On the surface, both Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Security Token Offerings (STO) follow a similar process where an investor gets a crypto coin or token which represents their investment. The two main differences is that ICO's are not regulated and with an ICO one does not get an asset, share or participation of a company but rather give you access to a specific network, platform or service. Unlike an ICO, a security token comes with an underlying investment asset, like stocks, bonds, funds or real estate investment trusts.

We all know that the ICO space is huge. In fact, 2017 saw start-ups raise a massive US$5.6 billion. However, considering that trillions of dollars' worth of securities are stampeding towards the Blockchain, US$5.6 billion is a mere drop in the ocean.

To put it simply, a security is an economic instrument representing an actual asset. Stocks, bonds and managed property trusts are examples of securities. Traditionally, when a security is purchased, the operation is done the old fashion way, on paper. A security token performs equally in functionality; the difference is that it confirms ownership through Blockchain transactions, meaning that the records of the owners are encrypted and the information is spread though thousands of computers across the globe that can be traced and the information is stored in blocks that stay for good. Security tokens offer a number of financial rights to investors such as equity, profit dividends, income shares, vote casting and access to many other investment mechanisms.

Although BHF token holders do not have any voting rights, each BHF token has the rights to (0.00000004%) co-ownership of Blue Hill Mine. Once BHF tokens are exchanged for the fully Swiss regulated BHM tokens, you will be part owner of the Blue Hill Mine, which is digital asset-backed "programmable ownership". Additional benefits is that Blue Hill Mining aims to create sustainable growth by continuously building up a portfolio of additional mining projects similar to Blue Hill Mine, using part of the profits generated from the future Blue Hill Platform* and sale of the raw material to the market. The balance of the profits will also be used to buy tokens back from the crypto exchange and these purchased tokens will be burned and removed from circulation, in order to secure a strong market value (the fewer tokens available, the more they are worth).

*The Blue Hill Platform is developing a peer-to-peer platform based on Blockchain technology, created to provide a digital form of trading and tracking mineral resources between mine owners, smelters, investors and logistics companies. The goal is to present a faster, global way to place orders, trade and track the origins of the commodities while ensuring they are produced according to fair trade and ethical standards.

BHF are unregulated tokens that has the rights to the co-ownership of the Blue Hill Mine concession numbers 14307X & 14308X through the fully regulated asset backed BHM tokens. This co-ownership on the Blue Hill Mine will be locked up through the fully regulated and asset backed BHM token. Once BHF tokens are exchanged for the fully Swiss regulated BHM tokens, you will be part owner of the Blue Hill Mine. Each token has the rights to (0.00000004%) co-ownership of Blue Hill Mine, that can be freely traded (buy or sell) for fiat money via Bitcoin.

Blue Hill Foundation is responsible for the pre-sales via BHF tokens. BHF are limited tokens that can be purchased at a preferential price, which will be exchanged for BHM tokens after the launch of the STO (1 for 1). Blue Hill Mining will be listed on the exchanges for US$0.45 (although prices of BHM tokens may vary once listed). This offer will end at Blue Hill Mining STO launch.

You can buy the BHF token packages via the Blue Hill Foundation website. By Clicking on the "Buy Token" on the top right hand side of the Blue Hill Foundation website you can see our best offer.

Yes. You can buy BHF Tokens by sending Bitcoin directly from your exchange account such as Binance or Bitfinex. All information including the Blue Hill Foundation Bitcoin address is indicated on the back office once you have registered.

Your BHF tokens will be stored on your B.H.Foundation dashboard account, that is accessible to you anytime. Your BHF tokens will be automatically exchanged for the fully Swiss regulated BHM tokens 1 for 1 after the completion of the B.H.Mining-STO. Once exchanged, you will be free to keep sorting them on the BHM dashboard or to trade (buy or sell) BHM tokens for fiat money via Bitcoin. Please note that if you withdraw your BHF tokens from the B.H.Foundation dashboard account then the token exchange for BHM tokens will not be done automatically (you will have 6 months to exchange your BHF tokens once the B.H.Mining-STO is completed. This info will be displayed on the bluehillfoundation.com website).

