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Key moments over the past 6 months

The Most Influential Women in Payments

Our Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, has been named as one of Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource.

This year's honorees demonstrate the importance of women to all aspects of the payments industry and all corners of the globe.

Best innovation in security management

We're delighted to announce that we’ve won 'Best innovation in security management' at the FDATA Open Finance Awards.

In our goal to give users back control of their data, we’re especially proud to have been recognised as the company ‘who has done the most to protect consumer data’.

10 Best Payments Startups

We’ve been nominated as one of the 10 best Payments Startups globally in Efma-Capgemini’s Financial NewTech Challenge 2020.

Set up to uncover the best new fintech solutions, the winners will be selected by combination of a public vote and a judging panel, including representatives from Santander, Caixa Bank and Raiffeisen Bank International.

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Payment Tied Digital IDs Can Solve Amazon’s Fake Reviews Problem

When searching for a product, we often spend a tremendous amount of time making sure it's good quality. The knee jerk reaction is to go straight for the highest-rated products. After all, with thousands of 5-star reviews, what could go wrong? With the rise of fake reviews, however, it's becoming more challenging to separate fact from fiction. Verified digital IDs fixed to a payment source and upheld by blockchain may offer the means to truly validate reviews…

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Blockchain may facilitate the 'new normal' of contactless parcel delivery

The spread of Covid-19 has changed the handover of online purchases to consumers. With serious concerns about possible infection, contactless delivery, with no signature for goods received, has become the norm. FedEx and UPS stopped signature requirements for deliveries in March, without any reported backlash…

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The Future Of Courier Transportation

We love to talk about where we’ll be in the next few years, but the truth is that nobody really knows what’s going to happen! All we can do is offer our best guess and see where it goes. We live in a world full of ever-changing technology and so this makes it hard to predict anything for sure! But figuring out what could happen over the next few years or even decades it’s something that a business owner or a responsible manager would do…

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Efma-Capgemini Financial NewTech 2020 Watchlist

Nuggets has been included in the Efma-Capgemini Global Financial NewTech 2020 Watchlist. Chosen by a panel of experts from Capgemini and Efma, the Watchlist is made up of 100 Financial NewTechs - startups or scaleups providing a B2B solution for financial institutions - across the globe that will help reshape the financial services landscape in 2020…

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The Power of Biometrically Verified Digital ID with Alastair Johnson of Nuggets

The continued rise of digital transactions and contactless deliveries have made identification is more important than ever…

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Deliveries To People Not Place

With so much of our lives going online, delivery has become a prime factor in many of our daily routines, to ensure we receive essential items as social distancing measures remain in place. This once trivial matter has only grown more critical as the delivery networks continue to cope with unprecedented demand. Now is the time to ruminate on innovation to help streamline ecommerce deliveries in the new normal…

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Pause for Payments

Nuggets Co-founder and COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, was interviewed for the Women in Payments ‘Pause for Payments’ video series. Seema discusses her career journey, including why she started Nuggets…

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Reducing the Gender Gap in the Blockchain Space

Co-founder and COO of Nuggets Seema Khinda Johnson talks with host Georgia Fairweather about her cybersecurity company and what it’s like being a woman in the blockchain sector and how to reduce the gender gap…

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Blockchain ID Solution Aims to Tackle Spike in Delivery Fraud Amid Coronavirus Measures

Nuggets, a digital identity and payments platform, has developed a way to accept deliveries without needing a physical signature to combat a spike in fraud and chargebacks during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Nuggets brings biometrics to delivery confirmation as industry offers solutions for new working normal

Biometrics continue to be applied to supporting economic re-opening, with new offerings featuring facial recognition and thermal screening for access control, but also biometric confirmation of deliveries, identification of people wearing protective gear, and mobile apps…

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Nuggets fights chargebacks and fraud with biometric contactless delivery

Nuggets has unveiled its new biometrically-verified, contactless delivery tech, which will help retailers tackle mounting fraud and chargebacks fuelled by the COVID-19 outbreak…

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Nuggets wins the Unicorn Challenge

Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, showcased the platform to a panel of judges from Santander, JP Morgan, American Express, Innovate Finance and Elavon. Competing against five other fintechs, Nuggets won both the main judges’ award and audience choice award…

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The emergence of Blockchain in Telecoms

Nuggets Founder & CEO, Alastair Johnson was recently interviewed for Capacity Magazine, where he discusses the emergence of blockchain in Telecoms and why he feels it will be the smaller, faster telecommunication companies who make the initial impact in this space…

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Shortlist announced for the 2020 Women in Software Power List

Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, has been included on the shortlist for the 2020 Women in Software Power List! Seema is one of six Founders on the list which aims to recognises the top rising stars in the tech industry…

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Seven tech innovations to help run stores in a post-coronavirus world

While store reopenings are set for June 15, retailers are aware that it will not be business as usual. In order to prepare retail spaces to be both safe and efficient, here are some new technologies retailers could use to bolster their reopening plans…

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2020 Awards for Product and Service Innovation – Shortlist

Nuggets has been nominated for The Financial Services Forum’s Product and Service Innovation Awards, in the Security category…

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Contactless Deliveries With Doorstep Verification

In recent weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of businesses around the world to shut up shop, forcing many more people online and having to adapt to sudden and drastic changes to how we socialize, shop, and spend our days…

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Booking.com’s Entrepreneur of the Year

A Q&A with Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson…

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Retail Systems Awards 2020 - Shortlist

Nuggets has been shortlisted for Mobile Innovation of the Year at the Retail Systems Awards 2020…

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Booking.com’s Entrepreneur of the Year Talks Blockchain and Women in Tech

Booking.com selected Seema Johnson, the co-founder and COO of blockchain-based payments and ID platform Nuggets, as Entrepreneur of the Year in the company’s Technology Playmaker Awards on April 9…

