2021 - Community booster #3: Jeffreyrental.com


Today we have our third community booster event.


Event started today at 09.00 UTC and ends 18.00 UTC.

This time booster event is only open for ICY VIPs (100k ICY staked).


Jeffreyrental.com

Mintscan:

https://www.mintscan.io/crypto-org/validators/crocncl1qz7k6tlc37u02yw95pp2rx2dgw0uraxaxne0v8


Address for delegations:

crocncl1qz7k6tlc37u02yw95pp2rx2dgw0uraxaxne0v8


Fees:

0% until February, 8% after.


How many ICYs you will get depends on how much you delegate to the validator today before the deadline:

  • Minimum delegation 10k CRO.

  • For every 10k CRO delegated, you will receive 2k ICY.

  • Maximum you can get is 20k ICY.

  • ICY drop will happen on 28th of November.


When does the event end?

  • 18.00 UTC on 27th of November 2021.


Who is eligible:

A: Only ICY VIPs (who have 100k or more ICY staked)


More info about this validator:

Jeffreyrental.com people have been long time Crypto.com fans and we made interesting deal with them:

  • This validator permanently donates 20% of the collected fees to the IcyCRO.org Jackpot Pool.

  • There will be CRO cashback for ICY VIPs for rentals.

  • More info about the details on Sunday.


Thank you all for participating .


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team

19.11.2021 - IcyCRO.org - Governance Proposal #1 - Sticky token and Jackpot rules


Our first governance proposal voting starts at noon (12.00) UTC on 19.11.2021.

Everyone with 100k ICY staked gets to vote. Each 100k staked = one vote.

4.3M ICY staked total, so voting ends when one option gets 22 votes (or which option gets more votes in 12 hours).


If you are eligible to vote, send 0.11 or 0.12 CROs to:

0xa8eA69C0e750a619298882A07813dD928faD3496

https://cronos.crypto.org/explorer/address/0xa8eA69C0e750a619298882A07813dD928faD3496


0.11 = Yes to the proposal.

0.12 = No to the proposal.



Sticky Token


Most people know what a stable coin is (USDC, USDT...), but very few people have heard about sticky tokens. This is because ICY will be the first (AFAIK).


For many clear reasons ICY's value will follow CRO quite closely:

- Only trading pair is ICY-CRO.

- This is the community token of CRO and most of the projects are CRO related.

- Our Jackpot Pool is stored as CRO and awarded as CRO.


To make the ICY-CRO pair even more tight, to avoid excessive volatility and to improve liquidity we are introducing the sticky token protocol:

- Market will decide the ICY value, but if it tries to go too far, purchases from the Balancer Pool will try to push it back to the trading range.

- Starting value of the Balancer Pool(s) is about 50k CRO and 500k ICY, but will be increased to 300k CRO and 5M ICY.

- If the Balancer pool(s) will go over 300k CRO or 5M ICY, extra CRO will go to the Jackpot Pool or extra ICY will be burned

- If ICY value goes over 2 ICY = 1 CRO, Balancer Pool starts buying CRO from the market.

- If ICY value goes under 6 ICY = 1 CRO, Balancer Pool starts buying ICY from the market.

- If proposal goes through, it doesn't guarantee that ICY's value stays always between 2-6 ICY per 1 CRO, but it will make it very sticky.

- Bracket can be changed in the future with a new governance proposal.



Jackpot Pool - One ticket per month in social media.


- Ticket number 777 is given for free each month on social media competitions.

- Each month we organize up to 10 smaller social competitions with ICY prizes.

- Winner of each small competition gets also one ticket for a raffle where they have at least 1/10 chance to win the 777 ticket for one month.



Jackpot Pool structure


- Jackpot Pool is divided into two different places: IcyCRO-org validators' wallets (IcyCRO.org and Obsidian) and in PhotonSwap liquidity pool for ICY-CRO pair. Other dexes may be added in the future.

- 60-90% of the Jackpot Pool will be kept on wallets of IcyCRO.org validators in Crypto.org (Obsidian and IcyCRO) where they earn 12-15% APR.

- 10-40% of the Jackpot Pool will be kept in PhotonSwap's ICR-CRO liquidity pool and this is usually used to pay the monthly winners.

- When part of the Jackpot is won, the required amount CRO+ICY from the Jackpot Pool is removed from the pool, is converted to CRO on market and sent to the winners. 


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team

17.11.2021 - CRO Community Competition #1 - Who we are - 30k ICY prizes (~$1500)


Many of you have known me, Zanglang and Erik for a long time. Since Cronos was launched, a lot of new people have joined and we have got many questions about what we do and why.


To keep the introduction short, we have a small competition for Reddit, Twitter and Telegram:

1. Post a funny or interesting picture to this thread in the next 60 hours. Can be photo, drawing, meme or something else.

