One of the main activities of Eggsplore is curated matchmaking. As such, Eggsplore is organizing specific work streams on the latest trends and evolutions in technology. The hottest trend is without a doubt Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Intrigued by the possibilities of blockchain technology beyond bitcoin, SWIFT, Euroclear and KBC have joined forces and have defined a use case on another hot topic in financial services: “Know Your Customer” (KYC). Blockchain and KYC turn out to be a very powerful combination, and are definitely worth exploring further...
Six companies were selected by our partners, to respond to the KYC use case defined, using state of the art blockchain technology. The selected companies are: Consensys (United States), Craftworkz (part of Cronos Group, Belgium), Grant Thornton (Luxembourg, Spain), KYC Chain (Hong Kong), Orillia (Belgium) and SettleMint (Belgium). For a full profile of these companies, follow the links below. The six companies are using a variety of blockchain technologies and platforms (eg Ethereum, Hyperledger, Multichain, ...). They have been selected because their vision, products/services and experience are closely related to the defined KYC use case.
During the next two months, they will be preparing their “pitch” early December. The winner will be assigned the “Proof of Concept” project. If you want to get to know these participants better, they will also be present during the Eggsplore Conference and are eager to show you their work and vision.
Please join us in congratulating and thanking these companies for their participation. We wish them the best of luck!
ConsenSys is a venture production studio building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools primarily for the ethereum blockchain ecosystem. Their product, uport is a universal identity platform that allows users to collect and disclose reputational attributes and attestations, including those for KYC/AML. uport was the winner of the International Blockchain Summit Demo Day 2016 in Shanghai.
Craftworkz, part of the Cronos Group, is by far the most successful start-up within our group. The craftboys like to experiment with the latest technologies e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain… New ideas are exciting! The journey from concept to market is typically a long road riddled with hidden obstacles and unforeseen turns. Building a prototype for your ideas can help smooth that path as well as present some other benefits, like early user testing and fast bottleneck detection. By spraying some "blockchain"-magic over your prototypes, the sky is the limit.
Grant Thornton is worldwide audit, tax, accounting and business advisor network that supports organisations to unlock their potential for growth.
Grant Thornton Spain has created a multidisciplinary Blockchain Team in order to perform research about new use cases, implementing distributed ledgers and cover the following areas: blockchain development, support in law and regulation pertaining to blockchain, economic models as well as consultancy.
Grant Thornton Luxembourg is an active player in the Fintech ecosystem since 2014. In Belgium, Finside Advisers has provided advisory services in the FS sector for the past five years and is also pitching for Blockchain initiatives with a large French banking client.
Orillia, established in 2013, have the first network of Bitcoin ATM machines in Belgium. Grown from enthousiasts to experts, they provide services for professionals in need for support with Blockchain technology. As they are experienced consultants with backgrounds in software engineering and product building, they can provide consulting and product development for mid to large-scale enterprises.
SettleMint supports organisations in taking advantage of the benefits of blockchain and adjacent technologies. Whether your organisation is looking to create efficiency gains, to extend existing products or services to new clients or to completely reinvent an existing business model from the ground up, SettleMint is your trusted partner.