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Seema Khinda Johnson - Booking.com’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Seema was recognized for demonstrating incredible leadership and entrepreneurial spirit as the co-founder and COO of Nuggets, a payments and ID platform that uses blockchain to define online security and privacy. The judges were impressed by her innovative application of blockchain and biometrics to transform online security, and her contribution to the business’s growth…

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Blockchain Digital ID- Putting people in control of their data

Although some people in life do an extremely convincing job of indicating otherwise, all humans have an identity. This identity comes in many forms, and as modern life has progressed, the ways in which people can identify have multiplied. Technology has now made it easier for people to explore and share their identities…

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The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2020

Listening. Instinct. Focus. These are words often spoken by mentors and clients yet, so rarely taken to heart — unless one takes a big risk such as the one Seema Khinda Johnson took when she left the corporate world to follow her entrepreneurial instincts…

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Efma-Capgemini Financial NewTech Challenge 2020

Nuggets nominated as one of the 10 best Payments Startups globally in Efma-Capgemini’s Financial NewTech Challenge 2020…

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The Device-Free Future Of Payments

Every time I read about the future of payments, commentators are so wedded to what’s next for mobile payments or banking apps that the very notion of device-free payments must seem puzzling to them. However, the reality is that we’re moving toward an age where payments will omit the physical devices that we’ve come to depend on…

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The Most Influential Financial Technology Companies 2020

Nearly 200 companies were shortlisted by our panel of esteemed judges, in what was the most inclusive and far-reaching listing we have ever compiled. Find out who made the top table and hear from those listed in our biggest ever Financial Technologist magazine…

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What will blockchain look like in 2030? The experts speak

In the next decade, finance will be transformed; we’ll get our privacy back; and blockchain will become the norm, say our panel of experts…

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Fintech Friday: Nuggets

Nuggets is helping people take back control of their data. Alastair Johnson, CEO and founder of Nuggets, spoke with Efma’s Boris Plantier about the company’s origins and how they are working to create a more secure internet environment…

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Winners revealed for FDATA Open Finance Awards

Nuggets won ‘Best innovation in security management: who has done the most to protect consumer data’ at the FDATA Open Finance Awards. The Awards, which are in their second year, have been established to recognise organisations and institutions actively engaged in creating policies and delivering innovations that empower customers to leverage their financial data so that they can make better-informed decisions and take fuller control of their financial lives…

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2019 Identity Industry Landscape

Nuggets has been acknowledged as a leader in Self-Sovereign Identity in One World Identity’s 2019 Identity Landscape. OWI’s landscape provides an unparalleled overview of how digital identity applications are evolving and how the companies and markets are shaping next-generation digital identity…

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Nuggets appoints Emma Maslen commercial advisor

Blockchain-based identity verification and payments platform Nuggets has appointed Emma Maslen as Commercial Advisor, as the platform readies for official launch and rollout in Q4 2019…

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Self-Sovereign Banking Putting You Back in Control of your Money

Banking began because people needed somewhere safe to store their money. They couldn’t do it themselves, so institutions emerged to provide them with security and a store for this valuable asset. But that was a long time ago. Now, with always-on global ecommerce becoming the norm, we require a lot more from banking. Unfortunately, as these institutions have been failing to put the ‘customer first’, they are no longer in touch with our needs…

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Blockchain payment and ID app Nuggets to use Onfido for verification

Blockchain payments and ID platform Nuggets, which removes the need to store personal data with 3rd parties, has today announced a strategic partnership with global identity verification provider Onfido. Nuggets will be using Onfido’s technology to verify users for its blockchain payment and identity solution…

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Nuggets, Onfido team up for private payment and identity solution

Blockchain-powered payments and ID platform Nuggets has announced a strategic partnership with global identity verification provider Onfido…

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19 Best Blockchain Startups You Should Keep An Eye On In 2019

Blockchain is big business at the moment, and it doesn’t look as though it’ll be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, the global blockchain market is expected to be worth $20 billion in 2024, and the growing number of new startups is a testament to just how lucrative the market currently is…

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Payments veteran enters blockchain space with Nuggets role

Warfel, who previously served as Senior Director, Token Applications at Visa and more recently in delivering working distributed ledger POCs for Citi Ventures, will provide strategic guidance as Nuggets looks to integrate with the banking and payments sector…

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Payments veteran enters blockchain space with Nuggets role

UK blockchain startup, Nuggets, has brought in ex-Citi, Visa and PayPal exec Eric Warfel as a strategic advisor…

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The Innovators 2019: Payments

Digital innovations have utterly transformed payments, making every choice more personal—and more mobile…

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UK Watchdog Allows Three Blockchain Firms to Join Regulatory Sandbox

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has allowed three blockchain-based businesses to join the latest cohort of its regulatory sandbox, the organization announced on April 29…

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Nuggets Selected for FCA Innovation Sandbox for blockchain solution

Blockchain-powered payments and ID platform Nuggets, which removes the need to store sensitive personal or payment data with third parties, revealed that its document storage solution has been chosen as one of the fifth cohort of businesses in the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox…

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Is Privacy Under Threat From All The Know-Your-Customer Documents Stored With Countless Services?

