Hello my Steemian friends and welcome back! This time I have something exciting to share with you!
Most of you know that I am totally into traveling and photography. I used to share my pictures on Facebook but stopped quite after I found out about Steemit. For the very first time, I had the feeling that my content is actually worth something. Despite the fact that we can earn with our own content I am overwhelmed by the amazing community and the exposure Steemit gives us.
Today I will proudly present you a new project in which I am involved as an advisor. Explorio is about to be the world's first decentralized travel reviews platform which rewards users for contributing and curating high-quality travel content.
Introduction video of Explorio
Similar to Steemit, Explorio wants to tackle the problem that content creators are not given the rewards they deserve. Travel review writers literally spend countless hours writing posts for platforms like TripAdvisor, Yelp etc. for nothing. In 2016, TripAdvisor made $1.4 billion in revenues and yet nothing went back to the users that give value to the plattform. With Exploriothis is about to change by rewarding its users with Explorio tokens.
If you have a look at the team you will see that it consists of highly reputable members. Their CEO, Jacob Laukaitis, is a serial online entrepreneur, who has been traveling the world for the last 4 years as a digital nomad. During that time, he co-founded a couple of successful online businesses (including a hotel booking platform Travel-Ticker that got acquired by HotelPlanner, and ChameleonJohn - a seven-figures online coupons website).
Furthermore, their CTO, Marijonas Petrauskas, is a passionate blockchain enthusiast and algorithm expert who has spent the last three years as an infrastructure engineer at Uber. Before that, he was a site reliability engineer at Google and a kernel developer at Microsoft.
Their advisors come from companies like Expedia, Google, Booking.com etc.
If you want to know more about how Explorio wants to realize their project I recommend you to have a look at their whitepaper.
There is a Steemit exclusive pre-Sale currently in progress and the official ICO is targeted for July. To learn about how to participate, you can visit their website https://explorio.com, join their Telegram or leave a comment.