Slock.it

Internet of Things
Sharing economy, smart home (B2C, C2C, potentially B2B as well)

31st Mar 2017

Basic facts

Slock-it is a project at the intersection of the IoT and blockchain
Connect the blockchain to the physical world
Rent, sell or share anything „without a middle man“
Coordinated by the „Ethereum computer“
Start-up, founded in September 2015
Located in Mittweida, Germany
Status project: concept, Prototype (shown on MWC in 02/16)
In the areas of energy and mobility Slock-it is cooperating with Innogy (formerly: RWE)
Type of blockchain: public, Ethereum, smart contracts

Why Blockchain?

Transparancy, auditability and security properties
Slock.it aims to address security, identity, coordination and privacy over billions of devices.
Direct, cost-effective payments between objects, as well as doing away costly centralized server outlay

Future perspective:
Slock.it explores how Ethereum light nodes embedded in connected cars, homes, shared white goods, etc, could revolutionise the emerging Sharing Economy infrastructure by enabling anyone to rent, sell or share property without middleman.

Note

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