Sepior acquired by Blockdaemon
Partisia Blockchain fully operational
Partisia Blockchain soft launched
1) tapping into existing networks e.g. supported by BYOC,
2) a launch pad for applications e.g. supported by ERC-20 token equivalence,
3) SDG flagship projects emphasizing the value-added by Partisia Blockchain.
Two examples of the initial SDG flagship projects are; NFT based fundraising for NGOs (global partners will be disclosed later) and a solution to combat counterfeit medicine in developing countries. The latter involves close collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Combat Counterfeit Medicine
Extending the Management Team
Private Decentralized IoT Storage
Better Internet Search
Partisia Blockchain Foundation
Partisia Applications is responsible for the software development in HedaX, and the project brings together a long list of partners that are dedicated to realising the potential:
Data Fair, Data for Good Foundation, The Alexandra Institute, Statistics Denmark, Monsenso, Kæftensbekæmpelse, Lundbeck, Aarhus Universitet, Region Hovedstaden and DPO Management.
The project is linked to the project “Blockchain Data and Privacy” funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and the total combined investment across the two projects is approx. DKK 30 millions.
Cyberian is Live
Partisia has collaborated with Tora about developing the matching market Cyberian since 2017. Jointly, the founders of Cyberian (Tora and Partisia) each have decades of experience developing trading technology and secure multiparty computing solutions.
MPC Alliance is Live
As part of a global initiative, Partisia and Sepior are co-founders of the MPC Alliance. The goal is to unite developers and practitioners of Secure Multiparty Computation (MPC) to accelerate industry awareness and adoption of MPC. The MPC Alliance consists of industry leaders and pioneers within the development and commercial adoption of MPC.
Partisia pioneered commercial use of MPC in 2008 by offering decentralized auction solutions. The next class of commercial solutions was key management as offered by Sepior and Unbound. Today, the maturity of MPC makes it suitable for collaborative solutions in a broad sense and across industries from finance to healthcare.
PBC is Live
Blockchain Data and Privacy
Semper Arden Center
Big Data by Security
Insight Network Complete
VCTRADE in Japan
Based on years of R&D and customer needs, Partisia has established the spinout Secata focusing on privacy-preserving statistics. A prime focus is to offer end-to-end secure data solutions that allow individual persons or companies to control their own data. Secata achieves this through Secure Multiparty Computation and other privacy-enhancing technologies to reach the highest level of data protection without hampering usability. A prime example is Insights Network, a blockchain based data exchange that allows data subject to control their own data and profit from sharing their data. Secata provides the core infrastructure that guarantees transparency by use of Blockchain and privacy by use of Secure Multiparty Computation.
SBI Invest in Sepior
Partisia has entered a collaboration with Insights Network on constructing a decentralized data broker that empowers the data subjects as data providers. A unique infrastructure with no single point of trust provides transparency by use of Blockchain and privacy by use of Secure Multiparty Computation (MPC). Partisia has designed new MPC protocols that meet the requirements for the decentralized peer-2-peer infrastructure.
Insights Network challenges existing data brokers by allowing the individual data subjects to control and to capitalize on their own data. The combined use of blockchain and MPC ensure that the bilateral exchange of data happens frictionless and without involving anyone but the data requester and the data providers. Also, the exchange of data and payment is controlled by neither the requester nor the provider and is enforceable without any third party involvement.
The project has received the basic seed funding and a public crowdsale is scheduled to start late January 2018. For more see >>
As part of the project “Big Data by Security” a statistical application based on MPC has been developed and deployed within Statistics Denmark. The purpose is to investigate how MPC can increase the use of sensitive data from Statistics Denmark without compromising confidentiality.
This work has a direct link to the final report from Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking in the US. This report explores how to increase the availability of data for assessing government programs without compromising privacy and confidentiality. The report explains how MPC can be part of the solution as currently tested with Statistics Denmark.
Partisia has entered a collaboration with Tora on developing MPC software for Tora’s applications for the financial markets. Tora is the provider of the industry’s most advanced cloud-based order and execution platform (OEMS) and operator of Crosspoint, a Hong Kong licensed ATS. Every day over three billion dollars of institutional volume is traded through the Tora platform.
