The Trusted BlockChain
Secured by WISEkey

The WISeKey BlockChain is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID BlockChain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID BlockChain app the users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc. never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses BlockChain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data.

WISeID is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements.

At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktop, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities.

The WISeID BlockChain operates with the WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security cyber-resilience edition that uses the digital identification to lock personal data such as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and access PINs into a secure personal data organizer, creating accountable identities for online activity while the data itself remains protected in a secure cloud vault.

Mobile security threats are increasing in number and sophistication, with hackers looking for sophisticated ways to hijack mobiles for Bitcoin mining, or to trick mobile users into giving up their personal identity and bank account information. Even though mobile operating systems provide app developers with significant security features, hackers have still been able to exploit the massive installed base of Android and iOS devices, using many different infection vectors to place malware.

Without mobile security software, users are vulnerable to all these threats and more. The WISeID Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK includes a robust and proven solution for protecting mobile phones against security threats. The SDK’s inclusion in the app delivers advanced security features like web & network protection, device protection and risk detection to smartphones, offering users an effective layer of self-defense.

Among other things, WISeID keeps passwords in an encrypted vault, generates hard-to-crack passwords, and safely synchronizes data between computers and devices on multiple platforms, using secure cloud storage. The vault can be unlocked only with the user’s Master Password and/or defined pattern, with additional protection provided through facial recognition authentication. WISeID can be accessed online though a single click.

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Blockchain presentattionThe WISeKey BlockChain is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID BlockChain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network.

Through the WISeID BlockChain app the users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc. never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses BlockChain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data.

WISeID is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements. Download presentation

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Appoints Bikramaditya Singhal to lead its AI & Blockchain Centre of Excellence

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”), a leading global cybersecurity company, today announced the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Centre of Excellence based out of India to support its global projects.

WISeKey India, a Joint Venture established by WISeKey in late 2016 with leading Indian entrepreneurs to deploy its IoT and cybersecurity platform to the Indian Market, appointed Bikramaditya Singhal as Head of the AI and Blockchain practice in India.  Mr. Singhalis a researcher, trainer and consultant with over 8 years of industry related experience. Previously he worked extensively on Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI for many years and is the author of “Spark for Data Science,” a book that focuses on the integration of data science algorithms and techniques with the fast and scalable computing features of Spark to address big data challenges.  Mr. Singhal is also writing a book on Blockchain analysis by providing in-depth technical understanding of how Blockchain works, so anyone can jump-start on their Blockchain initiative. He also has an active interest on Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine communication using Blockchain and AI.

Prior to joining WISeKey India, Mr. Singhal was with Microsoft, Broadridge, Tech Mahindra and Chelsio Communications, and is a co-founder of Mund Consulting, a company that focused on Big Data analytics and AI. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Eastern Academy of Science & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.

WISeKey India will be working in expanding the reach of WISeKey AI project WISeAI –integrating the WISeKey Indian Root of Trust and IoT embedded devices with problem-solving AI solution into WISeKey’s Vertical Platform.

While IoT remains wildly insecure, thanks to the integrated solution operated by the WISeKey Vertical Platform, IoT devices would be able to organize themselves into trusted networks based on mutual authentication, identity and integrity. This trusted cybersecurity platform will only enable IoT devices which can provide a recognized identity and a valid integrity report to communicate with peer devices that are part of the trusted community.

Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey said “WISeKey has embarked on a journey to make Blockchain secure using the Cryptographic security standards, integrated with AI at the application and chip level. Our effort to establish these standards and deploy cybersecurity platforms in India is a significant step in that direction.”

Adding AI at the chip level together with the WISeKey RoT it will allow the IoT to provide authenticated sensor data. Current IoT data do not provide value for their manufacturers unless it can be converted into actionable, contextualized information generated by IoT sensors fully identifiable.  The majority of IoT devices are not built with embedded secured systems thus are very vulnerable.  By integrating AI into the WISeKey RoT and Vertical Platform, objects can develop their own cybersecurity behaviour, thus making smarter and safer decisions. IoT objects with this technology will learn from attacks, defend them and transfer this intelligence via the WISeKey Vertical Platform to other IoT objects peer to peer using a Blockchain.

“We are thrilled to have Bikram join our team as we believe that talent for Blockchain is critical to our journey.  We are currently working on two major projects in India: the WISeFarmer, a partnership with Indian Potash Limited established to create a Cybersecurity/IoT platform and an ecosystem connecting 140 million farmers and 200 companies using WISeKey Digital Identities, and WISeLight, a partnership with Bajaj Electricals established to create over 100 million digital identities for consumer and industrial products.  Bikram’s expertise in the field of Blockchain, AI and IoT will be very valuable to our team as we continue our expansion in India” added Amit Kumar, Managing Director of WISeKey India Joint Venture.

