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Bolt Global Overview
This is a rolling list of common FAQs about the BOLT project. For more information, please visit our websites: www.bolt.global, www.boltplus.tv, and www.boltx.app
Bolt Global is a technology company that builds Web3-enabled platforms and services for the next generation of the internet. Currently, Bolt Global operates three core business units: Bolt+, a web3 media and entertainment platform; BoltX, a self-custody NFT and digital asset wallet; and BoltZap, a web3-commerce marketplace.
Through Bolt Global’s ecosystem of trusted partners, including Binance, Hisense Group, OneFootball and Euronews, users gain access to global entertainment and gaming experiences, backed by best-in-class web3 integration and a wide distribution network. This is facilitated by a strategic partnership with VIDAA, the fastest-growing operating system on smart TVs for over 50 manufacturers, including Hisense, Toshiba, and Loewe TV, across 14 million smart TVs.
At the heart of Bolt Global is a diverse team that originates from 18 different countries, including alumni from Tencent, Twitter, Zilliqa and Goldman Sachs. Bolt Global is headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and backed by Trovio Group and Plutus Investment Group. For more information, please visit www.bolt.global.
CEO and Executive Director Jamal Hassim previously invested, restructured, launched, and operated various television and radio networks across the world. This has included the TV5 Group in the Philippines, SPH Group in Singapore, JakTV in Indonesia, and the Media Prima Group across Malaysia and Africa.
CTO and Executive Director Christel Quek previously served as Head of Content at Twitter (International Markets), Vice-President of Asia-Pacific at Brandwatch, and Head of Marketing at Zilliqa. Christel was also nominated as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree.
We launched Bolt+ during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Following this, we launched our pilot digital asset wallet, Pegasus, in the same year. It supported the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Zilliqa blockchains. Pegasus was re-launched as BoltX in 2021 as a self-custody NFT and Digital Asset Wallet. BoltX included support for other blockchain protocols, including Polygon and Binance Smart Chain. BoltX was also released as a web-extension that can be used across Google Chrome, Opera, and Brave, and was integrated into Zilliqa’s decentralized exchange, ZilSwap.
In 2019 we listed our utility-based digital token, BOLT, on Bitmax (now AscendEx) and KuCoin. The Bolt token is used as a utility token within the Bolt Global ecosystem, where holders are able to tip content creators and participate in a staking program within the BoltX Digital Asset and NFT wallet.
In 2020, Bolt Global announced a flagship partnership with Hisense Group and launched the Bolt+ application on Hisense smart TVs in South Africa. By the end of 2020, the geographic coverage had expanded to include all Hisense smart TVs in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia.