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Cloud businiess cases involving blockchain technologies

Working in blockchain projects not only means working in the blockchain technology itself. Any initiative involving blockchain technology needs to take care of the mobile, front end and back-office systems, as well as the cloud environments. ZirconTech also help companies all these aspects providing an integrated and seamless service.

ZirconTech has leveraged its cloud computing and scalable systems capabilities in several blockchain projects.

Digital commodity trading platform with an integrated supply chain solution.

ZirconTech delved into the agribusiness sector helping a company who evolved piloting trading platforms, and completed trades with Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cambodia, Switzerland and England, bringing the transparency needed to the supply chain process. This greater level of transparency allows insurance partners to better assess and control risk to give users access to first class insurance coverage.

ZirconTech was involved in this blockchain platform that automates and simplifies the complexity of some commodities trading, increasing security, transparency, efficiency, traceability and trust with verifiable, immutable data. Implemented with Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, it helped to create an enterprise-standard, automated platform for removal of friction in the commodities supply chain, lowering risk and cost for traders, insurers, shippers and other stakeholders.

From the cloud perspective, ZirconTech engineers worked in a visionary cloud management using the most recently available services. We worked in a proof of concept with Amazon AWS blockchain services: Amazon Managed Blockchain and KMS (Key Management Service).

There were involved infrastructures from different companies: each company provided its own services and they had to communicate with trust. Microsoft Azure platforms had to be migrated to AWS. The goal was to create a flexible platform and enable new participants to add new servers quickly and easily.

AWS stack in this project included Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, S3 and Cloudwatch. Additionally, we used Docker and Kubernetes to scale up nodes.

ZirconTech partnered with a company in Los Angeles (California) to help the commodity exchange based in Zug (Switzerland) and Singapore.


Digital platform for taking donations and sharing information with donors.

ZirconTech has been working in a US based bitcoin platform offering unprecedented transparency in the donation process, giving donors the ability to transfer, track, and provide a permanent record of the route of global financial transactions from inception to endpoint.

The platform works in AWS and has interesting functionalities connecting with the blockchains, with a DevOps management in the orchestration process of production releases using several tools and continuous integration. It works in AWS based in EC2 (Elastic Compute), with autoscaling, Nginx and a Jenkins continuous integration pipeline. It also uses other AWS services such as S3 (Simple Storage Service), Cloudfront, RDS (Relational Database Service), Elasticache and VPC (Virtual Private Cloud).


CRM platform for artists

ZirconTech team is working in a mobile application for artists which is used as CRM and to build a website to share their work and social networks.

The backend is built with AWS services, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, CodePipeline, CodeBuild, S3, DynamoDB and VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). Terraform is used to orchestrate the architecture.

Continuous integration is also used in this project.

GLH 2020 Global Legal Hackaton Argentina

Del 6 al 8 de marzo se realizó el Global Legal Hackathon en más de 50 ciudades de 25 países de todo el mundo, con más de 5.000 participantes.

Aún es ampliamente considerado como el Hackathon legal más grande del mundo y podría muy bien ser uno de los más grandes (si no el más grande) de 2020. Este año, muchos participaron en los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido, junto con Argentina y Brasil, hasta China, Sudáfrica y varios más. La gente lanzó ideas, formó equipos y creó soluciones legales basadas en la tecnología. Al final del evento estos equipos presentaron sus soluciones a un panel de jueces. En última instancia, había un equipo ganador en cada ubicación los cuales avanzaron a la siguiente ronda.


Los ganadores y participantes anteriores de #GLH2018 y #GLH2019 vuelven a ser anfitriones por primera vez después de crear compañías y organizaciones. Hay una afluencia de apoyo de los participantes anteriores para continuar por tercer año consecutivo o incluso solicitar ser voluntario, lo que demuestra que la comunidad que ha creado el Global Legal Hackathon es algo muy importante.

La idea sigue siendo la misma: reunir a las personas para ver si pueden construir un modelo de trabajo de un producto legal basado en software. Se trata de dar la oportunidad a cualquiera de probar una idea y proporcionar la mejor plataforma para hacerlo.

Este año se lanzó un #GLHInclusivityChallenge. Coincidiendo con el Día Internacional de la Mujer, los equipos de Hackathon se inspiraron para desarrollar nuevas soluciones para aumentar la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión en la industria legal del mundo.

El año pasado el #GLH2019 se desarrolló el 23 y 24 e incluyó a Buenos Aires en la agenda.
A último momento, ZirconTech pudo trabajar remotamente y presentar una solución en la cual se creaba una plantilla para contratos de servicios profesionales que podía ser activado en la plataforma Monax.
La edición #GLH2020 en Buenos Aires presentó una notoria superación. BILDENLEX ABOGADOS y la Asociación LEGALTECH ARGENTINA han venido trabajando activamente en desarrollar acciones distintivas para que la innovación legal permita nuevas perspectivas de trabajo. Del 6 al 8 de marzo de 2020 tuvo lugar en Buenos Aires el Tercer Global Legal Hackathon organizado por BILDENLEX ABOGADOS y otras instituciones. El evento se desarrolló en las oficinas de IOV Labs.

Los objetivos de la competencia comprendieron en el ámbito privado, la empresa y la práctica del derecho. En el ámbito público, la gobernabilidad, los sistemas legales y el acceso a la justicia. Finalmente, desde el punto de vista de la diversidad se procuraba enfrentar el desafío de la inclusividad. Los participantes y equipos de todo el mundo, en cada ciudad de Global Legal Hackaton, tenían el desafío de inventar nuevas formas de aumentar la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión en la industria legal.

ZirconTech participó como sponsor del evento que llevó adelante Bildenlex Abogados con otras instituciones.

