Business Networks beneﬁt from connectivity: connected customers, suppliers, banks, partners / cross geography & regulatory boundary. Wealth is generated by the ﬂow of goods & services across business network. Markets are central to this process: public (fruit market, car auction), or private (supply chain ﬁnancing, bonds)
Most common organisational data exchange pattern: structured data (DB) -> unstructured (file, message) -> network -> unstructured (file, message) -> structured data (DB).
Problem - Diﬃcult to monitor asset ownership and transfers in a trusted business network . Inefficient, expensive, vulnerable.