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AMA Chapter 1 with CEO & Founder Sankalp Shangari is a Big Hit among the LALA Community

AMA

At LALA World, we have always stressed the importance of dreaming big and keeping things simple. The vision at LALA has always been “To Make Human Lives Better”. Our first AMA (Ask Me Anything) with CEO & Founder Sankalp Shangari was fantastic and we received a massive engagement from the community members.
This is one of the many initiatives that LALA World is taking to ensure transparency.  A Lot of FUD has been cleared, our official telegram group and the confidence building up in the market has shown that in past couple of days. We will continue to provide with the information on all the processes involved and regular updates on the product development for clarity.
With this #AMA, we tried to combine all your concerns and address them in a detailed and elaborate manner for everybody’s discretion. From the queries it got clear that the community wants more updates on the developments at LALA. We are going to document our grassroots level migrant & workers community outreach to share with you the strength of our massive network through our fantastic partnerships. With the seen confidence in markets

Please find the important parts of the video transliteration on this link: https://blog.lalaworld.io/lala-world-reddit-ama-01-ask-me-anything-excerpts-from-the-ama/
We’re blessed to have your continued support and Thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

Digital Banking with Blockchain and the Infrastructure Hurdle

Digital Banking

Numerous debates are taking place across forums; the talking point is Blockchain being the harbinger of the new age technology revolution. And as it happens with any new and emerging technology there have been discussions about its usefulness, advantages, disadvantages and the way of its implementation.

While some agree that Blockchain can be implemented in most of the industries, some argue otherwise stating that it should be used only for payments and validation during its early years. As is seen throughout modern history, any new industry that came and flourished was backed by a solid infrastructure. This has been the area of concern for the Blockchain enthusiasts; it is yet to get a solid infrastructural support.

One of the primary beneficiaries of Blockchain technology is digital banking and financial services. They need a solid infrastructure and know how to capitalize on the potential of Blockchain. It seems very enticing to use this technology for quick payment process and transaction cost reduction. But banks need to build infrastructure to create and run a truly global network based on this trans-formative technology.

It has been found out that banks are interested in digital banking and looking into Blockchain to speed up their processes. According to a report by consulting firm Accenture, 9 out of 10 banks agreed that they are exploring the use of Blockchain in payments and may use it if results are promising. It has a real-time transfer capacity; this has made it a favorite of banks.  The most prevalent use case of Blockchain technology is emerging out to be intra-bank cross-border transfers & cross-border remittances.

Blockchain technology itself works—there’s no debate about that. The biggest key to turn Blockchain’s potential into reality would be a collaborative effort among banks to create the network necessary to support global payments. This network if deviced into existence would act as the requisite infrastructure. Now it’s time for the banks to look at the bigger picture,i.e. digital banking. And work together with Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFCs) to help define the backbone that can underpin a universally accepted, ubiquitous global payment system that can transform how banks traditionally execute transactions.

LALA’s Partner-Bestinet Wins the Best Digital Innovation Award

Bestinet

We are elated to announce that LALA’s Partner-Bestinet won the Best Digital Innovation Award. Bestinet – Global leaders in providing migrant management solutions were awarded the Best Digital Innovation of the Year. The awards were presented at the World Summit Award (WSA) in Vienna, Austria for the Government & Citizen Engagement Category. Its multi-touch point system was judged the winner for helping the United Nations (UN) meet its Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Summit Awards are presented annually to honor the contribution of organizations and individuals aligned with the Sustainable Development initiatives run by the United Nation. Bestinet’s management system is a classic example of LALA World’s vision of ‘tech with purpose’. The FWCMS (Foreign Workers Centralised Management System) also known as Migrams, is a unique management system that highlights four core components — Security, Health, Welfare and Compliance — in a single unified management system that benefits all stakeholders.

