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Devin D. Thorpe

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This Alternative To 911 Could Give Some Emergency Response For First Time

Serial entrepreneur Mark Jeffrey has developed a new platform using mobile devices that could give billions of people in the world access to emergency response for the first time.

Available today, the Guardian Circle app allows you to build a network of friends who may be willing to come to your aid when you’re in a pickle or even have a real emergency.

The platform incorporates five functions the use blockchain technology. The company is launching an ICO or initial coin offering now to fund the growth of the platform.

Preliminary Interview with Mark Jeffrey, the Co-Founder and CEO of Guardian Circle.

The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.

Crowdfunding page:

What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?

We will build the world’s new mobile and cloud-native emergency grid with both citizen and paid vetted responders.

More about Guardian Circle:

Twitter: @guardiancircle


Guardian Circle is global decentralized emergency response — universal 9-1-1.  We open the emergency grid to any Alert Device (via an open API), vetted citizen responders (alongside friends, family and neighbors), government and private response services for the very first time. Mobile devices are used to create a ‘flash mob of help’ anywhere on earth. Our blockchain token, GUARDIUM, is used for smart contracts, payments, alert transcripts and emergency info lockbox storage. Working apps are released now worldwide on iOS, Android, and Amazon ALEXA.  Six billion people have no 9-1-1.  One billion do, but it is antiquated (1960’s tech).  We fix all of this.

For-profit or Nonprofit: For-profit

Mark Jeffrey
Photo credit: Mark Jeffrey

Mark Jeffrey’s bio:

Twitter: @markjeffrey


Mark Jeffrey is a serial entrepreneur and author with Harper Collins. Most recently, Mark founded Guardian Circle for global decentralized emergency response.  He is also an early pioneer of blockchain technology, having published BITCOIN EXPLAINED SIMPLY (2013) and THE CASE FOR BITCOIN (2016).  His previous companies include The Palace (backed by Time Warner, Intel and SoftBank; sold to in 1998 with 10 million users), ZeroDegrees (a business social network sold to InterActiveCorp / IAC in 2004 with 1 million users) and ThisWeekIn (co-founded with Kevin Pollak and Jason Calacanis). He was the founding CTO of Mahalo / (backed by Elon Musk, Sequoia, Mark Cuban and others). Mark worked with Travis Kalanick (CEO Uber) on his first company Red Swoosh.

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