NEM Announces Private Developer Beta Launch of Catapult, a Full-Featured Blockchain Engine

Partners, Customers and Select Community Developers can now Apply to Participate in the Early Access Program

SINGAPORE , March 25, 2018 — The NEM.io Foundation and the developers of NEM, creators of the peer-to-peer NEM blockchain platform providing payments, messaging, asset making and more, today announced the private beta launch of Catapult (also called mijin v.2), a highly anticipated update to the NEM blockchain run by Tech Bureau. This private developer preview showcases the technology that will first be used for private chains and then later for the NEM public chain. Catapult is a full-featured blockchain engine powering both public and private networks with unique smart contract plugins. These plugins enable bulletproof digital asset creation, decentralized swaps, advanced account systems and business logic modeling.

After 2.5 years of development, partners, customers, and select community members can apply to access NEM’s Catapult. The NEM blockchain software and its successful permission-chain adaptation, mijin v.1, are also being tested by financial institutions internationally.

There are three phases to the Catapult beta program: 
Phase 1: Catapult Developer Preview and SDK release
Phase 2: Evaluation release of Catapult Core Engine
Phase 3: Dual-licensing of Catapult in both Open Source and Commercial licenses

“We’re proud to partner with Tech Bureau, as we believe the new Catapult blockchain technology platform is the future standard for mainstream enterprise and organizational infrastructures,” said Lon Wong, President of the NEM.io Foundation. “Catapult is more than just an improvement to the NEM Blockchain. It is an industry milestone that opens up new capabilities for blockchain database functionality.”

Besides making big improvements to speed and scalability, Catapult introduces Aggregated Transactions and Multi-Level Multisignature Accounts. These offer new uses that have never been available on any blockchain. NEM’s out-of-the-box blockchain technology accelerates enterprise solutions to serve the needs of the biggest technology businesses in the world, leapfrogging other enterprise blockchains. The NEM.io Foundation will spend an estimated $40 million USD in 2018 to fund global expansion programs.


About NEM Platform

NEM is an out-of-the-box blockchain platform that launched in March 2015. NEM has some of the best-designed blockchain features which include multi-signature account contracts, customizable assets, a naming system, encrypted messaging, and an Eigentrust++ reputation system.

About mijin

Developed by Tech Bureau, mijin is designed to meet versatile enterprise needs with its enhanced private blockchain utilizing the NEM protocol that easily creates blockchain platforms on peer-to-peer networks. The blockchains can be used internally or in collaboration with partner companies in a cloud or other shared data environments. The mijin blockchain creates a secure data-sharing environment with high performance, zero downtime, and unfalsifiable data, while reducing the cost of conventional infrastructure. mijin has been tested extensively as a high-throughput ledger engine in financial institutions, electronic money systems, user authentication, land and property registration, logistics tracking, and food traceability.

About Tech Bureau Group

Tech Bureau, a fintech and cryptocurrency group company in Japan, the U.S., and Europe, develops software and services for blockchain technology. Tech Bureau has developed mijin, a private blockchain software, and Zaif, a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange platform. Tech Bureau recently launched a one-stop solution, “COMSA”, that provides companies with consultation, expertise, and solutions to support their very own ICOs and implementations of blockchain technology into their businesses.
For more information, please see the following URLs:

COMSA — https://comsa.io/en/
Zaif® — https://zaif.jp/ 
mijin® — http://mijin.io/en/

Press contact, Tech Bureau: Fujita / pr@techbureau.jp / +81–6–6533–2230

About NEM.io Foundation Ltd

NEM.io Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Singapore, set up to promote NEM’s blockchain technology globally. It is currently one of the most well-funded and successful blockchain technology projects in the cryptocurrency industry.

For more information, please visit: www.nem.io

Press contact, Alexandra Tinsman, NEM.io: press@nem.foundation

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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