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During the increasing of adoption of Blockchain technology, we are facing with new problems, one of them is to accept payment with cryptocurrency if you have an E-Commerce. Araw is building an ecosystem for simplify the procedure for regular people, introducing the Araw Token. The mission is to combine the benefits of the E-Commerce and Payment industries thus provide end-to-end solutions for E-Commerce, Touch & Pay Cryptocurrency Card, Online Cryptocurrency Payment, and develop a reward system on the Ethereum Blockchain powered by the ARAW token. The goal is to be a part of everyone’s day-to-day online & in-store shopping without needing them to change their shopping behavior or understand the underlying complexity of the Blockchain technology.

These are the goals they want to reach:

  • Araw Pay – Accept online payments simply;
  • Araw touch and Pay card – Enabling in-store micropayments;
  • Transparent – Transparent ecosystem;
  • Adoption – Increase the ARAW token adoption;
  • Unified Reward System – Enabled E-Commerce ecosystem;
  • Plug & Play widget – Design and implement Araw Pay online widget;
  • Cashback – Easily redeemable rewards;
  • Ease of use – Intuitive user interfaces;
  • Merchant adoption – Resource dedicated to merchant onboarding and support;
  • Growth – Specific campaign management;
  • End-to-end solutions – Provide end-to-end solutions for E-Commerce and marketplace;
  • Self managed – A consumers driven floating ecosystem.




Q1 2016

  • Araw Idea Born.

Q2 2016

  • Prototype Araw Platform, Using Virtual Points Without Blockchain.

Q4 2016

  • Araw UK Ltd Company Headquartered in the London, UK.

Q2 2017

  • Araw Mobile Apps Launched in the UK Apple Store & Google Play store.

Q3 2017

  • Improved Digital Loyalty & Marketing Solution Released Customer Insight Dashboard.

Q4 2017

  • Deals and Offers Implemented PayPal & Stripe Payment Gateways Integrated in Mobile Apps.

Q1 2018

  • Araw Platform on the Ethereum Blockchain – MVP development.

Q2 2018

  • Araw Smart Contract & Liquidity Contract; Platform Security Audit; Whitelisting & Airdrop.

Q3 2018

  • The ARAW Token ICO Private & Public Sale; E-commerce Marketplace; Unified Reward System; Peer-to-Peer Transfer.

Q4 2018

  • Araw Mobile Wallet; Banking system integration; Crypto Exchanges Integration.

Q1 2019

  • Open API Platform; Araw Pay.

Q2 2019

  • Release Araw Platform in the UK; Araw Card Licensing Process.

Q3 & Q4 2019

  • European Expansion; Araw Card – Touch & Pay Mobile Solution.

Q1 2020

  • USA Expansion.

Q2 2020

  • Asia Expansion.

Important Info

Token: ARAW

Price: 1 ARAW = 0.01 USD

Bonus: Available

Bounty: Available

MVP/Prototype: Available

Platform: ERC20

Accepting: ETH

Soft cap: 2,000,000 USD

Hard cap: 25,000,000 USD

Country: UK

Whitelist/KYC: KYC & Whitelist

Restricted areas: USA

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Competitor’s comparison

As a competitor we can find Coingate.

  • Coingate has a great team, starting from the CEO Dmitrijus Borisenka, he has 10+ years of experience in multiple ventures, he is involved in the blockchain field since 2012, they have also good developers. Araw’s team is quite good but I think they need more developers.
  • The idea is great, let the merchants accept Bitcoin and other cryptos in the first step to spread cryptocurrencies.
  • The MVP for Coingate is completed and the platform is already online and usable, for Araw, we have a beta MVP with random images just to let you try the platform, a lot of work has to be done.
  • Araw token supply is 5,000,000,000 ARAW, Coingate has not done an ICO, so we don’t have a token supply, at least I can say that 5 billion tokens are very much.

Personal opinion

I personally tried to accept cryptocurrency payments in an E-Commerce, it’s not simple at all, furthermore most of the clients don’t know nothing about cryptocurrencies and they are scared when they see messages like “we accept Bitcoin” they think it’s a scam website. Creating an eco-system to simplify the procedure and let pay people with cryptocurrency even if they don’t know nothing about it, will be a game changer.

What I like

  • Clear roadmap +2
  • Good Idea +1
  • Good vision +1

What I dislike

  • Bad MVP -1
  • Not complete team -1

Araw receives a rating of 2 out of 5


By Michele Costa