TripleBlind Appoints Encryption, Privacy and Blockchain Expert Craig Gentry as Chief Technology Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TripleBlind, creator of the most complete and scalable solution for privacy enhancing computation, announces Craig Gentry as the new Chief Technology Officer. Craig will lead TripleBlind’s technology vision for expanding the most comprehensive privacy preserving technology in the industry.

Craig joins TripleBlind with more than 20 years of experience in cryptography, data privacy and blockchain, and has received numerous accolades for his research and advancements. This includes:

  • 2009 – After inventing the first fully homomorphic encryption scheme as part of his Ph.D., the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded him the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in computer science and engineering.
  • 2010 – Won the Association for Computing Machinery Grace Murray Hopper Award, which goes to an individual who makes a single, significant technical or service contribution before age 35. Apple inventor and legend Steve Wozniak received the award in 1979.
  • 2014 – Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, unofficially but commonly known as the Genius Grant, as a future investment in his originality, insight and potential.

Before joining TripleBlind, Craig served for three years as a research fellow at Algorand Foundation, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the global promise of the Algorand blockchain, designed to create a borderless global economy. Prior, he spent 10 years in the Cryptography Research Group at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he worked with colleagues to bring previously theoretical privacy enhancing technologies – such as homomorphic encryption and zero-knowledge proofs – toward practically. Craig was introduced to cryptography as a researcher at DoCoMo USA Labs.

Craig holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Duke University.

“TripleBlind is a leader in solving real business problems with Privacy Enhancing Computation. The addition of Craig Gentry to our leadership team will foster further innovation and accelerate development of groundbreaking technology,” said Riddhiman Das, CEO and co-founder of TripleBlind. “Craig is a luminary in this space, and I’m honored to have him lead and define the strategy for how the latest advancements in privacy enhancing technologies can deliver scalable solutions for enterprises in healthcare, financial services, and other industries globally.”

About TripleBlind

Combining Data and Algorithms while Preserving Privacy and Ensuring Compliance

TripleBlind has created the most complete and scalable solution for privacy enhancing computation.

The TripleBlind solution is software-only and delivered via a simple API. It solves for a broad range of use cases, with current focus on healthcare and financial services. The company is backed by Accenture, General Catalyst and The Mayo Clinic.

TripleBlind’s innovations build on well understood principles, such as federated learning and multi-party compute. Our innovations radically improve the practical use of privacy preserving technology, by adding true scalability and faster processing, with support for all data and algorithm types. TripleBlind natively supports major cloud platforms, including availability for download and purchase via cloud marketplaces. TripleBlind unlocks the intellectual property value of data, while preserving privacy and ensuring compliance with HIPAA and GDPR.

TripleBlind compares favorably with other privacy preserving technologies, such as homomorphic encryption, synthetic data, and tokenization and has documented use cases for more than two dozen mission critical business problems.

For an overview, a live demo, or a one-hour hands-on workshop,

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UPRAISE Marketing + Public Relations for TripleBlind


18 MAY 2022


  • Ecotone, a pioneer in organic and plant-based alternatives in France and Europe, has announced a €20 million investment in its plant-based beverage production site located in Badia Polesine, Northern Italy.
  • The major investment has enabled the creation of a new production line, now in operation, making the factory one of the largest plant-based drinks producers in Europe.

A plant-based beverage factory 4.0

Ecotone’s investment in its Italian site, and development of a new production line, will enable it to produce an additional 27 million litres of plant-based beverages per year – a 30% increase in production capacity.

This major investment is part of the group’s strategy to strengthen the competitiveness of its production sites, focusing on innovation and automation, while driving forward sustainability throughout its operations.

With the aim of making the Badia Polesine site a flagship of Industry 4.0, the investment focus has been on automation, including the implementation of an internal pallet flow management system via laser-guided vehicles.

A reorganisation of the factory’s production workshop also allows for increased automation –
with 50% of its intralogistics requiring no human intervention, with a fully automated production flow between bottling and loading pallets into trucks. Allowing for more efficient palletising, the new installation also reduces the use of plastic by 15% and optimises transport with the elimination of 58 tons of CO2.

