The former Estonian prime minister has signed on as an advisor to a blockchain startup.
A press release by Lympo.io announced that Taavi Rõivas, who ran the Estonian government as prime minister from 2014 to 2016 has joined the cryptocurrency startup company as chairman of its supervisory board.
“Lympo’s mission is one that I can easily relate to,” said Mr. Rõivas. “I ran my first marathon because of a challenge and have been a passionate runner ever since. I have seen many startups and know well that the key to success is to have a great team. Lympo’s team is one of the most inspiring, and I am certain that Lympo has huge potential.”
The company says it tracks and aggregates users' health and medical information, issuing tokens in order to reward individuals that complete various physical activities. These activities may be announced or potentially sponsored by companies working with the company.
Using secure digital identities, Estonians can access medical records, and even register businesses online, from anywhere in the world.
“We are thrilled to welcome Taavi Rõivas on board as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lympo,” said Ada Jonuse, CEO and co-founder of Lympo. “His position as a figurehead in the political and tech world will help share Lympo’s vision on how blockchain and data can help transform the fitness and healthy lifestyle industry.”