LALA World’s old and proud collaboration with Bestinet in Malaysia is a milestone to take on this historical argument of banking the unbanked. In the present case this begins with identification of the migrant situation right from its roots. With our strong partnership, these migrants will easily become a part of the financial ecosystem, unlike earlier when for even using the basic financial services they had to go through various middlemen, suffering slow complicated processes and awfully high fees – worst is behind them – with the BESTINET & LALA Wallet, now they can send money back home with ease, in no-time and almost free without getting ripped off their hard earned daily wages.
Our heartiest congratulation to the entire Bestinet Team for their awesome work!

LALA Of The Week: The Community Crusader

LALA of the week

Dear LALA Family,
Hola,
Here we are with the 2nd edition of LALA of the week and It is a pleasure to announce Basti R. as this week’s LALA.
Basti R. has been a conscientious community member; he has been helping the admin team with his regular inputs. A communicator par excellence, he has been seeding conversations and has kept the community ticking. We wish Basti’s wonderful association with us continues unhindered.

Through this announcement we want to thank him for his contribution towards our goal of Financial Inclusion for all.
We at LALA World are blessed to have a community like you and you could be the next LALA of the week.
We’re grateful for your patience and continued support… Thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

Lets Talk! Ask us your questions and LALA will answer #AMA

LALA World AMA session

Dear LALA Family,
At LALA World, we have always tried our best to be completely transparent with our LALA community as we make sure that regular project updates as they happen keep flowing out in time.
To take this a notch further we are conducting a LALA World AMA session to discuss where LALA is now and whats happening in our LALA household and everything else about the LALA Roadmap.
During this #AMA session, the community can ask questions, put their ideas & thoughts forward as they can interact directly with the management and the team at LaLa World. We have tried to keep the LALA World AMA session as interactive and as easy as possible for you all and as well as the team.

LALA World AMA session

To participate in LALA World AMA session,  follow the steps as below:

• Click here to visit LaLa World Subreddit #AMA thread
• Ask your question in the comments section
• At the end of the week starting tomorrow, the top 10 most upvoted questions will get answered during the #AMA session
We would like to thank each one of you for your continued support and belief in LALA World project. We are working relentlessly to achieve our mission of a LALA powered decentralized financial ecosystem. We hope that this #AMA session will bring more transparency between LALA World & our Beloved LALA Community.
Note: Also, don’t forget to subscribe to LaLa World subreddit to be updated of all the happening on the #AMA front.

With LALA World – Time for change has come!

LALA Word CEO to address Blockchain and Businesses Conference

Blockchain and Businesses

Dear LALA Family,
We are pleased to announce that our CEO Mr. Sankalp Shangari would deliver the inaugural address at the ‘ Blockchain and Businesses ’ conference organized by Nanyang Blockchain Association. The event is scheduled to take place on March 27, 2018 at Nanyang Technical University.
Mr. Shangari would share his vast knowledge and understanding of the financial world while enunciating the impact of Blockchain on it. He would motivate them to inculcate the spirit of social entrepreneurship for it can be the solution to most of the human problems. LALA World endorses social entrepreneurship through its attempt to bring financial inclusion for the 2.5 billion unbanked across the world.

He would be followed by some eminent Blockchain and businesses experts like Karan Bhargava, CTO, XinFin and Ruby Chen, Marketing Director at BitKan. They will address the students on the evolution of Blockchain and the contribution of their organization in the same.
The Nanyang Blockchain Association is a student’s body which aims to educate and spur students’ interest in Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and their applications.
Be there to exclusively meet the LALA himself…!
Please join us on Telegram to get all the regular updates on LALA and interesting discussions going on about LALA World.
We’re grateful for your continued support, thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

You Can Be The Next “LALA Of The Week”

LALA World Telegram group

Dear LALA Family!
Greetings…

We at LALA World are blessed to have a community like you on our LALA World Telegram group. We are happy to announce that we would be declaring ‘LALA of the week’ from next week onwards to appreciate the efforts of our patrons. In the recognition to their efforts we would also be awarding them with 15 LALA Tokens as a token of appreciation.
This title would be given to members who have shown their incessant support towards the LALA World project and have been actively participating in the discussions, doing odd hours on our behalf, and seeding conversations on the Telegram group.

