PARKGENE – Status Update 8-11-2019

PARKGENE – Status Update 8-11-2019


Having launched PARKGENE service since mid 2018, we have taken several steps to develop the product offering and understand the market dynamics for both the parking industry as well as the adoption of Cryptocurrencies into everyday lives of all the potential users of our system.

It became quickly apparent to us that among other things the problem with the parking ecosystem was that very few people had parking spots and were Crypto enthusiasts.

As the Crypto bear market evolved, we had to act and act we did so. We are delivering Excelon which will be the backbone of the AIRBNB of parking as well as a strong crypto-fiat banking solution for everyone.

During 2019 we have achieved the promissed GENE Token listing in one of the best exchanges globally (LATOKEN) while at the same time we have invested significant efforts in developing the EXCELON Fintech branch which will bring a fully functional exchange for GENE as well a CRYPTO/FIAT gateway for all GENE, and other coin, enthousiasts.

EXCELON is preparing for the launch of the Exchange and Crypto banking service and it shares with us a snapshot of the Web functionality of the Excelon service which incorporates the Crypto functionality.

Excelon Web V2.0, Incorporating FIAT and Crypto Wallets as well as Crypto Exchange Functionalities



2020 holds some key developments for Parkgene namely:

  1. PARKGENE P2P Parking Service, integration with Excelon exchange will simplify the process of instantly buying and Selling Genes. Users that don’t want crypto will still benefit from the parking app
  2. Improved website with new functionality Q1 2020.
  3. Development for an IOT controller a functionality missing from the app today that will be sponsored for parking owners or sold independently. This new product will include:
    1. A Central Controller (CC)to connect with the garage door opener to transmit the open/close door command. The central controller will connect to the PARKGENE cloud through any home’s Internet WiFi or LAN connection.
    2. A Car Sensor (CS)that will be placed at the exact parking spot (in the garage) to indicate where a user should park as well to detect if the spot is taken. This car sensor will connect to the central controller (CC). Each Central Controller (CC) will be able to host more than 50 Car Sensors making it easy to be placed in garages with more than one spots.
    3. Mobile functionality to enable remote control for door openning and closing for garage owners and drivers through the PARKGENE mobile App.
  4. Parkgene’s App upgraded Version 2 should be available by Q3 2020. This will have both functionalities mentioned above as well as referrals and reviews for the sharing ecosystem to work seamlessly.
  5. Full scale marketing campaign city by city.


With all this, we would like to share our enthusiasm for the new things to come for both PARKGENE P2P Parking service as well as the GENE Token position in the Cryptocurrency market as a true utility token for P2P Payments with full support of rreal time exchange to FIAT through Excelon Service.

Today, the ecosystem of the PARKGENE numbers more than 67,000 unique users, using the PARKGENE P2P Parking Service and or the GENE Wallet. The apps are available for iOS and Android devices, as well as for web browsers. Currently, PARKGENE has already cooperation and ready-to-lease with more than 18,000 parking spaces in commercial parking areas in the Attica region, Thessaloniki and is also piloting in Cyprus. In addition to Greece and Cyprus, our application records more than 6 million commercial parking spaces in 8,000 cities worldwide.

GENE token is live in two global ecosystems

GENE token is live in two global ecosystems


It’s a proud day for us in PARKGENE and our affiliate EXCELON ( announce the launching of the Excelon Fintech service, offering users an e-wallet an IBAN and a Mastercard and the GENE Integration inside the Excelon Ecosystem.

Today all PARKGENE users and GENE Token Holders will be able to buy an Excelon Premium Subscription at 50% discount and they can pay with their GENE Tokens!

All Excelon users, by June 2019 the latest, will have the benefit of having a crypto wallet and a crypto exchange connected to their e-money wallet and Excelon Mastercads, thus having the ultimate fintech app on their phone.

