Telcoin visiting Manila 🇵🇭
Our Telecom Business Development team, led by Paul Neuner, spent time in the Philippines capital last week. They met with telecoms to discuss new agreements. The Philippines has provided a positive and open environment for fintech solutions in the past – for both mobile money and cryptocurrency. This, combined with the country’s large remittance market, bodes well for Telcoin, and the meetings were extremely positive. We are now engaged in talks regarding next steps to allow Telcoin remittance directly to/from mobile money as well as Telcoin purchase from prepaid credit. We have also found great interest in the disaster relief use case, as the Philippines endures an average of nine typhoons annually.
As shared previously, Telecoms are sensitive regarding any news involving cryptocurrency, and all insist on non-disclosure agreements covering any POCs. We are focused on POC deployment with telecom operators at this point – not media approval. Rest assured, we will be sharing details about these partnerships with our community in due course.
Building the company – New team members!
To respond to the growing needs of developing Telcoin, all departments have been busy recruiting new team members. We have successfully recruited for the Crypto Business Development team, Product department, and Telecom business development department. Stay tuned, as we will be introducing our new team members to you shortly! We are still recruiting for all departments, so if you have relevant skills and experience, we would like to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected] with your CV and the relevant department listed in the subject line.
To accommodate our rapidly expanding team, we will soon be moving to bigger and better offices in the heart of Shibuya. Stay tuned!
Trip to India 🇮🇳
Our CEO, Claude and Yacine, our Marketing Director, are heading to India this week (February 21-22). They will be speaking on cryptocurrency, regulation, and the digital economy at an ADBI workshop for senior policy makers, international experts, and representatives from academia and the private sector involved in the digital economy.
Participants will be attending from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Mobile World Congress 2018
Members of our Telecom Business Development team will also be heading to Barcelona to join Mobile World Congress 2018 (February 26 – March 1).
As the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition, we’re excited to network with operators from across the globe and drive even more awareness of our company and its mission of financial inclusion and access to cryptocurrency via any mobile device.
We’re proud to announce that Telcoin has joined the GSMA as an official member. As a leading trade body, the GSMA represents almost 800 mobile operators. This membership is an important step in our development, bringing us closer to our overall vision of bringing financial inclusion to a mobile world.
Bonus distribution will start this week. Contributors who have not sent their funds directly to our smart contract (ex: pools) might experience a slight delay, but we’re also targeting this week for them.
Airdrop will also be dealt with this week. As a reminder, only ICO contributors who were eligible for up to 5 percent bonus will receive this airdrop. Tokens from the airdrop will be sent to the same wallet you used during the ICO (this cannot be changed).
We are currently in discussion with several exchanges, and without promising anything, we are confident we will be able to add at least one new exchange in March. Don’t expect anything new on this front in February, though. Also, big exchanges will be strategic for us, but sometimes getting listed immediately on these might not be the best choice, as we need to seize the right momentum.
Exchanges are important for Telcoin, but its core purpose is not for speculation on exchanges. Our main focus right now is to roll out POCs with telecom operators and extend our network of partners.