Well, theres more…The ‘LALA of the week’ would be sent an exclusive invite to attend the meetups (where LALA World would be invited) or the BlockSocial, when happening in their vicinity. The ‘LALA of the week’ would be given an opportunity to talk about their association with LALA Family and have a one to one with our CEO & Founder – Sankalp Shangari.
Please join us on LALA World Telegram group to get all the regular updates and announcements about LALA World.
We’re grateful for your patience and continued support, thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

LALA World Product Roadmap “To Make Human Lives Better”

LALA products

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

Dear LALA Family!
At LALA World, we have always stressed the importance of dreaming big and keeping things simple. Our vision at LALA has always been “To Make Human Lives Better”. For LALA and our Vision, partnerships play a significant role in achieving the goal of financial inclusion to the masses. It’s a long way to get to these below vision points but we are simplifying and clarifying where we eventually see ourselves getting to. We have coined a term that dictates our everyday working: DDOS.

D – Decentralized – No one should control the system. System should benefit the users and reward them for the growth and success of the system
D – Democratic – Everyone should have a voice on how the system should run. This will not happen overnight, but something we are aiming for a longer term vision.
O – Open Source peer to peer – No middlemen in true spirit of Blockchain. However systems need to be put in place such that there is no abuse
S – Social Impact – What good is technology, be it Blockchain or be it hash graph, if that does not benefit humanity, especially the needy and underserved.

GIST (Goals, Ideas, Step Projects and Tasks)
The planning system that we use at LALA is more oriented towards end goals and giving ownership to LALA employees & partners. LALA team has been working full steam to launch exciting LALA products and markets. There is a lot more to come in the following months. Below is what our extended roadmap and a brief about what LALA products would look like for 2018. Also, some highlights towards our wider three year roadmap.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill

Goal
The future is moving towards decentralization. Our eventual goal is to be a Global Decentralized Financial Ecosystem. An ecosystem that supports the financial inclusion of unbanked, undocumented, micro entrepreneurs and the like. In other words, using Blockchain to remove middle men from the system. Everything is about TRUST and Blockchain is about trusting the underwritten protocol.

Ideas
The broader idea is to enable micro transactions, micro-lending, insurance and other banking products at almost zero-fee, instantly, cross border, mobile enabled and accessible to the common man along with incentivisation at every step to keep the users engaged and rewarded. LALA Token is the key element of this ecosystem (LALA produts) and users will be rewarded for using LALA Token in getting services from the various partners globally as well as within the LALA Wallet. Each product will have its own innovation, own separate project and its own idea generation methodologies to accomplish this.

Step Projects
We are focusing on three simple LALA products for this year’s roadmap .

SEND SPEND & LEND
The base of all LALA products is LALA ID – one single global digital identity on Blockchain, a culmination of state-of-the-art biometrics, digitization of national identity documents and comprehensive verification. After successfully completing every step of LALA ID, user receives reward points which either can be redeemed in LALA Tokens or can be used for getting services within the wallet.
LALA ID as a product has undergone rigorous testing. We are proud to release this to the general public by end of this month, along with the platform that binds everything together – LALA Wallet. LALA Wallet is a step project in itself and has gone through numerous interactions to reach where it is today.