Apertura del evento – Día 1

Juan Pablo Mas Velez abrió el evento en directo, vía videoconferencia desde Francia.

Primer panel
GLH2020 Argentina – Mariano Heller – cómo innovar en la justicia
GLH2020 Argentina: Quiroga – intersección entre el derecho y la tecnología
Comienzo del Día 2

Guillermo Navarro, socio fundador de Bildenlex Abogados decía recién terminado el hackaton que “no había palabras para explicar lo que salió. Con la presencia de más de 120 personas y 7 equipos, compitieron durante 3 días para llevar a cabo una aplicación”.

Los equipos ganadores fueron los siguientes:

1- Mayoría: Impulsores legales de class action
2- Behive: gestión y optimización de las causas probono
3- Segui tu causa: Accesibilidad de la información judicial

Luego del Global Legal Hackaton la organización presentó el mapa de Legaltech Argentino, e invitó a otras entidades a sumarse. Luego de la presentación del viernes prentenden ampliar y que llegue a todos los profesionales que se quieran sumar.

ZirconTech Carves a Niche with Solutions of Resolute Character That Get Noticed at GoodFirms

Washington D.C., December 26th 2019.


ZirconTech is a force to reckon in the world of digital development and secured solutions and has uprightly made a place for themselves among the top mobile app development companies.

To gain more insights on their services at the offer and their capabilities, take a good look at the ZirconTech’s GoodFirms profile.

Headnote About Zircontech

Founded in 2016, ZirconTech is a trusted partner that helps organizations to thrive and meet their objectives through a digital transformation through their proficiency in mobility, cloud computing, and blockchain technology. This firm is a group of technology enthusiasts with an experience of more than twenty years of collaborating on challenging projects. Having joined forces in recent years to accompany businesses in their path of digital transformation with state-of-the-art technology solutions, they have essayed many successful journeys.

Their core team of experienced engineers is capable of producing deliverables in various types of app categories. Carrying out the most complex of projects while processing design and development, they provide full-cycle development from ideation to finish. Expertise in difference diverse nature and practical experiences in one’s domain is what makes this team more dynamic and capable of dealing with every difficulty as an opportunity.

ZirconTech not only delivers new apps or modernize legacy applications, but they also balance the cost and the complexity of the digital transformation of a business. Their application management is intelligent, efficient, and secure. Carried with the use of automation tools, cognitive assets, and standard security practices, their management helps businesses keep their competition in check and stay ahead in the race.

How GoodFirms Is Helpful to Businesses

GoodFirms is a renowned analysis and review portal where different businesses get enlisted to get periodic accreditation. Quality, Reliability, and Ability – are the three principal models mainly taken into consideration at GoodFirms. To better gauge the capability of a firm, these parameters are further subdivided into the quality of services delivered by the company, expertise in the skill sets possessed by the team, customer feedback, and the overall experience of the firm in the domain among several others.

ZirconTech was also assessed based on these crucial business standards set by the GoodFirms research team. The classification of the evaluation process conducted is discussed below, mentioning their key functioning areas.

Mobile App Solutions of Tomorrow, Today

ZirconTech bases its mobile app development on the most widely spread technologies. Their team of competent developers implement the agile methodology and leverage their experience in cross-platform development to produce winning apps. A combination of avant-garde and traditional UI tactics helps businesses excel in their digital strategy.

Staying abreast of the current trends and focus on delivering that enhances user engagement through intuitive and responsive design and development, the solutions by the firm help businesses lead in the market. Well-versed in various programming languages and frameworks, their solutions are in MongoDB, PHP, Java, React, React Native, HTML5, and JavaScripts.

A propensity to deliver preeminent solutions developed riding experience and expertise has driven ZirconTech to the podium of top app development companies in Buenos Aires at GoodFirms.

A Digital World on the Clouds

The world has faced towards the cloud and has given more mobility to businesses in operation. Cloud computing not only takes the burden of handling infrastructure, but also imparts high data security, scalability, and control. With years of experience in this field, ZirconTech has developed the expertise and framework that allows them to deliver consultancy services for cloud adoption strategy, transform applications, and also provide the required support.

Practical experience with platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform, IBM Bluemix, and Openstack, including Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) among others, has enabled the firm to meet any client requirement and provide the best in class solutions. They have helped turn ideas into solutions with numerous services to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud using frameworks that the client desires.

The firm’s inclusion in the list of the best cloud computing companies in Argentina at GoodFirms is a direct result of their aptitude and authority in the field of cloud computing.

Solutions for New Building Blocks of Technology

ZirconTech has translated their past few years of blockchain application development to build secure solutions on private and public blockchains. Their core unit of dexterous developers will take care of a full-stack development right from deploying nodes to essaying the smart contracts while designing and developing the front end.

The firm is committed to ensuring security as well as stability to the blockchain through the stock of knowledge datacenters. Bringing scalability and high performance, they provide a full spectrum of blockchain development services with professional insights. The blockchain developers at the firm empower businesses by creating a cohesive ecosystem through accessible and reliable transactions utilizing technologies like LACChain, Monax, RSK, Quorum, and Corda.

Solutions laced with adroitness and tenacity to keep finding solutions will soon merit ZirconTech a spot amongst the coveted list of the leading blockchain technology companies at GoodFirms.

About GoodFirms

Washington, D.C. based GoodFirms is a maverick B2B Research and Reviews Company that helps in finding mobile app development, cloud computing, and blockchain development companies rendering the best services to its customers. GoodFirms’ extensive research process ranks the companies, boosts their online reputation and helps service seekers pick the right technology partner that meets their business needs.

About the Author

Anna Stark is presently working as a Content Writer with GoodFirms – Washington D.C. based B2B Research Company, which bridges the gap between service seekers and service providers. Anna’s current role lingers in her to shape every company’s performance and key attributes into words. She firmly believes in the magic of words and equips new strategies that work, always in with ideas, something new to carve, and something original to decorate the firm’s identity.

