WISeKey, Blockchain Research Institute To Setup Intertwined Blockchain Centers
WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a major global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT firm, today disclosed the inking of a joint venture agreement with the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to establish several internationally intertwined Blockchain Centers of Excellence.
In addition to WISeKey’s already instituted Blockchain Centers of Excellence in India, Mauritius and Rwanda, the contract provides for the establishment of extra centers beginning with two fresh centers in Geneva, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The true essence of this effort is to actively promote the use of blockchain technologies globally, to incentivize the accelerated adaptation and deployment of blockchain-based solutions, to nurture better cooperation between the government, private and academic sectors and to make sure that the most technological norms are securely and confidently given access.
The Blockchain Centers of Excellence will also play an important role in development and testing, co-creating instances of use and creating IP on blockchain technology and software platforms. They will also turn into a pathway for involving enterprises and governments worldwide in the operations of BRI and a distribution network for the research work of BRI.
The Blockchain Centers of Excellence will function throughout the world as a highly organized, interoperable blockchain environment, enabling all associates to reap benefits completely from mutual learning, practical experience and assets.
Each and every Blockchain Center of Excellence should acquire a specific knowledge which can be circulated between all centres. The Blockchain Center of Excellence in Buenos Aires, for instance, will lead the creation of specific platforms and apps to combat money laundering, illegal trade and bribery, while the Geneva Blockchain Center of Excellence will concentrate on Fintech, especially commodity trading and digital private banking.
Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO & Founder, issued the following statement “The creation of Blockchain Centers of Excellence represents an important step to overcome the tremendous trust deficiency we currently live with and represents an unprecedented effort in fostering stronger collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors for the adoption of latest technological blockchain standards in a safe and trusted manner.”
Don Tapscott, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, said “Blockchain represents the second era of the Internet – from an Internet of Information to an Internet of Value. We at the BRI are delighted that the Blockchain Centers of Excellence initiative will help the world get access to and take advantage of our work.”
About Blockchain Research Institute
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is owned by The Tapscott Group Inc. It is an autonomous global think tank that Don and his son Alex Tapscott co-founded. The Tapscott are the writers “Blockchain Revolution”, the world’s leading seller on blockchain.
BRI draws together the world’s eminent researchers to conduct innovative blockchain technology research. Funded by a membership of global corporations and government organizations, the multi-million-dollar research facility of BRI includes more than 100 projects that explore the tactical and strategic ramifications of blockchain for business, government and society.