Grant Thornton

A multidisciplinary blockchain approach

COMPANY SUMMARY

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 & 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 clien


PRODUCTS/SERVICES

The Grant Thornton blockchain lab is offering a wide range of services around blockchain to help clients to assess the value of the technology to their business. Services include training, diagnosis of business cases as well as the development of Proof of Concepts and prototypes.
We recently developed KYC-Start, a solution built to decrease the cost of KYC/AML processes by reducing on-boarding time and enabling to create value out of information verified during the process. Customers are registered into the blockchain through a Digital Identity that contains all collected information, and can be later shared with other participants.


KEY DIFFERENTIATORS:

  • When addressing blockchain challenges, we believe that not only technological expertise is needed, but also business and content knowledge.

  • Our team has brought together experts in law, economics and technology to develop several concepts and prototypes for many different sectors.

  • Thanks to our knowledge of the financial sector, we investigate how blockchain technology can replace legacy systems or create new business model.

  • Our team draws on insight gained from working with many start-ups in the blockchain ecosystem to see how the technologies can be taken further.

  • Different use cases could be built on the top of our KYC-Start platform, using the digital identity for registering connected objects (IoT), improving different compliance processes (such as FATCA) or building secure e-commerce platforms.

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
Financial Services Compliance and Regulatory support; AML / KYC Functional and Legal expertise; Cybersecurity; Blockchain Technology; Blockchain Training

Country:
Luxembourg, Spain

Website:
www.grantthornton.lu
www.grantthornton.es

Twitter:
@GTBlockchainLab

Contact:
Carlo.reding@gt-abax.eu
luis.pastor@es.gt.com

Orillia

smart contract for smarter businesses

COMPANY SUMMARY

Established in 2013, we have the first network of Bitcoin ATM machines in Belgium. Grown from enthousiasts to experts, we provide services for professionals in need for support with Blockchain technology. As we are experienced consultants with backgrounds in software engineering and product building, we can provide consulting and product development for mid to large-scale enterprises. Contact us for partnerships, product building or anything related to blockchain technology. 


PRODUCTS/SERVICES

We focus on providing services and solutions, based on blockchain technology, that facilitates bankers, corporate treasurers by automating a part of their daily activities. Examples are letter of credit, mortgage management (underwriting, Foreclosure, Equity release schemes).


KEY DIFFERENTIATORS:

  • Proven knowledge about blockchain technology, since 2013.

  • Skilled multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong focus on identity, cash management and corporate treasury

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
Blockchain, Identity management, Corporate Treasury, Cash Management

Country:
Belgium

Website:
www.orillia.be

Twitter:
@orillia_be

Contact:
jo@orillia.be

uport (by ConsenSys)

 
uport, your universal digital passport and simple, secure, self-sovereign identity on Ethereum

COMPANY SUMMARY

ConsenSys is a venture production studio building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools primarily for the ethereum blockchain ecosystem. 


PRODUCTS/SERVICES

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.


KEY DIFFERENTIATORS:

  • Interoperable: persistent identity on public Ethereum blockchain

  • Innovative: decentralized account recovery

  • Secure: attestation sharing, not document sharing

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
decentralized, self-sovereign, ethereum, open-source, identity management

Country:
USA

Website:
uport.me

Twitter:
@uport_me

Contact:
thessy.mehrain@consensys.net

Craftworkz (Cronos Group)

Prototyping the future

COMPANY SUMMARY

Craftworkz, part of the Cronos Group, is by far the most successful start-up within our group. The craftboys like to experiment with the leatest 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.


PRODUCTS/SERVICES

Blockchain is the new kid on the block. The distributed ledger technology behind the concept of blockchain will disrupt many industries. However, the development can be quite challenging. We will help you by prototyping your ideas. Craftworkz, as part of the Cronos Group, delivers end-to-end solutions, because we can count upon more than 4000 IT professionals. Starting from the blockchain (e.g. smart contract) over API-economy up to awesome frontends.


KEY DIFFERENTIATORS:

  • Craftworkz is a young dynamic and very enthusiastic team with a strong focus on the latest technologies.

  • Craftworkz is part of a larger group of IT professionals (Cronos Group)

  • Craftboys are focused and trained on the blockchain technology (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger, MultiChain,…)

  • Craftworkz is premier IBM Business Partner. We have an outstanding relationship with the blockchain-labs in Hursley and beyond.

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
Blockchain, end-to-end-solutions, API, security, UX

Country:
Belgium

Website:
craftworkz.co

Twitter:
@craftworkz_co

Contact:
Nans.VanAkendoven@cronos.be

SettleMint

SettleMint.io, minting a secure and immutable future.

COMPANY SUMMARY

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.


Products/Services

Nobody likes pushing papers around or snail-mail and certainly not pushing the same papers every time they open an account. Opening an account can take days but it doesn’t have to be this way. SetteMint’s KYC solution enables the secure and seamless interaction between trusted organizations performing KYC procedures in their account opening process and puts customers in control of their information. The result is a faster onboarding process at a lower operational cost for organizations and a faster, hassle-free account opening procedure for customers. Customers are going to love this! SettleMint.io, minting a secure and seamless account opening process.


Key differentiators

  • SettleMint KYC is a 100% secure solution;
  • that puts customers in control of their identifying information and documents;
  • that replaces complex operational procedures with a simple and instant KYC process;
  • bringing account opening into the digital era.

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
blockchain, DLT, KYC, KYB, fintech

Country:
Belgium

Website:
settlemint.io

Twitter:
@SettleMintIO

Contact:
matthew@settlemint.io

KYC Chain

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KYC-Chain is taking the pain out of KYC with Blockchain Technology and creating a portable E-KYC backed by private key infrastructure and biometric technology.

COMPANY SUMMARY

KYC-CHAIN is built on distributed ledger technology and enables efficiencies on an industry wide level for “Know Your Customer” procedures on a worldwide basis while complying with domestic laws and consumer protection privacy policy.
 

PRODUCTS/SERVICES

KYCC can be used in a variety of use cases for digital identity within the context of a globally integrated financial ecosystem to establish trust, cut costs, increase controls and stimulate financial inclusion in a revolutionary way.
 

KEY differentiators:

  • Automatic Onboarding: Seamless end-to-end fully digital client onboarding
  • Self Sovereign Identity - Consumers and businesses (clients) control access to identity, and bring trust to their digital indentity with attestations
  • Secured and Authenticated Identity: Banks and other providers can be secure in the knowledge they are working with who they think they through 3rd party attestations via banks, notaries and via External Data feeds (confirmed fraud, consortium and public data, OFAC/AML/PEP and KBA questions)
  • Document Capture And Authentication: capture and verify identity documents and keys, utility bills and address verification, tax documents

 

 

COMPANY PASSPORT

Keywords:
blockchain, kyc, biometrics, regtech, fraud prevention

Country:
Hong Kong

Website:
KYC-chain.com

Twitter:
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Contact:
edmund@kyc-chain.com