2. At 23.00 UTC on Friday this competition ends and we choose the best three.

3. Winner gets 15k ICY, 2nd 10k ICY and 3rd 5k ICY (1 ICY = about 5-6c).


If you don't want to participate, then just like the posts that you think are the best and help us choose the winner.


So who we are and what we do in our IcyCRO project.

I was thinking about this for a while and this list probably explains it quite well:

- Community token project.

- Fun and games.

- Community validator launchers. Boosting reliable low fee community validators to Crypto.org and knocking out bad actors.

- Creators of controlled decentralization.

- Support to community members against scammers (100k CRO almost lost to scammers - https://twitter.com/Macierewicz_/status/1458975115350323202).


Or you could just think of us as a Justice League running a bingo hall.


You can read more from:

https://www.icycro.org/


Or just skip that and participate in the competition :)


I will start with these two:

"If we minted 100M tokens and carved two, are these counted for the marketcap also?"

https://imgur.com/gallery/iLKcyug


"I only hodl CRO and ICYs."

https://imgur.com/gallery/FnrtGqv


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team

15.11.2021 - Dex launch. What can you do on PhotonSwap?


Dex launch

Our ICY-CRO pool is now active and starting liquidity was 300k CROs and 1.5M ICYs and price 1 CRO = 5 ICYs.

You can buy and sell ICYs in PhotonSwap. You can also provide liquidity for the ICY-CRO pool and earn your share of 0.3% fees that traders are paying. They are divided equally between all liquidity providers based on share of the liquidity.


How to trade ICYs?

  1. Go to https://photonswap.finance/#/swap

  2. Connect your Metamask with the "Connect to a wallet" button in right upper corner.

  3. Choose the CRO-ICY pair.

  4. Choose the amount you wish to swap.

  5. Click "Swap".

  6. Approve transactions.


How to provide liquidity for the ICY-CRO pool?

  1. Go to https://photonswap.finance/#/pool

  2. Click "Add Liquidity".

  3. Choose amount.

  4. Click "Supply"

  • By adding liquidity you'll earn 0.3% of all trades on this pair proportional to your share of the pool. Fees are added to the pool, accrue in real time and can be claimed by withdrawing your liquidity.

  • There are always risks providing liquidity to the pool. You can read more from:

https://academy.binance.com/en/articles/impermanent-loss-explained



Dex launch promotion for the Icy+ level liquidity providers.

10k ICY airdrop:

  • This promotion is only open for Icy Staker+ level VIPs (100k+ ICYs staked).

  • For every 2k ICYs you add to the PhotonSwap ICY-CRO pool in 8h after the launch, you will get airdrop of 1k ICYs. Max 10k ICYs per person. Drop will happen after three months, if you keep the liquidity in the pool until then.

Top5 Icy+ level liquidity providers.

  • This promotion is only open for Icy Staker+ level VIPs (100k+ ICYs staked).

  • 10k-50k ICY prizes, total of 120k ICYs.


There are extra prizes for top5 highest liquidity providers in first 8 hours, if they keep at least the same liquidity for 6 months.

1st: 50k ICYs

2nd: 30k ICYs

3rd: 20k ICYs

4th and 5th: 10k ICYs


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


13.11.2021 - Dex launch delayed, new AD event and future events #2


Dex launch delay

Unfortunately it wasn't possible to launch ICY in Photonswap today, because of the Cronos issues.

Cronos bridge didn't work and a lot of CROs got stuck and it wasn't possible to add liquidity for the CRO-ICY pool.

Yes, we were using alternative RPC, but it didn't help.

We are sorry that this didn't go like planned, but as ICY is in Cronos, we can't do much without it. Basically our only tokens that are independent from the Cronos are the two oak tokens.

Launch will happen sometimes during the Monday afternoon/evening. When we have added the liquidity, we will inform everyone in Twitter and Telegram.


AD event until 14th of November 23.59 UTC.

As ICY dex launch was delayed, we will reopen the Airdrops for Donators event.

You have until Sunday evening to get ICYs with the prelaunch price.

For every 1k CROs you donate to our Jackpot pool, you will get airdrop of 5k ICYs.

To participate to this event:

Send 1k+ CROs to our Cronos Jackpot wallet:

0x34fD77B09fca3E6D7E817176b3dEcC380a3eE7F6

or

Send 1k+ CROs to the IcyCRO's Jackpot Pool:

- Address is: cro1j47t9xajph8fxe87mx9n6yjz05u64vr7ak9853

- Memo: Add metamask wallet address where you want the ICYs airdropped (0x...).

ICYs will be airdropped on Monday before the dex launch.



Dex launch promotion for the Icy+ level liquidity providers.