• SEND

LALA Transfer is our cross border remittance business that is being built on Stellar. Working on a very close partnership with Stellar, a PoC is expected to be complete in March 2018. In April we shall open up few countries for testing and live transactions in Malaysia, India, Dubai and Philippines. Once we have built a scale in these countries in Q2, we shall expand to over 10 more countries by end of the year, primarily in South East Asia, Middle East and CIS. Although money transfer can be done in fiat but users will be charged very less fee and incentivized as well, if use LALA tokens for the same. Alongside Stellar protocol, we are obtaining licenses to continue traditional remittance where Blockchain is not possible regulatory wise.
Also, we are proud to announce that LALA has successfully piloted with 46 migrants, where these people were able to transfer Malaysian Ringgit 75,000 back home to Bangladesh at a substantially low fee. To see the smile on their face was the biggest prize LALA could ever get. Further, LALA plans to take this number to 400 people this month end and later push it as per the roadmap.
On top of this, we are also building a white label solution for each of our LALA products including LALA transfer to enable plug and play solutions for non-Blockchain users as well as for people without technology resources. Merchants need to pay the fee in LALA Tokens for these white label solutions.

• SPEND

The first LALA Wallet was launched in December 2017. We shall be launching the latest version and a brand new LALA Wallet by this month (March 2018) with extensive features. LALA family and users can earn rewards and tokens by engaging with the application, saving, and transacting. We are also working with a partner crypto wallet that has selected LALA Tokens to be used on its platform that enables LALA Token holders the possibility to unlock instant liquidity of their tokens through their Wallets. We shall release more details about this partnership in April, once integration and beta testing is complete.
We are a B2B2C company and we have global partners for each product which enable us to leverage on their existing infrastructure to reach the masses. Like always, our community will have regular news on various new partnerships that we shall be closing.
LALA’s two main products for this year are LALA Transfer (Cross border remittances) and LALA Lends (P2P and direct micro lending).

• LEND

LALA Lends is our P2P Lending and Direct Micro/Nano Lending platform. Every lending decision is based on the AI and ML driven LALA Score for every individual and MSMEs.
The P2P lending platform is currently being built on Ethereum with extensive studies on Raiden network. The platform should be up and running in Q2 2018. Starting with India in Q2, 2018, we are expanding across Dubai, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the other countries across South East Asia. In the second half of the year, we shall also experiment with Africa and parts of North America. This platform will not only provide further liquidity, but also enable LALA Token holders to earn further rewards. Here, in P2P lending platform, only token holders can lend and borrow as per the number of tokens they have. If a borrower does not have good LALA score, he can put his LALA as collateral and receive loans quickly from anybody across the globe. User can also improve his LALA score by transacting LALA tokens within the ecosystem and receive collateral free loans.

LALA Lends

Micro lending platform is based on direct lending to individuals and micro entrepreneurs/Micro SMEs starting with India by Q2 2018. We will also establish micro lending in Sri Lanka, Dubai, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, UK in Q2 18, either directly or via our multiple B2B partners.
Other LALA Products of future shall include a crypto as well as fiat LALA Card, LALA insurance, LALA care. The foundation of this is being laid down now but would only start as we get some real partners and some more resources, so as not to spread ourselves too thinly. Also the focus is not just expansion, but profitable expansion so that we can give back to our early supporters and give back to the society.
Tasks
Launching a wallet would require two main tasks in every country – An E-Wallet license or a partner with license. Secondly, cash and in cash out solutions at partners locations, along with additional services. When our global wallet is launched, some services will be restricted based on specific regulations in each of those countries. We are carefully complying each and every regulation as we expand. We will also be adding services in LALA products for every country like Point-of-Sale and value-added services with partners like KKMarts in Malaysia, cash top up kiosks across UAE in partnership with Mango Point, merchant transactions and services with local vendors, School fee payment integrations with Cambridge schools, and the purchase of airtime, data, and utility services for LALA customers. Each of this is a little task in itself. This further enhances the adoption of LALA token across partners and geographies, create more liquidity and adoption of LALA Token.
Numerous other services and functionalities would be enable users to use LALA e-Wallet application to access their daily needs. This will enable LALA to expand network with LALA partners, increase usage of LALA tokens across boundaries with integrated services, and be able to serve some markets without the need for traditional banks.
By Q2, 2018, we will extend the LALA Wallet as a white label solution in true spirit of partnership and building out the network. All other services shall be a part of this Wallet ecosystem, including LALA token as a reward program and enabler. A truly financial ecosystem would be impossible to build alone.
Later half of the year we will focus our attention from LALA products to expansion and we aim to be in at least 15 countries by end of 2018. Individuals as well as micro entrepreneurship (MSME’s) will remain our focus expanding from SE Asia, Middle East to Americas and Africa.
This is just the beginning and we have delivered much more than what we promised. We will continue to surprise by working hard and all we seek in return is your continued support. We may make mistakes, but we will improve through our own learning and the daily constructive advice of the LALA Community. There is only one intention here – make human lives better by serving our community who has brought us this far.
Current, Near – Term and Future
We are a B2B2C company. We have always stressed that we do not want to build Rome all over again. We want to leverage on the existing infrastructure that is already there. That is our key strength – Global Partnerships – both at local as well as government level. Both with corporate enterprises as well as local NGO’s.

