German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG has rolled out a customized security solution for blockchain applications that improves brand and consumer protection.
Called SECORA Blockchain, the new solution combines a tiny crypotochip with a radio antenna in a flat housing with a total thickness of max. 300µm. It can be attached barely visible behind a label or on the product itself and is hence easy to integrate. As a hardware-based solution, Infineon said SECORA Blockchain has a decisive advantage over other blockchain access options: It is protected against both hardware- and software-based attacks. The solution can be used for a wide range of products, from fashion and footwear to electronics or healthcare.
“The new SECORA Blockchain security solution is integrated into the branded product and connects to the blockchain via NFC technology – thus linking the real with the digital world,” the company said. “By storing information in the blockchain the manufacturer can document the authenticity of the product, feature a limited edition or demonstrate the sustainability of the production like e.g. its compliance with environmental standards. Consumers in turn can access the information stored in the blockchain via a mobile device and an app.”
According to Infineon, the information about manufacturer and product can be stored in the blockchain as individual data blocks that build on each other, allowing anyone to access the decentralized data register from anywhere. Besides origin, changes to the products, use of original spare parts or changes of ownership of limited collector’s items can be continuously documented.
SECORA Blockchain with SPA Package is now available in volume quantities. It supports cryptoschemes like Etherium, Bitcoin, ETR ERC-20. Additionally, Infineon’s Blockchain Security2Go starter kit enables blockchain designers to quickly develop easy-to-use access solutions for blockchain applications.
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