Bringing zero-knowledge technology to Georgia in a historic partnership

Bringing zero-knowledge technology to Georgia in a historic partnership

Last week, the Partisia Blockchain team journeyed to Georgia, a land rich in cultural heritage as the birthplace of wine and now at the forefront of blockchain innovation. Here is a short recap of our fruitful trip.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading GITA agency

Last Thursday marked a milestone as Partisia Blockchain formalized its collaboration with the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This pivotal agreement with GITA under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development sets the stage for collaborative efforts aimed at driving advancements in Web3 technology, both within Georgia and the wider Caucasus. By leveraging their combined expertise and resources, Partisia Blockchain and GITA will explore innovative solutions and applications of blockchain technology, fostering joint support for innovative projects, educational initiatives and frameworks for implementation. This collaboration signifies a commitment to shaping the digital transformation landscape, contributing to economic growth, innovation and societal development in Georgia and beyond.

Expanding the Partisia Blockchain community and ecosystem

Our team had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Georgian Web 3.0 community, where we showcased the transformative potential of Partisia Blockchain and multiparty computation (MPC) technology, our latest MOCCA solution and a range of other advantages of MPC. Additionally, we introduced our Grants Program aimed at fostering innovation in the Caucasus. In Tbilisi, we were treated to an exclusive demo of the Nova Miningverse video game, a tangible showcase of Partisia Blockchain’s capabilities. This was followed by an informal meeting with the team behind the game.

Strategic discussions continued

Last Friday began with a meeting with Razhden Kuprashvili, Head of the Georgian Anti-Corruption Bureau and his team at the Administration of the Government of Georgia. We discussed the potential of MPC and blockchain technology in combating corruption. Later, we exchanged ideas with entrepreneur Vako Turnava at the offices of his companies Sweeft and Skillwill. Conversations revolved around the various applications of MPC and privacy-enhancing technologies, emphasizing the importance of education and training.

This trip showcased the possibilities of blockchain technology and strengthened our commitment to driving positive change in Georgia and beyond. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and collaboration in the world of Web 3.0.

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Davos 2024: Partisia Blockchain’s week of influence and innovation

Davos 2024: Partisia Blockchain’s week of influence and innovation

For the second consecutive year, Partisia Blockchain took center stage in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF), marking a milestone with the largest delegation to date. Despite the cold weather, tight security and a packed agenda, our mission to promote Partisia Blockchain remained unwavering, leading to more than 45 engagements—spanning keynote addresses, panel discussions, industry sessions and speeches over five dynamic days.

A defining moment occurred in Davos with the launch of our MPC On-Chain Custody Advanced (MOCCA) solution. This decentralized, programmable, multichain custody solution set a new industry standard, addressing the pressing need for fortified infrastructure, transparency and expanded usability.

The WEF’s overarching theme, “Rebuilding trust”, framed numerous discussions on blockchain’s pivotal role in restoring trust. Our engagements with decision-makers consistently highlighted blockchain and other innovative technologies as essential tools in the pursuit of regaining trust.

Davos 2024 witnessed an increased focus on the regulatory landscape within the blockchain sphere. Discussions delved into Europe’s MiCA regulation and actions by global supervisory bodies. The consensus underscored the vital role of key infrastructure, exemplified by Partisia Blockchain, in strengthening security, privacy and transparency. This regulatory exploration unfolded amidst a surge of interest in decentralized finance (DeFi) and tokenization.

In DeFi, stakeholders explored its potential to rebuild trust through enhanced reliability. Conversations spanned liquidity, risk management and the disruptive impact on traditional finance, with trustless technology emerging as a viable solution. Tokenization, powered by blockchains like ours, took center stage, showcasing its transformative capacity to simplify securities issuance and provide irrefutable ownership through immutable records.

Trust, a pervasive theme in Davos, seamlessly aligned with Partisia Blockchain’s mission. Insights from Brian Gallagher, our Co-Founder, emphasized the importance of building decentralized trust networks. The regulatory imperative for managing risk across digital asset markets highlighted the collective responsibility required for a resilient and inclusive market environment. Technology’s role in enhancing transparency and mitigating risks showcased blockchain’s potential.

Brian Gallagher emphasized cross-chain liquidity’s necessity, pointing to the vital role of multichain solutions. Discussions on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins explored their harmonious coexistence, delving into regulatory nuances, stability and trust. The week culminated with a focus on cybersecurity priorities, positioning blockchain’s collective responsibility as pivotal for a secure digital future.

Identity management as part of trust building was a key conversation in Davos. Shirly Valge, our Chief of Growth, participated in a panel on Web3 and digital identity, highlighting user data control and fraud prevention. The recurring theme of infrastructure underscored blockchain’s foundational role in shaping the evolving Web3 landscape. Security, a constant thread, scrutinized Bitcoin mining, digital identity and the Web3 venture landscape, emphasizing the need for technology to balance scalability, usability, interoperability and digital security.

Beyond engagements, the Partisia Blockchain delegation held fruitful meetings with potential partners, resulting in letters of intent, collaborations and agreements.

In retrospect, Davos 2024 stands as a landmark event, revealing transformative themes that will undoubtedly shape the future of blockchain. From regulatory advancements to technological breakthroughs, the week served as a testament to the industry’s commitment to innovation and trust-building.

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Davos 2024: Securing digital identity

Davos 2024: Securing digital identity

Welcome to our rundown of the final day at Davos! We have had a packed schedule this week during the World Economic Forum (WEF). Over the last four days we have attended more than 45 sessions and events, launched our very own MOCCA (MPC On-Chain Custody Advanced) solution at a keynote address, and participated in a panel on cross-chain liquidity.

Without further ado, here are today’s themes and highlights:

  • Participation in a Web3 and digital identity panel
  • The importance of infrastructure
  • Security, security, security

Our Chief of Growth, Shirly Valge, took the stage. This time she featured on a panel on Web3 and digital identity (dID)—a topic very close to our hearts. Panelists touched on user data control, fraud, and compatibility issues between various eID, dID and SSI systems. Shirly highlighted our recent eID minimum viable product (MVP) for the Swiss government, a decentralized self-sovereign identity solution that uses multiparty computation (MPC) on the blockchain to enable data privacy, security, and control. The panel also highlighted the growing need for self-sovereign identities and the necessity for the governments to ensure the utmost security of individuals’ private data.

A main thread throughout today and during the entirety of Davos has been infrastructure. The sentiment was that, fundamentally, there must be a focus on infrastructure if we want to make transacting easier, cheaper, and more efficient in the Metaverse or Web3. With blockchain as the “pipes” and smart contracts to help direct traffic we have technology that can potentially serve multiple user needs—which brings us to the next theme.

Security was prominent today and in most sessions throughout the week, whether implicitly or explicitly. Today, it was security in Bitcoin mining, digital identity, and in the Web3 venture landscape. As an essential part of trust, a key theme of WEF, the feeling in Davos was more of a question: how can technology facilitate trust? To that end, discussions, both in sessions and in person, focused on solutions that specifically balance scalability, usability, interoperability with digital security and privacy.

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