Welcome to Vereign®. Authentic Communication secured by blockchain in user-controlled clouds
Our quest is to empower individuals and businesses with a seamless solution that is ready for the real world
Email is the largest communication platform. It can also be the most secure, authentic and social one. Imagine a service that reports to you. Using blockchain and end to end cryptography it can add verified identity, qualified electronic signatures, social interaction and data sharing to email. Vereign adds the long needed layer of authenticity, privacy and security to your day-to-day communication
Passports, not passwords
Implicit key management for devices, passports and interactions
Building the first user-controlled, decentralised and intuitive self-sovereign identity and key management infrastructure. Applied to email it will end a huge amount of scam and spam. Non authentic messages, contacts, documents and data will easily be identified and blocked. Vereign is fully open and available for integration into any service or application
Powered by blockchain. Vereign will allow the creation of networks governed through authentic communication.
Embracing the advantages of a decentralised network through blockchain, Vereign will end a huge amount of scam and spam. Non authentic messages, contacts, documents and data will easily be identified and blocked. This provides a user friendly solution to businesses and individuals, without the complexity and frustrations of traditional encryption methods.
The team behind Vereign
Georg C. F. Greve Chairman & Head of Product Development
Georg Greve is a software developer, physicist, entrepreneur and co-founder of Vereign® AG. Previously he was founding president at Kolab Systems AG and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), where he received the German Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon for his groundbreaking work on Open Standards and Free Software.
Dr. Felix Greve Head of Legal, Compliance and Information Security
Felix Greve is a co-founder and on the board of Vereign® AG. He is a German lawyer and experienced legal counsel specialised in computer technology and well versed in IT, e-Commerce, data protection, distribution and general private (international) law.
Gonpo Tsering Co-Founder
Gonpo Tsering, lic.oec.HSG and MBA (IMD), was on the Executive Board of DKSH Holding Ltd for over a decade. He has in-depth global experiences in IT, M&A, Marketing, Finance and managing large projects. Also, he was on the boards of various companies. Today, he is a significant private equity investor.
Giles Vincent Brand & UI/UX Partner
Giles’ career has spanned across the globe delivering effective brand, marketing and UX/UI for over 20 years. Everyone from large enterprises to innovative start ups have benefited from his intuitive user-centred design. Giles is responsible for our beautiful brand work and having our customers needs at the forefront of everything that we do.
Gospodin Bodurov Head of Development
Enthusiastic professional with personal achievements at national and international competitions of Mathematics and Informatics. Focused and determined, with interests in Computer Science and Project Management. He is in charge of technical design decisions, leading our development team, technical hiring and senior software development.
Ivan Dzheferov Community Manager
Ivan Dzheferov is a software engineer, project manager and community builder responsible for helping our team exceed client expectations as product owner and general manager for Vereign® Labs. He built a vast network, including as co-founder of the Trakia Tech think tank and the entrepreneur behind Plovdiv's leading co-working space.
& Research Engineer
& Research Engineer
Viktor Matanski is an experienced software developer, computer scientist and systems architect. He is passionate about social change and civil rights and in his spare time shares his experience as a lecturer at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", where he specialises in computer technologies, machine learning, data processing and music.
Olgun Cengiz Senior Software Engineer
Olgun Cengiz is a senior software developer with more than nine years of experience in many different domains including telecommunication, automation and banking. He holds a Master of Science degree on Software Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and he is a Fulbright alumnus. In his spare time, he is a sailor, drum player and scuba-diver.
Dr. Damyan Mitev Senior Software Engineer
Damyan has more than 12 years of experience with Java and .NET technologies. He worked on various projects ranging from systems automation to banking. He was a member of the team of informatics of the University of Plovdiv. Currently, he is a lecturer in the master programme "Software Engineering", with interests in eLearning, artificial intelligence and Internet of things. He is passionate about new technologies and salsa dances.
Sasha Ilieva Software Engineer
Sasha Ilieva is a self-taught frontend developer with experience in various industries. Passionate about human-centered design, she believes good UX along with technology leads to the creation of great products through a deeper understanding of people and their needs. She enjoys practicing sports and finds inspiration through travel and photography.
Alexey Lunin Senior Software Engineer
Alexey Lunin is a professional Front-End developer with more than eight years of experience in software development and he has experience with a wide range of technologies. He loves to learn about new things and to solve complex business issues. In his spare time he enjoys riding a bike, reading books and finds inspiration in going for a walk and traveling.