ZirconTech Continues Expansion in North America While Taking a Leading Role in Blockchain Initiatives in Latin America

November 29th, 2019

ZirconTech expands its  presence in Latin America with new projects  in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay and strengthens activities in North America, with emphasis on the Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco tech communities.

Here is a more in depth overview of the work our team has spearheaded across the globe: 

Chile

ZirconTech started Q1 2019 with increased traction in Latin America after participating in the December 2018 Labitconf in Santiago de Chile. The team joined its client,  Koibanx, and non profit partner, BitGive headed by Connie Gallippi.(https://www.bitgivefoundation.org/). During the conference, BitGive launched its donation platform for non-profit organizations (http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-accompanied-the-launch-of-givetrack-in-labitconf-2018/). 

In Chile, ZirconTech is developing partnerships with a variety of  aiming to address local needs and bring innovative solutions to the banking, financial services, insurance, logistics, legal services and telecommunications sectors.

At the end of January 2019 ZirconTech participated in the Latam Blockchain Forum (https://www.latamblockchainforum.com/) in Santiago de Chile. Attendees included key leaders from regional and global companies taking the lead in digital transformation through blockchain technology as well as government leaders seeking to foster blockchain innovation in Latin America. Our CTO, Alejandro Narancio presented before a crowd of over one hundred attendees on how to incorporate blockchain technology into the development of smart cities. One of our CTO’s main points was, “In smart cities many systems must be harmoniously integrated and if one system must adapt to assume a new reality, the rest must adapt to these changes automatically.” This forum addressed the potential that blockchain provides and how it can be applied in different industries.  At ZirconTech we are committed to the fact that transparency, traceability, immutability, decentralized agreements all through blockchain technology are key to bringing about needed reform to the global financial system.(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/13/zircon-tech-participo-en-el-latam-blockchain-forum-de-santiago-de-chile/).

Our CTO was also recently covered by, Decentralizados (www.dct2.cl), a Chilean digital media covering blockchain initiatives. The Decentralizados team discussed our CTO’s work with and understanding of blockchain technology,, The Internet of Things, and Smart City Technology in detail with ZirconTech (https://www.dct2.cl/2019/06/27/bloque-62-internet-de-las-cosas-blockchain/).

ZirconTech additionally conducted blockchain awareness sessions at local banks to demonstrate how this innovative  technology can be applied in the financial sector. One key area of focus the team address was blockchain applications that can be used by financial institutions to enhance the KYC (Know Your Customer) process.

ZirconTech has been developing partnerships with innovative blockchain companies in Chile who are developing interesting solutions like Paradigma CrossCheck. The team is working to map this solution to regional use cases for the creation of distributed applications. This tool can coexist with traditional centralized applications, helping individuals and small businesses to grow independently in a decentralized economy. This platform integrates Bitcoin technology with Smart Contracts, IoT Devices and the Blockstack platform in one application (Dapp) CrossCheck which makes market access secure, agile and available to everyone.

The ZirconTech team has also focused on leveraging digital contracts for professional services in the payment process. The team has discussed the incorporation of digital contracts into the payment process with financial services institutions and startups. A key theme discussed is how to leverage existing technology and what would be needed to facilitate advancement in the future.

Overall, Chile is a hot market for blockchain technology. Key Chilean technologists and economists have narrowed in on the benefits of this emerging technology. .Well known Economist Aldo Lema, Kenneth Rogoff from Harvard University, and Beltrán de Ramón of the Central Bank of Chile have recently made statements on Blockchain Technology. Kenneth Rogoff stated, “Governments cannot tolerate Bitcoin or Libra, unless all transactions are transparent.” (https://latercera.com/pulso/noticia/kenneth-rogoff-ciclo-baja-tasas-mas-ajuste-cambio-la-direccion-la-politica-monetaria/749766/). Beltrán de Ramón  that “cryptoactives resemble money, but they are not; they will be regulated by the central banks and their designs will be very different from Bitcoin.” (http://elmercurio.com/blogs/2019/07/23/71094/Criptoactivos-criptomonedas-y-su-desarrollo.aspx).

Additionally, the Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, Mr. Mario Marcel, discussed policy initiatives related to digital currencies. Companies are seeing the opportunity to take advantage of this rise is open source technologies and smartphone penetration in Chile.(https://criptotendencia.com/2019/09/19/banco-central-de-chile-debate-sobre-politicas-de-monedas-digitales/).

ZirconTech Partners with Monax to Help Incorporate Blockchain Technology Into the Legal Sector 

ZirconTech also formed a partnership with UK based Monax, aiming to incorporate blockchain technology into the legal sector.

(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-works-with-monax-technology-for-the-legal-industry-using-blockchain/). As a result of this partnership, ZirconTech has been able to showcase how digital contracting is facilitated with Monax platform (https://monax.io) and the Agreements Network (https://agreements.network/). Lawyers don’t need to learn programming languages like Solidity to run smart contracts. With Monax and its BPM (Business Process Model) tool you can go directly to the business to solve real problems. We are finding that the running of simple professional services agreements through smart contracts is becoming a leading use case for blockchain technology. 

ZirconTech Partners with Global Share to Implement Blockchain Technology in Electronic Bill of Lading Process 

The ZirconTech Team has explored ways to implement blockchain technology in foreign trade. We most recently partnered with Global Share, a company dedicated to the continuous improvement of business processes, providing innovative solutions to companies to improve processes productivity. In April 2019, the company announced a major milestone in Global Share/edoxOnline history, the brand new development for the preparation, issuance, signing, transmission, negotiation and presentation of the electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL). ZirconTech has been a key partner implementing blockchain technology in the solution architecture of e-BL.(http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/04/25/zircon-tech-helps-global-share-to-launch-electronic-bill-of-ladings-using-blockchain-technology/).

