And the slot goes to - Integritee!
Winning a parachain on the Kusama Network puts us exactly where we need to be at the start of 2022.
For Integritee, 2021 has been a fast-moving, challenging and exciting time in which key milestones were achieved, strategic partnerships were forged, and our community began to grow and take shape. As we approach the holiday season and end of year, we would like to reflect on some of the highlights of the past 12 months.
In February, we released the first version of the Integritee testnet on Rococo. This built on our previous work in 2020, financed by grants from the Web3 Foundation and Polkadot Treasury, that focussed on integrating trusted execution environments (TEE) into the Polkadot ecosystem. The testnet showcased how the core features of the Integritee network would operate in a Polkadot environment.
In the months that followed, while we continued to expand the platform and develop the code, we founded Integritee AG, registered in Switzerland. This coincided with the development of a new brand and website for Integritee.
The following month, in June, we closed a $2 million seed round followed by a second private round which summed up the total investment to $6.5 million.
In the final quarter of the year, this groundwork paved the way for us to achieve a number of milestones in quick succession. In November, we launched the Integritee mainnet and conducted our token generation event (TGE). This was a proud moment for the whole team: for the first time, Integritee became a functional network capable of securely processing sensitive data. The first practical deployment on the Integritee mainnet is the TEER exchange rate oracle. The oracle connects to the authenticated SSL servers of market data providers from a TEE, and publishes relevant TEER exchange rates to an Integritee chain. This deployment demonstrates Integritee’s ability to provide data with verifiable non-repudiation and will be used in future to ensure stable USD-denominated fees. The blocks produced by the mainnet so far can be viewed on Subscan or Polkadot.js.
At the end of November, two tremendously successful token sales were conducted which served to distribute TEER to a wider user base and further spread ownership of the network. User demand was phenomenal. The busy month of milestones was capped off on December 1 when TEER was officially listed on the Gate.io exchange and became transferable.
We continue to participate in the Kusama parachain auctions through our crowdloan campaign. We recently announced new, fixed rewards for Integritee crowdloan backers which means that for the first time, supporters will receive a fixed amount of TEER for each KSM they bond. This will make it easier for KSM holders who are considering whether to back Integritee to estimate their potential rewards. This comes in addition to our other crowdloan incentives such as loyalty rewards, referral rewards, and guaranteed rewards. For full details and FAQs, visit our dedicated crowdloan page. Furthermore, we launched our Integritee Ambassador Program to celebrates our most engaged and active community members and rewards them for their contributions with TEER tokens.
We believe in the concept of cooperative competition — the idea that by partnering with complementary firms in the blockchain space, we can build an ecosystem that results in better outcomes for both partners and their communities. With this goal in mind, we have forged a number of new collaborations over the course of 2021.
For many Web3 services to be viable in the long-run, they will require an effective way to manage and verify user identities, while protecting privacy. In October we teamed up with KILT, a blockchain identity protocol. KILT is aiming to change the way the “Know Your Customer” process takes place, which is typically needed to access services such as opening a bank account or signing up to an exchange. KILT’s SocialKYC service enables users to verify their identity by proving that they control their social media accounts or email addresses. By partnering with Integritee, KILT will allow its users to audit the SocialKYC service from the source code to the deployed service they’re sharing their data with and rest assured their data won’t be stored anywhere in the process.
One of our core beliefs is that users should be able to access data-driven products without needing to sacrifice their privacy in return. This made Web3 champions Fractal a perfect partner for Integritee. Building on their success in developing and launching an ID and wallet solution, Fractal is now aiming to establish a decentralized data commons that will allow users to share and monetize their data on their own terms. We look forward to continuing to work towards these shared goals with Fractal in 2021.
The gaming sector is characterized by a passionate and relatively tech-savvy community that is restricted by the walled gardens of existing, centralized platforms. As a result, it is ripe for innovation through the adoption of Web3 technologies. This is why we partnered with the decentralized gaming platform Ajuna in October. The partnership will allow gamers to play games and trade virtual goods without depending on centralized servers. This ensures that wherever there is a community of active players, online play can continue, even if a developer discontinues online support. A proof of concept was presented at the Sub0 Conference on October 14.
Although we have achieved many milestones in 2021, some of the most exciting are yet to come in 2022. Among the many upcoming landmarks include securing a Kusama and Polkadot parachain slot, releasing sidechain and smart contract functionality, deploying the first enterprise proof of concepts, partnering with research institutions and universities, and establishing a decentralized governance council. To stay up to date with all the latest developments as they happen, follow us on Telegram or Twitter, or to learn how to back Integritee in the Kusama auctions, visit our dedicated crowdloan page.
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Winning a parachain on the Kusama Network puts us exactly where we need to be at the start of 2022.
Good news for Kraken account holders! You can now support the Integritee Kusama Crowdloan directly from your Kraken account.
At Integritee, we are convinced that we have a powerful and timely vision: to combine blockchain and trusted execution environments (TEEs) to power a new generation of Web 3 services.
We are proud of our community and the previous round of parachain auctions demonstrated that Integritee has broad support, ranking among the top projects in terms of total contributors.
For Integritee, 2021 has been a fast-moving, challenging and exciting time in which key milestones were achieved, strategic partnerships were forged, and our community began to grow and take shape.