10k ICY airdrop:

  • This promotion is only open for Icy+ level VIPs (100k+ ICYs staked).

  • For every 2k ICYs you add to the PhotonSwap ICY-CRO pool in 8h after the launch, you will get airdrop of 1k ICYs. Max 10k ICYs per person. Drop will happen after three months, if you keep the liquidity in the pool until then.

Top5 Icy+ level liquidity providers.

  • This promotion is only open for Icy+ level VIPs (100k+ ICYs staked).

  • 10k-50k ICY prizes, total of 120k ICYs.


There are extra prizes for top5 highest liquidity providers in first 8 hours, if they keep at least the same liquidity for 6 months.

1st: 50k ICYs

2nd: 30k ICYs

3rd: 20k ICYs

4th and 5th: 10k ICYs


Risks:

Please remember that there are some risks providing liquidity to the dex pools.

Here is one quite good article:

https://academy.binance.com/en/articles/impermanent-loss-explained

We would presume CRO-ICY pair will be quite stable as the main attraction is the CRO jackpot. As you will get part of the fees from every trade and we have extra promotions top of it, we hope everyone makes some profit, but we can't guarantee it.


Future events list was changed a bit also.

  • 15.11 - Dex launch.

  • 20.11 - First Burnicy game.

  • 26.11 - Community Booster #3 event.

  • 15.12 - First CRO Jackpot and 2nd Burnicy game.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


09.11.2021 - AD event and future events


ICY was launch at 20.00 UTC time on 8th of November and 100M tokens were minted. This is the total supply, no new tokens can be minted.


All prelaunch ICYs that have been claimed have now been credited.

Previous part of the blog told how to pair you wallets and claim your ICYs.

If you haven't got your ICYs yet, follow those instructions and you will get the ICYs credited later today.


AD event until 11th of November 20.00 UTC.

ICY won't be available in dexes at least before the weekend.

If you wish to fill your ICY stack for example to get an ICY Builder package, you can donate CROs to our Jackpot Pool and you will be airdropped 5k ICYs per 1k CROs you donated.

To participate to this event:

Send 1k+ CROs to the IcyCRO's Jackpot Pool:

- Address is: cro1j47t9xajph8fxe87mx9n6yjz05u64vr7ak9853

- Memo: Add metamask wallet address where you want the ICYs airdropped (0x...).

ICYs will be airdropped in 12 hours from the transfer.


Future events.

  • 13.11 - Dex launch.

  • 15.11 - First Burnicy game.

  • 26.11 - Community Booster #3 event.

  • 15.12 - First CRO Jackpot and 2nd Burnicy game.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


09.11.2021 - Setting up the wallet and staking


ICY was launch at 20.00 UTC time on 8th of November and 100M tokens were minted.

Previous part of the blog told how to pair you wallets and claim your ICYs.

If you haven't got your ICYs yet, follow those instructions and you will get the ICYs credited later today.


How to move CROs to Cronos with mobile DeFi wallet:

Open your mobile DeFi wallet:

1. Click "Migrate assets to Cronos".

2. Choose amount of CROs to migrate.

3. Wait a while for migration to go through.

4. Click CRO and "Send".

5. Choose "Cronos" and insert your Metamask wallet.


How to connect your Metamask to Cronos:

  1. Click the network dropdown button and select “Custom RPC”.

  2. Fill in the parameters for the Cronos Mainnet:

Network Name: Cronos Chain

New RPC URL: https://evm-cronos.crypto.org

ChainID: 25

Symbol: CRO

Block Explorer URL: https://cronos.crypto.org/explorer


How to see your ICYs:

  1. Click "Import tokens".

  2. Token contract address: 0x8F857Af6Ea31447Bb502fE0E3F4e4340CDFCfc6C

  3. Leave rest of the fields like they are and click "Add custom token".


How to stake ICYs:

  1. Send 100k (or 200k, 300k or 400k) to the Staking Wallet.

  2. Address is: 0x3847A67a3B8B18beE16036C26cDFf6960089f047

  3. You can check your ticket numbers later from our website.

  4. Winning will be paid to your Metamask wallet that you used for staking.


Wallet addresses:

40M in Projects: 0xd6112CeB36c378A0eB27A530de5A5CAaDa8A9c49

30M in Bonus Pool: 0xdf144BE12940b542eA13044686d6f1a7571015AB

10M in Burnicy game: 0x6aaABc68F91967fF2A913d6b9cC4b90cA7A1DFe8

10M in Airdrops: 0xd9B33c9EBaFB9Eef6043149cd651985884cc0dE2

10M for developers: 0x9aC946b85CfefD5A1f5f6ec76391c10357d7DBaA

Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


08.11.2021 - Cronos launched and ICY will follow in the evening.


