What is Chainkit?
Chainkit is an easy API to add Blockchain certified integrity to your apps in just 5 minutes, with great documentation and sample code provided for popular programming languages and frameworks. No blockchain to learn, no nodes to manage, no wallets to set up. Just register() and verify() the integrity of any data, files, or events, and we take care of the rest.
How does Chainkit work?
Developers add chainkit.register() to their apps or platforms, sending a digital fingerprint of any file, string, data, code, event, messages, or other digital items where they want to be able to prove integrity. Later, you can call chainkit.verify() to certify the integrity of that item. Because we use digital fingerprints, your actual data stays safe inside your own apps and is never transferred to PencilDATA. Click here to learn how we use digital fingerprints.
What are the use cases for Chainkit?
Regulated industries and data such as insurance, healthcare, financial services, legal, and human resources are subject to many compliance and audit requirements around data integrity. Being able to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a particular file or other data is original, authentic, and tamper-free is absolutely critical for regulated data. Other use cases include administrators or developers looking to prove they have clean hands, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, and other situations where data and process integrity has tremendous business value. We’ve also used Chainkit to build a fully-integrated solution for Salesforce.com that’s available in the Salesforce AppExchange, and requires no coding.
Why would I use Chainkit instead of Blockchain directly?
Blockchain is essentially a database without update or delete capabilities. Ask yourself- do you interface directly with the databases you use? Or do you use an abstraction layer? We’ve built what we believe to be the worlds most advanced (and Patent-Pending) abstraction layer for Blockchain, and our API supports many blockchains such as public Ethereum and private Hyperledger-based chains, all through the same chainkit.register() and chainkit.verify() API calls. We take care of all of the complexity, and keep up with the endless changes happening in Blockchain technology to present you with our simple API. If that wasn’t enough, we also insulate you from the risk of picking the “wrong” chain technology, because you’re able to switch to any supported chain by changing just 1 word in your API calls. The question you should be asking isn’t why would you use Chainkit, but why would you try and use blockchain directly?
What are people saying about Chainkit?
Smart people are saying great things about Chainkit, and we can’t wait to add you to our list of happy users 🙂
“The PencilDATA team spent a lot of time listening to the blockchain needs of large enterprises. Chainkit is more than an API for blockchain, it’s an enterprise-grade data integrity solution that’s been built to meet even the most strict audit and compliance requirements.”
– Andy Nallappan – Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Broadcom Limited
“Chainkit delivers the strong data integrity features of blockchain in an easy to use API. Our recent projects have been able to avoid the cost and time building and managing custom smart contracts by using Chainkit.”
– Rich Miller, CEO, Telematica, Chainsight
How is Chainkit priced, and how do I get started?
We charge for registrations and verifications in Chainkit. You can get started with a free trial for 14 days that includes 1000 registration or verification events, and after your free trial, developer sandbox accounts are available for only $10/month. Production-grade Chainkit pricing is based on the volume of registrations, with tiered pricing and volume discounts available. We haven’t found a use case that’s too big for our platform, but if you have questions, please contact us.