Blockchain explained through art

We asked five artists – all new to blockchain – to create art about its key benefits. See what they made, then learn more from IBM clients and business partners in Blockparty, our new webinar series.

Dreamers and doers reinventing what’s possible

Blockchain’s success doesn’t happen alone. It takes visionaries with big ideas and technologists who know how to bring those ideas to life. That’s what you can find with the IBM Blockchain Ecosystem for Business Partners.

One company is a shining example of this: Cognition Foundry. They’re the 2020 winners of the IBM Beacon Award Blockchain Trailblazer category. They’ve helped clients like Plastic Bank, Newlight Technologies and others use blockchain to transform plastic waste into currency for the world’s unbanked and turn greenhouse gases into biocompatible goods.

“What we do is bring technology to these cool ideas,” says Bill Stark, Cognition Foundry’s President (at left in photo with Shaun Frankson of Plastic Bank). “A founder has an idea to do something positive in the world. We have decades of experience in using technology to do that.”


“We help startups see how blockchain can give them the authenticity and transparency that will win hearts and minds.”

– Bill Stark, President, Cognition Foundry

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See all of your options: building a branded solution on the IBM Blockchain Platform, developing a network for a client, driving awareness to your own solution, or directing a client to IBM.

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Join the IBM Business Partner Program to offer the IBM Blockchain Platform in addition to your own services as a reseller, ISV, or services provider.

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Enhance new or existing solutions with the leading blockchain for business platform to solve client needs and accelerate your path to new markets – all without standard development costs.

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Accelerate your time to market and strengthen your solution for clients by ensuring it cleanly integrates with IBM technology. You’ll receive “Validated Solution” recognition.

Special offer for new IBM Cloud partners:

Get 12,000 USD in IBM Cloud credits or a 6-month free trial of IBM Blockchain.

Build with 12,000 USD in IBM Cloud Credits

Choose IBM Cloud credits to access the IBM Blockchain Platform and more than 190 other IBM services. Build by using compute and storage as a service, access IBM’s developer advocates, leverage leading open source code patterns, and more.

Or try the IBM Blockchain Platform free for 6 months

Get the capacity needed to prototype, build and test a blockchain solution on the IBM Blockchain Platform. Use our VS Code extension to code smart contracts in Javascript, Java or GO, deploy your solution to a Kubernetes cluster you create, configure your network with IBM Cloud tools, and more. After the trial, pay only for what you use or create a customized subscription plan with our experts.

What IBM Blockchain Ecosystem members are doing today

Cognition Foundry uses blockchain for social good

The 2020 IBM Beacon Blockchain Trailblazer Award has been given to Cognition Foundry, an IBM Business Partner, for their efforts to simultaneously help improve our environment and transform lives by creating new business models. Their winning submission will both deliver benefits to customers and drive demonstrable business outcomes.

Igniting success in any cloud

Chateaux Software is helping their client, Vertrax, solve longstanding supply chain disruption challenges in the oil and gas industry. In the first multicloud deployment of its kind, learn how the two teams brought new thinking to life with the IBM Blockchain Platform on AWS.

Building trust in construction

Global construction output could exceed 17.5 trillion USD by 2030 – but losses due to corruption could be as high as 30 percent. Learn how DoshEx, runner-up in the IBM Beacon Award Blockchain Trailblazer category, is using the IBM Blockchain Platform to partner with IoT partner Digital Twin to redefine trust in the construction industry.

Faster and more precise supply chain tracking

Ted Kim, VP, Blockchain, Samsung SDS America discusses the potential of The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric at the IBM Blockchain Platform’s Board of Advisors meeting.

Helping secure data truth and authenticity

Karen Kilroy, CEO of Kilroy Blockchain, describes the use of IBM Blockchain and IBM Watson to help ensure that data used in AI algorithms is as reliable and secure as possible.

Other ways to advance your blockchain journey with IBM

No other company makes it faster or easier to achieve blockchain success. Wherever you are on your blockchain journey, we’ll meet you there.

Join an existing network

The fastest way to blockchain success. IBM has convened networks and established governance models that make onboarding easy as you join others in transforming the food supply, supply chains, trade finance, financial services, insurance, media and advertising, and more.

Build solutions yourself

Thousands of innovators are using the award-winning IBM Blockchain Platform to build, operate, govern and grow a solution. From ease-of-use to ownership of everything you create, explore the leading Hyperledger Fabric platform for multicloud, hybrid cloud and on-prem environments.

Co-create with our experts

As the industry’s leading blockchain services provider, IBM Blockchain Services can help you build a scalable business network underpinned by the best technology. More than 1600 blockchain experts use insights from 100+ live networks to help you address three key design points: governance, business value and technology.

What will we solve together?

Explore the IBM Blockchain Ecosystem for Business Partners to help grow success for you and your clients.