JET8 Weekly Update — November 9, 2018
This week, JET8 makes the list of blockchain leaders featured in Tech in Asia; the global mobile tech community Mobile Monday launches their JET8-powered app in South Africa; and the JET8 Foundation shares a recap of the inaugural DENSummit in video.
JET8 makes Tech in Asia’s list as top 7th funded blockchain company in Singapore
Tech in Asia, leading publication for tech news and home to the most comprehensive database of tech companies in Asia, has featured JET8 in a list of the top-funded blockchain startups in Singapore.
Defined by the amount of money raised from investors via token sales and venture capital rounds, JET8 came in 7th on the list of blockchain leaders.
Since the public token sale of the J8T, held in March this year, JET8 has attracted a number of global partners keen to utilise the world’s first social currency.
Partners include global non-profits such as the WWF and Red Bull’s Wings for Life Foundation, which are now building global social media communities with their JET8-built DENApps (decentralised engagement network applications).
Whilst in the private sector, Maybelline and Nestle are all benefiting from JET8’s decentralised social media technology.
Global mobile tech community Mobile Monday launches MoMo ZA app in South Africa
Mobile Monday, the world’s leading mobile community dedicated to development of the mobile sector, announced the adoption of JET8's social media app technology for community growth.
The launch will take place at Mobile Monday, one of the most highly anticipated technology events in the region, on November 12th. Industry leaders, visionaries, and developers are due to attend to discuss the future of the mobile marketplace.
JET8 Foundation Chairman Victor Zabrockis will address the event as a keynote speaker, celebrating the JET8 partnership with Mobile Monday through the launch of the app.
JET8 Foundation Chairman, Victor Zabrockis said: “Mobile technology is evolving at a rapid pace and JET8 is at the forefront of this movement. Decentralised social media communities have enabled us to revolutionise the influencer marketing landscape. I’m looking forward to sharing what we’ve accomplished to the attendees of Mobile Monday as we change the future of mobile technology together.”
The launch of MoMo ZA will enable attendees and followers around the world to share event highlights in real time, and stay connected with the global community after the event. Using Mobile Monday branded stickers and frames, users are rewarded with JETS, JET8’s in-app social currency, for every in-app like, comment, and share, which users can use to redeem products online or over-the-counter across more than 2,500 retail stores in South Africa.
Mobile Monday South Africa Co-Chairman, Andrew McHenry said: “With JET8 technology, it’s now easier than ever to connect our global Mobile Monday community in South Africa. Our partnership with the JET8 Foundation illustrates our belief that decentralised social media apps are essential to the future of mobile technology, as well as brand building.”
The JET8 DENapps are available to download at apps.jet8.io.
DENSummit 2018 — an event to remember
The success of last month’s DEN Summit held in Singapore revealed a widespread awareness and comprehension of decentralised engagement networks and their significance: creating tangible social impact through the use of blockchain technology.
The JET8 Foundation shares a recap of the event, attended by a host of industry leaders, and announcing an unprecedented adoption of JET8 social media technology by global non-profit organisations:
Keynote speakers included two-time Olympic gold medallist for soccer and advocate for inclusivity, Angela Hucles, cognitive anthropologist Dr. Robert Donald Deutsch, Senta Slingerland, former Director of Brand Strategy for Lions Festivals, social entrepreneur David Hertz, and paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger.