After a three month testing period, featuring more than 2,000 developers, and thousands of transaction blocks, the IBM Starter Plan is ready for general release.
The new Starter Plan is accessible in 10 different languages, including English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese.
Single click deployment
IBM describes its blockchain platform as being able to help “companies quickly get started as they transform the way business is done across industries,” by providing “a secure test environment, suite of education tools and modules and one-click network provisioning.”
Developers will be able to take advantage of an end-to-end environment built on the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework.
Jerry Cuomo, vice-president of blockchain technology at IBM commented – “Starter is to provide the developers and test environment with single click deployment to enable an aspiring blockchain developer to get started.
When we put it out there as a beta in March of this year we saw very quick and significant adoption. We had over 2000 smart contract contributors, developers building contracts on the platform and deploying smart contracts of every variety imaginable.”
Several of the companies already on-board include Mediaocean and Global Debt Registry.
Mediaocean automates digital media advertising buys using the new IBM platform, creating a solution for companies who see millions of advertising dollars go astray in intermediary fees as well as non-working media.
Write blockchain code easily and quickly
Starting by building a simulation network using the IBM Starter Plan, Mediaocean then migrated to IBM’s enterprise version of its pilot blockchain platform.
Global Debt Registry aims to assist institutional investors and lenders manage risk and improve efficiency and pricing by offering a solution that guarantees the integrity of a loan asset.
Using the IBM Starter Plan, Global Debt Registry implemented Hyperledger Composer to write blockchain code easily and quickly.
The eventual aim is to create a transparent and immutable record which would assist loan providers by alleviating the risk of double-pledged assets.
The IBM Starter Plan was introduced as an avenue for anyone to be able to access the advantages of the IBM Blockchain Platform, no matter their understanding of the technology itself.
“The Starter Plan is a great place to start because it offers low cost and high value, with the tools we provide on top of open source,” Jerry Cuomo concluded.
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