The Spirit of Mas Oyama Set To Bring The World Of Martial Arts Onto The Blockchain With February’s Most Energetic ICO

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TOKYO, JAPAN – 02-03-2018 — The utility of the blockchain is set to grow once again – this time into the world of karate and martial arts – with a new Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for the Mas Oyama (MAS) Coin, scheduled to start in mid-February. Thanks to its strong association with Mas Oyama, it is already gaining significant traction within the worldwide martial arts community and showing the renowned strength of the Kyokushin karate founder from which it takes its name.

Based on the Ethereum platform, the ERC20 token is one of many industry-specific uses of the blockchain technology designed to disrupt and innovate the way the world interacts. As the first mover in the martial arts space, MAS has a significant advantage over all-comers.“We developed the Mas Oyama Coin with a simple idea in mind: we wanted to honor the memory of one of martial art’s greatest warriors and to build on his legacy,” said Akira Oyama, Mas Oyama’s grandson and one of the Mas Oyama Coin project’s leaders.“With 1,200 branches and over 40 million members around the world, organization of events can be complex. By using the blockchain, we can unite and be even stronger, while also streamlining prize money for tournaments and other remittances. This is a major step forward in the development of martial arts as a whole – not just karate.”The ICO, which begins on February 15 at 13:00 JST (February 14, 23:00 EST), offers a dynamic pricing model that rewards people on a first come, first served basis. The price of the MAS coin will increase as the ICO moves through its three phases, changing from 7,000 MAS for 1 ETH to 5,000 MAS for 1 ETH, then finally 3,500 MAS for 1 ETH. Following this third phase, MAS will be open to the public on exchanges.Oyama added that the vision of the coin also incorporates karate legend Mas Oyama’s (1923 – 1994) beliefs when it comes to fundamentals. Revered for his complete mastery of karate, stories proliferate of his singular dedication to his art.From practicing for eighteen months in solitude at the top of Mount Minobu (Chiba Prefecture) through bare-fist fights with fifty-two bulls to defeating a 300-man tournament in three days, Oyama’s legendary exploits are well-known to all disciples of karate – and now that pioneering spirit and single-minded determination has come to the cryptocurrency blockchain in the form of the Mas Oyama token.“One becomes a beginner after one thousand days of training,” said Mas Oyama, “And an expert after ten thousand days of practice.” This determination has been tempered into altruism with the MAS coin, which also aims to foster an inclusive atmosphere for adolescents and juveniles, teaching them the discipline they need to stay out of trouble and on the right path to achieve their best life goals.MAS is just one example of how the blockchain and its many innovative cryptocurrencies are forging a modern path forward for many industries. Despite recent shocks to the marketplace, experts are still predicting that 2018 will be a huge year for the fledgling technology – particularly for ERC20 coins on the Ethereum network.“We’ve seen Ethereum is a much richer, organic ecosystem that develops very, very quickly, which is what has driven Ethereum’s price growth,” said Olaf Carlson-Wee, CEO of hedge fund Polychain Capital. “Ethereum’s price growth has actually been much more aggressive than Bitcoin.”With innovative ERC20 tokens and coins such as MAS trailblazing a new path in many industries, the blockchain is being touted to quickly and securely share large amounts of data in a secure, decentralized network – and with a level of trust that does not exist in any current systems, sadly prone to human manipulation and error.With a strategic roadmap already in place to expand Mas Oyama Coin beyond karate into other martial arts sports such as K-1, UFC, and MMA, the future looks bright. The team is already investigating a potential debit card option, along with the ability to purchase merchandise, athlete rewards, and distribute prize money at tournaments.For more information about Mas Oyama Coin and its roadmap, to read its white paper and participate in the ICO, please visit or follow their Facebook page. For media inquiries, please contact Joe Mishiro at +81-3-6912-2524 or email him at [email protected].About Mas Oyama CoinNamed for the eponymous karate master who founded Kyokushin Karate, the Mas Oyama Coin (MAS) will streamline the way in which the martial arts industry does business through the cryptocurrency blockchain. For more information about the new ERC20 token and ICO, please visit Mas Oyama Coin’s website.

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Brad Bennett

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Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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