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Whitepaper February 22nd, 2018 Note: Phore Blockchain reserves the right to update this whitepaper at any time. Please visit the Phore Blockchain website ( for the most up-to-date version of this whitepaper.

Table of Contents Guiding Principles 4 Phore Blockchain Ecosystem and Vision 4 History and Accomplishments 11 KryptKoin Origin 11 Coin Swap 12 Proof of Stake 13 Masternodes 15 Zerocoin Protocol (zPHR) 17 Phore Blockchain Community 20 Phore Blockchain Marketplace Development 22 Blockchain Technologies & Services 24 Masternode Governance 24 Charitable Donations 26 Current Phore Blockchain Cryptocurrency Statistics 27 How is Phore Blockchain Different? 29 Phore Blockchain Roadmap 31 Q1 2018 Milestones 31 Blockchain Technology 31 Web Wallet and Android Wallet Release 32 Wallet and Core Upgrades 33 Masternode Setup Automation 33 Phore Blockchain Budget Governance Website 34 Phore Blockchain Marketplace Launch 34 Phore Blockchain Developer Team Expansion 34 Continued Team Recruitment 34 Q2 2018 Milestones 35 Page 2 of 52

Segregated Witness (SegWit) Activation 35 iOS Mobile Wallet / App 36 Creation of The Phore Foundation 36 Q3 2018 Milestones 37 Smart Contracts 37 Atomic Swap Implementation 42 Decentralized Crowdfunding 42 Click and Collect Marketplace Vendor Pilot Programme. Location TBC 43 Q4 2018 Milestones 43 Smart Contract Implementation 43 Mobile App Development 44 VR/AR Marketplace Enhancement Beta Testing 44 Click and Collect Incorporation into Marketplace 44 Phore Labs Investment 44 2019 Goals 45 Phore Blockchain Core Team 45 Join the Phore Blockchain Community 49 Page 3 of 52

Guiding Principles Phore Blockchain Ecosystem and Vision To succeed in today s burgeoning blockchain ecosystem, relying on a one- dimensional approach to success is no longer a viable long-term option. The market is saturated with coins that aim to accomplish little more than being a medium of exchange with one or two additional features. Short of a new, innovative technology, there is little potential to displace the large, legacy coins that have assumed some of the highest market capitalizations. Nor is it necessary. The vision of Phore Blockchain is to provide a platform that facilitates decentralized commerce that is free to use and sustainable in nature. This vision reaches beyond the core blockchain to include applications and ventures built on top of the platform. An oak tree is a good conceptual model: Phore Blockchain is grounded in sound technology, it is our legacy and the roots of our platform; a system of self-governance in the shape of an independent network of masternodes forms our trunk and provides stability; and the breadth of projects designed on top of our platform, both realized and imagined, the crown of the tree. Phore Blockchain thus encompasses all facets of the ecosystem we are creating, with Phore coin (PHR) representing but one branch on the Phore Blockchain tree. The Phore Blockchain will accord numerous capabilities, including but not limited to: ● atomic swaps and side-chains, ● fast, scalable, secure, and reliable transactions, ● options for both private and transparent transactions, Page 4 of 52

● rewards for participation in the Phore Blockchain network similar to interest payments, ● decentralized marketplace, ● an advanced and flexible smart contract platform for building decentralized applications (dAPPs) that can be used in conjunction with private transactions, enabling new decentralized, privacy-enabled business models that keep you in control of your money and your personal information, ● initial coin offerings on the Phore Blockchain platform, ● crowdfunding fundraisers, ● custom blockchain creation and services, ● continued expansion and improvement in both the Phore protocol and Phore Blockchain in general, ● widespread accessibility and ease of use. Developments designed to bolster the Phore Blockchain ecosystem are already underway (see Roadmap and Milestone sections). Put simply, Phore Blockchain will be an ecosystem that continuously improve the technology behind PHR, creates new and innovative applications, hosts a decentralized marketplace, provides opportunities for crowdfunding, and offers blockchain-related services to third parties, both public and private. The utility of PHR, which touches all aspects of the ecosystem, will thus be manifold. Our vision for Phore Blockchain is one of global adoption. Help us re-envision the world. Page 5 of 52

The Phore Blockchain Ecosystem Accessibility and ease of use are essential elements of our vision. Phore Blockchain is for everyone, not just those with advanced technical skills. PHR will be easy to acquire and exchange for goods and services globally, with the Page 6 of 52

ability to provide a smooth and intuitive user experience for people around the world. The development of Phore coin, PHR, was only the beginning of our journey. Our flagship product is our fully decentralized marketplace. Users may buy and sell goods with PHR and have the option of conducting private transactions if they so choose. We will continue to support and develop an ecosystem of Phore Blockchain applications and businesses built both by the Phore Blockchain core team and the Phore Blockchain community. Phore Blockchain intends to be a driver behind the global expansion of the blockchain revolution. Phore Blockchain will provide a robust, secure, private, and completely decentralized network underpinned by the Phore cryptocurrency, PHR. It will consist of a thriving ecosystem of privacy-enabled decentralized applications and a marketplace that will provide real world applications to enable private commerce and new privacy-enabled business models. No permissions will be required to utilize PHR or its applications as there is no centralized authority behind them. Applications and improvements to the Phore Blockchain core code will be made by the Phore Blockchain community. Phore is money on your terms. Perhaps, most important to our development and success is our thriving and expanding community. PHR is structured to be governed by the community transparently. The development team is growing constantly through both outreach and active recruiting by the core team as well as proactive ideas, contributions and offers to help coming from the Phore Blockchain community. We are proud of the large and growing following Phore Blockchain has gathered to date including more than 8,000 followers on Twitter and over 4,000 members of our Discord and Telegram groups. We are fostering a friendly and engaging environment where participation and contribution by everyone in the community is encouraged. Phore (PHR) Page 7 of 52

