After announcing in late 2018 that it would partner with IBM in a joint blockchain initiative, American tech giant Seagate has entered the pilot state of its project, Forbes reported Tuesday.
The project is designed to fight counterfeit hard disk drives. Seagate is using IBM’s blockchain platform, and also working with them as a hard drive customer. According to the Forbes article, Seagate research group managing technologist of data security Manuel Offenberg said that proof-of-concept wrapped up earlier this year.
Offenberg also said that an executive review is complete, and the next step will be starting the pilot program. Seagate hasn’t started the pilot yet, but recently got approval to go ahead with it. The two will combine to use the Hyperledger Fabric program, one of the main players in blockchain.