LockTrip

| September 18, 2017

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We design and build LockTrip, a decentralized open source bookings ecosystem for renting hotel rooms, private properties or accommodation (the decentralized LOC Ledger). LockTrip will be the first system which allows end customers and property owners to deal with each other on the platform without any fee or commission. In addition to that, we will build LockTrip.com - which will be the first marketplace/application that will connect with the decentralized engine (The LockTrip. com Marketplace). T

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