This is our vision of eliminating the technological and commercial gap that Fiat and Crypto is facing today. A gap that delays all Blockchain driven app globally, including P2P parking app. EXCELON is an all-in-one solution for individuals and businesses looking for new ways to execute their financial transactions in Fiat and/ or Crypto.

PARKGENE’s, P2P parking application, is now able to offer an integrated solution where the user who is not crypto savvy can still use the service easily.

As per our announcement from 19th of November 2018, the agreement between affiliate Fintech venture Excelon, and PARKGENE will be valid and available to GENE Holders starting on March the 21st 2019.

The terms of the agreement are the following:

EXCELON will accept GENE Tokens as a fully traded utility token into its wallet and exchange, making it easy for everyone who is interested in GENE Tokens to buy, hold and sell them directly from the EXCELON wallet and exchange. Furthermore, it will help all parking owners to exchange GENEs for Euro instantly, taking away a big obstacle from PARKGENE’s commercial rollout.

EXCELON will offer EXCELON prepaid Premium Mastercards at a 50% discount to users who pay with GENE Tokens. The number of GENEs required to buy an EXCELON prepaid Premium Mastercard will be calculated in real time based on the current market price. This discount is given exclusively to GENE token holders and not to any other currency (Euro, BTC, ETH).

EXCELON will offer EXCELON prepaid Premium Mastercard with no monthly fees for any user who will own a GENE HODL CONTRACT offered by PARKGENE. The GENE HODL CONTRACT has one year of duration and can be acquired for 10x the number of GENE Tokens needed to buy the Mastercard after the 50% discount as explained above. After the one-year term, the GENE Tokens will be released, and the owner may renew his GENE HODL CONTRACT to enjoy the EXCELON prepaid Premium Mastercard with no monthly fees or use them at will.

4. 30% of GENE Token Fees will be BURNED by Excelon:
EXCELON will burn 30% of the GENE Tokens it receives as a means of payment for any user buying EXCELON prepaid premium Mastercards. The burn will happen at the end of each calendar quarter starting 30.6.2019.

The above offering will initially be available for 3.000 EXCELON prepaid Premium Mastercards which will be provided in a first come first serve basis. Additional offerings will be considered once this offering is concluded.

“We are excited that the GENE token becomes a means of payment in two ecosystems. Our team has delivered two working products within a year. Following an initial period to complete the offer, the roadmap then entails a marketing campaign in order to educate and promote both services and thus the demand for GENE tokens, including listing in new exchanges”, CEO Nikolas Skarlatos comments.

The GENE is the true Utility Token and it is currently trading on two exchanges Hotbit and BTC-Alpha. Get your GENEs today and acquire the Excelon service at and PARKGENE app at IOS and Google store.

Excelon is presenting today at the Digital Banking Forum (Athens – Tomorrow, Friday 22 March 2019, we will provide you with instructions about acquiring an Excelon Premium Subscription with GENE Tokens, through GENE Wallet. We all here appreciate your patience and trust and we remain focused on making PARKGENE and GENE a global success.

PARKGENE Papagos_Holargos

PARKGENE on “How Smart Cities focus on the citizen”

In our effort to establish our authority in Smart Mobility PARKGENE’s COO, Manos Macromallis attended the event of Syn-polis, showcasing the PARKGURU Group and specifically how our P2P parking project on blockchain, PARKGENE, could support the municipality of Papagos-Holargos in Attica region in its attempt to solve the huge problem of parking in order to improve the daily transportation woes of its citizens.

Macromallis - Toutouzas - HaniotisManos Macromallis also joined the public discussion panel on smart, citizen-centered cities, with distinguished members from the municipal authorities and executives from well-established companies in the industry of Internet of Things (IoT) also taking part.

“PARKGENE platform offers a holistic approach to the parking industry and because of that helps every city to be more green and smart. Today each city has a specific number of parking slots to manage and operate for its citizens. With our PARKGENE P2P ecosystem we are able, without any investment, to increase the supply of parking spots in any specific ecosystem. It’s a win-win situation for all the stakeholders.”

