Timeline

Past To Present

An Idea was born

December 31, 2014

An Idea was born

The founder, Mr Jens Glaso, with his 20+ years of experience within the financial sector, had for many years looked into blockchain technology. In 2014, the idea of Blockbonds evolved through a vision to give the 2 billion unbanked people world wide an opportunity to access the financial world through fully backed local currencies being globally tradable through the blockchain.

Blockbonds Founded

June 1, 2015

Blockbonds Founded

After seeing the enormous need and a huge potential for this technology in the third world countries, Jens brought on former partner Mr Baard Bjerkaas and former employee Mr Jesper Ugland, and they went to work on how to create a product that could benefit the unbanked population, which at the time was 2.5 billion people.

Incorporated

August 25, 2015

Incorporated

Blockbonds AS is registered as an official company.

ANX partnership

September 8, 2015

ANX partnership

Agreement in place with Blockbonds key partner: ANX international. ANX plays a major role in the integration and setup of the blockchain for Blockbonds.

A Star is Born

November 1, 2015

A Star is Born

The concept of what’s known as SPENN was ready on a top-level scale and on boarding of IT management and the technological architecture in place. With SPENN, users can transfer money to/from each other, save money, shop in store and shop online. SPENN even has a simple cashier system for small businesses. More about the product here:

The SPENN Website

SPENN Information Page

1st Round of Seed Funding

December 5, 2015

1st Round of Seed Funding

Blockbonds landed the first seed round.

Innovation Norway Funding

December 18, 2015

Innovation Norway Funding

Blockbonds landing governmental funding from Innovation Norway of NOK 500.000,-

Development started

January 15, 2016

Development started

Blockbonds has mapped out the architecture, found necessary manpower and partners, and the development both for back-end and frontend started.

The Reasearch Counsil of Norway Application Approved

August 22, 2016

The Reasearch Counsil of Norway Application Approved

Blockbonds landing new round of governmental funding from forskningsradet for innovative technology of NOK 4.300.000,-

Feature Complete, Version 1.0

November 5, 2016

Feature Complete, Version 1.0

SPENN Version 1.0 is feature complete and ready for Alpha-testing

2nd Round of Seed Funding

December 6, 2016

2nd Round of Seed Funding

Blockbonds landed the second seed round.

Closed Beta in the Philippines

March 11, 2017

Closed Beta in the Philippines

Blockbonds have successfully completed their closed beta testing in the Philippines.

3rd Round of Seed Funding

June 26, 2017

3rd Round of Seed Funding

Blockbonds landed the third seed round.

Bank Partnership in Kenya

June 29, 2017

Bank Partnership in Kenya

Bank Partnership in Kenya

Bank partnership in ht Philippines

June 29, 2017

Bank partnership in ht Philippines

Pilot live in Kenya

July 29, 2017

Pilot live in Kenya

Pilot live in Kenya with 350 users

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