Partisia Blockchain strengthens outreach efforts with the addition of Maria Cocu and Alexander Pombo

Partisia Blockchain strengthens outreach efforts with the addition of Maria Cocu and Alexander Pombo

ZUG, 4 DECEMBER 2023. Partisia Blockchain announces the appointments of Maria Cocu as Community Growth and Engagement Associate and Alexander Pombo as Adoption Officer, further fortifying our commitment to outreach within the broader community, state institutions and regulated corporate sectors.

Maria Cocu, a professional with experience in the Web3 space, assumes the newly created role. Her background prior to Partisia Blockchain includes impactful contributions to diverse blockchain projects encompassing marketing, product development, community management, client relationships, branding and analytics. Prior to her entry in the blockchain industry, Maria served as a language tutor and a model in Spain.

In her capacity as Community Growth and Engagement Associate, Maria will leverage her Web3 expertise to build communities and provide guidance on effective methodologies. Drawing from her experience in client relationship management, community building and digital marketing—including the successful execution of IDO platform marketing campaigns—Maria is poised to connect users with innovative solutions, foster community growth and extend our geographic reach.

Maria’s academic credentials include a double degree in Marketing and Tourism from the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, complemented by credentials in coding and responsive web design.

Kurt Nielsen, PhD, President of Partisia Blockchain, says:

“This year, we have significantly bolstered our team, introducing a range of new skill sets to manage our growth. The addition of Maria and Alexander, with their diverse skills and experiences, will help propel Partisia Blockchain toward enhanced adoption and focused growth. These appointments solidify our standing in the Web3 industry, and both Maria and Alexander will play roles in driving our values and sustained expansion.”

Alexander Pombo, joining as Adoption Officer, brings experience in startup ventures and entrepreneurship within highly regulated industries, including the cannabinoids market and state services. With a focus on bringing public sector institutions, regulated corporates and Web2 organizations into the Partisia Blockchain ecosystem, Alexander draws on his research into the application of blockchain and multiparty computation (MPC) technology in e-voting for his Master’s thesis.

Alexander holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Geneva and the University of Zürich, respectively, and a minor in Slavic Language and Literature Studies. He also possesses a Russian Language certificate from the Moscow State University and the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Partisia Blockchain extends a warm welcome to Maria and Alexander, anticipating their contributions to our continued growth and success. These appointments underscore our dedication to expanding our reach and strengthening our outreach efforts.

As we forge ahead, Partisia Blockchain remains committed to advancing the adoption of Web3 technologies and fostering meaningful collaborations with state entities, enterprises, and regulated corporations. Maria Cocu and Alexander Pombo’s skill sets align seamlessly with our vision, positioning Partisia Blockchain for sustained success in the dynamic landscape of blockchain innovation.

About Partisia Blockchain: Partisia Blockchain brings unparalleled opportunities by empowering privacy-preserving, interoperable and sustainable innovation for fairness and transparency. It fuels the most secure and efficient networks to solve global problems. Distilled with 35 years of rigorous research, Partisia Blockchain future-proofs solutions, solves tomorrow’s challenges by powering fair, secure, distribution of benefits. While preserving privacy and confidentiality, it brings accountable, transparent and decentralized governance. Learn more:

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Unveiling the future of Web3 at the European Blockchain Convention

Unveiling the future of Web3 at the European Blockchain Convention

The European Blockchain Convention, held in Barcelona on 25-26 October 2023, was a celebration of Web3 innovation, attracting passionate individuals and organizations eager to shape the digital future. As an attendee, I had the pleasure of meeting numerous Web3 projects and industry experts who expressed genuine enthusiasm about Partisia Blockchain’s revolutionary applications of secure multiparty computation technology (MPC) and hybrid blockchains.

It was heartening to see how they not only appreciated our contributions to privacy-enhancing technologies and blockchain infrastructure but also wanted to continue the conversation, with the aim of becoming builders within our ecosystem.

The convention served as a testament to the collaborative spirit and shared vision of creating a more decentralized, user-centric digital world. Over these two days, attendees were treated to enlightening talks from some of the industry’s finest minds and exposed to game-changing topics such as privacy, secure infrastructure, Real World Assets (RWA), digital identity, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, and interoperability. In this recap, we will delve into the highlights of this groundbreaking convention and the key takeaways that promise to shape the future of Web3.

Privacy takes center stage

Privacy has always been a concern in the digital age, and the Web3 movement is no exception. At the European Blockchain Convention, it became clear that privacy is a fundamental pillar of the Web3 ecosystem. Discussions revolved around how blockchain technology and state-of-the-art cryptography such as MPC and fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) can offer users and businesses greater control over their data, preserve privacy and comply with regulations, while still being able to compute on it. Solutions that ensure data sovereignty while enabling secure and private computation were showcased, setting the stage for a future where privacy is not compromised for convenience.

Building secure infrastructure

Web3 is all about decentralization and putting control back in the hands of users. Building secure infrastructure is essential to achieving this goal. The convention brought together a diverse group of experts, infrastructure builders, and enterprises dedicated to creating scalable and decentralized networks with high performance and interpretability to other ecosystems. The discussions highlighted the vital role of infrastructure in the success of Web3 projects and the importance of continuous innovation in this field.

