April 6, 2018 By Mark Castle 2 min read

IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan now in Beta

What is the IBM Blockchain Platform?

Blockchain’s ability to facilitate trust at scale, without intermediaries, is fundamentally transforming how businesses and individuals transact with one another. Trusted transactions can dramatically reduce dispute resolution time, cut costs, and add security to transactions. Using blockchain, institutions can achieve greater collective value than any institution alone.

IBM Blockchain Platform addresses these business needs and provides a platform for industry disruptors to continue to innovate. The platform now offers multiple membership plans, allowing users to develop a solution through it’s entire life-cycle, from proof-of-concept all the way to enterprise and support.

Introducing the Starter Plan

With blockchain, we enter a new age of collaboration. Decentralizing development, multiple organizations can work collaboratively to design and build blockchain solutions. The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan was created to remove the barrier to entry, encouraging any developer – whether enterprise, start-up, academic, experienced, or novice – can begin the blockchain journey to disrupt their industry.

Starter Plan provides a preconfigured network of two members with a peer each, for proof-of-concept testing and develop their MVP. Along with a kick-starter network, creators can simulate a multi-organization network for more complex business solutions.

Starter Plan gives users easy access to blockchain’s most popular development tools, including the online playground, a development environment, and tutorials to help build a business network definition using Hyperledger Composer. Business networks allow business logic to be coded into the operation of a blockchain solution. The IBM Blockchain Platform allows users to purchase support services as needed for low-cost proof-of-concept or basic pilot development, before moving to a more mature Enterprise Plan environment.

Sign up for the Beta Now

We invite cloud users to develop their business case with IBM Blockchain Platform, Starter Plan. A beta of the Starter Membership Plan is now available for free. Find it here, or through searching “blockchain” in the Cloud Catalog.

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