European anti-money laundering legislation means customers and businesses are required to provide potentially sensitive documentation to prove their identities. But how safe are the methods of sharing and storing those documents? Are these attempts to strengthen security creating security and privacy risks of their own?…

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Nuggets of Trust: Seema Khinda Johnson Co-Founder Interview

Seema Khinda Johnson is the Co-Founder and COO of London based Nuggets established in 2016 and is an e-commerce payments and ID platform. Katia Lang spoke to Seema about how she entered the world of data security over blockchain and her views on industry development…

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Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019

Nuggets Co-founder and COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, was included in Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019. A collaboration between LATTICE80 and Miss Kaya, the Top 100 highlights women from around the world who play a leading role in the global Fintech community…

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Nuggets beats HSBC and Commerzbank to FStech Blockchain Project of the Year Award

Blockchain-based secure payments and identity platform Nuggets has won the FStech award for Blockchain Project of the Year, ahead of heavyweights like HSBC and Commerzbank. The victory puts the startup in impressive company, joining the likes of Thomson Reuters, Barclays, RBS and Virgin Money in the FStech Hall of Fame…

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Challengers and incumbents share the spoils

The 19th annual industry gathering, celebrating the best of financial services technology, took place at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square...traditional banks like Barclays, HSBC and Bank of America shared the stage with challengers like Starling Bank, ANNA Money and Nuggets…

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Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018

Nuggets Co-founder and COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, has been included in the Women In FinTech Powerlist 2018, in the Senior Leaders category…

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Nuggets partners with XYO to keep e-commerce delivery addresses private

Payment on delivery and delivering the goods without revealing the address: how blockchain technology is driving post-purchase innovation for retailers…

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Nuggets addresses mPOS vulnerabilities in favour of secure self-checkout reality

Nuggets has warned that the predicted growth of mPOS usage around the world could be put in jeopardy if key security vulnerabilities are not addressed…

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Why This Could Be a Key Year for the Internet of Things

It could be a year of dramatic growth in the Internet of Things, but the data protection challenge is still no easy task…

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The blockchain industry is moving towards gender equality

As the blockchain industry continues to grow and create more opportunities for all, there’s real potential for this technological
vanguard to level the playing field…

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Open Banking is levelling the retail banking playing field, says blockchain expert

Alastair Johnson, founder and CEO of the Nuggets e-commerce platform, said he is particularly encouraged by financial institutions that are opening up the initiation of payments and information services to start-ups and software developers…

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Inspirational Woman: Seema Khinda-Johnson | Co-Founder & COO, Nuggets

Nuggets is an e-commerce payments and ID platform. It stores your personal and payment data securely in the blockchain, so you never have to share it with anyone – not even Nuggets…

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Blockchain-Based Digital ID Systems Are Increasingly Finding Real-World Use

According to the latest estimates, we generate around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That's 2.5 followed by 17 zeros — or rather 2.5 trillion million — a number that's impossible to visualize intuitively, but nonetheless has massive implications for our privacy online, our security and our ability to keep our digital identities within our own personal control…

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Biometry: physical security for the digital age

Convenience often comes at a cost. In the online world, that cost rears its ugly head in the form of handing over sensitive personal information…

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Nuggets: merging security and convenience through blockchain

Blockchain founder Alastair Johnson explains why the future of secure cashless payments lies with the disruptive technology…

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5 Reasons Why Payments And ID Need To Merge

The fact that fast online payments are becoming easier and easier is great for customers. However, for anyone working in the payments ecosystem, this efficient payment experience belies the fact that the storage and use of customers’ digital identity is in crisis…

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Why the High Street’s future doesn’t have to be ended by technology

Alastair Johnson, Founder & CEO, Nuggets, explains why, far from being a threat, the latest technology and in-app payments could enable High Streets to thrive…

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What zero trust security will mean for the payments industry

Based on the principle of trusting no one and always verifying, a zero trust security can revolutionize how payments are made in a highly digitalized world…

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Securing consumer rights in a cashless society

The new EU payment directive might spark concern about a move away from cash—but blockchain technology could protect consumers…

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Women in IT Awards 2019 – finalists revealed for flagship UK awards

The finalists for the 2019 edition of the Women in IT Awards, the world's largest tech diversity event, have been revealed ahead of the gala ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on 30 January…

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Nuggets gives blockchain a key role in digital ID

U.K.-based Nuggets is integrating its blockchain technology to existing payment rails, creating a system wherein merchants will no longer have to access or store consumers' personal data. It puts an end to the password authentication or the need for merchants to store personal information with third parties…

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Lateral Payments Integrates Nuggets’ Blockchain Biometric Tool

Payment and merchant service provider Lateral Payment Solutions (Latpay) is partnering with blockchain payments and ID platform Nuggets to deliver next generation innovative technology to their merchants…

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Nuggets & Latpay Partner to Bring Secure Blockchain-Powered Payments to Global Merchants

Nuggets, the blockchain-powered decentralised digital identity and payments company has announced a partnership with Lateral Payment Solutions, who will integrate the award-winning interface into their globally connected payment platform, to deliver next generation innovative technology to their merchants…

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Women Leading The Blockchain Revolution: “We need many more female role models” With Seema Khinda Johnson, Co-Founder of Nuggets and Tyler Gallagher

I had the pleasure of interviewing Seema Khinda Johnson, co-founder and COO of Nuggets, a blockchain-based identity verification and secure payments platform redefining online privacy and security. She has almost two decades’ worth of experience in strategic experience, leading teams in the launch of products globally with world-renowned brands…

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Blockchain: The second chapter of capitalism

The barriers to participation in capitalism are of course in place both online and offline. Underprivileged people in rural areas of India are living in huts on land occupied for generations by their families – but with no body or law to help them assert their rights over that land, secure it for themselves, or leverage its value...The reality is that the administrative structures so many people need to participate in the economy won’t emerge at the pace they need them to. But, excitingly, this shouldn’t be a source of concern for long…

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Beyond Plastic - Why A Cashless Society Should Be A Cardless One

A better vision of a cashless society should be built around people’s funded decentralized digital identities. This could be used in apps and across devices, such as phones, watches, fitness devices and smart rings. In this way, consumers could verify all their transactions through their existing phone, which already has biometric verification, rather than being restricted to a single plastic card that can be cloned or stolen…

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The top 12 most popular Biometric Update articles of 2018

Nuggets CEO Alastair Johnson wrote in a guest post that the way to repair the broken payment security system is with blockchain-based apps relying on biometrics. These solutions will enable companies to avoid the issue of data protection altogether with zero-knowledge systems…

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One world, one key: The growing urgency for a common digital ID