About WISeKey India

The WISeKey India presence is through a Joint Venture incorporation and deployment includes the development of a full Root of Trust and Public Key Infrastructure (“PKI”) for WISeKey India including a globally trusted Certification Authority under the “Digital India Vision,” a campaign launched by the Government of India that has taken major initiatives to make the country e-ready by initiating various e-governance implementations across the country like automation of income tax, passport, Company Law, e-procurement and bidding etc. Public Key Infrastructure forms the backbone for all these initiatives.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

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Press and investor contacts

WISeKeyCompany Contact:Carlos Moreira

Chairman & CEO

Tel: +41 22 594 3000

info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)Contact:Lena Cati

The Equity Group Inc.Tel: +1 212 836-9611

lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

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Cooperation enables sophisticated solutions on new topics and problems such as machine identity, product provenance, online fraud and scams, identity theft and more peculiar problems like cyber insurance, cyber risk assessment, token investment systems, supply chains, etc.

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity company announced today, that they will embark on a partnership with the Blockchain interface company, RIDDLE&CODE, to develop innovative solutions for securing Internet of Things via Blockchain technology and crypto-hardware.

First step is the integration of WISeKey’s Global Root and Public Key Infrastructures into RIDDLE&CODE’s hard- and software stack. The hardware interface is based on combining efficient microcontrollers to so called crypto-accelerators. The software interface connects this combination to the web, mobile phones, reader systems and radio frequency systems like NFC, Bluetooth, ZigBee and low power wide area networks.

WISeKey has built one of the most innovative smart tags in the industry. Their Vault IC 15x series is delivering asymmetric key algorithms in energy harvesting mode. Crypto-chips can be operated without batteries, only by the induction field of a mobile phone with NFC capability. This makes it easy and convenient to embed them into any kind of physical object to protect their authenticity and provenance.

Extending the capability of the VaultIC with industrial bus systems like I2C, SPI, UART solves all critical issues of machine identity related to IoT, sensor and actuator networks, smart city, smart plans, etc.

RIDDLE&CODE builds on the inherent capability of the Vault IC product line and delivers all necessary hard- and software extensions to integrate Blockchain technology and protocols. By connecting the Vault IC smart tags directly to Blockchain and connecting them to the web and mobile phones, the very same security standards get transferred into physical objects.

Tom Fürstner, RIDDLE&CODE’s Founder and CTO, noted: “We all agree on the urgent need to secure IoT. But despite their enormous potential in this respect, cryptography and Blockchain technologies have been poorly used by developers so far due to their massive complexity. A combined solution of WISeKey’s cybersecurity platform and RIDDLE&CODE’s hard- and software stack offers highly manageable solutions using these technologies. In the near future, millions of web and mobile phone developers will be able to deliver reliable and secure products and solutions for emerging markets such as IoT, physical internet, supply chains, etc.”

Carlos Moreno, WISeKey’s VP Digital Brand Protection noted: “The more we are surrounded by the IoT, the more important it becomes the need to trust all involved devices. WISeKey offers a unique Root of Trust model that serves as a common trust anchor in the communication among objects and between objects and people. Especially with our VaultIC product family, we offer a suite of solution to secure the IoT including the provisioning services out factory for machine identity and for authentication. The very same VaultIC chips are used by RIDDLE&CODE in unexpected innovative ways to combine the power of Blockchain technology with our current WISeAuthentic platform to facilitate further digital brand protection issues. Combining the virtues of the two solution providers guarantees the security and integrity in any kind of machine-to-machine and human-to-machine communication as a precondition for business-development in a digital society.”

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

To receive WISeKey’s latest news, subscribe to our Newsletter or visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

ABOUT RIDDLE&CODE

The Blockchain Interface Company RIDDLE&CODE assists institutions, companies and individuals to master the challenges of our digital society such as machine identity, product provenance, online fraud, identity theft and more peculiar problems like cyber insurance, cyber risk assessment, token investment systems, supply chains, etc. To tackle the complexity of cryptography related projects, RIDDLE&CODE developed its own hard- and software stacks. RIDDLE&CODE combines the security of smart cards with the potential of Bitcoin Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). This is achieved by extending smart card chips in form and function. This way the sophisticated security measures known from the credit card industry get transferred into the Blockchain world and the physical internet. For more information, visit www.riddleandcode.com.

Press and investor contacts

WISeKey
Company Contact:
Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
RIDDLE& CODE
Company Contact:
Alexander Koppel
CEO
Tel: +43  664 2650825
alexander@riddleandcode.com
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:
Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com
Riddle & Code Press Relations
Contact:
Deborah Grumberg

Tel: +43 699 1 923 60 30
deborah@riddleandcode.com


Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a leading Zug domiciliated Swiss cybersecurity and Blockchain IoT company announced today its intention to establish an Internet of Things (‘IoT) Blockchain Center of Excellence (‘Center’) in the Canton of Zug aiming to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform.  The Center will offer a Blockchain Platform to US based enterprises, facilitating the rapid adaptation of on-board Blockchain based solutions and services.

The Canton of Zug is a region of Switzerland that is gradually attracting major crypto technology players and has become known as “Crypto Valley.”. Several major Blockchain and bitcoin companies are located in Zoug such as the Ethereum Foundation using the swiss experience on fintech and cybersceurity.

WISekey is a Swiss listed company with headquarters in Zug and operational centers in St. Gallen and Geneva, connected to a network of centers and offices located in Taiwan, Argentina, USA, France, Germany, UK and Japan. WISekey will be cooperating with Zug’s startup enterprises, fintech incubation firms, and governmental authorities all working on DeepTech technologies, on building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials including addressing all the distributed ledger capabilities across different Blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community. For more information visit https://www.wisekey.com/iot/.

