What is it?

The IBM Blockchain Ecosystem brings together a range of people and companies interested in building and leveraging blockchain solutions and provides them with special benefits and resources to tap into this exciting new space. They receive access to blockchain technical expertise, discussions, meetups and benefits such as migration support and merchandising their solution.

Venture Community

Venture Community (Capitalist, Incubators, Studios), Startups

Get route-to-market guidance and access to IBM Blockchain technology, mentorship and merchandising on IBM Marketplace for your portfolio without platform lock-in

Venture Community

Systems Integrators, Consulting Firms, Solution Providers, ISVs

Get guidance on embedding IBM Blockchain capabilities into solutions and offers for clients

Venture Community

Enterprise Developers, Professors, Students

Access best practice thought leadership from IBM and community expertise around enterprise blockchain development

Why join?

The IBM Blockchain Ecosystem enables you to:

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Participate in an open source, openly governed, cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology, The Hyperledger Project.

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Build expertise in enterprise blockchain development through free, digital learning modules from blockchain technical experts.

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Collaborate with peers in digital and in-person forums ranging from enterprises to startups to students interested in making blockchain real for the enterprise.

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Build and deploy enterprise blockchain solutions more easily through free and commercially available tools on IBM Bluemix or Docker Hub.

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Access expertise and technical resources in the IBM Bluemix Garage for Blockchain to accelerate development and deployment of your blockchain solutions.

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Market and monetize enterprise-ready blockchain solutions on the IBM Marketplace.

Benefits by tier

IBM provides three tiers of benefits based on your engagement in the IBM Blockchain Ecosystem.

Tier 3

Building on Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Blockchain

  • Merchandise your solution on IBM Marketplace and leverage a new digital route to market
  • Participate in digital forums such as webinars, Slack and community projects; join in-person meetups, hackathons, lunch & learns and workshops
  • Engage in real-time community discussion via Slack Channel for IBM Blockchain Ecosystem
  • Leverage benefits from IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program
  • Learn about IBM Blockchain roadmap

Tier 2

Selling with IBM Blockchain solutions

  • Receive all the benefits of Tier 3
  • Engage with blockchain & technical SMEs in IBM Bluemix Garage for Blockchain with clients or in Partner Garage Days
  • Showcase successful solutions on ibm.com
  • Get elevated exposure to solutions on IBM Marketplace

Tier 1

IBM Designated Strategic contributor to IBM Blockchain

  • Receive all the benefits of Tier 2
  • Sell your solution with joint route-to-market with IBM
  • Align with IBM Blockchain Development & Offering team
  • Obtain migration support to IBM Blockchain

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