Bringing IoT happiness
to the sharing economy

IoTBlock is the first scalable IoT governance protocol for the sharing economy and beyond.
Secure Authentication

Authenticate IoT devices anonymously to prove they are not cloned, counterfeit, or stolen before they can transmit or receive information.

Open Auditability

Verify the real-time health, integrity, and accessibility of IoT devices and things.

Cross-Chain Communication

Enable IoT devices to securely interact with the full-state of any blockchain or smart contract.

Our Vision

Originating as an IoT electronics manufacturer since 2004, IoTBlock was founded with a vision to enable the open and secure exchange of IoT data without having to trust the devices and manufacturers themselves.

What we are building

The IoTBlock Platform

Our platform works with any blockchain or IoT device and enables developers to build secure, privacy-centric IoT applications which can interact with any other blockchains without having to trust the manufacturers or the device itself. We empower business owners, especially those participating in the sharing economy, by enabling the development of affordable solutions to monitor and manage assets, audit the health and integrity of IoT devices and things, search and identify assets and their users, expedite insurance claims and dispute resolution, and much more.

Use Cases

We have identified 10 potential use cases that can be built on the IoTBlock Platform:
IoT device authentication

Check the physical IoT device to make sure it is not counterfeit, cloned, or stolen.

Device, asset, and fleet management

We are uneasy about sharing or using things when we cannot verify their condition. Lack of verification also creates opportunity for insurance fraud and erroneous claims.

Multi-user device access management

Access controls for verified users on disparate IoT devices and things.

Insurance and dispute resolution

IoT sensors record evidence about the integrity of an asset as it transacts between different buyers and sellers, which then can be used in claims or to resolve disputes.

Device health and safety verification

Verify the real-time health, safety, integrity, and/or certification status of IoT devices catalogued on the blockchain.

Device search engine

Index, tag and search data. Businesses can index, tag and search for consumers based on their customers' IoT usage data.

Open IoT database

A "Wikipedia/Equifax for IoT" to empower the public to audit and verify the health and safety of IoT devices around the world.

Device certificate authority services

Issue security certificate services for verified devices and manufacturers. (e.g. "Verisign for IoT").

Used electronic components assurance

Verify the lifespan and integrity of second-hand electronic parts for buyers and resellers.

IoT data ownership rights management and licensing

Custodians own the data from their IoT devices and get rewarded when value is generated by this data.

Secure device software/firmware updates

Verify version numbers and publish software updates as a URL on the blockchain along with a cryptographic hash which can be validated by IoT devices.

Secure device software/firmware backups

Verify backups as a URL on the blockchain along with a cryptographic hash which can be validated by IoT devices before system restore.

Ongoing Case Study

Smart homes for short-term rentals

Partner: A global, short-term rental company with thousands of properties under management

We are working with a group of tech-savvy, short-term rental experts to develop unique customer experiences via smart devices provisioned on the IoTBlock Network and applications developed on the IoTBlock Platform. Through this case study we hope to prove that IoTBlock can help short-term rental owners increase margins, save time and money by automating work flow, and most importantly, ensuring they have happy and returning customers.

Ongoing Case Study

Smart cars for ride sharing and rental car fleets

Partner: A regional rental car fleet company

We are working with a regional rental car fleet company that has transacted tens of thousands of car rentals across multiple sharing platforms to develop a cost-effective solution for remote car fleet management. Through this case study we hope to demonstrate that IoTBlock can help gig workers for ride sharing platforms and rental car fleet owners make their businesses more profitable and scalable.

Ongoing Case Study

Smart retail stores

Partner: A global IoT solutions company

We have been invited to partner with a global IoT solutions company to design use cases for a project involving hundreds of worker and cashier-less smart retail stores in Asia. We are looking into how a smart IoT device enabled store can improve customer experiences and increase business performance. In addition, we are looking for intersections between smart retail stores and the gig and sharing economy as many consumers are already accustomed to the customer experience of the latter through the on-demand ordering of meals and car rides.

How are we different?

Scalable, secure, trustless IoT
cross-chain communications

Here's how we compare to other popular blockchain platforms in the IoT space:

Blockchain Agnostic
Hardware Agnostic
Hardware ID Protocol Agnostic
Global Device Authentication
Cross-Chain Communication
Protocol Incentives (Mining)
Smart Contracts
Low System Construction Costs
Device/Network Attack Resistant n/a
Decentralized Governance n/a

Technical Documents

Learn more about the technology we are developing using the resources below:

Platform Features

Works with any IoT device, hardware identity protocol, or blockchain...

We are building a next-generation IoT framework to enable secure, killer IoT apps. Here's a high-level snapshot of our software archtiecture. Read our docs to learn more technical details.

