Everyone should have access to internet.
Siglo provides access to mobile networks in emerging markets by democratizing the monetization of the internet.
The Siglo token is the currency for access and the value of one’s interactions.
Siglo facilitates digital and financial inclusion in emerging markets by creating an ecosystem of users and decentralized applications that use its protocol to accrue value and exchange it for increased mobile access and other goods and services. Internet platforms monetize the consumer engagement and data for more than $100 billion a year. In Siglo, users accumulate this value by choosing to share their attention and anonymized interactions, and then exchange it for mobile connectivity in the form of airtime top-ups with mobile operators. Globally, 72% of cellphones use prepaid airtime to stay connected. Siglo has already brought on existing applications and an extensive user base.
The Siglo protocol will facilitate transactions between stakeholders: users who want a secure and private way to monetize their interactions, brands who wish to sponsor these users’ connectivity, developers who want engaged users in under-connected markets, and providers like mobile operators. Over 70% of the worlds’ mobile phones are prepaid and individuals in emerging markets struggle to have consistent connectivity, largely due to the high cost. On the other side, brands and other entities are willing to become sponsors of an increased connectivity in exchange for user attention or anonymized consumer insights or surveys. The first app to use the protocol from day one is called Pig.gi, currently operating in Latin America with a million registered users who earn reward coins and spend them on airtime top-ups and other digital or offline products. Most of these users have never had a traditional bank account or performed a mobile financial transaction before. The Siglo Protocol will be open to any application or business model built around these basic elements of inclusion, connectivity, and an entity seeking to sponsor access for a group of users.
After careful consideration, the Siglo team and advisors have decided not to do a public crowdsale of the Siglo token. As a utility token, we believe there is a fundamental conflict between the interests of token speculators and actually users of the token. We are committed to building and growing a token economy that increases access to digital networks and promotes financial inclusion in emerging markets. Tokens have been already been airdropped on some users and brands and will continue to take place over time. The Siglo wallet app version 1.0 was released in October 2018 on a blockchain testnet. We anticipate launching on a mainnet in the near future.
Joel and Isaac Phillips are brothers and the co-founders of Siglo. It was important to go beyond theory and be on the ground in an emerging market and to understand how users live, think, connect, and consume internet. They experienced how working with providers, brands, and even “mom & pop” stores in emerging markets is vastly different than in the highly developed ones. The Siglo team is made of 10 full time people, spread across 5 countries, including top developers, UX/UI, content, investor relation, and operations teams.
Blockchain and token economist who studied at Columbia University. Founder of multiple mobile apps and marketing startups. First worked in encryption in emerging markets in 2010. Previously studied digital media and user face interface production. Founder of Pig.gi, the first app to run on Siglo.More
Cross-border, digital entrepreneur in mobile marketing, digital rights, telecommunications, & cryptography. Round table organizer for journalists, diplomats & crypto visionaries. Columnist at Entrepreneur. Consultant for telcos. Mobile app builder since 2009. Finance at University of Denver. Founder of Pig.gi, with his brother Joel.More
Self-trained full stack developer, devops maestro, and practiced security veteran. Developer of over 20 mobile apps. Passionate about Solidity, React Native, and crypto trading algorithms.More
Leader of business development with institutions and enterprises interested in building DApps on the Siglo Protocol. Investor relations. Former VC fund manager with focus on fintech and innovation.More
Fintech product manager. Experience as a capital asset trader. Management Science with a concentration in operations research from MIT
Java and React Developer. Information Engineering at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
Lead designer for Siglo, with more than 5 years previous work creating user interfaces and experiences in mobile apps and gaming platforms, with special expertise optimizing mobile apps for maximum functionality in earlier devices common in emerging markets.More
Journalist and editor with a decade of experience at Reforma newspaper and other online portals, specialized in Spanish-language content creation for Siglo apps and communities with an emphasis on blockchain education, financial inclusion, and digital rights.More
Focused on app communities in Mexico and Colombia, leading outreach to users on various platforms, often leveraging AI, to better understand online communities in emerging marketsMore
Doctor / Cryptographer / Hacker. Serves as Dean of Blockchain at Exosphe.re, Cofounder Obol & Openeth. Advisor Ripple, Adjoint, Arteia, Collider-X, Privacyshell, IEET & Hyperloop TT; formerly worked in security for HSBC and Vodafone. Alum of Singularity University.More
Co-founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) and of Bueno Capital; human rights advocate, digital diplomat, whistleblower, and expert on consumer data rights and marketing.More
Founder of an angel syndicate called Seraph VC and early crypto investor, founding partner of Archipelago Global venture fund.
