WISeKey and OISTE.ORG foundation Announces its Entry into the Humanitarian World of NFTs Through the TrustedNFT.IO Platform

Geneva, Zug – October 4, 2021 - WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, Nasdaq: WKEY / SIX: WIHN), a leading cybersecurity, IoT and AI company, today announced that is teaming with the OISTE.ORG foundation, whose acronym is given by its original name in French, Organisation Internationale pour la Sécuritédes Transactions Electroniques, to enter the humanitarian world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) through the WISeKey TrustedNFT.IO platform.  OISTE holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) and is an accredited member of the Non-Commercial Users Stakeholders Group (NCSG) of ICANN as part of the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns (NPOC) constituency.

The OISTE.ORG TrustedNFT.IO platform will be used to encourage humanitarian specific causes.  The OISTE Foundation supports many global organizations that focus on human rights and sustainable development projects. 

Specifically, the OISTE Foundation:  

  • Was amongst the first civil society organizations that subscribed and endorsed the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance back in 2013.
  • Follows closely the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Privacy and organizes a panel as a side-event of the Human Rights Council, the objective of which is to create awareness and educate human rights activists on the relevance of this emerging topic.
  • Endorses the “Principles on identification for sustainable development: Toward the Digital Age“ and aligns its practices with these principles.
  • Supports the initiative of the Geneva Office of the United Nations, Perception Change project, a collective effort to show the relevance and impact of the work of Geneva-based International Organizations.
  • Adheres to the Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence proposed by The Public Voice: https://thepublicvoice.org/ai-universal-guidelines.
  • Supports the work of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation and the analysis and recommendations contained in the report: “The Age of Digital Interdependence.”

The OISTE FOUNDATIONFounded in Switzerland in 1998, OISTE was created with the objectives of promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure electronic transactions, expand the use of digital certification and ensure the interoperability of certification authorities’ e-transaction systems. The OISTE Foundation is a not for profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, regulated by article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. OISTE is an organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Not-for-Profit constituency (NPOC) of the ICANN. http://www.oiste.org/

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding LtdCompany Contact:  Carlos MoreiraChairman & CEOTel: +41 22 594 3000info@wisekey.com WISeKey Investor Relations (US)Contact:  Lena CatiThe Equity Group Inc.Tel: +1 212 836-9611lcati@equityny.com

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