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Jan 3, 2018 7:50 AM ET

Appsolutely Announces All-Star Advisory Board and New CTO, Nigel Hughes

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 3, 2018

Both Hughes and the new board members bring decades of experience to Appsolutely, positioning it for unparalleled growth and innovation

MANILA, PhilippinesDec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Appsolutely, the leading blockchain loyalty system and creator of LoyalCoin, is announcing a new CTO, experienced software designer and blockchain proponent Nigel Hughes, as well as an impressive lineup of 14 new board members.


Hughes brings with him 33 years of software development experience. Hughes started as a Software Development Consultant at the German company EFFEM in 1984. After that, he worked for Weniger with clients ranging from Honda McLaren Racing to Aeritalia. He’s held a variety of senior developer positions, including Senior Developer at Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group. Hughes has also been the head of designing and building a Boeing 747-400 Flight Simulating Trainer, designed various cryptocurrency-based applications, and continues to design and develop secure communication devices.

“We are so thrilled to have Nigel on board as our CTO,” said Appsolutely CEO Patrick Palacios. “His invaluable experience coupled with his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency and blockchain makes him vital to our team.”

In addition to Hughes, Appsolutely is pleased to announce 14 new board members with various areas of expertise, including:

  • Stephen ChiaHead of NEM Southeast Asia. Stephen oversees LoyalCoin’s successful growth throughout the region.
  • Yobie Benjamin, Founder of Token, Inc. Yobie advises on the technology, lending credence to LoyalCoin’s transformative potential.
  • Ryan Scott, CEO of ICO Advisory Group and Causecast. Ryan advises on how to roll out worldwide and get merchants and other companies on board with LoyalCoin.
  • Koji Kawato, President of NRA Investors Group. Koji guides LoyalCoin’s expansion into lucrative Asian markets like Japan.
  • Emerson Fonseca, Head of NEM Philippines. Emerson will help expand in the Philippines and spread awareness for Blockchain and LoyalCoin. Appsolutely will be co-locating with Emerson’s team in the Blockchain Center for further expansion.   
  • Nelson Valero, Council Member of NEM Foundation. Nelson is an ambassador of LoyalCoin’s brand and overall story.
  • Mike Onghai, CEO of Snowy August Management and LookSmart. Mike advises on LoyalCoin’s rollout in the United States.
  • Andrew Ong, GM of Gong Cha. Andrew transformed Taiwan-based milk tea Gong Cha into a Philippine juggernaut. He advocates for LoyalCoin in the Philippines
  • Alan Soucy, CEO of Spark PR.  Alan is head of the integrated marketing and public relations agency behind two of the most successful blockchain companies in the world, EOS and Civic.
  • Solomon Castro, Head of CFP Transaction Advisors. Solomon advises on investor deals.
  • Hector Florento, Finance Strategist at CFP Transaction Advisors. Hector provides financial advice as LoyalCoin expands across the globe.
  • Steven Tan, CEO of Assuret, LLC. Steven will help guide LoyalCoin’s growth across various vertical industries, leveraging his real estate, retail and solar industry expertise.
  • Jay Fajardo, CEO of Launchgarage and Proudcloud. Jay advises on LoyalCoin’s growth strategies, leveraging his experience launching and growing startup companies like Medifi, Proudcloud, Launchgarage.  
  • Jojo Flores, Co-Founder of Plug and Play (a Silicon Valley venture fund). Jojo is helping LoyalCoin grow new customers across the Pacific.

These board members are helping to guide Appsolutely’s LoyalCoin through a seamless Token Generation Event (TGE) scheduled for December 11, 2017. For more information on LoyalPlatform, LoyalCoin and Appsolutely’s technology, please download the whitepaper at

About Appsolutely

Appsolutely is the creator of the blockchain-backed “Loyalty Economy,” enabling brands and consumers to connect and transact more effectively via customer loyalty programs. Appsolutely has been a leader in loyalty apps since 2013. It provides an award-winning suite of offerings including LoyalPlatform, LoyalCoin and LoyalWallet that enable brands to increase their impact with customers and empower them with rewards that are easy to own, manage and redeem in a scalable environment. Appsolutely is a global company that partners with brands in every region of the world to achieve maximum return from their loyalty programs. Follow @AppsolutelyPH on TwitterTelegram, visit www.appsolutely.phand read the company’s whitepaper on how the LoyalCoin (LYL) will change loyalty programs as we know them.

Media Contact

Eric Doyle 
Spark PR for Appsolutely 
appsolutely [at] sparkpr [dot] com 

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Eric Doyle
Spark PR for Appsolutely
appsolutely [at] sparkpr [dot] com

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