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Decision makers in business are increasingly looking to blockchain technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs and reduce risks. Blockchain creates synergies among multiple, permissioned organizations, which enables you to create entirely new, higher value business models. Building on the software and interface of the IBM Blockchain Platform gives you the flexibility, speed, and power you need to deliver on the promise of blockchain.

Benefits of the IBM Blockchain Platform

Dependability you can count on

You’ll want to build on a proven blockchain platform that’s already successful across industries, with multiple use cases already in production. Our platform is recognized as an industry leader by IDC, Everest Group, Juniper Research, HFS Research, and BRG among others. And our 24x7x365 support stands tested and ready.

Fast path to productivity and ROI

To get started quickly, you could join existing client networks that are already up and running.  But if you have unique needs, we can help you co-create a new network to meet those needs. Once you’re on a network, our tutorials, and advanced developer and operator productivity tools can help reduce your time to value.

Enabled for growth and flexibility

As your network grows, you can easily add other organizations with different on-premises IT infrastructures, using advanced governance tools that makes inviting and adding them easy. And our multi-cloud capability means you can add users running on any third-party cloud environment.

Open by design to prevent vendor lock-in

IBM Blockchain Platform is built on the open source, community-based Hyperledger Fabric platform from the Linux Foundation. With an open source code base, support for on-premises infrastructures, and the option to use third-party clouds, you avoid the restriction of vendor lock-in.

Answers to your blockchain questions

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Decision maker FAQ

The answers to top questions, including: Why use a blockchain platform? Why Hyperledger Fabric? Why permissioned blockchain?  Public or private?  And more…

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The Founder’s Handbook

Blockchain brings organizations together. Learn how other network founders have successfully launched their collaborations.

Benefit from the success of established networks

You can join one of these existing networks built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, or we can help you build your own based on your precise needs.

Client spotlight: Ignite success on any cloud

Find out how Vertrax, a leader in supply chain management solutions for the oil and gas industry, is ushering in a bold new era of transparency and trust for their clients using the IBM Blockchain Platform – and doing it in a way that lets everyone realize blockchain’s transformative benefits in the computing environment of their choice.

In talking to our customers and our prospects, the notion of them being able to manage through disruption in that supply chain is probably the biggest thing of value.

Vinny Mullineaux, CEO, Vertrax

Trade finance

Fifteen European banks have collaborated on, a blockchain network that’s transforming trade finance – and even trade itself – for small- and medium-sized buyers and sellers.

Supply chain transparency

IBM Blockchain Transparent Supply enables you to create a blockchain ecosystem to share data with your supply chain partners, for transactions that are more efficient and built on trust.

Letters of guarantee

You can speed the bank guarantee process by eliminating excessive paperwork and increasing visibility end to end with a blockchain solution that helps prevent fraud and forgery.

Blockchain use cases

Be inspired by how innovators are transforming their businesses through use cases built on the IBM Blockchain Platform. You can join an existing blockchain network or work with us to create your own.

What’s your potential ROI with IBM Blockchain?

We commissioned a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) report to help you identify the cost, benefits, flexibilities and risk factors of working with IBM Blockchain. The research is based on Forrester’s TEI methodology, financial model framework and case studies, plus interviews with IBM Blockchain stakeholders and customers. Watch our latest webinar and read the report to project your cost savings and the business benefits of working with IBM Blockchain.

See why businesses choose IBM Blockchain

IDC declares IBM Blockchain Services a leader

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.”

HFS ranks IBM Blockchain Services #1

IBM Blockchain has been named the leading services provider by HFS Research. Learn how to rapidly simplify blockchain complexity, unlock new value and scale up competitive advantages with our help.

Red Dot shows how IBM is disrupting business with better design

The IBM Blockchain Platform has been named winner of the 2019 Red Dot: Brands and Communication Design Award. This annual award recognizes leading design experiences and innovation from around the world.

Discover new opportunities as an IBM Business Partner

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.

Resources to learn more and get started with IBM Blockchain

Blockchain webinars

Learn more about the benefits and workings of blockchain as you explore a rich array of webinars for a variety of industries.

The Blockchain blogs

Conversations and opinions from the blockchain community and our experts will guide you through the latest thinking. Hundreds of entries cover multiple industries and issues.

The Unbounded Registry

Register, look up, join and transact across a variety of blockchain solutions built to interoperate with all of today’s popular distributed ledger technologies.

Blockchain platform resources

Studies, thought leadership, and webinars to help you learn more about blockchain and get the most out of your blockchain investment.