Strategic Global Partnership Announcement – fivesquid, BLOCKLOAN and Lodex
fivesquid can leverage both BLOCKLOAN and Lodex’s technology, deep financial and blockchain industry insights, while BLOCKLOAN can add value to and leverage fivesquid’s growing community.
The three companies are on an exciting high growth trajectory and driving innovative business models that dovetail together brilliantly. The fivesquid team have partnered with Lodex, a foundation business for BLOCKLOAN, as they were looking for strong financial partners to enable them to fulfill their credit scoring and micro loan products.
fivesquid is amid a private fundraising initiative to enable the launch of SQUID its cryptocurrency and associated blockchain based products. The SQUID ecosystem will include the SQUID coin (SQD), a SQD debit Card, the SQD Wallet and a community reward programme for fivesquid’s community. The cornerstone to the SQUID ecosystem will be the SQUID Credibility Score, which will become a viable alternative to the traditional but antiquated credit scoring system.
Multiple data feeds from the fivesquid community will feed the deep learning and AI systems which will give a holistic view of the individual. The SQUID Credibility Score will open access to financial services to many freelancers who previously could not as they did not have a traditional credit score. By trading on fivesquid freelancers will start to build a score and will be reward in SQD for each data feed they share, both on and off platform.
Through the use of both public and private blockchain and private keys, the SQUID team will be able to ensure that each member has complete control over who sees their data.
The SQUID Credibility Score will provide a real way for the unbanked, many in developing nations, to become banked. To put this into perspective there are 1.7Bn unbanked people in the world and fivesquid sees great potential to offer inta-regional versions of its platform to tap into these incredibly underserved regionalised markets. fivesquid are already in conversations at government level in some key regions. This ‘scored’ community will soon become an attractive audience to companies offering an array of financial products.
The partnership between fivesquid, BLOCKLOAN and Lodex ais clearly a natural fit for all parties. Lodex will allow fivesquid to bring forward their plans to offer the SQD debit card and SQD Wallet and Lodex will soon be able to offer the fivesquid community credit facilities that many would never have been able to access previously. All companies independently selected Stellar as their blockchain provider which further cements the partnership. The companies are actively exploring other ways they can collaborate and further information will be released in the coming weeks.
Terry Koutsios, Founder and CEO of fivesquid and SQUID shared his views on the partnership, “The partnership with Lodex will enable us to bring great additional value to the fivesquid community. We are already exploring products and services we can collaborate on, such as the SQD Card and Wallet and the team at fivesquid are excited to see these come to fruition”.
Michael Phillipou, Co-Founder and Co-CEO from Lodex / Block Loan further elaborated,
“fivesquid.com is an impressive business that is playing a pivotal role in building the global freelancer ecosystem. Its commitment to increase financial inclusion worldwide through the creation of decentralised credibility scoring system speaks to the core of what we are passionate about at both Lodex and BLOCKLOAN. We are thrilled to be able to partner with fivesquid.com and SQUID to provide the blockchain and AI solutions in order to enable greater financial freedom in their community.”
fivesquid is an established freelancer platform where freelancers can buy, sell and request services for any price from £5 from which fivesquid receives a commission. fivesquid, a UK based company, was founded in 2011 and now has members in more than 120 countries, making is the basis of international trade for large populations. The SQUID cryptocurrency is a natural expansion of fivesquid. SQUID will ultimately create an ecosystem which seeks to remove many of the barriers that are stopping freelancers and their customers trading freely wherever they are in the world. SQUID will create a new decentralised credibility scoring product, generating revenue for the business and further value for members by enabling them to build an alternative to a traditional credit score and to access previously unavailable financial products, providing greater financial freedom to its users, as well as entering new territories and underserved markets. SQUID will be a cryptocurrency with real purpose.
Lodex – Challenging the financial industry through tech and data
The founders of Australia’s first auction-style loans and deposits marketplace, created Lodex to simplify and empower people, through access to unique data and technology, on a fast and secure platform. Lodex continues to flip the financial industry on its head and looks to expand to other markets soon.
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