Equinox Gamesta IDO Participation Process

It’s almost time for another launch, Equinauts. Are you ready to help bring GameFi to developing countries?

Gamesta is an AI-powered gaming guild that enables investors to connect with and empower thousands of P2E gamers worldwide. Gamesta provides training, management, and support to talented gamers in developing and underprivileged countries using their guild, academy, and scholarship program. Their mission is to facilitate entry to GameFi platforms that would otherwise be financially out of reach.

We want everyone who is eligible to get a chance to participate in this awesome project, so please read our following guide all the way through to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

The Gamesta IDO:

First and foremost, sign up and complete your KYC. You cannot participate in the IDO until these two things are done. We’ve updated and streamlined the process, so it should only take about 30 minutes from start to finish.

If you hold multiple NFTs, you can access the relevant pools on different wallets under the same KYC. Duplicate KYCs or circumventing the rules may lead to disqualification from this launch, or other subsequent events.

The allocation funding will be in BUSD, so you will be using the Binance Smart Chain network on your MetaMask to pay for your $GSG tokens.

For info on adding the Binance Smart Chain Network to your MetaMask, check out the instructional article here.

About the Gamesta Pools

We’ve broken the traditional IDO mold and become the first NFT-based launchpad to ensure safety, transparency, and gamified participation for IDO offerings. Your access to the pools is based on the NFTs you hold and/or whether or not you are a lottery winner.

There will be four available pools, with each one linked to a corresponding Equinox NFT.

  • Tier 1 — Autumnal (Lottery & FCFS)
  • Tier 2 — Winter (Lottery & FCFS)
  • Tier 3 — Vernal (Lottery & FCFS)
  • Tier 4 — Nox Summer (Guaranteed Allocation)

The NOX Summer pool is the highest tier, meaning participants will receive access to guaranteed allocations. We will award allocation access for each of the other three pools using a lottery system and an open enrollment.

The first 65% of each pool will be allocated to the lottery winners. Once those have been filled, the final 35% of each tier’s total pot will go to the non-winning lottery participants on a First-Come, First-Served (FCFS) basis.

We’re running a total raise of $150,000 for Gamesta, but participation numbers will determine the individual allocation amounts for each pool. To ensure the Summer Nox tier remains the top tier, we have put a waterfall allocation method in place, meaning that participation levels in the top tier determine the allocation to each tier below. This method will ensure that the lower tiers aren’t more beneficial than those above them, regardless of participation levels.

We will be taking a snapshot on 15 Dec 2021 at 5:00 am UTC to capture the list of eligible Equinox NFT holders who have signed up, completed KYC, and confirmed their participation. After that, we will run the lottery to determine who will get initial access to the three lower tiers. Lottery winners will be announced on 15 Dec 2021 at 9:00 am UTC.

The initial access for Summer NFT holders and lottery winners will open at 11:00 am UTC.

To be included in the snapshot, you must go to the pools page and click the Confirm button for the NFT you hold. The MetaMask wallet holding your NFT must be connected to the Binance Smart Chain network. If you fail to complete this step before the snapshot, you will not be added to the lottery and could miss out on participating in the Gamesta IDO.

Gamesta IDO Summary

  • Date: 15 Dec 2021
  • Blockchain Network for Funding: Binance Smart Chain
  • Blockchain Network for Token Distribution: Matic Network
  • Participation Closing Snapshot: 5:00 am UTC
  • Lottery Winner Whitelist Announcement: 9:00 am UTC
  • Pools Open for Summer Nox/Lottery Winners: 11:00 am UTC
  • Pools Open for FCFS Holders: 12:00 pm UTC
  • Token Ticker: $GSG
  • Token Price: $0.08
  • Total Raise: $150,000
  • Vesting: 15% at Token Generation Event (TGE), then 85% unlocked over 5 months.

Step-by-Step Guide

There are six main steps to participate in the Gamesta IDO.

