BRANDSHIELD

Cyber security & brand protection

INTRODUCTION

Following a US$1.05million investment in December 2017, Two Shields Investments has a 7.22% stake in leading global cyber security and brand protection company, BrandShield.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7.22% stake in leading global cyber security and brand protection company, BrandShield
  • Collaboration agreement to develop proprietary blockchain-based platform to enable resource sector focused companies to conduct transactions globally
  • Blockchain is gaining traction and broader acceptance by the commodities sector for its potential to fundamentally change the way certain transactions are conducted
  • Provides complementary exposure to other investments primarily in the technology metal space

The Investment

Following a US$1.05million investment, Two Shields Investments has a 7.22% stake in leading global cyber security and brand protection company, BrandShield, and a collaboration agreement to develop proprietary blockchain-based platform to enable resource sector focused companies to conduct transactions globally. Both parties believe that there is a distinct opportunity to utilise blockchain platforms in the resource sector particularly in commodity trading and Initial Coin Offerings (‘ICOs’).

BrandShield, with its deep understanding of web-based platforms and cyber intelligence, is ideally placed to develop blockchain based solutions for the natural resources sector. The Board believes that companies in this sector will benefit from blockchain technology for a range of applications, from optimising efficiency, to transparency in business transactions, to securely storing inventory data on the blockchain. In the last few years, the industry has struggled with price volatility and production levels, which has led to cost-cutting efforts, reduced outputs and layoffs. These challenges have prompted many companies to rethink how they operate and to identify new ways to optimise supply chain management and transaction processing. As such, blockchain is gaining traction and broader acceptance by the commodities sector for its potential to fundamentally change the way certain transactions are conducted.

Brandshield

BrandShield is an international technology company originally backed by Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel's Ministry of Economy (now renamed The Israel Innovation Authority), with an R&D center based in Israel. The company's solution is already used by companies from different industries, including banking, financial, insurance, software, IT, gaming, fashion, pharmaceuticals, sports, consumer goods, travel, automotive, non-for-profits, and more. Among its customer are companies such as VISA, New-Balance, KTM Sportmotorcycle, Radisson hotels and Swisscom. It has a deep understanding of web-based platforms and cyber intelligence through its algorithms and proprietary online monitoring capabilities and also specialises in protecting blockchain companies planning ICOs from digital fraud. Utilising its technology, along with developing its own utility coin, BrandShield is expanding its solution to the crypto-currency and blockchain industry, making it well-placed to develop blockchain-based solutions for the natural resources sector. Two Shields Investments will utilise its knowledge and expertise within the resource sector to assist in the development and roll-out of these solutions. The Directors believe that the application of blockchain technology has significant implications across the natural resources sector; and in particular consider the following three areas are of particular interest to the natural resources sector:

  • Trading & Payments - Blockchain technologies are beginning to disrupt and open energy trading markets. Boundaries between asset classes are blurring as cash, energy products, and other commodities become digital assets. One of the advantages of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, is the significantly lower costs associated with cross-border payments, in addition to the instant transfer, cutting out the need for intermediaries and the time required for them to validate and clear the funds.
  • Mitigated Risk of Fraud & Disputes - Blockchain-enabled applications can address issues such as fraud, error and otherwise compromised transactions to limit credit risk and transaction capital requirements. By trading physical commodities on a blockchain solution, commodity traders could benefit from increased speed of exchange, improved availability of data, and enhanced reliability and auditability as records are verified in near real-time. Ultimately, this could result in minimising transaction backlogs and overall costs.
  • Transparency & Compliance - Blockchain, by design, should enable greater transparency and efficiency. Sharing digital blockchain information in joint-operating agreements could reduce, if not eliminate, the need for reconciliations between companies and for data hubs controlled by third parties. This could disrupt the current processes for balloting partners on new projects, performing joint interest billing, and reporting production revenue.

Registered Company Address:
Two Shields Investments Plc
Hyde Park House
5 Manfred Road
London
SW15 2RS

LON:TSI

Registered Number: 2956279
(Registered in England and Wales)

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