SOURCE: Gopher Protocol, Inc.

Gopher Protocol, Inc.

October 20, 2016 08:00 ET

Gopher Protocol, Inc.'s "PUZPIX" Social Media Game Converting YouTube Videos into Puzzles

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2016) - Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) ("Gopher" and the "Company"), a development-stage Company which specializes in the development of real-time, heuristic-based mobile technologies, and its partners, Guardian Patch LLC ("Guardian") and Alpha EDA, LLC ("Alpha" and together with Guardian, the "Partners"), which previously announced the launch of their PUZPIX website, http://www.puzpix.com/, today announced the updated release of PUZPIX Version 2.7, which support GPS and video puzzles and now also allows users to post links to YouTube videos which are then automatically converted by PUZPIX into puzzles. Upon assembling a YouTube video puzzle, the user can then watch the YouTube video in its entirety. PUZPIX can be downloaded on both the Apple store and on Google Play under the name "PUZPIX."

PUZPIX is a social media game based on GOPHERINSIGHT™ technology licensed by the Company. The game uses a computerized framework to create a puzzle from images that users upload onto the system's server. The user creates an account and has the option to store images in the designated "Friends" area and/or in the designated "All" (public) area. Only approved friends will be granted access to the images in the "Friends" area and all players have access to the "All" area. Upon a user's request, the system turns an image into a puzzle of at least nine pieces, though more challenging puzzles can be made once the user achieves a higher level of skill. Upon the Company and its Partners launching their GopherInsight™ integrated circuit technology, of which there is no guarantee, the Company also hopes to develop a version III of PUZPIX to include domestic / international exchanges of puzzle pieces that could be shared worldwide.

In addition to allowing its users to upload short videos to share with their PUZPIX "Friends," which appear as thumbprint puzzles of the videos, the new and advanced Version 2.7 also allows its users to post links to YouTube videos, which also appear as thumbprint puzzles of the videos. Once a personal video puzzle or a YouTube video puzzle has been assembled, the user can then watch the video in its entirety, immediately after which the video automatically disappears and cannot be saved. The feature which allows users to upload videos from their libraries can only be utilized between PUZPIX "Friends," while posting links to YouTube videos can be shared between "All" users. The Company and its Partners are examining the possibility of launching a crowdfunding campaign for the PUZPIX app.

"This newest add-on version of PUZPIX which allows users to post YouTube Videos makes the game's video sharing function easier to use by providing its users with the ability to simply post links to videos as opposed to requiring users to upload videos. We are not aware of another gaming platform which offers videos as puzzles that automatically vanish after assembled," said Dr. Rittman, the Company's CTO. "Being a social media game, but still a derivative of the Company's GOPHERINSIGHT™ database technology, PUZPIX represents for us a lab prototype examining system that will manage databases of all types including media, textual, graphical and secured communication information. This new app also offers additional features such as users' ability to send private images / video, friend and un-friend other users and post "online" status. It is our hope that the game's algorithm will continue to evolve to offer new methods of entertainment and communication and we believe that the software demonstrates the potential of our GopherInsight microchip technology should we continue to develop it further," continued Dr. Rittman.

The Company has filed pending patent application for PUZPIX in connection with the Company's development of a system, method and software application for mobile database management and sharing over a private, secured network. The pending patent application contemplates that a system will manage databases of all types including media, textual, graphical and secured communication information. The system will work with a proprietary integrated circuit (IC) within mobile devices. Working together with the IC and the mobile software application, it is the intent that the system will share all mobile database types with all other same mobile ICs that are installed on other mobile devices, worldwide, via its own private, secured, encrypted protocol.

About Guardian Patch

The Guardian Patch (the "Patch"), potentially arriving in consumer markets in 2017, is a unique location technology that works with or without GPS. The Patch is a "stick-on" device that provides its users with the capability to protect and track objects, a loved-one or even a pet, through a mobile application. Download the Patch app, register your patch, and track it on your mobile device or on our designated website. Register the Patches of your family members and friends to receive alerts in the event of an emergency. Peel the Patch off and the Patch acts as a beacon, sending out a signal and notifying anyone who has registered the user's Patch.

About Gopher Protocol, Inc.

Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) ("Gopher" and the "Company") (http://gopherprotocol.com/) is a development-stage company developing a real-time, heuristic-based mobile technology. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that will run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Gopher believes this will be among the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic-based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that will be capable of being installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the microchip by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing and other additional mobile features.

Corporate Site: http://gopherprotocol.com

Press page/ press kit -- http://gopherprotocol.com/?page_id=228

Consumer and product website for Guardian Patch: http://www.guardianpatch.com/

Consumer and product website for PuzPix: http://www.puzpix.com/

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