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IBM’s Blockchain Patents: From Food-Tracking and Shipping to IoT and Security Solutions

October 16, 2018 / Gareth Jenkinson

The adoption of blockchain technology is slowly taking shape across a multitude of industries. At the forefront of the amalgamation of payment systems and logistics is US tech giant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), which has established itself as a leader in terms of blockchain-based products and offerings. The latest developments aim at the logistics sector – but IBM has been keen on blockchain for over 5 years that reveals a slow and steady approach to the adoption of enterprise-scale blockchain solutions. Exploring the Internet of Things Their beginnings in the space were focused on research on the capabilities of blockchain. Back in 2014, IBM began a study into the Internet of Things (IoT) which led to a collaboration with Samsung in an effort to overhaul early developments with the IoT. The tech giants agreed to develop the ADEPT project, which stands for Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry.