Global Funeral Care
Hype rating: 72
Description: The first organization using blockchain technology to support the global funeral industry.
Start of ICO Pre-sale 04.12.2018 End of ICO Pre-sale 30.06.2019 Hard cap $57,000,000 Raised $0 Whitelist / KYC YES
Alex van der Wal
Chief Executive Officer
Experienced as Operational Manager and
Communication Specialist, the CEO of the Global Funeral Care Foundation his primary responsibilities are making major corporate decisions and managing the overall operations of the foundation. His main tasks include crisis management, setting deadlines, and communicating with third parties.
Chief Technology Officer
Francesco has significant experience on
blockchain technology. He contributed to the development of several cryptocurrencies and is highly interested in peer to peer technologies. It is his personal mission to decentralize industries through the use of blockchain technology.
Freek van Leijden
Chief Marketing Officer
Freek is the connection with customers. He
has many years of experience in the field of web development and marketing, has a background in international business, and in social media management. Freek is leading the marketing division and managing the development of the platform.
Itamar is part of the core Global Funeral Care Foundation development
team. He founded another cryptocurrency and participates in several other crypto currency projects. In the process Itamar became a highly skilled blockchain developer due to his fulltime dedication to blockchain technology.
The Global Funeral Care Foundation has conducted research on the funeral industry. The research shows that the funeral industry has significant issues that have not been solved for decades. A tremendous increase of transparency, and innovation is necessary to reduce prices and significantly improve the quality of service providers that operate in the funeral industry on a global level. We are the first organization using blockchain technology to support the global funeral industry, by developing a globally sourced decentralized platform without entry barriers that will increase transparency, remove major constraints to innovate, and significantly improves the products and services delivered by organizations within the funeral industry on a global scale.
The Global Funeral Care platform is a globally sourced decentralized support platform without entry barriers. The platform will be capable to collect and share structured data that includes transparency of costs, honest opinions of community members, and personal recommendations to increase consumer satisfaction and to improve the quality of services.
“It is our mission to bring all organizations that operate in the funeral industry together with the main aim to increase transparency, reduce costs, and to improve the products and services of these organizations.” We at the Global Funeral Care Foundation want to achieve this mission by creating a globally sourced decentralized support platform without entry barriers.
“We believe that blockchain technology is necessary to disrupt the global funeral industry.” We propose a model that removes major constraints to innovate and significantly improves the products and services delivered by organizations within the funeral industry on a global scale.
Saying goodbye to our departed loved ones, is one of the most difficult things in life. The most common way to say goodbye is through a funeral service or memorial service. A funeral service usually takes place with the body of the departed loved one present. A memorial service takes place without the body present (US Funerals Online, n.d.). The Global Funeral Care Foundation understands that everybody wants to honor the live and memories in a way the departed loved one truly deserves, and fully supports the funeral industry from a neutral perspective. The foundation conducted research on the funeral industry and found issues that have not been solved for decades. Such as the rising costs of funeral services, (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 2017). Many people cannot afford their own funeral service. Therefore, many institutions offer options for pre-planning funeral expenses (Legacy Staff, 2018). However, many people often pay more than the funeral service would costs without taking the service. Institutions often overcharge consumers. According to regulators, funeral homes are violating the law by not disclosing prices (Benincasa, 2017). An Executive Director of the Funeral Consumer Alliance explains that the technological and transparency level is from the pre-digital days (Benincasa, 2017). It is likely that the funeral industry in the United States will grow within the next years (Copeland, 2015). A tremendous increase of elderly will cause a shortage of cemetery space within a few decades. The Global Funeral Care Foundation wants to solve all current issues and prevent new issues that negatively affect the funeral industry. The foundation wants to achieve worldwide success by disrupting the global funeral industry. The foundation offers a complete infrastructure that brings organizations that operate in the funeral industry and its consumers together on a globally sourced decentralized support platform without entry barriers, in combination with GFC, which is a proof of stake cryptocurrency joined by Masternodes that is specifically designed for the global funeral industry.
Start private sale: December 4, 2018 / End private sale: December 25, 2018
Start pre-sale: December 26, 2018 / End pre-sale: February 28, 2019
Start final sale: March 1, 2019 / End final sale: 30 June 2019
Private sale: $0.30/ pre-sale: $0.35/ final sale: $0.40
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