The technological advancements over the last century have created enormous wealth and opportunity unlike any other period in history. Humanity is currently at a watershed; a paradigm shift that will recreate how we communicate, transact, pay for goods and services, and innumerable other applications due to the adoption of Blockchain technology. Although there are tremendous benefits to these new technologies, they may also come at a cost. Collection, tracking, analyzing, and utilization of personal data has become a much easier task for private and public entities alike. Corporations and governments collect our personal data for myriad reasons, but the result is the same: a loss of individual privacy. One may think if I have done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide however this sort of thinking fails to grasp the extraordinary impact our collected data can have on us. This information can be utilized for targeted advertising, censorship, boycotts, and retribution for holding views contrary to the status quo, to name a few. Indeed, we can see from recent history that: ● Social media has been utilized to demonetize content, reject advertisements, or ban users who hold contrarian views to those of the media platform. ● Large crowdfunding sites have been accused of political bias, reportedly rejecting or removing fundraising campaigns when they are for causes considered unacceptable under the guise of not meeting community standards . ● Personal information including purchasing habits are used by corporations and governments for purposes ranging from advertising to censorship and boycotts, and often have been subject to massive cybersecurity breaches and theft, partially because so much personal information is in one centralized location. Page 8 of 52

More conventional cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin do not offer sufficient protection of one s identity and information as all transactions are observable and traceable by any determined investigator. Those who value their privacy are not protected satisfactorily and are thus vulnerable to exposure. An improved privacy- oriented cryptocurrency is one solution to this problem of which Phore (PHR) is a viable candidate. Phore Blockchain’s currency is the crux of its ecosystem. Individuals are free to exchange amongst themselves, nearly instantly, with the choice of anonymous or public transactions. Furthermore, they do not risk having their coins confiscated by a legal entity. The benefit to using a means of exchange outside of fiat currencies like the United States Federal Reserve Note (U.S. dollar) or the British Pound is that individuals are not subject to arbitrary and often adverse effects of monetary policy. Phore Blockchain has an established distribution of its coin and changes to its protocol involve decisions made by democratic governance by those who have a stake in its development. Individuals may make future decisions with confidence in the integrity of this system. Expansion and contraction of the supply of PHR occurs only by such governance. This will result in a predictable and stable medium of exchange. One does not need to look further than the recent monetary history of the United States or the European Union to see the devastating effects of arbitrary and capricious central bank monetary planning. ● During the Great Depression, the United States government outlawed the private possession of gold bullion and required citizens to sell their gold (apart from jewelry, collector coins, and the like) to the government - at what ended up being for less than 50% of what it was worth. ● More recently, in 2013 the Bank of Cyprus agreed to a 23 Billion Euro ($30.5 Billion) rescue package with the IMF, that included depositors losing 47.5% of their savings exceeding 100,000 Euros ($132,000). Page 9 of 52

● In 4, Russia began seizing about $8 billion per year of its citizens private pension retirement contributions to finance government spending/debt. Poland ($39 Billion), Hungary ($12 Billion), Portugal ($2.5 Billion), Bulgaria, and Argentina ($30 Billion) made similar moves in the six years prior to that. ● By many estimates, the US dollar has lost over 90% of its purchasing power over the last 100 years1. John Maynard Keynes attributed this largely to the current system of interventionist economic policies that have eroded the value of currencies worldwide, stating that [by] a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. 2 We believe in empowerment of the individual, and of communities. We believe in the right to free speech, and the freedom to conduct commerce as a core component of that right. This can take many forms, whether it is the freedom to contribute to a cause, to buy and sell products and services, to raise money through crowdfunding, or to run a business that has value to your customers. Using Blockchain and related decentralized technologies, we want Phore Blockchain to help individuals and communities take back that power, achieve their goals more efficiently, with greater independence and without the compromises of needing to give up data or being subject to the control of corporations and other centralized groups. 1 “What Has Government Done to Our Money?” by Murray N. Rothbard, Ludvig von Mises Institute, Sept 20th, 2005. 2 “The Economic Consequences of the Peace” by John Maynard Keynes, Serenity Publishers, LLC (February 10, 2009) Page 10 of 52

History and Accomplishments Phore Blockchain has already come a long way since the project kicked off in September 2017, including formation of the core team, the launch of the Phore cryptocurrency, and significant work towards our initial 2018 milestones. KryptKoin Origin Phore (PHR) is a digital privacy cryptocurrency, an update and rebrand of KryptKoin (KTK) which was pre-announced in May 2014, and whose distribution started on May 21st, 2014. There was no pre-mine for KryptKoin. It was distributed equally to people who qualified for a stake. In total, 500 stakes were distributed in 2 stages. Bonus KTK was given to those who held for 30 days. There was no ICO, and no developer pre-mine. The developer, Phroshi, received 1 stake, the same as every other stakeholder. Following launch, KryptKoin quickly developed a large and faithful following and introduced an online marketplace in 2015, which included Paypal integration, where digital items such as Wordpress themes were bought and sold. Page 11 of 52

Here is a link to a short promotional video for the KTK market published on Aug 20th, 2014 Coin Swap To accommodate new features and accelerate the Phore Blockchain vision, the existing code needed to be completely rewritten. This was accomplished with a coin swap from KryptKoin to the new Phore Blockchain. The initial Phore Blockchain code base was created from a fork of the PIVX project, which in turn was forked from Dash, all of which have roots going back to Bitcoin Core code. A two-month window was announced and advertised on cryptocurrency forums and social media for existing KTK holders to swap their coins for new PHR on a Page 12 of 52

