IOTA Newsletter #1 — Summer Summit, UN Field Workers & EU Smart Cities

The full article was originally published by Mark Schmidt on Medium. Read the full article here.

IOTA Newsletter #1 — Summer Summit, UN Field Workers & EU Smart Cities

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For the first time since the inception of IOTA in 2015, the entire Foundation team consisting of 60+ people was flown in to Oslo for a 5 day team building event. Internal meetings, workshops and even a hackathon have brought our international team closer together and ensured that everyone knows what is happening inside the foundation across all departments. External partners, NGO’s and companies such as DNB, DNV GL, Innovation Norway, Sopra Steria, Innovation Peace Foundation and others were invited for private meetings to discuss the future of IOTA.
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A Message from the Board

During the last few months the Foundation team has done an excellent job to introduce a new organizational structure, internal processes and SOP’s. Over the next few months, our team, which has grown to more than 70+ full time employees over the last few months, will focus more on the core technologies, new modules, documentation and developer ease of use to foster our global ecosystem. You can expect more partnership, more products and more communication from our side.

Recent News

UNOPS & IOTA
The first collaboration with a large multinational organization, the IOTA Foundation has officially signed an MOU with UNOPS. Through this collaboration, the IOTA Team will work with different units at UNOPS to increase transparency and efficiency, as well as safety and security for UN workers who are out on the field on a mission.
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+CityXchange
The European Commission, under the Horizon2020 program, has officially approved the +CityxChange consortium. The consortium has received a total of 20 Million Euros in funding, with an additional 10 Million of in-kind contributions. Under the leadership of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), seven cities will develop and test new data-sharing and DLT-based solutions together with an impressive list of 11 large entreprises, 9 SMEs, 3 non-for-profit organisations and 2 universities.
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Sinopac & IOTA
Sinopac, one of the largest financial institutions in Taiwan, has signed an MOU with the IOTA Foundation. Under this mandate, Sinopac will develop a new notary certification solution called “iCertificate”, as well as other products for the financial sector.
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DNB & IOTA
The largest bank in Scandinavia, DNB, has teamed up with IOTA to work on new financial use cases. At the heart of this collaboration is a focus on MyData and the Data Marketplace setup by the IOTA Foundation. Over the coming weeks, the teams will work on a use case which will be made accessible to the public.
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IOTA Newsletter #1 — Summer Summit, UN Field Workers & EU Smart Cities was originally published in IOTA on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The full article was originally published by Mark Schmidt on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article here.

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