Razormind, a global computing firm, announced today the opening of a new European HQ for their operations in Belfast. The offices are strategically located in The Scottish Provident Building, next to City Hall in the heart of the capital. Razormind have offices in London, Manchester, Paris, Kiev and Istanbul for which the Belfast HQ will take a leading role.
The new offices coincide with the opening of Razormind’s first Blockchain Lab in Belfast, working in collaboration and partnership with Universities in the Belfast area. The Lab, code-named Razor’s Edge, will be situated in the cosmopolitan student area of South Belfast near Queens University – an institution known for it’s strong public research tradition. Research in the Blockchain Lab will focus on use-cases for Banking, Payments, Enterprise and Industry with a special focus on immediate benefits to the Northern Irish economy. Several Internships will be made available to encourage awareness and uptake of blockchain technology.
“We are thrilled to be in Belfast, there’s a lot of talent here and as a local myself, born and bred, I have a particular interest in developing the city. Razormind is grounded in the principle that blockchain is for everyday use and should be easy and open. Our new blockchain lab will give the city access to the business intelligence we’ve built up across the world.” Phil Sturgeon, Director, Razormind
To encourage local engagement Razormind are partnering with the Bitcoin Association in Northern Ireland (BANI), a non-profit voice of bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in Northern Ireland. The new partnership will focus on providing everyday services into the community to benefit users of blockchain technology. Several new Bitcoin ATM’s are destined for key locations around the city including Belfast City Airport, Royal Avenue, Castlecourt, Titanic and the Cathedral Quarter. Locations align with known ‘Bitcoin hotspots’ to help the local economy flourish and help local businesses to recognise the savings and flexibility of using digital currency.
With new offices in place, Razormind are well prepared for the global launch of their decentralised operating system (DeOS) on October 10th. DeOS is powered by a modified blockchain which can safely store data and creates a sustained, worldwide, public supercomputer accessible a familiar desktop interface, or through a mobile phone. Two years in development DeOS aims to be the first global public record of ownership, identity and trade with strong guarantees on security and privacy. An overview of DeOS is available at http://razormind.co.uk/crowdsale.
Razormind is an enterprise architecture firm which specialises in security and performance. Services including Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI technology are supported end-to-end. For more info: http://razormind.co.uk Razormind is led by Enterprise Architect Jawad Yaqub. Yaqub previously worked with enterprise and finance institutions before branching out into blockchain development. Phil Sturgeon directs UK operations and is also a native of Northern Ireland.