A new partnership paves way for blockchain to an airspace area

A special IoT blockchain framework offers secure solutions even in an unsecure environment
02 March 2018   143

Today, on March 2 in Geneva a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT solutions company WiSeKey has announced a strategic collaboration with a California-based blockchain airspace platform developer VIMANA Global. WiSeKey has a unique blockchain framework that offers all-in-box security measures with an API that is easy to implement and effectively manages the life-cycles of devices and their respective digital certificates.

The sector of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles is growing fast, and traditional air traffic control towers are not designed to handle thousands of flights within the urban area. The resources of WiSeKey with efficient control, secure environment, optimized information processing will potentially solve the scalability and security issues of VIMANA. Blockchain technology and its peer-to-peer nature allows it to operate with big data volumes.

Security and positive identification are the key elements in peer-to-peer exchanges that power the VIMANA Blockchain Airspace platform. The combined ecosystems give us the opportunity to potentially support exciting new features in the future.


Evgeni Borisov


With every node (AAV) in the network connected and communicating with each other constantly, the clients will be able to just enter their destination and relax.

By combining WISeKey's Secure Element (our tamper-resistant silicon chip) and its managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems with the VIMANA Blockchain Airspace platform, we are bringing a powerful solution that increases the level of safety for IoT transportation systems, while ensuring maximum security and trust on the system.


Carlos Moreira

Founder & CEO, WISeKey

The first pilot cities to host the project are Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Tokyo, Singapore, and Mumbai. VIMANA will test its aerial commuter vehicles with vertical take-off and landing.

Cryptocurrency to be Regulated in France

French Ministry of the Economy and Finances creates working group to regulate cryptocurrency
22 March 2018   120

Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, announced the government initiative to constitute the instructions and regulations towards cryptocurrency. The group is also aimed to decrease the influence of Bitcoin and altcoins to the formal system of economy with the help of required concept. These measures would help French government to prevent tax avoidance and some other criminal activities (such as money laundering).

In an op-ed that was published in French media this week the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire made a promise not to miss the blockchain revolution. He refined the reasons of the French authorities`decision to regulate the technology. According to his point of view, it is impossible for any consumer or entrepreneur to carry out a transaction, invest, develop in business being in a regulatory vacuum. The Minister also put this position on the top among the rest questions to be discussed at G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Bruno Le Maire is sure that the role of France is to be a driving force in “building the world of tomorrow”.

The Minister is going to present his case at the G20 Summit in 2018 in Argentina. He hopes that the framework can help in decreasing illegal activity in cryptocurrencies. Le Maire also explained that the sphere of digital funds is extremely attractive for criminals.

The leader of the working group is Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of France Jean-Pierre Landau. The French Central Bank supports the Government and hopes there would be no negative impact and consequences for the traditional economy system.

The key object of cryptocurrency regulation is to limit various negative factors in the financial sphere caused by digital money, such as the price volatility. Le Maire claims that at the same time the regulation of the cryptocurrency can support the development of the technology and can even lead to the economic growth. As blockchain can destroy not only traditional daily practices in banking and financial markets, but also patents and certified acts, the French Minister of Economy urges that the working group should foresee all these changes and become “actors of this revolution”, instead of simple viewers.