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WISeKey’s Digital Security Rewarded by a Second French National Cybersecurity Agency’s security Visa and an ISO 27001 Certification Renewal




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WISeKey’s Digital Security Rewarded by a Second French National Cybersecurity Agency’s security Visa and an ISO 27001 Certification Renewal

These two independent cybersecurity recognitions in a row confirm the Company’s leading position for decades as a provider of hardware and software solutions to protect the most sensitive data.

Paris, France – Geneva, Switzerland – June 14, 2019: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”), a Swiss based cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that on June 4th, 2019 it received its second security Visa for the Common Criteria security certification of its AT90SO128 Rev. H secure microcontroller (certification report ANSSI-CC-2018/34) from the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). For more information, please refer to the dedicated section on the ANSSI website ( This government grade award came in parallel to the renewal of WISEKEY Semiconductors’ ISO 27001:2013 certification of the Company’s Information Security Management System.

Cybercrime is dramatically increasing, particularly through the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), causing billions of dollars in losses for organizations and individuals globally. Consequently, an increasing number of self-evaluated supposed-to-be-secure-solutions are appearing on the market. In most cases, the protection, if any, is limited, creating breaches that are still open for hackers.

WISeKey’s original unique approach, as a recognized long-time established provider of hardware and software cybersecurity solutions, is based on the concept of certified Root-to-Chip security. From its WebTrust stamped Certification Authority service (Public Key Infrastructure [PKI] Root-of-Trust) to its Common Criteria certified VaultIC secure element embedded into the connected object, all the links in the security chain are consistent and independently evaluated by third parties. The protection against cyber-insecurity is total.

WISeKey sets the security bar even higher. Not only are the products and solutions certified, but also the Company’s Information Security Management System, as a whole, is certified by an independent organization against the ISO 27001:2013 standard. This is a guarantee that, from the building to the employees and from the IT architecture to the documentation system, the state-of-the-art security policies are in place to offer a first-in-class consistent security service.

The security Visas issued by ANSSI allow users to easily identify reliable cyber security solutions that are recognized as such following an evaluation performed in accordance with rigorous and approved methods by licensed evaluation laboratories. This evaluation involves in-depth conformity analysis and penetration testing to make sure that the solutions are compliant with the targeted security need. A security Visa takes the form of a certification or qualification, depending on the context and the need. Security Visas are a security guarantee for the users.

 “Only very few companies in the world are able to maintain such a high certified security standard to offer the best solutions against cybercrime. WISeKey is one of them,” says Bernard Vian, General Manager of WISeKey Semiconductors. “The unique expertise we have been building, from the inception of the first banking systems in the late seventies until now, is an insurance for our customers. The security Visa and the ISO 27001 certification are just evidence of this dedication.”

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey Semiconductors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey has an installed base of over 1 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens, etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors secure a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology, trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”), provides secure authentication and identification in both physical and virtual environments for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.


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PCG Advisory CEO Jeff Ramson to Participate on “Insights on Investor Relations: Utilizing Digital Channels for Digital Securities to Maintain Trust, Engagement, & Compliance” Webinar Hosted by KoreConX




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Webinar taking place on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK, NY, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — PCG Advisory Inc., a leading New York City-based investor relations and digital strategies firm, today announced that Jeff Ramson, Founder and CEO, will participate on a webinar panel hosted by KoreConX. Mr. Ramson is also the publisher of, a comprehensive resource for the digital securities market place.

Mr. Ramson will be a panelist on the “Insights on Investor Relations: Utilizing Digital Channels for Digital Securities to Maintain Trust, Engagement, & Compliance” webinar taking place on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 AM EDT.  Dara Albright, a pioneer in crowdfunding and leader in the FinTech space will also be a speaker on the panel. The webinar will be hosted by Jason Futko, co-founder of KoreConX.

“The issuance of digital securities necessitates an important role for Investor Relations that many private companies don’t yet completely understand. I look forward to discussing the role and components of a successful IR strategy, including effective social media tactics, in this timely webinar,” said Jeff Ramson, Founder and CEO of PCG Advisory.

For more information or to register for the webinar, go to:

About KoreConX

KoreConX is the world’s first highly secure permissioned blockchain ecosystem for fully compliant tokenized securities worldwide. To ensure compliance with securities regulation and corporate law, the KoreConX all-in-one, AI-based blockchain platform manages the full lifecycle of tokenized securities including the issuance, trading, clearing, settlement, management, reporting, corporate actions and custodianship. KoreConX connects companies to the capital markets and secondary markets facilitating access to capital and liquidity for private investors. For more information, go to:

About PCG Advisory Inc.

PCG Advisory is a leading investor relations firm dedicated to the delivery of top-tier strategic services that encompass investor relations, capital markets navigation, and corporate communications for innovative and emerging companies from around the globe. PCG Advisory has extensive experience with life science, fintech and blockchain technology companies.

PCG Advisory is part of PCG Holdings Inc., a holding company for a network of resources dedicated to the discovery and creation of value in the small and micro-cap equity market that was founded in 2008. All subsidiaries of PCG Holdings are geared toward helping investors identify value where it is not most obvious by facilitating a dynamic flow of information between its clients and the investment community.

