Yetta announces ICO of European Commission funded Blockchain Research and Development


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Since the emergence of Bitcoin in 2009, governments and municipalities around the world have taken notice and have funded Research and Development to further advance Blockchain technology and to assess its potential within local economies.

The European Union has led the way with Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion in funding. A significant portion of the Horizon 2020 budget has been allocated for the research and development of leading Blockchain technology.

Most notable projects include D-CENT, Decentralized Citizens Engagement Technologies, a Design of Social Digital Currency; DECODE, a Smart Contracts Virtual Machine blueprint for realizing a Decentralized Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem; and PIE NEWS, a social digital innovation for addressing poverty, lack of income, and unemployment.

Leveraging these technologies, the Yetta Blockchain offers keen advancements over both Bitcoin and Ethereum with its Tier-3 Network Node Architecture and Blockchain consensus algorithm, called Proof of Trust (PoT). Other enhancements include multiple wallet types, three levels of irreversibility, multi-signature encryption (CypherSig), and a hundred-fold leapfrog in scalability and transaction speed.

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The goal of Horizon 2020 is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, to remove barriers to innovation, and to make it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. “We are excited about the strategic partnership with the Yetta Foundation to commercialize the Blockchain technology we have developed within the EU,” states Dennis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, the Chief Technology Officer,, the technology development partner for the above cited EU projects.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to foster economic development and to create jobs with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.

Yetta plans to release the Yetta Blockchain and the Yetta Virtual Machine based upon the DECODE OS. “The plan is to also deploy real-world Decentralized Applications (D-Apps) spanning across the Social and Civic Sectors as well as the Public and Private Sectors,” states Darrell Hubbard, Chief Innovation Officer.

Unlike other Smart Contracts Platforms, the D-Apps Store will comprise a portfolio of decentralized open source smart contracts applications all monetized on a common cryptocurrency, yetta (ÿ).

yetta (ÿ) is a global monetary innovation advancing the current state of the art in digital currency, peer-to-peer payment systems, and decentralized smart contract applications.

yetta (ÿ) is a Hebrew name meaning “ruler of the household,” where, in this context, ruler is money and household is the global economy.

The purpose of the Yetta ICO is to raise funds to transition the current EU funded technology from laboratory to real-world and to support the design, development and deployment of smart contract innovations. “With proper funding, Yetta could lead the next generation of thought and progression in the Blockchain ecosystem,” states Sven Moeller, Head of ICO Advisory, Swisscom Blockchain.

The purchase of yetta (ÿ) entitles the purchaser to membership in the Yetta Foundation and represents a purchase of value in the Yetta Blockchain Proof of Trust Network. To register and to learn how to participate in the upcoming Token Generation Event (TGE), visit

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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