mintBlue is a young software development start-up based in the Netherlands, specialising in out-of-the-box blockchain infrastructure. The company is focussed on providing the blockchain infrastructure to enterprise-focused software vendors, providing an accessible way to build powerful and scalable applications on the BSV blockchain.
mintBlue started off life as “Kyrt”. Kyrt was founded in 2020 by Niels van den Bergh, specifically to enter the third Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) Hackathon in 2020. Niels recruited the initial development team (Filip Marien, Pieter Den Dooven and Sven De Waerhert) via Twitter and together they generated the “seed idea”. The initial vision for the project was to create pre-packaged API (Application Programming Interface) services, tailored SDKs (Software Development Kits) and ready-made infrastructure that allows businesses and developers to build applications on the BSV blockchain without needing to interact directly with Bitcoin Script and opcodes.
Niels was always intrigued by the centralisation of Big Tech and how to overcome the challenges that come with it – there had to be a way to ‘own data’ without handing it over to a big tech firm. mintBlue allows for storage of data without reliance on external parties. It uses the blockchain as a database, allowing for a single source of information. Parties can trust the information because it’s verified on the blockchain. Now any chain of suppliers can be optimised, for example medical records, university degrees, financial documents, supply chains, social media content, anything where multiple stake holders need to trust others, blockchain can replace trust.
mintBlue develops solutions designed to make blockchain accessible to businesses and enterprises of all sizes without the need for prior blockchain expertise, with product offerings spanning invoicing, payments and document verification. The partnership with VISMA | yuki was made possible using mintBlue’s proprietary Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) API that enables companies to easily read and write data to the blockchain, as well as the provided SDK to facilitate easy integration with existing software.
mintBlue do offer workshops to ideate and explore business cases to determine viability and come up with an implementation plan – always a good way to start with new concepts and technologies!
If you would like to know more about this fascinating company, please contact John Allies at email@example.com