Crypto-Token Backed by
Colombian Emeralds

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Features

Emeralds

World-Class Asset

Colombian Emeralds are an excellent store of value due to their beauty and scarcity.
Backed

100% Backed

GEMERAs are fully backed by Colombian Emeralds, stored in secure vaults.
Blockchain

Blockchain

Gemera Token and Marketplace are based on Blockchain.
Profitability

Profitability

No middleman. Very limited supply. 20x scarcer than diamonds.
Tradeable

Tradeable

GEMERAs can be tradeable in exchanges or transferred instantly to compatible wallets.
Redeemable

Redeemable

GEMERAs can be redeemed for emeralds through the project's marketplace.

GEMERA Project

A perfect combination between emerald industry and blockchain revolution

GEMERA is made up of a group of entrepreneurs and reputable emerald producers who work together to drive innovation in the Colombian emerald industry.

The project provides a crypto-token backed by Colombian emeralds that applies blockchain technology to create tokens that can be used for investors as a store of value or as a tradeable digital asset.

GEMERA is also compromised on the development of social and environmental projects carried out in the emerald extraction process and the communities around the mines.

Transparency

Cert

Certification

Specialized gem laboratories certify the emeralds.
Audit

Audit

Emerald stock is subject to an annual audit, performed by a third party company.
Marketplace

Decentralized Marketplace

Blockchain-based marketplace platform to store information of the emeralds in stock.

Colombian Emeralds

Meet the Process of Colombian Emerald Mining

  • Emeralds are excellent as a store of value due to a set of different factors: physical attributes, scarcity and even the historical background. The most famous come from Colombia, which has dominated the international trade for almost five centuries.

  • Colombian emeralds stand out for their perfect saturation, unique shine, and vivid color.

  • The environmental footprint of emerald mining is lower in comparison to other types of mining, because it is a manual process, and no mercury or cyanide is necessary for it.

Traditional Vs GEMERA

ADVANTAGES TRADITIONAL
Store of Value
No Middleman
Marketplace with decentralized information
Partial and small investments
Tradeable and transferable in real time
Emerald Assessment Process
Incentives for small investments

FUNDS ALLOCATION

3% BOUNTY 12% MARKETING 50% EMERALD PRODUCERS 12% FOUNDERS AND ANGEL INVESTORS 3% ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROJECTS 5% ADVISORS 15% WORKING CAPITAL

ITO DISTRIBUTION STAGES

STAGE DATE TOKENS LIMIT BONUS
PRE-SALE Sep 10 - Oct 24 2.000.000 20%
10.000.000 15%
PUBLIC SALE Oct 25 - Dec 12 20.000.000 10%
30.000.000 0%
Ticker Platform Softcap Hardcap ITO Rate Accepted Payment
GEMA ERC-20 500 K 30 Million 1 GEMA ≅ 1 USD ETH

Road Map

2017 - 2018

  • 2017 Q2

    The conception of the idea

    Research on the industry of Colombian emeralds

    Project Feasibility

  • 2017 Q3

    Partnership establishment with emerald producers

    Development of the financial structure and business model

    Team Setup

  • 2017 Q4

    Construction of the Emerald Assessment Process

    Smart contract, webpage and marketplace development

  • 2018 Q1

    White Paper publication

    Certification, assessment, shipping and storage of the first batch of emeralds

  • 2018 Q2

    Marketing strategy planning

    Fundraising campaign

  • 2018 Q3

    Private Token Generation Event

    Execution of marketing strategy

    Pre-Token Generation Event

2018 - 2019

  • 2018 Q4

    Public Token Generation Event

    Exchange integration

    Incorporation of new members to GEMERA's team

  • 2019 Q1

    Certification, assessment, transport, and storage of emeralds to back all tokens issued at the first Token Generation Event.

  • 2019 Q2

    Integration with new exchanges

    Development of Blockchain repository of emeralds certificates and audit reports

  • 2019 Q3

    Audit of the stored emeralds

    GEMERA's redemption period

    Second Token Generation Event

  • 2019 Q4

    Corporate Social Responsibility Report

    Certification, assessment, transport, and storage of emeralds to back all tokens issued at the Second Token Generation Event.