Today, the ecosystem of the PARKGENE numbers more than 67,000 unique users, using the PARKGENE P2P Parking Service and or the GENE Wallet. The apps are available for iOS and Android devices, as well as for web browsers. Currently, PARKGENE has already cooperation and ready-to-lease with more than 18,000 parking spaces in commercial parking areas in the Attica region, Thessaloniki and is also piloting in Cyprus. In addition to Greece and Cyprus, our application records more than 6 million commercial parking spaces in 8,000 cities worldwide.


PARKGURU spins out Excelon, a crypto friendly Fintech business

We are happy to announce the latest development in our Group of companies.

Excelon is a Fintech venture to offer advanced digital money services, including FIAT payment accounts with IBAN, Prepaid Mastercard, Crypto Wallet and Exchange.

PARKGURU a leader in parking technologies and services, announces that following PARKGENE’s successful ICO, followed by the release of GENE Wallet and PARKGENE “Airbnb like” parking service, has taken a major step in spinning out a crypto friendly Fintech business to cover the technological and commercial gap that FIAT and Crypto is facing today.

“Excelon” is an all-in-one solution for individuals and businesses that are looking for new ways to execute their financial transactions in FIAT and/ or Crypto.

By downloading the Excelon App, and going through a simple registration procedure, that takes less than 3 minutes, individuals can get their current account with IBAN to send and receive payments globally, order up to four prepaid Mastercards, receive-store-send crypto through the crypto wallet and buy or sell crypto for Euros through the embedded crypto exchange.

Excelon brings a real revolution in digital money by simplifying the customer experience by offering a complete mobile banking solution that the market has been asking for.

The service is provided by Excelon Financial Services Ltd, a PARKGURU subsidiary, which is authorized and regulated for its E-Money and Crypto Exchange and Wallet operations.

“Excelon raises the bar, in the Fintech industry, by setting new standards to the era of digital money”, said Nikos Skarlatos CEO of Excelon exchange services. “Our commitment in introducing revolutionary and innovative products to the market is firm and we thank all our community for supporting us”.

The product launch is planned in the next weeks and Excelon is already accepting signups on its website

A few weeks after the official launch of the E-money and Mastercard offering, the crypto wallet and exchange will follow as the integration of GENE Wallet and its more than 64 thousand users will take some time to complete. Initially Bitcoin, Ethereum and GENE token will be available for trading but soon additional coins will be added.


As part of our GENE Token integration with Excelon, we are happy to announce that we will accept GENE Tokens as means of payment for the Excelon Accounts and Mastercards while we will offer additional benefits to GENE Tokens holders which will be announced soon.

The company plans to offer professional accounts by the beginning of Q2.

For more info please visit where you can register for Free and also claim one of the first 1,000 Excelon Premium Mastercards which we give away for Free!!!


PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas Collaboration

There has been a positive start to the collaboration of PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas. Through this collaboration users of the telephone directory service “11880” can, without any additional charge, find and book a parking spot near their POI. The search and booking of a parking spot is based on the award-winning parking platform PARKGENE, which has been developed by PARKGURU and contains over 6 million professional parking spots worldwide in almost 8.000 cities.

Offering PARKGURU’s smart parking solution through NEWSPHONE’s telephone directory represents a qualitative expansion of the value-added services of the two companies, provides new capabilities to “11880” users and helps cities become friendlier by reducing congestion and traffic levels,  as fewer cars roam the streets in search of a parking spot.

«We are interested in developing our B2B collaborations and the agreement with NEWSPHONE provides PARKGURU a new user base for the PARKGENE parking platform as well as providing NEWSPHONE Hellas users a valuable service. Smart cities start with smart transportation and smart parking is the cornerstone of this premise», quoting Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group.


