Blockchain and IoT: Beyond the hype

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Combining IoT and blockchain is one way the project can help develop new digital solutions. Blockchain technology could enhance IoT, allowing devices to send data to private blockchain ledgers with tamper-resistant records for further analysis. Several Blockstart partners have performed state-of-the-art analyses, “proof of concept” implementation and further research on this topic in order to find the best technology and structure for SME use cases. As the number of IoT devices increases, so does the rate at which data needs to be processed. It is important that potential solutions take into account the time needed for secure data storage and treatment (as with smart contracts for example). Read More

Developing effective support for SMEs

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From the 28th to the 30th of January, the Blockstart project partners came together in Zwolle, hosted by Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, for the third partner meeting. The agenda included associated partners as well as expert speakers, who shared invaluable insights that informed the development of the SME training programme. Read More

Production chains safer by blockchain

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Blockchain technology can be a solution for secure, automated and efficient data transactions. Among other things, this provides a solution for tracing the origin of food products. After all, consumers and producers want to be able to rely on the origin of products. The European INTERREG project Blockstart aims to open up innovative applications for small businesses. Read More