Operating at the Badia Polesine site since 1993, Ecotone has chosen this location to be as close as possible to the production basins of the organic raw materials necessary for the manufacture of its products.

The factory, which produces organic plant-based drinks for brands including Bjorg, Bonneterre, Isola Bio, Abbott Kinney’s and EcoCesta, now employs 163 people across a site that extends over 14,000m2, making it one of the largest European production sites of its kind.

Across five production lines, 120 million litres of plant-based drinks leave the factory each year.

The investments made over the last three years to bring production up to Industry 4.0 standards, and the opening of an additional production line, have created 32 new job positions, mainly in technical and R&D functions. More hires are expected as the volume of production increases.

With its valuable know-how, the Badia Polesine factory represents a European centre of excellence for research and development of plant-based beverages. Firmly anchored in a promising market with great growth opportunities, Ecotone has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacture of plant-based drinks.

Ecotone, a committed player in the preservation of the environment and biodiversity

Ecotone, a company with a B-Corp certified mission, intends to have an ever more demanding and exemplary approach to CSR. Part of its latest investment has been dedicated to improving the factory’s energy performance.

The production site, which operates exclusively on renewable energies, has also been equipped with sustainable solutions, including the implementation of a system of total circularity of water, whereby industrial washing water undergoes biological treatment with activated sludge and is then reused in agricultural production processes. An innovative co-generator, which recovers energy from the factory’s production processes, also supplies the site with 40% of its energy.

To carry out its mission of “Food for Biodiversity”, Ecotone relies on a vast network of more than 100 producers or 4,500 hectares of 100% organic cultivation, grown without any pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizers, throughout Italy.

Ecotone is committed to developing agroecological practices that go beyond the organic specifications (hedge planting, crop rotation or setting up hives in the fields) to promote more biodiversity, and to cultivate more than 35 plant species, thus stimulating cultivated biodiversity and the diversity of diets.

Christophe Barnouin, CEO of Ecotone, said: “This major investment aims to strengthen Ecotone’s industrial competitiveness in a growing market for plant-based beverages. With a strong presence throughout Europe, just like its brands, with nine production sites, including two in France, Ecotone is committed to its values and leading the way towards more innovation and sustainability in the food industry. I would like to pay tribute to the unwavering mobilization of the teams over the past three years, which has enabled the project to succeed and make the Badia Polesine factory a European industrial flagship.”

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About Ecotone

Ecotone is the European leader in organic, vegetarian and Fairtrade food. Its mission is to nourish biodiversity, through strong and committed brands: Allos, Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre, Clipper, Destination, Danival, El Granero, Isola Bio, Kallø, Whole Earth and Zonnatura. In 2019, it is the 1st European food company to obtain the B Corp certification. Its family of companies is present in 6 European countries and has its headquarters near Lyon. It employs 1600 people and achieved a turnover of 725 million euros in 2021. Through its Foundation, the company supports ecosystem restoration and conservation projects.


Teksbotics and Alshrouq Pilot Last-Mile Autonomous Delivery in Saudi Arabia

Teksbotics and Alshrouq Express has started a pilot of last-mile autonomous delivery in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technologies (KAUST). The project objective is to design and build a cost effective autonomous delivery vehicle for the last-mile delivery for e-commerce delivery with the support of National Digital Unit (NDU) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Last-Mile Delivery in Saudi Arabia

Last-Mile Delivery in Saudi Arabia

HONG KONG, May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teksbotics is a Hong Kong-based autonomous driving solution provider. The company assists its customers to automate their transportation, delivery and patrol jobs. In this project, Teksbotics is partnering with its Saudi Logistic Partner – Alshrouq Express, which is one of the best last-mile delivery companies serving and

In this pilot project, a purpose-built last-mile delivery vehicle (UNO Commuter) was designed and developed by Teksbotics in accordance with requirements collected in Saudi Arabia. The autonomous vehicle is equipped with mechanical lidars, semi solid state lidars, camera, dGPS and on-board driving control unit. It provides the daily last-mile delivery services from the KAUST’s campus mail room to the KAUST Island Residence Area.