The growth of blockchain as a popular method to streamline financial transactions could also push digital identity. For example Nuggets, a U.K. startup that came out of that country's regulatory sandbox, has built a blockchain system that uses biometrics for payment login and ID verification, but does not store user data…

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Biometric payments to go mainstream in 2019

Consumers are already used to the idea of biometric payments, thanks to the likes of Apple Pay, but this is just the start of things to come, according to Alastair Johnson, CEO and Founder of blockchain-based payments and identity verification platform Nuggets…

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Contactless cards ‘will succumb to newer technology’

We think nothing of tapping to pay with a card, phone or smart device – but we can expect this way of working to be replaced…

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New technology, old-threats: Open banking and PSD2

The open banking concept is slowly eating the financial world. Cannibalising the monopoly financial institutions once had on the management of customer funds, regulation around the world is pushing banks to establish APIs so that anyone can create applications that tap into functions previously reserved for these institutions – spending, receiving, analysing account activity – all whilst leveraging the security of the incumbents holding the funds…

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Blockchain Startup Nuggets Wins ‘Consumer Anti-Fraud Security Solution of the Year’

Blockchain-based secure payments and identity verification platform Nuggets has joined the Payments Awards 2018 Hall of Fame, alongside Starling Bank, HSBC, NatWest and Just Eat having been named as the winner of the Consumer Anti-Fraud Security Solution of the Year at last night’s annual Payments Awards…

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Nuggets wins ‘Consumer Anti-Fraud Security Solution of the Year’ at Payments Awards

Given the calibre of some of the contenders, we feel that the selection speaks volumes to the industry’s interest in Nuggets’ potential…

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BYOD For Business Is On The Rise

The last decade has seen a monumental shift in the nature of work. Tangible elements like the near-ubiquitous access to high-speed Internet, affordable but powerful personal technology, and a plethora of entrepreneurial zeal have produced what’s called the gig economy, the sharing economy, or the freelance economy…

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Fighting Biometric Fraud on the Blockchain

The use of SMS verification codes as a security measure has recently been exposed as a mere stop-gap solution, but meanwhile biometrics is proving to be one of the best new technologies to combat fraud and identity theft…

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Nuggets makes it onto Fintech Power 50

Blockchain powered e-commerce payments and ID venture, Nuggets, has been included in the Fintech Power 50. This is an annual guide to the most influential, innovative and powerful figures in the FinTech industry…

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Nuggets and Devery collaborate on product authentication and payment platform

Nuggets, the blockchain-enabled payments and ID platform, has today announced a strategic partnership with the product provenance and verification blockchain provider, Devery. The two companies will collaborate on blockchain-based solutions that improve efficiency and strengthen supply ecosystems…

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Nuggets founders up for major awards

Seema Khinda Johnson, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of UK-based e-commerce payments and ID venture, Nuggets, has been shortlisted for ‘Payments Woman of The Year’ at the Payments Network Awards. And CEO and Founder Alastair Johnson is in the running for ‘Blockchain Founder of The Year’ at the BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards…

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Blockchain - the future of retail?

Ecommerce is a booming industry. Over the past few years, it’s steadily been climbing in the UK. It’s no secret, however, that current retail platforms face significant issues that, going forward, threaten the efficiency of the industry…

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How blockchain can protect your personal and payment data

It’s time for consumers and companies to own their own data. Although the current internet infrastructure with its sizable centralized databases and data-driven economy doesn’t easily accommodate this reality. However, the emergence of blockchain technology as an enterprise solution for data management alters the possibilities for all parties…

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Why blockchain can solve the EU’s two-factor authentication dilemma

If you’ve become used to going contactless when out shopping, then you might receive a shock next year. New EU anti-fraud regulation comes into force in September 2019 and will require two-factor payment authentication for physical and online payments, potentially leading to abandoned shopping baskets…

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Nuggets’ Alastair Johnson: The world has yet to grasp democratising implications of the blockchain

Overhyped?!? If anything blockchain technology has been underhyped, Alastair Johnson, Founder and CEO of UK-based e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets, tells Coin Rivet…

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Nuggets boss: Blockchain tech could topple the status quo

The internet has become incredibly centralised. A few players extract the lion’s share of the value of people’s data. The blockchain could change this status quo…

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Mobile Payments – Making Them More Secure On The Blockchain

In many ways, blockchain-based architecture is the natural next step for managing the emerging and quickly proliferating payment systems…

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UK Startup Picked For Lafayette Plug and Play Accelerator

Nuggets, the UK-based e-commerce payments and ID platform, has been picked to join the prestigious Lafayette Plug and Play business accelerator program for startups...As part of the program, Nuggets will join the Plug and Play global community. Member companies have raised over $7billion in funding since 2006 – with success stories including Dropbox, PayPal, Lending Club, SoundHound and Zoosk…

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Blockchain Startup Nuggets Shortlisted Alongside Banking & Payments Heavyweights For MoneyAge Awards And Payments Awards

Blockchain-enabled payments and ID platform Nuggets has been selected as a finalist in the MoneyAge Awards, and has been shortlisted for three Payments Awards. The selections mean Nuggets is competing alongside major brands like HSBC, RBS and Mastercard…

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Steve Castle joins Nuggets as Non-Exec

Financial services veteran and angel investor to help drive growth of blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform…

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Biometrics and blockchain will beat credit card fraudsters

It’s a tragedy of the times we live in that the compromise of our personal data by fraudsters feels like an inevitability, not just a risk…

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Why a former Visa exec joined a U.K. blockchain security startup

Kevin Jenkins, former managing director of Visa U.K. and Ireland, joined the board of London-based fintech Nuggets to oversee business development for the blockchain-based security provider as it enters the massive mobile payments market in Asia…

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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

Alastair Johnson, CEO of Nuggets, an e-commerce and payment ID platform, also struck a largely positive note, telling CoinDesk that his company has found the U.K. government to be a supportive partner…

