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Tavonia Evans has succeeded in launching the first ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for $Guap, a coin dedicated to restoring and recycling wealth within the Black community, according to Black News.

With this coin, Evans has broken into the world of cryptocurrency to help African American consumers to support businesses that support them.

$Guap is a ERC20 token built on Ethereum Blockchain Technology, which utilizes Smart Contracts to perform various tasks such as issuing “rewards” which is in the plan for $Guap. With $Guap, every token spent will be distributed throughout a system that will fund new businesses, HBCUs, and philanthropic efforts that adopt the coin. Merchants a part of the “$Guap Market”, pledge to pass on savings while benefiting from gaining access to loyal customers. Consumers will also be able to rate businesses and suggest methods for improvement anonymously to merchants to help maintain quality of service all through a proprietary portal.

Having worked in the technology industry for 20 years, Evans determination for this currency comes from a hurdle that the African-American community has not been able to get over in their ability to support, ”startup growth and initiative.”

She believes it’s a direct correlation to African-Americans relationship with Black economics and believes cryptocurrency can change a lot of things.

If you’d like to get into $Guap or find out even more about it, head over to and show some love for this awesome Black business.

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(Source: Black News)

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