China’s National Blockchain Network Launched New Global Portal
China’s blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) has officially launched a new global website on August 10, developers from six blockchain platforms, covering Ethereum, EOS, Nervos, Tezos, NEO and IRISnet now are able to build Dapps and run nodes through the data storage and bandwidth of BSN overseas data center.
BSN is not directly operated with the Chinese government, as it’s a privately owned blockchain consortium that consists of both private and government-supported blockchain enterprises. As part of this integration, Chainlink, IRITA, and SNZ Pool will be contributing to the fundamental development and growth of BSN.
“The new website allows developers to use BSN services and public chain services via the portal.”
Said He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Technology, a local private company and a founding member of the BSN. The likely implications for developers from the six blockchains who will have to build Dapps and run nodes using data storage and bandwidth from BSN’s overseas data centers have to be identified. Its likely impact on the overall blockchain space should also be envisaged.
By April 2020, BSN has deployed 128 public city nodes in the world, of which 76 are in China, 44 are under construction, and 8 are overseas, covering six continents of Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania. Cloud service providers include China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, AWS, Baidu Cloud, and azure.
BSN finished the half-year internal test period on April 15, 2020. According to its latest white paper, with the global popularization of BSN, it will become the only global infrastructure network innovated by China, and its gateway access will be controlled by China.
China has progressed in its expenditure and the development of blockchain infrastructures of late to signal its seriousness about achieving this objective as it has been relentless in its strive to be a global leader especially with emerging technologies like blockchain, 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.