Every investment carries an element of risk and you should never invest anything that you cannot afford to lose. BHF are unregulated tokens that serve the purpose for seed capital for the Blue Hill Mining STO. Once BHF tokens are exchanged for the fully Swiss-regulated BHM tokens, you will be part owner of the Blue Hill Mine, which is digital asset-backed "programmable ownership". All risk factors are outlined in the terms and conditions.

Each investment carries an element of risk however, unlike most ICOs Blue Hill Foundation has real assets rights. Each BHF token has the rights to (0.00000004%) co-ownership of Blue Hill Mine. Once BHF token are exchanged for the fully Swiss regulated BHM tokens (1 BHF token for 1 BHM token), you will be part owner of the Blue Hill Mine, which is digital asset backed "programmable ownership", just like Bitcoin is "programmable money". BHF and BHM tokens can be traced on the ledger Blockchain thus being very transparent.

Although we have gone through 8 years of geological research already, the Blue Hill Mine in Mongolia is relatively new, and the mining industry is usually a very closed, traditional sector. How many articles do you read about mining per day, if you're not working within this area? Blue Hill Mining is about to bring the mining industry to the ledger Blockchain, especially with the traceability of raw materials and concentrates that is currently still ineffective and opaque in the traditional way. By now, we are starting to get traction and visibility.

FINMA (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) is only a formality in Switzerland. There is no question on the BHM token license as all BHM tokens are linked to a 30% ownership of the Blue Hill Mining project that will be supervised by one of the top-rated Swiss law firms.

In the unlikely case that B.H.Mining -STO is not approved by FINMA within the time frame, an additional extension of 180 days will be given counting from Q4-2019. If after this extension period of 180 days, i.e. until Q2-2020, B.H.Mining-STO is still not regulated by FINMA or similar (such as, but not limited to, FMA "Financial Market Authority" and/or SEC "Securities and Exchange Commission"), then you will be indemnified according to the Terms and Conditions outlined on the Blue Hill Foundation website or you shall receive the participation in the Blue Hill Mine (each BHF token representing 0.00000004% co-ownership into the Blue Hill Mine), in Fiat currency and/or Bitcoin resulting from the sale of the Blue Hill Mine to the stock market (whichever is higher).

Both options have advantages. This is a risk and reward question: by waiting for the fully regulated BHM tokens you will minimise your risk, but you will have to pay a higher price for the BHM token offering, that will then start at US$0.14. When you buy the Blue Hill Foundation token (instead of the later Blue Hill Mining token) you are exposing yourself to higher levels of risk, as the sale of the BHF is used for seed capital for the STO and therefore also with higher levels of reward as BHF tokens can be purchased for US$0.06 (although prices may vary).

The funds raised will be used to continue to develop the Blue Hill Mine, to support operating and marketing investment as well as the Blue Hill Mining-STO investment, including the purchase of an additional 6% of Blue Hill Mine (making the co-ownership a total of 30% of Blue Hill Mine). The funds will be used in accordance with the following milestones:

Milestone I
35% sell out of the BHF tokens secures the FINMA licence budget for BHM tokens.

Milestone II
60% sell out of the BHF tokens will enable to kick-start the additional drilling Blue Hill Mining that will add value to the BHF tokens.

Milestone III
Any sale above 70% of the BHF tokens will be a bonus which will enable to purchase an additional 6% of the Blue Hill Mine (totalling 30% co-ownership). This will speed up the Blue Hill Mining-STO and thus the exchange of the BHF token for the BHM fully regulated asset-backed token.

The BHF token will reflect in price accordingly to the above milestones, meaning that there is a bigger risk and reward for the earlier token holders.