At the heart of this localization at the Crypto Valley is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust (‘RoT’) which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and IoT devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic RoT is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities. This technology is required to integrate the OISTE/WISeKey RoT into IoT embedded devices with problem-solving Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) solutions. For WISeKey adding to its patent portfolio and intellectual property is key to ensuring that the company will be a major player in the “DeepTech” for years to come. This allows to distinguish WISeKey from other companies that use technology commonly available, as WISeKey focuses on integrating unique technology that is differentiated, protected and hard to reproduce based on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. By integrating this technology WISEKey is trying to solve big issues that really affect the world.

While IoT remains wildly insecure, thanks to the integrated solution operated by the WISeKey Vertical Platform, IoT devices would be able to organize themselves into trusted networks based on mutual authentication, identity and integrity. This trusted cybersecurity platform will only enable IoT devices which can provide a recognized identity and a valid integrity report to communicate with peer devices that are part of the trusted community.

WISeKey is also adding AI at the chip level together with the WISeKey RoT it will allow IoT to provide authenticated sensor data. Current IoT data do not provide value for their manufacturers unless it can be converted into actionable, contextualized information generated by IoT sensors fully identifiable.  The majority of IoT devices are not built with embedded secured systems thus are very vulnerable.  By integrating AI into the WISekey RoT and Vertical Platform, objects can develop their own cybersecurity behavior, thus making smarter and safer decisions. IoT objects with this technology will learn from attacks, defend them and transfer this intelligence via the WISekey Vertical Platform to other IoT objects peer to peer using a Blockchain.

WISekey will include AI solution at the integrated circuits allowing AI to be hosted on a hardware vault with the highest level of certification able to encrypt communications and authenticate the devices. This will also allow AI to leverage the massive big data generated by the deployment of WISeKey’s RoT now embedded in more than 2.5 billion devices worldwide benefitting from the strong cryptographic capabilities deployed in all sorts of IoT products.

The ability to authenticate and remotely manage millions of networked, automated devices and equipment is becoming pervasive − from factory floors, to hospital operating rooms, to residential homes – including billions of objects and devices from refrigerators, watches, wearables to wine bottles – everything that can connect and communicate via the Internet.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

To receive WISeKey’s latest news, subscribe to our Newsletter or visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

Press and investor contacts

WISeKey
Company Contact:
Youmna Abisaleh

MarkCom & Event Manager
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
Investor Relations (United States)
Contact:
Lena Cati
The Equity Group, Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

 

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

WISeKey International Holding (SIX: WIHN), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Argentina’s National Investment & Trade Promotion Agency (the ‘Agency’) to establish a Blockchain Center of Excellence in Buenos Aires and position the country as a major hub of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
WISeKey’s global presence in Argentina has already started with the localization of its Cryptographic Root of Trust (RoT) in the territory, which enables the provision of digital identities to persons and secure devices connected to a Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The WISeKey RoT Argentina localization brings innovative security solutions that, together with the OISTE unique trust model, provide complete end-to-end cybersecurity solutions to protect the interactions of persons, applications and connected devices.
The localization of WISeKey RoT Argentina is the first milestone to a more ambitious plan to establish a Blockchain / 4th Industrial Revolution Center of Excellence in Buenos Aires, which is expected to become operational in Q3 2017. The Center of Excellence will offer a Blockchain Platform to Argentina and foreign enterprises, facilitating the rapid adaptation of on-board Blockchain based solutions and services.During the last few months, WISeKey has announced the establishment of Blockchain Center of Excellences in USA, China, India and Africa and now is moving to Argentina as the first LATAM country to host this technology. To support this endeavor WISeKey announced several strategic partnerships with global enterprises including SAP, MasterCard, Microsoft and CenturyLink and is working with experts in industry, government, and academia to address the most relevant Blockchain developments with practical, standards-based solutions using available Blockchain technologies.WISeKey is also member of the International Blockchain Research Institute founded by Don Tapscott, co-author of the bestselling book, Blockchain Revolutionhttps://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/don-tapscott-announces-international-blockchain-research-institute/.The International Blockchain Research Institute announced its new initiative at the second annual DC Blockchain Summit hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, which was held on March 15 & 16, 2017.Founding members include Accenture, IBM, SAP, Digital Asset, NASDAQ, PepsiCo, Centrica, Liberty Global, the Government of Ontario, University Health Network and blockchain pioneers Nuco, Paycase, Artlery, Votem, Cosmos, YouBase and WISeKey. This initial list is expected to grow and include members of governments, companies and organizations from around the world.WISeKey launched this year at Davos high profile Blockchain initiatives allowing countries to develop Switzerland as a hub for smart cities and trusted blockchain https://davos.wisekey.com/2017/. WISeKey is currently implementing Blockchain county wide projects in several parts of the world:

  1. China: https://www.wisekey.com/press/wisekey-to-establish-a-join-swiss-china-blockchain-center-of-excellence-to-deploy-a-trusted-blockchain-platform-in-china/
  2. Mauritius: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=155917
  3. Rwanda: https://smartcitiesworld.net/news/news/wisekey-to-launch-blockchainiot-centre-of-excellence-in-rwanda-1437
  4. India: http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/wisekey-bajaj-electricals-team-iot-platform-1936230587
  5. New York: http://www.iotm2mcouncil.org/wisekeyusny
  6. Geneva Switzerland: https://davos.wisekey.com/2017/

In process:

  1. Gibraltar/La Linea
  2. Buenos Aires Argentina

In that regard, the Buenos Aires Blockchain Center of Excellence will conduct research, rapid pilot prototyping, co-creation of use cases and IP creation on Blockchain technology and platforms.