LALA roadmap

We would like to thank each one of you for continued support. We are working relentlessly to achieve our mission of a LALA powered financial ecosystem and gearing towards decentralization through LALA products.
Please join us on Telegram to get all the regular updates on LALA’s listing and various discussions going on about LALA World.
With LALA World – Time for change has come!

LALA World Announces its 3rd Exchange Listing with Qryptos

LALA’s 3rd Official Exchange

Dear LALA Family!
We are excited to announce LALA’s 3rd Official Exchange Listing on Quoine’s Crypto Exchange – Qryptos – 14th March’18 Wednesday (SGT/GMT+8).
As promised, we are bang on schedule as LALA Token has already hit the two announced exchanges to a favourable response amidst the downhill slide of the crypto market – speaks itself about the LALA Token and community’s liking for the LALA World Project on the whole.
QRYPTOS is a crypto-crypto exchange which supports trading of multiple cryptocurrencies including ZEC, BTC, XRP, ETH, ETC, LTC, XMR. The platform specializes in listing new coins with negative trading fees to generate initial liquidity.

*** You can sign up on QRYPTOS here: https://accounts.qryptos.com/sign-up
*** Start Registering and get your KYC process done!

We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Japanese crypto platform Quoine’s QRYPTOS. QUOINE was the first exchange platform to achieve full regulatory approval from the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JSFA) and is known as one of the most secure and reputable crypto-focused fintech companies in the world. It is one of very few global exchanges to have been accepted by Deloitte and Touche as an auditing client and has a highly experienced management team with expertise earned at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Bank of America.
This news is bound to create huge excitement among our global LALA community, will enable LALA to fast track acceptance as a payment solution, which would be another stride forwards towards mass adoption.
The listing further cements LALA World’s strategic position as a project for the people, that is focused on long-term sustainable growth rather than instant returns.

Qryptos listing

Quoine’s exchange Qryptos is a Tokyo based crypto currency exchange platform that specializes in listing new coins. At QRYPTOS, the young team is committed to provide the safest exchange with state of the art security & trading platform to all. As they say it’s “Built for the Traders by the Traders”.

*** Sign up for a QRYPTOS account today to get access to upcoming LALA’s 3rd Official Exchange Token listing…here https://accounts.qryptos.com/sign-up,  as LALA goes live on 14th March’18, Wednesday (SGT/GMT+8).

*** Start Registering and get your KYC process done!

We’re truly humbled and grateful for the continued support from our LALA family, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.
Thanks for being part of this incredible journey.
With LALA World – Time for change has come!

