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Our Vision

We’re on a mission to shift power in the travel industry from the few big players that act as commission-hungry middlemen, and put it back in the hands of travelers and independent travel businesses.

From booking your trip, to the first bounce on the hotel bed, we’re redesigning the travel experience, using blockchain technology to create a gamified world for travelers. A global marketplace, where cryptocurrency rewards incentivize direct bookings, where completing fun travel challenges give rise to one-of-a-kind instagrammable experiences, and reward you for it, and where immutable smart contracts ensure reviews can be trusted.

Our journey is one of discovery, powered by technology, but not defined by it. We are building a world where the everyday non-techie person can collect, exchange and redeem meaningful crypto rewards, wherever they travel, without needing to understand how the blockchain works.

It’s the future of travel, and of blockchain, and together we’re making it a reality.

Unlocking KeyoCoin

Key Facts & Stats

Live Product
Live Product

Mobile apps, marketplace and hospitality platform are all live.

Crypto Concierge
Crypto Concierge

Bookings, recommendations and crypto rewards all in one app.

World Class Team
World Class Team

Travel, hospitality, rewards, cryptocurrency, and blockchain

Global Marketplace
Global Marketplace

Available in 100 cities with 12,000+ curated travel products worldwide.

Real World Use
Real World Use

One of only 13% of ICOs which are a true utility coin.

Free to Join
No Purchase Necessary

Complete fun travel reward challenges, and earn universal crypto rewards.

KeyoCoin

A New Way to Travel Powered by Universal Travel Rewards

KeyoCoin is a new kind of global travel marketplace, where universal travel rewards gamify the entire travel experience, and bring travelers and their travel providers closer together.

Travel merchants (be they a boutique hotel, tour provider, or souvenir shop) list their services on the KeyoCoin marketplace for free, and use our rewards platform and blockchain-backed token to attract tourists, incentivize passing travelers, and reward their most valued customers. We don’t take commission so consumers will always pay less to book, plus receive cryptocurrency rewards for every purchase they make. They can also earn crypto rewards for completing fun travel challenges in our app, and performing revenue-generating actions that benefit our merchant partners (such as leaving a review).

Utility Functions

KeyoCoin is a tool that any travel or hospitality merchant can utilize to supercharge their business, and any consumer can use to unlock a gamified world where their actions earn rewards.

  • Purchase

    Purchase Marketplace Products

  • Earn

    Earn Universal Travel Rewards

  • Tip

    Tip Local Experts

  • Unlock

    Unlock Exclusive Content and Services

  • Pay

    Pay Merchant Partners

Utility Functions

KeyoCoin is a tool that any travel or hospitality merchant can utilize to supercharge their business, and any consumer can use to unlock a gamified world where their actions earn rewards.

  • Purchase

    Purchase Marketplace Products

  • Earn

    Earn Universal Travel Rewards

  • Tip

    Tip Local Experts

  • Unlock

    Unlock Exclusive Content and Services

  • Pay

    Pay Merchant Partners

How does it work?

Merchants Set Up Shop

Travel businesses host their services on the KeyoCoin marketplace, and then use KeyoCoin tokens to attract tourists, incentivize passing travelers, and reward their customers.

  1. 1. Upload services to marketplace
    • Increased exposure
    • Access to custom branded app
    2. Create challenges and rewards
    • Attract tourists and passing travelers
    • Reward loyal customers
    3. Enjoy closer relationships
    • Pay no commission on bookings
    • Harness your own booking data

Consumers Explore

Travelers earn cryptocurrency rewards whenever booking travel experiences, completing travel challenges, or fulfilling in-app requests set up by KeyoCoin merchants.

  1. 1. Plan the perfect trip
    • 12,000 experiences across 7 countries
    • Pay less, plus get rewarded
    2. Complete travel challenges
    • Over 1,000 travel challenges
    • Earn rewards while you explore
    3. Redeem your rewards
    • Spend KeyoCoin around the world
    • Unlock exclusive perks

A Tokenized Economy

KeyoCoin’s decentralized ledger means tokens can be pooled, shared, gifted, stored indefinitely, and spent all over the world. What’s more, the open infrastructure means other providers can develop on our platform, using our token for their own services.

  • Truly universal travel rewards
    • Spend, share, trade, hodl
    • Value determined by market forces
    A community in control
    • Nobody locked out of loyalty
    • Freedom from centralization
    Built with blockchain technology
    • A platform that supports innovation
    • Limitless possibilities from our partners

Why Blockchain

KeyoCoin solves real world problems in reward programs and the travel industry utilizing Blockchain technology.

Market Analysis

KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based universal travel rewards cryptocurrency that aims to disrupt the travel and hospitality industries by reinventing how businesses reward consumers and how consumers experience travel.

KeyoCoin Benefits

Today's Reward Programs

Global

Borderless, portable, use anywhere in the world.

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Limited by geography.

Universal

Earn with any business, in any travel market, and in any language.

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Limited by specific businesses or reward programs.