PCG Holdings operating subsidiaries also includes PCG Digital which owns, partners with and/or licenses innovative aggregation, distribution, and engagement platforms.  PCG Digital reaches thousands of individual, retail and institutional investors and stakeholders through its proprietary and extensive distribution network as well as through the use of unique multimedia marketing and audience development techniques. For more information, please go to:

Stephanie Prince
Director of Communications
O: (646) 762-4518

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Bitbuy & Blockgeeks Announce New International Platform For Buying Cryptocurrencies




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TORONTO, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bitbuy, one of Canada’s leading cryptocurrency platforms, has partnered with Blockgeeks, the global leader in Blockchain education content, to create a new platform for buying cryptocurrencies.

The groundbreaking partnership will allow worldwide users to buy bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, and litecoin directly on the Blockgeeks website via simple credit card transactions. These cryptocurrencies will be able to be bought in either US dollars or Euros.

The partnership was made possible by credit card processor Simplex, who will be processing payments and fulfilling orders of cryptocurrency for users.  Bitbuy, known for top-rated customer service, will manage the service by offering email and phone support. “We’re excited to partner with Blockgeeks and extend our services to an international audience. We see this as a stepping stone to a full-scale international offering. We look forward to servicing the international community to continue to drive adoption,” said Adam Goldman, President and co-founder of Bitbuy.

Blockgeeks, who currently serves over 100,000 blockchain enthusiasts monthly with award-winning educational content, has a loyal global audience that has been learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology since 2016. Blockgeeks has been praised by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and is partnered with Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s WOZ U.

“It’s a natural progression to allow our user base to buy cryptocurrency, it goes hand in hand with the educational content Blockgeeks is known for,” said Ameer Rosic, co-founder of Blockgeeks. “Every day, new cryptocurrency users come to Blockgeeks to learn the basics of cryptocurrency, and we believe allowing them to acquire digital currency on our website will enhance that experience.” He added, “Partnering with Bitbuy, an established and trusted brand in the Canadian cryptocurrency space was important to provide this service.”

Bitbuy and Blockgeeks plan to add more cryptocurrencies shortly, as well as additional fiat currencies. For more information please visit:

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About Bitbuy

Originally founded in 2013, Bitbuy is a platform for Canadians to buy and sell digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether, and XRP. Bitbuy has three main business divisions: Bitbuy ‘Express Trade’, Bitbuy ‘Pro Trade’ and Bitbuy OTC, which all cater to different segments of the market.

About Blockgeeks

Blockgeeks is a blockchain technology company that provides educational training for enterprise clients as well as a platform for learning and teaching online. Blockgeeks is where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from developers, hardworking entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders about the rapidly evolving world of blockchain technologies.

About Simplex

Simplex is a FinTech company providing guaranteed fraudless payment processing solutions. Simplex processes credit card payments with a 100% zero fraud guarantee – in case of a chargeback, the merchant gets paid by Simplex. The cutting-edge Simplex fraud prevention solution and proprietary state-of-the-art AI technology stops fraudulent transactions and allows more legitimate ones to complete payments with ease and speed while increasing conversion rates and enabling merchants to focus on their business growth. Simplex was founded in 2014, and today works with some of the largest crypto exchanges, wallets, and platforms.

SOURCE: Bitbuy & Blockgeeks
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After the Bell Panel Announces Latest Chicago Event




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Boardroom Adoption of Blockchain: What Institutional Investors Think

Chicago, IL, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) The Mankoff Company, a leading FinTech marketing firm, is pleased to announce its latest After the Bell panel discussion on Blockchain to be held in Chicago on July 16, 2019.

This event, Institutional Adoption of Blockchain – Overcoming Barriers to Implementation addresses the challenges of converting blockchain theory into practice within institutions.  Discussion points include: How blockchain can be implemented to streamline certain processes; Blockchain-as-a-service solutions; Global perspective: which governments are actively engaged in research, testing and deploying Blockchain technology; DLT solutions with and without digital assets or virtual currencies and barriers to adoption: lack of regulation, banking services available to blockchain organizations; crypto-related insurance underwriting; and robust custodial solutions. 

The panel brings together the leading minds in the blockchain universe right now with Alan Savage, Partner, FinTank; Eric Gravengaard, CEO, Athena Bitcoin & CIO, Red Leaf Advisors; Jason Urban, CEO, Drawbridge Lending and Jim Falvey, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer, EMX.

Stacey Mankoff, Managing Principal of The Mankoff Company and Founder of After the Bell events says ”We have been producing these crypto-oriented panels for several years now and the number one question asked is how do we get the institutions to buy in to really using blockchain;” she added, “it’s a real challenge and often determines the make or break of start-ups in this space.  I’m excited to bring this panel together of experienced practitioners who are open to sharing their knowledge.”

This event is not streamed, video-recorded or audio-recorded.   The event will be held at the Athena Bitcoin Headquarters in Chicago and starts at 5:45pm CT on July 16.  Immediately following the panel discussion is a networking reception.  For further information, go to  Special discount code ATBPTNR available.

Stacey Mankoff

Managing Principal

The Mankoff Company – After the Bell Events


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