Document exchange and transaction management company Amalto has come forward with early adopter options for its Platform 6 enterprise application framework.
This developer toolset is designed to allow programmers to create blockchain-based transactional applications.
It is blockchain-agnostic — arguably a good thing just now given that the future of blockchain is many specifically tasked vertical blockchains (and indeed private ones) rather than one central monolith.
On-chain, off chain
Some developer blockchain functions will be on-chain blockchain (such as those relating to decentralised read-write of data) and some developer blockchain functions will be off-chain blockchain such as features and services required to develop, package and run enterprise-class decentralised applications.
According to Gartner’s report, Predicts 2018: Top Predictions in Blockchain Business, “Projects by enterprises that apply peer-to-peer decentralised models without a middleman are rare.”
The reason such implementations are still rare is because building and running blockchain-based decentralised business applications is not an easy task.
Amalto says that ‘the blockchain part’ represents only a ‘small portion’ of the effort.
According to Emmanuel Thiriez, co-founder of Amalto and Platform 6, Platform 6 includes: all features and services required to build enterprise-class applications – users & permissions, organisational structure, workflows, data transformation, system integration, User Interface and APIs.
This technology also includes native integration with major blockchain frameworks including Ethereum, Hyperledger, Fabric Quorum, Qtum Neo, R3 Corda.