Root Blockchain employs a unique mechanism to increase the speed of transaction confirmation on the blockchain, while at the same time keeping the costs low. Only digital fingerprints of the actual transaction data are stored in the blockchain. Storage of the actual data itself is optional. If data storage is opted for, Root Blockchain provides a separate secure digital vault for encrypted data storage. How does the project create value to the ecosystem and differs from competing projects Root Blockchain offers several business models: Private Blockchain - Customers may choose to have their own dedicated blockchain, where only their transactions will reside. Consortium Blockchain - A private blockchain for two or more parties. Consortiums are ideal for linking customers and vendors. Secure, encrypted data storage is provided as an optional feature. This is linked to, but physically decoupled from the actual blockchain. The entire Root Blockchain offering is wrapped in an API layer which ensure that businesses can easily be up and running in a minimal timeframe.