News & Updates

DIFC’s FinTech Hive program concludes with investor day

13 Nov, 2017 | News

Yesterday, the FinTech Hive at DIFC concluded 12 weeks of acceleration with an Investor Day event held in Dubai. norbloc was one of 11 finalists selected from 200 applicants to be part of the programme.

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Norbloc talks about closing seed round and next steps

19 Oct, 2017 | News

CEO Astyanax Kanakakis speaks to the Dubai Eye Business Breakfast show about what the seed funding means for norbloc and what the next steps for the company are.

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norbloc Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding

18 Oct, 2017 | News

norbloc has announced the closing of it’s $1.6 million seed funding. The round was led by Marathon Venture Capital, a VC firm based in Greece that launched in March. Other participants in the round include Digital Currency Group, Inbox Capital, Back in Black, as well as the founding team of classifieds website Avito.

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norbloc joins SUP46

3 Oct, 2017 | News

Stockholm based startup hub SUP46 has embraced norbloc as the 150th addition to its membership community. SUP46 currently supports 62 member companies which saw investment inflows of SEK 400 million in 2016.

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Developer Showcase Series

3 Oct, 2017 | News

Think about why you want to start working with blockchain. The ideal case would be that you already have a task on hand that requires decentralized communication and/or storage media without single point of trust.

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Know your customer beyond the basics

2 Oct, 2017 | News

By adopting new regtech technologies, UAE banks have an opportunity to maintain the growth and profitability seen since 2009. Reducing costs, improving efficiency and potentially monetizing on KYC processes could be the way forward.

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Norbloc at Fintech Hive

25 Sep, 2017 | News

Fanny Modin, Business Development Manager at Norbloc, joins the UAE’s Business Breakfast show to discuss life as part of DIFC’s Fintech Hive and what digitized and shareable KYC information could potentially mean for the UAE financial services industry.

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DIFC’s FinTech Hive selects norbloc as finalist

22 Aug, 2017 | News

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has selected the first 11 finalists for its FinTech Hive start-up accelerator programme announced in partnership with Accenture. The first cycle of the accelerator will begin with a 12-week curriculum allowing selected fintechs to work with financial institutions and stakeholders to create solutions for the financial services industry.

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Consensus 2017 is a Wrap!

31 May, 2017 | News

The Hyperledger team (and 40 of our members!) spent a good amount of time in New York for CoinDesk’s annual Consensus conference last week. It was a great event with tons of excitement and enthusiasm around blockchain and its many applications.

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Blockchain Can Help Banks to Better Manage the Identity of Customers

5 Apr, 2017 | Webcast

A summary of a recent webinar focused on how blockchain solutions can optimize the KYC process, held by Vitalii Demianets, Co-founder and Lead Developer at norbloc

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A trustless future soon to be realized?

9 Mar, 2017 | Blog post

During the last couple of years, blockchain and bitcoin have been some of the hottest topics in technology and business circles. Unfortunately, unlike artificial intelligence and machine learning, the word “blockchain” does not trigger the imagination of people; there is no HAL 9000 equivalent for blockchains… So how can one explain blockchain technology in a few words that convey its essence but also keep the audience awake?

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Primer Encuentro Internacional sobre Blockchain y Periodismo

23 Jan, 2017 | News

OléChain organiza el lunes 23 de enero el Primer Encuentro Internacional sobre Blockchain y Periodismo. Se trata de un evento para debatir y afrontar cómo esta tecnología puede cambiar el futuro de la industria de los medios de comunicación y de la profesión periodística.

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Distributed Ledger With Secure Data Deletion

4 Nov, 2016 | White paper

“A whitepaper written by Astyanax Kanakakis and Vitalii Demianets describing a distributed ledger protocol that incorporates a deletion mechanism without compromising the security of the blockchain.”

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Efter KNC-konkursen – cheferna startar nytt blockkedje-bolag

14 Jul, 2016 | News

Det nya bolaget Norbloc, som sajten Breakit var först att rapportera om, ska med blockkedjeteknik hjälpa bankerna med sin kundkännedom. För storbankerna är just kundkännedom bekymmersamt, då de har tuffa krav på sig att motverka till exempel penningtvätt och finansiering av terrorism.

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KNC Miner-chefer startar bolag

14 Jul, 2016 | News

Norbloc heter företaget som ska storsatsa på att bli en europeisk storspelare på blockchain-marknaden. Målet är att håva in de stora bankerna som kunder. ”Vi för diskussioner med alla storbankerna. Det finns ett stort intresse från de finansiella institutionerna för applikationer av blockchain-tekniken”, säger Astyanax Kanakakis.

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Hyperledger Projects Maintains Strong Momentum with New Members

26 Jun, 2016 | News

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that seven new members have joined to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

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