ZirconTech Collaborates with IBM to Implement Hyperledger Technology 

ZirconTech continues to collaborate with IBM through leveraging and implementing the hyperledger framework for projects in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. With the development of the Tradelens platform through the Maersk and IBM partnership, ZirconTech has further resources to enable companies in the logistics ecosystem to leverage blockchain technology. 

ZirconTech’s Developments in the United States

In May 2019, our team attended the Consensus conference in New York City.   North America and Europe. In 2017, our team presented a Hyperledger based insurance product at the conference: (http://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-to-demo-usage-based-insurance-on-hyperledger/).

For close to three years we have partnered with teams in the Los Angeles area to support up and coming projects.   One of our recent partnerships is in the area of real estate applications where we enable clients to incorporate blockchain technology into the traditional real estate investment process. 

In April 2019 ZirconTech added a Business Development Consultant based in Philadelphia to the team. She is well connected with the US blockchain community. We have also strengthened relationships and discovered new business opportunities in different areas including, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago. In October 2019, we added a second Business Development Consultant to the team.  She is based in New York.

ZirconTech’s Work in the Agribusiness Sector 

ZirconTech delved into the agribusiness sector. One of our clients in the agribusiness sector evolved piloting trading platforms, and completed trades with Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cambodia, Switzerland and England. brings the transparency needed to the supply chain process. This greater level of transparency allows insurance partners to better assess and control risk to give users access to first class insurance coverage.

ZirconTech’s Work in the Financial Services Sector 

In the Financial Services sector we have been a partner of R3 for over two years. Through this partnership, our team members have become Corda R3 Certified Developers. This is a relationship that started in New York and now has expanded to Latin America as R3 grows in the region. This year both companies participated in the Latam Blockchain Summit in Santiago de Chile. We have participated in several activities including New York like CordaU.com launch.

Argentina

ZirconTech has had roots in Argentina since the very beginning. We continue to maintain connections with the local community, participate in workshops and meetups, and looking for opportunities to assist projects in the country. We have had the privilege of participating in Uruguay business development activities in Argentina, representing the Information Technology sector, like Uruguay XXI and the Uruguayan Embassy in Argentina. We “Business Opportunities in Uruguay” meeting at the residence of the Uruguayan Ambassador in Argentina. During the meeting we were able to highlight the advantages of doing business with and in Uruguay.(https://www.uruguayxxi.gub.uy/es/eventos/articulo/dia-de-uruguay-en-buenos-aires/).

Argentina is a hot spot for digital contracting. ZirconTech has been advising lawyers about the advantages of working with technologies like Monax. In this way there are several interesting cases being developed with innovative legal offices particularly in intellectual property management. Our some of our clients such as, Global Share, Koibanx and Bitgive, have carried out work in Argentina.

In July we participated in MITAGDS (Made in the Americas 2019, Global Digital Services Summit), organized by the Interamerican Development Bank under the Outsource2LAC program. We had the opportunity to interact with the Latin American community about the applications of blockchain technology in different industries. This has been a key milestone for further developments in the region. ZirconTech was one of the leading companies in Latin America participating in the event. Again, blockchain in supply chains was a hot topic, with discussions on the  transformation public and private sectors can undergo to enable decentralization and transparency.. Blockchain technology can truly increase the efficiency and transparency of supply chains and the logistics industry, positively impacting everything from warehousing to delivery to payment. We discussed these topics with IADB, Gartner and companies from Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Colombia. Mexico, United States and Canada.

Colombia

In Colombia, ZirconTech has developed partnerships in the financial services industries that helped to develop ground activities in cities including, Bogota, Medellin and Cali. Our team has presented financial services and legal tech solutions to several companies from the banking and legal sectors, and outsourcing service sector. The Blockchain Centre Colombia is taking off

Uruguay

At home in Uruguay, the ZirconTech team continues to be involved at a local level in the Bitcoin and blockchain technology community. In May we took part in Montevideo’s Bitcoinday. This event aimed to educate the general public, on the basic concepts of cryptocurrencies, to specific information about the sale, investment, business uses and benefits for entrepreneurs and companies that want to leverage cryptocurrency. (http://blog.infuy.com/ya-llega-bitcoin-day-en-montevideo-%f0%9f%9a%80/). ZirconTech also took part in  Campus Zonamérica’s (Jacksonville)  series of Workshops for developers, and others for business professionals to enter the world of smart contracts and the application of blockchain for business, logistics and regulations. Other participating companies included Infuy, RSK, Keoken, dexFreight, Bitex.la, and Koibanx. This event opened new opportunities for ZirconTech in emerging blockchain applications in Uruguay, particularly logistics, foreign trade and traceability of products and digital contracts. Alejandro Narancio led a workshop on how to develop Smart Contracts on RSK, an area that he has been working extensively on this year. An area Alejandro has specifically worked on isRif Os. We discussed this work on a panel in the Montevideo Fintech Forum, back in June.

Our work in the legal sector is taking off as well. ZirconTech has pioneered the use of Monax technology live with “quick agreements” functionalities to launch labor and service contracts with his collaborators. This technology is expanding. We are specifically working with a local legal group to enhance the process for  contracting labor and professional services, including automatic payments mechanisms. This is a joint partnership with the Monax team. 

ZirconTech Enables Blockchain Technology Integration Into the Real Estate Sector

We are getting further involved in the real estate sector. We are leveraging our partnership with Monax to address key aspects of the real estate industry. (https://monax.io/blog/2019/07/18/blockchain-use-in-real-estate/). As Monax CEO Casey Kuhlman states, “blockchain has the ability to take the real estate investment sequence and tokenize it. This can create partial ownership and increase liquidity significantly. Blockchain can also open up real estate investment trusts (REITs) to a new series of investors”.

