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Key moments over the past 6 months

Most Disruptive Retail Technology & Alternative Payments Award

We won Most Disruptive Retail Technology and the Alternative Payments Award at the Retail Systems Awards 2021.

The judging panel - which included senior executives from Capgemini Invent and M&S Bank - noted, “they loved the customer centricity” and that Nuggets was “the future” and “a clear winner”.

Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab

We were selected for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab in London.

Throughout the 12 week programme we met with numerous partners, and gained access to Accenture’s internal teams and subject matter experts as well as an incredible selection of business mentors.

Best Use of Blockchain in Financial Services

We won Best Use of Blockchain in Financial Services at Emerging Payments Awards.

Held in association with Mastercard, these awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today.

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Nuggets wins 'Most Disruptive Retail Technology' and the 'Alternative Payments Award'

Nuggets won Most Disruptive Retail Technology and the Alternative Payments Award at the Retail Systems Awards 2021. The judging panel - which included senior executives from Capgemini Invent and M&S Bank - noted, “they loved the customer centricity” and that Nuggets was “the future” and “a clear winner”…

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How new digital ID standards will modernise property transfers

Smoother, faster and safer property transfers are closer to becoming a reality thanks to the digital acceleration driven by the pandemic. Alastair Johnson, founder and CEO of Nuggets, reveals what’s being done to keep up the momentum…

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‘Best Use of Blockchain Technology’ and ‘Payments Tech of the Year’

Nuggets has been shortlisted for ‘Best Use of Blockchain Technology’ and ‘Payments Tech of the Year’ at the UK FinTech Awards. These awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements and successes of the UK’s best and brightest fintechs, are judged by an independent panel of experts including representatives from UK Finance, techUK and the British Blockchain Association…

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Conveyancers Are Embracing New Digital ID Standards, and It’s Just the Beginning

Guest Blog: Alastair Johnson is Founder and CEO of Nuggets, discusses the evolution of digital standards post pandemic…

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'Anti-fraud Solution of the Year' & 'Blockchain Project of the Year'

Nuggets has been shortlisted for 'Anti-fraud Solution of the Year' & 'Blockchain Project of the Year' at the FStech Awards 2021. Now in their 21st year, these awards celebrate excellence and innovation within the UK and EMEA financial services sector…

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in IT Awards…

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Female Founders’ Trade Mission

Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, has been selected for the Female Founders’ Trade Mission, run by The British Consulate New York and the UK’s Department for International Trade…

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Exclusive: How Seema Khinda Johnson of Nuggets plans to thwart hackers by breaking our password addiction

With so much of our economic lives taking place on the Internet, it is practically impossible to avoid leaving personal data in potentially vulnerable situations. Methods of protecting all that sensitive information mostly consist of firewalls, encryption and passwords. These are far from ideal solutions, especially considering how bad a lot of us are at choosing good passwords. The most commonly used ones still include "123456" and "password" …

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Why a Digital ID Standard is a welcome step for conveyancers

HM Land Registry (HMLR) recently published its first Digital Identity Standard, which offers conveyancers a ‘safe harbour’ if they use it to verify their clients’ identity verification. These new requirements will not only help streamline the conveyancing process by encouraging digital identity checks, but will also significantly improve overall security for homebuyers, and drive the industry towards a clear set of standards in digital ID…

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NFTs Stand To Revolutionize Mainstream Commerce

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage right now and justifiably so since these digital tokens basically provide owners with certificates of authenticity relating to just about anything one can think of — from things like artwork, music, collectibles, to real estate, and even precious metals…

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Women in Digital: Seema Khinda Johnson

Seema Khinda Johnson, co-founder and COO at Nuggets on how a personal experience led her to establish the decentralised, self-sovereign ID and payments platform…

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Protecting Identity, Nugget by Nugget

Seema Khinda Johnson, co-founder and chief operating officer of Nuggets, believes that payment and identity will be inextricably linked in the future. She explains how the payments and identity platform uses blockchain technology to give consumers control of personal data…

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Nuggets Review 2021 — Digital ID verification platform

Nuggets is a revolutionary new self-sovereign digital identity and payment platform that stores data privately with the use of blockchain technology. This means it never has to be shared with anyone — even the Nuggets platform itself. Nuggets aims to help liberate personal and commercial data privacy practices by making sure you have complete control over your personal information…

