4thpillar technologies updates
- February 2020, SI-Chain partnership
4thpillar technologies joined the Slovenian national blockchain testing infrastructure called SI-Chain. The Si-Chain implementation of 4thpillar technologies electronic data and documents exchange protocol and identity mechanism is underway. Supported by Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, powered by HashNET and Telemach, Si-Chain was established in November 2019 with the intent to enable testing of existing and new blockchain applications for the public and private sector. More information
- April 2020, 4thtech and HashNET consortium
Supported and approved by Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration, the consortium was formed between 4thpillar technologies and HashNET, to enter the INEA 2020 CEF Telecom Call with the blockchain eDelivery solution and SI-Chain implementation. More information
- July 2020, SI-Chain deployment
Si-Chain deployment of 4thtech electronic data and documents exchange protocol.
July 2020, 4thtech at Virtual Workshop Towards Global Interoperability Blockchain Infrastructure in Geneva
UN/CEFACT Chain - Guidance for cross border interoperable blockchain infrastructure 4.0 was presented along with selected use cases on the 9th of July in Geneva. 4thtech eDelivery use-case presentation was presented at 12:00 (Geneva time). Watch the event video recording.
- September 2020, Document Notarisation Service deployment
The 4thtech Document Notarization service is operational and able to leverage the power of blockchain to confirm content authenticity and timestamp. To illustrate the Document Notarisation process, the use case video Notarisation tutorial was prepared, please follow the link.
- October 2020, EIC/SME instrument 2020 Accelerator Funding Application
With the main objective to deploy Document, eDelivery and Notarisation Blockchain Enterprise Suite (i.e. DEN-BES, a suite of applications essential in every organisation), 4thtech submitted to EIC-SMEInst-2b 2020 grant. With the EIC commission in session in Q4 2020, we keep our fingers crossed. Read more
- November 2020, Digital Identity Mechanism moves to production
After several concept cycles, the Digital Identity Mechanism moves to production. With the first deployment on Ethereum, the mechanism adds the last component and usefulness to existing blockchain electronic data and document exchange and document Notarisation service. Read more
- December 2020, the announcement of 4thtech 2.0
For the past 4 months, we have been working on a major 4thtech update that has finally reached its finalisation. The 4thtech 2.0 adds a number of functionalities and upgrades; (1) the 4thtech wallet extension overgone a complete rework and is now supporting Google Chrome and Mozilla browsers; (2) the end-user platform is now completely redesigned, capturing minimalistic modern design and packed with new features; (3) the platform now enables three public-blockchains, for the users to choose from when using 4thtech services, and; (4) new tokenization model is introduced, that allows users to receive discounts when using FOUR, furthermore service payments will be now possible also in native chain tokens. Further update news will follow when updates will be rolling out gradually in Q1 2021.
- January 2021, system maintenance updates
In January 2021, we are performing various maintenance system updates. The platform and wallet operations will be limited. Please check the system status located in the Get-Started section.
4thtech Proud to be apart of
SI-Chain was established with the support of the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology by the innovative technology company Hashnet in cooperation with Telemach, a telecommunication solutions provider. The technology will initially facilitate transactions and the creation of smart contracts. The first application on SI-Chain is 4thtech’s eDelivery. eDelivery is a service that allows the secure and reliable exchange of documents and data across borders and sectors.
SI-Chain Pilot transactions offer EMV smart contracts and Ethereum compatible dApp environment. SI-Chain initiative explores the necessary supporting tools for implementing Blockchain services and outline the technology infrastructures which can support high speed and scalable fourth generation blockchain technology.
(1) To develop a framework/mechanism for development and implementation of Blockchain services infrastructure, which will be compatible and in line with European Blockchain services infrastructure and usable or extendable globally;
(2) To create a Study on strategy for development and implementation of interoperable global blockchain technology infrastructure, taking into consideration existing standards for implementation of cross border Blockchain infrastructure in an interoperable manner.
4thpillar technologies joined the Slovenian national blockchain testing infrastructure called SI-Chain at the beginning of 2020, since then, the team has been productive. It has already launched its first application, 4thtech’s eDelivery. eDelivery is a service that allows the secure and reliable exchange of documents and data across borders and sectors.
UNECE Chain White-paper goal is to develop Guidance for cross border interoperable blockchain infrastructure. UN/CEFACT is a subsidiary of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE) and is a key player within the United Nations Economic and Social Council for setting electronic business standards and trade facilitation recommendations. UN/CEFACT essentially exists to make trade processes more efficient.
Project is following two main orientations: to develop a framework/mechanism for development and implementation UN/CEFACT Blockchain services infrastructure, which will be compatible and in line with other services infrastructure and usable or extendable globally and to create a Whitepaper on strategy for development and implementation of interoperable global blockchain technology infrastructure, taking into consideration existing standards for implementation of cross border Blockchain infrastructure in an interoperable manner.
Whitepaper aims to explore the challenges to actually implementing blockchain interoperability from legal, technical, and governance points of view. Interoperability is complex, and the fact that blockchain is still an emerging technology further complicates efforts to solve interoperability in the general case. With most pilot projects being conducted by private sector actors, there is a risk of the dominant technology being chosen by market forces alone. At the same time there is an opportunity for the public sector to take an active role in guiding the development of the technology towards incorporating interoperability-by-design, as well as distributed governance models for DLT infrastructure.
UNECE Chain initiative highlights new technology and outlines promising use cases which boast improved trust, transparency and efficiency. 4thtech blockchain eDelivery protocol is one of the use cases that will be presented and later featured in the recommendation whitepaper known as UNECE Chain.
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