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Shivom Partners with Lympo to Incentivise Fitness Goers

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Shivom in cooperation with Lympo will provide fitness goers token incentives when accomplishing daily fitness challenges and completing healthcare questionnaires this summer.

London, United Kingdom – May 23, 2019 – Shivom, a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed through blockchain and AI technology, has partnered with Lympo, a free mobile app that allows you to earn money just for walking, running or even squatting. Complete these daily challenges, receive token rewards to be redeemed in-app for healthy lifestyle goods and services.

Through this partnership, Shivom and Lympo this summer will invite it’s users to complete select daily challenges via the Lympo app. This partnership is about conducting joint challenges which support each other’s respective ecosystems and missions centred around fitness, wellness and healthcare. The first co-branded challenge will be made available June 15th; asking users to complete a 4 km run and additionally sign up to Shivom’s platform and complete a health questionnaire in order to receive LYM and OMX tokens.

Shivom aims to onboard new customers onto Shivom’s platform, which provides customers with the ability to purchase DNA-based and other personalized healthcare products and services; to earn tokens via unique healthcare-related tasks and programs; and the opportunity to directly participate in and earn compensation if desired when providing data for clinical research. Shivom recently launched its ‘Shop 1.5’ — the first cut of Shivom’s consumer marketplace, which provides consumers with unique incentives and the ability to purchase direct-to-consumer genetic testing products either by OMX token or fiat payment. [hyperlink to press release].

The Lympo application is available for both iOS and Android and provides customers with a simple way to get rewarded for getting fit. Along with the incentives of data ownership, Lympo creates incentives through tokenized rewards. By participating in social challenges and documenting benchmarks, users can earn Lympo tokens, which they can exchange for products in the Lympo ecosystem. Jonušė, Chief Executive Officer of Lympo hopes this will have benefits at both a personal and a corporate level. Since the ICO, Lympo, has attracted 136,000 users, nearly 13,000 of whom are active daily, with over 1.6 million challenges completed. It’s already the number one fitness app in South Korea, and is partnering with major brands like Dallas Mavericks and Oxygen.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lympo to jointly sponsor daily fitness challenges and to offer token incentives via completion of select tasks on Lympo’s app and Shivom’s platform. Both organizations are focused on driving fitness and motivating individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. There are considerable synergies as Lympo offers daily fitness challenges in a gamified manner while Shivom offers individualized healthcare products and services as well as the opportunity to monetize on the use of personal data for clinical research purposes. The partnership is also notable for the broader industry as two token projects converge for cross platform engagement and provide opportunities to earn and utilize both OMX and LYM native tokens — dynamics increasingly necessary for growing healthy token economies and ecosystems” according to Henry Ines, CEO of Shivom.

For more information about Shivom please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Living DNA please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Vitl please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Chronomics please visit here

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics.

Our mission is to bring exponential value to our end-users within the genomics industry. We believe that the unique combination of our in-depth knowledge for genomics, mixed with deep-rooted backgrounds in cryptography and AI is essential in the democratisation of genomics and healthcare data.

Learn more about our direct-to-consumer solutions here

Shivom Social Channels:
Official Homepage: shivom.io
Twitter (English): @projectshivom
Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
Telegram: Shivom Announcements
Facebook: @projectshivom
Instagram: @projectshivom
Medium: Shivom Official
LinkedIn: @projectshivom

About Lympo
Lympo is making the world healthier by rewarding people for exercising and leading healthier lives. With the help of blockchain technology and fitness gamification, users are rewarded with LYM tokens through the Lympo Run app, for completing walking and running challenges. These tokens can then be used to purchase quality sporting goods by top global brands in Lympo Shop – the first-ever online shop to accept fitness token payments.

We are actively building a complete data-sharing ecosystem, which in the future will connect fitness and wellness stakeholders (personal trainers, gyms, sports events, brands) with users via a blockchain based reward system, linked to users’ health and fitness data. We will also offer a place to collect, store and monetize this valuable data from a variety of health and fitness tracking apps or wearables.

Ultimately, the goal is to create a win-win situation for each platform participant – the users will be able to monetize their health and fitness data via the LYM utility token and the businesses, in return, will receive access to a tech-savvy community, passionate about healthy living.

