Billon has been recognised as one of 40 winners of the international World Summit Award. The company joins "The Guardian", the Bundestag, and the producers of "Angry Birds" as one of the creators of digital solutions that positively impact the global society.
Andrzej Horoszczak, Billon founder & CEO, states: “I see Billon as a revolutionary tool solving the problem of financial exclusion globally. There are 2,5 billion unbanked individuals in the world whose problems cannot be solved within the existing financial system, as its outdated architecture is a problem itself. We go for a new approach, storing real money as data on users’ devices and exchanging it instantly online.”
I see Billon as a revolutionary tool solving the problem of financial exclusion globally.
Andrzej Horoszczak, Billon Founder & CEO
Billon’s instant payments can be used for e-commerce, content monetization, micropayments, incentives and loyalty programs, remittance and donations for content creators. The company’s policy is to offer those solutions to individual users for free. Corporate solutions will generate enough revenue to avoid charging the unbanked and financially excluded, thus realising the vision of sustainable and socially responsible growth. Billon's technology can be then used by starting entrepreneurs and artists to develop their business and profit from their craft and passion.
40 winners from 23 countries, selected from over 400 nominations from 180 countries
“I am very happy for Billon’s success and I would like to extend my congratulations to all the people in the company. Billon is the third Polish business to become a World Summit Award Winner. I hope this achievement will motivate Billon team to work even better and the interest of media and investors will result in the global commercial success” - states Jakub Lebuda, CEO of Clipatize and the Polish jury member of World Summit Award.
WSA promotes and recognizes the uniqueness of digital innovation with impact on society
“To drive meaningful and relevant digital innovation, you have to serve local needs and compare with global excellence. With the WSA we recognize innovation of tomorrow already today. This year’s winners are an excellent selection of this momentum, matching local solutions to local needs, with global relevance. WSA highlights the diversity and excellence in digital content with impact on society”, WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.
About the WSA
The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide that reaches the mobile community in over 180 countries.
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Billon disrupts technological fundaments behind money and the way it is stored and moved between people and organizations. The company has created a revolutionary instant payments system tapping on advanced cryptography and distributed ledger technology.
We are the 1st FinTech company to solve problems of cumbersome and expensive trillion dollar alternative payments market, levering the proprietary distributed ledger technology to eliminate the need for vouchers, pre-paid cards, and other semi-cash payment methods. Billon builds pioneering white label products and customised solutions for companies that wish to reinvent corporate incentive payments and build digital engagement. The company also offers ready to use merchant services and content monetization tools.
Learn more at www.billongroup.com
Digital PR & Content Specialist at Billon