1:1 basis. Well over half of the existing KTK was swapped for PHR through this process. This window closed on November 18th, 2017, and as a result of unclaimed coins, over 7 million PHR were destroyed, reducing the total supply to just over 11 million. Proof of Stake Unlike bitcoin, which uses Proof of Work (PoW) and mining as the primary mechanism around building their blockchain and achieving consensus, the Phore Blockchain core blockchain is based on Proof of Stake (PoS). Proof of Stake bases rewards based on how much stake each participant has in the Phore Blockchain network, and for their participation in validating and processing Phore Blockchain transactions and blocks. This alternative method of achieving distributed blockchain consensus offers a number of advantages over PoW consensus algorithms: ● It uses vastly less computing power and electricity to secure the blockchain. There are estimates that Ethereum and Bitcoin PoW mining burns over $1 million in electricity and related costs per month. PoS is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly in comparison. ● There is less need to issue new coins to provide incentives to participate in the blockchain process, leading to less need to inflate the currency. Phore Blockchain transaction fees are tiny compared to Bitcoin fees and for similar reasons since there is no further need to incentivize a miner to process them. Furthermore, the transaction fees are burned as they are Page 13 of 52

used, reducing the total supply of PHR to offset some of the increase in supply from PoS rewards. As transactional use increases, it is possible there could even be negative net issuance of coins. ● PoS allows for greater decentralization, since a Phore Blockchain node can operate on very inexpensively. There is no need for a large centralized mining farm as you see forming with many PoW coins. This greater decentralization makes it more difficult for centralized coordinating groups of nodes to form and discourages any groups that do form from harming the Phore Blockchain network. These and other benefits of PoS provide Phore Blockchain with a secure foundation. Nodes on the blockchain network have to be holders of PHR in order to participate in blockchain mining, and they have a natural incentive to protect and enhance the value of PHR. Anyone with a Phore Blockchain wallet can keep it online with staking enabled to help process and confirm PHR transactions and build the blockchain. In return for providing this service and securing the Phore Blockchain network, stakers may receive a portion of the block rewards, that as of this writing are 2.8 PHR awarded for each block, which is targeted to occur every 60 seconds. The likelihood of being chosen to mine a block and receive the associated staking rewards are based on the number of PHR being staked by each Phone Blockchain node. In order to assist users in setting up their wallets for staking, the Phore Blockchain community and advisors have developed a detailed staking guide. Additional support can also be found in the Phone Blockchain Discord group. Page 14 of 52

Masternodes Phore Blockchain has also implemented masternodes, which are enhanced nodes that provide additional services and security to the Phore Blockchain network. Two of the current services provided by masternodes are processing zerocoin (zPHR) private transactions (see Zerocoin Protocol below) and handling the Phore Blockchain budget governance process (see Masternode Governance below . Additional services may be added in the future as Phore Blockchain s feature set expands. Anyone with 10,000 PHR can set up and operate a Phore Blockchain masternode, which is online 24/7 and helps provide additional security, reliability, and performance to the blockchain. Given their large stake in Phore Blockchain, masternode owners have an even larger incentive to maintain the integrity and security of the blockchain, and to help guide the growth and value of PHR over time. To establish a masternode, 10,000 PHR is locked as collateral in a transaction performed in the owner s Phore Blockchain wallet and is paired with the masternode. A masternode can be set up to run on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in the cloud, at home on a PC, or a Raspberry Pi. Phore Blockchain masternodes support IPv6 and multiple masternodes can be run on a properly sized IPv6 enabled VPS. Masternodes can also be set up to run using Tor/Onion Routers for additional privacy. Page 15 of 52

Once the masternode functioning, it will operate even if the wallet containing the 10,000 PHR is offline, potentially even in cold storage, providing additional security to the masternode owner. Masternode tab from Phore wallet If the masternode owner ever wishes to stop operating their masternode, they can unlock their coins and terminate its function at any time. Like stakers, masternode owners receive a portion of the block rewards which as of this writing is 4.2 PHR is per block. For a masternode owner, a passive stream of income is thus created. As of this writing there are about 450 active masternodes operating on the Phore Blockchain network. This equates to about 38% (4.5 million Phore) locked as masternode collateral, decreasing the circulating supply from ~11.7 million to ~7.2 million Phore. The return on investment for a masternode owner based on these conditions is currently about 400 Phore per month, which equates to about a 48% annualized return. These numbers will change as masternodes are either added or removed from the Phore Blockchain network and as block rewards decrease gradually over time at specified block intervals. The Phore Blockchain team has developed a detailed guide for masternode setup, and both the team and community are available to provide support in the Discord group for those less technically inclined. Page 16 of 52

Zerocoin Protocol (zPHR) A Bitcoin transaction is recorded on the blockchain ledger and is visible for anyone to see. The sender s address, receiver s address, transaction amount, and any other details or conditions associated with the transaction are all public. While this is a great feature for maintaining accurate account balances, and preventing double spending of the same coins, it reveals a lot of information about the sender and receiver of the transaction. Analytics of blockchain data can use this information to guess which addresses belong to the same wallet. Pieces of information like this can be analyzed for patterns or other data (e.g., deposits from multiple addresses to a single deposit address at an exchange, transactions recorded with their associated IP address) that help associate different addresses and may reveal the identity of the owner. The US government and private companies have described similar techniques they use to identify the owner of an anonymous cell phone number based on when and who they call, and other metadata available from cell carrier records. We believe every individual may want at least some of their transactions kept private. If you are paid with a cryptocurrency, you may not want your paycheck recorded publicly forever. You may simply not want any of your own personal data to be aggregated and analyzed or to have your purchasing patterns gathered and sold by corporations without your knowledge or consent. Phore Blockchain uses a customized version of the zerocoin protocol called zPHR to provide private transactions. Zerocoin has been thoroughly reviewed in the Page 17 of 52

academic community and you can review the original zerocoin whitepaper published by the Johns Hopkins University Department of Computer Science 3. zPHR is a coin mixing technology that converts mints PHR into zPHR and adds the person s PHR to an accumulator pool of zPHR on the blockchain. Zero knowledge proofs are used between the user and a Phore Blockchain masternode to verify the transaction, without revealing or recording the link between sender and receiver on the blockchain. The interaction between Phore Blockchain masternodes and users make use of RSA-2048 encryption challenge keys so that you do not need a developer trusted setup to achieve this. As a result, no one knows all the information they would need to reveal the identity of the person using a zPHR transaction from start to finish. The zPHR protocol performs this anonymization service efficiently, with zPHR minting taking as little as half a second, and spending zPHR taking as little as 2.5 seconds. It also provides flexibility to choose your own level of security you can specify having the Phore network mix your coins with all previously minted zPHR and those minted for 10 blocks beyond yours, all the way up to stating that it should mix your coins with every other zPHR from the beginning to the end of the Phore blockchain. Masternodes provide the zPHR minting service and interact with the zPHR accumulators on the Phore blockchain to issue credits and debits as zPHR are minted and spent. 3 Page 18 of 52

