The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), founded in August 2017, is a consortium of the foremost leaders in the trucking industry forging a path towards industry standards in blockchain use. All companies within BiTA share a unified mission of developing a standards framework, educating the market on blockchain applications, and encouraging the use of technology applications through exemplary implementation.
Our dues are annual and paid up-front for the entire year. Annual membership dues depend on how your company is classified and the size of your organization.
Membership includes access to a minimum of two annual events. 2018 events include the BiTA Spring Symposium in May and a fall event (information forthcoming). Our May 2018 event is focused on the launch of standards development, thought leadership, and informational sessions about blockchain technology and implementation.
Transportation companies are impacted by everything that happens in the industry and have a vested interest in the outcome of the technology. We encourage transportation service providers to join because their participation in standards design is critical to the success of the technology.
We also know that shipper supply-chains are impacted by their ability to get access to data from across the freight landscape. Blockchain promises to provide a chain-of-custody and usher in a world of full transparency.
Companies that service the industry have an opportunity to create new business offerings, channels, and commercial outcomes. As transactions go from being strictly analog to digital, companies that adopt blockchain standards created by the Alliance can create new revenue streams.
A lot of the issues that are brought up for blockchain to help solve involve working with a broad group of relationships. Whether it is technology, insurance, banking, finance, truck production, leasing, etc., chances are your offerings will intersect with our Alliance Members.
Innovation is the heartbeat of any emerging technology and startups are the soul. BiTA invites startups to participate as full members where they can enjoy collaboration, partnerships, networking, education and commercial outcomes. We are also building a platform to help startups find investors and capital.
At the core of what we do is research, education, and thought leadership. We have special programs established for Alliance partners that can further our reach and provide resources beyond our own organization.