Earn money and bring a social change at the same time with every step you take
Officially launched on 14th February, 2019 the platform to earn without difficulty was right on the palm of every individual. It’s a unique invention which targets the current unpleasant situation of people’s preference on using vehicle than walking. Now ‘Walkman green coins’ application creates excitement among people to walk. Here is a detailed information about it.
Walkman into existence
In this competitive market of digital world, abundance of applications in your playstore drive you to the virtual world from the original. But not everyone is excited about it at the present context. ‘Walkman green coins’ app is here to bring you back to the real world and reward you for carrying out mundane tasks like walking. Sounds interesting right? Yes, it offers you the opportunity to earn green coins with the steps you take while walking.
These green coins can later be actuate to get discounts for various products/ services on their associated companies or receive goods from their own e-commerce platform called ‘Hariyo Bazaar’.
Suyam Baidya, Ashik Subedi, Sandeep Maharja and Sushant Chalise are the co-founders of Walkman green coins application. They come from an engineering background but have known to each other through a mutual friend of their workplace. Suyam Baidya, one of the co-founder of Walkman recalled the awakening of the idea back in 2015. He said,” It was actually ‘walk for a cause’, a non profit model initially. It was inspired from American app called Charity March which donates the earned coins to people and charity but later we transformed into for profit model after we didn’t get selected from Youth Thinkers Society event due to its unsustainability. After its transformation into sustainable model, we started winning several startup competitions”.
” This is possibly the first time, a technology enduring to make social change”said Baidya
Earnings from the app
A person can earn 100 green coins by taking 10,000 steps a day. Baidya added that people can still earn green coins using electric vehicles, upcycle products and recycled products through their partnered companies like Tyretreatures, Khaalisisi as they aspire to motivate people to get fitter and use environment friendly alternatives as much as possible.
“Every green coin has a carbon related value. With an earning of single green coin, 8.19 gram CO2 is reduced which tends to decrease more carbon emission by producing more green coins”, Baidya explained the fact.
Ups and Downs
In the process of its development, the team experienced and overcame lots of challenges. Mr. Baidya recollected the moments of initial team members about its breaking down and conflicts between funding partners. So, he claimed that strong team is very crucial factor for the growth of every organisation. At the same time, Ashish Subedi, another co-founder expressed on family issues,
” Neither we had family support in the beginning nor we have at present and I don’t think they’ll understand it at the moment as we are at the struggling phase”.
They also agreed on how startup has to face financial struggles for its sustainability. But the team were thrilled with all the positive feedback from the users and their elevated energy to update new version was explicitly seen.
Mr. Baidya who believes to be an optimistic person said,” The team is equally aware about the market challenges that can be faced instantly as people are not accustomed to these kind of concepts but we have a strong belief to get greater support gradually”. The team has been trying to connect with more companies for making access to unlimited products and services. Baidya assured to bring latest version including a plethora of services that users can get through green coins.
“Our goal is to mobilize it globally and form green coins into digital cryptocurrency for the better outcome of the country”.
The team is completely prepared to represent Walkman in two different Chinese event and various international platform.