LocalPort Selects Hedera Hashgraph

LocalPort Technologies to Build its Secure Messenger and Local Cryptocurrencies on Hedera Hashgraph Public Distributed Ledger

A Disruptive Communications and Currency Platform for Local Communities

Fairfield, Iowa, USA – 10/10/2018 – Today, Iowa technology startup LocalPort announces that they have selected the Hedera hashgraph public distributed ledger platform upon which to build their “Community Operating System,” a private decentralized messaging, rewards and transactions platform for local communities.

The Community Operating System is a platform (and a strategy) for communities to tap unrealized potential and accelerate local trade and commerce safely and privately. While governments and corporations collude to harvest the minutiae of our online activities, LocalPort is targeting a far more expansive pool of untapped abundance that Founder and CEO Tony Camero says, “lies dormant right under our feet.”

The Hedera hashgraph platform will offer a public, distributed ledger that enables LocalPort to easily develop a secure, fair, blazing fast, globally distributed mobile communications and cryptocurrency platform for realizing the company’s vision of transforming local economies.

“We’ve been waiting for a platform that can support that scale and potentially viral growth of platforms that represent the next evolution of the internet. Blockchain doesn’t get us there, but Hedera hashgraph does,” said Camero.

“Our vision is to be the fastest, most widely distributed, secure public ledger, and by doing so, eliminate the need for many trusted third parties, putting control back in the hands of users at the very moment they are most hungry for it,” said Jordan Fried, VP of Global Business Development for Hedera. “We are excited that LocalPort shares in this vision of putting local communities in control of their own communications and commerce, and are pleased they have decided to build on top of Hedera.”

LocalPort will make its Community Operating System available in a limited number of US communities in its rollout in 2019.


LocalPort’s Community Operating System is a private decentralized messaging, rewards, and transactions platform for local communities powered by Hedera hashgraph. The vision of LocalPort is to unleash the potential abundance of real-world communities via the tokenization of human resources and natural capital.

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Play games that matter.

How can local communities transition toward a free and sustainable future?

New technologies make our lives more convenient, even fun… Problem is, they are dominated by big corporations that realize all the profits, manipulate markets, and leave the little guy hanging out to dry.

Enter LocalPort Messenger and Secure Wallet

LocalPort is a disruptive communications and cryptocurrency platform that turns local community activities into location‐based games on the mobile phone and transforms local communities by tapping underutilized resources to fuel behaviors that advance community initiatives.

LocalPort expands social and civic engagement by adding game mechanics to community activities and locations. More than an app, LocalPort is an ecosystem of partners committed to supporting progressive action to strengthen our values and economy.

LocalPort users can earn points (crypto) as they pass through various stages of gameplay. They can unlock achievements, earn status, and be recognized for what they bring to the game. In the LocalPort universe, points are earned by participating in Missions and Challenges.

Missions and Challenges are activities that you can complete with friends or by yourself that contribute to solving real-world problems identified by your community. You’ll gather points as you gain status and recognition and earn exclusive access and deals with retailers and local sponsors. Unlike PokemonGo, LocalPort Missions and Challenges actually make a difference in the real world. They consist of activities, events, and ideas that move the ball forward on things that are important to the community.

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Better community. Better life.

Our communities are teaming with untapped potential. LocalPort was created to release it.

LocalPort was conceived on the idea that local communities have an abundance of resources, both material and human.

We believe that with the correct application of technology and creativity, we can tap into that potential and enable communities to do more with what they already have. We have developed a simple strategy to begin unlocking that potential right now, by leveraging our collective resources in a cycle of cooperative abundance that benefits all.

LocalPort has three (3) core elements:

  1. Connection-Human and Business Networks
  2. Engagement-Local Events, Activities, and Services
  3. Communications-Encrypted Messaging Platform

We’re locals helping communities leverage existing opportunities, unlock resources, and advance local values through a harmony of service and technology.

LocalPort is deploying community infrastructure that drives attention and revenue to community values while promoting local culture and commerce.

Connection - deploying state-of-the-art networks and mobile services over a shared cooperative technology platform.

Engagement - real people promoting “local first” to help drive meaningful engagement between the local community and itself.

Communications – mobile first secure communications that build relationships and enables achievement of common goals.

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