Typically, real estate is an asset class that requires significant capital and is dominated by high-net-worth individuals. Tokenization allows for the reduction in the amount of capital any one individual would need, meaning more people would have the opportunity to invest. This would help diversify portfolios. It would also offer more liquidity in the ecosystem and the opportunity to move assets around more easily”

Zircon’s Work in the Traceability and Provenance of Goods.

Early on ZirconTech delved into improving the traceability of goods and transactions. We are continuing to do work to improve the traceability and provenance of goods through implementing blockchain technology. 

Since 2016, when we first participated in the f Consensus Conference in New York, we have taken a close look at the  Everledger project’s work on the traceability of diamonds. As the Everledger project has matured, we have looked at ways to  implement this technology in Latin America. All framework and process developed by Everledger are available for use in matching use cases.

We have taken on more advanced cases aimed at incorporating the internet of things on a large scale. Since 2017 we have been in contact with the Crypto Valley community in Switzerland. We participated in the Blockchain Competition organized by Lakeside Partners AG with our insurance product. We demonstrated a  Solidity mock up of cases for the dairy industry. Through this demo we were able to assist the Ambrosus team with solutions for decentralized IoT networks for the Next-Generation Supply Chains. These complex solutions are available for the right use cases for a variety of industries.  Ambrosus has recently begun developing a new suite of solutions focused on dairy products in both Europe and South-East Asia, to enable individuals to understand where their dairy products originate (https://blog.ambrosus.com/progress-report-22-july-2019-31c588158984).

We have also found that simple use cases can be addressed with the SUKU World platform, which aims to be the universal symbol of truth for consumers and brands, making commerce more transparent and efficient through the power of blockchain technology. We are evaluating how to  this technology specifically for the agribusiness sector in Argentina, Chile and Peru.

With an increasing number of blockchain related platforms available, we see that we can quickly enable businesses to transform their services through digital transformation. , We believe it is faster and cheaper to reuse what is already developed, talk about real use cases and go to production when there’s value. In most cases there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.

At ZirconTech, we are a group of blockchain consultants who aim to help organizations identify the potential of blockchain technology.. Leveraging a market research, ZirconTech provides feasibility analysis for initiatives, analysis of relevant blockchain platforms and tools for a variety of  business cases. From conceptualization to design and development, ZirconTech can build enterprise applications to help companies to accelerate time to market and maximize return on the investment.

Alejandro Narancio Latam Blockchain Forum Santiago Chile

ZirconTech comenzó el primer trimestre de 2019 con una mayor tracción en América Latina después de participar en el Labitconf de diciembre de 2018 en Santiago de Chile.

El equipo se unió a su cliente, Koibanx, y su socio sin fines de lucro, BitGive, encabezado por Connie Gallippi. (Https://www.bitgivefoundation.org/). Durante la conferencia, BitGive lanzó su plataforma de donación para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (https://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/02/zircon-tech-accompanied-the-launch-of-givetrack-in-labitconf-2018/).

En Chile, ZirconTech está desarrollando asociaciones con una variedad de objetivos para abordar las necesidades locales y brindar soluciones innovadoras a los sectores de banca, servicios financieros, seguros, logística, servicios legales y telecomunicaciones.

Foro Latam Blockchain – Santiago de Chile 2019

A fines de enero de 2019, ZirconTech participó en el Foro Latam Blockchain (https://www.latamblockchainforum.com/) en Santiago de Chile. Los asistentes incluyeron líderes clave de compañías regionales y globales que lideran la transformación digital a través de la tecnología blockchain, así como líderes gubernamentales que buscan fomentar la innovación blockchain en América Latina. Nuestro CTO, Alejandro Narancio, presentó ante una multitud de más de cien asistentes sobre cómo incorporar la tecnología blockchain en el desarrollo de las ciudades inteligentes.

Uno de los puntos principales de nuestro CTO fue: “En las ciudades inteligentes, muchos sistemas deben integrarse armoniosamente y si un sistema debe adaptarse para asumir una nueva realidad, el resto debe adaptarse a estos cambios automáticamente”. Este foro abordó el potencial que proporciona blockchain y cómo se puede aplicar en diferentes industrias. En ZirconTech estamos comprometidos con el hecho de que la transparencia, la trazabilidad, la inmutabilidad, los acuerdos descentralizados a través de la tecnología blockchain son clave para lograr la reforma necesaria al sistema financiero global. (https://www.zircon.tech/blog/2019/02/13/zircon-tech-participo-en-el-latam-blockchain-forum-de-santiago-de-chile/).

Nuestro CTO también fue cubierto recientemente por Decentralizados (www.dct2.cl), un medio digital chileno que cubre iniciativas de blockchain. El equipo de Decentralizados discutió el trabajo de nuestro CTO y la comprensión de la tecnología blockchain, Internet of Things y Smart City Technology en detalle con ZirconTech (https://www.dct2.cl/2019/06/27/bloque-62-internet-de-las-cosas-blockchain/).

Blockchain en el sector financiero

ZirconTech también realizó sesiones de concientización de blockchain en bancos locales para demostrar cómo esta tecnología innovadora puede aplicarse en el sector financiero. Un área clave de enfoque que la dirección del equipo fueron las aplicaciones blockchain que pueden ser utilizadas por las instituciones financieras para mejorar el proceso KYC (Conozca a su cliente).