Non-Restrictive

Increases freedom and flexibility, redeemable anytime, no expiration dates.

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Rewards expire, restrictive dates and times, and cross border remittance fees.

Divisible

Flexibility to redeem or share a specific amount of reward.

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Non-flexible in redemption amounts.

Shareable

Share with anyone such as friends, family, or neighbors.

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Non-shareable, and usually restricted to owner.

Convenient

Store rewards from all over the world in one digital wallet.

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Keeping track of multiple reward accounts, numbers, codes, points, vouchers, and headaches.

Efficient

Streamlining reward system creation and redemption.

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Centralized reward systems are time intensive to set up and manage.

Entertaining

Fun to earn

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Rewards that are uninspiring to earn.

Valuable

Inflation reduces the value of rewards over time.

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Value of rewards usually decreases with time and inflation.

Cost Effective

Implementation is cost effective for businesses, and no fees for consumers.

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Costly to implement for businesses, and high transfer fees for consumers.

KeyoCoin Benefits

Today's Consumers

Reward Value

Travel rewards that may increase in value.

vs

Rewards that decrease in value yearly, expire, are limited, and can’t easily be redeemed.

Experience Value

Affordable personal concierge service provided by local experts on KeyoPass.

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Expensive personal trip planners and travel agents.

Purchase Power

Instantly pay anywhere in the world.

vs

Exposure to personal data breaches and exploitation by large corporations.

Privacy Protection

Protects privacy and personal data ownership.

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Exposure to personal data and data owned by large corporations.

Trusted Recommendations

Access curated recommendations from local experts on KeyoPass.

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Recommendations from unvetted sources.

Authentic Reviews

Access merchant reviews safeguarded by blockchain technology.

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Fake reviews from unknown sources.

KeyoCoin Benefits

Today's Property and Hotel Partners

Revenue

0% booking commissions.

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10-30% OTA and third party bookings commissions that eat revenues.

Incentives

Universal rewards used as an incentive-based marketing tool.

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No cost-effective or efficient way to incentivize guests to make on-property purchases.

Inventory Promotion

Increases revenue and exposure to services and amenities.

vs

Services and amenities inventory go unsold and unused.

Guest Tracking

Access verifies and secures guest information to improve guest experience and increase loyalty.

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Difficulty in tracking and storing verified guest data.

Accounting

Fixes financial liability issues for hotel/property marketing managers.

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Unused rewards stuck on company balance sheets.

Administrative

Reduces overhead costs and increases efficiency.

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High administrative costs and long setups to launch reward campaigns.

KeyoCoin Benefits

Today's Travel Merchants

Revenue

Increases last-minute sales of unused inventory.

vs

Perishable inventory that expires daily and goes unused.

Fee Savings

Zero bank fees and fee-free reconciliation.

vs

High bank transaction fees, settlement fees, and credit card fees.

Incentives

On-demand universal reward incentives that function globally.

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Lack of tools to create incentive based marketing and reward programs.

Engagement

Enhances consumer engagement and experience.

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Lack of consumer engagement and interest.

Accounting

Fixes financial liability issues for program managers.

vs

Unused rewards stuck on company balance sheets.

Administrative

Reduces overhead costs and increases efficiency.

vs

High administrative costs and long setups to launch reward campaigns.

KeyoCoin

KeyoCoin will unlock the future of how we experience travel

Huge Market Opportunity

KeyoCoin lies at the intersection of the growing travel,rewards and cryptocurrency markets, giving the power back to independent travel businesses and merchants, while delivering value back to the consumer.

Travel Market

Total contribution of travel and tourism to the global economy is projected to reach $11.51 trillion by 2027

Years Trillion USD

Loyalty

Global loyalty rewards management market is projected to grow annually by 21% CAGR to $6.82 billion by 2023

Years Trillion USD

Rewards

$300 billion in reward points are distributed worldwide per year

  • 58% of the members don’t know their points balance
  • 38% are unaware of their points value
  • 75% are not satisfied with the personalization of their reward program

$100 billion in points are left unredeemed per year

$100 billion unredeemed $200 billion redeemed Reward points in billion USD

Blockchain

We eliminate the middlemen across the travel industry (Third Party Travel Providers and OTA’s)

10-30% commission per booking eliminated

KeyoCoin is launching into a growing market with untapped consumer potential

57% of Americans want to interact with their reward programs on mobile

KeyoCoin Platform and Ecosystem

The KeyoCoin platform sits at the center of an ecosystem of products and users, all working together to create a seamless travel experience.

Consumers

Consumers use the KeyoCoin platform to discover unique travel experiences, and then pay less to book them. Every action on the platform (be that a purchase, a challenge, a review) is part of our gamified world, incentivized by the KeyoCoin universal travel rewards token.

Merchant Partners

Every business in the ecosystem receives increased visibility through the platform. The rewards token can then be used to attract more direct bookings through our gamified world, or reward loyal customers for completing revenue-generating actions such as leaving a review.

