Not-For-Profit Payment Network GoodDollar Launches ‘Alpha’ Wallet App — And Is Looking For Road Testers

Tal Oron
Tal Oron
Jun 11 · 4 min read

I’m incredibly proud and excited to reveal the ‘Alpha’ version of GoodDollar’s wallet app, which we launched today. Moreover, I urge you to take advantage of this unique invitation to be an early adopter and help us on our mission to reduce global wealth inequality through blockchain technology and universal basic income (UBI) principles.

GoodDollar is a not-for-profit project that intends to launch a payment network and this Alpha release is a key milestone in our development. Since November, when GoodDollar was officially announced at Web Summit 2018, the core team has been hard at work prototyping a super-rough version of our vision into code.

This Alpha version has been achieved thanks to the hard labour of a few engineers for more than four months. It’s an undesigned, wireframe wallet app and uses a rough blockchain code. We will develop this version in an iterative fashion, and right now it provides you with an idea of the look and feel of the GoodDollar wallet and payment network.

Ever since the inception of GoodDollar, we realised that in order to build a more equal economy, we need to come up with solutions to a number of challenges — and we can’t create these on our own. Here follow the key areas of product development for this Alpha version.

  1. Wallet as an access point. The digital wallet, which is a web app that can be used via a smartphone or similar device, or a laptop connected to the internet, is the first basic access point to your future G$ network. It has what you’d typically find in a digital wallet: send and receive functions to trade money with friends and merchants, and a news feed, plus analytical information showing simple statistics of your account balance.

This is your chance to be one of the first people to register for and use the GoodDollar Alpha version of our digital wallet — to do so, please access the web app via our newly launched community website and apply. And, again, please let us know your thoughts.

GoodDollar Alpha Screenshot (by Liav Gutstein)

At this point, I’d like to invite you to our newly opened, community-led GoodDollar Forum, a central element of the developers’ microsite. Here you can write your comments and engage with us and other members of the growing GoodDollar community. Our super-small team is here to listen, respond and improve. (And if you wish to join our core team, please email me and/or Technical Lead Hadar Rottenberg)

Ultimately, your feedback will help shape our product, and together, with your guidance and input, we can establish a payment network that will help to reduce global wealth inequality.

GoodDollar: Change Wealth Inequality — For Good

Do you have the skills to help the GoodDollar project? We need builders, scientists and experts in identity, privacy, and financial governance, as well as philanthropists and ambassadors. Contact us athello@gooddollar.org, via our social media channels (Twitter, Telegram, or Facebook), join the OpenUBI movement, or visit our GitHub page. OurYouTube channel is worth checking out, too.

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GoodDollar: Reducing global wealth inequality — for good

Tal Oron

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Tal Oron

Executive Director of not-for-profit GoodDollar.org, implementing Global Universal Basic Income over Blockchain. Co-Founder and ex-COO of Wonderbly.com

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GoodDollar: Reducing global wealth inequality — for good