“This project will permit us to better understand how residents respond to the autonomous deliveries and what will be the user experience and acceptance,” Ahmad Khanfar, Alshrouq Express CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing how autonomous delivery can work along with Alshrouq to satisfy our company and our customers’ needs.”

Teksbotics is a Hong Kong-based autonomous driving solution provider. The company assists its customers to automate their transportation, delivery and patrol jobs by using self-driving and AI technologies.

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AGC Biologics Invests in New Viral Vector Suspension Capabilities at U.S. Cell & Gene Hub

New technology and capacity help CDMO’s advanced-therapies campus meet growing market demand

SEATTLE, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGC Biologics, a leading global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), today announced it is adding viral vector suspension technology and capacity for the development and manufacturing of gene therapies at its commercial-grade campus in Longmont, Col., USA. These new capabilities, which begin coming online in the third quarter of 2022, complement the campus’ adherent viral vector and cell therapy offerings – enabling AGC Biologics to provide an in-depth variety of end-to-end cell and gene therapy services at this site.

North America has historically been home to more advanced therapy and regenerative medicine developers than any other region worldwide. Further, the 2021 Q3 Cell & Gene Therapies Market Outlook report from industry standard research (ISR) revealed viral vectors are the most common thing a drug developer needs from a CDMO. This expansion more than doubles the site’s viral vector capacity, and helps AGC Biologics meet these market demands.

“This investment helps AGC Biologics address the needs of gene therapy developers at our new central location in North America,” said Patricio Massera, CEO of AGC Biologics. “When you combine these new capabilities and the technical expertise at our Longmont campus, with our Milan facility’s lentiviral vector platform and its extensive gene therapy CDMO experience, we can now support virtually any viral vector program being developed anywhere in the world.”

The viral vector suspension expansion is a part of a more than $30 million investment by AGC Biologics in its new Longmont campus. The new suspension capabilities include a full complement of bioreactor sizes for product development (AMBR, 10L and 50L), and a complete range of commercial manufacturing capacities (50L, 200L, 500L and 2000L), enabling the site to provide support for the entire lifecycle of a product.

“The suspension expansion helps us offer the most impactful, efficient and scalable technologies for bringing viral vector-based gene therapy products to market,” said Tony Fraij, General Manager, AGC Biologics Longmont. “This latest investment helps us round out the services we offer at this campus. Now, with a full suite of capabilities and the extensive expertise of our scientists, we can support virtually any type of viral vector or cell therapy development and manufacturing project.”

AGC Biologics acquired the Longmont campus in August of 2021 and quickly appointed Fraij, a 20-year veteran with experience leading operations at several global life science organizations. The company previously acquired a cell and gene therapy site in Milan, Italy from MolMed S.p.A.  in 2020. The AGC Biologics Milan team’s technical expertise will play an important informative role in launching the new viral vector capabilities in Longmont. In just a few short years the company built a strong global cell and gene therapy network of services, capabilities and scientists. AGC Biologics is one of only a few CDMOs with end-to-end cell advanced therapies on two continents.

To learn more about the companies viral vector services visit; visit to learn more about AGC Biologics’ cell therapy offerings.

About AGC Biologics

AGC Biologics is a leading global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standard of service as we work side-by-side with our clients and partners, every step of the way. We provide world-class development and manufacture of mammalian and microbial-based therapeutic proteins, plasmid DNA (pDNA), messenger RNA (mRNA), viral vectors, and genetically engineered cells. Our global network spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with cGMP-compliant facilities in Seattle, Washington; Boulder and Longmont, Colorado; Copenhagen, Denmark; Heidelberg, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Chiba, Japan and we currently employ more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Our commitment to continuous innovation fosters the technical creativity to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, including specialization in fast-track projects and rare diseases. AGC Biologics is the partner of choice. To learn more, visit


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AGC Biologics

Pricing of CNH Industrial Capital LLC $500 million notes

London, May 17, 2022

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, has priced $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.950% notes due 2025, with an issue price of 99.469%. The offering is expected to close on May 23, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

CNH Industrial Capital LLC intends to add the net proceeds from the offering to its general funds and use them for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including, among other things, the purchase of receivables or other assets in the ordinary course of business. The net proceeds may also be applied to repay CNH Industrial Capital LLC’s indebtedness as it becomes due.