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Nuggets Partners With Credits To Develop Market Leading E-Commerce

Nuggets, the blockchain e-commerce payments and ID business, has partnered with Credits, the blockchain platform for fast and scalable dApps, to develop a better e-commerce experience for both customers and businesses…

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What is Zero-knowledge Proof? Meet the ZKP Projects

Zero-knowledge Proof protocols can be very useful in a GDPR context as they can be used to build more secure authentication schemes or provide better data privacy for transactions containing sensitive, non-falsifiable data…

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Identity and payments platform Nuggets partners with CPChain

Nuggets, a blockchain ecommerce payments and ID platform, has teamed up with Internet of Things infrastructure company CPChain…

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Blockchain rippling through to retail

“There’s certainly a lot of hype around the tech, and granted, there are some situations in which it’s being marketed where it’s probably not needed. To outright call it nebulous technology, though, would be blatantly false when we’re already beginning to see use cases materialise that solve real problems,” says Alastair Johnson, CEO and Founder of e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets…

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An interview with Kevin Jenkins

Why Nuggets is the way to go to protect personal information in the payments ecosystem…

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Identity and payments platform Nuggets partners with IoT leader

Nuggets, the blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, today announced a partnership with Internet of Things infrastructure company CPChain in a move that signals the direction of Nuggets’ IoT strategy…

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Know Your VC Founder Series: CRYPTO Episode 5 with Alastair Johnson

Our first crypto founder interview with Nuggets founder, Alastair Johnson…

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Biometrics and Blockchain Technology

In today’s tech environment, security is at the forefront of many people’s minds. That is especially true when finances are involved. Enough platforms have been hacked to make just about anyone nervous…

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The Timing Is Right for Blockchain Payments Company – an Interview With Former VISA MD and Nuggets Director Kevin Jenkins

When former VISA Managing Director Kevin Jenkins made the move to join blockchain payments company, Nuggets, as a Non-Executive Director it made the digital asset world sit up and take notice…

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EXPERT PANEL: Is replacing the password realistic and should we even try?

Passwords have always been like Japanese Knotweed – once you have introduced them it is almost impossible to get rid of. But is this still the case? Is trying to replace passwords realistic? Or should we all just get better at managing them? We asked the experts for their opinion…

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Could Europe Become a Fintech Hub?

The term "financial institution" no longer evokes visions of a centuries-old, technophobic business, but of an increasingly wide range of startups and partnerships that aim to turbocharge banking and investments on a rapidly evolving playing field…

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Solving Tech Problems with More Tech

After more than a decade of unbridled participation in the online services that we all love so much, there is a collective reckoning taking place…

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Ex-Visa MD Kevin Jenkins joins payments and ID blockchain platform Nuggets

Kevin Jenkins, the former Managing Director of Visa has joined the board of blockchain payments and identity brand Nuggets…

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Visa’s former MD joins payments and ID Blockchain platform Nuggets

Kevin Jenkins, the former Managing Director of Visa has joined the board of blockchain payments and identity brand Nuggets. In a major coup for the fast-growing British company, Jenkins has signed on as a Non-Executive Director…

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EXPERT PANEL: Decentralized/Self-sovereign identity

For our latest Expert Panel our specialists from Signicat, GBG and Nuggets address one of the currently most hotly debated topics – decentralized, or self-sovereign identity…

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Is AI perfectly integrated with the blockchain?

In many people's perceptions, there seems to be no intersection between AI and the blockchain…

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Can Blockchain Cure The Retail Infection?

Blockchain technology is set to disrupt hierarchies in everything from insurance to supply chains, and many now see its value in retail. In particular, Alastair Johnson, Founder & CEO of Nuggets, who below explains to CEO Today how blockchain may be the solution to the high street’s ongoing retail infection…

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Can blockchain enable payments and data security? Alastair Johnson, Nuggets says yes

The Paypers interviews Nuggets’ Alastair Johnson to find out more about the company, its ecommerce initiatives and how blockchain enables payments and data security…

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Nuggets teams with QFPay in China

Blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets, has announced a tie up with Chinese mobile payment solution provider, QFPay…

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Nuggets teams up with QFPay in China

Nuggets, a blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, has entered into a partnership with QFPay, one of the largest Chinese mobile payment product providers and which is used by Asian e-commerce giants Alipay and WeChat Pay…

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Meet the Boss – Exclusive Interview with Nuggets CEO Alastair Johnson

Identity management in a trustless world is a big issue. In fact, it might just be the core issue that drives adoption of blockchain technology across industries, verticals and processes…

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Seema Khinda Johnson | Nuggets | Women In Tech

Women in Tech – What does that term mean to you?

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Retail Tech 50 celebrates innovative London startups

Nuggets and Poq have made it into Tech London Advocates’ Retail Tech 50 list, which showcases the most interesting and exciting retail technology companies in London…

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How blockchain can disrupt the retail sectors

Coin Rivet talks to Alastair Johnson, CEO and Founder or e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets, about how blockchain technology can overcome the doubters to help retailers in the digital age…

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The blockchain retail revolution picks up pace

Talk of blockchain in retail has thus far been dominated by the cryptocurrencies rollercoaster…

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The role of blockchain in GDPR compliance

Can blockchain be the key to helping your business conquer GDPR?

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The blockchain effect: how this upcoming technology looks set to affect retail

How will blockchain affect retail in coming years?

