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Welcome to 'Certificate Mate'

Sharing authenticated and encrypted data with only those you choose, leveraging core BlockChain features.

Certificate Mate utilises Block Chain Distributed Ledger Technology to create a REVOLUTIONARY Certification process for any compliance application.

Do away with paper base certification. 

Paper certificates are cumbersome, open to fraudulent activity and inefficient to audit.

Certificate Mate utilises block chain technology to create certificates and a certification verification system that is secure, tamper proof, and revolutionise the record keeping processes.

No database or additional IT infrastructure required.


Product Overview

Block Chain Mate utilises Block Chain Distributed Ledger Technology to create a REVOLUTIONARY Certification process for any compliance application. Read more about BlockChain Mate's CertificateMate and Asset Passport Products.

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Industry Solutions

See how BlockChain Mate "Certificate Mate" and "Asset Passport” solutions can facilitate the rejuvenation and a refreshed approach to compliance in almost every sector (commercial, not so commercial - and even government). It just may help you save a life!

1. Certificate Mate - Competence Passport - Maritime »

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Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Learn more about Blockchain technology and understand the Distributed Ledger concepts and the value proposition.

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Distributed Ledger Solutions
solving global problems today!

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Absolute Security

Certificate Mate generates secure certificates for all applications by assigning a cryptographically unique fingerprint of the data to BCM’s immutable, distributed ledger. This immutable data serves as a “proof of existence” and source of truth for all future business processes.

Certificate Mate is an irreversible publishing engine (write once, never erase). Certificate Mate removes the need for blind trust by providing precise, verifiable, and immutable audit trail.

Seamless Auditing

Rather than muddling through folder after folder of certificates and compliance documents, auditors can simply scan the unique asset identifier (typically a QR or bar code) to access the Certificate Mate asset passport, which displays the current (and past) certificate and certification / compliance history of the asset. 

A perfect solution for industry and audit organisations alike.


No additional ICT Infrastructure required

- Device Agnostic

- No requirement for traditional database infrastructure

BlockChain Mate creates certificates that are “stored” over distributed servers.  This alleviates the need for your own dedicated servers to store and organise certificates!

This is one of the great features of Blockchain and distributed ledgers.  Although distributed ledger technology is a key security feature of BlockChain – it also eliminates the need for your own dedicated server and storage – all your certificates are distributed in secure “pieces” worldwide – and you and your approved users are able to access your Certificates (or other BlockChain Mate products such as the Asset Passport). 

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Our Team

BlockChainMate is a Melbourne based startup unlocking the value out of blockchain technology

What started as an idea to prove the verity of vintage wines....grew into an indea to revolutionise Certificate based Compliance solutions for industry!! We’ll get to the wine one way or another....

BlockChainMate will be the standard solution for creating a block chain passport by applying block chain technology for supply chain verification, asset certification and compliance applications.

Aaron McMurray

Aaron is an experienced Business Strategy Professional who has experience with a number of public listed companies in Australia and Europe.

Aaron has a vast “knowledge bank” - from a varied professional background – originally as a seagoing Naval Officer and corporate experience in Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing in Europe and Australia.

Aaron is able to quickly identify opportunities for value creation – especially strategic positioning to maximise opportunities with new technology.

Adam Crook

Adam holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a MBA, and is currently a Program Director/Manager at ANZ.

Adam is a specialist in leading project teams in complex technology environments and has been involved in leading successful technology deployment in his current role, and for other large companies including Telstra. Adam has significant expertise in knowledge and information management, and security requirements. Adam is a blockchain subject matter expert, and will provide the technical oversight and product architect role to this project.

Our Vision

At Block Chain Mate, we think that offering Block Chain Services – and particularly Block Chain as a Service (BaaS) can facilitate the rejuvenation and approach to compliance in almost every sector (commercial, not so commercial  - and even government..) in our society.

Our experiences in a variety of industries have led us to this. Conversations with colleagues. Conversations with Auditors. Conversations with most involved in compliance, paper trails, demands of legislation – have alluded to needing a product to make it easier and perhaps even more enjoyable.

We see blockchain and distributed technology as much more than the technique that is the foundation of BITCOIN and other crypto currencies. It is by nature a classic disruptive technology in that it lowers the sophistication required to achieve higher levels of performance than exists in the market today.

Our proof of concept demonstrates that BlockChain Mate has the potential to add real value to both the organisations remaining compliant and the efficiency of those auditing them.

However, business process innovation will be required. We have the techniques and the technology.  We hope we can work with you to make it happen.

Compliance exists for a reason. More than just saving a $. 

Making it easy and fun just may save a life!

Blockchain Theory

BlockChain 101.

Blockchain is the technology that underpins the Distributed Ledgers.  So before we look at Blockchain in a little more detail, let’s have a look at the concept of “Distributed Ledgers”. 

Distributed Ledgers 

Ledgers have been at the heart of commerce since ancient times and are used to record many things, most commonly assets such as money and property. They have moved from being recorded on clay tablets to papyrus, vellum and paper. However, in all this time the only notable innovation has been computerisation, which initially was simply a transfer from paper to bytes. Now, for the first time algorithms enable the collaborative creation of digital distributed ledgers with properties and capabilities that go far beyond traditional paper-based ledgers.  

distributed ledger is essentially an asset database that can be shared across a network of multiple sites, geographies or institutions. All participants within a network can have their own identical copy of the ledger. Any changes to the ledger are reflected in a matter of seconds. The assets can be financial, legal, physical or electronic. The security and accuracy of the assets stored in the ledger are maintained cryptographically through the use of ‘keys’ and signatures to control who can do what within the shared ledger. Entries can also be updated by one, some or all of the participants, according to rules agreed by the network. 

