A seller or shop stakes the DTH token to become visible on the Dether map so that buyers can find them. By requiring sellers and shops to put up a safety deposit based how much they trade, we discourage fraudulent vendors from setting up shop while protecting buyers at the same time. We support committed and upstanding vendors in the community, both small and large. Therefore, staked DTH will generate loyalty points for the vendors based on their transaction history. Loyalty points can be spent to unlock special features, such as increased visibility on the Dether map and the right to collect affiliate fees on certain trades. Anyone can build on the Dether platform. In the spirit of transparency, we have developed an open standard for add-on services for use by Dether vendors. With the full backing of the Dether infrastructure, developers can build new dApps compatible with Dether accounts and may also request access to stake amounts, transaction histories, loyalty points, and more. As Blockchain technology is spreading across the globe, more and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrency. Whether you’re looking for a sandwich shop in Bueno Aires, a deli in Melbourne or a camera in Japan, check out your Dether map to discover places near your where cryptocurrency is now accepted. Hamid and Mehdi started working together on Blockchain Proof-of-Concepts for companies of the CAC 40 and blockchain startups. Both European with North African origines, they have previously worked on Blockchain based international remittance solutions before realizing that a solution like Dether is missing. Participation of Dether’s founders in the Merkle Week Hackathon. First Dether smart contract development and wireframes design. Proof-of-concept development that enables users to register as a seller on a map, chat with buyers and trade. Live demo and pitch in front of the jury. First prize winner. Releasing Dether’s alpha version on Ethereum Kovan testnet and available on iOS and Android: https://alpha.dether.io. It enables users to safely create a wallet, fund their wallet, appear on the Dether’s map as a seller, chat anonymously and trade using Kovan ether. More than 3.000 alpha testers all over the world. William Mougayar, Eddy Travia and Yacine join the Dether’s team of advisory board.