An Open Registry
for the Internet of Things
We envision a future where every product has a unique & interoperable digital identity.
Chronicled Open Source provides a toolkit that allows any brand, physical IP creator, product authenticator / customizer, or individual to assign a secure digital identity to a physical object by embedding an encrypted microchip and linking it to a blockchain record.
All software published on the Chronicled Open Source platform will be licensed under the Apache License, and will be freely available for open use.
This project will operate under principles of openness, transparency, and respect of community participation.
Chronicled is initially playing the role of project sponsor, but, the intent is to make available a fully open source system as a public good that lives on the blockchain, with participation from many partners and brands and without any dependency on Chronicled.
Why encrypted microchips?
Serial numbers, QR codes, UPC codes, bar codes, and other unique identification systems can all be cloned or copied. Currently the global market for fake and counterfeit products is $1.8T—which is 10% of the U.S. gross domestic product. This is an enormous problem for Brands today.
The distribution of 2B+ mobile devices means the world is ready to interact with the physical environment of products everywhere, but, without a strong digital identity embedded in each product, progress will be much slower than is possible.
Interoperability in IoT
The consumer IoT is progressing, and many large Brands are experimenting with adding microchips to consumer and luxury products. However, without a common registry and authentication protocol, major interoperability issues and roadblocks will ensue for Brands, developers, and consumers.
Learn about the NFC and BLE microchips and how to get them.
Add microchips to your products and register them to the Open Registry.
See how brands and developer can build interactivity with microchips.