09 March 2016
COINSILIUM GROUP LIMITED
(“Coinsilium” or the “Company")
Coinsilium Blockchain Accelerator
Coinsilium Group Limited, the blockchain technology investment and development company, is pleased to provide an update on its blockchain focused accelerator, Block Chain Space (“Block Chain Space” or the “Accelerator”). The programme commenced in Barcelona at the start February 2016 has been successful in attracting sponsorship from Grant Thornton Spain (“Grant Thornton”) the Spanish firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, and leading mid-tier Spanish law firm Roca Junyent.
Located at ESADE Business School's 'EsadeCreapolis', Block Chain Space provides a connected environment conducive to entrepreneurial creativity and collaboration, combining mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts. Staying true to the global, ubiquitous reach of blockchain technology, Coinsilium has developed a 12-week acceleration program for start-ups to develop applications utilising blockchain with disruptive technology potential.
Following applications from more than 80 start-ups, Coinsilium has accepted four companies into its accelerator program, covering a range of applications including:
-- streamlining trade finance and the way businesses transact and secure
payments of physical goods,
-- enabling secure data storage, sharing and backup solutions,
-- building a platform for peer-to-peer natural disaster resources
-- providing complementary digital currency services from online platforms
to physical ATMs through to gift cards for retailers.
Grant Thornton Head of IT Consulting, Luis Pastor commented: “Grant Thornton is constantly pursuing excellence through innovation. One of the latest innovations which can truly disrupt business models in the next few years is Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The way we understand technology is, that besides being aware of innovations, we need to be part of them. Therefore, we have taken one step further and decided to sponsor Block Chain Space, one of the first accelerators of Blockchain startups. Our aim is to get involved on new blockchain innovations from day one, work closely with startups and leverage this knowledge to provide our customers with the best consultancy services on Blockchain technologies.”
Roca Junyent Partner, Xavier Foz, stated: “We are proud to collaborate with the Block Chain Space, the first ever accelerator program in Spain for start-ups focused on blockchain technology. We are eager to work with such disruptive businesses to lead them through the multiple legal challenges posed by this innovative field.”
For further information on Block Chain Space please visit www.blockchain.space
For further information please visit www.coinsilium.com or contact the following:
Cameron Parry Coinsilium Group Limited +44 (0) 207 099 0740
David Coffman / Asha Chotai Daniel Stewart & Company +44 (0) 207 776 6550
(Corporate Adviser & Joint
Nick Emerson / Jake Nixon SI Capital Limited +44 (0) 1483 413 500
Josh Royston / Hilary Buchanan Alma PR +44 (0) 7515 805 218
Notes to Editor
Coinsilium is a London-based blockchain technology investment, development and education company and the world's first blockchain technology company to IPO on an Exchange Regulated Market. In addition to a diverse portfolio of interests in blockchain companies and projects, Coinsilium offers services including corporate/business advisory, CPD accredited training & education, in-house development solutions, and other professional services to blockchain/fintech companies as well as major corporates wanting to understand the potential disruption and benefits of blockchain technology and its implications for the way the world transfers value over the internet.
For further information please visit www.coinsilium.com