Hospitality Partners

Hotels and other property partners receive more direct bookings, free from the 10-30% commission charged by OTA’s and other third parties. They also receive a free customized app for their hotel, packed with features, and have full use of the universal rewards platform/token.

Expert Contributors

KeyoCoin empowers local experts by helping them to monetize their unique local knowledge. Every time someone visits a place recommended by one of our local experts, they are invited to tip with KeyoCoin. This promotes high quality content and useful recommendations.

Developer Partners

KeyoCoin provides an API for businesses and developers to build universal reward programs into their own apps and solutions. The more developers that integrate with KeyoCoin’s universal rewards protocol, the stronger the ecosystem becomes.

KeyoCoin Token

Our universal travel rewards cryptocurrency is the fuel that powers every action in our ecosystem. It allows people to earn tangible rewards from any business, of any size, anywhere in the world, and then spend those tokens with any merchant in our global ecosystem.

No more fragmented rewards programs, geographical constraints, sharing restrictions, redemption limitations, and barriers to entry for small businesses.

KeyoCoin Marketplace

The marketplace is the meeting point for all of the travel products in our ecosystem. Accessible on both web and mobile, it includes tours, activities, local experiences, custom travel itineraries, hotels, transportation, travel challenges, and much more.

A fragmented market of tour, activity, and local experience products, and no universal place to earn and redeem travel rewards. Online travel agents offer a wide choice of products for consumers, but charge 10-30% in commission for every booking.

KeyoPass

A free mobile app that puts the KeyoCoin marketplace in your pocket. Discover and book travel experiences on the move, complete fun location-based travel challenges while you explore, and get a free ‘remote control’ to your host property whenever staying in a qualifying hotel.

Lack of mobile options for last minute travel bookings, and a poor mobile experience where they do exist. Hotel apps are few and far between, and only a couple are ever worth keeping on your phone.

KeyoCoin Travel Challenges

Thousands of fun location-based travel challenges, set up by KeyoCoin and our merchant partners. Discover travel challenges through the KeyoCoin marketplace or interactive KeyoPass map, complete them to earn KeyoCoin travel rewards, and unlock unique perks.

Sometimes it’s nice to wander aimlessly, but setting out with a purpose can be much more rewarding. KeyoCoin’s travel challenges have been designed to banish boredom, aid adventure, and can be great for exploring the world, or even entertaining the kids.

KeyoPass (Custom Property App)

Properties (hotels, hostels, B&B’s, rentals) get their own free custom branded mobile app. Like a ‘remote control’ for the property, the app gives guests access to on-demand services/amenities, and live chat with realtime translation - all managed through a slick dashboard.

Hotel apps are expensive and time consuming to build, and rarely live up to expectation. Guests resent having to download and navigate a new app for a short stay, only to delete it days later.

KeyoCoin Dashboard

The central command center for any business in our travel ecosystem, allowing them to manage the incentives in their travel rewards program, review performance metrics, plan campaigns, and create travel challenges of their own.

Merchants have limited means to incentivize the purchase of last minute services and amenities, that often go unsold. Managing a self-run loyalty program is expensive, clunky, and time intensive, with little guidance available.

KeyoPass Manager

A mobile app allowing employees to instantly receive and respond to guest requests, and manage them in an organized manner. With built in live translation, language barriers are a thing of the past, and there’s no need to sit by the room-service phone or computer.

Employees are no longer stuck to their desks, or juggling email and messaging apps to communicate with guests. Language barriers are also a thing of the past, banishing those frustrating or just downright embarrassing situations.

KeyoCoin API

Businesses and developers can integrate the KeyoCoin universal rewards token, as well as products from the KeyoCoin marketplace, directly into their own apps and websites. Third parties using products from our marketplace have the opportunity to earn KeyoCoin.

Developers lack options for monetizing their apps and websites, and aren’t usually rewarded for driving large amounts of traffic to a particular product or service.

KeyoCoin Traveler Profiles

Travelers build their own unique profile, complete with food/pillow preference, and any special needs. With full control of their personal data, they can decide when to give it to travel providers, what it can be used for, and can even earn rewards for letting it be used for targeted ads.

Consumers have little control of personal data, and many loyalty program operators actually gather the data to sell on to third parties.

The KeyoCoin Club

Active members, and those that hold a certain number of KeyoCoin, will unlock access to exclusive perks and offers from merchants in the KeyoCoin ecosystem. This also gives providers an active community to whom they can market tailored packages.

A powerful lever to stimulate unengaged or stagnant communities, and celebrate the most active users.

Consumers
Merchant Partners
Hospitality Partners
Expert Contributors
Developer Partners
KeyoCoin Token
KeyoCoin Marketplace
KeyoPass
KeyoCoin Travel Challenges
KeyoPass (Custom Property App)
KeyoCoin Dashboard
KeyoPass Manager
KeyoCoin API
KeyoCoin Traveler Profiles
The KeyoCoin Club

Our Crypto Travel Concierge App

KeyoPass is a free personal travel concierge app that brings the power of cryptocurrency and blockchain to life, and the first application to integrate KeyoCoin and utilize our rewards platform.