ICY launch will be at 22.00 UTC time today.

Before the launch, you can make sure you have Metamask wallet ready for the Cronos and ICYs. You can use either Brave or Chrome browser:


Whitepaper 1.01 version:

Whitepaper


How to claim ICYs you have earned:

  1. If you won some ICYs from the Cassini testing, they will be automatically credited directly to the same address you used for the testing.

  2. If you participated to validator events, you need to pair your Crypto.org wallet with your Metamask wallet so we know where to send your ICYs.

  • You can do this by sending 0.001 CROs from your Crypto.org DeFi wallet.

  • To the IcyCRO.org wallet that we use as a ledger. Address: cro13sspaluakmld27em3duhmkzxy8g6frrfu2xp3u

  • Add your Metamask wallet address to the memo.


Icy Builder packages:

Everyone who stakes 100k ICYs during the first 48 hours will be an ICY Builder instead of a regular staker. Extra benefits for the builders are:

  • 200k ICY bonus after 24 months (credited 20k ICYs per month when time is full).

  • Early access to our events / projects.

  • Higher benefits from our partners and sponsors.

  • Unique IcyCRO launch NFT.


Two builder packages per person is the maximum (200k staked) and only people who have participated in our events are eligible.

After 48 hours are full, we will arrange the builders on a list based on their ICY stacks. Biggest stack gets the 1st builder packages and 2nd biggest after. Doesn't matter when you stake as long as you do it during the 48 hours.

For example, if the biggest stack is 400k and he stakes the 400k ICYs (4*100k), this gives:

  • Two builder packages.

  • Two NFTs. First and 2nd edition.

  • Ticket numbers 001-004 to the monthly CRO Jackpot raffle.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


05.11.2021 - Prelaunch blogs (4/4) - Tokenomics and PAD event


PAD Event

Let's start with our PAD event (Prelaunch Airdrop for Donators). We have small amount of discounted ICYs available for you to claim. This is your last chance to fill your stacks before the launch:

- Event starts now and ends 22.00 UTC on 8th of November or when 400k ICYs have been claimed.

- For every 1k CROs you donate to the IcyCRO Jackpot Pool, you will get an airdrop of 5k ICYs.

- Donated CROs will be part of Jackpot Pool to award delegators and won't be returned.


How to participate:

  1. Install DeFi wallet, if you don't have it yet: https://crypto.com/eea/defi-wallet

  2. Move CROs from your Crypto.com account to your DeFi wallet

  3. Create Metamask wallet for Cronos / ICYs, if you don't have one yet. You can use Brave browser or install Metamask to Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metamask/nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn

  4. Send 1k+ CROs to the IcyCRO's Jackpot Pool:

- Address is: cro1j47t9xajph8fxe87mx9n6yjz05u64vr7ak9853

- Memo: Add metamask wallet address where you want the ICYs airdropped (0x...).

4. Airdrop will be done on 10th of November.

5. If you forget the memo or event is overbooked, we will return your CROs.


Tokenomics

There will be total of 100M ICY tokens in the Cronos network. These will be preminted and divided to five different wallets:

- 40% for the project rewards.

- 30% for the bonus pool (builder awards and Jackpot prizes).

- 10% for the airdrops.

- 10% for the developers (0.6% dropped in the beginning and 9.4% frozen until 2024).

- 10% for the Burnicy Game.


What you can do with ICY tokens:

- Stake 100k during the first 48 hours to claim a builder package (NFT + 200k ICY bonus after two years). Max two packages per person.

- Stake 100k ICYs to have a monthly chance to win part of the 50k-200k CRO Jackpot pool*.

- Play the monthly Burnicy game to win more ICYs (or burn the ICYs you played with).

- Liquidity farm in Photonswap (or other Cronos dexes).

- You can sell or buy ICYs in Photonswap (or other Cronos dexes).

- You can HODL.


* Jackpot pool is expected to be 50k-200k in 2022, but this is only an estimate.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


04.11.2021 - Prelaunch blogs (3/4) - Our RNG and Burnicy game


Random Number Generator

Problem with all the online and crypto raffles is that participants need to fully trust the organizer. If someone organizes a $10k raffle, how do you know it is fair or if it is actually happening? Usually you can't see how the winner was chosen, you can't see the prize or who it was paid. Whole raffle is based on the fact that you just need to trust that the organizer is honest and the raffle is fair.

IcyCRO team is probably the most trusted and well known team in the Cronos, but we wanted to make a system that you don't need to trust us.

We did something that no-one else has tried before. We let the blockchain decide the ticket numbers and winning numbers. We tested this system with 290k+ transactions during the Cassini testing and it worked perfectly.

Benefits of blockchain based raffle:

  • Every transaction is visible, so everyone can see who participated and what their ticket numbers were.

