Ant Financial has begun testing its own blockchain platform designed to support small and medium-sized businesses.
Ant Technology and Business Innovation DirectorFinancia Geely Lee has announced the launch of the Ant Blockchain Open Alliance corporate platform, which is due to launch in three months. According to him, the project is designed to help enterprises reduce costs, expand their market presence and customer base.
Although the blockchain platform will be open to developers and organizations, but the company will be careful about the choice of nodes,to provide high network reliability. Therefore, when considering operators, preference will be given to reputable educational and certified institutions.
Partners will be selected on the basis of industry affiliation, regardless of the actual geographical location. Management has not yet named potential members of the consortium.
Recall that in March, Alibaba Group signed an agreement with the software developer Aerospace Information on strategic cooperation in the development of blockchain and cloud computing.