The modern world is entering into an era where innovative technologies such as blockchain will be the cornerstone of an effective business strategy. For instance, a consortium of Unilever, Nestle, Walmart and other companies have come together to build a blockchain network to better manage and secure the provenance in their food chain. “Every blockchain network represents a specific purpose or a specific community,” says Marcel Makken, CCO, unchain. io. Against the backdrop of increasing blockchain networks, the biggest challenge facing companies is to achieve the integration of disparate technologies, devices, and data with these networks for seamless business execution. Stepping up to the challenge, unchain.io is a new age company that offers a next-generation enterprise-grade blockchain integration platform that makes connecting to any blockchain network, simple and intuitive.
“We cater to the needs of blockchain networks that are moving from a proof of concepts (PoCs) stage into production and are looking for an easy and fast way to onboard participants” says Makken. The company’s integration platform, The Blockchain Gateway, accelerates the integration of enterprise applications and devices with the preferred blockchain networks securely, without requiring blockchain expertise. Organizations can integrate their applications and devices with the blockchain network without replacing their existing applications.
At a time when enterprises are witnessing the expertise crunch in the wake of an ever growing amount of connections with multiple blockchain technologies—suchlike, Hyperledger, Ethereum, Corda—unchain.io can be of help. The gateway solution acts as an integration layer by bringing multiple blockchain networks, business applications as well as devices together. It abstracts the complexities of the blockchain technology, so that the integration can be established without involvement of scarce blockchain specialists. The gateway does not only reduce the cost of integration, it also simplifies and accelerates the onboarding of participants on blockchain networks as well as offers robust, scalable and secure blockchain network integration. The Unchain blockchain gateway comes with an intuitive user interface via which operators can configure, release, deploy and monitor adapters.
It is blockchain technology agnostic, meaning it supports Hyperledger, Ethereum, Corda and is extensible with any other blockchain framework.
Unchain has conducted several proofs of concepts (PoCs) across industry verticals, ranging from the public sector to energy to financial services. The company has developed a unique application that registers the power distribution between power suppliers and consumers.
“We do not want to become the bottleneck in the delivery process,” informs Makken. Unchain is focused on fostering a partner ecosystem with solution integrators and cloud service providers. The solution integrators make use of Unchain’s blockchain gateway to configure adapters to integrate a specific business applications (e.g. ERP, medical or logistics system) or devices with specific blockchain networks.
We cater to the needs of blockchain networks that are moving from a proof of concepts (PoCs) stage into production and are looking for an easy and fast way to onboard participants
Unchain’s blockchain gateway is designed accordingly the principles of serverless computing running on Docker containers. This makes the product highly scalable and very suited for cloud deployment. By partnering with cloud service providers, Unchain enables organizations to make use of its blockchain gateway from the cloud via a subscription based SaaS model.
With the The Blockchain Gateway by unchain.io,organizations can integrate their applications with blockchain networks faster and with lower costs than when they need to develop these integrations from scratch. This is also in the benefit of the blockchain networks as it lowers the barrier for organizations to join the network and with that release the potential of the blockchain technology on a wider scale.