En general, Chile es un mercado interesante para la tecnología blockchain. Los tecnólogos y economistas chilenos clave han comentado los beneficios de esta tecnología emergente. El conocido economista Aldo Lema ha señalado los puntos de vista de Kenneth Rogoff de la Universidad de Harvard, y Beltrán de Ramón del Banco Central de Chile en sus recientes declaraciones sobre la tecnología Blockchain. Kenneth Rogoff declaró: “Los gobiernos no pueden tolerar Bitcoin o Libra, a menos que todas las transacciones sean transparentes”. (https://latercera.com/pulso/noticia/kenneth-rogoff-ciclo-baja-tasas-mas-ajuste-cambio-la-direccion-la-politica-monetaria/749766/). Beltrán de Ramón ha señalado que “los criptoactivos se parecen al dinero, pero no lo son; estarán regulados por los bancos centrales y sus diseños serán muy diferentes a los de Bitcoin ”. (http://elmercurio.com/blogs/2019/07/23/71094/Criptoactivos-criptomonedas-y-su-desarrollo.aspx).

Además, el Gobernador del Banco Central de Chile, Sr. Mario Marcel, discutió las iniciativas de política relacionadas con las monedas digitales. Y aprovechando las tecnologías de código abierto y la penetración de teléfonos inteligentes, las FinTech han visto una rápida adopción, interrumpiendo todas las áreas de servicios financieros, como pagos, inversiones, ahorros y préstamos, seguros y gestión de riesgos (https://criptotendencia.com/2019/19/09/banco-central-de-chile-debate-sobre-politicas-de-monedas-digitales/).

Aplicaciones en logística y el sector legal

ZirconTech ha estado desarrollando alianzas con empresas innovadoras de blockchain en Chile que están desarrollando soluciones interesantes como Paradigma CrossCheck. El equipo está trabajando para asignar esta solución a casos de uso regionales para la creación de aplicaciones distribuidas. Esta herramienta puede coexistir con aplicaciones centralizadas tradicionales, ayudando a individuos y pequeñas empresas a crecer independientemente en una economía descentralizada. Esta plataforma integra la tecnología Bitcoin con Smart Contracts, dispositivos IoT y la plataforma Blockstack en una aplicación (Dapp) CrossCheck que hace que el acceso al mercado sea seguro, ágil y esté disponible para todos.

El equipo de ZirconTech también se ha centrado en aprovechar los contratos digitales para servicios profesionales en el proceso de pago. El equipo ha discutido la incorporación de contratos digitales en el proceso de pago con instituciones de servicios financieros y nuevas empresas. Un tema clave discutido es cómo aprovechar la tecnología existente y lo que se necesitaría para facilitar el avance en el futuro.

Global Share is a company dedicated to the continuous improvement of business processes, providing innovative solutions to companies to add up value and competitive advantage by improving their processes productivity. This week announced a major milestone in Global Share/edoxOnline history, the brand new development for the preparation, issuance, signing, transmission, negotiation and presentation of the electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL). Zircon Tech has been a key partner implementing blockchain technology in the solution architecture.

Buenos Aires, April 24th, 2019.

The synergy between state of art technology and professional experience in supply chains, logistics and commercial networks, allows Global Share to offer a spectrum of tools and optimization solutions to improve processes.This week announced the incorporation of blockchain technology to the e-BL platform to position edoxOnline to the top podium category of companies providing such functionality running within full and extreme security capabilities.

Global Share therefore confirms its leadership in the agribusiness industry, and it is determined to reach out to the horizon stated in its Vision by adding innovative solutions that help customers receive important benefits as a result of the streamlined processes that these innovations produce.

Solutions such as the electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL), electronic Phytosanitary Certificate (e-Phyto) and electronic Origin Certificate (e-OC) are currently embracing the International Trade of Commodities, thus helping all trading companies go paperless, as they also streamline the whole shipping documents issuance process.

Zircon Tech helped Global Share in the implementation of the solution that tracks the changes in the documentation over time and ensures tamper proof and no possibility of modifying the information of the same. Zircon Tech proposed to identify the documents through hashes (SHA256) and then leave the same “notarized” in the Ethereum blockchain using a document ID and the mentioned hash. Each change in the document is registered using the corresponding ID and hash update. For this project a smart contract was developed using Solidity and an API using Node JS.

Global Share is confident that the edoxOnline electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) will meet its customers’ expectations and business needs, going paperless and efficient.

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Global Share announces the launch of Electronic Bill of Lading under Blockchain technology

Zircon Tech completó un año más y estamos entusiasmados con lo que trae 2019. El 2018 se ha ido y en este punto estamos al comienzo del segundo trimestre de 2019.

Zircon Tech desarrolla aplicaciones integrando tecnologías innovadoras como blockchain, internet de las cosas, big data e inteligencia artificial, además de servicios de desarrollo web y móviles que siempre deben ser parte de los proyectos. Zircon Tech se enfoca en startups y empresas consolidades, y ha realizado implementaciones de blockchain en varios campos, incluyendo servicios financieros, seguros, sector legal, internet de las cosas, bienes raíces, comercio internacional y logística.

Los servicios de blockchain y ledgers distribuidos se basan principalmente en Hyperledger, Ethereum, RSK y Corda, mientras que se desarrollan competencias en otras plataformas.

Como consultores de blockchain, Zircon Tech ayuda a las organizaciones a identificar el potencial de blockchain para sí mismas. Aprovechando una investigación de mercado permanente, Zircon Tech proporciona análisis de viabilidad para iniciativas, análisis de plataformas de blockchain relevantes y herramientas para los casos de negocio. Desde la conceptualización hasta el diseño y desarrollo, Zircon Tech puede crear aplicaciones empresariales para ayudar a las organizaciones a acelerar el tiempo de comercialización y maximizar el retorno de la inversión.