  • TxHash is permanent and can't be deleted or changed.

  • Winning number can be checked from the chain.

  • Payments for the winners will be visible in the chain also.


Burnicy game

Like the name says, this is a game where you burn ICY tokens to have a chance to win more ICY tokens. As the RTP (Return to Player) is 112%-113.5%, playing the game is a good investment on average and if you don't win, at least some ICYs are burned and the value of the remaining ICYs will go up.


How does the game work:

  1. Send 1k or 10k ICYs to our Burn Wallet. Last 3 numbers of your TxHash is your ticket number.

  2. On the 15th of each month, we will burn all the ICYs from the Burn Wallet.

  3. Txhash of the burning transaction will show the winning number. Last three numbers again.

  4. Winners will have 10 days to claim their winnings.

  5. Winners will get their ICYs.


How much you can win in the Burnicy game:

  • We have 10M ICYs reserved for the Burnicy game.

  • RTP% for the ICY game is 112%-113.5%.

  • 1k ICY bet: First 2 ticket numbers: 100k ICY, all 3 numbers 120k ICY.

  • 10k ICY bet: First 1 ticket numbers: 100k ICY, first 2 numbers 120k ICY and all 3 numbers 150k ICY.


Icy Jackpot

Same winning number from the Burnicy game will also decide who wins the monthly CRO Jackpot.

In the jackpot raffle, participants only have the same static numbers every month. If you were the first to stake 100k ICYs, your number is 001. Second staker will get 002 and so on.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


03.11.2021 - Prelaunch blogs (2/4) - Staking and CRO jackpot


Staking


Staking means locking your ICY tokens for at least two years to get benefits and monthly chance to win part of the CRO Jackpot. When you have collected 100k ICYs, you can stake them by sending them to our staking wallet, which will be announced later.

Icy

Everyone who has 100k staked will get Icy level benefits:

  • Monthly chance to win part of the CRO Jackpot.

  • Early access to future projects.

  • Benefits from our sponsors.

  • Chance to influence more on what projects we do.


Obsidian status is given for everyone with 500k staked. Then you are officially an Icy Whale:

  • You get all the benefits from the Icy level.

  • Better benefits from our sponsors.

  • Even more exclusive access to our events.

  • Real IcyCRO token made from oak will be mailed to you.


ICY Builder

If you stake 100k during the first 48 hours from the launch, you will get an ICY Builder status and an extra 200k ICY bonus is paid after two years (20k per month). Each builder will also get an ICY NFT. First edition goes to the first staker. Max two builder packages per person.



CRO Jackpot

Starting from 15th of December, every month stakers will have a chance to win part of the CRO Jackpot pool which is expected to be from 50k to 100k CROs.


How do the CROs come to the jackpot pool:

  • 100% of commissions and fees from our validators are added to the jackpot.

  • 100% of the CROs we earn from our projects go to the jackpot.

  • 100% of the CROs from our sponsors are added to the jackpot.

  • 100% of the CROs earned from the presale go to the jackpot.

  • 100% of CROs donated to our project go to the jackpot.


On the 15th of each month, Cronos chain will show if there is a winner. If there are no winners, our jackpot pool just keeps growing. If the jackpot is won, this is how it is shared:

  • 60% is saved as a seed fund for the next jackpot.

  • 12% is given to the winner (all three numbers correct).

  • 18% is shared between everyone else with the first two numbers correct.

  • 10% goes for the server fees.


Example:

  • Winning number is 350 => 350th staker will win the main jackpot and up to nine others (351st-359th) will win a smaller share.

  • We have a jackpot of 50k CROs.

  • 60% is saved for the next jackpot (30k CROs).

  • 12% goes to the jackpot winner (6k CROs) + other cryptos top of the CROs. .

  • 18% is split between 9 people (1k CROs each).

  • 10% goes for the server fees (2k CROs).


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


02.11.2021 - Prelaunch blogs (1/4) - Mission


We believe that Crypto.com will grow fast in the next few years and CRO will be one of the top cryptos. Success of the Crypto.org Mainnet / Cronos will be important for CRO's future and we will do our best to help.

There is a myth in the crypto world that completely free decentralization is always a good thing and leads to the best results. This clearly isn't true. In a completely free system the strongest companies will control everything, block new companies from the market and this will hurt the customer.

In Crypto.org this has also been clearly shown for a long time already. If we don't count the validators that IcyCRO has boosted in, it's already over 120 days since the last new community validator has joined. It doesn't mean there haven't been any new validators. During this time 15+ validators have joined, but they were created by groups that had multiple validators already. If this continues like this, these groups can control 40%+ of the validators, which could cause serious issues for the delegators and for the mainnet.

