Filipino tech developer Tetrix launches 'Tetrix Link' to digitize contact exchange in business networking
Tetrix Link harnesses near-field communication (NFC) technology present in mobile phones to enable users to conveniently share their information with just a single tap.
Powered by Filipino-led blockchain Tetrix Network and Pitaka crypto wallet, Tetrix Link cardholders will be able to select and store their information, such as their personal contact details and relevant social media accounts, and share these data when they tap or hover over their card to an NFC-enabled mobile device.
Felix Asuncion, co-founder and Chief Revenue’s Officer of Tetrix Network, explains that "With Tetrix Link, you can share your data to your peers more easily and would eliminate the need for multiple business cards since the data of multiple assets are stored inside the network. You can control which information to share, and lastly, you would only require a link or QR code to share."
To use this feature, cardholders must download the latest version of Pitaka mobile app. Next, sign up at https://link.tetrix.xyz and fill out the personal details and contact information needed in the dashboard. Once the card is purchased, users will then receive an authentication code to be used to connect the dashboard to the Tetrix Link card. Finally, data is to be shared by tapping the card onto an NFC-enabled device. Do not remove it until the information pops up on the screen.
Tetrix Link recreates the way we use our physical wallets and will now allow us to secure other forms of self-custodial data. All the data you'll need to present is housed in a handy little card, and potential connections onlym need to tap the card onto their NFC-enabled phones.
"Currently, we are testing it to support human resources information systems, healthcare services, and other hotel and restaurant use cases aside from it being used as business cards and personal or company ID. We're also in talks with the local government in bringing this technology to modernize their systems," Asuncion said.
Tetrix Link offers an easy-to-navigate user interface and is uniquely backed with blockchain. It can function as any ID or key card. Eventually, it will also store mission-critical data and other physical documents like vaccine certificates and data inside NFTs for specific use cases.
The card also has a scannable QR code in case one's phone doesn't support NFC. If there's no internet connection at the moment of transfer, the receiver can just bookmark the link and access it later on. Soon, Tetrix Link will enable users to access data offline as well.
The team is also in the works to launch the second version wherein users can add their resumé and an introduction about themselves and can also book their schedule or create a calendar when they tap the card onto an NFC-enabled phone.
Future updates on the card aim to enable users to transfer and receive cryptocurrencies via the Pitaka wallet, receive perks as with loyalty or rewards cards, and pay for merchants and transportation.
Overall, what Tetrix aims to offer its patrons are innovation and convenience. "Tetrix Link is not your ordinary business card. Unlike the traditional one, a Tetrix Link card would be enough to last you a lifetime," Asuncion said.
"Imagine there are so many professionals, HR personnel, C-level executives, and even real estate brokers who print a lot of paper business cards which, more often than not, get discarded or misplaced just minutes after they've been handed around. With Tetrix Link, everything is digitally installed, and your details will be editable anytime, anywhere through https://link.tetrix.xyz," Asuncion added.
Consumers can purchase Classic, Bamboo, and Premium Tetrix Link Cards at VIridian Technologies Inc. Shop and its distribution partner Coin Vault PH on Facebook. They can also sign up for the selling link to receive an email regarding the process on how they can avail of the product. Currently, they are open for signups to get special offers for a limited time. Prices would start from a lifetime subscription fee of $39.99 or roughly ₱2,000 for the early adopters but will only include the business card functionality along with a Tetrix Link Card (NFC). Payment can be processed via GCash, bank transfer, and cryptocurrencies or USDT via Tetrix Network's Pitaka wallet address.