KeyoPass App

Earn universal cryptocurrency rewards all over the world.

Purchase accommodation, tours and local experiences with crypto or fiat.

Unlock a remote control for any accomodation and earn crypto rewards by requesting services & amenities.

Access expert recommendations curated by community-generated crypto tips.

Unlock a 24/7 concierge with a premium subscription when you load your KeyoCoin wallet.

KeyoCoin
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KeyoPass
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Ethereum
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KeyoPass Partners

Properties Dashboard & Custom Branded Mobile App

Properties

Receive a free custom branded mobile app, and property dashboard with integrated KeyoCoin reward solution.

Travel Merchants Dashboard

Travel Merchants

Receive a KeyoCoin dashboard to manage commission-free bookings and offer universal travel rewards to customers.

Partners receive
Universal Rewards Platform
Universal Travel Rewards Platform

Universal travel rewards platform to promote business and incentivize revenue-generating actions.

Commission Free Bookings
Commission Free Bookings

0% commission bookings to cut out the middleman, increase revenue, and place the power back in the hands of the business and the consumer.

Custom Branded Mobile App
Custom Branded Mobile App

Free custom branded mobile concierge app to promote on-property services and amenities, and

We are adding merchants to our marketplace daily! Marketplace Dashboard
KeyoCoin

KeyoCoin Marketplace

The main hub where consumers find travel products to purchase or redeem, as well as discover travel reward challenges to complete to earn more KeyoCoin.

Q1 2017

Founders develop universal travel reward concept to solve current problems within the travel & hospitality industries - utilizing blockchain technology and smart contracts.

Core team assembled to build-out product, platform, and launch KeyoCoin.

Market research and further blockchain concept development for the KeyoCoin universal travel rewards platform.

Q2 2017

Development started on KeyoPass website and mobile app (iOS, Android).

Developed hospitality property dashboard.

Launched travel merchant partner dashboard to add tours, activities, and local experiences to our app (web, iOS, Android).

Launched private beta of KeyoPass app.

Q3 2017

Launched beta version of consumer marketplace with initial travel merchant partners (web, iOS, Android).

Launched beta of hospitality platform enabling any accomodation to instantly implement a custom branded mobile app at their property (iOS, Android).

Launched beta of hospitality mobile solution connecting guests to on-demand services and amenities at any hospitality partner (iOS, Android)

Added blockchain, financial, and strategic advisors to the team.

Q4 2017

Strategic planning to incorporate blockchain and cryptocurrency technology into KeyoPass product.

Initiated development of KeyoCoin token architecture.

Closed seed round with private investors to further build-out platform, product, team, and launch KeyoCoin.

Q1 2018

Core team expanded to include blockchain, hospitality, travel, marketing, and sales experts.

Head of Blockchain @ Hyperloop joins team as Advisor to assist in tokenomics and overall system architecture.

Continued Development of token economics, mechanics, and implementation strategy for products within the KeyoCoin ecosystem.

Q2 2018

Head of Social Media @ APPLE joins advisor team.

Integration of KeyoCoin demo into KeyoPass mobile products (iOS, Android)

Integrating KeyoCoin rewards across our entire product ecosystem.

Attended the Blockchain Impact Summit in Vancouver.

Q3 2018

Public launch of KeyoCoin.com.

Launch telegram and social channels to build KeyoCoin community.

Launch travel reward challenges in KeyoPass (web, iOS, Android).

Q4 2018

Launch of hospitality bookings into marketplace with fiat (web, iOS, Android).

Add curated tours, activities and local experience providers.

Add trusted local expert partners.

Continue to build KeyoCoin community.

Q1 2019

Conduct audit of smart contract pre ICO crowdsale.

Integrate KYC into KeyoCoin website.

Release ICO smart contract on Testnet.

Q2 2019

Publish ICO smart contracts on ICO website.

Add curated tours, activities and local experience providers.

Add trusted local expert partners.

Add hospitality properties (hotels, independent properties, vacation rentals, and other accommodation types).

Q3 2019

Private beta launch of fully functional KeyoCoin wallet with multi-signature integration into KeyoPass and partner dashboard (web, iOS, Android).

Private beta launch for fully functional KeyoCoin bookings in marketplace (web, iOS, Android).

Traveler profile blockchain integration released with enhanced features and traveler info/identity controls (web, iOS, Android).

Private beta launch of fully functional KeyoCoin travel challenges into marketplace for first 100 cities (web, iOS, Android).

Launch KeyoPass with select hospitality partners including KeyoCoin reward integration (iOS, Android).

Public launch of hospitality mobile solution connecting guests to on-demand services and amenities at any hospitality partner, now with integrated KeyoCoin rewards (iOS, Android).

Global release of fully functional KeyoCoin wallet, booking, and travel challenges into KeyoPass (web, iOS, Android).

