Blockchain-based platform Humaniq, which aims to bring the developing world into the technological world, has joined Barclays’ Techstars ThinkRise Accelerator.

Humaniq will join other fintech businesses based at ThinkRise’s new Shoreditch space.

Co-founder Dmitry Kaminskiy said: “We are delighted to join the global network of talent that Barclays and ThinkRise are supporting, and we hope to use this to expand our offering into more parts of the developing world.”

At the time of publication Humaniq, the financial inclusion start-up, has raised almost $4.5m in their ICO, and is set to begin its first trials in Africa shortly.

Mr Kaminskiy added: “Our Blockchain-Ethereum platform will help tackle barriers to economic inclusion through technology, and our platform will enable users to access banking using simple biometric technology such as face-recognition.

“Our aim is to reach the two billion unbanked people across the world, and we are paving the way for other entrepreneurs and bringing global attention to this space."

“Joining ThinkRise will help raise the profile of these two billion unbanked people further.”

ThinkRise currently operates across four continents, and has seven sites including New York, London, Manchester, Cape Town, Tel Aviv and Mumbai.

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