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.

What makes IBM Blockchain Services a Leader?

Enterprises across industries and around the world turn to IBM Blockchain Services, where we’ve helped create 100+ networks producing value and changing the way businesses work together.

With more than 1,600 business consultants and technical experts – leaders in building blockchain for business from the ground up – we’ll help you address the three most critical design points in bringing a blockchain for business network to life: governance, business value and technology.

The IDC MarketScape Worldwide Blockchain Services 2020 Vendor Assessment reports that “IBM has the deepest experience, broadest geographic reach, and largest organizational commitment to blockchain across the vendors.”

Our foundation

Outcome-driven network design

At IBM Blockchain Services, we use design-based principles that enable business transformation at the level of markets, industries and ecosystems.

Governance design

Who owns the network? Who owns the data? Our consultants help you design an operational model for the members of your business network, delivering benefits that are fair, democratic, transparent and built to evolve.

Business value design

How does the network make money? The design of your blockchain network business model will include appropriate monetization and incentives to stimulate collaboration between members and generate network effects.

Technology design

How do blockchain’s benefits help people work smarter and better? We design human experiences to inspire mass adoption of new digital products and services, while assuring privacy, trust and security.

Why design matters

The most challenging part about building a blockchain for business network is the business part itself. Learn more about IBM’s industry-leading approach to building business networks.

Next step

Activation through a network design framework

With the consulting phase complete and your outcome-driven network design in place, IBM Blockchain Services then works with you and your network members to create a blueprint of actions and decisions to guide how you envision, explore, establish and evolve your network.

Accolades for IBM Blockchain Services

“IBM is the flag bearer for enterprise blockchain adoption with a leading number of live and in-production networks.” 

– Saurabh Gupta, Chief Research Officer, HFS

“Clients value IBM’s ability to bring an integrated services and solutions offering...Based on the analysis, IBM emerged as a leader.”

– Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ for Enterprise Blockchain Services 2020

“IBM is clearly regarded as having the strongest credentials in the blockchain sector, well ahead of competitors.”

– Juniper Research Blockchain Enterprise Survey 2018

IBM Blockchain is helping companies build in greater safety and efficiency

The Home Depot is speeding resolutions and building stronger relationships.
What’s been received, what has not, and who says? Working closely with IBM Blockchain, The Home Depot now has real-time visibility into its inventory, with quick access to shared and trusted information on goods throughout their shipping and receiving process. This helps reduce the number of vendor disputes and accelerates dispute resolution.

Golden State Foods

By leveraging IBM Food Trust™ and IBM Blockchain Services, Golden State Foods is combining blockchain, cognitive analytics and IoT in a new food freshness solution. and seven European banks brought their blockchain-based trade finance pilot to IBM Blockchain Services. The network has scaled to 15 banks, unleashing new trading opportunities for SMEs and new operational efficiencies for themselves.


To keep pace with 5G, Syniverse and IBM Blockchain Services have created a clearing and settlement solution for the wireless industry. Learn how the business and technical experts of IBM Blockchain Services helped them get started.

FDA report on blockchain

For pharmaceutical companies to improve patient safety in compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), IBM has joined the Blockchain Interoperability Pilot Project to enable companies to verify, track and trace prescription drugs.

Move ahead with your blockchain journey

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

IBM has convened networks and established governance models making onboarding easy when you want to join others in transforming food supply, supply chains, trade finance, financial services, insurance and media and advertising.

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.

Discover new business opportunities

The IBM Blockchain Ecosystem can help you promote and enhance your existing blockchain solution. Access new audiences as an IBM Business Partner and accelerate your path to new markets through integration with the IBM Blockchain Platform.

What will we solve together?

You have a vision for how blockchain can change your business. We have the expertise and the design process to make it happen. Let’s talk today.