Zipper token pre-sale now open
Developers and pioneer community members can now join the Zipper project through the Zipper token pre-sale.
Selected contributors will also receive 30% bonus and a Zipper platform powered Sony Xperia X smartphone.
Zipper is an Ethereum based mobile platform which brings blockchain based services to our smartphones in one seamless and user-controlled experience.
At first, Zipper provides everyday smartphone users an easy and safe way to manage their identity and private keys. This makes it possible for anyone to access blockchain based services out-of-the-box in an easy and intuitive way - just like Apple’s services on iOS today - while being in full control of their identity, transactions and data.
Zipper works in an isolated compartment in Android and Sailfish OS smartphones, making Zipper and its wallet secure while still easily accessible.
Bringing blockchain to the masses
Zipper brings blockchain based services to average users with three key propositions.
1. Painless private key handling
Paper wallets, scams, complex interfaces - the current private key experience is far from user friendly. Zipper’s decentralized key management solution, based on Shamir's Secret Sharing, turns user’s phone into an everyday hardware wallet. User can confirm transactions as easily as logging into her phone, while still in control of her private keys.
2. From siloed to seamless user experiences
There are already hundreds of dapps which each require separate tokens, wallets or identities. On Zipper, user can access decentralized services through one interface, identity and wallet. Token transactions between services happen seamlessly in the background.
3. Giving data control back to people
Building the decentralized world on top of the current data hungry mobile operating systems is like building your house on sand. Zipper does not collect user’s data without permission, and is fully separated from the smartphone’s OS. User has full control on what data to share and with whom, and even the option to monetize her data.
ZIP token rewards users and fuels future's smartphones
ZIP is the utility token of the Zipper platform. Users earn ZIP tokens as a reward for using apps and dapps - it’s a kind of a thank you for their loyalty and attention. Users can then spend ZIP tokens for example by making in-app purchases or lending or selling them to other users. Users can also stake ZIP tokens in the Zipper dapp store to curate content and make good apps stand out.
Launching in early 2018
We aim to launch Zipper platform in March 2018. After proving the concept and integrating the first blockchain services to the platform, we plan to bring Zipper powered smartphones to users around the world through device vendor and other partnerships.
Team of mobile pioneers who can deliver
Zipper core team consists of founders and former executives of Finnish mobile company Jolla, where the team developed and brought to market Sailfish OS and several mobile devices.