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Retail Systems Awards 2021

Nuggets has been nominated for Most Disruptive Retail Technology and the Alternative Payments Award at the Retail Systems Awards 2021…

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The Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020

Nuggets Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson has been included in Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020. The list shines a spotlight on the women leading innovation in financial services. Now in its 6th year, the Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in applications and nominations from around the world. The 2020 iteration shines a spotlight on 200 women across 7 categories…

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Tackling The Gender Gap in VC Fintech Funding

The fight for female empowerment and equality has raged for centuries. Its battlefields include the household, politics, sports, education and the workplace. While significant ground has been gained – most notably in the last few decades – the quest for gender parity continues on all fronts…

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The Top 100 Women in FinTech

To celebrate International Women's Day FinTechMagazine published the Top 100 Women in FinTech in association with IBM, and we're incredibly proud that our Co-founder & COO, Seema Khinda Johnson, is included…

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Seema Khinda Johnson – Co-Founder & COO at Nuggets

Seema’s thoughts on International Women’s Day…"For me, it’s all about celebrating women’s achievements in all spheres – social, political, cultural and economic. Everything. It’s also a personal opportunity for me to think about the women I admire so much in my life. I’m so lucky to have strong, powerful, resilient women around me. And, of course, it’s so important to use IWD to remind ourselves how far we still need to go, to make opportunities even more open and equal for the next generations of women – for our daughters. So they can achieve their full potential…

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Digital Identities & Micropayments: The Catalyst For Next-Gen Content Monetisation

An all-encompassing and unique digital ID, powered by blockchain and tied to a single individual's biometric data, like a fingerprint, could become part of a brand new model that would save consumers and providers both money and time. This could become possible with the implementation of micro-payments…

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Nuggets included in TechRound’s Fintech50

This list aims to highlight the innovation and success of Fintech companies across the UK, Europe and the world. The judges commended the innovation and hard work of all the companies and the entrepreneurs, especially in their efforts to solve real-life problems through Fintech, making payments or processing more streamlined and effective…

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UK-Based Nuggets Wants to Give You Control of Your Data

Payments ID platform is creating an “Internet of value” on the blockchain. Our personal data is everywhere and it is not secure. 50% of people use the same password for all their accounts. With an increasing number of users online and sharing their data across different accounts, the internet has become an incredibly fertile ground for hackers…

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Barclays Techstars goes virtual, whats the experience like?

One way to look at the period in time after the Pandemic is to divide it into two parts, BC and AC. BC as in Before Corona. And then there is the After. While the labels may seem simple, the experience for AC startups is anything but. Thousands of startups around the world have seen their plans get impacted by the inability to at times truly “work together” and “show up” as the world was used to doing…

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UK-Based Nuggets Joins the ID2020 Alliance

The ID2020 Alliance is delighted to welcome U.K.-based Nuggets as the newest member of its vibrant community. The Alliance is made up of public and private sector organizations who share a common commitment to good ID for all…

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Female Founders: Seema Khinda Johnson of Nuggets On Why We Need More Women Founders, and The Five Things You Need To Thrive as A Founder

Remember — this is incredibly hard work. It’s not for everyone. I remember someone telling me, “If you want to work the longest hours and be the lowest-paid — be a founder!” But if you’re the right sort of character, there’s nothing quite like it…

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Nuggets’ self-sovereign digital ID chosen for Accenture fintech accelerator

Self-sovereign digital ID and payments platform Nuggets is among 20 fintech startups selected for the 2021 cohort accelerator program of Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London, with the goal being to help them fine-tune and develop their technologies and business models…

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Nuggets selected for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab

During the three-month accelerator programme, Nuggets will be partnered with senior executives from over 40 of the top UK financial institutions, such as NatWest, Lloyds, HSBC, JP Morgan and many others…

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Alastair Johnson of Nuggets: Five Things Every Business Needs To Know About Storing and Protecting Their Customers’ Information

Biometric Verification Can Redefine the Payments Market. In recent months, hackers have been able to circumvent many of today’s popular 2FA protocols via techniques such as sim swaps. As a result, it is important for business owners to up their game and adopt advanced solutions such as biometrically-verified digital IDs, that can allow users to facilitate their payments in a highly streamlined, secure manner…

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