BoAT Treasure Voyage | BoAT rides a New Wave of Digital Transformation for IoT + Blockchain Launch in Singapore Punggol Digital District!
aitos.io’s BoAT solution charts impressive trade routes to Southeast Asia for Singapore’s Punggol Digital District to construct a trusted digital base for Smart City expansion, combining the Internet of Things + Blockchain technologies!
During the recent FutureChina Global Forum 2021 event held in Singapore, a distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Xiao Feng, Chairman and General Manager of Wanxiang Blockchain, gave a speech noting some interesting conclusions: “Singapore’s long-term success has a lot to do with Singapore’s free port policy. In the current digital era, we need creative solutions, for example through designing digital free port, tech free port, technology buffer zone, and so on, and allows technologies to reconstruct the world order. Wanxiang Blockchain has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with JTC, a government agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, to build a trusted digital base for smart cities infrastructure based on the integration of “Blockchain + Internet of Things” technologies. This kick off took place on July 28th, 2021 during the opening ceremony for Singapore’s Punggol Digital District launch. Wanxiang Blockchain and the Jurong Group (JTC) announced their strategical cooperation. Wanxiang Blockchain plans to strategically work together with aitos.io, Juzix, and DataYes to mobilize a global ecosystem of resources to expand technological prowess, while exploring a mixture of blockchain-based FinTech solutions with Smart City innovations solutions at Singapore’s Punggol Digital District.
On July 28th, 2021, aitos.io’s Blockchain+IoT solution BoAT was unveiled during opening ceremonies for Singapore’s Punggol Digital District, together with Wanxiang Blockchain, will support Punggol Digital District to build a trusted digital foundation using IoT + Blockchain technologies and advance Singapore’s Smart City demo and Digital industry center in future.
This great undertaking to create the Punggol Digital District was the brain trust of collaborative efforts between an official agency from Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Jurong Group. This “Smart Digital District” will be equipped with advanced digital infrastructure to create an excellent innovative environment to encourage invention origination, livability, and business-friendly cooperation among cross-ecosystems to help Singapore embrace the digital age.
When constructing a Smart City, it begins with a systematic yet complex initial engineering stage, yet traditional smart cities tend to take the shape of a centralized, top-down architectural design phase, which quite often really doesn’t meet the rapidly changing city’s technological landscape, hence there is often a gap between the needs of urban development with the non-stop change from technological evolution. Additionally, it is not uncommon for Smart Cities to form data silos or island during the implementation level, which brings difficulties in collaboration and management. Thus, Smart City technology solutions will often require some basic technical knowledge and strong technical integration expertise.
The inner core strength of a Smart City depends heavily upon a deep foundation for digital trust from the ground up to evaluate the credibility of its basic structural integrity. Wanxiang Blockchain and aitos.io have united to symbolize a powerful collaboration to merge IoT with Blockchain technologies jointly for the development of the “PlatONE+BoAT IoT Data Empowerment Platform” This platform guarantees the credibility and security of the data on the blockchain from the source, concurrently, the consortium blockchain called PlatONE, jointly created by Wanxiang Blockchain and Juzix supports data privacy computing and security protection for cross-domain data circulation. These two underlying technology platforms can create a secure and reliable digital base for the digital infrastructure of smart cities and lay the foundation for efficient multi-party collaboration in urban governance and social and economic life.
During Q1, 2019, aitos.io officially launched an open source blockchain application framework called BoAT (short for Blockchain of AI Things), embedded into IoT modules to efficiently enable trusted data on-chain with blockchain services access. By Q4, 2019, aitos.io has initiated a Blockchain IoT Module Alliance jointly with mainstream IoT module manufactures. Currently, the at least a dozen very successful mainstream IoT module vendors releasing their own branded modules equipped with BoAT Blockchain IoT Module/Chip solution; we anticipate hundreds of millions of IoT modules and devices will be enabled to achieve trusted data on the blockchain and access to blockchain services. Within time aitos.io believes a "trusted digital base for millions of devices will be developed for this unlimited data market landscape." The BoAT moniker can be thought of as an “Ark to the Internet of Everything on the Blockchain”. BoAT’s mission is to credibly transport valuable data from the physical world into the new “digital” continent of the Blockchain World through digital transformation for the betterment of society.
