Tech Bureau, the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software service and development company, and Sakura Internet, a prominent Japanese cloud service provider, are working to provide Mijin CloudChain on the Sakura cloud for free, as a beta service. Mijin provides usable private blockchain technology that can be used via a simple JSON API. Applications are already being accepted for anyone and, starting in January 2016, registered users will be given Mijin CloudChain on the Sakura cloud, in order of registration. Registration is available from the Mijin website; however, there may be a limit on the number of new applications allowed.
Mijin CloudChain will be set up on 4 cloud servers, provided by Sakura: 2 in Tokyo and 2 in Ishikari, and the private blockchain technology can be used in applications without downtime and with increased security; Sakura’s cloud service allows the Mijin system to be tested for free, with complimentary use until the end of June 2016. Services will be offered to allow people to roll-over and continue using Mijin after the free period is up.
A testing licensing is being offered by Tech Bureau for Mijin CloudChain during the test period. Whilst the testing period is active, anyone can create services and applications for personal or corporate use, including for paid products. There will be a limit to the number of transactions processed per second but otherwise will be the same as the Mijin service that will be introduced later in 2016, although special services for financial institutions will also be available. Developer support will be offered on Mijin’s web site and forums.
Important dates for the Mijin Cloudchain Test Services include:
- December 2015: Accepting applications for Mijin cloudchain test services
- January 2016: Start of Mijin cloudchain test service
- May 2016: Paid plan introduction
- June 2016: End of complimentary Mijin cloudchain test service and preparation for paid services