Some of these groups are here just to abuse the system and consider delegators as prey to be scammed for all the CROs possible. Others just copy-paste their validator to a new quite low quality server and give us a new clone validator asking for 10% fees and giving nothing for the community.

This is where we join the game. ICY token isn't even launched yet, but we have already boosted four community validators to the top100 and we keep doing this 1-2 times per month to keep the bottom end of the top100 list full. We will review every candidate wishing to join the mainnet and boost the ones that actually give some value for the community and delegators. We call this "Controlled Decentralisation".

We certainly will have our hands full with community boosters, ICY jackpots and Burnicy games, but we also have other plans. There will be NFTs. There will be oaken tokens. We will be working with the best Dexes and helping them as much as we can. We may expand elsewhere in the Cosmos in validator business. And we may do things we can't even imagine at this point as the possibilities are limitless.

We are the only Cronos project that combines the skills of the developers with the power of the community. With our team and our contacts and supporters, there are no limits on projects we can launch in the future.


Best regards,

Juha and the IcyCRO Team


28.10.2021 - Second community booster: dWeb Guide


Today we have our second community booster event.

It's already over 120 days since last fresh community validator joined the top100 without our help, so there is a need for these events. Other option is just watch new scam validators joining every 14 days, which are hurting delegators and ruining the reputation of Crypto.org.

This time event starts 20.00 UK time and ends in 10 minutes or when the target is reached.

Now we will boost dWeb Guide, which is a good target for our help:

  • They have been been active over 1.5 years.

  • They collected 589k CROs themselves and just need the final push to top100. They have been waiting just under the line for over month now.

  • Their validator is hosted and supported by Allnodes, which pretty much guarantees that everything will go without technical problems in their end.

This even has the same principle than earlier ones. Help us launch the validator to the top100 and after 28 days you can redelegate to different validator, if you wish.



Validator: dWeb Guide | 0% Fee

Mintscan address: https://www.mintscan.io/crypto-org/validators/crocncl1pzqahufgfhnngz0y5try5tku2cpayu46psdfr6

Validator address: crocncl1pzqahufgfhnngz0y5try5tku2cpayu46psdfr6

0% fees for at least for the first month and 500k+ ICYs for the delegators.


How many ICYs you will get depends on how much you delegate to the dWeb Guide validator today before the deadline:

  • Minimum delegation 10k CROs.

  • Maximum delegation 200k CROs.

  • For every 10k CROs delegated, you will receive 5k ICYs.

  • Extra 5k ICY bonus is credited to everyone who had delegated to Jerboa in the previous event and delegates now at least 10k.

  • This ICY drop will happen after the launch of the ICY token on 10th of November.


When does the event end?

  • Even will last 10 minutes, but can end earlier if 2M delegations is reached.

  • After 10 minutes is full, event will end when 1.5M CRO delegations is reached.


Who is eligible:

A: Everyone who participated previous events. You need to use the same address for this delegations also.

B: Everyone who follows us in Twitter at this moment (267 people). If you aren't part of group A, then PM us in Twitter with your CRO address so we know you are eligible.


Thank you all for participating .


Best regards,

IcyCRO Team


05.10.2021 - Cassini competition in Cronos Testnet


Today Cassini, Cronos Testnet was launched and there are lot of interesting competitions from CDC and we are organizing even better ones. CDC needs lot of transfers to test the network and we are more than happy to help.

Competition Period:

Starts: 5 October 2021, 04:00 UTC

Ends: 18 October 2021, 03:59 UTC

Prizes:

From CDC you can win your share of up to $7500 worth of CROs in block jackpots.

From us you can get win up to 100k ICYs with one transfer (up to 1M ICYs total) and 1000 CROs.


Instructions:

1. Make a wallet to the Metamask for your test tokens. Brave browser has it build in, but you can get it for any browser or Android / iOS.

2. Connect Metamask to Cassini. Click Networks from the right upper corner, choose "Custom RPC" and follow these instructions: https://github.com/crypto-org-chain/cassini/blob/main/cassini-network-info/README.md

3. Get 50 TCROs from the faucet daily. You need these for the transfer fees. Address: https://cronos.crypto.org/cassini/faucet

4. Sign-up as a tester in: https://medium.com/crypto-org-chain/introducing-cassini-the-cronos-incentivised-testnet-fe11a42a623d

5. Post your wallet address to us as a response to our Twitter post or in Telegram and we will send you 20k TICYs (test ICYs). These have no value and are used only for testing.

6. Add TICY token to your Metamask:
Add Tokens - Custom Token - Contract address:
0x176f80287fe5d38c6a3e673a16121067024b2832

7. Send these TICYs back to the builder wallet. One (1) TICY per transfer. Remember to change gas price to "5000". Address is: 0xA1E0F603A15D0a646048b1B141fd9BF2cf6a0309

8. After sending all the transfers you planned to do, you can check the TxHash numbers easily by clicking the three dots on right side of your wallet address and choosing "View in explorer".

