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In the second quarter, we laid the foundation for announcing the Civic Wallet, which will launch this fall. It is the key component of our financial and identity ecosystem for both individual users and merchants. The Civic Wallet paves the way for the next generation of digital wallets, where both identity information and crypto live on mobile devices and creates an easier path for consumers to use identity technology.
In May, we were honored to be named a Gold Stevie Award Winner in the Startup of the Year category for the 17th Annual American Business Awards. One judge described Civic as “innovative and confident,” while another said Civic was “a remarkable technological offering,” primed for enterprise adoption.
Spring marked a time for Civic that focused on initial showcases of payment and identity solutions. We spent a lot of time with our users and used the findings to develop new versions of our apps with updated features. We attended CannaTrade in Zurich to demo our age-gated vending solutions with our partners and to learn more about the CBD industry and its fit for vending. We also attended the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) show for the first time, and it offered us an opportunity to network and showcase how Civic Pay can integrate into automated solutions. At the Nightclub and Bar Show, we demonstrated how our age verification solution could help better protect minors and young people from not only underage drinking. Finally, we demonstrated our smart vending machines selling beer at SXSW in Austin.
In April, we announced an expansion of the Civic Network with 12 automated retail partners that will join us in combining identity verification, payment, and rewards into a single transaction for vending. The first Civic Network partners are at ...
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