Simba Chain, a blockchain startup supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (in English Agency for advanced defense research projects, DAPRA), signed another contract with the United States government.
Simba chain, one of the “favorite” companies of the US military authorities Like the Air Force and Navy, it will soon build a blockchain project for the U.S. Department of Defense. (DOD). This project from $ 200,000 has the aim to develop a proof of concept of a blockchain-based system for the secure management of the research and development files of the DOD. The award is a Phase I contract within the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), which encourages small businesses to participate in federal research with marketing potential.
Potential additional $ 1 million contract
As reported, Simba Chain will develop the well-known project ALAMEDA (Authenticity ledger for verifiable military data access the company announced this May 12th.
ALAMEDA is programmed on started on June 1, 2020 and put into operation on September 30, 2020. If the project is successful, phase I would serve as the basis for a possible contract for $ 1 million phase II of the SBIR for its later marketing, the company said. For Simba Chain You need to create a unique system using blockchain technology efficient transfer of scientific documents and data related to RD
The design of this system would preserve the authenticity and origin of around 4.5 million documents for 4,000 users from the DOD Defense Technical Information Center, the company said.
Joel Neidig, CEO of Simba Chain, emphasized that the new blockchain project aims to “exclude bad actors from third parties and otherwise enable direct, secure connections between trusted sources”.
The platform uses a variety of blockchains
The Simba Chain platform supports a variety of blockchains, including Ethereum, Quorum from JPMorgan, RSK (based on BTC), Stellar and Hyperledger from IBM. Also Simba Chain developed Azure from Microsoft, a cloud platform.
Since its foundation in 2017 Simba Chain has signed several contracts with the United States government. The company was originally founded out of a DARPA award to develop a secure platform for unlocking, sending messages and transactions for the U.S. military.
A California Navy United States research group was established in February 2020 signed a $ 10 million contract with Simba Chain Development of a secure messaging platform for the Ministry of Defense. The U.S. Air Force previously selected Simba Chain as a technology partner to work together to develop the block-based supply chain.