This agreement marks the beginning of a strategic partnership in which the Agency will support WISeKey throughout the process to establish the Blockchain Center of Excellence and secure the investment in Argentina.

“Due to its highly qualified human capital, with outstanding technical skills, Argentina offers strong fundamentals to become a major hub of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are very excited to cooperate with WISeKey for this new project which is expected to have a significant contribution in the creation of quality jobs in the country and is an indication of the great economic and social potential that data centers related projects have in Argentina,” stated Andrés Tahta, Executive Vice President of the Argentina National Investment and Trade Promotion Agency.

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO, noted, “The urgent need to secure IoT in Argentina and globally, became more imminent following the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack few months ago in the USA, which was the largest of its kind in history. This massive assault on the US and European internet structure, affected millions of internet addresses and temporarily crippled the servers of popular services such as Twitter, Netflix, and PayPal. Additionally, what made this attack more dangerous was the primary source of the malicious traffic attack, was a malware called Mirai botnet, a simple malware program readily available online. While experts agree that IoT remains unsecure, this attack should serve as a wake-up call to quickly improve security.

“Thus far, a lot has been done to improve corporations’ ability to improve response once attacked, but there has been no real strategy to find a solution to prevent such attacks in the first place. WISeKey’s technology provides just that… a much-needed solution to secure IoT and user identities and minimize risks.”
As part of WISeKey’s commitment to position Argentina as a major hub on Blockchain, AI, IoT and one of the leader the Fourth Industrial Revolution, WISeKey is in the process of cooperating with participating companies on building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials including addressing all the distributed ledger capabilities across different Blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community. For more information visit https://www.wisekey.com/iot/.
WISeKey will be localizing in Argentina an IoT Blockchain which is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeKey node gets a copy of the WISeKey Blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeKey network. Through the WISeKey Blockchain app users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and it is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc., never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeKey uses Blockchain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data. WISeKey technology is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements.
At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities.

WISeKey Argentina is part of WISeKey’s global expansion strategy having as a goal the development of joint ventures with strategic partners on a national level. This strategy has permitted WISeKey to deploy its information technology security and the IoT in emerging economies in India, Brazil, China and now Argentina. These joint venture companies are developed in these countries with strategic partners have paved the way for WISeKey to enter these markets and eventually gain market share by providing trusted and secure services to government and corporations that are in need for cybersecurity solutions such as, digital identity and privacy, secure mobile communication, secure cloud computing, the Internet of Things, secure semi-conductors, Blockchain and other high-demand innovative technologies offered by WISeKey.

The WISeKey alliance with its new partners creates a synergy between leading companies whose values and product portfolio provide state-of-the-art technology and cybersecurity services. This initiative also contemplates that WISeKey offers in the future its services and solutions from a highly secure data center located in the region.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

To receive WISeKey’s latest news, subscribe to our Newsletter or visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

About the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency

The Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency contributes to the social and economic development of the country by:

  • Attracting and facilitating high-quality investment in strategic sectors.
  • Helping Argentine companies expand their businesses in international markets.
  • Promoting an improved business climate and regulatory environment.
  • Generating detailed market information and insights that add value to investors and Argentine companies.

Our mission is to contribute to the creation of quality jobs in Argentina by promoting investment and international trade. We aim to be the strategic partner and single point of contact for companies, facilitating streamlined and transparent processes.

Press and investor contacts

WISeKeyContact: Carlos MoreiraChairman & CEO

Tel: +41 22 594 3000

info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)Contact: Lena CatiThe Equity Group Inc.

Tel: 212-836-9611

lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

WISeKey and Rwanda to Accelerate Transformation and Growth Through the Smart Africa Initiative

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey” SIX: WIHN), a Swiss based cybersecurity company, announced during its participation at the Rwanda Investment Board Blockchain event, the intention to establish a BlockChain/IoT Center of Excellence in Rwanda. The Center will deploy a “Trusted Blockchain as a Service” platform to enable the creation of a Blockchain Ecosystem in Rwanda. The project is part of the broader Smart Africa initiative with 17 countries already on board and embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution. This represents a market of about 360 million people.
WISeKey will work with experts from industry, government, and academia to address businesses’ most relevant Blockchain opportunities with practical, standards-based solutions. This dedicated Center of Excellence will conduct research, rapid pilot prototyping, co-creation of use cases and IP creation on Blockchain technology and platforms. The Rwanda BlockChain/IoT Center of Excellence will recommend a National Blockchain Platform to facilitate enterprises to swiftly adopt Blockchain based solutions and services.

