The **Criptoe market** is a marketplace where players can purchase and invest Criptoe coins with the goal of unlocking perks. The Criptoe market is unlocked by crafting Community Center 4 and then purchasing it from the Game Shop for 50000 Coins .

The Criptoe Market unlocks access to two resources:

- Critpoe coins, which is bought and invested in wallets.
- Research points, which are used to unlock perks when certain point thresholds are reached. Research points are not consumed when perks are unlocked.

## Criptoe coins

Criptoe coins can be purchased using coins once a day in quantities ranging from 100-10000 . The more Criptoe coins that are purchased in the once-daily purchase, the better the Criptoe coin to coin rate.

Criptoe | Cost in coins | Coins per criptoe / |
---|---|---|

100 | 100,000 | 1,000 |

500 | 450,000 | 900 |

1000 | 800,000 | 800 |

5000 | 3,500,000 | 700 |

10000 | 6,500,000 | 650 |

### Market rules

Criptoe coins can be invested into the Criptoe wallets. Criptoe wallets have an investment percentage that changes every day at 00:00 UTC.

The **investment week** starts Monday at 00:00 UTC (Monday morning) and ends on Saturday 00:00 UTC (Saturday morning).

The rules for investment are:

- You can only invest during the
**investment week**. - You can invest any number of Criptoe coins into a wallet any number of times on a given day. However, you cannot invest in a wallet that you have withdrawn from in a given investment week.

The rules for withdrawing are:

- If you choose to withdraw Criptoe from a wallet, you must withdraw all of it.
- You can withdraw Criptoe from a wallet at any time provided that you have not invested into it on the same day.
- You can withdraw your Criptoe from investment before Sunday 00:00 UTC. If not a -20% loss will be applied to the criptoe in the wallet when you eventually remove it abd the current wallet percentage will not be applied.

Upon withdrawing you will receive Criptoe coins based on the following formula:

criptoe_received = criptoe_invested * (current_wallet_percentage + 100%)

For example, if you have 400 criptoe invested then you will receive on withdrawal:

- 400 criptoe if the wallet is at 0
- 600 criptoe if the wallet is at 50
- 200 criptoe if the wallet is at -50%

**Important**: the percentage of the wallet when you invest does not affect withdraw amount. If the percentage you invest at is -100% or 500% you will still receive the same amount of Criptoe coins when you eventually withdraw.

### Hiring

Hiring allows you to purchase Criptoe market helpers in the form of:

**Bankers**that passively generate Criptoe coins. Bankers are essentially never worth buying if you are actively investiing in wallets. Whatever money you could invest into them could instead be invested in wallets for much greater returns. Below the time to repay is the number of days require to recoup the original investment cost.

Banker | Criptoe Cost | Rate per day | Time to repay (days) |
---|---|---|---|

Intern | 20,000 | 240 | 83.3 |

Junior | 50,000 | 720 | 69.4 |

Intermediate | 100,000 | 1920 | 52.1 |

Expert | 500,000 | 12000 | 41.7 |

Master | 1,000,000 | 28800 | 34.7 |

**Researchers**that increase the rate at which you generate research points. The bonus that purchased researchers gives is additive. For example, if you have researchers 1 and 2 then you get an increase in RP of x3 (1+2). If you have all 5 researchers then you get x18 times RP (1 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 8).

## Research points

Research points are passively generated during periods when you have Criptoe coins invested. The probability of researched points being generated is 1/3600 per second and the amount generated is a number between 1 and n where n is the number of Criptoe coins you have currently invested across all wallets.

### Perks

Perks are unlocked by reaching research point thresholds. You must choose a path to enable perks in that path and may only choose one path at once. Once a path is selected you must wait two weeks before changing to a new path.

## Investing strategy

**Disclaimer** The following is a convservative strategy for fairly safely investing criptoe. It is rooted in data from 8 weeks worth of criptoe wallet values. However, it is, ultimately, an opinion piece by the user banban and could be bad advice if the game ever changes.

**A conservative investing strategy**

- On Monday invest all your criptoe equally across all wallets.
- Between Tuesday and Saturday withdraw from any wallet with a "decent" postive percentage. Personally I would say that 20-40% is a decent threshold percentage.
- After withdrawing immediately reinvest all criptoe into any wallets that you have not withdrawn from so far this week.

Using this strategy has personally given me growth of between 1.5-4x criptoe per week.

**Hints and tips**

- As mentioned in the hiring section, bankers are essentially never worth buying if you are actively investiing in wallets. Whatever money you could invest into them could instead be invested in wallets for much greater returns.
- Researchers should be bought when they do not impact your criptoe growth. Personally I like x10-20 as a value for this. For example, I would wait until I had at least 1M criptoe before spending 80K on the first researcher.
- The punishment for leaving your criptoe in a wallet at the end of the week is -20%. This is very generous given that there are 5 opportunities in the week to invest and reinvest and given the large fluctuations in criptoe values.
- Given the bailout percentage of -20% it is always techincally correct to invest all your criptoe on a Friday. This leaves you with a 50/50 chance of a profit on the Saturday but, given that the oberserved fluctuations in criptoe have a standard deviation of about 60, this has a lower bound of -20% and much higher upper bound. This is, of course, risky and could result in losing 20% of your criptoe.