Business alliance between Kaula and AZAPA

Business alliance between Kaula, Inc. and AZAPA Co., Ltd. aiming to build blockchain technology and service in the automotive market

Kaula, Inc. (HQ in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Katsuji Okamoto, hereinafter referred to as “KAULA”), a blockchain technology company, and AZAPA Co., Ltd., (HQ in Nagoya, Aichi-ken, CEO & President: Yasuhiro Kondo, hereinafter referred to as “AZAPA”), a leading company in the automotive field, have concluded a business tie-up. We will work on development of practical application services that increase economic values of data derived from automobiles by adapting the blockchain technology.

Background of the Alliance
A paradigm shift of the automotive market is near at our hand, especially due to China’s EV shift. Regulations on CO2 emission is being required around the world to solve serious air pollution problems, shifting from gasoline cars to electric cars is going on and EV battery management attracts attention now.
Battery is the heart of EV. It is the most expensive, heaviest and dangerous. KAULA and AZAPA together will make a new sharing economy around the battery to maximize its value and manage its life cycle, acquiring battery residual value data, distributing battery usage forecast using AI and writing them into the blockchain to guarantee authenticity and non-tampering.

Overview of BRVPS
The Battery Residual Value Prediction System (BRVPS) acquires data from BMS (Battery Management System) such as temperature, humidity, pressure, voltage, current, etc. in the battery unit and information from OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) and then stores them in the battery residual value forecast engine. BRVPS steadily executes AI/ML and writes the results to blockchain which EV/battery owners and users can access via cloud services. This enables you to extract the maximum battery value through freely accessing the present and future SOH (State of Health), including charging efficiency, and usage forecasts based on the past battery usage tendency.

The Next Deployment
Through cooperation with EV and battery manufacturers, we aim to develop new markets centering battery data. Implementing each step of EV and battery supply and demand balance, energy consumption planning, reservation, use and settlement, we accelerate the spread of EV and create additional services so that EV and battery owners and users can switch from consumers to prosumers.
In addition to the rising of global environmental consciousness, automatic driving and other technologies, newly services have been born and growing rapidly. We will broadly provide highly value-added services through KAULA’s blockchain technology and AZAPA’s automotive technology and network to build a new business model together.

Establishing a Consortium
We will set up a consortium to form an ecosystem, ahead of mega platform formers, to establish “IoT-blockchain based technology” aiming at a practical service model which covers from sensing to data utilization.
The paradigm shift surrounding automotive industry is progressing and closely related to the deepening of IoT, and the economic value of data obtained from automobiles has already been widely acknowledged. The current telematics, however, the type and granularity of acquired data are not standardized and its service is so limited. We will together promote applications created by utilizing data and their standardization including blockchain and security as backplane technologies.

Outline of Kaula, Inc.
Head office: 2-9 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business: In collaboration with leading companies and organizations in the global blockchain area, supplying consulting services for blockchain application building, development of services of record management and the IoT field, and blockchain education business.
Kaula is a member of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Edge Platform Consortium.
URL: https://kaula.jp/

Outline of AZAPA Co., Ltd.
Head office: Nishiki 2-4-15, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Business: Researches of new systems and providing business solutions in each field (*) of automobiles. Promoting the Tier 0.5 concept.
* Model base, measurement technology, new control theory, energy, IoT, artificial intelligence, kansei technology
URL: http: //www.azapa.co.jp

Contact:
Kaula, Inc.
Hiroyasu Nohata, CIO,
E-mail: Kaula.laboratory @ kaula.jp
TEL: 03-6265-4888

AZAPA Co., Ltd
Satoshi Nishida, Business Planning Dept.
E-mail: satoshi-nishida @ azapa.co.jp
TEL: 052-221-7350 /FAX: 052-221-7351

KAULA BLOCKCHAIN SEMINAR 2017-8-3


“Usage record management system utilizing Factom’s blockchain solution”

 

 

Press release: a joint development with Atrris

Kaula Inc. and Atrris Corporation have formed a joint development of a usage record management system utilizing Factom’s blockchain solution

The initiative will retain record authenticity and tamper resistance to data processing of the Japanese social security system.