The Rwanda Blockchain/IoT Center of Excellence will help position the country as a key and active player providing access to policy, technical and business expertise. WISeKey will be cooperating with local companies participating at the Center of Excellence, building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials all the distributed ledger capabilities across different Blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community.

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth & ICT, noted, “This initiative is in line with President Paul Kagame’s vision to leverage information and communication technologies for transformation and growth, while ensuring wins and gains for citizens.”

Minister Nsengimana added, “To succeed in making African homes, offices, schools and cities smart, we have to harness opportunities in exponential technologies. These technologies include artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, big data, internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, and 3D printing.”

At the center of this initiative, WISeKey will be localizing a WISeID Blockchain in Rwanda. WISeID uses Blockchain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original digital identity or attribute certifications provided by a third trusted party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of digital identity is key to protecting user’s personal data. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID Blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID Blockchain application, users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile device, IoT sensor and/or computer. The user determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit card companies, merchant sites etc. so that they never disclose the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary.

“Rwanda and its government are to be commended for their vision and action to establish the country as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world,” said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey. “We strongly believe that the Blockchain/IoT Center of Excellence will enable dramatic increases in business volume and efficiencies. Establishing Rwanda as a Blockchain/IoT service hub will provide benefits across many industries and encourage technological developments that can serve the continent.”

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people.

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For further information, please contact:

WISeKey
Youmna Abisaleh
Marketing Communications
+41-22-594-3000
yabisaleh@WISeKey.com
Investor Relations (United States)
The Equity Group, Inc.
Lena Cati
212-836-9611
lcati@equityny.com


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This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

Main Objective: provide a secure IoT model for performing common tasks such as sensing, processing, storing information, and communicating

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company announced today its intention to establish an IoT Blockchain Centre of Excellence (‘Center’) in the United States aiming to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform.  The WISeKey U.S. Centre will be located in New York and it will be operational in Q3 2017.  The Center will offer a Blockchain Platform to US based enterprises, facilitating the rapid adaptation of on-board Blockchain based solutions and services.

In 2016, WISeKey announced several strategic partnerships with global enterprises including SAP, MasterCard, Microsoft and Centurylink and is working with experts in industry, government, and academia to address the most relevant Blockchain developments with practical, standards-based solutions using available Blockchain technologies. In that regard, the New York based Center will conduct research, rapid pilot prototyping, co-creation of use cases and IP creation on Blockchain technology and platforms.

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO, noted, “The urgent need to secure IoT in the U.S. and globally, became more imminent following the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in October 2016, which was the largest of its kind in history. This massive assault on the US and European internet structure, affected millions of internet addresses and temporarily crippled the servers of popular services such as Twitter, Netflix, and PayPal.  Additionally, what made this attack more dangerous was the primary source of the malicious traffic attack, was a malware called Mirai botnet, a simple malware program readily available online. While experts agree that IoT remains unsecure, this attack should serve as a wake-up call to quickly improve security.  Thus far, a lot has been done to improve corporations’ ability to improve response once attacked, but there has been no real strategy to find a solution to prevent such attacks in the first place.  WISeKey’s technology provides just that… a much needed solution to secure IoT and user identities and minimize risks.”

At the Center, WISeKey will be cooperating with U.S. based participating companies, on building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials including addressing all the distributed ledger capabilities across different Blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community. For more information visit https://www.wisekey.com/iot/.

WISeKey will be localizing in the U.S. its IoT BlockChain which is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID Blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID Blockchain app users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and it is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc., never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses Blockchain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data. WISeID technology is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements.

At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX:WIHN) is a leading global digital security and CyberSecurity company. Working at the forefront of information cybersecurity, identity management, and mobile security, WISeKey’s mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing individuals, businesses, cities, citizens, objects, and governments with advanced technology and services that authenticate and protect digital identity across the full spectrum of personal, business and administrative transactions online. At the heart of this 4th Industrial Revolution strategy is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the identification of objects. More articles can be found at https://www.wisekey.com/.

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Press and investor contacts

WISeKeyYoumna AbisalehMarkCom & Event ManagerTel: + 41 22 594 30 40

yabisaleh@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)Lena CatiThe Equity Group Inc.Tel: +1 212 836-9611

lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”), a leading global cybersecurity company and Lykke Corp (“Lykke”), a Swiss-based digital exchange company announced today during the Davos Internet of Value Blockchain RoundTable a joint agreement to integrate and co-offer their flagship products: the Lykke Wallet and the WISeKey suite of software, APIs, and servers, to secure access to data and devices in the world.

Lykke will integrate the WISeKey identity and security stack into its digital wallets and software, while WISeKey, in addition to its WISWatch and other security devices, will offer a “WISeKey wallet by Lykke” to its customers.

“The combination of these two technologies is very powerful,” says Richard Olsen, CEO of Lykke. “It will give our customers, both individuals and our large enterprise customers, private key protection and management as a built-in part of the Lykke platform. This is very much part of the Lykke vision, and WISeKey is a perfect partner for us.”

Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, added, “We’re very happy to integrate the Lykke trading ecosystem into our suite of products. This is going to make it easier to buy what you want, use and pay for services as you need them, and transfer money securely without passwords and other insecure forms of identification.”

About Lykke

Lykke is a Swiss-based digital exchange for all assets, started by Richard Olsen, previously founder and CEO of OANDA. Lykke is a new platform that lets people trade currencies, cryptocurrencies, and cryptographic tokens using an iOS or Android device. The exchange charges no fees and is revolutionizing the world of finance through the use of “colored coins,” which settle on the bitcoin blockchain in minutes. Lykke has already gone public on its own exchange and is currently building enterprise-scale solutions for large financial institutions. Lykke is a member of the Hyperledger project.   For more information, visit:  www.lykke.com.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people. To receive WISeKey’s latest news, subscribe to our Newsletter or visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

For further information, please contact:

WISeKey
Youmna Abisaleh
Marketing Communications
+41-22-594-3000
yabisaleh@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations
(United States)
The Equity Group, Inc.
Lena Cati
212-836-9611
lcati@equityny.com
Lykke
Lena Mechenkova
Communications
+41-43-508-6379
pr@lykke.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”), a leading provider in Root of Trust and certificate authority, and Stratumn SAS (“Stratumn”), inventor of Proof of Process Technology, partner to provide enterprise grade process security software based on blockchain technologies.

Stratumn is a pioneering software security company that is enabling a shift in how organizations secure their critical processes and think about data security. Enabling traceability, data integrity and on-demand transparency, Stratumn’s Proof of Process Technology reduces the complexity of interactions between partners, customers, auditors and regulators, thus reducing operational frictions and costs.

Proof of Process Technology offers a common audit trail, secured by blockchains and cryptography, where stakeholders can collaborate without revealing their private and confidential data. This protocol relies on an advanced consensus mechanism based on the authority of a pre-configured set of identified stakeholders to secure the blockchain. This approach makes private blockchains easier to maintain and administer, while keeping participants accountable.

As a global leader in identity, a recognized root key provider and certificate authority, WISeKey provides the Identity layer crucial to implementing Proof of Process. By combining their offerings, Stratumn and WISeKey will enable better accountability and traceability in complex industrial processes. These technologies are directed towards applications in insurance, finance, energy, industry, luxury goods and healthcare, amongst others.

Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey noted, “We are pleased to partner with Stratumn, a pioneer in blockchain technology. Through our partnership with Stratumn we will offer corporations around the world a secure and trusted way to communicate and build relationships with clients and partners, minimize risks and maximize growth potential by integrating our Virtual Trust Platform with blockchain.”

“Public blockchain networks rely on algorithms such as Proof of Work to align the economic incentives of participants. This is a property of a blockchain in which participants do not know each other,” explains Richard Caetano, CEO of Stratumn. “Enterprises today have much different security requirements as contractual agreements and regulations require companies to know and trust the identity of their clients, suppliers and partners. Identity management and strong authentication are key components to ensure accountability and traceability in processes where multiple participants are involved. As a Root of Trust certificate authority, WISeKey provides Stratumn with a fundamental component to Proof of Process.”

On January 18th, Mr. Moreira and Mr. Caetano participated at the 5th annual WISeKey Cyber Security Roundtable in Davos Switzerland. This panel discussion, for which the topic was “Blockchain & The Internet of Value”, included notable figures in the blockchain industry, such as author Don Tapscott, blockchain researcher Primavera De Filippi and Lykke Founder Richard Olsen.

During this panel, participants brought up a number of topics central to the adoption and deployment of blockchain technologies, specifically by global enterprises and government institutions. Mr. Caetano pointed out that as enterprise clients need to work together on common workflows, such as supply chains, a standardized, interoperable platform is needed to avoid the problems of siloed, incompatible networks. Implemented in enterprise systems, Proof of Process Technology with blockchain infrastructure could be used as the underlying framework on which business and operational decisions can be made with confidence. This would enable the implementation of “built-in” regulation, effectively reducing the cost of regulatory compliance and auditing.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people.

To receive WISeKey’s latest news, subscribe to our Newsletter or visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

About Stratumn

Stratumn is a Paris-based security software company that partners with large organizations to secure their critical processes. Stratumn’s Proof of Process Technology enables traceability, transparency and data integrity, thus reducing costs and complexity of the interactions between partners, customers, auditors and regulators. The solution offers a common audit trail, secured by blockchains and cryptography, where stakeholders can collaborate without revealing their private and confidential data.

Established in 2015, Stratumn is a VC-backed company, having raised €600,000 in seed funding in February 2016 with Otium Venture and Ledger CEO, Eric Larchevêque.

To stay up to date on Stratumn developments, follow the Stratumn blog.