  • 2020 +

    Yearly Public Token Generation Events until 2029

Partners

Team

Jorge Pelaez - CEO
Jorge Peláez
CEO - Founder Team

A serial entrepreneur. Founder of projects in the IT industry with broad experience in IT and project... Read more

Nicolás Revollo
CTO - Founder Team

A Serial entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience in IT. He possesses advanced knowledge of blockcha... Read more

Nataly León
COO - Founder Team

CEO of Vetas Sierra Alta, a company owner of the emerald mine Las Pavas one of the sources of the highest quality... Read more

Danny Arteaga
CMO

Senior journalist, an expert in marketing, social responsibility, and corporate communications. He was... Read more

Dimitry Fedotov
Business Development

He is a Stanford University graduate and frequent speaker on blockchain... Read more

Laura Barrera
Creative Director

Graphic Designer focused on brand development, multimedia production, and interactive... Read more

Iaroslav Borshch
Full-Stack Developer

Developer with experience in both client and server side programming, development of apps... Read more

Alejandro Baracaldo
Blockchain Developer

Electronic and Telecommunications Engineer and Blockchain Developer. He ... Read more

George Kimionis
ADVISOR
Founder and CEO
at Coinomi

Coinomi is the oldest and most complete, security-first, SegWit-enabled, never-hacked, multi-... Read more

Ian Scarffe
ADVISOR
Blockchain Expert and Serial Entrepreneur

He is a consultant with business experience from around the world. As a...
Read more

Gabriel Zanko
ADVISOR
Blockchain Investor-Advisor

Fintech entrepreneur, founder of MobileyourLife and involved in the AI-Fintech space providing... Read more

Philippe Boland
ADVISOR
Co-Founder of Token Partner

He is also the co-director of the Blockchain Research Group at UxTIC (university network to... Read more

Edwin Molina
ADVISOR
President at Colombian Emerald Producers Association

He is one of the chief representative leaders of the emerald industry in Colombia. His... Read more

Rodrigo Giraldo
ADVISOR
CEO at RG Gem Lab

Professional in Gemology and Jewelry Design of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Santa Monica, California, USA. Lecturer, professor and ... Read more

Victor Borrero
ADVISOR
Chief Information
Security Officer

Ethical Hacker with Certification CEH V9 and extensive knowledge of computer security, ethical ... Read more

Camilo Florez
ADVISOR
Researcher

Academic Researcher.
He has played a decisive
role in the development of the GEMERA's Value Assessment Process model...
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Blog

GIA Interviews Edwin Molina, Advisor at GEMERA

Edwin Molina is member of the Board of Advisors of GEMERA and President at Colombian Emerald Producers Association (Aprecol). In an interview with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), this representative leader of the emerald industry, talks about his experience as a CEO of the greatest emerald mine in the world, how North American companies are making huge investments in Colombian emerald projects and why the demand of these gemstones have been growing.
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The Power of Cryptocurrencies

It is just a matter of time. Cryptocurrencies will change the world or, rather, they are already changing it. A new economy is emerging... Read more

The Mythical and Geological Origin of Colombian Emeralds

Colombian native indigenous groups have had a mystical relation with emeralds for hundreds of year. For the Muiscas... Read more

Why is the cutting of emeralds so important?

Once an emerald has been discovered after millions of years under the ground, it is ready to face another... Read more

Inside One Of the Biggest Colombian Emerald Mines

In the western mountains of Boyaca, Colombia, through a process that has taken millions of years, nature has created... Read more

Good Practices in Colombian Emerald Mining

Mining has a reputation as being detrimental to the environment. This reputation is historically merited, as numerous mining... Read more

Why Most Emeralds Have an Enhancement Treatment?

