YC Company MailTime Hits 5M Downloads, Launches MDT Token to Reward Users for Sharing Data

Press Release updated: Oct 26, 2017 14:40 EDT

MailTime, a YCombinator company that makes email as quick and easy as texting launches its own crypto token to reward users for sharing anonymous data.

It’s no longer a secret that technology companies are collecting and mining user data. Users download an app which seems to be free, but unknowingly they compromise their data as a trade-off. Users’ data have value and companies are reaping massive profits from it. The team behind MailTime believes that some of the value users are generating should come back to them.

Built on Ethereum, Measurable Data Token (MDT) creates a cryptographically secured, blockchain-based data exchange economy where users are compensated with tokens for the actual anonymous data points exchanged. It also proposes a new data exchange model where all transactions are based on smart contract technology and traceable on the blockchain, which helps enforce performance of the deals. In the MDT ecosystem, buyers are no longer at risks of purchasing invalid data.

MailTime, a YCombinator company that makes email as quick and easy as texting launches its own crypto token to reward users for sharing anonymous data.

Heatherm Huang, co-founder

Debuted at the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield SF, MailTime was awarded one of the App Store’s Best of 2015 by Apple and has now reached more than 5 million downloads. Meanwhile, the company has also been working on its own email data intelligence product which digs value of over 15 billion anonymous email data collected from its service. MailTime attracts paying businesses from merchants, game companies to investors. After years of experience in data intelligence, the team realized that no solutions fairly compensate consumers for contributing data.

“What distinguishes MDT is it’s built on established projects with millions of users,” said Heatherm Huang, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of MailTime. “And it’s creating a decentralized ecosystem where mainstream users can relate to and actually participate in.”

By installing the SDK provided by MDT, any service provider will be able to share data revenues with its users. The team added that they would first introduce two features in its own MailTime app for users to earn and spend MDT tokens by 1) Advertising with your own email signature, 2) Sending VIP mail to those who won’t disclose their email addresses.

The MDT team are veterans of consumer apps and big data. They have successfully developed two popular messenger apps, MailTime (with 5 million users) and Talkbox Voice Messenger (which was the first voice messenger app with 13 million users) and an email intelligence product syncing over 15 billion anonymous data.

MailTime has raised over $3M VC funding from investors including Mark Pincus (Founder of Zynga), ZhenFund, Gary Rieschel (Qiming, Softbank), Crystal Stream (VP of Engineering of Baidu), Y Combinator, and DHVC. The foundation of MDT just finished its private sale of around $6M from many prestigious cryptocurrency investors within only 4 days and is looking to run its Token Distribution Event in the following month.

About MDT

Measurable Data Token (MDT) is a decentralized data exchange ecosystem connecting users, data providers, and data buyers and denominates the value of data. It compensates users for sharing anonymous data when exchanged, and ensures data buyers and data providers with a more secure trading model.

MDT’s website: https://measurable.net

Telegram: https://t.me/measurabledata

Source: MailTime

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Carrie Brunner grew up in a small town in northern New Brunswick. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Carrie writes mostly on provincial stories.
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