Meet The Team

Denis Lam

CEO

  • Engineering @ UC Berkeley
  • Scaled a previous IoT company to $20M/year
  • Blockchain investor and researcher since 2017
  • Advisor of multiple blockchain projects
Michael Arbach

CTO

  • Studied Applied Math & Computer Science
  • Blockchain Architect @ KodakOne
  • Founder of WeGo, first ride sharing DApp
  • Blockchain coder and investor since 2014
Dr. Sanjeev Verma, PhD

Chief Scientist

  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Advisor & Enginering Leadership @ UC Berkeley
  • Principal Security Architect @ AMD & Samsung
  • 13 patents; 20+ years in cybersecurity, mobile, IoT
Richard Fushimi

Chief Architect

  • Financial & Electrical Engineering, Computer Science ASP Fellow @ MIT
  • Former COO/President @ SEGA Games
  • Former CEO of Rocket Internet
Binh Thai

CMO

  • Founder of Python Capital
  • Serial entrepreneur with multiple exits
  • Early investor in Ethereum
  • Blockchain investor and trader since 2015
Ramon Qiu

Head of Product

  • Management Science Engineering @ Stanford
  • Crowdfunded $37M+ in 2 weeks from 200k donors (aquired by GoFundMe)
  • Sharing economy expert: Founded sharing companies with $5M+ homes under management and 20,000+ car rentals
  • Crypto, stocks, and derivatives trader since 2011
Rachel Huo

Head of Operations

  • MS in Education Technology
  • Co-Founder of a social media app startup that completed $3M Series A
  • Investor @ Infinity VC
Leo Rong

Principal Engineer

  • Computer Science @ Stanford University
  • Former lead engineer at Splunk’s IoT Labs (NASDAQ:SPLK)
  • Former lead Engineer of a sharing economy D-App
Gene Oetomo

Lead Mobile Engineer

  • Computer Science @ Stanford University
  • 2nd iOS developer for Wish; grew app to 10M+ DAU (DHVC)
Lorna Qin

Lead UX/UI Engineer

  • Fine Arts & Computer Science @ U. of Waterloo
  • Product Design Lead at Wish
  • Former UI Engineer @ IBM

Meet The Advisors

Professor Chad Pieper, PhD

  • Professor @ Drexel & U. of Maryland, University College
  • PhD in Computer Science @ U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • DoD consultant and expert in cybersecurity, blockchain, and cryptocurrency
Fred Leung

  • CEO, AnApp Blockchain Technologies
  • MSEE Computer Engineering @ USC
  • 30+ years in consumer electronics, semiconductors, and IoT industries
  • 10 patents and 2x IPO experience
  • Founder, USB OHCI & IEEE1394A standard committees
Tugrul Firatli, PhD

  • PhD in Computer Science @ Chalmers U
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Co-Founder, TIBCO (NASDAQ:TIBX)
Rex Wong

  • Co-Founder, iVideoSmart (500M users)
  • 7 startups, 5 exits
  • Creator of Google AdSense (Applied Semantics Founding Investor)
Alex Rusnak

  • MBA @ Haas, UC Berkeley
  • MSc in Computer Science @ NTU Ukraine
  • Technical advisor of many blockchain projects
  • Background in private equity, venture capital, and early stage blockchain investing
  • Early investor in Bitcoin and Ripple
Douglas Park, JD, PhD

  • Public Speaker & Corporate Securities Attorney
  • PhD in Business @ Stanford University
  • JD @ U. of Michigan Law School
  • AB @ Harvard University

Our History and Roadmap

2004

Origin as a Hardware & RFID Device Manufacturer

We started as a hardware device manufacturing company that designed and produced industrial access control system parts and RFID smart cards.

2008

Origin as a Zigbee™ IoT Solutions Provider

We expanded our product line to manufacture and provide Zigbee-certified devices and solutions for smart homes, the complete and interoperable IoT solution, from open mesh network to the universal language that allows many smart objects to work together.

2009

RFID Solutions Product Line Expansion

We expanded our product line to manufacture RFID solutions including prelaminated smart chips and smart cards, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and High Frequency (HF) RFID inlay products, and OEM RFID labels and smart cards production equipment.

2013

Origin as a Cold Chain Logistics Solutions Provider for Food & Bio-Pharamaceutical Products

Cold chain logistics is the management of the flow of products from origin to destination in a temperature-controlled supply chain involving an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, distribution, and storage activities.

2015

Origin as a NFC & QR/Barcode IoT Solutions Provider

We expanded our product line to include NFC, QR code, and barcode solutions. Combining the use of RFID tags, consumers can enjoy a "smart" retail experience while business owners can automate inventory tracking or customer service.

2016

Origin as an IoT Healthcare Device Manufacturer

We expanded our product line to include the manufacturing of smart medical devices that pass some of the most stringent global medical device and healthcare safety certification standards.

2018 Q1

Origin as an IoT Blockchain Solutions Provider

We began assembling a highly talented team of blockchain architects and engineers from around the world to develop solutions that enable blockchain-based digital economy and decentralized IoT governance.

2018 Q2

Universal IoT Blockchain Database Testnet Release

Development of a globally accessible, public blockchain to catalogue the identity, health, accessibility metadata of IoT devices begins.

2018 Q3

Smart Contract & API Release

  • Search engine added
  • QR, barcode, serial number integration
  • VR database explorer added
  • Continued research and development
2018 Q4

Whitepaper & MVP Release

  • New website launch
  • Whitepaper release
  • Web/mobile app MVP release
2019 Q1

More smart contracts, wallet, and explorer release

2019 Q2

Sidechain protocol testnet release, improve network security and reliability, first dApp release

2019 Q3

Smart device SDKs, integration with smart devices

2019 Q4

Global launch, integration with more smart devices and dApps

2020+

Decentralized oracles network release

Our Partners and Investors

Here are some of our early stage strategic partners and investors.

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