Big Four Auditing Firm KPMG Forms Strategic Alliance With Blockchain Firm Guardtime

Blockchain, News | February 21, 2019 By:

KPMG, a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, is working with blockchain software company Guardtime to help organizations harness the potential of blockchain technology.

The two parties will work with companies to help address complex business issues in the areas of supply chain, data rights management, compliance procurement, finance, identity management, cloud audit, migration governance and security. KPMG and Guardtime aim to provide strategy, assessment, as well as design and implementation services using KPMG’s blockchain enablement services.

“Guardtime’s clients are companies that want to transform their business and win in the digital domain,” said Michael Gault, CEO, Guardtime. “Partnering with KPMG’s blockchain enablement services makes the technology real and gives clients the ability to take them to market across many industries.”

Guardtime offers companies a blockchain platform that is scalable, industrial, and integrates easily into legacy business processes and applications. Its technology provides massive-scale data authentication without reliance on centralized trust authorities.

“Our alliance with Guardtime gives clients access to a secure digital platform,” said Arun Ghosh, KPMG’s National Blockchain leader. “KPMG’s deep business and technical experience along with Guardtime’s blockchain platform drives business transformation in areas that are encumbered with manual processes and where data accuracy, trust, and security are paramount.”