The central question to be elaborated in this article is which governance requirements must be met for the implementation of blockchain solutions in a consortium, especially emphasizing a decentralized IoT marketplace. For this, a short analysis based on the three pillars of governance (decision rights, accountability and incentives) will be…


Threats to DLT-based systems have been outlined many times. At iBlockchain, a special focus is laid on the use case of choice, a decentralized IoT marketplace for manufacturing services and goods. In this article, we take a closer look at possible safety and security issues which might be brought up…


In diesem Artikel werden aus der Arbeit des iBlockchain-Projektes hervorgegangene technologische und regulatorische Erkenntnisse und Anforderungen zum Thema Blockchain und DLT im Industrie-Kontext zusammengefasst.

Die Blockchain- oder auch Distributed-Ledger-Technologie (DLT) eröffnet ein enormes Potential an neuen und innovativen Anwendungen für Industrie und Wirtschaft. Vertrauen und Kontrolle (im Sinne einer fälschungssicheren…


The role of the finance function of a company is generally not considered to be particularly innovative. Many associate this corporate function with balance sheets, cash flow analyses and Excel spreadsheets. With the advent of blockchain technology, however, this perception could change fundamentally and shift the finance function to a…


For industrial research projects like iBlockchain, it is vital to create insights that are not only well-documented but also establish their own value after the conclusion of the project. For this to happen and in order to guide the reader through the use case selection process of the iBlockchain consortium…


The manufacturing industry and its suppliers are heading for difficult times. Several emerging global developments in recent years are creating considerable pressure on competition and costs. The effects will be particularly noticeable in areas with a high deployment of mechanical equipment. If machines remain unused due to a downturn in…


Tracking production steps, parameters and transportation is relevant to many industries. To achieve this goal, many technological methods exist. In this article, we will shed light on the use case applying the blockchain. While it is not the most straightforward case, it might inspire some to rethink their current practice.


Order-controlled production is the working title of a marketplace which connects producers and clients in the manufacturing industry globally, making use of several IT objects to guarantee optimal functionality and necessary transparency while providing required privacy and identity for each participant. This article showcases the iBlockchain project and its core…


Blockchain and IoT technology have the potential to support the realization of Industry 4.0 and reshape foreign trade operations. In a future where autonomous machines automatically interact and operate, trust is vital. The integrated use of the technologies seems to be part of the solution to this future. This article…


Blockchain and Distributed-Ledger-Technologies are mostly linked with disruption in the financial or legal sector. But do these technologies have the potential to affect the service sector as well? …

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Entwicklung und Einsatz von Blockchaintechnologien für die Industrie 4.0 — gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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