Chinas largest retailer JD.com has launched a new blockchain technology platform for enterprise customers
The platform, called JD Blockchain Open Platform, is built on multiple underlying technologies, and enables customers to create and adjust smart contracts on public and private enterprise clouds with ease.
It can help companies streamline operational procedures such as tracking and tracing the movement of goods and charity donations, authenticity certification, property assessment, transaction settlements, digital copyrights, and enhance productivity.
The new platform is the latest expansion of JD’s Retail as a Service (RaaS) strategy, under which the ecommerce giant is opening its advanced technology and infrastructure to other companies and industries.
JD Blockchain Open Platform is designed with “one-click deployment” so it is accessible to enterprises even if they don’t have the capabilities to develop their own blockchain solutions.
JD Blockchain Open Platform, a BaaS platform, houses an application store that provides multiple blockchain bottom layers, tools and software that are developed in-house and by Independent Software Vendors (ISV).
implements stringent quality control over the offerings on the app store, enabling users to safely and conveniently customise their applications to suit their business needs.
The company will continuously enrich its application offerings by introducing more ISV and creating a robust ISV community on the platform.
“JD Blockchain Open Platform is a culmination of the expertise and experience in blockchain technology that we initially developed for our own operations, to provide more visibility to consumers,” said Jian Pei, head of big data and smart supply chain at JD.com. “As we continue to open our technology and infrastructure up to other companies, we are pleased to have CIPC as our first blockchain platform customer.”