How We Started
The norbloc story began in 2016, right at the time when new technologies such as Blockchain and DLTs were emerging with a promise to make complex processes across a range of industries faster, safer, more transparent and user-friendly.
Our two Co-Founders, Astyanax and Viltalii, crossed paths working as COO and Lead Architect for a Bitcoin mining company. Together, with Astyanax’s background in financial services, and Vitalii’s deep understanding of Blockchain and DLTs, they decided to tackle one of the most pressing, complex and frustrating challenges the financial services industry was facing – KYC data sharing.
Setting up norbloc in Stockholm, the team quickly grew, establishing a development hub in Athens, Greece, and setting up a commercial office in Dubai, UAE. Working with global financial institutions such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, Citibank, DNB, ING, Belfius Bank, Emirates NBD to name a few, norbloc’s product offering evolved to include platforms that deal with the entire spectrum of customer data – from collection to management and validation, and finally sharing.
Having continued our expansion across geographies, today, norbloc is a global leader in data-sharing platforms. We aspire to be the backbone of data-sharing networks across markets for citizens and companies. We already are the first and only technology provider that has built a live ecosystem for customer KYC data, shared across eleven banks and government institutions.
Our journey has just started.