People who own PHR can use their Phore Blockchain wallet to mint their PHR into zPHR coins, for a small transaction fee (0.01 PHR per minted zPHR coin), in a variety of standardized denominations ranging from 1 to 5,000 PHR. The transaction fee for minting zPHR is higher than a normal transaction, because it is a computationally intensive action and therefore needs a mechanism to prevent spam/freeriding from overwhelming the Phore Blockchain network. Like other transaction fees, the zPHR fees are burned, reducing the total supply of PHR. Users can later choose to convert their zPHR back into PHR, by sending them to one of their own wallet addresses, or to spend them at any other PHR address, and spending zPHR has no transaction fee. While they are held, zPHR are stored in the user s wallet like secure vouchers for PHR that can be redeemed anonymously. Another interesting benefit of storing your PHR as zPHR is that on the Page 19 of 52

blockchain, the associated Phone Blockchain addresses will no longer associate the PHR stored in zPHR accumulators with the holder s address s . If someone was concerned about being targeted by hackers, because they have a high balance in their account, using zPHR will mask their true balance, creating the ability to hold stealth value that cannot easily be traced back to the user s wallet. We believe zerocoin is one of the best available methods to provide flexible, optional, secure private cryptocurrency transactions. Phore Blockchain Community The Phore Blockchain community is the heart of the project. Since its inception, individuals in the Phore Blockchain community have not only shared their ideas and aspirations for this project, they also guided the direction of the project. The community started with a small group of early adopters who met on the original slack channel. Since the project did not have an ICO or pre-mine these early investors chose to spread word of the project through their own time, effort, and personal funds. These efforts were initially spent posting in various forums and social media outlets. The goal of these efforts was aimed primarily at creating a large and vibrant community. These initial efforts were quite successful. More and more interested investors quickly joined the community, which eventually moved to using the Discord app based on the community s request. Several large Twitter promoters quickly recognized the value of Phore Blockchain and helped to spread word to their Page 20 of 52

followers. However, the most reported reason for people choosing to invest in Phore Blockchain was the community itself. The community is very active, and there is almost always a team member available in the Discord to provide support, or direct community members to where they can find information they seek. Furthermore, there is a very positive tone to our community. People are friendly, non-judgmental and eager to support each other. The early individual efforts to spread word of Phore Blockchain was quite successful on a shoestring budget. Hundreds of followers were noted on Twitter, Discord, and the Telegram channel. In December of 2017, the governance model came into play, which provided development funds based on proposals submitted by the team and/or community. The initial budget focused on increasing project development and further spreading the word of Phore Blockchain to the world. These funds were used to increase awareness through social media campaigns. These appeared to be quite successful, given that we currently have 1,100 members on telegram, 3,200 members on Discord, and 8,000 followers on twitter. In line with the masternode budget governance process, Phore Blockchain is directed by the community. We actively engage with the community at every stage to share our ideas and designs, to gather feedback and to listen and understand what the Phore Blockchain community wants. We always want to be engaged, transparent and responsive to the needs of the community and to evolve our shared vision together as we move forward. Page 21 of 52

Phore Blockchain Marketplace Development Since the successful launch of the Phore Blockchain cryptocurrency, most of the development effort of the core team has been focused on preparing the Phore Blockchain marketplace for its debut; scheduled to go live by the end of Q1 2018. The initial code base for the Phore Blockchain marketplace was forked from OpenBazaar. This base provides the Phore Blockchain marketplace with a solid foundation to build on and meshes well with the core Phore Blockchain philosophy of decentralized applications. See Q1 2018 below for more detail on the marketplace functionality which will be available during the initial launch. The development team has been working hard to add the necessary features, user interface and other changes needed to rapidly deliver a fully featured marketplace, supporting private transactions based on the Phore Blockchain cryptocurrency. In parallel, the advisors and Phore Blockchain community have been identifying vendors that want to be part of the initial beta and launch, providing some of the first products and services available on the marketplace. The Phore Blockchain Marketplace is a fork of the OpenBazaar protocol. All transactions between two parties including an escrow system and moderation system are handled at a protocol level. This allows for a completely decentralized and trustless system for exchanging goods. Because all transactions take place at a protocol level, the marketplace itself is un-censorable. However, search engines act as a centralized way of finding new stores on the Phore Blockchain Marketplace. We plan to host one central search engine, and open-source the code, Page 22 of 52

allowing anyone to run their own search engine with their own rules. Each shop in the Phore Blockchain Marketplace has a unique address which identifies the data stored. This hash-based, decentralized system for storing data is a fork of the IPFS protocol. Specifically, it allows users to store and access store data without the need for a centralized server. Any shop can be accessed without a search engine simply by entering the URL of the shop. Screenshot of a marketplace store item. The marketplace is continuously being developed including the user-interface, the search engine and the connection with the Phore Blockchain network. An open- beta will be released in early-mid Q1 while the final version will be released later in Q1. Page 23 of 52

