Past To Present
An Idea was born
December 31, 2014
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.
June 1, 2015
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.
August 25, 2015
Blockbonds AS is registered as an official company.
September 8, 2015
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
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:
1st Round of Seed Funding
December 5, 2015
Blockbonds landed the first seed round.
Innovation Norway Funding
December 18, 2015
Blockbonds landing governmental funding from Innovation Norway of NOK 500.000,-
January 15, 2016
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
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
SPENN Version 1.0 is feature complete and ready for Alpha-testing
2nd Round of Seed Funding
December 6, 2016
Blockbonds landed the second seed round.