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Tykn finds new partner in IT entrepreneur Johan Mastenbroek

Tykn has received an investment of 1.2 million euros from Dutch IT entrepreneur Johan Mastenbroek.

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Identity Management with Blockchain: The Definitive Guide (2019 Update)

What is blockchain and how can it be used to bring privacy and security to identity management? This in-depth blog tells all.

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Self-Sovereign Identity at Rabobank: Interview with one of Rabobank’s Blockchain Specialists, David Lamers.

Rabobank, one of the largest Dutch banks, is doing research on Self-Sovereign Identity using blockchain technology since 2016. We wanted to know more.

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Innovation in Banking: 7 ways Self-Sovereign Identity will disrupt banking

Here are 7 ways the banking industry will be disrupted and benefit from the technology of Self-Sovereign Identity.

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Innovation in Healthcare: 4 ways Self-Sovereign Identity will disrupt Healthcare

Here are 4 ways the healthcare industry will be disrupted and benefit from the technology of Self-Sovereign Identity.

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Interview: Tim Bouma (Senior Policy Analyst for Identity Management at the Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada)

We talked with Tim Bouma about Digital Identity, the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and a mysterious death!

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Libra - A solution to its identity problem

Facebooks cryptocurrency aims to help the unbanked and all those with difficult access to the banking system. But the mandatory verification with a government issued ID poses a difficulty for the 1.2 billion people who do not have an identity. Here’s an idea for the solution.

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10 Digital Identity Experts you should follow right now

We roundup a list of 10 Digital Identity experts that you should follow if you want to be up to date on all the cutting edge developments in this space.

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Why We Did A Rebrand

Read why we are more than a tech company.

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“Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA”

On this blog we go through a distressing article from The New York Times and explore how public and private institutions can share and request personal data in a private and secure manner.

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Mozambique: How digital identities can help in case of a natural catastrophe

Mozambique has the third highest smartphone adoption rate in the African continent meaning that digital identities could play a pivotal role in easing the suffering of a natural catastrophe scenario.

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2018. Tykn’s Best Year Yet.

Tykn’s founders’ highlight moments from 2018.

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Tykn Wins The Netherlands Chivas Venture Awards!

Tey Al Rjula has won the Dutch edition of Chivas Venture with his company Tykn. According to the jury, the company does not only have an enormous social impact, but also a strong business model. Thanks to this win, Al Rjula has secured a place in the global competition, where a total funding of one million dollars is in play.

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Tykn Wins NRC Live Tech Talk Award!

Tykn is the big winner of the NRC Live Tech Talk Award. After a spectacular pitch competition, the public chose Tykn as the most promising future maker. The four potential future makers – Tykn, Welbo, WizeNoze and QuantaCorp – were judged by the public. The winner was overwhelmingly obvious: Tykn got 64% of the votes.

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Tykn Wins B4H Shapers Award for Digital Identity!

The organization Blockchain for Humanity (b4H) announced the winners of the second edition of the awards that bear the same name, created to promote blockchain projects that generate positive social change. In the Shapers category, the winners were the Helperbit donation platform, the Tykn digital identity project, and the startup focused on social inclusion DIDI.

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Why We Use Sovrin

Sovrin is a Self-Sovereign Identity network based on a public permissioned blockchain. Let me explain. In a public blockchain anyone can read and write on the ledger. The difference…

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Tykn Wins “Best ICO” at the Blockchain Innovation Conference!

It has now been a week since the Blockchain Innovation Conference 2018, and we are still equal parts ecstatic and humbled for having been allowed to receive this award, and from such a prominent member of the Dutch Royal family no less!

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Self-Sovereign Identity Explained in 10 Quotes by 3 Industry Experts

The idea of Self-Sovereign Identity is not an easy one to grasp. So here are 10 quotes from 3 Self-Sovereign Identity industry leaders…

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5 Answers From The UN Panel on Digital Identity

Held by the UNOPS and the Consulate General for the Kingdom of The Netherlands in New York, the Digital Identity panel was moderated by Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage from Pels Rijcken on…

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Tykn at the World Blockchain Forum in Dubai!

On April 14–19, several members of the Tykn team ventured down to Dubai with the aim of laying the foundation for a future potential established presence in the UAE by meeting with government representatives, as well as generating leads for our future funding rounds…

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The Crying Need for a Resilient Identity for the Unbanked

As denizens of a world that is poised to enter the third decade of the 21st century, we are all witness to the progress we, as a global community, have made. However, not every individual in this world is an equal participant of this progress…

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510 x Tykn Press Release

510 is exploring the use of Blockchain in Humanitarian Aid with Tykn.tech.
The organization is looking for smarter and more efficient solutions to enhance aid when a natural disaster strikes.

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The Future of Cash Based Assistance

The International Disaster Database records a steady increase in the frequency of natural disasters over the past 35 years. In the past 10 years, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises have almost doubled, whilst the cost of humanitarian assistance has tripled…

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Sovrin - Tykn as new Founding Steward of Sovrin’s Trust Framework

Tykn can proudly announce the position of Founding Steward in the Sovrin Network, world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network.

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Partos 2017 - Tykn Has Won The Partos Innovation Awards 2017

We are ecstatic to announce that Tykn has won the Spindle Innovation Awards 2017 with our Project ZINC! Our mission is to absolve the world of invisible children.

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Dr. Moe Levin Joins Tykn as Strategic Advisor

We are extremely proud to announce the addition of Dr. Moe Levin to our board of strategic advisors.

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Accenture - Innovation Awards 2017 Semi-finalists!

We made it to Semi-finals of Accenture Innovation Awards 2017
Half way to win the track of Safe & Secure Society!

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The Spindle - Nominees for Best Idea 2017 announced!

Three out of ten ideas were nominated last Friday to pitch at Partos Innovation Festival, congratulations to Online Echoes, SkinApp and ZINC! One of the three ideas will win The Spindle Innovation Award in the category ‘Best Idea 2017’ at the Festival on October 12.

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Techstars - From business idea to successful startup: how did I win Startup Weekend Utrecht

Put aside all the ‘what ifs’ and take a moment to hear a story from Tey – the owner of Tykn and the winner of Startup Weekend Utrecht’ 16.

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