Underlying this technology is the ‘block chain’, which was invented to create the peer-to-peer digital cash Bitcoin in 2008. Block chain algorithms enable Bitcoin transactions to be aggregated in ‘blocks’ and these are added to a ‘chain’ of existing blocks using a cryptographic signature. The Bitcoin ledger is constructed in a distributed and ‘permissionless’ fashion, so that anyone can add a block of transactions if they can solve a new cryptographic puzzle to add each new block.  

But the technology is not about Bitcoin

It is about the algorithmic technologies that enable Bitcoin and their power to transform ledgers as tools to record, enable and secure an enormous range of transactions. So the basic block chain approach can be modified to incorporate rules, smart contracts, digital signatures and an array of other new tools.  

Distributed ledger technologies have enormous potential in a variety of public and commercial applications. They canto help governments to collect taxes, deliver benefits, issue passports, record land registries, assure the supply chain of goods and generally ensure the integrity of government records and services. In the public health sector, the technology offers the potential to improve health care by improving and authenticating the delivery of services and by sharing records securely according to exact rules. For the consumer of all of these services, the technology offers the potential, according to the circumstances, for individual consumers to control access to personal records and to know who has accessed them.  

Existing methods of data management, especially of personal data, typically involve large legacy IT systems located within a single institution. To these are added an array of networking and messaging systems to communicate with the outside world, which adds cost and complexity. Highly centralised systems present a high cost single point of failure. They may be vulnerable to cyber-attack and the data is often out of sync, out of date or simply inaccurate.  

In contrast, distributed ledgers are inherently harder to attack because instead of a single database, there are multiple shared copies of the same database, so a cyber-attack would have to attack all the copies simultaneously to be successful. The technology is also resistant to unauthorised change or malicious tampering, in that the participants in the network will immediately spot a change to one part of the ledger. Added to this, the methods by which information is secured and updated mean that participants can share data and be confident that all copies of the ledger at any one time match each other.  

Applications in Business 

BLockChainMate has been quick to appreciate the possibilities for business. Distributed ledgers can provide new ways of assuring ownership and provenance for goods and intellectual property.  

Remember - This is not about Bitcoin. 

Let BlockChainMate show you the possibilities in your business. 

"Cross border, multi agency, time stamped with write privileges and cryptography- a blockchain based solution is perfect for International Maritime Certification."
Adam Crook
CTO Blockchain Mate
"The maritime industry is crying out for this - great for the individual seafarers, and for the shipping and manning companies. Great for administrators both ingovernment and training organisations as it improves customer service levels whilst reducing administration!"
Aaron McMurray
SVP Business Develeopment
"Electronic certification will take some getting used to - but blockchain based certification is the future and it has arrived..."
Andre Williams
Blockchain Evangelist


Great Question. It depends on your industry and application.

If TRUST AND ROBUSTNESS aren’t an issue there nothing that BlockChain Mate can help you achieve that a regular database cannot.

A blockchain is a database in a sense – it uses a distributed architecture that doesn’t require a central administrator. This is because every blockchain “transaction” contains their own prof of validity and own proof of authorisation, instead of requiring centrally imposed logic to enforce constraints. The contents of a typical database are stored in the memory of a disk of a particular computer system, and anybody with sufficient access to that system can destroy or corrupt the data within. As a result, the moment you entrust your data to a regular database, you also become dependent on the HUMAN organization in which that database resides.

Blockchains are locked down by clever cryptography, which removes the HUMAN element from data storage. Once the data is written - it cannot be unwritten. Only added to. So you can see a longitudinal history of all the data added to the particular blockchain. Perfect for propriety. Perfect for Certification. Perfect for asset history and chain of compliance.

Blockchains have extreme fault tolerance – they are indestructible. This stems from their built in redundancy. From 2 to 9 (even more) distributed “nodes” - each node processes every transaction – so no individual node is crucial to the database as a whole. As nodes link together in a peer-to-peer fashion, many communication links can fail before things grind to a halt. The blockchain ensures that nodes that “go down” can always catch up on transactions missed due to equipment / communication link down time.

While regular databases require replication and sophistication in equipment and process to achieve replication – block chains take this to a whole new level.

For a start – no replication is required. It is inherent in distributed ledger technique (aka block chain) that node set up is the redundancy / replication.

With regular databases, high availability is achieved through a combination of expensive infrastructure and data recovery process. Whilst we won’t discuss database and data centre design and economics here – the cost is high and the opportunity cost of downtime (fiscally and reputational) is equally as high…

Blockchains may have, say, 10 blockchain nodes running in different continents, all on cheaper commodity hardware. The nodes connect to each other sharing transactions on a peer-to-peer basis and use the “blockchain” to achieve consensus on the dataset. End users generating or mining the transactions may only need 3 of the nodes so it doesn’t matter if some of the nodes go down or disappear – it will have no effect.

So Block Chains and BlockChain Mates Certificate Mate are ideal for Certification, Chain of Compliance data trails and Audit Trails. Blockchain Mate brings premium and world class trust and sophistication within reach of all level of users due to the very nature of blockachain.

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BlockchainMate Pty Ltd.
PO BOX 1467
St Kilda South Post Shop
Victoria AUSTRALIA 3182
P: +61 499 731 615

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