TOKYO, JAPAN (June 13, 2017) – Kaula Incorporated (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director, Katsuji Okamoto), a blockchain platformer, is pleased to announce that Kaula and Atrris Co., Ltd. (Head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director, Masanori Yasumitsu), who has been developing personnel, payment, accounting and medical logistics systems, have agreed to jointly develop a “usage record management system” against data involved in the above applications using Factom blockchain. Using this system, you can retain authenticity and tamper resistance of log records generated when the Japanese social security system’s data is processed – when information is added, updated, deleted or retrieved in mission-critical applications. Kaula and Atrris will also jointly promote business around the usage record management system.

Background of Collaboration

Recently, blockchain technology has received attention because of its great potential to drastically change the way we do business and the impact it will have on society. Blockchain has become the solution requested to achieve record authenticity or tamper resistance against processed results in mission-critical applications that Atrris develops. Kaula and Atrris have been investigating ways to conquer this requirement, where they use their knowledge combined with Factom’s blockchain technology, a data layer blockchain product, for use cases that office staff of local government access data of the Japanese social security number system. Now that Kaula and Atrris have completed a PoC (Proof of Concept) and confirmed that their jointly developed usage record management system can retain log record authenticity or tamper resistance, both companies will proceed to a next step of experimental proof with their customers, and then will apply the system to business applications.
In addition, by using Factom you can more securely and surely manage, track and audit various kinds of documents or records such as log records in general, loan records, securities or insurance contracts and medical data and others in a decentralized way than legacy centralized systems. Kaula and Atrris will widely and jointly promote the usage record management system to these business areas.

Note: Factom is a blockchain framework developed and provided by Factom, Inc. whose head office is located in Austin, TX, USA. Factom is on a mission to give the world’s systems authenticity. People and institutions today can solve hard problems and change the world for the better when they have a reliable framework to build upon. Factom frees up dead capital, which allows companies to grow and helps people to better utilization of social capital.

About Atrris Corporation

Through many experiences of directly meeting customer needs along with customers’ business analysis and development of their applications for 20 years, Atrris developed and accumulated its proprietary business analysis know-how, provides business analysis consulting, develops mission-critical applications for various kinds of business sectors and supplies supporting services to build an enterprise system that includes infrastructure design around the system as well as business system design.

About Kaula, Inc.

Now that disruptive innovation is required, management team with extensive experiences in wide-ranging business and talented young people gathered and founded a company in January 2017 to support corporate reform with new solutions. Based on blockchain technology, Kaula develops services in the field of record management, IoT and other applications as a breakthrough platformer that reforms life and industrial structure as well as companies’. Kaula also adds AI technology to its solutions in order to improve effectiveness of blockchain-based applications.

●For more information, please contact
Hiroyasu NOHATA
Email : info @ kaula.jp

●Press Release PDF
English
Japanese

Kaula joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.


 
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)  announced that Kaula joined EEA as its formal member at the Consensus 2017 held at New York on May 22.

EEA aims to achieve the following five goals to promote Ethereum used in enterprise environment.

  1. Develop a sufficiently modular Ethereum implementation to separate and define clear interfaces between networking and storage layers – that is a prototype for pluggable consensus that minimizes the code changes required to switch consensus algorithms.
  2. Experiment with potential consensus algorithms, along with data privacy and permissioning frameworks.
  3. Develop a clear set of capabilities and performance characteristics that suit the needs of enterprises, including:
    1. 100 transactions per second, across a 10 party network
    2. High volume and value use cases
    3. High availability/reliability
    4. Parallelization and horizontal scaling
  4. Develop a Version 1 specification for Enterprise Ethereum, based on the learnings from the above plus the roadmap and requirements gathered from members, i.e., produce a reference implementation.
  5. Leverage a robust governance process to ensure alignment and agreement on approaches.

Please see also the original press release → enterprise-ethereum-alliance-release

 

Kaula has formed “Kaula Labs” for Blochchain and IoT.

Kaula has formed a new organization, Kaula Labs, to promote blockchain and IoT technologies on April 6, 2017.  Junichi Ohtsuka, CTO and the person in charge of the Labs, says “we will dedicate ourselves to develop new business with game-changing services as a provider of open smart contract platform .”

