Last night we launched our Public Token Sale to the world. Months of work and preparation lead up to this incredible milestone for us as a team.
Being part of this newly developing community of Crypto enthusiasts, investors and developers has been an incredibly positive experience so far. The openness and willingness to share experiences and insights has helped us all learn and will continue to learn as we all figure our way through the intricacies of some often uncharted territory.
Online Vandalism: DDoS
So when we released our public sale to the public we were incredibly disheartened to instantly come under attack by a significant and co-ordinated DDoS on our servers, ultimately making the site unusable for a lot of our supporters who have been patiently waiting for this day — just as we had.
Of course we had provisioned appropriately for a busy launch, but seeing as there was no tangible benefit to an attack (other than disrupting our sale for those who wanted to contribute) we naively presumed an attack was unlikely. How wrong we were. Luckily we were able to move quickly to put protection in place and the site was stable again in a very short period of time.
Extending our 10% Token Bonus
The part that is most upsetting to us is that we are genuinely working hard to build a community of users and encourage people into our ecosystem that maybe aren’t experienced crypto investors. In fact just today we saw people on social media talking about how DOVU was their first ITO and how exciting that was to them. To do that and make being part of DOVU more accessible, we were running a timed bonus programme so early supporters in the first 24hrs received 10% bonus. Sadly we know a lot of those people keen to contribute missed out, just because of the malicious acts of a few. So to correct that, and do the right thing we are extending our 10% bonus for 12 hours until 5am (UTC) on the 5th October so those that missed out can get on board.