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Newly Launched 'Trusted IoT Alliance' Unites the Industry to Further a Blockchain-based Internet of Things

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bosch, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Gemalto, U.S. Bank along with Bitse, Chronicled, ConsenSys, Ledger, Skuchain, Slock.it, HCM International of Foxconn Group, IOTA, Oaken Innovations, Qtum, Chain of Things, Big Chain DB announced the official launch of the Trusted IoT Alliance, a group of companies united to catalyze the development of a blockchain-enabled, trusted Internet of Things (IoT). The mission of the Trusted IoT Alliance is to bring companies together to develop and set the standard for an open source blockchain protocol to support IoT technology in major industries worldwide.

The Alliance offers an inclusive membership model and annual events to connect Fortune 5000 enterprises, software developers, and blockchain technology companies. Its membership is focused on 'working together to advance IoT and blockchain' by leading pilots, publishing open source code, and coordinating standards and reference architecture.  Members of the group have already published a common API to register 'things' to both Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum blockchain networks. The Alliance plans to fund small grants to support open source development and is reviewing proposals from IoT and blockchain technologists.

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Founding members of the Trusted IoT Alliance have been cooperating informally since December 2016.For more than a decade, enterprise technology companies have worked to develop standards for IoT security, interoperability, scalability, and identity. Proprietary technology and competing interests made a truly open network difficult to develop. Open source is widely recognized as the solution to the development of robust IoT standards. However, organizing consortia between major industry players is complex. The Trusted IoT Alliance is a solution to both technological standards and the problem of collaboration between Fortune 5000 and startup co...
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