Aussie Blockchain Company DigitalX Signs Major Partnership with AT&T Mexico


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Aussie Blockchain Company DigitalX has signed an agreement with AT&T Comunicaciones Digitales, S. de R.L. de C.V.  (AT&T Mexico). AT&T Mexico is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc., the world’s largest telecommunications company by revenue. AT&T Mexico provides cellular services to approximately 15% of Mexico’s more than 84 million mobile phone users.


The agreement will allow consumers in the United States to use DigitalX’s mobile bill pay and remittance product, AirPocket, to transfer funds directly into mobile phone accounts of users on the AT&T Mexican network. DigitalX will earn commission on the value of the mobile topup, with the mobile topup ranging between US$0.50 and US$50 per transaction. The integration of the AirPocket App into AT&T’s network is expected to be completed by the end of October 2016.

DigitalX’s Chief Executive Officer, Alex Karis, commented:

“AirPocket is quickly being recognised as the most secure and effective funds and value transfer solution in the global marketplace. Partnering with global heavyweights like AT&T and Telefonica further validates AirPocket as a best of breed solution in this space and offers a unique opportunity to drive customer acquisition at negligible cost as commercialisation ramps up.”


DigitalX is a Blockchain-based software solutions group disrupting the payments industry. Its products allow consumers to make secure and cost-effective money transfers worldwide. Partners can use DigitalX’s technology to offer new financial products. DigitalX is based in Boston and has offices in New Jersey and Australia.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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