Why Are We Restricting Certain Countries And Individuals?
As you are probably know, the regulations around the blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies are constantly evolving and are vastly different in each country, state, or even sometimes at the provincial or locality level (and more!).
Our aim has always been to build a serious project that will accelerate the interests of decentralization and the use of blockchain technologies in general. In order to be able to focus on the task ahead, we prefer to restrict, from the onset and at this stage, the access to individuals, companies, entities which are from or residents in the United States, and other "Restricted Jurisdictions" as defined in our Terms & Conditions.
No one asked us to do so. We simply prefer to take a cautious approach and discuss first with the relevant parties before proceeding in opening the platform further. It's our wish to build a useful platform that will continue to grow over time in a positive and compliant manner. We also have millions of potential users to serve already and will make sure they can get the best experience possible. This is what matters to us.
The same ideology drives our SPACE token. We never did an ICO or raised money, privately or publicly, for the issuance of tokens. Our friends, community, and partners have initially received tokens freely and without having to perform any actions or pay for it. The SPACE tokens will increasingly allow a large number of features and possibilities on the Spacelens platform as our development continues. They are aimed to help our users unlock additional experiences on our platform while we continue to grow our user base and to add unique functionalities.
As governments and different legal systems around the world provide more clarity in what can be done safely, we will reassess our decisions and change them accordingly. We are eager for everyone, without restrictions, to be able to experience Spacelens and will work towards that end with the proper framework.