  1. Sign up at Equinox.fund
  2. Complete the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Process
  3. Purchase Equinox NFT on Liquidifty
  4. Confirm Your Participation
  5. Join the Corresponding Pool for Your NFT and Fund Your Allocation
  6. Wait for token distribution

Let’s look at these steps in more detail below.

Step 1 — Sign Up at Equinox.Fund

We recommend you sign up at Equinox well ahead of time to ensure you can log in and connect your wallet before the pools open.

Go to Equinox.fund, click ‘Go to Equinox Launchpad,’ then click the ‘Sign-Up’ button.

Click the ‘Sign Up’ link at the bottom of the pop up box.

Enter your email address and new password. Click ‘Continue.’

That’s it! You’re now signed up and ready for KYC.

Please note: The Equinox site has recently migrated to a new Login/Password authentication process. If you’re an existing user you will need to click on ‘Log In,’ enter the email address you used to sign up to Equinox, then follow the instructions in the email to create a new password.

You can refer to our previous article here for more information.

Step 2 — Complete KYC

After you’ve signed up for the website, a ‘Complete KYC’ button will appear at the top right corner of the screen. Click the button.

In order to increase trust and fairness in the Equinox platform, we need to uniquely identify you and your email address. Please prepare your passport or ID card.

When you’re ready, click ‘Start Your KYC.’

Click the ‘Verify Me’ button.

Choose your language, then click ‘Start.’

Check the box to agree to the terms, then click ‘Continue.’

Prepare your selfie video using the camera on your mobile phone or computer. Follow the instructions on the screen. If you’re having trouble on your mobile, try your computer, and vice versa.

Next, select the origin country and type of document to be scanned in for identification, then follow the instructions on the screen. Please make sure you take a clear, high-quality photo or scan of your passport or ID, so all information is easily readable.

Once that is complete, click ‘Confirm,’ then leave your browser open and wait for the verification. It may take 20–30 minutes for KYC verification to be completed.

Once you get confirmation, your KYC is complete! You are now ready to participate in Equinox IDOs.

Step 3 — Purchase Equinox NFT on Liquidifty

To buy your NFT, go to the Equinox.Fund website, log in, and connect your MetaMask wallet.

Navigate to the Gamesta pools page or click the ‘Get Started’ button at the top right of the home page.

Select the Equinox NFT you want to purchase. The link directs you to the Equinox shop on Liquidifty. Double-check that the NFTs are owned by @Equinox to ensure they’re not fake tokens.

Make sure your MetaMask wallet is connected to Binance Smart Chain, then use BNB to complete the purchase.

Holding an Equinox NFT is the only way to get access to the IDOs, so head over and get yours before they’re gone!

Step 4 — Confirm Your Participation

Before the participation snapshot on 15 Dec 2021 at 5:00 am UTC, log in to the Equinox.fund website.

Connect the MetaMask wallet holding your Equinox NFT. Make sure it’s connected to the Binance Smart Chain Network.

Navigate to the Equinox Gamesta pools page, then confirm your NFT and desire to participate in the IDO by clicking the ‘Confirm’ button.

After you click the ‘Confirm’ button, you’ll see a green message that says Participation confirmed. You will now be included in the snapshot and eligible to participate in the lottery for allocation access.

Step 5 — Join a Pool

The funding is happening on the Binance Smart Chain network, so make sure you have your MetaMask connected to the correct network and that you have enough BNB for transaction costs and BUSD to pay for your Gamesta allocation.

Pools will open for Summer Nox participants and lottery winners on Wednesday 15 Dec 2021 at 11:00 am UTC. The pools will then open on a FCFS basis to the rest of the eligible NFT holders on 15 Dec 2021 at 12:00 pm UTC.

At the time of the IDO, head to Equinox.fund, go to the launchpad, then log in and connect your MetaMask wallet holding the Equinox NFT. Make sure it is connected to the Binance Smart Chain network.

