The new era of charity arrived


Most organizations within the traditional charity sector continue to rely on outdated and inefficient models with many layers of administration and middle- men in order to allocate donated funds, utilizing as much as 80% of the donated funds. Often as little as 20% of available funding is going to the people and areas that need assistance the most.

  1. Existing €2 trillion annual charity sector is extremely expensive & inefficient
  2. Billions of Euro’s donated by individuals and Governments are wasted. Up to 80% of funds not used to create sustainable impact
  3. Money flow is not traceable and transparent
  4. Too much bureaucracy & middlemen involved
  5. Distrust – people don’t trust charity organizations anymore


It's time to disrupt the charity sector!

180 plans to transform the €2 trillion charity sector through the development of an unparalleled global peer-to-peer network, powered by blockchain, accessed through an app for donations and distribution of funds. This allows for efficiency & full transparency.

Up to 80% cost reduction by using innovative technology, taking out charities as middlemen and replace with instant cash-based, peer-to-peer assistance, without using banks.

180 positions itself as an innovative & global micro payment service provider, backed by an extremely experienced Last Mile project implementation team.






€100,- donation example

Current charity model

International charity HQ

Cost 30%

Regional HQ

Cost 30%

Local charity

Cost 20%

€20,- model receives funding

Transfers 180 tokens to wallet

Cost 15%



Cost 5%




Cost 5%

180 flow


Receiving of funds

The 180 app will be used to receive donations in many different currencies for projects funded by Governments donor agencies and global individual donators.
The 180 dashboard will provide 24/7 actual data of project cost & progress

100% DIRECT without using banks

The beneficiary travels to local money agent, and will transfer 180 tokens into local currency, which will provide cash for assistance needed

extremely cost effective

Up to 300,000 digital transfer payments for a TOTAL cost of less than 1 Euro, using the Stellar blockchain network. Transfer time 6 seconds only

Transfer of 180 Tokens

The received funding, will be converted into 180 tokens, which will be transferred , using Stellar blockchain, to the 180 app on the smartphone of the receiving beneficiary.

Proof of concept

Recently 180 conducted a field pilot in an extreme environment helping stranded Syrian refugees at the Jordanian Border. Martijn Hekman, founder of 180, and his team managed to successfully assist thousands of people with crucial relief, for a fraction of the normal cost. Using smart cards & fingerprint scanning, combined with a remotely based payment management application.

In the beginning of 2019 a successful 180 technology research study was finalized, proofing that direct payments can be done for extreme low cost, the moment a permission less blockchain is incorporated. The 180 app will be able to perform 400.000 peer-to peer transactions for less than one Euro and keep full traceability of all transactions.

The model works, and this is what excites me, keeps me awake and is driving me to launch 180.

Martijn Hekman, Founder

Founding team


Martijn Hekman, CEO

Martijn has 20-years’ experience in international humanitarian emergency management, spanning 20 countries. Working with U.N. charities, Fortune 500 companies and startups, he oversaw successful implementation of 50+ complex international aid projects, worth more than $1 billion USD. Martijn has founded and invested in several successful enterprises.

Herman Vissia, PHD, CTO

Herman Vissia is the CTO of 180 & CEO of ByeleX. In 2012 he became the first westerner completing his Ph.D. thesis at the BSU named, ‘Models, Algorithms and the technology for decision making intellectualization based on subject collections’. Vissia is pioneering technology for the Semantic Web and is performing research in the field of cryptography. He gives lectures on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology and crypto currency. He also founded Liqwith, revolutionizing lending markets through tokenizing

180 is founded by a team of experienced humanitarian and technology professionals with a combined experience of 100 years in Humanitarian Programming & Technology/Blockchain Research & Development. We managed over $2 billion value of aid and development projects during past 20 years.

Jelena is a humanitarian and development aid professional with 11 years’ experience in grant acquisition and implementation management in various field contexts: Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Serbia, Afghanistan, and more. Working with USAID, EUAid, DFATD, DFID, and Echo, amongst others. She has worked across emergency and stabilization sectors, including juridical reform, health, nutrition, WASH and competitive market development. Jelena is Serbian, living in the Netherlands and considers herself a global nomad as part of our Management Team.

Jelena Bozinovski, Field Program Coordinator

Mark has over 30 years of diverse experience in operations , talent management, early-stage startups and Front-line Humanitarian projects. He enjoys the challenge of finding solutions in high pressure environments. Mark has successfully launched various fast-growing businesses in the Human Capital sector and brings these and his Humanitarian expertise to the 180 team.

Mark Ratnavira, Chief of Operations Officer (COO)

Anton received Financial Mathematician education at Belarusian State University and now works as a software developer. He has implemented various software projects in business areas, including sales forecasting, health center data monitoring, event management, insurance and file sharing. Anton is proficient in all software development phases, from problem analysis with customers, to implementation, hosting and support. Currently, Anton focuses on software architecture, blockchain technologies and cloud services.

Anton Zalesky, Senior Developer

Since the 1990s, Sergey’s deep interest in computer programming has taken him to international programming contests and higher education, leading to a degree in Applied Mathematics. He has developed software for more than 20 years and spent 8 years teaching university-level computer science courses. Sergey’s projects are vast and span ERP systems, distributed computing, pattern recognition, big data, AI and ML.

Sergey Gafurov, Senior Developer


Paul Bell brings 20+ years’ experience in senior level program management in public and private sectors. He has worked in various roles in international development, including business teaching and mentoring in several countries: Afghanistan, Vietnam, Ireland, Laos, amongst others. As a founder and investor of various entities, Paul combines business with technology to solve real-world problems. A UK national, Paul lives in Belgrade, Serbia, where he’s a founding member of the Venture Growth Accelerator, Serbia’s first angel investment group.

Paul Bell, Humanitarian Program Advisor

Vladimir is a senior marketer with 10 years of experience in his field. He has worked for multinational FMCG companies, where he has held various brand marketing roles and has managed marketing for various leading brands in Southeastern Europe.

Vladimir Milojevic, PR & Marketing Advisor

Lynn brings 25+ years’ experience in compliance and risk management for industry and advisory services. She serves as an advisor and outsourced-CCO for several companies utilizing DLT, AI, loT and related technologies globally. She provides customized compliance, operational policies and procedures, while advising on business models, strategies and token-structuring. Lynn’s work focuses on compliance maintenance with regulatory guidelines, as companies innovate and evolve towards sustainability.

Lynn Connolly, Compliance

Mila has worked in management consulting, financial auditing and advising, and information technology. Her expertise covers integration of ERP systems, with specific core business services advising in the SME sector, including process-flow optimization and financial reporting. Her expertise has grown over the last 5 years working in energy management,with a focus on energy intelligence and analysis. Mila works with 180 as an advisor, focusing on investment analysis, business model creation, and support for designing 180 collaboration models.

Mila Vicquery, Business and Finance Professional

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