Smart Contracts

Smart Contracts allow for a variety of new digital business models. They use the functionality of the blockchain to establish automatically running business relationships.

With the help of Smart Contracts, identities can be clearly identified. This can be relevant, for example, when a milestone has been reached in a supply chain, which then triggers a downstream process, as is the case with Trust, Track & Trace.

Business relations completely without third parties

One of the strongest arguments for the block chain technology is the high degree of transparency paired with unalterability and secure revision of the data. The sovereignty of the data always remains with the owner. Thus, the blockchain technology eliminates a central mediating instance reading the data exchange and storing the data in its own system according to its own standards. The transactions can be executed directly between two or more - even unknown - parties.

The role of the mediator, the trusted instance, is played by a smart contract that defines the rules of the game. Designed as a distributed app, interaction with the smart contract is possible from anywhere and does not require a central cloud platform from a provider, because the transaction data is stored directly in the blockchain in encrypted form.

Form strong partnerships

Companies can work better together to remain competitive without needing any intermediary.

Reduction of process costs

Automation and streamlining of business processes by reducing manual effort

No matter the level of digitization

DApps enable fail-proof digital collaboration without infrastructure costs

dbcp – Decentralized Business Communication Protocol

The Decentralized Business Communication Protocol, or dbcp for short, is a communication protocol in the interaction space of decentralized, open ecosystems.

The protocol was developed within the framework of a joint research project funded by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society. In addition to Join GmbH, LINDIG Fördertechnik GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT), Cooperative State University Gera-Eisenach (DHGE) and the Ernst Abbe University Jena (EAH) were involved in the research project.

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After the protocol has been developed and tested within the research project, it is available to any company.

Are Smart Contracts suitable for your business case?

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In a Discovery Workshop we get to know your problem and sketch out possible solutions with you. A well-rehearsed team with high process knowledge and the necessary start-up drive starts with a lean development process.

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Depending on your own availability, you can become part of the team to accompany the technical implementation, to immediately uncover unknown potentials, to determine interfaces to surrounding systems, and to test user experience.

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Join is is an open blockchain ecosystem on which every company can quickly and securely build its own business models and projects. It offers the basis for secure data exchange in flexible business partnerships without losing control over your own data.

The is operated and further developed as a consortial blockchain by the participating companies and thus, in contrast to many private chain solutions, has a truly decentralized architecture.