Blockchain isn’t just Bitcoin, is it? There is actually a huge ecosystem – with use cases from eVoting to fair trade – where Blockchain can be used. With a number of blockchain projects already being developed in its internal incubator, Kaspersky Lab is now also joining the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, the world’s largest blockchain initiative. The move will bring the company to a new level of development in blockchain technology based solutions, allowing Kaspersky Lab to network with alliance members, share expertise, and attend working groups.
“Public attention on Bitcoin makes people forget about the variety of opportunities presented to us by blockchain technology, besides cryptocurrencies. It’s important to remember that Bitcoin needs blockchain, it’s not the other way around. We believe that collaboration with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance members from wide range of business sectors will further help us to develop our blockchain solutions and make the public aware of blockchain’s advantages,” comments Vartan Minasyan, Head of Investment and Innovation at Kaspersky Lab.
For almost three years, Kaspersky Lab has been supporting internal and external teams in the development of new ideas and technologies within its Business Incubator, including those based on blockchain. One of these projects is Polys, a secure online voting system backed by transparent crypto algorithms. This system makes sure that all transactions are registered, stored and counted in blockchain. Based on Ethereum, Polys can make sure the network’s participants can verify the accuracy of voting execution.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is bringing together Fortune 500 companies, successful technology innovators, and research organizations, to share and discuss the implementation of blockchain solutions. Attending different working group events and cooperating with experienced market players will help the Alliance’s members to ensure security in the field of innovative technologies.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has been operating in the market for over 20 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
About Kaspersky Lab Business Incubator
Kaspersky Lab Business Incubator was established in 2015 to foster both internal and external teams in developing bright ideas and technologies. It’s open for early stage startups in areas where security and safety are important. We help entrepreneurs develop their projects in safe environment – inside the company – by providing all needed infrastructure, expertise, access to sales channels and financing. The Business Incubator is one of Kaspersky Lab’s initiatives designed to encourage corporate innovations. Startup founders interested in cooperation with Kaspersky Lab can apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
The EEA is an industry-supported, not-for-profit established to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards, and open-source reference architectures. The EEA is helping to evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology, providing research and development in a range of areas, including privacy, confidentiality, scalability, and security. The EEA is also investigating hybrid architectures that span both permissioned and public Ethereum networks as well as industry-specific application layer working groups.
EEA will collectively develop open industry standards and facilitate collaboration with its member base and is open to any members of the Ethereum community who wish to participate. This open-source framework will enable the mass adoption at a depth and breadth otherwise unachievable in individual corporate silos and provide insight to the future of scalability, privacy, and confidentiality of the public Ethereum permissionless network.