Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Hi, my name Cathrine (Kim) Chivhima, and I am the CEO of ZIPCOIN LLC, an ICO and Exchange that is built on high performance E-OS blockchain technology. Unlike Ethereum that brought the innovation of smart contracts, however it is not scalable.
E-OSO aims to allow for millions times more transactions per second using Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), there are no miners involved, and does not has the concept of GAS fee so means our customers can save more more in their pockets.
Secondly, I am the CEO and Founder of ZIPCOIN Remit Ltd, a Canadian company in the money service business and online remittance platform that is built on E-OS technology and currently, focuses on the emerging markets of Africa. Unlike other remit companies around the globe that offers a tiered fee structure based on your transaction amount; ZIPCOIN Remit is the first company of any kind to provide a remittance fee of $6.99 for any transactions upto $500.00. Provide a high level of trust and transparency- senders and receivers of the remit funds gets ongoing notifications when the money is sent, in progress and received; offer options to our customer to receive money via the bank, mobile payment, cash out locations and agents. With our solution money is received within minutes plus our customers can use our ZIPCOIN token; ZIPCO to remit funds and still profiting from the utility token capital gains
Well, ZIPCOIN customers, imagine sending unlimited money, anywhere in the world, for only US$6.99, with your smartphone, online or otherwise in the comfort of your own home. Imagine a utility token that is worth 15 cents today and 2 years later is now worth over US$50. Imagine a way to pay for school fees, send money back home to your family and friends, feed your family, buy a cup of tea, or a bicycle without a bank fee, middleman and or risk of identity theft. What if you were your own bank, remit institute, and be part of the financial inclusion Shingie? Wouldn’t your life be better? That is ‘The Future of ZIPCOIN-Welcome to Money Without Borders and The True Peer to Peer Trading and Remittance platform of the future.
How are you different?
We are focusing on the emerging markets of Africa and are the only company that offers its customers the lowest standard rate fee of US$6.99 for any transactions sent upto US$500.00
We are a community and employee owned company. Our customers shall use our ZIPCO unified token to buy goods and services and also to remit funds using our ecosystem making our token the principal payment solution which will largely replace fiat currencies in the multibillion dollar remit industry over the course of several years.
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— zipcoinexchange (@zipcoinexchange) December 7, 2018
Why will you do well?
We have done a lot of research and reach out to these remit communities and we have found out that these communities are looking for a solution that is affordable, trustworthy, reliable, swift and secure.
We have grassroots community managers on the ground who speaks the local language and focusing on the receiving end of the remit aspect.
Where are you based?
When was the company launched?
Not yet, we plan to launch in January
What have been your biggest wins to date?
To be able to rally grassroots support and keep our potential customers in the remit business engaged. Innovation and the future of remit business is our core of our business.
Who are you trying to attract to your product?
Immigrant workers, expats, diasporas, international students, un banked people, cross border traders; and also cryptocurrency/blockchain/ICO evangelist/enthusiasts
What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?
Listen to your potential customer- what is working and what is not; do a lot of market analysis; partner with business leaders; engage your community and do everything right from the start.
Tell us about your team?
Our team is very diverse and experience in areas of the African markets, finance, blockchain, legal, compliance and remit knowledge and are from all ethnic background.
What are your plans for the future?
Remittances to Africa cost far too much
- Continue partnering with various banks, telecom, retails, agents and payout locations and corner stores in the emerging African markets and beyond; disrupting “exclusive partnership” or “monopoly” mainly in remote and accessible places mean higher mark ups on such payments, and less money in the pockets of the rural poor.
- working with regulators and making these regulations less onerous would be worth the risks for ZIPCOIN—particularly for transactions of small amounts.
- Optimistic and completely move away from cash towards digital payments; our ZIPCO token utility is already bringing down cost of remittance.
- Continue building our trust with our customer base by having our community liaison managers on the ground; be our ears, eyes and be out there for them.
- Continue providing responsive customer service and focusing more on the receiving end of the remittance business. We can gather a lot of insights from this unforgotten customers of part of the remittance equation
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
My smartphone and ipad.
I love having a my iphone because I can make phone calls, send text messages, take pictures, read barcodes on groceries, reach out to our fans, connect to the internet and still fits in pocket.
It took some very clever people to fit all that technology into a little box with a touchscreen.
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
Robots that will bring market analysis to us and ZIPCOIN leadership could make smart decisions at the tip of their hands
Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?
Well, while we have covered most of the important aspects already, there is one thing I really want you all to know. My love for E-OS blockchain technology and remittance business hasn’t been new. I always knew I would grow up to be a visionary and business leader. I feel blessed to have ZIPCOIN as our platform to use to reach out to the poor. Most people who receives remittance are very poor and our mandate is to provide the lowest fee and have additional dollars send to the people who needs it the most.
How do people get in touch with you?
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]