The collaboration focuses first on applying MPC as the basic computation engine in the Crosspoint matching service to avoid any data leakages or misuse of information on financial exchanges. This is a regulated part of the financial markets and MPC addresses unintended misuse of data. Partisia is developing a new protocol called MACE (Multiparty Agile Computation Engine) that meets the very high security, performance and flexibility requirements needed.
Peter F Frandsen joins Partisia as Technical Director focusing on confidential statistics based on Secure Multiparty Computation. Peter comes from a position as Manager in Rambøll Management Consulting and has extensive experience within all aspects of selling, designing, developing and operating large-scale professional systems used in survey system and advanced, integrated data collection and reporting. Peter holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University and has served an external examiner herein including Software development and architecture, databases as well as theoretical topics since 2007.
In parallel, Emil Bremer Orloff joins Partisia as software developer. Emil also holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University and has experience in software development from Trifork and prior to that Rambøll Management Consulting.
Ahmet Tuncay replaces Nicolaj Højer as CEO in Sepior (Nicolaj continues in Sepior as non-executive member of the board). Ahmet is located in California and was CEO of Soonr a Danish and US-based it-company and a secure content management SaaS provider to over 150,000 businesses that were acquired by Autotask. Before Soonr, Ahmet held executive roles at SpiderCloud and Trapeze Networks, an enterprise wireless company acquired by Juniper. Ahmet was the founding CEO of SolarFlare, a fabless semiconductor company, and held management and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies, SynOptics Communications, and Electronic Data Systems.
Partisia’s High Stake Auction tailored for the Norwegian 1800 MHz Spectrum Auction, has been used to trade spectrum rights for a total of NOK 877.983.276 over the course of 7 days and 83 bidding rounds. The auction has been designed, developed and operated in collaboration with Copenhagen Economics since June 2014.
Sepior has been granted a SME Instrument Phase 2 grant of 2.3 million EURO under the H2020 program with Partisia as co-beneficiary. Sepior is the main partner and the entire project focuses entirely on turning Sepior and the product Sepior Key Management into a scalable and profitable business.
Partisia is one of the partners behind the new project “Big Data by Security” funded by the Danish Industry Foundation with approx. 7,6 million DDK. The project will illustrate how Secure Multiparty Computation can become an infrastructure for sensitive data in a Big Data context. The project focuses on two cases: One on credit rating and one on accessing sensitive data from Danish Statistics in an all-new way.
Read more about the project (in Danish) >>
Energiauktion.dk hosted the 21th energy conference on liberalising the energy market “Det Frie Energimarked 2015” (in Danish).
Read more about the conference (in Danish) >>
Together with Cybernetica (a R&D ICT company), Partisia has developed a secure survey system within the EU project PRACTICE. The secure multiparty computation based survey system ensures that the submitted answers are kept encrypted at all time. Also, the software architecture has been designed for allowing the very same web service (the survey) to run on two different systems to secure multiparty computation. The first real-life survey has been conducted.
Read more about the survey system >>Read more about PRACTICE >>
Chief cryptographer and Partner in Partisia, Ivan Damgård, has been awarded the RSA award “Excellence in the Field of Mathematics” for his work on cryptographic hash functions and Secure Multiparty Computation.
Read more about the reward >>
New director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth Lykkedal is now commercial director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth has been working in the energy sector since 1996 among other places at Bergen Energy, Dong Energy and Nord Pool Spot. Kenneth joins the Energiauktion.dk team with a primary focus on sale and business development.
Partisia has been awarded the job of developing, implementing and operating the 1800 MHz spectrum auction in Norway by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (www.npt.no). The job will be carried out in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics.
Energiauktion.dk is now adjusted to utilize the newly opened Datahub. By Marts 2014 the Danish datahub that works as a single access point to consumption data on all Danish electricity meters, contains the required 12 months of historical data. Energiauktion.dk has been adjusted to utilize the Datahub to simplify the way procurement auctions are conducted and hereby enhance competition on electricity.
Together with the former CEO at codesealer Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, Partisia raises 4.2 million DKK from SEED Capital, DTU Symbion and private business angels to a new cloud security company. The new company focus on creating and managing strong cryptographic keys in the cloud – a solution that neither relies on trust in any third party nor on-premise encryption gateways.