En 2018, Zircon Tech trabajó durante varios meses con una compañía de Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido colaborando en el desarrollo de componentes de un proyecto de código abierto con Hyperledger Burrow para una iniciativa disruptiva de escala global en el sector legal. Hyperledger Burrow proporciona un cliente modular de Blockchain con un intérprete de contratos inteligentes parcialmente autorizados, desarrollado de acuerdo con la especificación de la Máquina Virtual Ethereum (EVM)). Entre otros, Zircon Tech implementó componentes interactuando con Burrow gRPC obteniendo bloques, transacciones y eventos generados a partir de contratos inteligentes implementados en Solidity, desempaquetándolos y decodificándolos para almacenarlos en forma legible en tablas SQL creadas sobre la marcha.

En las aplicaciones del sector de servicios financieros, Zircon Tech formó parte del equipo que desarrolló una aplicación para donaciones globales. Esta aplicación busca dar transparencia a las donaciones, pudiendo rastrearlas utilizando el potencial de blockchain. Zircon Tech estuvo a cargo del desarrollo del frontend y del backend, incluida la comunicación con la API Blockchain. El back-end se construyó con Node JS bajo la infraestructura de AWS y Jenkins CI, mientras que React JS se usó para la interfaz.

Para el sector de seguros, Zircon Tech desarrolló una solución integral para automóviles con el concepto de seguro basado en el uso con blockchain. Existe una gran desconfianza en la industria de seguros debido al conflicto de intereses existente, ya que las ganancias de las compañías aumentan si se paga menos a los usuarios o si es posible cobrarles más dinero. La solución Zircon Tech permite, para este caso particular, proporcionar transparencia al cálculo de puntuación que es lo que define el valor de la póliza.

La solución se implementó con Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 como plataforma Blockchain y se desarrollaron chain codes para el seguimiento de la información (para rastrear la información del vehículo y guardarla en la blockchain) y la puntuación (cálculo de la puntuación según la información recibida de los vehículos).

Como parte del proyecto se desarrollaron dos API, tres SPA y una aplicación móvil.

El stack utilizado para las API fue Java, Spring (spring spring, spring mvc, spring data jpa, spring data cache, spring job), MySQL, Maven. Los SPA se desarrollaron en ClojureScript, Reframe, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap. La aplicación móvil para Android fue desarrollada con Java.

También en el sector de seguros aplicado a la industria de viajes, Zircon Tech desarrolló un proyecto sobre seguros para vuelos. Este proyecto se desarrolló como prueba de concepto para un grupo de inversión que intentaba ingresar al negocio de seguros 100% digitales. Se replicó un proyecto existente en el cual, en el caso de un evento, el pago del seguro se hace automáticamente.

La lógica del contrato inteligente (Solidity, Ethereum) es la siguiente: el usuario transfiere el pago de la póliza (en moneda virtual) a una billetera específica. La aseguradora transfiere el valor del pago (también en moneda virtual) en caso de que se confirme el evento (el evento se refiere a un retraso o cancelación de un vuelo). El estado se verifica y, de acuerdo con el evento, el dinero se transfiere al asegurador o al usuario. Se usó una API de acceso público con información de vuelo como un oráculo. Para este proyecto, se desarrolló un contrato inteligente con Solidity y una API con Java.

En el área del comercio internacional, Zircon Tech ayudó a una empresa de comercio exterior que necesitaba realizar un seguimiento de los cambios en su documentación a lo largo del tiempo y garantizar la manipulación indebida y no tener posibilidad de modificar la información de la misma. Zircon Tech propuso identificar los documentos a través de hashes (SHA256) y luego dejar el mismo “notarizado” en el blockchain de Ethereum usando la identificación del documento y el hash mencionado. Cada cambio en el documento se registra utilizando el ID correspondiente y la actualización de hash. Para este proyecto se desarrolló un contrato inteligente con Solidity y una API con Node JS.

En 2019 estamos extendiendo nuestra presencia en América Latina, principalmente en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay, y estamos fortaleciendo nuestras actividades en América del Norte, con mucho enfoque en Los Ángeles, Nueva York y San Francisco.

Zircon Tech completed another year and we are excited of what 2019 is bringing. 2018 is gone and at this point we are at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Zircon Tech develops applications by integrating innovative technologies like blockchain, internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence, besides mobile and web development services that always must be part of the projects. Zircon Tech focuses on startups and enterprises, and has made blockchain implementations in several fields including financial services, insurance, legal sector, internet of things, real estate, international trade and logistics.

The blockchain and distributed ledger services are mainly based on Hyperledger, Ethereum, RSK and Corda, while competencies are being developed in other platforms.

As blockchain consultants, Zircon Tech helps organizations to identify the potential of blockchain for themselves. Leveraging a permanent market research, Zircon Tech provides feasibility analysis for initiatives, analysis of relevant blockchain platforms and tools for the business case. From conceptualization to design and development, Zircon Tech can build enterprise applications to help companies to accelerate time to market and maximize the return on the investment.

In 2018 Zircon Tech worked for several months with a US and UK company collaborating with the development of components of an open source project with Hyperledger Burrow for a disruptive global scale initiative in the legal sector. Hyperledger Burrow provides a modular Blockchain client with an interpreter of partially authorized intelligent contracts, developed according to the specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)). Among others, Zircon Tec implemented components interacting with Burrow gRPC obtaining blocks, transactions and events generated from intelligent contracts implemented in Solidity, unpacking and decoding them to store in Readable form in SQL tables created on the fly.

In the financial services space applications, Zircon Tech was part of the team that developed an application for global donations. This application seeks to give transparency to donations being able to track them using the potential of blockchain. Zircon Tech was in charge of the development of the frontend and backend, including the communication with the Blockchain API. The back-end was built with Node JS under the infrastructure of AWS and Jenkins CI, while React JS was used for the frontend.