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Blockchain-based platform Nuggets enables consumers to make online transactions without sharing or storing their personal data

Nuggets, the award-winning e-commerce payments and ID platform, has opened up its mobile app Alpha to iOS users…

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Blockchain-powered payments & ID platform Nuggets appoints Steve Lau Chairman

Nuggets, the blockchain-powered payments and ID platform, has today announced Steve Lau as the company’s Chairman. Lau is charged with building a market-leading team to drive Nuggets’ growth in China and Asia…

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Nuggets launches alpha version of mobile app

E-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets, has opened up its mobile app alpha to iOS users, with Android set to follow in the near future…

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Nuggets Payment and Identity Privacy Platform Launches Alpha

Blockchain-based platform Nuggets enables consumers to make online transactions without sharing or storing their personal data…

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Nuggets payments and ID privacy platform moves into alpha

Nuggets, the award-winning e-commerce payments and ID platform, has opened up its mobile app Alpha to iOS users…

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Blockchain startups join forces to disrupt global ecommerce

Payments and ID platform Nuggets strikes up partnership with e-commerce marketplace innovator Storiqa…

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Blockchain Startups Nuggets, Storiqa Partner to Disrupt eCommerce

Nuggets, the blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, today announced a collaborative partnership with Storiqa – the blockchain startup that removes marketplace barriers for small and medium-sized (SME) retailers, and builds trust with their buyers…

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Nuggets joins Access India Programme

The Access India Programme (AIP) has recruited blockchain-based e-commerce payments and identity platform, Nuggets, to its ranks in a bid to accelerate India’s move towards a cashless society…

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Nuggets expands in India, joins Access India Programme

Ecommerce payments and ID platform Nuggets has been selected to join the Access India Programme (AIP) aiming to help India move to cashless society…

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China’s Unprecedented Economic Growth by Alastair Johnson

Napoleon once referred to China as the ‘sleeping giant’. It’s looking, certainly in terms of its economy, like the giant is finally rearing its head. China’s unprecedented and unparallelled growth in the e-commerce sector trumps that of other nations, boasting a 35% rise in the past year (with a market twice the size of that of the rest of the world)…

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Telecomms Entrepreneur Steve Lau Joins Nuggets as Senior Advisor

Nuggets, the blockchain-powered payments and ID platform, has welcomed another world-class name to its advisory board: Chinese telecommunications entrepreneur and leader Steve Lau…

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Could blockchain eliminate the cost of GDPR for your business?

With just a matter of days until the GDPR rollout occurs across Europe, many CFOs will be well aware of the operational costs involved with staying within the law and not being at risk of huge fines. Blockchain technology could be the answer to avoiding some of the headaches, argues Alastair Johnson…

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U.K. Institutions Promote Nuggets Blockchain Project for E-Commerce

Nuggets , a distributed ledger technology (DLT) startup focused on payment and identity systems, has been endorsed by the United Kingdom's Department for International Trade, the Mayor of London and the City of London and invited on two major trade visits to China…

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How blockchain will end data breaches by Alastair Johnson

By incorporating the best aspects of cryptography, blockchain allows for the creation of an immutable, decentralised ledger that could finally spell the end of data breaches…

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Telecommunications Entrepreneur Steve Lau Joins Nuggets as Senior Strategic Advisor

Lau brings immense expertise in investing and corporate strategy to help Nuggets scale their business following significant interest during China tech tour…

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Sadiq Khan partners with UK government to send blockchain startup on China tech mission

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has chosen Nuggets to take part in his International Business Programme, a programme focused on internationalising London-based scaleup businesses. This means Nuggets will be part of official trade visits to China this year…

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Blockchain startup Nuggets to lead UK tech mission in China

Not only the UK government, but also the Mayor of London and Department for International Trade (DIT) have outlined how they will help Nuggets to establish its business in China and use their extensive networks to enable business development and growth…

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UK Government and Mayor of London select Blockchain Startup Nuggets to Lead UK Tech Mission in China

Department for International Trade, Greater London Authority and City of London Corporation Support Disruptive E-commerce Payments and ID platform, now invited on two trade visits to China…

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Blockchain startup Nuggets heads to China with UK trade mission

"The technology we are building has huge implications for e-commerce markets around the world. It's great to see the UK and London supporting innovative technology companies in this way," said Alastair Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nuggets…

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UK Government And Mayor Of London Select Blockchain Startup Nuggets To Lead UK Tech Mission In China

Nuggets' continued rise to prominence comes in the wake of the UK Government's declaration of a "new Golden era" in UK-China relations, and shows the potential of the "fintech bridge" agreed between the two countries in 2016…

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UK Gov Picks Blockchain Startup Nuggets to Lead Mission in China

Nuggets, the e-commerce payments and ID platform, has been backed by the Department for International Trade, the Mayor of London and the City of London, resulting in the company being invited on two major trade visits to China…

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How Biometric Verification Will Revolutionize Online Checkout

Online payments should be simple, safe and seamless.The truth is, though, they’re simply not. The Baymard Institute estimates that 69% of shopping carts are abandoned at checkout. The reasons for this alarming statistic have been attributed to site errors, lack of trust in the website’s ability to keep card information secure, or the requirement to create an account, to name a few…

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Cambridge Analytica: Using blockchain to prevent data breaches

The old adage stands: if you’re not paying for it, you are the product. By now, we’ve all heard the news of the Cambridge Analytica under-the-radar data mining efforts, resulting in the harvesting of over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts. This is exactly the sort of abuse of social media many have feared all along.…

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Does your hairdresser really need your personal data?

