DigiByte has announced California-based Block 30 Labs as a partner at the first DigiByte Global Summit taking place in Amsterdam next month.
Currently headquartered in San Diego, Block 30 Labs is developing three core applications of decentralised blockchain technology for global adoption by consumers and merchants for release in its 2019-2020 roadmap.
The applications include a marketplace, digital wallet, and a financial division aimed at providing wallet holders with the ability to invest in customised security tokens.
Block 30’s CEO – Brian McLaren Foote – said its roadmap was inspired by the success of Alibaba’s functionality.
“We studied Alibaba’s success with the Chinese consumer – through their end-to-end delivery of the Alibaba Marketplace, AliPay, and AliFinancial – and took a lot of inspiration in how they were able to streamline new technology for the customer with one-click inter-operability across the platform,” he said.
“We see the exact same opportunity for the adoption of blockchain technologies in a more bespoke manner.
“As the global customer becomes more mobile, cashless, and has an increased ‘one-click’ expectation for the management of their personal and financial assets on the blockchain, Block 30 Labs wants to be there.
“If you look at new technologies like Cloud, it wasn’t really until Alibaba and Amazon packaged it up alongside their sales, marketplace, and financial divisions and sold it to the end-consumer, merchants, and Fortune 500 enterprise that it really took off. We view decentralised blockchain as at a very similar crossroads.”
Meanwhile, DigiByte’s founder – Jared Tate – said teaming up with Block 30 represented a huge milestone.
“The full ecosystem vision of BLOCK 30 Labs is a perfect match for the vision of where we want to go with DigiAssets moving forward,” he said.
“By leveraging the speed, scalability, and security of the DigiByte blockchain as the backbone of their offerings, Block 30 Labs will pierce the secondary layers of the consumer, merchant, and professional enterprise world. Which is a huge milestone along the journey for mass global adoption of the DigiByte ecosystem.”
Confirmed speakers at the first DigiByte Global Summit include DigiByte founder Jared Tate; official DigiByte PR Stefania Barbaglio; Rudy Bouwman, the founder of DGBAT, the DigiByte Awareness Team; the founders and lead developers of V-ID and Antum ID; and Vertbase founders Justin Seidl and Stuart Menzies.
Stefania Barbaglio commented: “Block 30 is a revolutionary team that will accelerate the decentralisation of consumer and enterprise adoption, asset tokenisation, and more accessible 1st-3rd world financial cooperation on the blockchain.
“The DigiByte team and community are extremely excited about their future announcements at the conference.”
The DigiByte Global Summit takes place on Friday April 19 at De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://digibytesummit.io.