Launch KeyoPass consumer DApp complete with marketplace, travel challenges, and expert recommendations in first 100 cities.

Q4 2019

Public release of KeyoCoin API for third party developers.

Launch rewards dashboard on mobile for travel merchants (iOS, Android).

Building industry partnerships to strengthen the KeyoCoin and KeyoPass platforms.

Adding event tickets into marketplace with KeyoCoin integration (web, iOS, Android).

2020

Enable API partners to integrate all marketplace products into their apps.

Launch hospitality dashboard on mobile for staff/management (iOS, Android).

Release expert recommendation dashboard.

Expand R&D team for continued innovation and exploration of new tech.

Q1 2017

Vision, product, and development roadmap created.

KeyoPass product roadmap developed.

Q2 2017

Developed hospitality property dashboard.

Launched travel merchant partner dashboard to add tours, activities, and local experiences to our app (web, iOS, Android).

Tours, activities, local experiences (web, iOS, Android)

Consumer Hospitality Platform (iOS, Android)

Local Guide product for events, offers, and maps (iOS, Android).

Expert Recommendation product for restaurants, nightlife, and things to do (iOS, Android).

Q3 2017

Launched beta version of consumer marketplace with initial travel merchant partners (web, iOS, Android).

Launched beta of hospitality platform enabling any accomodation to instantly implement a custom branded mobile app at their property (iOS, Android).

Launched beta of hospitality mobile solution connecting guests to on-demand services and amenities at any hospitality partner (iOS, Android).

Q4 2017

Research blockchain integration across all products.

Strategic planning to incorporate blockchain and cryptocurrency technology into KeyoPass product.

Initial development of KeyoCoin token architecture.

Q1 2018

Adding hospitality properties to marketplace for booking with fiat (integrating KeyoCoin Q1 ‘19)

Continued Development of token economics, mechanics, and implementation strategy for products within the KeyoCoin ecosystem.

Development of the KeyoCoin Wallet for the KeyoPass DApp.

Q2 2018

KeyoCoin integrated into merchant dashboards to create universal consumer rewards.

Integration of KeyoCoin demo into KeyoPass mobile products (iOS, Android).

Launch KeyoCoin Wallet demo in KeyoPass app (iOS & Android).

Q3 2018

Public launch of KeyoCoin.com

Product decentralization architecture and blockchain implementation.

Launch of hospitality bookings into marketplace with fiat (web, iOS, Android).

Q4 2018

Add curated tours, activities and local experience providers.

Add trusted local expert partners.

Launch of hospitality bookings into marketplace with fiat (web, iOS, Android).

Expanded travel challenges to 100+ cities.

Improved user experience and bug fixing.

Q1 2019

Development of smart contracts for ICO and products.

Conduct audit of smart contracts pre ICO crowdsale.

Release ICO smart contract on Testnet.

Integrate KYC into KeyoCoin website.

Q2 2019

Publish ICO smart contracts on ICO website.

Private beta launch of self-service rewards dashboards for merchants.

Q3 2019

Private beta launch of fully functional KeyoCoin wallet with multi-signature integration into KeyoPass and partner dashboard (web, iOS, Android).

Private beta launch for fully functional KeyoCoin bookings in marketplace (web, iOS, Android).

Traveler profile blockchain integration released with enhanced features and traveler info/identity controls (web, iOS, Android).

Private beta launch of fully functional KeyoCoin travel challenges into marketplace for first 100 cities (web, iOS, Android).

Launch KeyoPass with select hospitality partners including KeyoCoin reward integration (iOS, Android).

Public launch of hospitality mobile solution connecting guests to on-demand services and amenities at any hospitality partner, now with integrated KeyoCoin rewards (iOS, Android).

Global release of fully functional KeyoCoin wallet, booking, and travel challenges into KeyoPass (web, iOS, Android).

Launch KeyoPass consumer DApp complete with marketplace, travel challenges, and expert recommendations in first 100 cities.

Q4 2019

Public release of KeyoCoin API for third party developers.

Launch rewards dashboard on mobile for travel merchants (iOS, Android).

Private beta launch of self-service provider dashboard for merchants.

Add event tickets into marketplace with KeyoCoin integration (web, iOS, Android).

2020

Enable API partners to integrate all marketplace products into their apps.

Launch hospitality dashboard on mobile for staff/management (iOS, Android).

Release expert recommendation dashboard.

Develop portal for blockchain partners to join our KeyoCoin and KeyoPass community.

Team

KeyoCoin's team is a tenacious group of talented professionals, that combine years of experience in software development, operations, design, and mobile development, with solid industry experience and successes in blockchain, cryptocurrency travel, hospitality, financial services, rewards, and mobile technology. We have a passion for making people's lives easier through technology, and are excited and ready to change the world of travel and hospitality by being a major force in the blockchain and cryptocurrency movement.