Once your wallet is connected, the ‘Join Pool’ button will be highlighted for your eligible pool. Remember, your pool is determined by the NFT you have, so you need to log in and connect the wallet holding your NFT to the website before the ‘Join Pool’ button will work.

Click ‘Join Pool’ and enter the number of $GSG tokens you want to purchase. Click ‘Submit’ and follow the MetaMask prompts to approve the transaction.

You have now joined the pool!

Step 6 — Wait for Token Distribution

Users will have tokens distributed to their wallets at a later date. Stay tuned to our social channels for more information.

The vesting distribution for the tokens will be 15% at TGE, then 85% unlocked over five months.

Congratulations! You’ve taken part in the Gamesta Equinox IDO. You’re an early adopter of an epic project and have become an important part of crypto history!

Equinox IDO Launch FAQs

We want everyone to be able to participate in each IDO successfully, so here are our answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.

What is the difference between the participation round and pool openings?

  • Participation Round: This is the time window available to confirm your intention to participate in an IDO. This must happen prior to the Participation Close Snapshot. The snapshot dates/times are listed on the project page on the Equinox website and will be communicated in our social channels before it happens. No funds will be sent during this step. The current snapshot date and time is 15 Dec 2021 at 5:00 am UTC.
  • Pools Open / Pool Openings: This refers to the actual IDO and when the pools open for allocation funding. Gamesta pools will open for allocation funding on 15 Dec 2021 at 11:00 am UTC for lottery winners and Summer NFT holders. The FCFS pools will open at 12:00 pm UTC.

Can I pay in other tokens / stablecoins?

  • No, the only payment accepted is BUSD.

Why is the network listed as BSC?

  • The fundraising is happening on Binance Smart Chain using BUSD.

Where can I buy the NFTs to participate in the launch?

What is the minimum/maximum buy amount? What is the participation limit?

  • There are no set minimum and maximum amounts for lottery winners or first-come, first-served participants. The buy amounts are determined by the number of participants and the size of the raise for each launch. We work to find a balance so the allocation amounts are meaningful to the community.

Is there a whitelisting requirement?

  • You will need to confirm your participation before the Participation Window closes. There will be a lottery to determine access after the closing participation snapshot, but there is not a separate whitelist.

Which countries are banned?

  • Citizens and residents of and persons located in the United States of America, China, Hong Kong, and all sanctioned OFAC countries (DR Congo, Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Iraq, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Syria, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Belarus, Liberia) as well as Central African Republic, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Yemen.

When will I receive the tokens? What is the lockup period?

  • The token distribution date is to be determined. Stay tuned to our social channels for more information. At the time of distribution, you will receive 15%, followed by 85% unlocked over five months.

Can I pay for the tokens with any wallet address?

  • You will need to use your MetaMask wallet, connected to the Binance Smart Chain network.

Is there any way to participate without holding the Equinox NFTs?

  • No. The IDOs are only available to Equinox NFT holders.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES

*For applications to be considered valid, they must all pass the Equinox KYC process and adhere to each project’s specific KYC requirements and country restrictions, which vary per project on a case-by-case basis.

**There will be no financial compensation offered to any user who experiences a double pay issue with their IDO participation. The IDO project or Equinox will not reimburse any double pay incidents. Please use caution when submitting transactions on the Equinox platform to avoid this issue, taking care to send only one transaction per participation pool.

**Please note that any unforeseen difficulties or failures on the part of the third-party provider, Passbase, to provide timely KYC services is solely the responsibility of Passbase and not Equinox or its IDO projects. No compensation of any kind will be offered for errors or difficulties with using the Passbase platform. Please prepare your KYC well in advance to minimize the chance of unforeseen issues.

Find out more about Gamesta at:

Website | Twitter | Telegram | Discord

About Equinox

Autumn Equinox has passed. The time for a new non-fungible community-driven launchpad is upon us.

Find out more at:

Website | Twitter | Announcements | Telegram

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