Blockpass Newsletter - Solving Real World Problems with Blockchain

April 2020
In the newsletter this week we highlight a number of articles. The first focuses on a recent event where the GovChain Research project met to discuss and examine blockchain adoption and use case. As large numbers of the world continue to self-isolate to halt the spread of the current virus, we take a look at how a blockchain-based solution could help to slow or even prevent this type of situation from occurring again in the future. We also end our series of articles which investigate the impact of technology with a concluding look at what we can expect in the future. For our 5 minutes With interview this week we sit down to talk to Courtney Lau, Blockpass' Digital Marketing Manager. We hope you stay physically and mentally healthy at this time of crisis; follow official advice and make sure to talk to friends and family to ensure both you and they are coping with the difficult circumstances.

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Researching Blockchain Adoption and Potential
The GovChain Research project, part-funded by Blockpass, met recently on the Isle of Man to discuss the state of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and how it could be implemented into public services. The discussion included a focus on specific areas in which blockchain could be particularly beneficial, such as for criminal justice system records, benefit payments and other areas.

Co-led by Helen Disney, one of Blockpass' advisers, the group also reviewed how a number of governments and public sector bodies are utilising blockchain or DLT, picking out 20 specific countries from around the world to assess their receptiveness to the potential offered by these new technologies. Click here to read more about the event and the report that GovChain has produced.

A Solution for Crisis?
As the current pandemic continues to spread round the world and the lives of billions are affected, our latest blog article examines how the properties and uses of blockchain could be leveraged to create a global solution to tackle the spread of infection and ultimately save lives.

The possible application for crisis management range beyond healthcare though, to supply chain management, efficient and effective resource distribution and, crucially, the maintenance of data privacy for those involved. Click here to read the article and find out some of the possible benefits of using blockchain solutions to stymie pandemics.

Current Offers Available to PASS Club Members

J Rotbart & Co.
Our latest partners, J. Rotbart & Co. provide a number of services for precious metals and other physical assets. Blockpass users who onboard will not only enjoy instant verification, but will also be eligible for the unique offer of six months worth of free gold storage with the company. Click here for more information and access to the special offer.

A token issuance and exchange platform. Blockpass will be awarding 400 PASS tokens to the first 1000 users of the ADAX platform who complete their KYC using the Blockpass App. Click here for more information on the special offer.

Legacy Trust
A custodian providing trusted custody for crypto and fiat assets for individuals and institutions. Blockpass users are entitled to a free Complete Custody account opening - worth US$2,500! Click here for more information.

Lessons from History
Over the previous four instalments, this series has examined the various ways in which new technology disrupts the status quo of existing business and industries. From the benefits it can bring to the traps for the unwary, and from historical examples to how to plan for the future, these articles focus on impact of new technology, how to adapt to it and why it is so vital for businesses to do so.

In this final article, we conclude the series by looking at what we are likely to see across industries and new developments of technology in the coming years. Only time will tell what is truly to come but from examining even recent historical trends we can extrapolate likely outcomes. Click here to read the last in the series: The Importance of Embracing New Technology. Part Five: Conclusion.

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We're constantly working to improve the functionality and usability of our flagship product, KYC Connect®. From new partners and new campaigns, to easy onboarding, we are making sure we offer the premium compliance gateway to financial services. We've designed the process to be as quick and simple as possible; getting started is free and only takes a few minutes. Visit the Admin Console to create your service now!

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Meet The Team
This week in our 5 Minutes With interview we sit down for a chat with Digital Marketing Manager Courtney Lau to find out what she does as part of the Blockpass team. Click here to read about Courtney and her thoughts on blockchain technology.