Matt Baer
Matt Baer

Founder and CEO

Matt has 10+ years of experience working with technology startups, honing his skills in business, sales, marketing, mobile, and web; in an array of fields covering software, mobile apps, consumer products, and the world's cutting-edge technology of blockchain. Matt built one of the largest tour and activity marketplaces in the world for KeyoPass (KeyoCoin’s app), was a business mentor for the Female Founder focused start-up incubator program, The S-Factory, and developed an international accelerator program for CORFO, the economic arm of the Chilean Government. Matt has also won multiple awards and grants at one of the top international accelerator programs in the world - Start-Up Chile, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Matías Menafra
Matías Menafra

Co-Founder and CTO

Matías is a four-time CTO, with 15+ years experience as a software engineer, project manager, and entrepreneur. Matías is fluent in Ethereum’s Solidity language, smart contracts, and blockchain infrastructure and design. As KeyoCoin's CTO, Matías is responsible for all aspects of product management, engineering, and R&D. Prior to KeyoCoin, Matías was lead engineer in several other startups and co-founded two of his own. Before joining the startup world he was the Development and QA Manager for TimbaSoftware, which was acquired by Altimetrick in 2012, where he worked for several Fortune 500 companies.

Svetlana Kabanova
Svetlana Kabanova

Chief Operating Officer

Svetlana managed operations, projects and teams in the global technology division at leading investment bank, Goldman Sachs, where she doubled the productivity of her team, coordinated the onboarding of thousands of people, and helped achieve $400k annual savings for a key migration project. Sveta brings to the KeyoCoin team her extensive experience managing teams and large scale projects which have been marked by a track record of introducing efficiencies and best practices.

Adelle Demko
Adelle Demko

Director Global Relations

Managing Director at investment banking firm DelMorgan & Co., former partner of Wedbush Capital Partners, a finance and strategy executive at Xerox, and a corporate attorney in New York City. Adelle led the public offering of the well-known surfing brand Quicksilver, served on the Board of Directors of the Balance Bar Company (NASDAQ) where she facilitated the public offering, was Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Corporate Development Committee leading to the company’s sale to Kraft. She also sat on the Board of Directors of Maps.com, and a number of other Boards of Advisors including UC Wireless. Ms. Demko attended Directors’ College, Stanford Law School and has moderated panels and conferences on a variety of topics including Corporate Governance, Road Infrastructure, and Early-Stage Companies. Ms. Demko received a M.B.A. degree from Yale University School of Management, a J.D. degree from Duke Law School and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Michael Zatulov
Michael Zatulov

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is an experienced financial strategy and operations executive with 10+ years of senior leadership in private equity and venture funded digital media, consumer technology, SaaS software, marketing technology, and logistics startups - as well as mature businesses. Michael has served as CRO, CFO, and CEO with multiple portfolio companies, and has proven experience in determining strategic priorities, corporate team growth, long term planning and leadership team communication. He has extensive experience in the acquisitions and exits of business assets with specialized knowledge of business planning, reporting and analysis of industry trends and results. Michael holds a B.A. from UCLA and a MBA from The University of Southern California.

Luis Mejías
Luis Mejías

Lead iOS Engineer

Luis has over four years experience developing software and iOS apps, as well as engineering bespoke user brand experiences. His skill set goes far beyond the coding of mobile and software products, and into the planning, functional design, non-functional design, and aesthetic design of all the products he develops. Luis is passionate about using technology to create real value in people’s lives and believes that blockchain will be a catalyst for change in the future.

Moisés Portillo
Moisés Portillo

Lead Android Engineer

Moisés has over seven years of experience developing software, Android apps, and has vast knowledge of Ethereum’s Solidity language. Moises has built his career on developing Android apps in the multi-media and streaming space, becoming an expert in handling wallets, on-demand content, device compatibility, and video player architecture. Having previously worked on mainstream mobile apps, with a keen focus on future growth scalability, Moises is well poised to lead our Android team.

Sarah Dandashy
Sarah Dandashy

Head of Hospitality and Tourism

Sarah Dandashy is an award-winning concierge and travel influencer. She won the title of Best Young Concierge in the world in 2015 from Les Clefs d'Or International, the international professional organization of hotel concierges and was instrumental in Airbnb’s roll-out of Local Experiences in Los Angeles. Sarah has worked with major hotel brands all over the word, including The London West Hollywood, The Peninsula, Four Seasons, and Fairmont Hotels, as well as major travel brands such as TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and American Airlines to name a few. Sarah earned a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Darryl Adams
Anthony Darryl Adams

Head of Hospitality Strategy and Innovation

Former VP at NXTV, one of the first companies in the world to offer digital interactive in-room hotel movie entertainment. NXTV was acquired by Quadriga Worldwide. Managing Director at Geo Digital, managing the business unit producing spatial models for utility remote asset management, civil engineering, and cartographic industries. COO for Airborne 1, a geospatial services firm producing georectified aerial imagery, LiDAR point clouds, digital elevation models, feature extraction, and 3D city models throughout the world. A strategic leader and change catalyst, Darryl has over 20 years of measurable success cultivating innovation, executing game changing strategy, and leading organization.