LALA partners with ManGo Point Kiosks across UAE & CIS

LALA partners with ManGo

LALA World is proud to announce yet another partnership with Mango Point Payment Services for cash top up, bills and other payment services across their Kiosk locations in UAE and CIS.
Mango Point Payment Services LLC is a company registered in Dubai, UAE  for accepting and processing payment in the GCC and worldwide. It has 7 years of international experience with Service Providers from 130 countries and more than 1,500 Agent locations for kiosk in UAE. LALA partners with ManGo to create a physical presence in the countries where it has the footprints.
LALA is proud to offer Top up, Bill Payments, and other payment services with such an established payment and money transfer operator. This also leads to a further worldwide partnership where over 30,000 Payment Machines around the world are supported by ManGo’s Software. ManGo provides – Innovative, smart payment machine (self-service kiosk, mobile top-up machines and online payment terminals) which include mobile recharge, utilities bills, VoiP  top-up across CIS and GCC countries. ManGo has more than 1,500 self-service kiosks on which all their services are provided.
LALA E-Wallet and ManGo Kiosks and Payment services is a global partnership with significant synergies across the entire payment chain. Furthermore, both LALA and ManGo, share the common vision for a much bigger cause i.e. economic growth and prosperity of the unbanked.
LALA World is always open for associations and keen to build on the existing world-class products and services portfolio, via collaborations and on-boarding newer services and making them available and affordable for the suppressed, the migrants, the travellers, the students and for the rural population.

At LALA World we understand that Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are on the path of the greatest revolution the world has ever seen and believe that we have an obligation to make the world better place by bringing healthy ideas like community, solidarity, financial empowerment, ethics, integrity along with technological infrastructure for all.
LALA Team will always continue to think about community, real users and investors. New LALA partners only will further strengthen the prowess of LALA, protecting users security on Blockchain and giving freedom to conduct various financial services, all embedded in one single wallet – LALA Wallet.
LALA World and its world class partners are working tirelessly to build the single-most powerful and trustworthy global ecosystem. We believe that we are on track, as each day at LALA we make new strides in our vision and come closer to becoming a global phenomenon.
Thank you all for your continued support!LALA World is proud to announce yet another partnership with Mango Point Payment Services for cash top up, bills and other payment services across their Kiosk locations in UAE and CIS.
Mango Point Payment Services LLC is a company registered in Dubai, UAE  for accepting and processing payment in the GCC and worldwide. It has 7 years of international experience with Service Providers from 130 countries and more than 1,500 Agent locations for kiosk in UAE. LALA partners with ManGo to create a physical presence in the countries where it has the footprints.
LALA is proud to offer Top up, Bill Payments, and other payment services with such an established payment and money transfer operator. This also leads to a further worldwide partnership where over 30,000 Payment Machines around the world are supported by ManGo’s Software. ManGo provides – Innovative, smart payment machine (self-service kiosk, mobile top-up machines and online payment terminals) which include mobile recharge, utilities bills, VoiP  top-up across CIS and GCC countries. ManGo has more than 1,500 self-service kiosks on which all their services are provided.
LALA E-Wallet and ManGo Kiosks and Payment services is a global partnership with significant synergies across the entire payment chain. Furthermore, both LALA and ManGo, share the common vision for a much bigger cause i.e. economic growth and prosperity of the unbanked.
LALA World is always open for associations and keen to build on the existing world-class products and services portfolio, via collaborations and on-boarding newer services and making them available and affordable for the suppressed, the migrants, the travellers, the students and for the rural population.
At LALA World we understand that Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are on the path of the greatest revolution the world has ever seen and believe that we have an obligation to make the world better place by bringing healthy ideas like community, solidarity, financial empowerment, ethics, integrity along with technological infrastructure for all.
LALA Team will always continue to think about community, real users and investors. New LALA partners only will further strengthen the prowess of LALA, protecting users security on Blockchain and giving freedom to conduct various financial services, all embedded in one single wallet – LALA Wallet.
LALA World and its world class partners are working tirelessly to build the single-most powerful and trustworthy global ecosystem. We believe that we are on track, as each day at LALA we make new strides in our vision and come closer to becoming a global phenomenon.
Thank you all for your continued support!