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Blockpass Newsletter – Cryptography for Contact Tracing, BIL News

Courtney Lau | June 2020

This week we have an exciting new update to bring you in our newsletter. The Blockpass Identity Lab has recently produced some research papers which Blockpass has had the opportunity to read. In our blog this week we give an overview of what one of papers discusses, with an examination of how to create secure and privacy-focused pandemic contact tracing solutions. We also highlight a couple of previous articles, one on our offer to healthcare and medical organizations for COVID-19 solutions and another looking back at an older but significant event - the launch of the BIL. Our Marketplace Offers section highlights ways in which Blockpass users can use their digital identities, with some special offers exclusive to Blockpass users and a new option for users with AdvancedFX. Finally, we sit down with PhD candidate Will Abramson in our 5 Minutes With section. Keep an eye out for a big announcement we hope to release next week!

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How Cryptography Can Aid COVID-19 Contact Tracing
More than couple of years ago, Blockpass began talking to some brilliant minds at Edinburgh Napier University about all things, cryptography, privacy, blockchain and identity. After a couple of meetings and discussions, it was decided that some sort of collaboration was in order to work on what turned out to be a large number of shared areas of interest.
This partnership led to the launch of the Blockpass Identity Lab in September 2018, and since then, groundbreaking work has been going on around the topics of cryptography, privacy and identity. Research from the lab has been shared with Blockpass recently and this week we have an overview of one of the papers written by the researchers. Click here to read our latest blog about how this work can be used for COVID-19 contact tracing in a privacy-centric manner, and keep an eye out for more news from the lab to come soon!
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KYC Opportunities for COVID-19 Testing
A couple of months ago we published news that we were seeking to work with organizations and companies on CODIV-19 screening and infection status verification. Our goal with this is to bring privacy, security and user-centric solutions through the use of our identity verification services.
We have already begun some conversations but we are looking to partner with more companies that requires means to ensure privacy in patient identification, and encourage entities such as medical clinics and testing centres to get in touch with us as we all work to combat the effects of COVID-19. Click here to read the announcement and see the details.

Current Offers Available to PASS Club Members

AdvancedFX
The latest offering to the Blockpass Marketplace, AdvancedFX is a business solution to transfer foreign money 24/7 and for private customers to manage payments overseas. Click here for more info.

Cryptotax 
A regulated cryptocurrency tax compliance and advisory services company based in the United Kingdom. Cryptotax also offers planning, reporting and other options. Click here to access the services.

TOZEX
The latest company on the Blockpass Marketplace, TOZEX is a crypto asset platform for token issuance which has just begun its pre-registration period. Click here for more information.

Slogold
Slogold provides offshore incorporation services and consultancy services. Blockpass users are entitled to a 10% discount for incorporation of offshore companies. Click here for further details.

MAXCORP
A fully compliant Estonian Crypto Exchange License registration service, MAXCORP is offering Blockpass users free project structure analysis. Click here for more information on the offer.

Migom Bank
General banking accounts for individuals, Migom Bank provides virtual personal bank accounts with account opening from EUR300 per month and EUR 5 per month. Click here for further details.

Another Look Back at a Milestone Event
Last week we took a look back at the launch of the Blockpass Mobile App in a live event in London in April 2018. This week, we pick out another milestone event in Blockpass’ history with the launch of the Blockpass Identity Lab at the Edinburgh Napier University.
Launched on the 26th of September in a two-day event, since then the lab has been working on cutting-edge cryptographic solutions for all manner of industries and applications, not least the latest work that has gone into looking at pandemic contact tracing solutions. Click here for a look back at the lab launch event.

KYC Connect
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 for our 5 Minutes With we sit down to talk to Will Abramson, a PhD Candidate working in the Blockpass Identity Lab who has been instrumental in a number of research papers that are coming out at the moment. Click here to find out about Will, his thoughts on blockchain and his work for the BIL, or check out his blog, here.