Kaula originally puts focuses on IoT, Bigdata, AI and Blockchain technologies to promote digital transformation and the Labs is an organization to provide experimental proof environment for three business domains such as sharing economy, micro payment and robot adviser. As for Blockchain and IoT concern, innovations of business model are also required as well as those of technical stuffs. Founding Kaula Labs which has strong technical backgrounds will accelerate collaboration with expert teams who have lots of experiences of planning and building new business to proceed management innovation.

The newly founded Kaula Labs is now planning to develop micropayment platform SMP (Smart Market Protocol) which is Ethereum-based and to make it open sourced shortly.

As well, Kaula and Kaula Labs extend their global alliances to obtain cutting-edge blockchain technologies. The collaboration with KAHM announced on March 6 was the first trial to connect the advancing UK, and it continues to alliances with potent companies in Europe and US.

Press release: Partnership with KAHM

Kaula Inc. aiming for a Blockchain platformer,
has formed
a business tie-up with KAHM Japan Co., Ltd.

 

[March 8, 2017]  Kaula Incorporated (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director, Katsuji Okamoto), aiming to be a Blockchain platformer, has formed a business tie-up with KAHM Japan Co., Ltd. (Head office: Kita-ku, Osaka, Representative Director, Hirokuni MIYAMATSU, Kenji AIBA). UK, an advanced country of Blockchain technology, is making progressive approach to facilitate innovation. We will rapidly collect the information and promptly evaluate companies aiming to break away from the sandbox program. Both companies will not only target the Blockchain sophisticated companies in UK and European countries but also work with their business partners.

Background of the alliance

The British Government has begun to operate a system using Blockchain technology on trial basis to grasp the expenditure of recipients of the benefit. In addition, the Royal Mint announced to launch the gold dealing product “Royal Gold Mint(RMG)” using Blockchain in 2016. In this way, the British Government is paying attention to the possibilities of the Blockchain at a very early stage. Now the revolutionary digital gold era with safety and transparency is about to begin. Both Kaula and KAHM are planning to quickly collect the up-to-date information in UK which edges closer to practical use of Blockchain, and develop a platform of Blockchain that can be utilized in various ways in the Japanese market.

Brief overview of KAHM Japan

Two Senior Commercial Officers, who worked at Trade & Investment section, British Consulate-General in Osaka, founded a company in 2014. With long years of experience and a wealth of knowledge and networks in bridging the business and intellectual property between Japan and the UK, they support overseas advanced companies’ expansion into Japan, overseas expansion of Japanese companies, introduction of overseas advanced technologies and intellectual property for Japanese company and research on business information using its international relationships. In addition, the company has commissioned work as a Japan office of the Oxford University Innovation (OUI), an academia-industrial company of the University of Oxford in UK and Horiba MIRA, UK automotive engineering research company.

Brief overview of Kaula Inc.

Now that disruptive innovation is required, management team with extensive experiences in wide-ranging business and talented young people gathered and established a company in January 2017 to support corporate reform with a new solution. Based on Blockchain technology, the company is developing business in all areas of IoT, Big data Analytics, AI and Blockchain as a breakthrough platformer that reforms life and industrial structure as well as a support for companies.

Company Name : Kaula Inc.
Representative : Katsuji OKAMOTO, CEO
Address : 2-14-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
URL : https://kaula.jp/
● For more information, please contact Hiroyasu NOHATA
Email : info @ kaula.jp
● Press Release PDF → English

→ Japanese

 

Kaula joins Edge Platform Consortium.

Kaula joins Edge Platform Consortium (http://www.dsp-c.co.jp/index.html)which will be operated under DSPC (Device & System Platform Development Center).

Kaula has a research theme of “Study of technology of micro-payment and ensuring data security and transparency through collaboration of IoT and blockchain.”

 

【Reference】 Device & System Platform Development Center

We are developing the fundamental technologies for autonomous (battery free) power using energy harvesting, and extremely low operational power.

The combination of these technologies will enable the development and wide deployment of data collection devices necessary to support the wide array of new applications envisaged in the era of the “IoT Society”.

http://www.dsp-c.co.jp/index-en.html