I2M Synopsis - Straight out of the gate this fintech venture encountered an unwelcoming business landscape: new and emerging regulations for cryptocurrencies, untested development platforms, dubious and persistent hackers, twitter trolls and unstable (volatile) cryptocurrency markets / exchanges. Shortly into the project it was made clear through advisors and mentors in the space that becoming a MSB would be required to continue with our cryptocurrency venture plans. Potcoinwas not conceived to become a Money Service Business (MSB) so it became impossible to continue forward with products and services, namely; dispensary transactions, ATMs, PotCoin Cards and even ability buy or sell Potcoin on our site - as you had to be a MSB to perform any of these regulated services. All that was left to do was inject capital to promote / market the coin and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. At the peak of operations Potcoin's had 6 paid employees realizing a burn rate of 25K a month. Our investment runway covered software development, computer hardware, travel, trade shows attendance, online marketing and coin purchases. All beans on the table, a total of 177K was spent launching Potcoin over 18 months.