Chain, a provider of blockchain technology solutions, recently released Chain Core Developer Edition, a free and open source version of its distributed ledger platform that enables organizations to issue and transfer assets on permissioned blockchain networks. Developers now have the opportunity to download and install Chain Core to start or join a blockchain network, build financial applications, and access in-depth technical documentation and tutorials. Users have the option to run their prototypes on a test network, or ‘testnet’, operated by Chain, Microsoft, and the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts – a collaboration of Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Technion.
Chain Core Developer Edition is the product of a multi-year effort between Chain and major financial firms to build blockchain architecture that maps to the use cases of the financial industry. Chain Core Enterprise Edition, the company’s production platform, is already being leveraged to launch products by market leaders in the payments, banking, capital markets, and insurance sectors.