An interview with Seema Khinda Johnson, Co-founder and COO of Nuggets…

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Ditch the Password – Reevaluating Threat Models in the Internet of Things

Advances in technology in the blockchain and biometric domains have changed the game for identity management. Gone is the requirement to trust that every company ever registered with is protecting its users’ data adequately. Blockchain technology combines the decentralisation of data with zero-knowledge storage to ensure that the user, and the user only, has access to their own data…

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New research highlights retail disruptors to watch

Poq, Nuggets, MishiPay and Exaactly have made it onto the European RetailTech Top 50 List, which was announced this week at the Millennial 20/20 FUTR Summit in London…

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Blockchain breakout: Nuggets thinks big

Alastair Johnson, CEO and Founder of blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets tells RTIH about the origins of the company, and his quest to banish passwords and change the way we shop…

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Innovations TV Episode Explores Advances in Technology on FOX Business

Innovations will concentrate on the Nuggets blockchain platform, which aims to transform the world of online payment, privacy, and security, by enabling consumers to take back control of their data. Spectators will see how Nuggets combines the security of blockchain encryption with biometric verification to make passwords essentially obsolete, giving users a secure personal cloud of data, held in zero-knowledge storage…

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How blockchain and biometrics are set to empower users

At the beginning of the month, it was announced that JD.com (or JingDong), China's e-commerce titan, would be expanding to the UK in 2019, after which it slowly intends to spread across the European continent…

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Companies are fooling consumers into giving up their data

With the compliance deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to come into force across Europe in May 2018, the rights of consumers to dictate how companies store and utilise their data are set to be strengthened. Yet while the consumer rights ethos of GDPR should be commended, I believe it is out of date before it has even come into being…

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Getting Ready For GDPR

One business that is pioneering solutions of this kind is Nuggets, the blockchain-based e-commerce payments and ID platform that stores consumer personal and payment data securely in the blockchain, so consumers can make simple e-commerce payments and other transactions, without having to share their personal data with anyone – not even Nuggets…

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JD.com joins forces with blockchain ecommerce platform Nuggets

Nuggets, a blockchain ecommerce payments and ID platform, has been selected by Chinese online retailer JD.com’s AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA). With more than 266 million active customers, JD is a direct seller of millions of brands from around the world and hosts a marketplace of more than 160,000 merchants. In China, 80% of JD’s customer orders are made from a mobile device…

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JD.com places blockchain bet on Nuggets

Blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, Nuggets, is joining JD.com’s AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA)…

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E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Startup Accelerator

JD.com, one of China's largest e-commerce platforms, is launching an accelerator program to foster the development of blockchain-focused startups…

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China’s Top Retailer Launches Startup Incubator To Lure Foreign Blockchain Projects

China’s largest online and brick and mortar retailer JD.com announced the first four startups for its Al Catapult Blockchain incubation program in a press release published Tuesday, Feb. 27. The Beijing-based program, which has seen candidates from as far afield as Australia and the UK, aims to use the company’s vast Chinese infrastructure to arrive at new applications of Blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), according to the press release…

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Chinese Retailer JD.com Launches Blockchain Accelerator

JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut and Alibaba’s closest rival, is launching a new accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups, the company said today…

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JD.com's new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

JD.com, one of China's largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery…

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Nuggets Launches 60 Million NUG Bounty

Nuggets, an e-commerce payments and ID platform, has announced the official launch of a NUG token Bounty campaign. Nuggets plans to use its new program to empower a community of users; made up of crypto enthusiasts, system engineers, application developers, researchers, thinkers, writers and other collaborators, to further the company’s mission of giving consumers true control of their data…

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Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Effects On The Payment Processing Industry

"A purely peer-to- peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution." These are the words of Satoshi Nakamoto, the still unknown creator of Bitcoin, in the abstract section of the original whitepaper describing the peer-to- peer electronic cash system…

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Business Showcase: Nuggets

Nuggets is an e-commerce payments and ID platform. It stores your personal and payment data securely in the blockchain, so you never have to share it with anyone – not even Nuggets. That means no more data breaches – because companies don’t have to store your data. So you can make payments and use services without worrying about your privacy or security…

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Putting ID on the blockchain, why Nuggets is a truly innovative technology, Joshua J. Bouw, Co-founder of BlackCoin

I came from a community that was seeking a better implementation of Austrian economics on the blockchain. Naturally, Proof of Stake was interesting to me, so I set out with others to bring the first fully Proof of Stake coin to life in early 2014. That was Blackcoin. Since then, I’ve been engrossed in my endless desire to explore new blockchain technologies…

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Renowned Blockchain Expert Joshua J. Bouw Joins Nuggets as Senior Strategic Advisor

Nuggets, a groundbreaking consumer blockchain platform aiming to transform the world of online payment, privacy and security by enabling consumers to take back control of their personal data, is pleased to announce that Joshua J. Bouw, world renowned blockchain expert and co-Founder of Blackcoin, has joined the team as a Senior Strategic Advisor…

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28 Retail Marketing Predictions To Watch In 2018

2017 was the year where the marketer’s role in retail changed drastically and retail businesses (both pure-play and omni-channel retailers) had to come to terms with a new playing field that required them to disrupt their own strategy at every turn. Amongst a very long list, this included understanding the next generation of customers, learning how AI can help them in their role, maximising sales during Black Friday and key shopping days, preparing for GDPR (in Europe), building personalisation into the core customer experience, implementing new solution providers to the marketing stack and experimenting with new technologies and tactics to see what works…

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The 15 Startup Innovators That are Set to Light Up the Blockchain Cybersecurity Market

Blockchain technology is most often associated with cryptocurrencies and financial services applications. But, it’s the very decentralized nature and cryptographic anchor of blockchain that makes it a prime foundation for cybersecurity solutions, particularly considering the continued mass-scale data breaches and identity theft happening on a worldwide scale and within the most well-guarded corporate perimeters. The race is on for blockchain-based cybersecurity. ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, has identified the fifteen startups in the blockchain-based cybersecurity space who are driving these unprecedented security solutions…

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How blockchain can protect our personal data from hackers

The way companies store personal data is broken. The cybersecurity industry has mushroomed in recent years, but the data breaches just keep coming. Almost every day brings news of a new data breach, with millions of records compromised — including payment details, passwords, and other information that makes those customers vulnerable to theft and identity fraud…

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Out of the U.K.'s regulatory sandbox: A blockchain password alternative

One of the indirect offshoots of Brexit is a government program that's designed to keep the U.K. relevant by lending a hand to new companies. The program, FCA Innovate, may have a global effect by nurturing companies that aim to retire static authentication modes such as usernames and passwords. "We're all seeing these breaches coming out on a daily basis it seems," said Alastair Johnson, co-founder of Nuggets…

