.China successfully launched its official, international blockchain website on August 10, 2020. China’s blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) is the country’s nationwide blockchain project. The news is that the website is now in English. This, as we know so far, is to encourage developers from all over the world to join.
Appearing on August 10, 2020, the new English-language BSN website aims to encourage global developers to contribute to yeat another Chinese ambitious project. Other countries like Russia, Japan, Iran, and South Korea had already taken steps in their governments to integrate this new trend into their economies.
Integration with six permissionless blockchains
He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Technology, one of the founding members of the BSN, gave us more insight. He added that the new website allows international developers to use BSN services and public chain services via the portal.
As part of the new global effort, the BSN now features live integration of six public chains. This integration includes Ethereum, EOS, Nervos, Tezos, NEO, and IRISnet, but not Bitcoin. This allows developers to build decentralized applications (DApps) and run nodes through the data storage and bandwidth at overseas BSN data centers.
Google and AWS are among major BSN partners
Additionally, the new website features a number of major global tech and blockchain firms as BSN partners. Google and Amazon Web Services are listed as cloud service providers, while Hyperledger is noted as a permissioned blockchain supplier. “We have good support from several of the major cloud service providers,” said the website. They mentioned the reason is “because they [cloud service providers] really like the idea and vision of BSN,”
Before China launched its blockchain website on August 10, the government first piloted it in October 2019. The goal of China’s BSN network, which is a government-backed blockchain initiative, is to position itself in the ever-growing use of cryptocurrencies to help small to medium-sized businesses build and deploy blockchain apps on permissioned blockchains. The program was officially launched in April 2020 for global commercial use.