For more information about Lympo please visit here

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Here’s How Shivom Chooses it’s Marketplace Partners

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This week, Shivom will launch its first iteration of our direct-to-consumer health management marketplace.  In this post, we will be providing information to the community and prospective partners about how we determine which products and companies are listed on our platform.

Shivom’s mission is to not only optimize how DNA is shared, secured and analysed but to bring exponential value to our end-users. With this mission comes the responsibility to make some pretty tough decisions through and through. One of these decisions is choosing which companies Shivom would want to interact with within our eco-system. When our team started working on ‘Shop 1.5’ Shivom understood that we shouldn’t strive to be just a marketplace promoting every type of genetic testing product we could get our hands on. This business model not only has problems with scalability but additionally lowers the quality or value we bring to our audience. For these reasons and many more, our team developed quality control and criteria which are used to decide which partners should be able to gain entry to the marketplace.

The first part of our review is about companies’ data privacy and security policies. The first question we ask is, do you share data with third-parties? The second question we ask is, do you sell or utilise the user’s data in order to generate revenue? If the answer is yes to either one of these questions, straight off the back the company would be eliminated from being able to join our marketplace.

In the second part of the review, our team will determine the quality of the report and determine whether it brings any value or if it is B*** S***. A Great example of this is when I recently saw on a competitor’s website that they were sequencing a user’s DNA in order to find out what kind of t-shirt looked best on them (v-neck or crew).

The third part of our review is whether the product and or company brings value to the eco-system. For example, if someone recently purchased Living DNA’s 3-in-1 Ancestry Kit they might also be interested in learning about their nutrition and cholesterol. Instead of having to purchase an entire kit we look at products which allow people to use their Raw Genetic data gained from the Ancestry KIt instead of having to re-swab, prick or take a faecal sample all over again. Additionally, we are also looking at which products are complementary to each other and could go hand-in-hand

In case you were wondering what the reasons were for choosing Vitl, Living DNA and Chronomics for our first iteration, I’ve included below an in-depth explanation.

Vitl
Vitl products not only have a high rate of positive customer feedback (e.g. 91% of customers rated Vitl products as ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot), the team is comprised
of experts in their field; such as geneticists, nutritionists who understand the science and the practical aspects of healthy nutrition. Vitl uses the latest innovative technologies, such as; artificial intelligence. Additionally, the company uses credible vendors and laboratories for their tests(e.g. UKAS-accredited and CQC-registered blood testing facilities) as well as Illumina CSPro Certified Service Providers in Europe and the USA for DNA testing. Whilst other brands may test for a larger number of less well-researched traits, Vitl emphasizes quality over quantity. They only cover traits based on the strongest, peer-reviewed evidence to ensure users are getting the most reliable results.

Lastly, similar to Shivom’s philosophy of combining different omics technologies to gain insight, Vitl enables the integration of DNA data alongside blood and dietary results and lifestyle information. This is important because supplement recommendations or lifestyle advice cannot be made on DNA information alone, but taken alongside current blood vitamin levels and diet that are measured in a longitudinal way.

Living DNA
Living DNA launched back in 2016 as a collaboration of more than 100 scientists, researchers and genetic experts. We added Living DNA as a partner to our ecosystem because they provide precise ethnic estimates of ancestry testing. The 3-in-1 test covers the biggest number of genetic populations, which translates to the most accurate genetic percentages and offers unrivalled worldwide regional and sub-regional detail. The test incorporates three separate tests in one, giving the customer more for their money than any other ancestry tests on the market right now.

Additionally, instead of just getting your basic family ancestry (autosomal DNA), you also get an analysis along your mother line (derived from mitochondrial DNA) and your father line (derived from the male-specific y-chromosome). Living DNA is a holder of ISO:27001 certification, which demonstrates good protection and security for personal and genetic data. As DNA samples are only connected to unique ID numbers, not even its staff members will know the identity of its users. The company works with “Show Racism the Red Card,” a group that fights racism to provide a safe space to reduce racist ideas and attitudes. Lastly, Living DNA provides the raw data of all test results which can be used on the Shivom precision medicine platform to foster research and fight rare diseases.

Chronomics
Epigenetic testing is relatively new to the direct-to-consumer testing market. We partnered with Chronomics because of their impeccable experience in this field. Our CSO, Dr Axel Schumacher is one of the many pioneers of epigenetics and worked alongside some of the Chronomics team members.

Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Epigenetic testing offers additional value to genomic testing, in particular, allowing individuals to analyse how environmental and lifestyle choices affect the body and how these patterns change over time. By monitoring epigenetic patterns, it is possible to collect actionable insight allowing for a personalized improvement plan. Most importantly, Chronomics provides users with the ability to gain access to their raw data which can be managed, stored and monetized on Shivom.

For more information about Shivom please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Living DNA please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Vitl please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Chronomics please visit here

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics.

Our mission is to bring exponential value to our end-users within the genomics industry. We believe that the unique combination of our in-depth knowledge for genomics, mixed with deep-rooted backgrounds in cryptography and AI is essential in the democratisation of genomics and healthcare data.

Learn more about our direct-to-consumer solutions here

Shivom Social Channels:
Official Homepage: shivom.io
Twitter (English): @projectshivom
Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
Telegram: Shivom Announcements
Facebook: @projectshivom
Instagram: @projectshivom
Medium: Shivom Official
LinkedIn: @projectshivom

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Shivom Adds Vitl to the Marketplace, Offering Customers Vitamin & Cholesterol Blood Tests

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The VITL Vitamin and Cholesterol Blood Test will provide Shivom’s customers with the ability to track and improve key health markers so you can feel your best more often.

London, United Kingdom – May 14, 2019 – Shivom, a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed through blockchain and AI technology, has teamed up with Vitl who have partnered with experienced doctors, geneticists, biomedical scientists and expert nutritionists from leading organisations around the world, including King’s College London, The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the European Nutrition Leadership Platform; to offer Vitl’s Vitamin and Cholesterol Blood Test within Shivom’s marketplace. Through this affiliation, Shivom’s customers can track and improve key health markers so you can feel your best more often.

The blood kit which has been developed by Vitl enables consumers via at home simple finger-prick blood test you’ll get a thorough analysis of the key nutrients that have the greatest impact on wellbeing and long-term health. This can be done from the comfort of your own home with no large needles or waiting rooms. The customer will also receive personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations from a qualified nutritionist, and a bespoke pack of vitamins tailored to your results.

For a limited period of time, Shivom plans to offer unique incentives ranging from token rewards to discounted reports and genetic counselling sessions via Shivom partners and affiliates. “In addition to Living DNA’s ancestry kits, we are now pleased to also offer Vitl’s Vitamin and Cholesterol Blood Test kit, which will provide our customers with deep insights, such as understanding which nutrients are most impactful for well-being and long term health, and the ability to receive customized dietary and lifestyle recommendations from a qualified nutritionist. Customized vitamin supplements will also now be possible to offer our customers based on their personal health and genomic profile. As is the case with all of our curated products, Vitl’s products are world class, grounded in science and are manufactured and processed in accordance with leading international standards and certifications.” Says Henry Ines, CEO of Shivom.

For more information about Shivom please visit here
To read more about our affiliation with Living DNA please visit here

About Shivom
Shivom is a biotechnology data and analysis company optimising the way DNA is shared, secured and analysed. By utilising innovative technologies such as blockchain and machine-learning algorithms, we are able to democratise genomics.

Our mission is to bring exponential value to our end-users within the genomics industry. We believe that the unique combination of our in-depth knowledge for genomics, mixed with deep-rooted backgrounds in cryptography and AI is essential in the democratisation of genomics and healthcare data.

Learn more about our direct-to-consumer solutions here

Shivom Social Channels:
Official Homepage: shivom.io
Twitter (English): @projectshivom
Youtube: Shivom’s Channel
Telegram: Shivom Announcements
Facebook: @projectshivom
Instagram: @projectshivom
Medium: Shivom Official
LinkedIn: @projectshivom

About Vitl
We understand finding the time to stay healthy is increasingly difficult when you lead a busy, exciting life. So we created VITL to help do the hard work for you. Reinventing the approach to daily nutrition, our products are developed by VITL’s team of leading experts using the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients to help you stay healthy and feel great.

Thoughtfully designed to fit effortlessly and conveniently with your busy day, we’re on a mission to make staying healthy a little more achievable.

Love life? #LiveLifeBetter with VITL

For more information about Vitl please visit here

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