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Guardian Circle Named Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

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Innovative Emergency Response System Recognized For Enhancing Personal Safety And Protection Worldwide

Guardian Circle, the first global, decentralized emergency response system, is pleased to announce it has been named as a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the apps category. Now in its second year, the World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 1,400 submissions across 12 categories, where Guardian Circle was selected for its work to elevate social good and help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future.

Guardian Circle is the first emergency response system that acts as an AMBER Alert-style warning for your own private network. This free mobile app alerts your designated circle of trusted friends, family and neighbors if you’re in an emergency situation or urgently need help. The app has four different alert levels: Emergency, Urgent, Request and Only A Test, so your guardians know the severity of your request, can communicate with one another on a shared map in a text messaging room, and organize a response team, dispatching help closest to your emergency. These guardians are then rewarded in cryptocurrency with Guardium, a new token. Tokens can be redeemed for more services or sold for fiat currency within the platform. All transactions are recorded using blockchain-based smart contracts.

Use cases of Guardian Circle:

  • Women who find themselves threatened physically and need immediate help.
  • Families looking to remain in contact with elderly members, who may fall ill.
  • Parents of young children who have gone missing.
  • Residents near the latest life threatening wildfires or floods.
  • Residents of India, who currently do not have ANY type of emergency response system.

“The emergency response system used by governments today is broken so it’s up to the private sector to fix it,” said Mark Jeffrey, Co-founder and CEO of Guardian Circle. “Our mission is to offer a fully reimagined 9-1-1 alert system to support the six billion people worldwide and in developing countries, who have no emergency services at all. We are truly honored to be recognized for this prestigious award, addressing the issues of lawlessness and safety around the globe.”

ABOUT WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.

ABOUT GUARDIAN CIRCLE

Guardian Circle is a new worldwide public utility offering global, decentralized 911 emergency response. ​It is the first blockchain-based emergency response system to crowdsource safety, enabling users to access a decentralized pool of pre-selected citizen-rescuers who are alerted in the event of an emergency, dispatching aid closest to the situation. These guardians are then rewarded in cryptocurrency with Guardium, a token that can be redeemed for more services or sold for fiat currency within the platform. Guardian Circle is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and backed by prominent investors including Michael Terpin (CoinAgenda, BitAngels), Jason Calacanis (LAUNCH, Inside.com), Falkora, Eric Pulier (Digital Evolution, US Interactive, Akana, Desktone, ServiceMesh), and John Valenti. Guardian Circle is currently available worldwide on iOS, Android and Amazon Alexa. For more information and to download the app, visit http://guardiancircle.com/

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