Blockchain as a Service

Alibaba Cloud BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) provides an enterprise-level platform service based on leading blockchain technologies, which helps you run your blockchain network in an easily managed, stable, and secure environment.

Alibaba Cloud BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) provides an enterprise-level platform service based on three leading blockchain technologies: Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum and Ant Financial's proprietary blockchain. This service also enables you to manage the deployment, operation, and maintenance of the blockchain network easily. With Alibaba Cloud BaaS, you can focus on business innovations and applications.

Benefits

High Security
In addition to a wide variety of security strategies and multi-tenant isolation of Alibaba Cloud, BaaS also provides advanced security protection using chip encryption technologies
High Stability
Designed with high availability architecture, plus highly reliable data storage, BaaS provides highly available services that can scale up quickly without service interruptions
Ease-of-use
BaaS provides enhanced administrative console to help you set up an enterprise-level blockchain network environment with just one click
Openness and Sharing
BaaS supports two mainstream open-source blockchain technologies Hyperledger Fabric and Enterprise Ethereum - Quorum. Also, you can use Ant Financial's proprietary financial-grade blockchain technology. To meet various business needs, BaaS will also support cross-chain and cross-cloud interoperability soon

Features

Mainstream Technologies

Supports blockchain implementations based on mainstream technologies: Hyperledger Fabric, Ant Blockchain, and Enterprise Ethereum - Quorum.

Consortium Governance

Helps you to create consortiums, invite and authorize new participants, and manage channels for independent businesses.

Smart Contract Management

Supports smart contracts (i.e. chaincodes) full lifecycle management including development, testing, installation, instantiation, and upgrade.

Application Access

Supports SDK of multiple languages, such as Go, Node.js, and Java. You can use Ant Blockchain SDK and standard Fabric Client SDK to facilitate applications to interact with the blockchain easily.

Quick Start Mode

Enables you to set up a blockchain network for enterprises with just one click, and without the fussy of complex configuration.

Organizational Management

Assists you to establish enterprise entities in the consortium and easily manage users and access permissions inside the organization.

Security Service

Provides CA certificate service; supports Chinese National cryptography algorithms and Intel SGX security technology.

Scenarios

  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Data Assets Sharing
  • Copyright of Digital Contents
Products Provenance

Products Provenance

Alibaba Cloud BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) supports end-to-end traceability and anti-counterfeiting service along the supply chain

Alibaba Cloud BaaS can be integrated with Alibaba Cloud Internet of Things (IoT) and anti-counterfeiting technologies to provide blockchain solutions for product traceability. This service supports a transparent transaction history which is shared and acknowledged by multiple participants so that the transactions are tamper-resistant. Additionally, this service supports querying and auditing by consumers and regulatory authorities.

Issues Resolved

  • Lack of Information Transparency

    Due to fragmented information silos, often, there exists significant information gaps between the consumers and the manufacturers. Consumers cannot trace the product origin, having very limited visibility of the whole supply chain flow

  • Data Tampering

    Supply chain data is prone to the risks of counterfeiting and tampering

  • Difficult to Trace and Recall

    When a product quality or safety issue occurs, it is difficult to trace the product, or locate the responsible party

Supply Chain Finance

Supply Chain Finance

Alibaba Cloud BaaS improves supply chain management and benefits the whole supply chain

Alibaba Cloud BaaS provides key enterprises a solution to efficiently share credits with downstream SME suppliers such that they can secure funding easily. This promotes the health of enterprises’ supply chains and reduces the cost of whole chain management. This service integrates transaction records, logistics, and capital flow with proper protection of confidential information in place. This service aims to benefit all parties in the supply chain.

Issues Resolved

  • Difficult and Expensive to Source Funding

    The credit of key enterprises cannot be shared, so it's difficult and costly for downstream SMEs to secure funding

  • Inefficient Funding

    Supply chain information cannot be shared safely, leading to low funding efficiency

  • Long Settlement Period

    Various kinds of bills in traditional trade financing cannot be split, leading to inconvenient circulation and long settlement period

Data Assets Sharing

Data Assets Sharing

Alibaba Cloud BaaS protects user privacy, promotes scientific researches and accurate medical service, and makes data more valuable

Secure data storage and data sharing have been a critical topic in the digital economy. Issues such as data ownership protection, privacy protection, and storage of large amounts of data have not been addressed effectively. Alibaba Cloud BaaS makes full use of Blockchain to chain data "fingerprints" to the source data. This service allows secure storage of large amounts of data in off-chain storage.

Issues Resolved

  • Difficult to Determine Data Ownership

    Unable to confirm the data owner

  • Difficult to Protect Privacy

    The outflow path of data is untraceable, which may contain security and privacy breach risks

  • Large Amounts of Data

    The amount of private data in genome medical service can reach tens of gigabytes

Copyright of Digital Contents

Copyright of Digital Contents

Alibaba Cloud BaaS standardizes and integrates the ownership recordation and trading of digital contents, and supports transparent settlement in real time

Alibaba Cloud BaaS provides users a value-exchanging platform through blockchain, and addresses key issues in data circulation, such as recordation, data traceability and anti-tampering. This service also brings new ways of digital content trading based on smart contracts for the digital content market.

Issues Resolved

  • Lack of Standard

    Digital contents are in different forms, and there is a lack of a standard mechanism for ownership registration and recordation

  • Isolation between Transactions and Records

    Ownership-related transactions are difficult to integrate with the ownership recordation system

  • Difficult to Allocate Profits

    The profits generated from contents are difficult to allocate effectively among the original author and relevant institutions