aitos.io is a laser-focused software firm that has dedicated resources and energy to integrate and innovate usages for the Internet of Things + Blockchain ecosystems. Over these past two years, the BoAT has been optimized to capitalize on collaborative innovation of upstream/downstream industrial chain usage to help build out a secure and trusted "infrastructure" for the digital future.
aitos.io cooperates with industry leaders and partners, including Wanxiang Blockchain for Blockchain, IoT, and digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, privacy computing and 5G to promote an increasingly prosperous global "Internet of Things + Blockchain" industrial cooperation environment. From this teamwork effort and vision, the goal is to create a credible digital base for smart cities and help realize a low-carbon, high-efficiency and green future with cross-domain collaboration. Distributed cognitive intelligence will drive innovation and development with trustworthy intelligence to bridge the digital divide and achieve sustainable economic growth.
During the recent FutureChina Global Forum 2021, Mr. Leo Lin, CEO of aitos.io, was also invited to share his vision of Singapore’s Punggol Digital District, Smart City expansion and in his speech showed full confidence in the development potential and growth momentum of IoT and blockchain integration in Singapore and the whole ASEAN market. Leo added that the company has already made corresponding market investment and full preparations for the region. Leo noted that, “our goal is to allow more and more IoT devices to gain the the ability to access blockchain services through rapid transformation, and utilize the IoT with the data as it securely uploads data into the cloud; at the same time, an IoT device can also utilize the trusted upload of the data on the blockchain, thus making it possible to open and exchange the value of data. aitos.io will continue to optimize BoAT, to build a credible digital base for smart cities and for all walks of life, empower business innovation in application scenarios, and promote a true closed loop of data value.”
Up to this point in time, Wanxiang Blockchain, together with aitos.io, Juzix, and YesData along with other ecosystem partners, were ecstatic to reach a cooperative agreement with the Singapore government to invest and move forward. aitos.io will continue to leverage its leading advantages in integration of IoT and Blockchain technologies and industry to deepen the era of the Internet of “Everything”. The trusted digital base capability of the Internet of Things provides partners with an integrated solution for trusted data on Internet of Things devices, and now this cutting-edge technology is being applied to the Punggol Digital District, innovating smart life, promoting the construction of smart cities, and the innovative development of digital industrialization.
aitos.io is a technology start-up focusing on the integrated innovation of IoT and Blockchain. By combining its own rich resources in the IoT industry, aitos.io has raised the standard for an open-sourced blockchain application framework BoAT (Blockchain of AI Things) with delivered via IoT chipset and module to enable IoT devices quickly implement trusted data on-chain and access the blockchain services. At the end of 2019, aitos.io and nine mainstream cellular wireless module manufacturers jointly initiated the Blockchain IoT Module alliance, and successively released their own brands of BoAT blockchain module products. This resulted in hundreds of millions of IoT devices equipped with the capability of blockchain services access as a trusted entry of IoT+Blockchain application. aitos.io’s vision is to leverage an alliance of global IoT vendors to empower them to tap the value of applications and data.
At the beginning of the project launch in the end of 2018, aitos.io received angel investment from the IoT industry expert group and strategic investment from Wanxiang Blockchain. In December 2018, aitos.io was awarded membership into ARM Accelerator Camp. In June 2019, aitos.io emerged as the founding member of China Unicom IoT and Wanxiang Blockchain IoT+Blockchain Joint Innovation Center. In November, aitos.io became a empowerment partner of Microsoft’s AI and IoT Lab . In August 2020, aitos.io transitioned into Tencent’s Blockchain Accelerator program as the first member. In February 2021, aitos.io joined RISC-V International as strategic member and initiated to form new Blockchain SIG (special interest group). In April, aitos.io initiated 1st China technical requirements standards for trusted blockchain access of IoT terminals.