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Meet The Startup Creating The Payment Platform To Give You Your Identity Back

Alastair Johnson wanted to find a way to give people back control over their personal information and identity. His company Nuggets, a UK-based blockchain startup he cofounded with a co-worker from his tenure at Skype, is the result. The desire to launch a blockchain-based startup was personal. A few years ago, Johnson’s credit card was compromised in a security breach of consumer data…

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Blockchain May Hold the Key to Payments and Data Security

Data security is in crisis. What was an emerging problem only a few years ago has become the greatest fear of online shoppers, and a major headache for businesses. In 2016, the cost of card and identity fraud was in the US alone was $16 billion. This is partly due to the fact that such fraud creates additional losses beyond the initial stolen money. For every dollar US merchants lost in card fraud in 2016, they lost an additional $2.40 from chargebacks, fees and replacing merchandise…

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Could Blockchain Technology Solve The Data Security Crisis?

An escalating crisis - Earlier this year, hackers stole the details of 143 million Americans from credit monitoring firm Equifax. Those details included home addresses and Social Security numbers – gold dust for identity thieves. Of course, the biggest breach of all time (so far) puts even Equifax in the shade. In 2016, Yahoo finally admitted that all three billion of its customer records were breached when it was hacked in 2013…

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Control your Data with Nuggets

Nuggets gives power back to the people, enabling 'self-sovereign identity' on a mass scale. And it frees companies from the burden of storing and protecting millions of customer records. Nuggets is building a consumer blockchain platform giving users a single biometric tool for login, payment and identity verification, without sharing or storing private data…

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Could Blockchain Technology Solve The Data Security Crisis?

This week we have another exciting and informative interview for you as Mark braves the November cold snap and talks to Alastair Johnson and Seema Khinda Johnson, the dream team behind Nuggets. We talk identity theft, their upcoming token sale and casually exchanging emails with Vitalik Buterin. We also talk about diversity in blockchain tech, fintech startup and challenger banks and how meetups like Women In Blockchain are starting to address the balance…

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Nuggets Commences Pre-Sale of Digital Tokens

Nuggets' pre-sale of digital tokens for its new cryptocurrency platform has commenced. The platform is based on blockchain auditing, and uses biometric authentication to verify users’ identities without the need to reveal any other personal information. But in individual transactions users can choose to share more personal information in exchange for Nuggets Tokens - the platform’s currency - encouraging users to monetize their data…

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Millennial 20/20 "Ones to Watch" Awards

Brand authenticity, trust, convenience, experiential, on-demand, mobile, online and personalised digital interactions are all values held dearly by today's customers. Millennial 20/20 Summits showcase disruptive retailers, innovative brand campaigns, unique startups and solutions that are bringing the future of retail, marketing and commerce to life…

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How Blockchain Technology is Solving a Growing Identity Crisis

If the recent Equifax breach has proven anything, it’s that centralized entities cannot be trusted with handling personal data. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, in 2017 alone, there were over 1,000 data breaches across five different major categories which included over 163 million records being exposed. One of the largest areas of information breaches came from the business sector, with over 91% of that total share of exposure…

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BBVA Open Talent Global Trends fintech competition

In 2017, the ninth edition of BBVA Open Talent offered more fintech startups around the world the chance to compete and win. The competitions focused in seven key areas: Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech for Companies, Global Trends, Women in Fintech, Financial Inclusion and a regional competition for finalists from Spain, Latin America and Turkey…

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Nuggets announces 'token sale' for blockchain ID platform

Digital ID firm Nuggets plans to to hold a token sale to raise capital for ongoing product development and the planned 2018 commercial launch of the biometrics-powered Nuggets platform. Nuggets combines blockchain encryption with biometric verification to give users a secure 'personal cloud' of data in zero-knowledge storage. Transactions are encrypted using an immutable ledger with inherent trust principles to validate trust in both consumers and businesses…

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Upcoming ICO: Former MSFT, Skype Execs Behind Token Sale

A couple of ICOs recently have been touting a hybrid approach to their respective ecosystems, seeking to find common ground with more traditional tech and cryptocurrencies. Perhaps surpassing them all is UK-based blockchain-based startup Nuggets founded by former tech execs from Microsoft and Skype. The Nuggets ICO is scheduled for Nov. 14 in which the consumer blockchain payments platform will begin selling its Ethereum-based tokens to the public…

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Nuggets Announces Token Sale for Revolutionary Blockchain Platform for Secure Private Payments and ID Verification

Nuggets, a consumer Blockchain platform aiming to transform the world of online payment, privacy and security by enabling consumers to take back control of their data, has announced its plan to hold a token sale to raise capital for ongoing product development and the planned 2018 commercial launch of the Nuggets platform…

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How UK blockchain startups are revolutionising cybersecurity

What is blockchain? And how are startups using it to change the way we interact with each other?

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FCA Provides Update On Regulatory Sandbox

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed which companies will begin testing their applications in the second cohort of its regulatory sandbox. The initiative, which started in 2014, seeks to encourage competition in the UK financial service sector by allowing businesses to test services, products, business models, and delivery mechanisms…

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UK Finance Watchdog Adds More Blockchain Startups to Regulatory Sandbox

One of the UK’s top finance regulators is expanding its regulatory ‘sandbox’ to include more blockchain startups. Last November, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that it was including nine such startups in its program, which aims to offer a test environment for new financial products. In the second iteration of the sandbox initiative, the FCA is adding a total of 24 startups, nine of which are blockchain-related. Christopher Woolard, the FCA’s executive director of strategy and competition, said in a statement. The nine blockchain companies are BlockEx, Disberse, Nivaura, Nuggets, OKLink, Oraclize, Paylinko, Sabstone and ZipZap…

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