Novel Approach to Secure Intellectual Property on the Blockchain: Mindfire Foundation and Bernstein Form New Strategic Partnership

The Mindfire Foundation, a Swiss non-profit which is focused on creating human like artificial intelligence, and Bernstein, a German provider of blockchain-based solutions for protecting and managing intellectual property assets, today announced a strategic partnership to enable a smarter, more collaborative approach to secure newly generated intellectual property during Mindfire Missions.


Zug, Switzerland, March 17, 2018 –(– As part of the agreement, the Mindfire Foundation has named Bernstein as a preferred provider to create a digital trail of records of Mindfire’ innovation processes using blockchain technology. The Mindfire Foundation will host a series of Missions aimed at uniting talents and experts across the sciences to collaborate on the solving of various challenges facing the development of human-like artificial intelligence. The cryptographic fingerprint of each participant’s contributions and discoveries will be stored on a blockchain allowing everyone to be fairly and directly recognized for new ideas and concepts developed in the Mindfire framework.

“Bernstein is a forerunner in the application of blockchain technology for intellectual property management and makes it convenient to create blockchain certificates that prove ownership, existence and integrity of any IP asset in a decentralized way – a central element of the Mindfire Foundation,” said Lukas Sieber, Co-Founder and Member of the board of the Mindfire Foundation.

Marco Barulli, Co-founder and Managing Director at Bernstein commented: “We are excited to partner with the Mindfire Foundation to contribute our state of the art solution for securing intellectual property assets and innovation processes, allowing the greatest minds on earth to work cooperatively on one of the greatest challenges of our time.”

About the Mindfire Foundation
The Mindfire Foundation is a Swiss non-profit which is focused on unlocking the foundational principles which make up human intelligence, and applying those principles to the development of artificially intelligent organisms.

Mindfire aims to achieve this through the implementation of a series of Missions. Each mission will gather the top minds across various fields of science, to collaborate and brainstorm solutions to a structured series of challenges. The first of which will be the creation of an artificial organism.

The overall discoveries which take place during Mindfire Missions, will remain independent of any corporate ownership and serve for the betterment of all of society.


About Bernstein
Bernstein provides blockchain-based solutions for protecting and managing intellectual property assets. Bernstein allows companies to manage the whole innovation lifecycle by creating a trail of records on the bitcoin blockchain.

Inventions, designs, proofs of use can be quickly registered and a blockchain certificate will prove ownership, existence, and integrity of any IP asset.

Using Bernstein companies can secure trade secrets, prepare a strong prior use defense or reliably disclose inventions.

Most notably, all notarized information will remain perfectly private thanks to a unique cryptographic layer.

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