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(3.20.17) Silicon Republic: IBM debuts commercial blockchain-as-a-service platform

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Blockchain may have started out as the technology that underlined the transaction process of bitcoin, but the distributed ledger platform is now being heralded as a game-changer within multiple sectors, from finance to supply chain management.

Now, in a bid to make its technology one of the frontrunners in the commercial world, IBM has debuted a blockchain platform it is simply calling IBM Blockchain.

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(3.20.17) Cointelegraph: IBM Blockchain Goes Live at Las Vegas Interconnect

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Las Vegas’ Interconnect conference is the scene for IBM unveiling its Hyperledger-based Blockchain application Monday.

The finished product, IBM Blockchain, is a one-stop shop for tailored networks allowing up to one thousand transactions per second.

Confirming the release, the company described it as the “first enterprise-ready Blockchain service based on Hyperledger.”

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(3.20.17) The Register: Like a BaaS: IBM offers Blockchain as a Service

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IBM’s fortunes are set to change, we’re sure of it. After 20 straight quarters of sales decline, the business has launched Blockchain-as-a-Service.

IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service for the building of “tailor-made blockchain solutions” on the IBM Cloud. According to Big Blue, customers could even trade paper using its BaaS, as an insightful video shows.

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(3.20.17) Reuters: IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service

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International Business Machines Corp has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation.

The U.S. technology company said on Monday its new product called IBM Blockchain was the first service for developers to build enterprise-grade technology using Hyperledger Fabric, the first code set to be released by the open source group.

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(3.20.17) Forbes: IBM and Hyperledger Launch Enterprise-Ready Blockchain

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IBM today announced the new release of IBM Blockchain the first enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0.

Although some tech experts had predicted blockchain systems would not be operational for several years, some blockchains have been operational, mostly on a small scale, for several years. The technology, which links transactions or records in chains of immutable blocks so new transactions or changes in ownership are recorded by adding to the chain while leaving previous records intact, is being used in financial services such as custody or tracking shares transactions in private equity, and in supply chains plus for tracking food from farms to stores.

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(3.20.17) International Business Times: IBM Blockchain rolls out with beefed up cloud security and digital identity announcement

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IBM Blockchain is open for business with the announcement of security enhancements within its cloud environment to coincide with the release of Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0.

IBM is also announcing a blockchain-based KYC and digital identity system with SecureKey and a number of Canadian banks, as well as partnership with Beijing Energy-Blockchain Labs to deploy the first carbon assets development platform based on Hyperledger Fabric.

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