Deloitte CIS and Waves Platform, a leading developer of blockchain solutions, signed a memorandum on strategic partnership. The partnership is aimed at providing clients with comprehensive initial coin offering (ICO) services and customized blockchain solutions tailored for specific business tasks. Deloitte focuses on the application of innovative approaches in its operations and realizes how important it is to develop the digital economy.
Under this memorandum, Deloitte’s experts, who possess extensive legal and tax expertise in implementing technology projects, will provide the necessary consulting and methodology assistance to businesses and government bodies alike.
Waves blockchain platform will provide technology solutions for the introduction of digital economy tools. In addition, it will assist companies with prioritizing during their marketing campaigns to promote new products by selecting channels best suited for successful project implementation. Waves is a decentralized platform for crowdfunding and creation of digital tokens.
Russia’s biggest blockchain project, the Waves Platform core business is asset/custom token issuance, transfer, and trading utilizing blockchain technology. One of the project’s key features is the simplicity of use and mass implementation. Proof-Of-Stake is expected to be used as the consensus algorithm.
In June 2016, Waves completed their own ICO, raising over USD $16 million (30,000 bitcoins). Waves is a top-10 blockchain project in terms of crowdfunding investments. Presently, the company’s capitalization exceeds USD $400 million. Many startups, including MobileGo, ZrCoin, and EncryptoTel, held their ICOs via the platform.
Artem Tolkachev, Director of Legal Services for Technology Projects at Deloitte CIS said:
“Blockchain technologies are gaining ground, already allowing startups, investors, and other stakeholders to quickly raise significant funds in cryptocurrencies. However, the cryptocurrency market is relatively young, and not all the regulatory mechanisms are in place. This is why we are glad to cooperate with Waves Platform and are confident that our joint effort will help create the necessary conditions for putting together the legal framework for blockchain projects both in Russia and the CIS.”
Waves founder and CEO Sasha Ivanov says:
“Our partnership is a significant step towards mass application of blockchain technology. Presently, blockchain companies are not regulated, as there is no existing legislation as such. Our strategic partnership with Deloitte will allow us to take an active part in the formation of this regulatory landscape. It is important to join this process both for us and the entire blockchain industry in Russia and the CIS.”
Deloitte CIS is represented in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Ukraine (Kyiv), Belarus (Minsk), Georgia (Tbilisi), Armenia (Yerevan), Azerbaijan (Baku), Kazakhstan (Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Tajikistan (Dushanbe) and Turkmenistan (Ashkhabad).