SEATTLE, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigitalTown (OTC:DGTW), a pioneer in the use of Smart City blockchain-based technology and decentralized applications for cities, joins Geekdom, a collaborative 44,000 square foot co-working space in San Antonio, Texas, and the lynchpin of the city’s start up ecosystem.
DigitalTown’s presence at Geekdom facilitates the adoption of SanAntonio.City powered by DigitalTown, including ground-breaking, local distribution of verified digital identity and blockchain-based CityShares for city residents. Upon registration, each person can claim 10 free CityShares and a free SmartWallet with no payment processing fees and no cost for peer-to-peer transactions. The integrated web and mobile platform also features free Community Tools for distribution of local interest content, news, events and projects; and, free business registration for all Geekdom and San Antonio businesses, all designed to create resilient, equitable and joyful local communities.
DigitalTown CEO, Robert Monster, comments: “SanAntonio.city, is designed to enable the city of San Antonio to become its own Google, AirBnB, Expedia, OpenTable, PayPal, Coinbase, and much more. Our technology allows the City of San Antonio to work with its residents, businesses and visitors to co-create stronger local economies by making it easy to see the increasingly world through local eyes. The result is more revenue in the local economy, while facilitating digital interoperability locally and globally, heralding a new era of Digital Sister Cities across Texas and around the world.”
CEO of Geekdom member company Tech Quarry, Javier A Guerra, says: “Geekdom is exactly the right place for DigitalTown to be as they roll out their platform in San Antonio and bring the community up-to speed on new APIs being released. More and more people are starting to realize the enormous opportunity that innovations in blockchain and other technological advancements are creating. The adoption of decentralized applications and crypto payments are gradually disrupting virtually every sector of society and we think it’s important to help foster education about the shifts taking place”.
CEO of Geekdom member company Inselberge Inc., Carl “Tex” Morgan, adds: “The Geekdom community is perfectly positioned to pioneer the adoption of SanAntonio.city powered by DigitalTown and I am excited to leverage DigitalTown’s technology and join them on their mission to co-create a stronger local economy for San Antonio. DigitalTown’s progressive concept and blockchain-based technology herald an era of exciting, positive change for San Antonio’s thriving entrepreneurial community, as well as residents and visitors.”
DigitalTown VP Global Operations, Frank Robles, concludes: “As the first public company to fully adopt Blockchain, DigitalTown’s cutting-edge solutions fit perfectly with the ethos of the tech-savvy and locally-minded Geekdom that is inspiring innovators to transform our world for the better. To support local co-creation, we are providing a series of open APIs allowing Geekdom developers to quickly scale locally focused application solutions with leading edge blockchain based code. At DigitalTown we put people at the heart of the Smart Cities. Geekdom promotes the entrepreneurial heart-set as much as the entrepreneurial mindset. Our partnership helps San Antonio position the local economy to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution now in progress. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with Geekdom to co-create a stronger San Antonio community and economy.”
DigitalTown, Inc. (DGTW) powers Smart Cities to succeed in the Digital Age. It provides turn-key hosted solutions to power “Digital Towns”, which improve Quality of Life for residents and visitors through locally owned solutions for economic development, civic engagement and digital inclusion for cities around the world. You can download the DigitalTown App from the App Store, or visit one of our many city sites such as SanAntonio.City to see how DigitalTown is creating value for cities around the world. DigitalTown is the first public company to fully adopt the blockchain.
Geekdom’s first home was in the Weston Centre, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. In March of 2014, Geekdom moved into its current home, the historic Rand Building, just a few blocks away. At over 44,000 square feet, Geekdom is home to more than 1,650 members, and is one of the largest collaborative co-working spaces in Texas.
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