Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba group, has announced that its Blockchain as a Service (Baas) is now available in South East Asia, the US and Europe.

Alibaba Cloud BaaS only launched in China last August, and Alibaba says it has already successfully enabled development of blockchain applications in the public benefits system, logistics, and medical industries.

The expansion is a part of the cloud provider’s attempt to compete with other BaaS offerings from Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM.

Like other offerings, Alibaba Cloud BaaS helps customers build secure and stable environments for blockchain implementations without having to take on the cost or risk in-house. Alibaba Cloud says its service is “enterprise grade”.

“Our customers in China have already experienced the benefits from our BaaS platform and we are excited to extend this service to other enterprise customers all over the world,” said Yi Li, head of Alibaba Cloud’s Blockchain Service.

“We aim to become a technology partner that enables companies that wish to use blockchain to accelerate their digital transformation,” he added. See more...

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