July 23, 2018
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the way that manufacturing supply chains store and transmit information. Extending the Identify3D licensing network to a blockchain will allow greater openness and transparency between organizations utilizing the Identify3D ecosystem. Instead of trusting Identify3D as the centralized broker of licensing and reporting data, the organizations participating in the network will be able to verify all licensing transactions and manufacturing operations through the data contained within the blockchain.
As a pioneer in using blockchain technology for digital manufacturing, Identify3D has worked with IBM to integrate blockchain into the Identify3D ecosystem and was recently highlighted for its work on IBM’s blog, Blockchain Unleashed.
Read more about the IBM Blockchain Platform and Identify3D’s work below:
As the leader in delivering production-ready blockchain solutions for the enterprise, IBM is observing a new generation of “born on blockchain” companies emerge. The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan can help these companies quickly get started as they transform the way business is done across industries. Starter Plan can do this by helping developers, startups and enterprises build blockchain proof-of-concepts quickly and affordably with an end-to-end blockchain development experience: a secure test environment, suite of education tools and modules and one-click network provisioning. In addition, new users automatically receive a $500 credit to help start their first blockchain network when they sign up.
Powered by the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework from The Linux Foundation, the IBM Blockchain Platform has been built specifically to help a group of institutions achieve their collective mission-critical business goals through increased transparency and reduced friction. And while Starter Plan was originally intended as an entry point for developers to test and deploy their first blockchain applications, users also now include larger enterprises creating full applications powered by dozens of smart contracts, eliminating many of the repetitive legacy processes that have traditionally slowed or prevented business success.
A few of the examples we’re seeing come to life include:
Identify3D has used Starter Plan to emulate an advanced digital manufacturing supply chain in which an engineer authorizes a manufacturer to produce a set of parts according to licensing restrictions. The team at Identify3D relied on the extensive built-in security and IBM development tools featured in Starter Plan, allowing them to easily deploy and test blockchain applications.
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By Jerry Cuomo