Efstratios Apergis, CEO of NEWSPHONE HELLAS, had the following comment: “The continuous enrichment of the ‘11880’ service with new features has evolved it into something far wider than a simple telephone directory service, making it a multifaceted assistant for its users. The collaboration of NEWSPHONE HELLAS with PARKGURU and the offer of Smart Parking service through ‘11880’ reflect the common philosophy of the two companies: Simple, quality and innovative solution to the Citizen.”

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain and Payments

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain, and Payments

September 27, 2018

PARKGURU Group and Ridemind are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to explore synergies in the field of Smart Mobility a field in which they are both active. The agreement was reached at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair where both companies participated as exhibitors in the Digital Greece pavilion 12 organized by IDGC under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Policy and Telecommunications.

PARKGURU Group offers innovative Smart Parking solutions over blockchain, as well as cryptocurrency-enabled payments via its’ GENE Wallet. PARKGURU’s PARKGENE application features over 6 million professional parking spots located in 8 thousand cities around the world. There are more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots.

Ridemind offers Smart Mobility solutions through their innovative peer-to-peer car sharing platform, starting with Greece and Cyprus, with plans to expand across more European countries. Ridemind advocates better transportation solutions and fewer vehicles on the road, less traffic, less pollution, and more livable cities, and is actively engaged in research and development to that end. Ridemind has partnered with Allianz Hellas, part of the world’s largest insurance group, to fully insure every peer-to-peer rental, as well as with Mondial, to provide roadside assistance services.

Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group, had the following comment,”We are happy to be working with Ridemind to explore Smart Mobility synergies that can extend the capabilities of both companies in the field. Smart Cities begin with Smart Mobility and it starts with Smart Parking solutions. We believe that this cooperation will have substantial results for both companies’ operational models“.

The scope of the agreement between PARKGURU and Ridemind includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Exploration of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet in car sharing.
  2. Expanding the use of the GENE token as a Smart Mobility coin.
  3. Integrating PARKGURU’s global parking network to Ridemind’s car sharing operational model.
  4. Cooperation in collaborative Smart Mobility research and development national and European programs.

“As a young innovative company, Ridemind is delighted to be cooperating with PARGURU Group to explore synergies that will help extend our operation and to offer our users more options for parking and for advanced payment solutions. This cooperation is consistent with Ridemind’s vision which extends across the range of Smart Mobility services”, Antonis Karaloulis, CEO Ridemind

For more information please contact:

Manos Macromallis [email protected]
Kostas Georgopoulos [email protected]


Press Release: PARKGURU adds AIRBNB Parking functionality and becomes “PARKGENE”

PARKGURU, an innovative smart parking application, is now integrated into PARKGENE, the world’s first peer-to-peer parking application that uses blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments, in order to offer even more value to its users.

PARKGURU begun two years ago with a vision of  changing the way we park. In less than a year, since its launch in July 2017, it has gained more than 50,000 users by offering them a new way to find out where to park, book a parking spot, and pay via smartphone before they even get to their destination.

In the context of offering a more complete range of services, through its subsidiary PARKGENE, it has developed the world’s first peer-to-peer parking service, enabling private parking space owners to rent them out in exchange for GENE tokens (PARKGENE’s currency). This way, taking advantage of new functionalities and additional tools such as the GENE Wallet, all PARKGURU users (now PARKGENE) besides saving time and money on parking, can also monetize their private parking spaces when they’re not being used.

This evolution of PARKGURU and its integration into PARKGENE, takes advantage of the blockchain technologies  and cryptocurrency payments. PARKGENE is the first peer-to-peer parking application on blockchain, where application users can rent their private parking spaces, like Airbnb, but for parking spaces.

The new application includes 6 million parking spaces in 8,000 cities around the world, and there are more than 50 professional parking locations with around 8,000 parking spaces in Greece, ready to accept cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet electronic wallet, specifically Bitcoin, Ethereum,  and GENE tokens,  PARKGENE’s native cryptocurrency. Users can also pay for parking using cash, credit/debit cards.