Press contacts

WISeKey
Youmna Abisaleh
Marketing Communications
+41-22-594-3000
yabisaleh@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations
(United States)
The Equity Group, Inc.
Lena Cati
212-836-9611
lcati@equityny.com
Stratumn
Sébastien Couture
Director of Community Relations
+33 6 20 47 60 29
sebastien@stratumn.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

WISeKey Founder/ CEO Carlos Moreira with senior management from Lykke and Stratumn (blockchain Swiss and French companies) and Chinese executives, CITIC Fund, Ventureslab, Sinodata (SHE:002657), Insightcredit, Chinese Youth Angel Association, Weshare Finance and Joy Capital

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”- SIX: WIHN), a leading cybersecurity company today announced a project to establish a join Swiss China Blockchain Centre of Excellence to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform.
WISeKey will work with experts in industry, government, and academia to address businesses’ most relevant Blockchain developments with practical, standards-based solutions using available Blockchain technologies. This dedicated center of excellence will conduct research, rapid pilot prototyping, co-creation of use cases and IP creation on Blockchain technology and platforms. The Swiss China Blockchain Centre of Excellence will recommend a Blockchain Platform to facilitate enterprises to swiftly adopt and on-board Blockchain based solutions and services.
WISeKey received a delegation from Beijing INTO Global Business Communications (http://intoer.com/en/), a company that connects Chinese tech investors with global innovative companies, organized hundreds of delegations to global innovative hubs such as Silicon Valley, Israel, Japan and Europe by visiting local tech companies and investors having as a goal the establishment of cooperation agreements and potential investments. Their network involves over 500 clients, including Internet giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and 360, leading public companies, start-ups and powerful investment institutes such as IDG, CIITIC PE, and Sequoia Capital China, etc.  A delegation of top Chinese Tech investors and entrepreneurs visited WISeKey’s headquarters in Geneva with senior execs from CITIC Fund (managing $1.5 billion in assets), Ventureslab, Sinodata (SHE:002657), Insightcredit (a leading credit / financial institution), Chinese Youth Angel Association, Weshare Finance, Joy Capital and many more. This highly active and diverse group in the frontier of China’s Tech innovation, will be seeking investment opportunities and potential partnerships with the best of Swiss and will be working with WISeKey on the Swiss China Blockchain Center of Excellence.
WISeKey will be cooperating with local Chinese companies participating at the center on building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials including addressing all the distributed ledger capabilities across different Blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community.
WISeKey will be localizing in China via a Joint Venture WISeKey China the WISeID Blockchain which is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID Blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID Blockchain app users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc. never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses Blockchain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data. WISeID is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements.
At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities.

The WISeID Blockchain operates with the WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security cyber-resilience edition that uses the digital identification to lock personal data such as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and access PINs into a secure personal data organizer, creating accountable identities for online activity while the data itself remains protected in a secure cloud vault.

Mobile security threats are increasing in number and sophistication, with hackers looking for sophisticated ways to hijack mobiles for Bitcoin mining, or to trick mobile users into giving up their personal identity and bank account information. Even though mobile operating systems provide app developers with significant security features, hackers have still been able to exploit the massive installed base of Android and iOS devices, using many different infection vectors to place malware.

Among other things, WISeID keeps passwords in an encrypted vault, generates hard-to-crack passwords, and safely synchronizes data between computers and devices on multiple platforms, using secure cloud storage. The vault can be unlocked only with the user’s Master Password and/or defined pattern, with additional protection provided through facial recognition authentication. WISeID can be accessed online though a single click.

DOWNLOAD: WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security with built-in Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK is available now for iPhone, iPadAndroid,Mac OSXWindows and Kindle, or directly on our website http://www.wiseid.com.

WISeKey China agreements announced this year:

Partnership with Chinese Feitian:

http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/wisekey-holt-sich-hilfe-aus-china-gegen-ddos-angriffe-1278223

http://security.itbusinessnet.com/article/WISeKey—s-Security-and-Feitian-Technologies-to-Protect-IoT-Devices-4714719

WISeKey locks Digital Identity Solution in China:

http://www.pymnts.com/news/security-and-risk/2016/wisekey-locks-down-digital-identity-solution-in-china/

 

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global digital security and CyberSecurity company. Working at the forefront of information cybersecurity, identity management, and mobile security, WISeKey’s mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing individuals, businesses, cities, citizens, objects, and governments with advanced technology and services that authenticate and protect digital identity across the full spectrum of personal, business and administrative transactions online. At the heart of this 4th Industrial Revolution strategy is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktops, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the identification of objects. More articles can be found at https://www.wisekey.com/ .

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd.
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Natalia Loboda
Tel: +41 44 575 2006
nloboda@wisekey.comMarkCom & Event Manager
Youmna Abisaleh
Tel: + 41 22 594 30 40
yabisaleh@wiseke.comInvestor Relations (United States)
The Equity Group, Inc.
Lena Cati, 212-836-9611
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WISeKey to establish a Mauritius based center to work on this project with the Mauritius Board of Investment

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN), a leading cybersecurity company, during its participation at the Mauritius Investment Board Blockchain event, announced its intention to establish a BlockChain Centre of Excellence in Mauritius to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform, to assist the Mauritius Government to create a Blockchain Ecosystem.

WISeKey will work with experts from industry, government, and academia to address businesses’ most relevant blockchain developments with practical, standards-based solutions using available blockchain technologies. This dedicated center of excellence will conduct research, rapid pilot prototyping, co-creation of use cases and IP creation on blockchain technology and platforms. The Mauritius BlockChain Centre of Excellence will recommend a National Blockchain Plataform to facilitate enterprises to swiftly adopt and on-board blockchain based solutions and services.

