欧空局 Business Applications and 空间 Solutions, under its Kick-Start Activity program, has awarded funding to 太空链 UK to further develop and identify commercial use-cases for its satellite blockchain technology.
欧空局’s Kick-start Activity Program is designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs and start-ups to explore thematic areas with promising business potential and to create new commercial services and applications relying on space assets and data. Successful Kick-start projects can be further developed with additional funding from 欧空局’的业务应用程序和空间解决方案。
太空链’s satellite blockchain technology is designed to bring more security to the transmission of digital currencies and smart contracts by using a distributed satellite network and multi-signature transactions. Thus far, 太空链 has developed an open-source operating system, and launched and flight-tested two blockchain nodes into space in the past 12 months.
“Multisignature transactions have been proven to be highly robust security measures for financial systems and we are very excited to be partnering with 欧空局 and expanding these security measures to the new space economy,” said 杰夫·加兹克, 太空链 co-founder and chief technology officer.
太空链 plans to collaborate with 英国Deimos 空间 whose expertise in flight systems, ground segment systems, space situational awareness, and satellite navigation make them an ideal partner.
“We look forward to a long-term partnership with Deimos, beginning with this 欧空局 project. Deimos has identified the innovations being developed by 太空链 as being enablers of a more robust EO data commercialisation platform. The fields of earth observation and remote sensing are ripe for distributed ledger technology innovation,” said 尼克·特鲁根（Nick Trudgen）, 太空链 chief commercial officer and UK office director.