Our tokensale which started on 1 June 2018 ended on 25 July 2018 at approximately 12:00pm CAT. Out of a total of 637,120,048.5 GLX, we sold 415,519,188 GLX.

Close to 35% of the tokens that were reserved for the tokensale were unsold. As we promised in our Whitepaper, we’re going to distribute the unsold tokens to existing tokenholders.

The first reason for this post is to give an overview of how that will work exactly. The second reason for this is to set expectations for how long it will take for the tokens to be distributed and how quickly it will be tradable on Golix and other exchanges.

When will token distribution start?

Token distribution will start on 1 August 2018. To receive your tokens quickly, please make sure you verify your identity and you provide an Ethereum address through our Tokensale Site. If you don’t know how to do that, don’t worry, we shall share instructions on how to do that to those who will not have done so by 1 August 2018.

If everything goes smoothly, we expect every tokensale participant to receive their tokens by 6 August 2018.

What’s going to happen to unsold tokens?

Unsold tokens will be locked in a smart contract and will be distributed to tokenholders that opt to lock their tokens too in this smart contract too. Here’s how it will work:

When will the Golix Token (GLX) be tradable on Golix?

The Golix Token (GLX) will be tradable on 14 August 2017 at 14:00 CAT on We are also in talks with other exchanges about making the Golix Token (GLX) tradable there and we shall be making some announcements around this over the next couple of weeks.

What can I use the Golix Token (GLX) for & where will it get it’s value from?

Our business model is to charge fees for the services we provide. We have published our fee schedule on our website. For some services (e.g. listing other tokens) we shall charge exclusively in Golix Tokens (GLX). For others fees (exchange-related transaction fees), we shall give customers an option to pay their fees with Golix Tokens (GLX) and give them a discount for doing so.

We shall waive fees entirely for exchange-related transactions made by anyone who is holding 100,000 GLX in their Golix Wallets at the time of the transaction.

Finally, because the Golix Token (GLX) will be easily tradable against various African fiat currencies for zero fees, we’re going to start to see better, transparent and alternative ways of calculating inflation rates of African fiat currencies, moving value across African borders, better exchange-rate discovery, alternative ways to store the values of volatile fiat currencies, as well as other use cases we haven’t even thought of yet.

Now that the tokensale is over, what’s next for Golix?

It feels very relieving to finally complete a tokensale. Fundraising is a very draining and involving process — we’re very excited that we’re now going to be shifting our focus back to our core business:

At Golix, we care deeply about giving every person in Africa financial autonomy and we believe that the best means to that end is just making it super easy for anyone on the continent to buy and/or sell whatever cryptocurrency they want to. As long as is not yet available in your country, or your favourite cryptocurrency is not yet tradable on Golix, we still have a lot of work to do.

We’re also hiring for a few positions — please check out our careers site.

Finally, we decided to go through the tokensale process after struggling to raise venture capital for a long time. From our own experience and through lessons talking to other technology startups on the continent, we believe that token generation events are going to leapfrog venture capital. Having gone through the process ourselves, we feel qualified to help other companies that are considering tokenising their business models or working towards a token generation event. And if we really like your project, we want to invest your project too (as we promised in our whitepaper, we are reserving 20% of our revenue to buy back tokens, that we’ll use in make investments in projects we like). Plus, if you have tokenised your business model that has a good use case in Africa, please contact us because we want to be the first exchange to list your token.