The Mauritius Blockchain Center of Excellence will help position the country as a key and active player in the blockchain space. It will provide access to both policy, technical and business expertise around blockchain. WISeKey will be cooperating with local companies participating at the center on building points of view, proof of concepts, policies, educational materials including addressing all the distributed ledger capabilities across different blockchain schemes (public, consortium and private), with industry verticalization and domain specialization (IoT, transactions, messaging, etc.), underpinned by the best underlying technologies from startups, our key partners and from the community.

Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO WISeKey said: “We strongly believe that the Blockchain Center of Excellence will disrupt business flows and processes across different industries in Mauritius and will position the country as one of the Blockchain Platforms and Hubs.”

WISeKey will be localizing in Mauritius at the development of the WISeID Blockchain which is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID Blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID BlockChain app users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc. never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses BlockChain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user’s personal data.

The Mauritius Event: The next Blockchain Valley
Organized by Board of Investment (BOI) of Mauritius
The Board of Investment (BOI) is the national investment promotion agency of the Government of Mauritius with the mandate to promote and facilitate investment in the country. It is the first point of contact for investors exploring business opportunities in Mauritius and the region. BOI also assists investors in the growth, nurturing and diversification of their business.
BOI Announcement:
BMPL Ebene Cybercity has today been the scene of a historical landmark in the shaping of our digital economy.

Carlos Moreira MauritiusThe very first seminar on Blockchain exceeded our expectations with overwhelming appreciation from the audience. More than 200 stakeholders across various sectors, including Banks, Assets Management, Insurance, Tourism, ICT and entrepreneurs from over the world attended the seminar.

As an indication, investments in bitcoin and Blockchain infrastructure have already topped USD 1 billion, and every major bank in the world is increasingly paying attention to this technology.

The seminar saw the participation of renowned international speakers who intervened on diverse themes, namely demystifying Blockchain, developing its ecosystem, its regulatory framework and the potential applications of Blockchain in today’s innovation-driven economy.

Mr. Carlos Creus Moreira, Chairman, CEO & Founder of WISeKey made a clear presentation of Blockchain technology. He highlighted the differences between Blockchain and other technologies such as cloud computing, and expanded on the potential in creating revolutionary solutions which do not exist in the marketplace today.

Mr. Sébastien Couture, co-founder of Stratumn, demonstrated how Blockchain builds consensus around multiple institutions, enterprises and individuals working together by eliminating the role of the middleman and improving efficiency while at the same time improving trust between all the parties.
His colleague, Mr. Anuj Das Gupta, Head of Research at Stratumn, elaborated further on the subject by discussing the potential applications of Blockchain, including in KYC systems and Smart cities. He also suggested that Blockchain technology could be used in diverse sectors such as energy and healthcare.
We also had the pleasure of listening to Ms. Primavera de Fillippi, Researcher at Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, who elaborated on the need for a shift in the regulatory mindset, moving from a bureaucracy base, friction and permission (permission-based rules) to one based on accountability, transparency and innovation (information-based rules) in a bid to reconcile the objectives of providing comfort and security to users while ensuring that regulations do not stifle innovation.
Finally, Mr. Larry Christopher Bates, Chief Security Officer and President of Bitland Global, suggested that Mauritius can become the “Blockchain Valley” through the advent of a cyber-security Hague for international data-houses. He maintained that this will inevitably contribute to economic growth.

Blockchain as a technology is here to stay. The onus remains on us to harness its advantages and leverage them for the benefit of Mauritian businesses, consumers and the Government. In addition, Blockchain KYC’s efficiencies and cryptographic protocols deliver stronger security and faster compliance with reduced operating costs.

The seminar has set the scene for this technological revolution. We now have to develop the Blockchain ecosystem, including devising an appropriate regulatory framework, build the local manpower and encourage both public and private sectors to integrate the technology in their structures to trigger a new phase of efficiency led by the growth of their ventures.

A small country, Mauritius has the potential to rapidly implement Blockchain in day-to-day business.

Far from being the end, this is rather the dawn of a new beginning. We will follow up on this seminar with another one in a few months. The objective is to maintain the momentum, attract more global players and position Mauritius as a trusted and secure platform in the region for the deployment of Blockchain technology.

Already, Wisekey and Bitland have indicated that they are considering setting up operations in Mauritius.

This can only bode a bright future for the next ‘Blockchain Valley’.

About WISeKey
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading cybersecurity company and selected as a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company. WISeKey is currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the “4th Industrial Revolution” movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. The RoT serves as a common trust anchor, which is recognized by the operating system and applications, to ensure the authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of on-line transactions. With the cryptographic RoT embedded on the device, the IoT product manufacturers can use code-signing certificates and a cloud-based signature as a service to secure interactions among objects and between objects and people. WISeKey has patented this process in the USA as it is currently used by many IoT providers.

WISeKey:
Carlos Moreira
Founder & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
cmoreira@wisekey.com
Investor Relations (United States)
Lena Cati
The Equity Group, Inc.
Tel: 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

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