Igor Markin Senior Software Engineer
Igor Markin is a software engineer with more than five years of experience in software development and IT. He completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Science in Information Systems and Technology. He loves to learn about new things, and is very excited about understanding the fundamental principles of nature and the world and how that can be applied to our lives.
Kalin Canov Product Manager
Kalin is an experienced Information Technology Product Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computing software industry. His background is colorful with big and small products for startups as well as enterprise companies. Kalin is a goal-oriented person who always seeks for improvements with a simple motto: “Success is just the end of the beginning.”
Boris Dimitrov QA Automation Engineer
Boris is a QA Automation Engineer with a mission to deliver quality products. He was part of an outsourcing company as a manual QA at DOT NET Bulgaria and also worked at Axway as the only Automation QA Engineer responsible for automation. In his spare time he likes to travel with friends and to play poker, billiards and sleight of hand.
James Donaldson CEO, Copperhead (Mobile Security)
James Donaldson is a passionate hacker who hails from Toronto, Canada, with fine-tuned specializations in operational security, community outreach, and personal data privacy. He does double-time as the CEO of mobile security experts Copperhead and as the head organizer of the non-profit privacy advocacy, Toronto Crypto.
Sébastien Fanti Lawyer, Notary, and Data Protection Commissioner of the Swiss Canton of Valais
Sébastien Fanti is a lawyer, notary, and the Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Valais. He is a leading expert on ICT law, procurement, and data protection and was the first to publish on the legality of notaries accepting cryptocurrency as payment for their services. Sébastien has been at the forefront of the modernization of notary practice and adoption of digital technologies for many years.
Pete Herzog Security Analyst and Co-founder of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies
Pete Herzog is a security analyst and tactician. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), a non-profit security research lab developing projects 10–15 years ahead of the security industry. Known as “the man who made a million hackers” for creating the OSSTMM (the most widely used hacking methodology for security testing and analysis) and Hacker Highschool, a program to teach teens cyber safety and cyber security. Pete’s specialty focuses on authentication, identity, and trust, and he applies a deep understanding of fraud and theft to improving this area of security.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Kuhn Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization at EPFL
Daniel Kuhn is Professor of Operations Research at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL, where he holds the Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization (RAO). His current research interests are focused on the modeling of uncertainty; the development of efficient computational methods for the solution of stochastic and robust optimization problems; and the design of approximation schemes that ensure their computational tractability. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from University of St. Gallen and an MSc degree in Theoretical Physics from ETH Zurich.
Michael Meeks Managing Director at Collabora and Vice-Chair of The Document Foundation (LibreOffice)
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading the Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Hans de Raad CEO at OpenNovations and Head of ICT committees at DARQA and IsfTeh (Pharma Specialist)
Hans de Raad is an advisory board member with a broad experience in the healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical realm, responsible for embedding requirements to ensure regulatory compliance (FDA21 Part 11, EMA, GxP, GAMP5) are implemented correctly in the product.
Martin Risch Senior Executive in Corporate Finance and Payment Systems
Martin Risch has a vast background in corporate finance and merchant acquisitions. He also spent an impressive amount of time in the financial industry as Head of Global Planning Investment Banking for UBS, Head of Strategic Planning & Controlling at Swisscard AECS AG, and Head of Finance for Aduno, one of the two largest payment services providers in Switzerland. Martin enjoys innovative stories where new solutions and new teams are growing. He will bring his experience and background into NotaryTRADE.io and will help achieve the organizational goals one by one.
Prof. Dr. Simon Schlauri Ronzani Schlauri Attorneys
Dr. Simon Schlauri is among the most renowned experts in the Swiss ICT legal realm and regularly publishes on data protection matters. He is experienced in defending user’s rights beginning when he was with Sunrise, one of Switzerland’s three largest mobile phone operators. He is active in most Swiss digital rights initiatives and heads the initiative for network neutrality in Switzerland.
Charles-H. Schulz Expert at ANSSI; Director, Open Information Security Foundation and Founder of The Document Foundation
Charles-H. Schulz is a French technologist and Free Software and Open Standards advocate. As a long-time contributor to the OpenOffice.org project, he helped grow its community from a few European communities to over a hundred communities and teams of various sizes. At the end of 2009, he was elected to the Community Council of the OpenOffice.org project. He also contributed to the development and adoption of the OpenDocument Format standard through the company he co-founded, Ars Aperta. A member of several international organizations, he helped to create the Digital Standards Group and is part of the OASIS standards consortium, of which he is now a director. Charles-H. is also a founding member and one of the directors of The Document Foundation, home of the LibreOffice project.
