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Digital Stamps

We aim to protect you from spam & phishing using "digital stamps". These contain the sender's real identity and a potential fee, if the message is sent by someone you don't know.

  • You keep your existing email provider
  • You set your own fee for receiving unsolicited emails
  • You receive stamps with value from senders you don't know
  • You can sell your stamps for real money
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A global $50bln annual problem

It is estimated that spam and phishing costs global economy $50bln every year and in excess of $20 billion in the USA alone. It costs society far more with the distress scams and lost money which causes individuals and families whose dreams and security can be wiped out through criminal activities.

YooPing let's you check incoming email's DIGITAL IDENTITY in order to PROTECT you from spam & phishing.

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Earn money

If someone you don't know tries to send you an email, they have to create a digital stamp proving their identity.

You determine the cost of the stamp, so if it's too high, the sender may not send you the message. This stops spam, but people who value your time and marketing companies may decide to pay your fee.

You decide if you want to accept, reject or block future emails from the sender.

You can keep the stamps you receive, to reuse them, or you can sell them for real money.

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Partners - we are proud to have some great partners.

Exchange Listing

LATOKEN

Accelerator

Pyxis Edge

World Blockchain Forum

World Blockchain Forum

Investors

Strontium Dog

Bounty Advisors

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At the heart of the YooPing service are 4 core components:

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Digital Identity

Anyone who sends or receives digital communication needs to prove they own the email, telephone, social media etc account for which they are initiating or receiving digital communications. Through automated processes, our service can ensure the owner can link to accounts. In addition, through partnerships we aim to create a trust score and "digital passport" which allows recipients to check the senders credentials before trusting the communication they are sending. Since the communication is signed, once this is established, the communication cannot be tampered with.

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The user registry

This is a decentralised user preference registry, where everyone can create (or use default) rules for their communication. The data is encrypted, and calling it never returns contact details. Instead, the API takes a signed sender address (e.g. email address or telephone number) and recipient address and returns a small, signed token whether the recipient will "accept", "reject" or "accept given a fee". This gives decentralised assurance that the sender "owns" the sender address, the "trust" that has been missing in digital communications.

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The escrow service

This service holds the sender risk until the communication is delivered to a recipient. It allows the recipient to potentially refund their fee (minus partner/platform fees) to the sender. For example, by default all emails will be rejected unless a potentially refundable 25 cents commitment is made by the sender. If the recipient accepts and whitelists the email, most of the fee is refunded. If not, the recipient and the communication partner shares the fee. If the communication is not delivered, the fee is refunded after a period of time.

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The API & protocol

The api calls the user registry and, based on the user defined (or default rules), always returns a small signed response token.
The response is either "accept", "reject" or "fee".

"Accept" - I accept your communication.
"Reject" - I reject your communication.
"Fee" - I accept your communication, if you are prepared to pay my fee.

The sender can now decide whether or not to proceed with the communication.

If a fee is required by the recipient, an API call is made to the escrow service which creates a smart contract committing the fee from the sender to that recipient.The sender's communications are sent, along with a signed token.

Blockchain & Communication

We "positively disrupt" digital communications, for the benefit of users and communication providers, using blockchain and smart contracts. Blockchain provides distributed trust through consensus. Smart contracts provide commitment (a small and potentially refundable financial risk) by the sender. Combined, they provide the communications industry with the assurance everyone benefits from.

Using a lightweight protocol and fast, secure API a sender checks on what terms a recipient allows digital communication. A signed token may be returned containing a financial obligation and the sender can decide if they want to proceed or not.

Smart contracts act as an escrow service ensuring the communications are established transferring or returning any financial risk.

Our service can be integrated by every communication provider... every mobile handset maker, social media provider, instant messaging service, email client developer, streaming video provider. By providing users with the tools to control their communications preferences, they earn a share of the value the user generates.

Team

Ian Seddon

Former Investment Banking Technology

Ian is an entrepreneur, business owner, investor and 25 years development polyglot.

He has helped architect, design & create massively scalable, high availability, low latency services in Europe, USA and Asia.

Ian spent 20 years in trading system development for many of the Tier 1 Investment Banks and was lead developer on a mission critical UK Government project, which helps collect $700bln annual tax revenues for the country.

For over 24 months, he has been a blockchain advocate specialising in smart contracts and has presented blockchain technology to developers working for global service providers.

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Ben Barton

Former Investment Banking Technology

Entrepreneur and business owner, Ben has had a 12 year career in the City holding many architecture and lead developer roles with investment banks.

His experience is with high throughput, low latency, massively scalable, FX trading systems and includes full stack, front to back development experience.

Ben became interested in blockchain several years ago when the technology was still young, but showed signs of disrupting the financial services.