Blockchain Technologies and Services We now offer customized blockchain technologies and services for both private and public entities. This will include, but not limited to, tailor-made blockchain protocols. We are currently in talks with our first client. Masternode Governance The funding and direction of Phore Blockchain s funding is governed by those in the Phore Blockchain community with the most stake in enhancing Phore Blockchain s long term value--the masternode owners, who are each staking 10,000 PHR as collateral for their masternode. The mechanism and process behind this governance is built directly into the blockchain code. Ten percent of the blockchain rewards for PHR are reserved for funding development proposals to enhance the value of PHR. Each budget cycle is 30 days, and anyone can submit a development proposal for a 25 PHR transaction fee that is burned when the proposal is submitted. The Phore Blockchain team has established a forum at for people to post, debate, and discuss the pros and cons of each proposal. Each of the masternode owners can vote yes, no, or abstain on each of the development proposals. For a proposal to be approved, it needs to be submitted at least 3 days before the end of the budget cycle and to get a minimum of 10% of the masternode population to vote Yes (or more to offset any No votes). Proposals can be submitted for a onetime payment or spanning multiple budget cycles for ongoing funding of longer term projects. Page 24 of 52

JSON representation of one of the January 2018 Phore budget proposals Two days before the end of the budget cycle, voting stops and the budget is finalized. Someone must submit another 25 PHR transaction fee to trigger the finalization of the budget, and then the masternodes will sort the ranked list of proposals by the Yes/No vote ratio and allocate funds until the last proposal is reached or funds for the budget cycle run out. When the block that begins the next budget cycle (superblock) is reached, the finalized budget is paid out to the addresses associated with each approved proposal. This system provides a decentralized method to determine how to best allocate funds for Phore Blockchain s development on an ongoing basis. Masternode owners decide who is paid and how much whether it s the core team or not , and for which changes or feature additions. Unlike an initial ICO or pre-mine, this funding method allows anyone with a valuable and popular idea to gain funding, it provides a recurring and long-term funding source and it better ensures that the funds are used over time to directly support the development of Phore Blockchain. Page 25 of 52

Charitable Donations While it s easy to get caught up in this fast paced, rapidly growing industry, it's also very important to be aware of just how fortunate we are. Within the current crypto sphere, everyone is blessed in terms of having some form of access to both electricity and the internet. However, in such a greed fueled space, we need to remember that there are people less fortunate who need help. Here at Phore Blockchain, we intend to do this. Although we are a relatively young project and have no mass pool of funds in terms of ICO or pre-mine, we actively look to give to those who are less fortunate. So far, we have donated to 6 different charitable organizations: ● Make A Wish Foundation: A charity fulfilling "wish" experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions. ● Children International: A global non-profit organization that helps children break the cycle of poverty. ● Covenant House Toronto: A homeless shelter for the youth of Toronto offering services such as education, counseling, health care and employment assistance. ● Life For The World (Haiti): An organization which focuses on supporting orphanages by creating sustainable-living programs, providing life-skills and training to orphans re-entering the world. ● American Kidney Fund: A non-profit organization working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease, providing support and resources. ● Canadian Mental Health Association: A voluntary organization who provide nationwide services and support to people experiencing mental illness and their families. These donations coincided with our community giveaway 'All I Want Phore Christmas'. Our charitable nature is also reflected by Phore Blockchain team Page 26 of 52

members as well, frequently matching donations on their own accord. Advances in technology are made to drive commerce and enhance quality of life. Phore Blockchain is committed to making the world a better place. Current Phore Blockchain Cryptocurrency Statistics Phore Blockchain uses Proof of Stake and Masternodes to secure the network and provide for a deep level of privacy and security. Phore Blockchain was designed to have fast block times (one per minute) and low transaction fees compared to Bitcoin. Total Supply (as of January 15th, 2018): ~11,722,000 PHR Circulating Supply (as of February 3rd, 2018): ~6,906,494 PHR Block Time Target: 60 seconds Transaction Fee: 0.01 for zPHR minting, usually less than 0.001 for other transactions Transaction Confirmations Needed: 6 for normal transactions, 51 for masternode/staking rewards Block Maturity: 50 Proof of Stake (PoS) Reward: 2.8 PHR per block Minimum Stake Age: 3 hours Page 27 of 52

Masternode Reward: 4.2 PHR per block Masternode Collateral: 10,000 PHR Number of Active Masternodes (as of February 24th, 2018): 539 Phore Development Fund - 10% of block rewards, paid every 30 days (43,200 blocks) The block rewards adjust over time, as the Phore Blockchain project matures to control inflation of PHR supply over time, according to the following schedule: Date Starting Block Ending Block Masternode Reward Staking Reward Development Fund Current Current 775,600 4.2 PHR 2.8 PHR 1 PHR Mar. 9th, 2019 755,601 1,043,999 2.7 PHR 1.8 PHR 1 PHR Sep 11th, 2019 1,044,000 1,562,398 2.16 PHR 1.44 PHR 1 PHR Sep 6th, 2020 1,562,399 None 1.62 PHR 1.08 PHR 1 PHR How is Phore Blockchain Different? Phore Blockchain has incorporated features to differentiate it from other coins such as Particl, Monero, Zcash, Dash and PIVX. For a quick breakdown of what makes Phore Blockchain stand out from the rest, please see the diagram below: Page 28 of 52

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Phore Blockchain Roadmap Phore Blockchain has set out an ambitious roadmap for 2018 that will transform the Phore Blockchain from an already fully featured privacy cryptocurrency into a powerful platform for developing and deploying private decentralized blockchain applications and solutions. It will also open up tremendous eventual opportunities for future expansion of the Phore Blockchain ecosystem, using the architecture being put in place now. The sections that follow outline the most important milestones we intend to deliver in 2018. The team already has an established track record of meeting or beating our milestones. As discussion, debate, and design continues within the Phore Blockchain core development team and the Phore Blockchain community, we will refine and update these plans. It is likely with their feedback we will add other features and upgrades to Phore Blockchain throughout the year. Q1 2018 Milestones Blockchain Technology Integration of Phore Blockchain into the marketplace is the focus during this quarter. Ongoing review and maintenance of the core code will be conducted. In addition, initial testing and implementation of the Segregated Witness ahead of the full adoption that will occur in the next quarter. Page 30 of 52

