Despite global adoption, the messenger app market is still fragmented, with at least 10 applications holding more than 200 million monthly active users in April 2018. This fragmentation can be due to geographical preferences, security issues, or the simple fact that not all chat apps are created equal. Users are still looking for that one application that will do it all.

A new project called Ravn is bringing the world’s first invisible and anonymous fully encrypted messenger app with Korrax-Stellar smart contract functionality. What does this mean? For starters, your chats are finally safe and this is due to a powerful blockchain foundation that will utilize a native token, Korrax, to give users the chance to transact anonymously.

I had the chance to learn more about Ravn with Ravn President, Chris Boundikas, and learn more about their upcoming token sale that is already buzzing around the cryptocurrency community.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get started in blockchain?: 
I was a trader for a Wall Street prop firm on a reality TV show called Wall Street Warriors. After Lehman got swallowed by the parasites, we all lost our jobs. I found bitcoin in a dark time and traded it from Canada off and on since inception.

2. What was your inspiration for Ravn? How did it all start?
I have recently moved to a regulated ICO country in the Caribbean, a paradise Island called Anguilla. I’ve always been a fairly private person, I’ve just joined social media a year ago. That being said, I got caught on a WhatsApp thread, saying something and posting something I shouldn’t have. I learned my lesson and joined the Ravn team. No longer will my personal messages be read by the controlling western world governments, or anyone that gets access to my phone.

3. What is your competitive advantage? What features does Ravn have that Telegram doesn’t?
Ravn’s stealth invisible decoy screen is the first of its kind. We combine the ultimate in privacy in a chat app – invisibility and anonymity. Coupled with military grade OMEMO encryption and a Stellar-based Korrax blockchain token, we offer a suite of services in the chat space that no one else can do. All under one umbrella, they’re both hidden and anonymous.

4. What is the biggest problem currently in the market?
The market is riddled with chat apps that require your information. We do not take anything. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Anyone can chat immediately with just a user ID they make, and an invite from a friend. It is almost impossible for Ravn users to have a data breach, as we never store any data to begin with. All messages are end-to-end encrypted. We have all the functionality of Telegram, WhatsApp, and Signal per se, but offer a much more robust platform to make money on and share in the growth.

5. What does 2018 have in store for you guys? 
2018 is the breakout year for Ravn and the Korrax token. We have a working platform for both iOS and Android. Our Whisper Campaign is filling up at 2 cents right now, and our Pre ICO is in a few weeks. We want to work on the RavnPay ecosystem in the summer and be ready for the Main ICO in September with a fully functional crypto ecosystem.

6. Is there anything else to add or you would like to include?
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David is a professionally accredited leadership and marketing coach who works with young founders and early stage teams to help them navigate through emerging marketing opportunities with a current focus on artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Using the identification of new technological innovations that give way to different paths that can effectively reach customers, David is able to make marketing departments more effective, adaptable, and progressive.