It’s been a big month for blockchain.
- The Hyperledger consortium released the Fabric platform, a state-of-the-art configurable distributed ledger environment including a policy editor known as Composer.
- The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance was announced, being a network of businesses and Ethereum experts, aiming to define enterprise-grade software (and evidently adopt business speak).
- And IBM launched its new Blockchain as a Service at the Interconnect 2017 conference in Las Vegas, where blockchain was almost the defining theme of the event. A raft of advanced use cases were presented, many of which are now in live pilots around the world. Examples include shipping, insurance, clinical trials, and the food supply chain.