Spire and Guardian Circle Partner to Bring Emergency Response Services to People in Emerging Markets

by Mark Jeffrey - April 10, 2018, 10 a.m.

A free, on-call emergency response service will help bridge the public safety gap in areas where government-sponsored emergency services are not available


Park City, UT, April 10, 2018 Spire (SPI), the token that powers a mobile marketplace for decentralized applications (dApps) and a cryptocurrency wallet for people in emerging markets, announced their partnership with Guardian Circle, the security and safety application that lets friends and families protect one another.


Featured on Apple Music’s Planet of the Apps and one of Fast Company’s ‘World Changing Ideas’ 2018, Guardian Circle decentralizes emergency response. By allowing people to create a virtual flash mob of friends, family, neighbors, and professional first responders, Guardian Circle creates a faster and more personalized response to urgent situations.


“According to a 2017 study by SAMHSA, disasters in areas of lower socioeconomic status result in greater physical and mental health problems, as well as higher financial costs,” explains Charlie Hulcher, Head of Technology at Spire. “Spire and Guardian Circle can help alleviate these problems for people in emerging markets.”


Utilizing their Guardium token (GDM), Guardian Circle provides an economic framework for distributed emergency response to the 4 billion people in the world who do not have access to government-sponsored emergency response programs.


“By combining Spire’s reach with Guardian Circle’s app, we can bring emergency response to millions of people around the world,” says Mark Jeffrey, Founder and CEO of Guardian Circle. “It’s an especially life-changing opportunity for people in the developing world and we’re honored to work with Spire.”


Today, Spire has exclusive access to over 1.5 million devices in 105 countries. Another 29 million devices are under contract, with plans to go live by the end of the year, translating to more than 2000% growth through Q1 of 2018.


About Guardian Circle:

Guardian Circle is an emergency response software company providing a framework for distributed emergency response to the four billion unbanked people worldwide with no 9-1-1 response center. For more information, visit guardium.co and guardiancircle.com.


About Spire:

Spire is a cryptocurrency that powers digital currency wallets and a curated dApp (decentralized application) marketplace for the 3 billion people in emerging markets who leapfrogged PCs, going directly to smartphones. Telecom partners preinstall free, white-labeled software on the Android smartphones they sell, creating a broad and cost-effective distribution strategy. The wallet will initially support Spire’s own token (SPI), along with Bitcoin.