What Purchasing Mobile Connectivity Is Like for Most People

OXIO wants to make mobile data cheaper for everyone. Furthermore, we want anyone in the world to be able to get connected at anytime. In Mexico for example, and just like in Columbia, Indonesia or most nations in the world, mobile internet is still far too expensive for the majority of the people. To better illustrate our point, we have collected the experience of Emmanuel, a Colombian national who regularly has to go to a store to “top up”. We hope that a real world experience such as his helps illustrate why OXIO was created. Emmanuel owns a mid-range Android…

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Non-Fungible Tokens on the Stellar Blockchain

Blockchain solutions are democratizing currency creation. These “currencies” or “tokens” enable living economies around their associated product. In this economy, users are rewarded when they produce content or offer services on the product. For example, in the Filecoin ecosystem, users are rewarded Filecoin tokens when sharing personal disk space to store strangers’ files. These same users can in turn benefit from the services of the product by spending the tokens they have acquired. With our Filecoin example, users can spend the tokens they have accumulated to get extra storage space from strangers. If they never need extra storage space, they can trade…

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What We Are Building

For our first blog post, the team at OXIO wanted to talk about the platform we are building. We call it a mobile data connectivity exchange. “Quite a mouthful”, some might say. Let us unpack. We refer to mobile data connectivity as any technology that offers physically untethered information transfer. The most common example is cellular data which has been democratized by smartphones. Wi-Fi connectivity is another obvious example but many other connectivity technologies exist such as satellite, long range low power wireless (LoRa), pre-established and future Mesh networks, etc. Each of these technologies have prompted the birth of an…

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