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U.S. government working on supply chain interoperability

U.S. government working on supply chain interoperability and it’s an excellent news for Startin’blox!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate announced that three startups, Transmute, mesur.io, and Neoflow, have successfully completed real-time tests based on standards for exchanging supply chain data with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.. The significance of this achievement extends beyond the borders of the United States as they have implemented technologies compliant with the Verifiable Credential Data Model (VCDM) of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Linked Data (JSON-LD), and Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) from the W3C.

This is excellent news for Startin’blox, which sees the U.S. Department of Homeland Security using the same data standards as the French startup, actively working on data interoperability. The use of the Verifiable Credential Data Model (VCDM) is a key element, as it enables the verification of data reliability. Linked Data in the JSON-LD format plays an essential role by providing an API format for data exchange. Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are highlighted for authenticating users within a peer-to-peer ecosystem, an essential feature for data spaces where users can have their user account on the server that they trust.

It’s also a victory to see that Data Spaces are a global movement, extending well beyond the borders of the European Union. This trend resonates with similar initiatives, such as Beckn in India, and the work carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). We are living in exciting times as the data interoperability market experiences significant growth, offering numerous opportunities for Startin’blox and offering always more Data Sharing opportunities for companies.