Everyone should have access to internet.
Siglo provides access to mobile networks in emerging markets by democratizing the monetization of the internet.
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. 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: 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.
The next generation ISP
The Siglo Network is a decentralized connectivity network built to provide faster and cheaper internet in emerging markets.
Siglo empowers its users by allowing them to participate in the ownership of the network infrastructure. Through this model, Siglo is creating an ISP that is more versatile, and one that can innovate faster and cheaper. Siglo gives free internet access to its community of ”workers” - performing tasks for and within the network.
- Payment collectors
- Customer service
The Siglo Community Connectivity pilot is initially deployed in Mexico City, and will begin building out with its existing community base of over a million people. It's intended to be duplicated in other megalopolis across Latin America in the mid-term.
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 internet access.
The Siglo protocol with the Siglo wallet facilitates financial transactions within the ecosystem.
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
Formerly worked for Claro Media, Grupo Carso. Expert in user interface and user experience. User acquisition and retention strategies. Growth Hacker.
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
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.
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.
Siglo token will be used to access specific functionality on apps built on the Siglo protocol.
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.