IG1175 Trust and Traceability in Digital Ecosystems R18.5.1
- Maturity level: Level 4 - Forum Approved
This document addresses Blockchains for Telecom, Media, e-Game Providers, SW Creative Asset Royalties, IPR Trust & Traceability. The Media and Telecom industries want to profit from Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology’s intrinsic characteristics – collective distributed and decentralized implementation and control; improved trust that is borne by the ecosystem instead of a single trustee; scalability to improve the way the ecosystem works; eliminating the use of any unnecessary “man-in-the-middle” (e.g. any unnecessary Intermediary) in the ecosystems.
However, Blockchain is an emerging technology and gaps need to be bridged in the standardization space, which makes interoperability difficult. In some use cases, a service may cross various types of Blockchain platforms, supporting various ecosystems. Defining requirements and guidance for touch points will help to mitigate/eliminate inconsistencies in development and implementation.