Crypto.com's competition:
Make transfer on blocks 60000, 120000 and 180000. People who makes transfer on one of these specific jackpot blocks can share up to $2500 in CROs. Three jackpots total so up to $7500 in CROs available.

IcyCRO's competition:

TxHash's last four numbers give you the ticket number. Ignore the letters.

For example:
TxHash: 0x1726d2b68243218b30d6eff2fdc9e963880da990a3cc77b670abd8499f338e65

=> Ticket number: 3865

We have two competitions. One awards most active participants who have most Tx. Other competition depends on your luck (TxHash number).


Most active TICY senders:

Top10 accounts with most eligible TICY Tx in the end will win extra ICYs:


1. 100k ICYs

2.-3. 50k ICYs

4.-5. 20k ICYs

6.-10. 10k ICYs


Raffle prizes after 60k blocks:

If your last four numbers are 7777 , you will win 10k ICYs. Just report the TxHash link to us in Twitter or Telegram. Chance to win is 1/10000 per transfer. 10k ICY prizes end when 800k of ICYs have been claimed.

If your last five numbers are 77777, you will win the Jackpot of 100k ICYs! Chance to win is 1/100000 per transfer.

Also first and last Jackpot winner will get 500 CROs each top of the ICYs.

Winner of the last jackpot also gets extra 20k ICYs, which brings the jackpot to 120k ICYs and 500 CRO.

Raffle prizes for the first 60k blocks:

If your last four numbers are 7777 or 8888, you will win 10k ICYs. Just report the TxHash link to us in Twitter or Telegram. Chance to win is 1/5000 per transfer.

If your last five numbers are 77777 or 88888, you will win the Jackpot of 100k ICYs! Chance to win is 1/50000 per transfer.

Also first and last Jackpot winner will get 500 CROs each top of the ICYs.

If you make 2.5k transfers to us and don't win anything. Just tell us after the competition ends and we will credit you 10k ICYs. Just available for people who made first transfer during first 60k blocks.

Extra rules:

  • Too fast tx spamming not allowed. If over 2x tx in same block, those txs aren't eligible.


Best regards,

IcyCRO Team


30.09.2021 - First community booster: Jerboa Pool


Today we have our first community booster event.

Starts 18.30 UK time and ends in 30 minutes or when 1.3M CRO target is reached.

We had three good candidates and it wasn't easy for our team to choose the winner, but Jerboa Pool was chosen for the community booster this time.

Enthusiasm of the team, technical knowledge, reasonable fees, good website and self-delegation of 88k CROs decided the winner.

This even has the same principle than earlier ones. Help us launch the validator to the top100 and after 28 days you can redelegate to different validator, if you wish.

0% fees, 500k+ ICYs for the delegators and 1k CRO raffle again.

Validator: Jerboa Pool | 0% Fee in 2021

Mintscan address: https://www.mintscan.io/crypto-org/validators/crocncl1y02esnw7k0pa9y3s2pke53f2n02cq73233xm3d

Validator address: crocncl1y02esnw7k0pa9y3s2pke53f2n02cq73233xm3d


We will drop at least 500k ICYs (max 1M ICYs) to the people who participate to this event and help us to launch the validator. This ICY drop will happen after the launch of the token on 20th of October.


Who is eligible:

A: Everyone who had at least 1k CROs delegated to some validator on 15th of August. You need to use the same address for this delegations also.

B: Everyone who follows us in Twitter at this moment (164 people). If you aren't part of group A, then PM us in Twitter with your CRO address so we know you are eligible.


How many ICYs you can get depends on how much you delegate to the Jerboa Pool validator today before the deadline:

  • 10k CRO = 10k ICY

  • 20k CRO = 20k ICY

  • 50k CRO = 30k ICY

  • 100k CRO = 40k ICY

  • 200k CRO = 50k ICY

  • 300k CRO = 60k ICY

  • 400k CRO = 70k ICY


Offer continues at least until the total delegations reach 1.3M CROs. Minimum 30 minutes.

1000 CRO draw:

We also have a 1000 CRO draw between the delegators who participate before the deadline.

The last two numbers of your TX number of your delegation gives your ticket number. You get one number per 10k delegations. If you delegate 30k and your number is 75, you will also get two next numbers: 76 and 77.

If your number matches the winning number given later today, you win your share of the 1k CROs.

The chain (TX number from Finland to Obsidian) will decide who is the winner.

Thank you all for participating .


Best regards,

IcyCRO Team


22.09.2021 - Launch of the Obsidian validator

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EDIT: Deadline for the offer was at 20.05 UK time so this is over now. Thank you all for participation.
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Today we are launching our best Crypto.org chain validator, Obsidian.