No. BHF are available for all types of individual investors. Qualified investors' rules apply for UK citizens and other jurisdictions set by FINMA (Financial Market Supervisory Authority) and the AFM (Authority for the Financial Markets). Although BHF tokens are not officially regulated, they follow the FINMA regulations, as the BHF tokens need to be later exchanged for the fully Swiss regulated BHM tokens. Therefore, we will be able to sell the BHF tokens subject to the terms and conditions set by FINMA and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

BHF tokens are available in all countries except for residents from US, Canada, the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.

Yes, the BHF tokens are limited to 140 million. It is prohibited to mint more BHF tokens.

Yes, all BHF tokens will be burnt and removed from circulation after exchanging for BHM tokens.

All BHF tokens will be automatically exchanged for BHM tokens (1 BHF token for 1 BHM token) after the completion of the B.H.Mining-STO. The date when this will be exchanged will be displayed on the Bluehillfoundation.com website. Please note that if you withdraw your BHF tokens from the B.H.Foundation dashboard account then the token exchange for BHM tokens will not be automatical (you will have 6 months to exchange your BHF tokens once the B.H.Mining-STO is completed, that will be displayed on the bluehillfoundation.com website).

Yes, after the B.H.Mining-STO you will be free to trade (buy or sell) your tokens for fiat money via Bitcoin on the crypto exchange (after the vesting period). The BHM tokens will be listed for US$0.45 per token (although prices may vary once listed on the crypto exchange).

Vesting period for the BHF tokens are 3, 6 and 9 months. This vesting period is to protect the tokens holders from dumping that can affect the price of the tokens on the crypto exchange (although this will not affect the underlying value of the Blue Hill Mine).

Blue Hill Mining projects will be evaluated from Q3-2022 onwards by one of the top auditing companies - PWC, KPMG, EY or Deloitte - known as the "Big Four Accounting Firms" to activate the buyback plan via a stock market listing once the underlying value of BHM will be equal to US$30 per BHM token, meaning that all BHM tokens will be repurchased for the equivalent value raised from the stock market listing (equal to or greater than US$30 per BHM token) and all BHM tokens will be removed from circulation (burning) all the BHM tokens.

Blue Hill Mining aims to create sustainable growth by continuously building up a portfolio of additional mine projects similar to Blue Hill Mine, using part of the profits generated from the Blue Hill Platform and sale of the raw material to the market, turning the BHM token into an scalable investment, continuously increasing in price. It will be mostly a question of "time" when the underlying value of Blue Hill Mine reaches an equivalent of US$30 per BHM Token. Token holders not wanting to wait for this common goal are able to exit any time by selling their tokens on the crypto exchange(s). The value of Blue Hill Mine will be validated and audited by one of the top auditing companies - PWC, KPMG, EY or Deloitte - known as the "Big Four Accounting Firms" from Q2-2022 onwards and made publicly available on the Blue Hill Mining website (www.bluehillmining.com), providing token holders with an indication of the underlying value every quarter.

Blue Hill Foundation is a Dutch Stichting (Foundation) that owns 24% of the Blue Hill Mine. The sole purpose of Blue Hill Foundation is to hold the ownership of Blue Hill Mine without other business activity or any assets apart from the Blue Hill Mine. Blue Hill Foundation is owned by private equity partners.

Yes, we have offices at Loewen-Koester Strasse 6, D-44534 Lünen, Germany and Haupstrasse, 71 9113 Degersheim, Switzerland. We would be more than happy to schedule a personal meeting. Please contact us via email: info@bluehillfoundation.com in order to plan a meeting (we are also able to support any further questions you might have via email).

Tokens holders who purchase 55,000 USDT (equivalent) or more worth of BHM tokens will be personally invited to join us and come to see the Blue Hill Mine. The invitation consists of 7 days in total, which will be 2 days at the Blue Sky Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, logistics to and from the Blue Hill Mining project located in the Bayankhongor province, which is a memorable and unique experience traveling through 750km of Mongolian country side (airline tickets not included).