The notes, which are senior unsecured obligations of CNH Industrial Capital LLC, will pay interest semi-annually on May 23 and November 23 of each year, beginning on November 23, 2022, and will be guaranteed by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC and New Holland Credit Company, LLC, each a wholly owned subsidiary of CNH Industrial Capital LLC. The notes will mature on May 23, 2025.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SG Americas Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and the representatives of the underwriters for the offering, and BBVA Securities Inc., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Natixis Securities Americas and UniCredit Capital Markets LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2022. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Telephone: 1-800-831-9146, Email:; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 1 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, Attn: Prospectus Group, Telephone: 1-800-503-4611, Email:; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, Telephone: 1-866-471-2526, Email:; or SG Americas Securities, LLC, 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167, Telephone: 1-855-881-2108. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for the offering are also available on the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

CNH Industrial Capital LLC is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CNH Industrial N.V. and is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin. As a captive finance company, the primary business of CNH Industrial Capital LLC and its subsidiaries is to underwrite and manage financing products for end-use customers and dealers of CNH Industrial America LLC and CNH Industrial Canada Ltd. (collectively, “CNH Industrial North America”) and provide other related financial products and services to support the sale of agricultural and construction equipment sold by CNH Industrial North America. CNH Industrial Capital LLC and its subsidiaries also provide wholesale and retail financing related to new and used agricultural and construction equipment manufactured by entities other than CNH Industrial North America. CNH Industrial Capital LLC’s principal executive offices are located at 5729 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53406, and the telephone number is +1(262) 636-6011.


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Web3 Online Reviews Marketplace Tested Web Announces Partnership With Silent Notary

Web 3.0 Share-to-Earn online reviews marketplace, Tested Web, receives a $1,000,000 grant from the leading Blockchain-powered validation provider Silent Notary to empower consumers and businesses with authentic online reviews and insights.

Silent Notary and Tested Web partnership

Silent Notary and Tested Web partnership

AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tested Web, a Web3.0 Online Reviews and Intelligence marketplace, announced its partnership today with Silent Notary, a blockchain-powered online validation and notarization provider. Through this partnership, Silent Notary will validate user-generated online reviews on the Tested Web platform, in addition to the latter’s L2 Solana-powered main protocol. Tested Web also becomes the first company to receive a $1,000,000 UBSN grant.

Established in 2018, Silent Notary is a multiplatform blockchain solution that ensures the existence, integrity, and attribution of communications, processes, and data that are critical to individuals and businesses. The solution certifies and protects user data without relying upon third parties.

Commenting on the collaboration, Max Breus, CEO of Dubai-based Silent Notary said, “Our collaboration with Tested Web strengthens our ability to offer an enhanced content validation experience for consumers around the world, as well as introduce Silent Notary to new markets. We’re excited to combine the Share-to-Earn vision of the Tested Web team with Silent Notary’s advanced decentralized validation solution. Consumers and businesses around the world will have peace of mind, and trust what they read – powered by this partnership. We are also excited to announce a $1,000,000 native UBSN grant to be used for content validations on Tested Web.”

Tested Web, based in Austin, was founded in 2021 after the founder, Yagub Rahimov, began exploring ways of democratizing the online reviews industry when a popular review platform inexplicably deleted his genuine review.

Tested Web will empower users with individual blockchain content wallets giving content ownership rights, smart-contract-powered community moderation, and a share-to-earn mechanism that rewards them for their contributions. The platform also provides businesses with unbiased real-time intelligence, insights, customer retention, and lead generation opportunities notwithstanding their marketing budgets.

Rahimov also quoted “We envision a transparent, real-trustworthy online reviews industry, that is severely lacking today. Our web3 vision involves an empowered hybrid DAO marketplace where users own their reviews, vote for moderation, and earn rewards based on their input. Decentralized validation is an essential part of this vision. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all among today’s blockchain solutions. While we’ve built the majority of our smart contracts, and operations as an L2 Solana protocol, we found Silent Notary’s solution to validate any content exceptionally fast and cost-effective. Even our early-stage operations require the capability to support 100,000+ blockchain validations every day, and via this partnership, we will be able to offer real-time and cost-effective validation to our community with complete transparency.”