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James Johnson

Former CIO Cantor Fitzgerald

James has held many senior IT positions in organizations in his career. He has managed all aspects of technology for a major financial services business worldwide, meeting with the CEOs, Boards, Heads of the Business, to align all deployment of technology, developments and infrastructure to their business needs. Including Global CIO of Cantor Fitzgerald, CTO of Lehman Brothers, CTO of Align Communications and Global Head of Infrastructure for NatWest Markets. Activities includes:

* Over 20 patents related to exchange trading, trade matching and gaming technologies

* Equity brokerage (largest block trade brokers in the world)

* Fixed Income brokerage

* Foreign Exchange Option Brokerage

* US Treasury Swaps, Euro IRS Brokerage

* Gaming and Gambling Division (handheld and internet betting and gaming)

* Debt Capital Markets Division (mostly repo matched book and fixed income trading)

* Delivery.com (internet take out delivery service)

* Life Markets (brokering and trading life insurance policies)

* Responsible for over 400 IT staff, including both infrastructure and development staff in 30 offices with annual budgets over $100M

* Managed and administered direct business expenses for communication spend ($33M) and Market Data usage ($42M)

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Mike Landers

Former MD British Telecom EMEA

A commercially astute C Level Business Transformation specialist skilled at cutting through the “noise” of managing an organisation day to day to drive the key priorities. Adept at engaging stakeholders and motivating people to see and reach beyond their current view of their capabilities. I have a track record of continually exceeding both revenue and profit growth targets in challenging market conditions.

Sales Transformation Director BT Directories - Responsible for transforming a dying print business into a growing, profitable digital one. This involved migrating customers from 12 month print product contracts to auto-renewable print and digital products. Increased profit in a market characterised by 22% year on year revenue decline.

CEO - BT Conferencing (EMEA) (Jan 2007 – June 2010) - Responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for a FTSE 350 sized business offering audio, video and web based teleconferencing services. Full P&L responsibility across UK / Europe / Middle East / Africa. Responsible for doubling revenues from £70m to £150m and increasing profit from £11m to £54m across 3 years in the face of fierce market competition evidenced by 12% year on year price erosion. Responsible for managing, through a Board of 8 Functional Directors and a wider team of 650, an economically and geographically diverse customer base of 22,000 businesses and 300,000 end users. Personally responsible for aiding retention of accounts with a £5m+ spend.

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Robert Johnston

Former Head of CID, Bedfordshire Police

Robert is the former ‘Head of CID’ at Bedfordshire police, who established a consistent record of delivery in a range of strategic and operational disciplines.

Highly experienced detective and operational manager, he was also the force's business lead for the national project to implement a UK wide secure database (involving over 15M nominals) for sharing sensitive local and national intelligence. This involved working with national partners to define business and technology rules that would align with the stated service delivery objectives. Also instigated a force-wide search engine and managed the complex process of cleansing the existing data and the transfer of it from over 80 diverse legacy datasets and databases. The relevant cleansed data was then also available for sharing with the national system.

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John Simpson

Security governance

A qualified security consultant (CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CCSP, CCSA) John has worked for both the US Department of Defence and NATO. He has 30 years technology experience with a specialism in risk, compliance and governance.

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Alun Coppack

Senior Technologist

Alun has 15 years’ experience in creating online applications and managing large agile enterprise teams. He was previously responsible for delivering a suite of digital production tools for the BBC, a new channel4.com, and the groundbreaking 4oD online video platform.

Most recently he has been helping HMRC with their digital transformation and was instrumental in the creation of the award-winning tax platform.

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Salman Samad

Senior Technologist

A Prince2 qualified project manager with an engineering background. Over 16 years’ work experience in investment banking as a Senior Business Analyst / Test Manager across employers such as JP Morgan, BarCap, BNP Paribas, ICBC, BoA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse etc. Experienced in regulatory and change projects, product deliverables, migrations, upgrades, UAT, testing frameworks and completion criteria. Converted the process that makes use of legal information pertaining to client assets into a digital rules based system.

Enhanced CMAR reporting and significantly reduced risk of breaching compliance and penalties from the FCA.Analysed change required to make commodity derivatives system compliant to regulations brought in by Dodd Frank (US) and EMIR (Europe). Authored business requirements (BRD’s) and translated in to functional specs (FSD’s). Checked corresponding IT change and signed-off as production ready. Enabled client to be compliant with latest MIFID regulations.Tested and integrated major overhaul of Precious Metals trading system which enabled client to take up critical commodity risk and pricing features. Established Testing Center of Excellence. Designed and developed an end-to-end modular automation test framework. After 10 years it is still a key component of the QA process of the front to back trading system.

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Technology Team

Full Stack

We have a team of senior full stack developers , QAs & infrastructure specialists whose backgrounds are mainly investment banking and government projects. They all are crytpocurrency enthusiasts with devops skills which include Go, Javascript and Ethereum plus the devops capabilities to build / host code securely.

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Road Map

  • Q1 - 2018

    Proof of Idea

    Creation of the white paper, protocol and api, development starts

  • Q2 - 2018

    Proof of Concept

    Identify team members and advisors

  • Q4 - 2018

    Seed

    Investment

  • Q1 - 2019

    ICO

    Develop beta service, investment launch

  • Q3 - 2019

    MVP

    Product goes live

  • Q4 - 2019

    Growth

    Product refinement & user growth

  • Q1 - 2020

    Extensions

    Addittional fintech extensions