Some emeralds contain materials trapped within them during the formation process, as well as some internal or external fissures... Read more

FAQs

There is a long process that an emerald goes through the value chain, from its discovery in Colombian mines to the final holder, which derives in several problems for both the investors and the producers, as specified below:

Problems on the Investor’s Side:

  • High prices.
  • Investing in emeralds can be complicated and risky without an adequate knowledge about them.
  • Partial and small investments are not possible.
  • Lack of trust on the emeralds origin.

Problems on the Producer’s Side:

  • Receive less than 35% of the final customer retail price due to many intermediaries.
  • Difficulty to expand to new markets.
What is the problem GEMERA intends to solve with its project?
GEMERA is one step ahead of the new tendency of tokenization of assets, as it is a project that provides a token backed by a scarce and a desired asset, that can also be used for trading and that can be redeemed for the very emeralds they represent. Also, the whole project will transform the distribution chain of emeralds, connecting producers and final customers, through a crypto-token that can be traded or used as a store of value.
Why is GEMERA a revolutionary project?

Through the tokenization of emeralds, GEMERA wants to help the market expand significantly, and increase the demand worldwide, making it a more democratic, transparent and accessible investment. However, as the supply of emeralds is limited, their price is expected to rise.

Also, as part of the philosophy and purpose of GEMERA is to carry out social and environmental initiatives with part of the project funds, investors will have the opportunity to indirectly contribute to the sustainable development of the communities near the emerald mines.

Why should an investor consider participating in GEMERA?

GEMERA project takes approximately three months after every Token Generation Event (TGE) ends to store the emeralds that back the tokens in a security vault of a safe deposit box company.

How long does GEMERA take to store the emeralds that back the tokens?
  • GEMERAs can be converted into fiat or cryptocurrencies in exchanges (this option is not available in the early stage of the GEMERA Project, and its success depends on the integration with exchanges).
  • GEMERAs can be transferred to compatible wallets instantly.
  • GEMERAs can be redeemed for emeralds.
How can GEMERA token be used?

The emeralds can be delivered to the country of residence of the investor or can be collected directly at the place where the gemstones are stored.

How to redeem GEMERA's for emeralds?

It is a website (market.gemera.io) with the information of each one of the emeralds stored in a safety vault of safe deposit box companies worldwide and ready to be redeemed with GEMERAs. The information of the emeralds includes name, characteristics, price in GEMERAs, and certification, as well as a 360° video, photographs from different angles and traceability decentralized records from the origin of the gemstones.

What is the marketplace?

No. Whenever the GEMERA holders want to redeem their tokens for emeralds, they can visit the marketplace (market.gemera.io) to find the ones they want to acquire in accordance to the number of GEMERAs they would like to redeem.

Are my GEMERA tokens directly linked to a specific emerald?

GEMERA has along with gemologists and experts in fine Colombian emeralds developed an Emerald Assessment Process, a model that considers color, clarity, carat, enhancement, weight and cut to determine the quality of the emeralds and set up the price.

How is the value of the emeralds in GEMERAs determined?

The GEMERA Project focuses on the transparency of the process throughout its value chain: the origin, the selection of the emeralds, the certification every stone must have, the storage, how the emeralds’ quality and its value in GEMERA tokens are determined, and how the holders can redeem them, among other aspects of equal importance.

Therefore, each emerald is exhibited in GEMERA Project’s marketplace (market.gemera.io), along with the name of the safe deposit box company it is stored at. An audit process will take place to guarantee the existence, origin, and characteristics of the emeralds.

How can I be sure the emeralds are stored in a safe deposit box company?
The GEMERA tokens have to be acquired with Ether (ETH), the Ethereum cryptocurrency, following the instructions on www.gemera.io
How can I acquire GEMERAs in a Token Generation Event (TGE)?
Emeralds will be stored in security vaults of safe deposit box companies that meet the security standards of storing this type of asset. The first batch of these stones is stored in the Malca-Amit facilities in Hong Kong.
Where are the emeralds stored?
Currently, GEMERA will enable only one redemption period per year. As the project grows, more annual redemption periods will be considered.
When can the GEMERA tokens be redeemed for emeralds?

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