Mainnet's current problem is that no new community validators have joined in last months and new validators that that have been launched have been very harmful for the delegators. You can read more about it from here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Crypto_com/comments/pmdnl7/stakeandgetrich_aka_pool_aka_pancake_pool_s_rug/

Because of these issues, we will launch one more reliable validator to the bottom end of the list.

We will drop at least 500k ICYs (max 1M ICYs) to the people who participate to this event and help us to launch the validator. This ICY drop will happen after the launch of the token on 20th of October.

Obsidian will have 0% fees for at least two months and you are free to redelegate back to your original validator after 28 days.


Who is eligible:

A: Everyone who had at least 1k CROs delegated to some validator on 15th of August. You need to use the same address for this delegations also.

B: Everyone who follows us in Twitter at this moment (136 people). If you aren't part of group A, then PM us in Twitter with your CRO address so we know you are eligible.


How many ICYs you can get depends on how much you delegate to Obsidian validator today until the deadline:

  • 10k CRO = 10k ICY

  • 20k CRO = 20k ICY

  • 50k CRO = 30k ICY

  • 100k CRO = 40k ICY

  • 200k CRO = 50k ICY

  • 300k CRO = 60k ICY

  • 400k CRO = 70k ICY


Offer continues at least until the total delegations reach 1M CROs.

Validator address:
crocncl1j47t9xajph8fxe87mx9n6yjz05u64vr77mxwkd


1000 CRO draw:

We also have a 1000 CRO draw between the delegators who participate before the deadline.

The last two numbers of your TX number of your delegation gives your ticket number. You get one number per 10k delegations. If you delegate 30k and your number is 75, you will also get two next numbers: 76 and 77.

If your number matches the winning number given on 26th of September, you win your share of the 1k CROs.

The chain (TX number) will decide who is the winner.

Thank you all for participating .


Best regards,

IcyCRO Team


01.09.2021 - Launch of the IcyCRO.org validator

Today is time for the first project of ICY Team and we are launching a validator to Crypto.org chain. This will be one of ours ways to grow the CRO Jackpot that can be won monthly in 2022.

We will drop at least 700k ICYs to the people who participate to this project and help us to launch the validator. This ICY drop will of course happen after the launch of the token in Q4/2021.

Who is eligible:

A: Everyone who had at least 1k CROs delegated to Finland or Jerry's Pool on 15th of August. You need to use the same address for this delegations also.

B: Everyone who follows us in Twitter at this moment (77 people). If you aren't part of group A, then PM us in Twitter with your CRO address so we know you are eligible.

How many ICYs you can get depends on how much you delegate to IcyCRO.org today between 18.00 and 18.30 UK time:

  • 10k CRO = 10k ICY

  • 20k CRO = 20k ICY

  • 50k CRO = 30k ICY

  • 100k CRO = 40k ICY

If there aren't enough eligible delegations during the first 30 minutes, this offer continues until 700k ICYs are claimed.

Validator address:
crocncl13sspaluakmld27em3duhmkzxy8g6frrfl89gnq

Mintscan link:
https://www.mintscan.io/crypto-org/validators/crocncl13sspaluakmld27em3duhmkzxy8g6frrfl89gnq


Thank you all for participating .


Best regards,

Juha


26.08.2021 - Project ICY and our plans.

This is the first time I am writing a blog so let's see how this goes.

Crypto.org mainnet has a huge potential and we are big fans of it. Which is the reason we started our own validator immediately in March 2021 to have a low fee, high quality and safe validator for our own CROs and CROs of our friends. It was still a bit surprise that we are already one of the most popular community validators together with Jerry's Pool.

Crypto.org chain has been running quite well for the first five months and 2M blocks, but there has been some issues with the validators. CDC / Bison Trails started in March with 9 validators, but they have increased the amount already to 14 as there haven't been enough high quality community validators available.

During the past few months we haven't seen hardly any new community validators joining as the amount of CROs needed is too high. This isn't good news for decentralization and or the health of the network.

Our project ICY's first step is to launch a validator to the CRO mainnet. All the the fees earned from the validator will go to the jackpot pool together with the CROs from our sponsors.

Everyone who participates to the project will earn ICY tokens. After you collect and stake 100k ICYs you will have a chance to win part the CRO Jackpot, which we hope to reach 50k+ CROs during 2022.

Our first 50 stakers will also get a Golden Ticket NFT, highest interest rate and the best VIP benefits for some of the future projects. If you are slower in the beginning, we still have 200 Silver Ticket NFTs for our next stakers. Benefits are smaller than for Golden tickets, but still excellent.

Follow us in Twitter to see the latest airdrops and projects.

Best regards,

Juha