There are around 15,000 of them to be found across Germany: Deutsche Bahn’s rental bikes are available around the clock in 50 cities. Renting them couldn’t be easier: register on the app, log in, find the nearest bike on the map – and off you go. In Frankfurt, cyclists are now also doing some good at the same time: as part of its "Become a Cyclist Donor" campaign in the Rhine-Main region, Deutsche Bahn donates SocialCoins for every bike rental – a fictitious currency created by the start-up Particulate. The Koblenz-based company operates the donation platform in the Open Telekom Cloud, Telekom's public cloud solution based on OpenStack. SocialCoins can be donated on the cyclist platform to selected projects and the good deed can then be shared on social media. As soon as the donation target has been reached, Deutsche Bahn will transfer the amount. It’s just one great example of transparent social engagement that makes the customer a brand ambassador.
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- Stefan Pandorf, CEO Particulate