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ChainForce


Let's explore Blockchain together.

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ChainForce


Let's explore Blockchain together.

About ChainForce

ChainForce empowers innovators to seek out disruption and unlock opportunities using blockchain technology. 

ChainForce is run by Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), a division of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving 236 million customers across 220 countries.

Based in San Francisco, we thrive on collaboration, working closely with startups and a network of corporate partners to participate in pilot programs, co-development, and an open exchange of ideas which foster innovation. 

ChainForce is designed to be a catalyst for collaboration between corporate partners and startups to explore and expand on opportunities brought by the blockchain.

ChainForce Team

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Areas of Interest

We are exploring novel uses of blockchain in:

  • Digital Identity
  • Internet of Things
  • Provenance
  • Insurance
  • Supply chain
  • Utility/Energy Management

If you are interested in collaborating, we want to hear from you. We accept ChainForce participants on an ongoing basis. Tell us about your company and ideas. and we'll be in touch.

How It Works

The ChainForce Team brings together innovative blockchain startups and forward-thinking corporations for short-term, collaborative pilot projects.  Corporations and Startups work with ChainForce to develop blockchain related proofs of concepts useful for their businesses. The development cycle takes about 8 - 12 weeks.

The ChainForce Team brings together innovative blockchain startups and forward-thinking corporations for short-term, collaborative pilot projects. 

Corporations and Startups work with ChainForce to develop blockchain related proofs of concepts useful for their businesses. The development cycle takes about 8 - 12 weeks.

Corporations and Innovation groups get the opportunity to work with ground-breaking entrepreneurs. Once a project is defined, we identify best in-class technology startup and select that best fit for proof of concept. Contact us to learn more about how we could collaborate.

Corporations and Innovation groups get the opportunity to work with ground-breaking entrepreneurs. Once a project is defined, we identify best in-class technology startup and select that best fit for proof of concept.

Contact us to learn more about how we could collaborate.

Interested startups should sign up to participate in the ChainForce initiative so as to understand engagement opportunities. If you are a startup working on blockchain related projects, send us your information and we'll be in touch.

Interested startups should sign up to participate in the ChainForce initiative so as to understand engagement opportunities.

If you are a startup working on blockchain related projects, send us your information and we'll be in touch.

What We Offer

Tell your story with a tier one network operator. Once we achieve something together, we’ll tell a compelling story to our Corporate partners, to media,  at industry events, and to investors. Typical co-marketing efforts include a demo product, joint press release, and brief white paper describing the product.  

Tell your story with a tier one network operator. Once we achieve something together, we’ll tell a compelling story to our Corporate partners, to media,  at industry events, and to investors.

Typical co-marketing efforts include a demo product, joint press release, and brief white paper describing the product.

 

Our network of Global 500 corporate partners includes organizations from every major industry. We can help source the right business networking opportunities, Business Development connections, and relevant proofs of concepts to test your product in real-world scenarios.

Our network of Global 500 corporate partners includes organizations from every major industry.

We can help source the right business networking opportunities, Business Development connections, and relevant proofs of concepts to test your product in real-world scenarios.

Build your Minimum Viable Blockchain App (MVBA) in 8-12 weeks. We provide the introductions, limited development resources as well as business cases from our corporate partners that will help orient the development. Experience world-class mentorship along the way.

Build your Minimum Viable Blockchain App (MVBA) in 8-12 weeks. We provide the introductions, limited development resources as well as business cases from our corporate partners that will help orient the development.

Experience world-class mentorship along the way.

Some ways to use the blockchain

The international counterfeit drug market is estimated to be $200 billion a year. blockchain based technology can help verify the product origin and track the movement of items across a supply chain in order to prevent counterfeit drugs from reaching consumers.

The international counterfeit drug market is estimated to be $200 billion a year. blockchain based technology can help verify the product origin and track the movement of items across a supply chain in order to prevent counterfeit drugs from reaching consumers.

The price of electricity varies based on demand. Smart grids and smart appliances can utilize blockchain based technology to define programmable contracts and schedule the operation of appliance to optimize costs.

The price of electricity varies based on demand. Smart grids and smart appliances can utilize blockchain based technology to define programmable contracts and schedule the operation of appliance to optimize costs.

Use a blockchain to create a single, tamper-proof, auditable, sharable database that can prove existence of documents, verify their use in document-dependent processes, and synchronize data among all stakeholders (e.g. title records, EMR).

Use a blockchain to create a single, tamper-proof, auditable, sharable database that can prove existence of documents, verify their use in document-dependent processes, and synchronize data among all stakeholders (e.g. title records, EMR).

Use smart-contract enabled blockchains to automate and reduce costs of processes that depend upon business logic ordinarily conducted by third parties involving siloed data.

Use smart-contract enabled blockchains to automate and reduce costs of processes that depend upon business logic ordinarily conducted by third parties involving siloed data.

Represent physical assets and their ownership as tokens on a blockchain, making them cryptographically secure and ownership easily provable.

Represent physical assets and their ownership as tokens on a blockchain, making them cryptographically secure and ownership easily provable.

According to the World Bank, there are estimated to be 1.5 billion people who do not have an official proof of their legal identity. Blockchain based identity solutions could offer a cost effective, scalable digital identity. 

According to the World Bank, there are estimated to be 1.5 billion people who do not have an official proof of their legal identity. Blockchain based identity solutions could offer a cost effective, scalable digital identity. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the ChainForce Initiative?           
    • ChainForce is an Orange Silicon Valley Initiative that helps Orange corporate partners and internal stakeholders to have hands-on engagement with blockchain based technology startups. At ChainForce, our partners explore various business cases and build proof of concepts and potentially create business engagement. 
  • What did Orange Silicon Valley’s create a ChainForce initiative?
    • At Orange Silicon Valley we believe in the exploration of the potential long-term value and power of the blockchain. We’re developing the expertise and ecosystem access to be part of this exciting new solution. We want to explore blockchain together.
  • We are a startup, do we get paid for co-development with you?
    • Our partners can cover some of the costs incurred  to build proofs of concepts. Depending on the engagement, Orange Silicon Valley can also help, on a limited basis with additional resources. 
  • Who owns IP when proof of concepts are built?
    • As part of the agreement, each party (Startup, Orange Silicon Valley and our Corporate partner) bring their IP and exchange ideas. If the technology startup creates new IP during the proof of concept, they own it and agree to provide a royalty free license for a period of one year to the other parties.
  • What happens after the Proof of Concept?
    • At the conclusion of a successful proof of concept, all parties retain access to it for a period of one year. There may be additional opportunities for public and private demonstrations and to generate PR. As a next step,all parties may directly negotiate continued engagements.
  • We  are  interested, How can we participate?
    • We accept ChainForce participants on an ongoing basis. Contact us and tell us about your company and ideas. We will be in touch.