Niibe Yutaka Chairman, Free Software Initiative Japan and Author of Gnuk (USB Open-Source Crypto Token)
Niibe is a long-time Free Software hacker who joined the GnuPG project in 2011, and soon took over the development of the smartcard-related code. He is also the person behind the Gnuk Token and the MEP game. Niibe’s work on GnuPG is financially supported by g10code. He is a founding member of the GnuPG e.V.
We can't do this alone. Our network is built on a united collaboration of customers, partners, associations and projects who all align with our principles and company values.
Aeternity is a new blockchain technology and the team is dedicated to be the answer to current challenges the latest technology faces. It focuses on delivering smart contracts with efficiency, transparent governance and global scalability, ready for mass adoption.
IBM is among the leading IT companies and driving innovation in hard- and software. Vereign® is a Special Business Partner of IBM, working together in OpenPOWER hardware and Hyperledger blockchain technologies. Working together for enterprise grade service and delivery, Vereign® appliances will be based on IBM Power9 servers.
Based in the CryptoValley in Zug, Lykke is one of the premier cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets. As fully licensed intermediary and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) platform, Lykke is working with Vereign® in the areas of notarisation of a compliant ICO process, customer identification and blockchain capacity for instant settlement.
LibreOffice is a free and open source software driven by the community. The software is developed by users who believe in Free Software and being able to share work in non-restrictive ways. Vereign® believes in the same principles and uses LibreOffice for its documentation.
Roundcube open source webmail software is a free project and offers a web-based multilingual IMAP client with an interface that is application like. Vereign® is partnering with Roundcube for its email services.
Open Law is both an association and a community dedicated to bring innovation and openness into the legal sector. As a neutral and trusted facilitator, Open Law works with Vereign® AG and Notary Trade to build upon understanding of enterprise blockchain, smart contracts and their impact for the legal profession.
The Linux Foundation supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Working together, The Linux Foundation and its projects form the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology.
Industry-leading organizations have joined Hyperledger to support the development of enterprise-grade, cross-industry open platforms for distributed ledgers. Vereign® is an active member of the Hyperledger incubator maintained which provides essential components to our enterprise blockchain solutions, and we are committed to good citizenship in the Hyperledger community.
The Sovrin Alliance is a way for individuals and organizations to join Sovrin and get involved with its mission of providing self-sovereign identity for all. Verified and Sovereign technologies are in our name, and identity is a crucial component of our solutions, which is why Vereign® takes great interest in Sovrin.
The OpenPOWER Foundation was founded in 2013 as an open technical membership organization that will enable data centers to rethink their approach to technology. OpenPOWER based hardware is unrivalled in its data centre capabilities and the only platform with full transparency, a necessary requirement for trust into any solution.
The SCION Architecture was developed by the ETH Zurich for scalability, control and isolation on next-generation networks. It is being deployed by Swiss ISPs and banks in 2018 and the Vereign® technical team is working with the group at the ETH to secure our solutions at the network level.
Collabora is the leading development and support company for LibreOffice on the desktop and in the web. Vereign® is partnering with Collabora for online editing and real time cooperation on documents of any kind.
Red Hat makes Open Source technologies for the enterprise, including the Enterprise Linux platform and OpenShift, both of which are being used as part of the Vereign® technology stack.
Crypto Valley Association
The Crypto Valley Association is an independent, government-supported association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technologies ecosystem. As a RegTech from the Crypto Valley, Vereign® is an active member of the Crypto Valley Association.
Trakia Tech is a platform for sharing technology and knowledge with a mission to digitally transform manufacturing, finance and other traditional industries based. It is based in the Trakian Crypto Valley of Plovdiv, Bulgaria a hub for technology, trade and innovation for over 6000 years and home to Vereign® Labs Ltd.
Open Invention Network
OIN is a defensive patent pool and community of patent non-aggression which enables freedom of action in Linux. As such it is possibly the most important legal shield in the Open Source world to protect open innovation and our ability to deliver a fully compliant, secure and open solution.
Cyberlink combine in-depth expertise with their passion for technology. Cyberlink has been an independent Swiss Managed Service Provider since 1995 and we serve more than 1,500 customers throughout Switzerland. Their skills included connectivity (Internet access and site networking), managed security and data center infrastructure implementation.
CB Financial Services
CB Financial Services is a leading financial intermediary in Switzerland for digital banking and fully licensed by the Swiss financial market authority for entirely digital on-boarding and contract signing. Vereign® is partnering with CBFS in the areas of on-boarding as well as GDPR compliant user identity and data storage.
Vereign stands for Verified and Sovereign
Keep it real!
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