EkkBaz, led by an ex-Microsoft, will be developing BAZ Protocol - a next-generation B2B collaboration for $8.5 Trillion FMCG businesses as part of its battle-tested EkkBaz Business mobile app, to be powered by blockchain, artificial intelligence, social and collaborative technologies to significantly simplify B2B interactions, reduce middlemen and empower the root level business users in the world.
BAZ Protocol uses EKK, which will power transaction and give business users access to privileged features.
The EkkBaz platform will become the first global, decentralized and intelligent direct-to-store engagement platform where store owners and manufacturers can collaborate, buy goods in bulk, and enjoy transparent prices for a wide array of FMCG products. Manufacturers can also rent store space for physical in-store promotions at grocery stores and provide loyalty rewards to grocery store owners directly. All orders, bookings and rewards transactions on the platform will eventually be powered by EKK in BAZ Protocol.
The platform will involve the following stakeholders, which will participate as depicted: Grocery Store; Manufacturer; Supplier; Field Force.
EkkBaz will seek to attract independent mobile representatives and field force companies to join the platform to increase the rate of expansion and reach out to grocery stores to onboard them onto the platform.
|“||Q1 2017: EkkBaz conceptualization and team formation in stealth mode.
Q2 2017 : Ordering mobile app released in Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Q3 2017 : Booking feature released to mobile app.
Q4 2017 : Piloting with manufacturers and grocery stores for feedback.
Chat module released.
Q1 2018 : Analytics & Forecasting module released based on feedback.
Announcement for Token Offering using ICO.
Q2 2018 : ICO Token Sale & Distribution.
Q3 2018 : General availability in Bangladesh & Singapore.
Release of BAZ Store and EkkBaz Business web app.
Q4 2018 : Release of in-market fiat payment support.
Expand to Malaysia and select states in India.
Q1 2019 : Release of blockchain privatized network alpha.
Q2 2019 : Release of blockchain privatized network beta.
Expand to Indonesia.
Q3 2019 : Release of blockchain identity alpha.
Q4 2019: Release of blockchain identity beta.
Release of TestNet
Release of blockchain smart contract alpha.
Q1 2020 : Release of blockchain smart contract beta.
Release of BAZ Brain alpha.
Expand to Thailand.
Q2 2020: Release of BAZ Brain beta.
Expand to Vietnam.
Q3 2020: Release of BAZ Protocol beta.
Expand to Philippines.
Q4 2020 : General availability of BAZ Protocol.
Expand to Australia and New Zealand.
2021 : Growing the platform and further expansion to more countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.