Founder of Ross & Shulga, a boutique firm focused on corporate and securities law, investment funds, cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding and startup law. Clients include AngelList, investFeed, & Steemit.More
Founder of CryptoOracle & PAL Capital; CEO of Climate Coin; Co-Founder of NXTP Labs; ex Bear Sterns & ING.
Expert in blockchain ecosystems, token economics, and application of new technologies and telecommunications for social development through digital services. Consultant for various ICO’s and PaaS blockchain integrated projects.More
Founder & CEO of Hokku PR/Suprnode; Communications strategist for international tech companies, Led the launch announcements of more than 100+ startups in crypto, mobile, gaming, e-commerce, and more. Likes to be in the eye of the storm.More
Blockchain investor & Crypto Ambassador; founding partner at Rothbadi & Co; Patron for the Blockchain Alliance for Good; Ambassador for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance; & Partner at Nomad Inception. DJ, fashion designer, artist, and has won over many hearts with her exquisite cuisine.More
The beta Siglo wallet has already been released. Soon, it will be launched on a blockchain mainnet. Some users have already created accounts and have been airdropped token on the testnet and are participating in bounty programs. Because the Siglo is a utility token, we are focused on building the ecosystem for the users and brands that will participate in the Siglo economy. No crowdsale will take place before TGE.
The Siglo wallet app can be downloaded for Android here
An iOS app is ready but has not yet been released in the Apple App Store.
Once the SGL token is launched on a blockchain mainnet, users will be able to transfer out of the Siglo wallet to a third party wallet or exchange. However, Siglo has no involvement in token use outside of the applications built on the Siglo protocol.
Once token is past the lockup period (if a lockup period is specified in your presale agreement), it can be transferred to any other wallet or third-party service that accepts ERC-20 tokens. However, Siglo has no involvement in token use outside of the token generation event and applications built on the Siglo protocol.
In the future, the SGL token may be listed on third party crypto exchanges.
A list of exchanges that Siglo Tokens are listed on will be provided and frequently updated after the token is launched on a mainnet.
Siglo is a registered Gibraltar company. For U.S. persons we will comply with Rule 506(c)of Regulation D, an exemption to registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. We will also offer Siglo Tokens to “non-U.S. persons” (as defined in Rule 902 of Regulation S) pursuant to Regulation S, an exclusion to the registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, nor any other state regulatory authority, nor the regulatory authority of any other country will be managing this TGE.
Although Siglo is a utility token, we will comply with the securities laws of the U.S. As a result, any purchasers of Siglo Tokens that are U.S. persons cannot participate in the TGE unless they are “accredited investors” (as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D) and meet our documentation requirements.
Transparency - Users should have full ownership of their data. They should be able to know and control who and where their data are being used.
Scalability - Open sourcing our protocol, we are providing way more than an API. We will let anyone use a powerful infrastructure to leverage mobile connectivity.
Efficiency - At scale, blockchain enables much faster transactions and data processing.
Censorship - Blockchain technology is increasingly being used to circumvent internet censorship by foreign governments.
After the tokens are launched on a mainnet, they will have immediate utility:
- Brands and institutions wishing to purchase consumer opinions, engagement, or interactions on our platform.
- Anyone looking to send Siglo tokens to any user on Siglo DApps
- Users of Siglo dApps can use their SGL tokens to purchase mobile airtime top-ups. We are working to expand the geographic region, and currently work with all operators in Colombia and Mexico.
- As the network grows and the Siglo token is listed on exchanges and used by other apps, it will be transferable on these as well.
We are issuing 8,000,000,000 SGL tokens for a lifetime.
Siglo token will be used to access specific functionality on apps built on the Siglo protocol.
At launch, we anticipate the price to be approximately $0.009 USD. The token price may vary, but efforts will be made to minimize volatility.
Smart Contract and related projects will be released on Github.
Siglo will have immediate utility and is exchangeable for airtime with all mobile operators in Mexico and Colombia. This includes Telcel, Movistar, Claro, Tigo, Virgin, AT&T and others.