How can IBM help?

Cloud

Spend less time worrying about creating and managing a blockchain network and more time focusing on applications. Discover the latest offerings of IBM Blockchain on Bluemix, including the high security business network.

Engagement

IBM offers technical pre-sales and delivery services to help our customers build shared business processes using blockchain technology. Work side-by-side with our experts to rapidly identify, design and build your new business network using an agile, user-centered approach.

Community

IBM is a premier member of Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project which is a collaborative effort to create a blockchain for business. IBM has contributed code to the project to help developers easily build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange most anything of value.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain is a technology for a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes. A blockchain has two main concepts. A business network, where members exchange items of value through a ledger, which each member possesses and whose content is always in sync with the others.


Replicated

Entries in the ledger are synchronized to all ledgers in the network. Consensus is used to ensure all ledgers are exact copies.

Shared

Permissions ensure that network members can only see items in ledger that you or they are permitted to see. Cryptography is used to protect entries.

Transactional

Transactions allow assets to be indelibly entered into the ledger. Business rules provide the logic behind smart contracts.


Insights on blockchain

Jerry Cuomo | February 16, 2016

Reinventing Securities Trading with Blockchain

Incumbents are faced with a critical choice: disrupt themselves first or risk somebody else doing it to them.

Arvind Krishna | December 17, 2015

How Blockchain Will Transform Business and Society

Today, the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is announcing an open source project to fulfill the tremendous potential of blockchain.

Arvind Krishna | December 17, 2015

Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal

Blockchain is a completely novel architecture for business, that establish trust and transparency while streamlining business processes.