For the insurance sector, Zircon Tech developed an end to end solution for cars with the concept of blockchain usage based insurance. There is a high distrust in the insurance industry due to the existing conflict of interests since the profits of the companies increase if less is paid to the users or it is possible to charge them more money. Zircon Tech solution allows, for this particular case, to provide transparency to the scoring calculation that is what defines the value of the policy.

The solution was implemented with Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 as a Blockchain platform and were developed chaincodes for information tracking (to track vehicle information and save it in the blockchain) and Scoring (calculation of scoring based on information received from vehicles).

As part of the project were developed two APIs, three SPAs and one mobile application.

The stack used for the APIs was Java, Spring (spring boot, spring mvc, spring data jpa, spring data cache, spring job), MySQL, Maven. The SPAs were developed in ClojureScript, Reframe, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap. The Mobile App for Android was developed with Java.

Also in the insurance sector applied to the travel industry, Zircon Tech developed a project about insurance for flights. This project was developed as proof of concept for an investment group that was trying to enter the business of 100% digital insurance. An existing project was replicated in which, in the case of an event, the insurance payment was made automatically.

The logic of the smart contract (Solidity, Ethereum) is as follows, the user transfers the payment of the policy (in virtual currency) to a specific wallet. The insurer transfers the value of the payment (in virtual currency as well) in case the event is confirmed (the event refers to a delay or cancellation of a flight). The state is verified and according to the event that the money is transferred to the insurer or the user. A public access API with flight information was used as an oracle. For this project, a smart contract was developed using Solidity and an API using Java.

In the area of international trade, Zircon Tech helped a foreign trade company needing to track the changes in its documentation over time and ensuring tamper proof and no possibility of modifying the information of the same. Zircon Tech proposed to identify the documents through hashes (SHA256) and then leave the same “notarized” in the Ethereum blockchain using a document ID and the mentioned hash. Each change in the document is registered using the corresponding ID and hash update. For this project a smart contract was developed using Solidity and an API using Node JS.

In 2019 we are extending our presence in Latin America mainly in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay, and strengthening our activities in North America, with lot of focus in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

Alejandro Narancio Latam Blockchain Forum Santiago Chile

Santiago de Chile, 7 de febrero de 2018

Incorporando Blockchain al desarrollo de las ciudades inteligentes

El 31 de enero Chile fué sede del LatAm Blockchain Forum (www.latamblockchainforum.com) y reunió a más de 100 asistentes de las principales empresas globales y regionales que están liderando la transformación digital e innovación en blockchain aplicado a industrias, junto a las autoridades de gobierno que impulsan su desarrollo en la región.

Este foro abordó el potencial que blockchain proporciona y cómo puede ser aplicado en distintas industrias. Zircon Tech participó en este evento como sponsor y además nuestro CTO Alejandro Narancio expuso sobre por qué y cómo incorporar blockchain al desarrollo de ciudades inteligentes. Transparencia, trazabilidad, el sistema financiero, acuerdos descentralizados e inmutabilidad son factores clave.

Alejandro Narancio: “En las ciudades inteligentes muchos sistemas deben integrarse de manera armónica y si un sistema debe adaptarse para asumir una nueva realidad, el resto debe adaptarse a estos cambios automáticamente”

Los distintos expositores cubrieron variados temas y aplicaciones de la tecnología, y respondieron preguntas interesantes provenientes de un público diverso.

Gustavo Paro, Enterprise Sales Director LATAM en R3 Brasil, presentó casos prácticos sobre cómo avanzar y transformar una organización con Blockchain. Zircon Tech es partner de R3 y su plataforma Corda.

Julio Pertuzé expuso la visión del Ministerio de Economía en temas de blockchain, para la cual entiende se debe trabajar coordinadamente entre las entidades públicas y privadas.

El gobierno de economía realizó mesas de trabajos con distintos actores del mercado en donde detectaron usos de blockchain y otras tecnologías para aplicar en diferentes industrias. En el caso de la energía en Chile, existe un programa piloto del Ministerio de Energía donde datos obtenidos a través de paneles solares permite visualizar las estadísticas respaldadas en blockchain. También Kiumarz Goharriz de la CNE comentó que el aumento de seguridad, menores costos, trazabilidad y garantía de confianza motivaron la implementación de blockchain.

José Miguel Benavente del BID (IADB) expuso también sobre implementaciones de blockchain en entidades públicas, desde la perspectiva de la División de Competitividad e Innovación.

Por su parte Matías Hofmann, gerente de Primus BI, comentó lo que se habló en el Foro Económico Mundial, donde se espera que en el 2025 el 10% del PIB mundial esté contenido en Blockchain, y cómo se proyectaría en Chile.

Un panel integrado por Eduardo Lemp, Robert Zibert, Jorge Dupre y Cristóbal Vidal abordó el blockchain aplicado a la banca y el sector financiero, y las tecnologías de pago emergentes. Se comentó que los bancos digitales están diseñados para bajar costos, disminuir tiempos, conectar negocios, y que hoy en Chile aún no se ha trabajado en este aspecto.

Marko Knezovic de Kibernum expuso sobre cómo blockchain aplica a la industria de salud, aportando seguridad, confianza e identidad soberana de los pacientes

Marta Gutiérrez CEO Signeblock habló sobre el blockchain y el crecimiento del PIB, y sistemas de auditoría inteligente con trazabilidad.

Zircon Tech está trabajando en la implementación de soluciones blockchain en clientes de América del Norte y Latinoamérica en distintas industrias, en el ámbito de banca, servicios financieros, seguros, legal y logística. El Latam Blockchain Forum fue un excelente ámbito para interactuar con colegas sobre implementaciones de soluciones basadas en blockchain.

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