The rise of digital tribes and their digital tokens

2017 was the year of the rise of financing via digital tokens (see chart below). While some initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been asset-backed (i.e. they are the equivalent of raising capital via more traditional means), the majority of ICOs have been for tokens backed by nothing more than the belief in an idea. This…

Procivis and the Canton of Schaffhausen present eID solution at the eGovernment Day Schaffhausen

Zurich / Schaffhausen, 4 December 2017   Procivis and the Canton of Schaffhausen have presented the pilot version of the Schaffhausen eID+ to the canton’s citizens today. The electronic identity solution is based on Procivis technology and can be downloaded by citizens of the Canton of Schaffhausen onto their iOS or Android mobile phones via…

The Winners and Losers of GDPR

  Personal data is the commodity of the 21st century. Some even call it “the new asset class”[1]. It is collected and traded every day, sometimes to the benefit of individuals — by virtue of targeted advertisements and free content — and every now and then to their disadvantage — when massive data centres are breached by hackers and when it…

Blog #02: The Macro Drivers of Cryptocurrencies

The Macro Drivers of Cryptocurrencies   The birth of a new form of electronic money that does not require a bank is now almost a decade old. The concept has become accessible to ordinary people because of the ubiquitous use of smartphones.  It has also become relatively easy for anyone to issue their own cryptocurrency…

Procivis introduces VALID: Personal data management for the digital age

Mobile and blockchain technologies are opening up new ways for citizens to interact with their state and with the marketplace. Procivis is developing innovative technology solutions to make these new forms of interaction user-friendly, relevant and secure. VALID is the next iteration of the Procivis digital identity platform, which draws on the e-government platform eID+,…

E-governance and blockchain in India and Oman – Interview with Daniel Gasteiger

The “Swiss-Indian forum e-governance” in New Delhi, India, and the “Blockchain Symposium” in Muscat, Oman, brought together entrepreneurs and policymakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and the challenges behind the implementation of blockchain technology in general and blockchain-enabled e-governance in particular. Procivis CEO Daniel Gasteiger was invited to speak on behalf of…

Blog #01 – Technology and democracy

Digitalization is changing all aspects of how modern societies operate, including the machinery underpinning democracy. As the tech industry rolls out new software and hardware solutions by which the people can make their will known, society and the law will eventually catch up. We need to start broadening the debate about the available choices and…

HSBlox announces strategic partnership with Procivis to create a patient-centered smart contract solution for healthcare administration

ATLANTA HSBlox, a technology company bringing innovation and transparent economics to the healthcare ecosystem today announced a partnership with Swiss electronic identity specialist Procivis. Combining HSBlox’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) smart contract solution for healthcare administration with Procivis’ advanced DLT authentication application will ensure that the patient is securely in control of the administrative process. Together…

Procivis and University of Zurich develop blockchain-based e-voting solution

Swiss e-government startup Procivis and the Communication Systems Group CSG at the Department of Informatics at University of Zurich have announced their collaboration to develop an electronic voting solution. The planned platform aims to cover the entire voting process electronically and in a seamless manner, from the provision of voter information to the evaluation of…

Procivis and the Canton of Schaffhausen implement e-government pilot project

Procivis has won the first Swiss canton to implement its integrated e-government platform. As a specialist provider of electronic government services, the startup will supply the Canton of Schaffhausen with an electronic Citizen-ID based on a mobile app, which will be available to citizens free of charge. The Citizen-ID is planned to be launched later…

Giorgio Zinetti and Costa Vayenas join Procivis as CTO and Senior Government Consultant

Swiss e-government startup Procivis has announced two key new hires to further strengthen the technology and government expertise across its team. Giorgio Zinetti has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and will join the company at the beginning of October. As part of the Procivis leadership team, he will define and implement the company’s technology strategy.…

Procivis completes advisory board, bringing together leading names in tech, e-governance and blockchain

Swiss e-government startup Procivis has announced the completion of its advisory board, adding further global experts to its in-house think tank. The group of six strategic advisors covers all facets of e-governance, providing Procivis with crucial know-how and expertise to help drive the company’s mission of creating a backbone for digital societies across the globe. The Procivis advisory…