Tangem, a Swiss manufacturer of blockchain-based
smartcard wallets, has raised $15 million (£11.6m) from Tokyo-based digital
asset venture investment firm SBI Crypto Investment.
The manufacturer, which claims to be a pioneer in
making cryptocurrencies as easy to use as cash, is now attracting additional
investment to hasten the deployment of its technology in various industries
where secure storage and circulation of blockchain assets has the highest
potential. Industries of interest include ticketing, digital identity,
anti-counterfeiting, and retail loyalty and promotions.
Yoshitaka Kitao, representative director, president and
CEO of SBI Holdings Inc., said: “The Tangem hardware wallet, which is highly
secure and affordable, is an important tool to promote mass adoption of digital
assets and blockchain. We believe utilising Tangem will help stipulate the
demand for other blockchain services provided by SBI.”
Earlier this month, Chronicled raised £12.4m in a series A funding round led by Mandra Capital and with participation from Streamlined Ventures, The Perkins Fund, Frank Fiore, and David Aho. Chronicled will be using the funds to expand the MediLedger Network, which it plans to commercially launch in 2019, with service provider integrations and additional protocols that address channel integrity and chargebacks, contracting and revenue management. In 2017, Chronicled completed a pilot wherein it successfully showed that Serialised Global Trade Item Numbers (SGTINs) can be transferred anonymously using a cryptographic method.
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