“We are extremely pleased with the development and commercial progress we have made over the last few months and the launch of PARKGENE, the world’s first application to take advantage of Blockchain technologies in parking” said Nikos Skarlatos, CEO of PARKGENE, Parking is a problem in most large cities around the world and is responsible for 30% of the traffic and 20% of the air pollution generated from cars circling looking for a parking spot. PARKGENE not only makes it easier to find parking, but  it also helps reduce its’ cost.”

Today the Web Service is launching at along with the PARKGENE Android App.
The PARKGENE App for iOS will be launched in the coming days.


PARKGENE Update, June 29, 2018

Dear Friends,

We’re happy to announce the launch of the new PARKGENE application for Android and the new PARKGENE professional parking services on July 3rd, preceded by our June 4th launch of the PARKGENE web application, the GENE Wallet enhancements, and the PARKGENE website.

Following our strategic decision to integrate the PARKGURU professional parking service with PARKGENE, to provide a better user experience and convenience, the PARKGENE service will feature over 6 million parking spots in 8 thousand cities including more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and GENE tokens.

Since our last communication, there are 11 thousand additional subscribers to the GENE Wallet, which facilitates these transactions. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots.

Please stay tuned for more details regarding the PARKGENE application launch on Tuesday.

Nikolas Skarlatos, CEO



June 4, 2018 – Launching: GENE Wallet Android app, Website, Mobile Web Application, and PARKGENE Android app.

June 4, 2018 – Launching: GENE Wallet Android app, Website, Mobile Web Application, and PARKGENE Android app.


Dear PARKGENE supporters,

We are happy to announce that after an intense few weeks of final development and testing we are launching the new GENE Wallet Android Application, the new GENE Wallet website, and the GENE Wallet Mobile Web Application. You can find all the information on the GENE Wallet here:

These milestones achievements are significant, since the GENE Wallet is the cornerstone of the PARKGENE Peer to Peer parking application and payments implementation. Furthermore, the GENE Wallet Mobile Web Application allows iOS users to access all the GENE Wallet features while we continue working with Apple to launch an iOS native mobile app.

One more thing!
In the next 24 hours, as promised, we will also launch the PARKGENE Mobile app for Android with full peer-to-peer parking functionality. The new PARKGENE Mobile app, besides it’s p2p nature, also inherits the DNA of the PARKGURU application and with it over 50 thousand users and over 16 thousand professional parking spots.

With these releases, PARKGENE stays well ahead of its development roadmap and will continue working hard to continue providing value to the ecosystem.


PARKGENE – GENE Token listed on Hotbit

May 30, 2018


It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming listing of the GENE token on Hotbit, an up-and-coming exchange with a very active and experienced global team, top-notch technology, and a strong Blockchain vision.

The upcoming listing on Hotbit is another major milestone hit by the PARKGENE team, which within two months since the ICO’s successful completion, have launched the GENE Wallet, the new PARKGENE website, the peer-to-peer parking spot listing service, two major GENE Wallet enhancements, and have achieved listings on CoinMarketCap and several other cryptocurrency market information resources.

“We are delighted to partner with Hotbit, a highly respected cryptocurrency exchange, we would like to thank them for the cooperation during this process. We also take this opportunity to reiterate to PARKGENE backers that we will keep achieving the goals we have set, and continue building up our strong momentum in supporting the GENE token, our development, and our business milestones. We are most grateful for your continued support.” Nikolas Skarlatos, CEO of PARKGENE

The GENE token will commence trading on May 31st, according to the following schedule:

2018.5.31  10:00 (UTC+8)  open deposit

2018.5.31  15:00 (UTC+8)  open GENE/BTC trading pairs

2018.5.31  17:00 (UTC+8)  open withdrawal

For more information please visit:

Please stay tuned to our community channels for all new PARKGENE developments.

The Parkgene Team