Melissa Gow
Melissa Gow

Head of Marketing

With over eight years of experience in advertising and marketing, Melissa is an experienced campaign manager and advertising specialist. In her previous role, Melissa helped lead the team to take all creative in-house for insurance conglomerate Allianz, completing over 400 projects within the first year and saving the business over $3.5 million. Honing her skills through six years working at prestigious advertising agencies including M&C Saatchi and BWM Dentsu, she has delivered multiple award-winning creative campaigns. Melissa is passionate about the power of cryptocurrency and blockchain, and is excited to transform the world of travel, rewards, and loyalty as part of the KeyoCoin team.

Nick Albrow
Nick Albrow

Head of PR

Nick is an award-winning Account Director specializing in business development, communications and PR, with a strong track record in the property, financial services and technology sectors. After five successful years with the UK’s largest full service agency specializing in financial services, and winning multiple awards for his work with Trussle and Capita, Nick joins the KeyoCoin team to head up PR and communications.

Tyler Linn
Tyler Linn

Head of Local Experiences

Tyler has over seven years of professional experience consulting on large scale projects implemented by multiple divisions within the U.S. government, with a focus on management consulting, process improvement, and value-realization. Tyler has been a consultant in multiple industries including several DoD clients, and has worked on numerous projects that have required specialized experience in business marketing, communications, business plan development, systems, and technology. Tyler brings his management experience, project planning, and client acquisition track-record to the KeyoCoin team.

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson

Executive Creative Director

Executive VP Creative Director for the international advertising agency, DDB Worldwide ( Doyle Dane Bernbach), and Former CMO of Airborne1, a geospatial services firm producing georectified aerial imagery. Jeff developed creative communications for such companies as Weight Watchers, Vons-Pavilions, Tandy, Sears, Frito Lay,Wells Fargo , and was a founding owner of Jamba Juice.

Ignacio Sans
Ignacio Sans

Head of Design

Ignacio has been designing brand experiences for over a decade. With a keen eye for both graphic and product design, Ignacio is the unique combination of designer and developer, perfectly positioning him to lead the design of the KeyoCoin platform. Focusing on product development, UI design, and mobile apps, Ignacio has worked with leading agencies and start-up companies to define both product and brand. Ignacio holds a bachelor of graphic design from the University of Buenos Aires, one of the most distinguished universities within all of Latin America.

Jorge Terán
Jorge Terán

Front-end Engineer

Jorge has over five years of extensive experience working on front-end website development, marketplaces, and client dashboards to craft immersive user brand experiences. He is a crypto enthusiast and investor who is passionate about disruptive technology and being an active part of the blockchain and cryptocurrency movement.

Advisors

Federico Pistono
Federico Pistono

Head of Blockchain @ Hyperloop

Federico is the Head of Blockchain at Hyperloop, the first supersonic travel on land in history. Federico was one of the first investors in Ethereum, featured in 'Banking in Bitcoin', the most watched documentary on cryptocurrencies in the world, and has presented at several conferences and fora, including the Blockchain Solutions Forum in Barcelona, and CryptoHQ in Davos, during the 2018 World Economic Forum. Federico is a published author and his work has been cited and utilized by major economic institutions, universities, and think tanks, such as The Economist Intelligence Unit, the Italian Government, Google, EU Public Policy and the European Commission.

Rick Savage
Rick Savage

Head of Social Media @ Apple

Rick Savage creates digital content and marketing strategies that have generated millions of views online as well as millions of dollars in revenue. Rick’s past experience includes Director of Original Content at VEVO, Music Director/Producer at Yahoo, and the Director of Community Marketing At Warner Bros. Records. Over his career, Rick has Worked with Tim McGraw, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Metallica, The White Stripes, Kanye West, and other talent from around the world. Rick is a proven leader that has excelled in everything from content creation, programming, on-air talent, to executing on global marketing campaigns and strategies.

Tamara Camp
Tamara Camp

VP & Global CEM of Growth & Loyalty Programs at Western Union

Tamara is a senior-level marketing executive with over 15 years of digital marketing leadership, including 10 years at Ticketmaster and Live Nation, having spearheaded a strategic, data-driven approach to digital marketing that increased brand engagement, consumer loyalty, and ROI. By translating consumer insights into curated, interactive content touching millions of consumers, Tamara has led her teams to achieve aggressive growth in a changing marketplace. During her career, Tamara has also had leading marketing roles at CitySearch.com, as well as Entertainment Publications.

Sheri Kaiserman
Sheri Kaiserman

Principal Advisor & Co-Founder @ Maco.la, Former Head of Advanced Securities @ Wedbush Securities

Sheri is a senior-level executive who spent 26 years in public equities, first at Oppenheimer, and then 16 years at Wedbush Securities where she built and ran the equities business. Under Sheri's leadership, Wedbush was the first Wall Street firm to publish analysis on the value of bitcoin (2013). Sheri left Wall Street early in 2018 to co-found Maco.la, a blockchain focused equity investment fund and advisory/HR services firm.

