BOLT’s vision is to be the largest mobile wallet in the world, powered by content. Built on Zilliqa, our mission is to democratise the chain between content producers and users.
BOLT is run by a proven team of Digital strategists, venture builders, and media veterans, from some of the biggest companies in the world including; Facebook, Coca-Cola, Paypal, Samsung, and Twitter.
BOLT has focused their efforts in building token utility partnerships, including hardware manufacturers like Hisense in South Africa (over 6M active devices), partnering with International Cricket Council to broadcast the Cricket World Cup in June 2019, exchanging tokens for mobile data plans with Digi (part of Telenor) in Malaysia, and having an ecosystem of telco network operators around Asia and Africa with a user base of almost 80M users.
We wanted to bring great content that was informational, uplifting and localised for emerging markets. We wanted to ensure that such content would also be interactive, bandwidth friendly, and accessible on Mobile. We wanted to give people access to the content they would find meaningful, while allowing creators to get rewarded by virtue of the BOLT ecosystem expansion — without the complexities of share issuances- and provide insulation against the fluctuation in emerging market currencies. So we built BOLT as an ecosystem on the Blockchain to provide an in-ecosystem store of value which increases as utility increases. We built BOLT on a core set of values centered around transparency, collaboration, and innovation. These values drive how we work with our community and how we engage with our users. We believe that BOLT can be a win-win for creators and users to mutually unlock value by participating equally in the ecosystem- whether by contributing a news highlight from Tanzania or subtitling a Korean music video into Bahasa Indonesian.
When BOLT turned one year old in February 2019 we have already accumulated close to 4 million users from Kenya to Malaysia.