Real-world assets (RWA) unleashed

Web3’s potential goes far beyond digital currencies and non-fungible tokens. Real World Assets (RWA) are making their presence known, bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Several projects showcased at the convention are pioneering solutions that enable the representation and transfer of real-world assets on blockchain networks. This innovation is set to revolutionize industries such as real estate, finance, and supply chain management by tokenizing assets and unlocking new opportunities for global trade and investment.

Digital identity reinvented

Digital identity is at the core of Web3’s promise to empower individuals in the digital space. Convention attendees learned how blockchain technology is redefining digital identity, putting users in control of their personal information. Projects focused on self-sovereign identity and decentralized identity management solutions are emerging as key players in the Web3 ecosystem. The discussions at the event explored the importance of identity ownership, the elimination of central authorities, and the protection of user data. Several identity projects showed great interest in the prospect of Partisia Blockchain’s MPC technology that can enhance digital identity with self-sovereign storage and private computation.

ESG principles and Web3

A significant addition to the conversations at the convention was the integration of ESG principles into Web3 technologies. Environmental, Social, and Governance factors are increasingly seen as essential components of sustainable and responsible business practices. Many Web3 projects and enterprises are actively incorporating ESG considerations into their strategies. This commitment to sustainability and ethical governance aligns with the broader global movement towards a more environmentally friendly, equitable, and responsible future.

One groundbreaking topic that garnered significant attention was the tokenization of carbon credits. Several Web3 projects are pioneering the digitization of carbon credits, which allows for more accessible and efficient trading and tracking of carbon emissions. By incorporating blockchain technology, Web3 is poised to revolutionize the way we combat climate change. This innovative approach facilitates transparency in carbon trading, encourages environmental responsibility, and furthers the cause of reducing carbon footprints.

Embracing interoperability

Interoperability emerged as a pivotal theme at the convention, underscoring the need for different blockchain networks and Web3 projects to work seamlessly together. The Web3 ecosystem thrives when disparate platforms can communicate and transact with one another. Projects showcased solutions for cross-chain interoperability, allowing assets and data to flow freely between different blockchains. This interconnected Web3 infrastructure promises to unlock new levels of innovation and efficiency by fostering collaboration across the ecosystem.


The European Blockchain Convention in Barcelona was a testament to the growing momentum of the Web3 movement. With a keen focus on privacy, secure infrastructure, Real World Assets (RWA), digital identity, ESG principles, and interoperability, the event provided a snapshot of the innovations and solutions that are shaping the future of Web3.

As we move forward, these discussions and projects will continue to play a pivotal role in building a decentralized, user-centric digital world that addresses the challenges of today and paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. We were honored to witness the strong interest in Partisia Blockchain’s MPC technology and the desire of many projects to join our ecosystem, and we look forward to forging new alliances and innovations in the Web3 landscape.

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DelNorte — Increasing efficiency and combating corruption: the power of blockchain-based bureaucracy


Increasing efficiency and combating corruption: the power of blockchain-based bureaucracy

Guest blog from Anton Glotser, CEO of DelNorte

DelNorte is digitizing, tokenizing and monetizing bureaucratic processes. In governments and corporations bureaucracy is often time consuming, cumbersome and in the worst cases prone to corruption. Many governments and some corporations are still using the millenia-old method of pen and paper for bureaucratic processes. Our partnership with Partisia will help us modernize that process.

DelNorte solves the problem of security, transparency, frequency, efficiency, scalability, fidelity and friction. By converting physical documents to digital and storing them on the blockchain we solve about 95% of the problems associated with traditional paperwork. Not only does this greatly improve quality and security of the data, but our solution provides an unfathomable amount of ancillary benefits. Having guaranteed and secure real time data associated with physical assets, such as real estate deeds on the blockchain, makes the assets represented by these smart tokens significantly more valuable.

Working with Partisia Blockchain offers several notable benefits both for us and our clients. Partisia Blockchain utilizes cutting-edge cryptographic techniques like secure multiparty computation (MPC) to ensure that sensitive data remains confidential even while being processed on the blockchain. It addresses scalability challenges by enabling efficient computation and data processing. As we occasionally get requests for a variety of blockchains, Partisia accommodates us with their interoperability across blockchains and systems. Also dealing with governments security is a top priority for us. Partisia utilizes advanced cryptographic techniques to protect data and transactions. The last important point is our ability with Partisia to mold a variety of regulations and customization to specific use cases and business requirements.

We have contracts for pilot projects in El Salvador, Mexico and Honduras. Our most advanced and tested project is in El Salvador. There we have live transactions and are now expanding to other services like digital signatures stored on chain, and a national expansion for tokenized deeds and titles.

We also have a product called, it is a real estate search engine and marketplace that allows anyone to buy, sell, rent or invest in whole property or fractions of real estate remotely and completely legally in all of Latin America. In the places where we have a direct link to the government we can even perform 100% digital remote real estate transactions for purchase or sale, with digital NFT deeds and titles issued virtually on chain and recognized by the government as official. You can hop on a plane and buy a house mid-flight, and by the time you land in that country (El Salvador at the moment), you will already own the house.

DelNorte stock is registered and we are currently raising US$2 million for 20% of the company to fuel our national and international growth. We are in the process of expanding to about a dozen countries in Latin America but also into parts of the USA. We are expanding our tech stack and our private sector operations for automated real estate transactions. If you are interested in learning more about us or investing, please check us out on all social media at or for questions about investment email us at