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XYO Network Partners with 4X Former NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick

November 28, 2018

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 28, 2018--XYO Network, the technology bringing blockchain to the real world, has partnered with four-time former NFL Pro Bowler, businessman and philanthropist Michael Vick. Together, the parties will combine forces to use XYO Network’s blockchain-based technology to “geomine” XYO cryptocurrency tokens, generating funds that will be donated in their entirety to one or more leading animal rights and animal care organizations nationwide.

As a widely-known star quarterback and expert football analyst, Vick regularly engages in thoughtful, value-driven work in the community. The partnership serves as a chance for Vick to contribute his strong business and philanthropic mindset, while showcasing the unique geomining capabilities of the blockchain-based location technology and beacons from the XYO Network team.

“I’m excited to partner with this cutting-edge tech company whose products and services I can stand behind as we break new ground together, from the perspective of giving back,” commented Michael Vick. “The XYO team and I walked through how we can use the technology they’ve created, and what we’ll be doing is impressive. XYO Network is skilled and fast-moving, and I’m glad we’re working together.”

“We are very happy to work with the XYO team, whose team and technology are gaining traction and turning heads in the industry,” said Kal Ross, business partner to Michael Vick. “Michael is excited to be aligned with the company and ready to find new ways to give back, and we look forward to making impressive contributions on behalf of the partnership.”

“This is a new direction for us, and we’re excited by the great good that can come of it,” said XYO Network co-founder Scott Scheper. “Michael Vick has always been a star player, and now I’m thrilled we have the chance to work together off the field. Michael has pledged to use XY beacons to keep animals safe, and every cent of proceeds geomined in XYO will be donated to top animal shelters and similar national organizations. Further, the XYO team pledges to donate up to 5% a year of company profits to various animal shelters.”

About Michael Vick

Michael is a former NFL star quarterback and four-time former NFL Pro Bowler, with a distinguished career before retiring from the NFL after the 2016 season as the league’s all-time quarterback rushing leader. Vick currently works as a studio analyst for FOX NFL KICKOFF and FS1 Studio shows. Off the field, Michael is the founder and active leader of the Team Vick Foundation, a philanthropic organization which strives to provide opportunities that effectively lead efforts for positive social change. Please visit the Team Vick Foundation for more details: https://teamvickfoundation.org

About XYO Network

XYO Network is an effort to create a vast, geospatial, blockchain-powered location network currently under development with the goal to provide accurate, certainty-driven location data on everything from cars to smartphones. By combining location beacons with IoT and mobile devices, the XYO Network ecosystem plans to deliver the verified coordinates and data needed to execute smart contracts, run smart cities, foster financial transactions, and power a legion of location-centric applications. For more information, please visit https://xyo.network.

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Larry Smalheiser

Head of Communications

XYO Network

larry@xyo.network

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SOURCE: XYO Network

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