Web Wallet and Android Wallet Release One part of the Phore Blockchain vision is to make PHR available to as many people as possible, and to be easy to use. To that end, two new wallets will be introduced in Q1 2018: The Android Wallet will be a mobile wallet available for download from the Google Play Store and provide a secure and speedy mobile connection with the blockchain. We also plan to incorporate two-factor authentication (2FA) into this wallet, as well as the full Phore Blockchain desktop wallet to provide users with an additional layer of security to protect their PHR. The Web Wallet will provide a platform for online hosted Phore Blockchain wallets, which will allow a more convenient option for people to store PHR without having to run a full Phore Blockchain wallet on a laptop or mobile device. Page 31 of 52

Screenshot of an early version of the new wallet UI Wallet and Core Upgrades The Phore Blockchain core development team will be continually maintaining and updating the project s code to ensure that the currency and wallets are safe and secure. This will continue throughout 2018. During Q1 we will also be making updates to support future 3rd party wallet integrations, with support for hardware wallet integrations coming later in the year. Masternode Setup Automation While Phore Blockchain has provided an excellent guide and technical support to users wanting to set up and run masternodes, we recognize that the setup process could be more automated than it is today. The Phore Blockchain team will be developing an enhanced automated and simpler method for setting up masternodes. More information will be forthcoming shortly. Phore Blockchain Budget Governance Website We will be rolling out a website that interacts with the blockchain to transparently show the Phore Blockchain budget proposals, voting, and status of the budget process. This will add transparency and ease of use by taking information that previously was viewed only through commands in the debug console of the wallet and displays it for the Phore Blockchain community in a much more accessible and user-friendly way. Page 32 of 52

Phore Blockchain Marketplace Launch An open-beta will be released in early-mid Q1 with the final version being launched towards the end of Q1. Phore Blockchain Developer Team Expansion To achieve Phore Blockchain s ambitious vision for 8, we will be adding experienced developers dedicated to development of the Phore Blockchain core technology and products and services, both as part of the Phore Blockchain core team as well as increased developer participation within the Phore Blockchain community. We are already in discussion with several talented developers about joining the Phore Blockchain team, and this will continue through Q1 2018. As part of this expansion, we will start a paid internship program, which will help us develop and attract the best blockchain graduates from universities around the world. Continued Team Recruitment Further specialists will be recruited to Phore Blockchain, focusing on skills in developing and implementing Smart Contracts, as well as a Micro-Lending and investment expert for Phore Labs. Page 33 of 52

Q2 2018 Milestones Segregated Witness (SegWit) Activation Segregated Witness changes the format of transactions on the blockchain, separating the witness data (scriptSig and scriptPubKey) into a separate from the rest of the transaction data that is covered by the transaction ID (txid). Without Segregated Witness, it is possible that the witness data could be altered slightly by a node on the network, or one of the signers could change their signature. The same amount of coins would be paid to the same addresses, but the transaction ID would change. By separating the witness data from the data that the txid hash covers, it prevents the transaction from being malleable, and brings a number of benefits: ● Writing wallet code is simplified. One of the most convenient ways for wallets to track their spend transactions is to look up the transaction ID. When the txid can change, wallets need to write extra code to deal with that possibility. ● Spending outputs from unconfirmed transactions becomes more reliable. If Transaction A pays an output, and transaction B spends that output, it is possible that the witness data from the first transaction will change, altering the txid, and depending on the sequence of events it could invalidate transaction B. SegWit prevents this from happening. ● Increased transaction throughput and scaling. Phore is already very fast and efficient at transaction processing with a 60 second block time and a 2MB maximum block size. SegWit counts the witness data as ¼ of its actual size, Page 34 of 52

allowing more transactions to be included in each block and increasing scalability and performance. ● Solving the transaction malleability problem makes adding sidechains, similar to the Lightning Network, become less complex to write and more efficient in their use of blockchain data. ● Smart Contracts also become easier to design, review, and monitor. These last two benefits are very important to Phore Blockchain s vision. Later in 2018 we will be introducing a Phore Blockchain smart contract platform, and we are planning to use a sidechain as part of the smart contract blockchain architecture. SegWit activation sets the stage for this new platform. iOS Mobile Wallet / App With more mainstream interest in cryptocurrency, multiplying by the day, it is important that Phore Blockchain introduces a mobile wallet for the iPhone and iPad, which facilitates use by the large amount of PHR holders on iOS, bringing it to parity with Android. The process for creating and distributing this through the Apple Store is more complicated than Google Play, which is why the release has been scheduled to take longer. Creation of The Phore Blockchain Foundation An institute will be set up within Phore Blockchain to develop long-term e- commerce solutions, investments, partnerships. Its aim is to strengthen and sustain Phore Blockchain, allowing it to quickly react and pivot to challenges in the future. Phore Labs, part of the Phore Foundation, will work as an incubator/seed investor, primarily identifying potentially cutting-edge digital services and products. These will be sourced from individuals, universities, start- ups, and cooperatives around the world. Page 35 of 52

Q3 2018 Milestones Smart Contracts Smart Contracts will bring Phore Blockchain to an entirely new level of capabilities. Phore Blockchain will no longer be just a cryptocurrency it will still have that as it s foundation, however on top of that Phore Blockchain users will be able to write, compile, and execute complex decentralized applications (dApps) that will run entirely on the blockchain, and be fully integrated with the blockchain. In some of the simpler use cases we have in mind, Phore Smart Contracts will allow the Phore Marketplace to support much more flexible terms for things like escrow and other terms surrounding purchases, making the marketplace more secure and reducing the chances of someone not fulfilling their part of the transaction. While the marketplace will have an arbitrator capability from the initial launch, smart contracts could potentially make arbitrators obsolete and unnecessary. Similarly, for Crowdfunding, a smart contract can be written for the crowdfunding campaign that will programmatically control the collection and escrow of funds collected, and either distribute them to the successful campaign owner when the necessary level of funding is reached within the prescribed time frame, or automatically refund the PHR to the contributors if the necessary conditions are not met. Page 36 of 52

