Zonafide blockchain brings bona fide touch to Atos
European IT services company Atos has turned to genuine blockchain firm Zonafide to help combat identity theft and cybercrime.
The deal will see Atos assist their clients in the use of Zonafide’s blockchain-based technology in “processing life events such as marriage and deaths”. Atos’ clients span a lot of industries and sectors, including £3 billion of UK Government contracts.
Fintech is certainly involved in case you zoned out briefly as Zonafide says its mobile app helps prevent fraud and cybercrime by securing activities – such as payments or updating personal details with a bank.
Ivo Luijendijk, group industry director data analytics, IOT and blockchain at Atos, adds: “Discussions with Zonafide have been greatly appreciated by our clients and we have already identified a prospect. I think this will be a fruitful partnership for both Atos and Zonafide.”
Paul Worrall, founder of Zonafide, says there are “many more potential applications that we look forward to working with Atos on”.
You may recall last month when Atos unleashed three new initiatives to improve its partner programme and tap into fintechs, insurtechs and regtechs with financial services businesses. So Atos’ interest in our sector is well known.
Back to Zonafide, which says its blockchain network is decentralised, which “avoids the inflexibility, costs and weaknesses embedded in centralised systems”.
In addition to providing Zonafide’s software, the firm’s founders will also be hosting blockchain-focused workshops with Atos’ senior management, to “further embed their knowledge of the technology’s potential and to discuss commercial opportunities”.
Worrall has over 30 years’ experience in distributed computing and software development in investment banking. He worked at JP Morgan Chase for six years.
UK-based Zonafide was founded in 2014. Worrall is also the founder of Interition, a firm that applies semantic web technology to the management of enterprise software and its deployment environment.