AppCoins: The Protocol for the App Economy
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A standard for developers to advertise their app or game in the app store, paying AppCoins to the user for 2 minutes of attention. Blockchain provides proof-of-attention and guarantees against repudiation, double attribution, and fake identity.
A solution for purchase and billing digital items using AppCoins inside games and apps. The developer integrates it once and it works across all app stores. Users have an easy way to pay for items with AppCoins bought with fiat currency or previously earned through advertising.
A new trust model where developers are ranked as “Trusted”, “Unknown” or “Critical” according to their track record of transactions in the blockchain.
The protocol re-designs the financial transactions (such as advertising and in-app billing inside the store) creating efficiencies by disintermediation and routing back the value to the economy in a virtuous loop.
Being an open protocol implemented as open source software, it gives the trust back to the industry and provides guarantees of data transparency to users.
As it is adopted by different app stores, the development effort of the protocol is shared and the app developers are only required to perform an API integration once.
With 200 million users, 800,000 unique apps, 12,000 publishers, 70 different manufacturers and partners, Aptoide launches AppCoins protocol to unify the core financial and trust flows inside app stores.
The tokens will be distributed among pre-registered users and institutional investors.
AppCoins ICO is launched. First version of the protocol is defined in “AppCoins White Paper”. APPC (AppCoins) listed in selected exchanges.
First version of the open source reference implementation of the protocol. Release of the first beta version of Aptoide with AppCoins support.
21-Mar 2018 (“Neumann release”) - Reference tools of the protocol implementation
2-May 2018 (“Gosling release”) - “Dev” version of the AppCoins integration in Aptoide (on-chain)
15-Jun 2018 (“Knuth release”) - “Dev” version of Aptoide with side-chain / payments channels
2-Sep-2018 (“Ritchie release”) – Production roll-out to all Aptoide clients (and other participant app stores)
Production-ready rollout of AppCoins on Aptoide App Store, as well as on other app stores that joined. Pre-load with Tier-1 OEMs.
Chris was the CFO of TenX at the time of their successful ICO and was previously with Goldman Sachs in London.
Jonathan is an investor at e.ventures. In 2016 Forbes Magazine listed Jonathan on the 30 under 30 list awarding the top young leaders, creative investors and entrepreneurs.
Ryan has extensive experience in the payments industry, as Head of Platform Partnerships and Developer Relations in Ripple, and in the App Store ecosystem, as Google Play Operations Senior Strategist.
Adam is a financial technology entrepreneur who pioneered the development of Bitcoin and related blockchain technologies. Co-founder of Bitcoin.com in 2011-12.
Andras has collaborated in projects like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple on the blockchain implementation, and co-authored David Lee Kuo Chuen in writing the Handbook of Digital Currency.
Gaurang is the Co-Founder and CTO of Indorse, a decentralised professional network and Attores, a smart contracts solutions company. Co-organizer of Ethereum Singapore Meetups, he has advanced expertise in smart contracts and Solidity.
CEO / Founder
A member of the open source community for a longtime. He was founder and maintainer of LinuxCM, a Linux distribution with more than 700.000 users between 2007 and 2011.
COO / Founder
Álvaro is a serial entrepreneur who loves technology, innovative ideas and projects.
As a former ESOP President, the Portuguese Association of Open Source Software Companies, he has been advocating, for more than 15 years, the adoption of open technologies and open standards in private companies and in the public sector. Álvaro has a degree in law.
Head of Partnerships
Luso-American with more than 10 years experience in business corporate strategy, leading Partnerships at Aptoide for the last 4 years. VP of OLD Association and member of SOCIUS Research center. Carolina holds a MA Degree in International Economics, and a BA in Economics from UMass Dartmouth.
Head of R&D
João has 12+ years of experience in IT, being the last 5 in Research and applied R&D Management in multinational contexts. Participated and led several R&D projects in mobile computing areas, including mobile payments and mobile advertising. Holds an MSc in Systems Engineering and a professional certification in Scrum.
Head of Marketing
With nearly 12 years experience working with publishers, advertising agencies, and various brands in Israel and Portugal, today Daniel is leading the Marketing Team at Aptoide, being accountable for the strategy & execution of all digital campaigns & brand awareness activities. Daniel is also a jury member for VCs.
Frederico is a Software Engineer dedicated to mobile software development. He is focused primarily in the underlying technologies that support blockchain solutions. Being a High Concurrency and Distributed solutions enthusiast, Distributed Ledger was a natural path.