It’s time to inject a little seasonal cheer into the Integritee crowdloan campaign on Kusama. Over the Christmas weekend, every KSM contribution will receive a massive five times the base TEER rewards.
Today, the first practical deployment on the Integritee network was launched: the TEER exchange rate oracle. The use case clearly demonstrates some of the advantages of combining trusted execution environments (TEEs) with blockchain.
Rewarding our most active community members with TEER tokens! If you feel as passionate about these issues as we do, maybe you should join the Integritee Ambassador Program?
We’re turbo boosting our campaign with extra TEER rewards. As of today, we are doubling the basic rewards for our Kusama supporters.
For the first time, backers will receive a fixed amount of TEER for each KSM they bond: 10 TEER per KSMIn the six months since we first launched our Kusama crowdloan campaign in June, Integritee has made progress on numerous fronts, which culminated in recent weeks.
This step-by-step guide explains how to set up a new TEER account and claim the TEER tokens you purchased during our token sale on KSM Starter.
With our token sale following our mainnet launch, Integritee is ready for action. This is a big week for Integritee, with our long-awaited TEER token sale happening tomorrow.
It’s been a busy period, and we are always looking for new ways to engage and give back to our community. In this post, we would like to provide a quick recap on our recent community rewards and activities.
We did it: Yesterday, our mainnet was launched. This is a huge milestone as we prepare for the first real-world use cases to be deployed on Integritee.
At Integritee, we have been planning around two primary goals: to meet our roadmap commitment for an exchange listing of TEER in the final quarter of 2021; and to meet demand for Integritee’s privacy-preserving data services by releasing our mainnet.
We’re giving away 2,000 tokens to reward our most engaged Integritee supporters. Are you feeling lucky?
Over the course of the next week, we will be holding 3 separate 24-hour lottery events to encourage contributions to our crowdloan campaign.
With health data more at risk than ever, there is an urgent need to find a solution that enables collaboration without exposure. Among all the bad cybersecurity news brought by the pandemic, the rise in healthcare data breaches is particularly striking.
Two Web3 champions unite to put users in control of their own data, reversing the exploitation of mainstream free internet services. A new partnership between privacy-focused platform Integritee and open-source protocol Fractal brings a fair, open data market a step closer.
It has now been 4 months since the Kusma parachain auctions began in June. Since then, 11 separate auctions have been conducted in 2 batches. Integritee officially participated in each auction between Slot 7 and Slot 11.
Integritee is teaming up with KILT, a blockchain identity protocol. The partnership could allow KILT’s SocialKYC service to be publicly audited by users. KILT recently secured a Kusama parachain slot and launched mainnet, and will soon be fully decentralised.
Do you have a flair for design, and enthusiasm for the Integritee mission? We need you! This is a chance for the Integritee community to be part of building our brand and win some great prizes in the process.
Integritee has announced a partnership with the decentralized gaming platform Ajuna. The Ajuna platform provides a simplified way for Unreal and Unity developers to build an incentive layer into their games using tokenized virtual goods.
Often the true consequences of a technological shift only become clear later – and when they do, they can drive the next shift. That is certainly true of the “social web”, or Web2, which dominated web development in the first two decades of this century and is now slowly being supplanted by Web3.
Data leaks, hacks, constant surveillance — the consequences of centralized data services affect us all. At Integritee, our mission is to change that, by putting users back in the driving seat and providing the technical foundation for secure, powerful data services that respect user privacy.
Integritee supporters can now participate in our crowdlending campaign using the Fearless Wallet — a wallet specifically designed for the Kusama and Polkadot networks, giving the best user experience, fast performance and secure storage.
In case you have been living under a rock, the NFT craze has been one of the biggest trends in crypto in 2021, with everyone from celebrities like Damien Hirst and Snoop Dogg, to auction houses like Sotheby’s getting in on the action.
Earn additional TEER rewards by referring others to our Kusama crowdloan. Today, we launched the Integritee Crowdloan Referral Program. The program allows both you and those that you refer to earn additional TEER rewards, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
We created Integritee to enable developers and firms to build data-driven dApps and services that respect the privacy of users. But to make Integritee a success, first we need to secure a slot in the Kusama auctions.
Integritee stands on the threshold of a major milestone as we launch our Kusama crowdlending campaign – asking our supporters to help us secure the parachain slots that we need to refine our network.
Widespread availability of reliable information is crucial to the efficiency of markets. But information in the cryptosphere is fragmented and opaque. Cryptocurrency exchanges need to work together to change this.
Ever since the advent of blockchain, its transparency has been a double-edged sword. While this is often cited as one of the technology’s key advantages, it can be a weakness too, ruling it out for applications involving confidential data. Our lightpaper explains how we cracked the problem.
The crypto dream is to make the exchange of value global and frictionless. But the crypto reality is quite different, with security and scalability concerns driving constant trade-offs.
Today we released our tokenomics paper, which lays out how the Integritee platform will operate. When designing the tokenomics of Integritee, the goal was to provide all participants with the right incentives to foster a rich and sustainable ecosystem that will adapt and thrive in the long term.
We are very pleased to announce that Joe Petrowski has joined our team as an advisor, where he will be helping to shape Integritee’s launch strategy, governance approach, educational content and ecosystem development.
Integritee AG, a Swiss-based confidential computing solution, today announced it has raised $2 million in seed capital from a group of globally recognized blockchain investors.