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Phunware Board Authorizes Bitcoin Purchases for Blockchain Ecosystem Launch

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (“the Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, today announced that the Company’s board of directors authorized bitcoin purchases in preparation for the commercial launch of its blockchain-enabled MaaS Customer Data Platform and MaaS Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem.

Phunware plans to release PhunWallet on iOS and Android later this month, subject to application approvals by Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively. PhunWallet will manage the issuance of not only PhunCoin to reward consumers for the value of their data, but also PhunToken to reward consumers for the value of their engagement.

“We recently completed an initial purchase of 25.8 bitcoin at an average price of $58,133 per bitcoin and are thrilled to actively participate in such a vibrant global market and community alongside Tesla, MicroStrategy, Square and many other corporations and funds worldwide,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “We expect to leverage more than a decade of our mobile experience to drive the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies, while simultaneously offering enterprises and governments the opportunity to leverage the benefits of blockchain to drive profitable behavior without the complexity of designing and maintaining their own infrastructure or ecosystem.”

Phunware also recently partnered with BitPay to expand its corporate benefits package to provide cryptocurrency payroll options for employees, including bitcoin.

Click here to learn more about how PhunCoin will support Phunware’s MaaS Customer Data Platform and click here to learn more how PhunToken will support Phunware’s MaaS Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem.

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About Phunware, Inc.

Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile — Transforming Digital Human Experience

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://www.phunware.com, https://www.phuncoin.com, https://www.phuntoken.com, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.

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