Beyond the fascination with crypto-currencies over the past year lies a bigger prize and promise: Blockchain, the technology that offers a fundamental new protocol for transferring anything of value over the Internet forms the basis behind this new form of payment. At Orange Silicon Valley, we work quite a bit with the developer community and are always researching new innovations taking place throughout the startup ecosystem, and Blockchain is no different. But one thing that we noticed is that everyone had their own way of developing this technology — no resources existed to allow startups and corporations to explore the boundaries of Blockchain. That’s why we’re proud to announce the formation of ChainForce, a new initiative to bring everyone together to collaborate on use cases for this incredibly popular technology.
Wait, what is the Blockchain? It’s a distributed data store that serves as the underlying architecture for verifiable processing of transfers between two parties. Beyond its early applications in crypto-currency, it represents exciting opportunities and use cases, of which a majority has yet to really be discovered. Many talented and visionary technologists have explored the possibility of a “killer” use case for the Blockchain, but have not found it…yet. Will yours be it?
Just like with Fab Force, we recognize that corporations are looking to find out just how to tackle this new technology. ChainForce will assist in shining a light on novel solutions that can be developed to alleviate existing problems they’re currently dealing with.
Companies that want to explore what Blockchain can do for them can contact OSV to participate in ChainForce. As partners, we’ll work together to take ideas and accelerate it to be a prototype in weeks. We’ll work with startups in this space and leverage their technology to jointly explore the possibilities and produce what I call an MVBA, a Minimal Viable Blockchain Application.
ChainForce begins in Q3 2015 with our first brainstorming session on July 9. If you’re a corporation and wish to participate, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also keep track of what’s happening with this initiative at chainforce.org.