Mexico (PRWEB) January 24, 2018
Today, Siglo (https://www.siglo.com/) announced that its co-founders, Isaac and Joel Phillips will be presenting at CryptoHQ, a blockchain content series in Davos, Switzerland, alongside the company’s chief advisor, Anish Mohammed.
On Tuesday, January 23, Joel participated in a panel discussion on the Future of Identity and Privacy alongside Anish, Advisor at Protos Cryptocurrency Asset Management, Raman Frey, VP of Business Development at Dispatch Labs, and Matthew Schutte, Director of Communications at Holochain.
Isaac will be joining the discussion on the Future of Financial Services and Financial Inclusion on Thursday, January 25 at 1:00pm with Marc Diana, Founder & CEO of Leadpoint; John Hensel, Co-Founder & COO of Securrency; Maomao Hu, Co-Founder & COO of Kora.Network; and Taynaah Reis, Chairwoman & CEO of Moeda.
For the last two years at the World Economic Forum in Davos, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency have been major topics of discussion. This year, CryptoHQ brought its five-day blockchain series to Davos, uniting more than 100 industry experts, thought leaders, and professionals to explore the impact and adoption of blockchain on industries, including financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, energy, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Coinciding with the World Economic Forum, CryptoHQ will feature immersive talks, panels, and engaging workshops covering important issues from financial inclusion to diversity in the blockchain ecosystem.
“There is so much potential for innovation in blockchain technology today,” said Isaac, co-founder of Pig.gi and Siglo. “You can already see the technology revolutionizing different industries in developed markets. We hope to impact the emerging markets, unlocking new economic value and untapped potential by dramatically reducing the cost of connectivity for consumers and the cost of accessing financial services I’m thrilled to be a part of this powerful conversation and discuss the important issues that will be impacted with this new digital economy.”
The Siglo Protocol, built on Ethereum blockchain, facilitates free access to mobile connectivity for prepaid smartphone subscribers in emerging markets. The blockchain-based platform connects airtime sponsors with smartphone subscribers, creating a decentralized mobile network powered by the transfer of value between users, providers, and brands.
For more information, please visit: https://www.siglo.com/
Siglo is a blockchain protocol for financial and digital inclusion. The Siglo Protocol will enable a data marketplace powered by a new digital currency: the Siglo Token, an ERC-20 token and unit of value exchangeable between Siglo Apps and in the Siglo ecosystem. Siglo, a Gibraltar company, will sell and administer its token and work to promote and expand the ecosystem.
Pig.gi is democratizing digital and financial access to mobile connectivity for consumers in emerging markets. Through Pig.gi’s Android lock screen app, consumers can earn virtual currency for interacting with brands and redeem coins for airtime top-ups or various products and experiences. Pig.gi has become one of the largest, operator-agnostic mobile connectivity and advertising solutions in Latin America with millions of users in Latin America and brand partners including AB Inbev, Coca-Cola and AT&T.
About Joel Phillips
Joel Phillips built his first apps for desktop in GW-Basic in the early 90s as a young adolescent, and has never lost that desire to create things that make the world a better place through technology. Currently based in Mexico City, Joel is a visionary leader and project manager, and combines his eye for design and UX with his analytical mindset. He is a firm believer in the economic value and upward income mobility that access to internet brings, both to individuals and societies as a whole. He is cofounder and CEO of Pig.gi, an app that uses brand money to pay for mobile internet with a digital currency called the Pig.gi Coin. He also co-founded Siglo, a blockchain protocol for digital and financial inclusion in emerging markets. He holds a degree in economics from Columbia University.
About Isaac Phillips
Isaac Phillips is a co-founder of Siglo blockchain protocol and the Pig.gi app. He’s been building mobile apps since 2009 and launched a mobile currency in 2015 with his brother Joel that is now used by 1.2M underbanked and underconnected people in Latin America. Isaac has lived in 4 continents working with startups and telcos. Isaac writes a column in Entrepreneur Magazine and hosts round tables about digital diplomacy, mobile journalism, and cryptocurrency.
About Anish Mohammed
Anish Mohammed serves as an advisor to Siglo, and also on the advisory board for Adjoint, Arteia, Hyperloop Transport Technologies, Privacy Shell, Collider-X, and Ripple Labs. He entered the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UK Digital Currency Association (UKDC) and serves as the Dean of Blockchain Engineering and Technosocial Convergence at Exosphere.