The Phore Smart Contracts platform will be much more powerful than this. More advanced use cases could include entirely new decentralized business models running on the Phore Blockchain smart contracts blockchain. A decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, trustless prediction markets, ride or home sharing applications, or countless other services ranging from tiny apps all the way to complete businesses could take advantage of the decentralization, advanced programmatic control, privacy features, security, performance, and resilience of the Phore Blockchain architecture. The first major architectural upgrade we will be making to support Smart Contracts will be building in support for sidechains. This provides a number of advantages over trying to add smart contract functionality directly to the Phore Blockchain main blockchain (mainchain). When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, he realized that optimizing a coin for one use case necessarily cuts off the ability to optimize for a different use case making a fast, private, and scalable currency blockchain looks very different and makes different tradeoff decisions compared to a very flexible and robust smart contracts blockchain. Sidechains remove this limitation by allowing PHR coins to traverse from the Phore Blockchain mainchain to the Phore Smart Contracts sidechain, and later come back to the Phore Blockchain mainchain. By doing this, each chain can be optimized for its particular use case, without needing to make compromises on the other blockchain. It also can help solve some of the issues we ve seen in the early days of Smart Contracts, including the DAO and Parity exploits that Ethereum users dealt with in 2017. Page 37 of 52

It is important to note as well that support for sidechains opens up the ability for Phore Blockchain to add other sidechains that are optimized for other use cases as well; smart contracts will be the first. PHR will be able to move from the Phore Blockchain mainchain to a two-way pegged Phore Smart Contracts sidechain to fund smart contract transactions. On the mainchain, it will appear that the funds have been sent (deposited) to a special address that is controlled by the miners of the Phore Smart Contracts blockchain, so from the Phore mainchain standpoint it will appear very much like a normal PHR transaction. A few times a year, withdrawals will be allowed from the smart contracts sidechain back to the Phore Blockchain mainchain, with a long notice period and voting to approve each withdrawal in advance of the withdrawal date. This infrequent withdrawal schedule allows plenty of time for the miners of the smart contracts blockchain to examine what is happening with each smart contract transaction, and to disallow and deal with any attempts to exploit the system before any real damage is done. The only way an exploit could succeed would be for the majority of miners on the smart contracts blockchain to want it to succeed. While such an infrequent withdrawal schedule may appear to be very inconvenient to someone who wants to use a smart contract and get their PHR coins delivered quickly, the architecture we are proposing deals with this by using instant atomic swaps between the Phore Blockchain smart contracts sidechain and the Phore Blockchain mainchain and this is one of the primary reasons we are building support for atomic swaps into Phore Blockchain. We will release more details on the specific implementation of Phore Blockchain sidechain support as it becomes available. For anyone who wants to delve into the Page 38 of 52

technical details, most of the enhancements we will be making are described in the following references from the Drivechain Project and some of the Blockstream co- founders: Once we have the ability to use sidechains, we will build the Phore Blockchain Smart Contracts blockchain as the first Phore Blockchain sidechain. The Phore Blockchain Smart Contracts platform will allow Phore Blockchain users to write smart contracts that include programming functions, state variables, and even external data as part of a complex transaction. It includes a client interface that will provide a smooth user experience to set up a Phore Blockchain Marketplace Escrow transaction or a Phore Blockchain Crowdfunding campaign and allow various actions to be taken while the transaction takes place (e.g., release funds to seller, issue refund to buyer). The first smart contracts to be created on the Phore Blockchain Smart Contracts platform are likely to be those that directly enhance and secure the functionality in the Phore Blockchain Marketplace and Crowdfunding applications. Phore Blockchain users will be able to write and compile their own smart contracts using high level languages to enable other applications and business models. We will be building a number of core components to support Smart Contract functionality, building from and enhancing existing smart contracts implementations, most of which originated as forks from Ethereum. These components will include: Page 39 of 52

● Tools and interfaces such as: ○ GUI (wallet and/or browser) ○ Clients ○ JSON RPC ○ dApp frameworks ○ Compilers ● Smart Contract Protocol that will support such things as: ○ P2P networking ○ Node discovery ○ Encrypted handshake and transport ○ Virtual Machine container ○ Smart contracts blockchain (mining, contracts, transactions, accounts) ● Decentralized storage ● Decentralized messaging Our focus will be to deliver a solid minimum viable product (MVP) of smart contract functionality for alpha and beta testing, gathering feedback at every stage from the Phore Blockchain community about the specific features they want to see in the platform when it is launched. Wherever possible we will be building in additional privacy features, such as leveraging zk-SNARKS zero knowledge proofs to enable private smart contract processing, in addition to the integration we will have with the privacy features already built in to the PHR cryptocurrency. Like sidechains, we will develop more detailed technical white papers to explain the Phore Blockchain implementation as we move forward. In Q3 we expect to be conducting Alpha and Beta testing, targeting an official launch in Q4. Page 40 of 52