Layla Revis
Layla Revis

Vice President - Head of Global Social Media - Marketing Innovation, Corporate Communications @ Oracle

Layla is a senior-level marketing executive with over 15 years of integrated and digital marketing experience. She is the current Global Social Media lead @ Oracle, and formerly worked with leading companies such as The Huffington Post, Leo Burnett (where she was a Senior VP), Fleishman Hillard, Mashable, and Ogilvy & Mather. Layla is a proven leader and expert when it comes to overall marketing strategies, social media content, channel strategy, social measurement, analytics, content creation, product marketing, advertising, and public relations. Layla also has has extensive experience working within the travel and tourism industries throughout her career.

Marat Gaziev
Marat Gaziev

Senior Director of SEO @ Ziff Davis

Marat is Senior Director of SEO for Ziff Davis (brands include: PCMag, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen, Offers.com, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify), which generate over 140 million monthly visitors, have a combined 15 million app downloads, and 10 million YouTube subscribers across its brands. Marat is a well-known expert and influencer in the SEO space, and has been a keynote speaker for SEO conferences in Silicon Valley and beyond. Formerly Head of SEO at IGN and RentPath, Marat has a proven track record of creating winning search strategies for both Fortune 500 companies and startups.

Dan Marchese
Dan Marchese

Former Head of Mobile @ TripAdvisor (Viator)

In his role as Head of Mobile for TripAdvisor (Viator), Dan was the chief architect and creator of the largest tour and activity app in the world. His expertise in migrating the billion dollar travel booking sector from offline, to online, to mobile devices, is second to none, which makes him uniquely equipped to help KeyoCoin build the mobile marketplace of the future. A product and marketing leader with over 16 years of experience developing bespoke mobile, ecommerce and digital services, he is currently continuing on his mission to create truly valuable consumer experiences, leading consumer mobile and digital product management for Blue Shield California.

F.A.Q.

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At KeyoCoin we believe in putting power back in the hands of independent travel businesses, and giving value back to consumers. That's why we're developing a universal travel rewards cryptocurrency, platform and ecosystem, built on the blockchain, that gamifies the entire travel experience, and creates closer, more rewarding, relationships between travelers and their travel providers.

By bringing rewards to life, we're empowering independent travel businesses to cultivate their own customer experiences, and encouraging travelers to get more out of their own adventures.

KeyoPass is a free personal travel concierge app that allows users to complete fun travel challenges in major cities all around the world with the chance to earn KeyoCoin for successfully doing so (coming to the first 10 cities soon). Already live as an open beta on the Apple App Store and Google Play, the KeyoPass app also allows travellers to book from a global inventory of over 12,000 tours, activities, local experiences, and other travel products, guided by expert recommendations. Currently available for purchase via fiat, with purchase via KeyoCoin coming soon. To find out more about KeyoPass click here

KeyoCoin is the revolutionary blockchain-based universal travel rewards utility token and ecosystem that incentivises exploration, and enhances individual travel experiences, through cryptocurrency rewards. KeyoPass is to be the first app in the KeyoCoin marketplace, but the KeyoCoin API and marketplace will be open for developers all over the world to build their own reward program utilizing KeyoCoin. To find out more about KeyoCoin click here

Blockchain, and in particular the Ethereum protocol, was chosen to be the backbone of KeyoCoin's universal travel rewards program because the revolutionary technology overcomes some of the biggest challenges faced by centralized network-based reward programs.

First and foremost, the high operating costs of centralized universal reward point programs inevitably result in two eventualities: either consumers receive a poor return on their investment (of time or money), or the consumer ends up becoming the product (their personal data and purchase behaviors are captured and commoditized by those running them). In such a scenario, blockchain offers the perfect solution. Its decentralised rule-based infrastructure enables a significantly lower operating cost (regardless of scale), and in turn allows for more meaningful rewards for consumers, and far better control over personal data privacy.

More than that, blockchain also helps to overcome many of the limitations and frustrations of traditional reward programs. Namely that rewards are difficult to share, they typically expire or have to be used in certain redemption windows, the redemption value falls over time, and consumers usually can't redeem them for the things they really want.

Specifically in the hospitality, travel and experiences sector, blockchain allows us to deliver close to 0% commission bookings for our partners (compared to 10-30% with the major Online Travel Agents). These funds can instead be used by our partners to promote their business and reward their customers with our universal travel rewards.

Beyond this, having worked with thousands of people in travel (businesses, consumers, influencers, and public bodies), we believe that a truly global, decentralized, impartial and immutable travel rewards marketplace, governed by the community and through smart contracts, is infinitely more scalable and enjoyable than thousands of individual and centralised points-based systems that are expensive to run, and always seem to take more than they give.

Check out more information here as to why blockchain is such a fundamental part of our solution.

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