October 2023 update
As the year is slowly approaching its end, the Partisia Blockchain team met in Aarhus, Denmark, to take stock and laser focus near-term plans. Throughout a week-long strategy meeting in the heart of Jutland, key actions were identified for the last quarter of this year and the first three months of 2024. With many plans in sight, the next three months promise to be busy.
New faces of the team
As progress in the year continues, Partisia Blockchain is thrilled to introduce some new faces to our team, which promises exciting changes in October and November 2023.
Welcoming Shirly Valge — expanding partnerships
We are delighted to introduce Shirly Valge as our new Head of External Relations and Partnerships. With an impressive background that includes a significant role at Velas Network, Shirly brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. Her primary focus will be on strengthening our partnership network, elevating our industry presence, and nurturing strategic alliances. This appointment underscores our ongoing commitment to leadership excellence and talent acquisition.
Introducing Mathias Glintborg — leading technical program management
Say hello to Mathias Glintborg, who now heads our Technical Program Management as the Senior Technical Program Manager. Mathias, formerly the CTO at canow in Tokyo, comes with a proven track record of shaping innovative blockchain solutions. His responsibilities encompass overseeing secure multiparty computation (MPC) and enhancing blockchain solutions for areas like DeFi, data sharing, and digital identity. He also offers valuable insights on design and architecture to our development teams. Mathias plays a pivotal role in ensuring efficient project planning and execution.
As we look ahead, November promises more remarkable additions to our team and exciting community initiatives. The journey of Partisia Blockchain is ever-evolving, so stay tuned!
Conference circuit of October
Let’s dive into a whirlwind of exciting events that took place this month:
CV Summit — A networking experience
Our journey started at CV Summit in Zug, Switzerland, which offered a unique networking experience. This event, different from the others we have attended, saw participation from well-established organizations. It was a testament to the industry’s maturity as we witnessed a shift from asset-driven ecosystems to real-world problem-solving. As partners of CV Labs, we secured a booth and connected with potential leads in supply chain, DAOs, and NFT-based property deeds management.
EthMilan — Embracing Web3
Heading south to EthMilan in Lombardy, Bruce Ahn our Head of Developer Relations participated in the first major Web3 conference and joined a panel discussion on DAOs. This felt like a great Web3 conference, highlighting ZK, DAOs, DeFi projects, and the importance of privacy. It was enlightening to witness the maturation of DAOs and explore the need for privacy in the space.
D3 Bahamas — Shirly shines
Our new Head of External Relations and Partnerships, Shirly Valge, excelled on a panel discussing institutional Web3 adoption. She shared valuable insights on how large financial institutions can embrace blockchain-based technology.
Web3 MeshMeet in Dubai — Bridging crypto minds
Sponsored by Partisia Blockchain, the Web3 MeshMeet event in Dubai was an opportunity to connect with industry leaders and foster crypto partnerships. Thanks to all the sponsors and those who joined us!
NexTech — Meeting the Cardano community
Chief Product Officer, Mark Bundgaard, and VP of Engineering, Jesper Gravgaard, had a fantastic meetup with the Cardano community in Japan. They were excited to discuss the ADA token bridge, MPC, and Partisia Blockchain’s future.
European Blockchain Convention — Shaping the future
Mathias Glintborg attended the European Blockchain Convention in Barcelona, a celebration of Web3 innovation. It was heartening to see industry experts appreciating our contributions to privacy-enhancing technologies and blockchain infrastructure. The convention featured enlightening talks on topics such as privacy, secure infrastructure, Real World Assets (RWA), digital identity, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, and interoperability.
We held another successful Quarterly AMA on 9 October 2023. The leadership team discussed the latest developments and shared exclusive insights including details on our Metamask integration. Catch the replay of our Quarterly AMA on our YouTube channel and stay tuned on our channels for the next one!
Our first dApp is launching soon on Partisia Blockchain! Blockchain Ads is the first dApp to launch on mainnet in Partisia Blockchain. Click here to learn more about them and in the coming weeks we will provide more information on how to get onboarded and be rewarded for your data.
We are also participating in multiple events this month! From Cardano Summit in Dubai to PET Summit in Singapore to our online hackathon, which will be launched with DevPost, we have a packed schedule coming up in November. There is more in store so keep up to date with announcements in our social channels.
On the project front, we announced DelNorte that is working with multiple governments in Latin America and is now building on Partisia Blockchain. Learn more about them here on our Medium article and a video interview with the founder
Ambassador Program enhancements
The month of November is an important date for Partisia Blockchain Ambassadors. After meeting all the necessary regulatory requirements, the Partisia Blockchain Foundation is now able to distribute rewards to Ambassadors for their contributions to the advancement of our mission.
A lot of foundational groundwork has also been executed that will position the Partisia Blockchain’s Ambassador Program as the most advanced in its class.
The Ambassador Program, while technically still in the private alpha stage, is intended to transition to a public beta around Q2 2024. Stay tuned for more updates.
Tech updates in brief:
- PBC Wallet updated to a new version.
- Our Node Operators will vote on adding USDT and MATIC token will be onboarded using our BYOC framework.
- Bridging functionality will be added to our browser.
- The vote for the 2% MPC token rewards tax to node operators will be voted upon this month.