South East Asian leading mobile payment platform SpherePay is set to launch its own cryptocurrency in the coming few months. The Singapore founded, and homegrown company will introduce the world's first shared economy blockchain platform in working partnership with ODYSSEY (OCN). This sets another astonishing milestone for a Singapore based company to introduce a new technology on the global scale.
Having earlier announced its biggest partnership with oBike that saw the company acquiring over 5 million users in South East Asia, SpherePay has up its game by venturing into the cryptocurrency arena. Within a week of its previous funding round, SpherePay has secured yet another strategic investment from ODYSSEY (OCN), a sharing economy blockchain project initiated by the founding members of Obike. ODYSSEY (OCN) is also the only provider in the shared economy of blockchain project in South East Asia for cryptocurrency transactions. The investment amount was not disclosed.
According to SpherePay's development plan, the company will officially open the encrypted currency wallet and QR code payment function in March 2018. This new development will see SpherePay as the only mobile payment platform in the world that enables the virtual currencies to be transacted in real life. This means that users will be able to spend their cryptocurrencies to purchase everyday items via the SpherePay app. The app e-wallet will support various cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, ETH, SAY, OCN and others. Users will now have more mode of payment options from credit card, debit card, SpherePay's Advanced Credit to cryptocurrencies, all stored in one e-wallet.
"We look forward to bringing premium cryptocurrencies to the real world with SpherePay's fast-paced ecosystem of blockchain and cryptocurrency which will cover over 400 million people in South East Asia. This innovation will enable our users to pay for their purchases using cryptocurrency whenever they need it." said Mr Joseph Chen, CEO of SpherePay.
Accompanying this initiative, SpherePay will launch its own cryptocurrency and official token called SAY, with its ticker symbol as SAY. Its Whitepaper has been released on their official website.
SAY is an ERC20 token and ETH ERC20 wallet compatible. The company will release a total of 10 Billion SAY tokens, within this, 40% will be offered on ICO. The company will announce SAY's Initial Coin Offering (ICO) within the next two days, releasing over 6 Billion tokens to the market. Public can subscribe to receive the token during its ICO via the official website at say.spherepay.com