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: www.PartisiaBlockchain.com
November has been another busy month as we prepare ourselves to wrap up a successful year. This month featured our monumental rebranding – the #NewPartisiaBlockchain, a groundbreaking partnership revolutionizing Swiss digital ID management, the launch of our first dApp on the Partsia mainnet, our inaugural online hackathon, and key highlights from prominent industry events. Explore how we are shaping the future of privacy-driven blockchain solutions and more.
Partisia Blockchain has undergone a monumental transformation, unveiling a fresh brand identity signaling a pivotal moment in its history. Our rebrand signifies more than a visual overhaul—it is a testament to our commitment to revolutionize enterprise blockchain and individual privacy.
Our revamped website is your gateway to a reimagined experience. Explore sections dedicated to ecosystem projects, embodying our focus on privacy-conscious innovation. The new logo symbolizes our commitment to people-centric innovation, emphasizing transparency, accessibility and human empowerment at the core. This refreshed brand identity underscores our mission to prioritize real-world adoption through practical applications, attracting interest across sectors like government, healthcare, and finance.
We invite developers, enterprises, and the community to explore our expanding ecosystem, experiencing firsthand the transformative potential of MPC technology in shaping the future of privacy-driven blockchain solutions. We encourage you to check out the #NewPartisiaBlockchain on our website and share your thoughts with us, as your feedback is invaluable in shaping our journey toward a more inclusive and impactful blockchain ecosystem.
Partisia Blockchain and HES-SO Valais-Wallis are poised to transform the management of digital identities for Swiss citizens. This partnership aims to develop a decentralized electronic identity system in line with the Swiss Federal Council’s commitment to data privacy and security.
This effort is a significant leap toward redefining digital identity management in Switzerland, and aims to empower individuals with control over their personal data, ensuring a future where privacy and security are not compromised. The primary objective is to define the architecture for a self-sovereign identity (SSI)-based electronic identity (e-ID), creating a minimum viable product (MVP) and seamlessly integrating it into a public administration portal.
The SSI solution empowers citizens by enabling them to wield credentials issued by public administrations in mobile applications, offering the autonomy to select the data they disclose when accessing services.
A dApp is live in Partisia Blockchain! We were excited to announce and introduce Blockchain-Ads as the first dApp to go live in mainnet. A unique application empowering users to own their personal data and allowing the monetization of it through MPC. You can read more about them here, or even better, install their “Web3 Cookie“.
We announced the launch of our first online hackathon, challenging all developers to build differently on Web3. Running for two months, we are excited to see what developers will come up with using our unique infrastructure. Share the news with developers that you think are looking for a new challenge.
We recently joined Blockchain Association Singapore and showcased our technology in a curated invitation only event. More details of the event can be found here. While in Singapore, we also took part and sponsored the PET Summit. We had a chance to meet with industry experts and participate in roundtables and a panel discussion to demonstrate our expertise in privacy enhancing technologies. In addition, we connected with some leads, watch the video recap here.
A lot of potential synergies were discussed at the Cardano Summit 2023 in Dubai. We met our friends from the Cardano Foundation and EMURGO. Partisia Blockchain and Partisia teams established mutually beneficial touch points, which hopefully will result in something tangible. Stay tuned for more.
On the first weekend of November the political and business worlds gathered in the French capital for the sixth Paris Peace Forum. At the Forum, we spoke with senior officials and executives, establishing new relationships and discussing the potential of blockchain and MPC technologies. Partisia Blockchain was the only blockchain invited to attend. We were also thrilled to be in Stockholm at the Web3 Is Happening event last month with Google Cloud and ChromaWay. Shirly Valge nailed it on the panel talking about the search for the next killer app in Web3.
We announced the launch of our new bridge interface. All functionality is moving into the Partisia Browser and the new bridge function was launched. Please find more details here. In December 2023, will include voting for MATIC, USDT and wBTC tokens to be added to the BYOC bridge. More to come!
In November 2023, we introduced the Partisia Blockchain dApp Playground, a robust toolset for developing, deploying and debugging smart contracts on Partisia Blockchain. Designed for both public and private ZK smart contracts, Playground seamlessly accommodates developers’ needs for both public and private MPC computation on testnet and mainnet. It includes challenges and guides to get started fast. And with two frontends included, it is easy to visualize interactions with the contracts of your web application. With a one-click frictionless setup process, it offers a versatile and intuitive GitHub Codespace suitable for beginners and professionals. Elevate your blockchain development experience with the Partisia Blockchain dApp Playground!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking hackathon, Building privacy in Web3 powered by Partisia’s MPC. This exciting event brings together innovators, creators and tech enthusiasts to collaborate on solutions that prioritize privacy, security and ethical data practices.
At the heart of our hackathon is the belief in technology for the greater good. The solutions birthed from our hackathon will not only revolutionize data security, but also serve the world by adhering to the highest ethical standards. Each innovation contributes to positive societal impact, empowering the next generation of data security experts. We are committed to showcasing how these solutions address privacy concerns and shield individuals from harmful activities, such as data theft. Moreover, these showcases will later fuel educational workshops and webinars, sharing insights for a safer digital future.
Join us in using the power of technology for good. Be part of the movement, amplify the message and let’s build a more secure Web3 together.
Link to apply: https://partisiablockchain.devpost.com/
Submission deadline: 30 January 2024
Winner announcement: 13 February 2024
Do not forget to tag us and use these hashtags: #BuildingPrivacyInWeb3 #PartisiaBlockchain #MPC
Stay tuned for more updates as we highlight participating teams and showcase the incredible innovations shaping the future of privacy in Web3.