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Metro city forms team to anticipate FMD spread

The Metro Food Security, Agriculture, and Livestock Office, Lampung, has formed a team to anticipate the spread of foot-and mouth-disease (FMD) in the area.

“We coordinated with the Agriculture and Livestock Office last May in regard to prevention and transmission of this foot-and-mouth disease. And on May 11 (2022), we formed a team in order to control the (spread of the) disease,” head of the Metro City Food, Agriculture, and Livestock Security Office, Heri Wiratno, informed in Metro on Wednesday.

He said that the team will educate the public, particularly local farmers, about foot-and-mouth disease.

“Aside from that, we are also imposing restrictions on livestock (distribution) and supervision at slaughterhouses. And until now, we are still (disseminating information) to all sub-districts and livestock groups,” he added.

He said that his administration has edified animal slaughterers, sellers of livestock, and meat traders.

These measures have been undertaken to ensure that all meat distributed in the markets is safe for consumption, he explained.

Wiratno also appealed to breeders to remain alert for the symptoms of foot-and-mouth disease, given that it attacks both ruminant and non-ruminant livestock.

“This disease attacks livestock such as buffaloes, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs,” he said.

The incubation period of the virus that causes the disease is 1–14 days. FMD is marked by a lack of appetite and the appearance of lesions on the mouth and nails.

“Usually, there is a lesion, or we usually say blisters, like canker sores, in the oral cavity, on the tongue, on the gums, on the lips, and then on the nails. That’s why it is called foot-and-mouth disease. That’s the characteristics we can see there,” Wiratno explained.

Meanwhile, a cattle breeder from Metro city, Kuswahyudi, said that he had been informed about the disease. In an effort to mitigate it, cowsheds at his farm are being cleaned every day, and animals are being provided a highly nutritious meal.

“Hopefully, this disease doesn’t (spread in) Metro. Indeed, we routinely give concentrate because it is to fatten (the livestock). But with this disease, we increase (the portion) a little so that the cattle are healthier and have a higher immune system. Actually, we also don’t accept cattle from outside. Our cattle are bred,” he explained.

He said he expected that Metro livestock would not be infected with the disease so that farmers do not lose money since Eid al-Adha is coming soon.

Source: Antara News

G20 DEWG: Delegates delighted with Indonesian batik, hospitality

International delegates attending the second G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meeting in Yogyakarta, which is being held from May 17–19, 2022, were charmed by Indonesian batik and the organizing committee’s hospitality.

Luciano Andrade, a delegate from Brazil, said that he was interested in batik since the Indonesian traditional cloth has high cultural value and several motifs, which are full of meaning.

The cloth is comfortable to use and the motifs are very beautiful, he remarked.

“While returning from Yogyakarta, I will bring batik for my family and friends in Brazil,” the delegate said, according to a statement released by the Communication and Informatics Ministry on Wednesday.

The cloth is suitable to be worn at the G20 DEWG event, Andrade said.

Meanwhile, the caretaker of a batik booth at the event, Kariya, said that 90 percent of the delegates were very interested in batik.

Some of them ordered the traditional cloth to take home as a souvenir.

“A number of foreign delegates from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Japan, and the United States were very interested in batik,” Kariya informed.

Most of the foreign delegates enthusiastically enquired about the cloth since batik has unique and interesting motifs, the booth caretaker added.

“Almost all DEWG foreign delegates were impressed with batik,” Kariya said.

Meanwhile, Pietro Morandini, an Italian delegate, said that he was very impressed with the implementation of the meeting since it was executed well and the delegates received clear directions, which were conveyed in a friendly way.

The service helped the delegates become comfortable, he added.

Morandini and several of his colleagues are visiting Indonesia for the first time to attend the second G20 DEWG meeting. Hence, the comfortable situation made a deep impression on him.

He also highlighted the hospitality extended to each delegation.

The meeting is being conducted in a hybrid format, with delegates from Indonesia, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Britain, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the European Union joining in person.

Meanwhile, representatives from Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Russia are attending the meeting virtually.

The forum is also being attended by representatives of two invited countries—Singapore and Cambodia—as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Source: Antara News