Atomic Swap Implementation Phore Blockchain will be adding support for atomic swaps, initially as one of the core features needed for effective sidechain support for smart contracts. We will also be looking for ways to support direct atomic swaps between PHR and other leading cryptocurrencies as a way of making PHR more accessible and available. Decentralized Crowdfunding There have been many recent examples of major crowdfunding websites shutting down campaigns and being accused of political, or other bias, in choosing which projects can obtain funding on their platforms. We understand the reputational risk this sort of issue poses to a centralized crowdfunding company. We think this makes a great argument for a decentralized, private crowdfunding application that does not require a company to grant permission to use their platform or be subject to censorship based on political or other affiliations. We believe this will be a huge benefit, not only to projects needing funding, but also to those who want to support a certain cause or project without facing scrutiny based on their contributions. Phore Blockchain Crowdfunding will be completely decentralized, backed by the privacy of PHR cryptocurrency and will be integrated directly into the Phore Blockchain Marketplace. Projects looking for funding will be able to add information to describe their projects, the various options for contributions and publish them on the Phore Blockchain Marketplace. Users can browse through crowdfunding campaigns and choose to contribute if they wish. They can utilize Page 41 of 52

the privacy features of zPHR if they don t want anyone to know the funding came from them, optionally sharing only the information needed to send the product when it is ready, and only to the campaign that needs it, not to a centralized source that could be hacked or otherwise leak the information to others. Since there is no centralized platform or company involved, there will be drastically lower fees involved in a Phore Blockchain Crowdfunding campaign. Click and Collect Marketplace Vendor Pilot Programme. Location TBC Traditionally offline vendors in a city, which is currently under discussion, will take part in a month-long project, which allows buyers in the vicinity to place orders online through the marketplace, and collect their goods in person later, at their convenience. Q4 2018 Milestones Smart Contract Implementation As described in the Q3 section of the roadmap, we will be launching the Phore Blockchain Smart Contracts platform during Q4. This will include initial implementations of several smart contracts that will directly enhance the options and user experience in the Phore Blockchain Marketplace and Phore Blockchain Crowdfunding and will also open usage of the smart contracts to all PHR users. Page 42 of 52

Mobile App Development Refinement of mobile apps for both iOS and Android. We will be looking to expand the features and functionality available on both mobile wallets to take advantage of more of the advanced features of the Phore Blockchain platform. VR/AR Marketplace Enhancement – Beta Testing Open Community Pilot Programme of a parallel Marketplace site with VR/AR enhancement for those with and without headsets, seeking the ultimate, immersive buying and selling experience. Click and Collect Incorporation into Marketplace Incorporation of full-service that was piloted in Quarter 3, allowing local pickup of physical goods, following purchase on the online marketplace. It is expected that initial roll-out will cover 3-5 cities, with more widespread coverage planned for 2019. Phore Labs Investment Up to 10 Digital Products and Services will receive investment. These investments will be made in the form of PHR, and participants will sell exclusively through the Phore Blockchain marketplace online for a fixed minimum period before being allowed to sell their product locally offline. The Phore Foundation will invest in projects to help them reach market and then reinvest profits from the sale of these into further Lab projects. Page 43 of 52

2019 Goals The Phore Blockchain team has a lot of ideas on where Phore would go next in 2019 and beyond, ranging from additional mobile capabilities, full launch of VR/AR features, Phore Labs projects, partnerships with other projects, companies, and individuals, and even additional Phore Blockchain sidechains. However, the team knows from experience how valuable community feedback is to guide a product s vision to meet the needs of said community. We highly value that input and want to stay agile and responsive and ready to work on the features that will most enhance the value of PHR. Phore Blockchain Core Team Since our inception (late October 2017), we have experienced rapid growth in many areas, the team being one of them. Phore Blockchain began as a rebrand of KTK, with one lead developer; Phroshi and a total of five advisors (the official title - these were not merely advisory roles). Being restless by nature however, we've had to expand upon this in order to match our ambitions. Over the past three months or so, our team has grown so much that we now boast over 30 official members. This number will continue to grow as we find people who we feel will aid in the progression of Phore Blockchain. Page 44 of 52

Current Team Roster Co-CEO: Anthony Alleyne - Ubermaster (UK) Thomas Ambler - Sage (UK) CTO: (Anonymous) - Moonshot (US) - Full Stack Developer Developers: (Anonymous) - Phroshi (UK) Founder Julian Meyer (US) - Core Developer Diogenes Fernandes (BRL) Core Developer Jeroen Blevi - Iced (NL) Developer + GUI Designer (Anonymous) - Jacob (US) - Part Time Developer Community Development / Chief Advisor Shant Kel Khatcherian - Shanto (CA) Page 45 of 52

Advisors: Shunsuke Kurita - Liray-Unendlich (JPN) Harrison Fischberg (US) (Anonymous) - Toby (CA) (Anonymous) - King (US) Legal: (Anonymous) - Willich (UK) (Anonymous) - Margo (US) Compliance: Cindy T. Cindo Compliance Manager (Anonymous) p2p BITCOIN bLuEs Compliance Advisor Marketing: Jennifer Berg - CryptoPulseZ (US) - Head of Marketing Ramon Freriks - Ramon (NL) - Senior Marketer / Front End Developer Ilies Graffion - La_Moquette (FR) - Graphics Marius Adam - Snatch (GER) - Social Media Paul Bierhake - Milkyway (GER) - Social Media Page 46 of 52

PR and Partnerships Pamela Paige ThePinkCrypto (US) Head of PR Operations Management: Phillip Ambler - Flipster (UK) Head of Operations Video Content Producer: Zak Robinson - Zak.R (UK) Head of Video Vendor Relations: CryptoJoe (US) Research: Keyser (US) Community Management: Kori Leon Kori (FR) French Community Admin Page 47 of 52

Jesse (US) Further information regarding the team can be found at: Phore Blockchain is actively seeking to hire more staff to strengthen the team on a regular basis as it continues to expand and evolve on a daily basis. Join the Phore Blockchain Community We have already made tremendous progress launching the Phore coin, PHR, and building the community, and the response has been incredible. More people are joining and contributing to our success every day. 8 is going to be a very exciting year in Phore Blockchain s development into one of the best advanced, secure, and flexible privacy cryptocurrencies available, with a strong ecosystem of applications and services to match. Phore Blockchain has an ambitious roadmap to achieve our vision, and we welcome you to join the community. If you have ideas on how to make Phore Blockchain better, we want to hear them. We want everyone to contribute to improving Phore Blockchain using the skills they have to offer, whether it s development, user interface design, spreading the word about Phore Blockchain to your Youtube followers, or debating the direction of Phore Blockchain s roadmap, budget, and design decisions. Page 48 of 52

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