Blockchain as a Service

BaaS is an enterprise-ready platform based on leading blockchain technologies. It allows you to build a trusted cloud infrastructure.

Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) is an enterprise-level platform service based on leading blockchain technologies. This service helps you build a secure and stable blockchain environment, save the costs of operations and maintenance, and facilitate business development. BaaS supports Hyperledger Fabric, Ant Blockchain technologies, and Quorum.

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
Based on highly reliable data storage, this service provides end-to-end and highly available services that can scale up quickly without interruption.
Easy to Use
Provides enhanced administrative functions to help you build an enterprise-ready blockchain network environment with ease, so that you can focus on business innovation.
Openness and Sharing
Native support for standard blockchain applications and data. This service supports mainstream open-source blockchain technologies, such as Hyperledger Fabric, to build an open and inclusive technology ecosystem.

Features

Mainstream Technology

Supports the open source Hyperledger Fabric, Ant Blockchain technologies developed by Ant Financial, and Quorum, an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum.

Consortium Management

You can create consortia, invite and approve the participant that is involved in the business to join the consortium, and manage the business.

Chaincode Management

You can manage the smart contracts (chaincode) in the organization and the business, including the period of overwriting installation, creating instances, and updating.

Application Access

Provides standard Fabric SDKs, ant blockchain SDKs, built-in connection information, and certificates to accelerate development.

Quick Start Mode

Allows quick deployment of blockchain for enterprises without concerns of complex configuration.

Organization Management

You can easily manage the enterprises that are in the business consortium, manage the users in the organization, and grant business application access to the blockchain service.

Security Service

Provides CA certificate service. Supports cryptographic algorithms recommended by China's authorities and SGX security protection. Creates a multi-dimensional blockchain security system.

Permission Management

Provides a graphical management of organizations and users. Supports RAM users and sub-accounts and enterprise-ready management and monitoring.

Scenarios

  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Data Assets Sharing
  • Digital Content Ownership
Products Provenance

Products Provenance

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

Unethical merchants exploit loopholes in production, logistics, distribution, consumption and other phases as well as the lack of information transparency to produce counterfeits and low-quality products. This has caused significant financial damage to the customers, enterprises, and the nation. Alibaba Cloud BaaS integrates Alibaba Cloud Internet of Things (IoT) and anti-counterfeiting technologies to provide Blockchain solutions for product traceability. This service supports a transparent transaction history that is tamper-resistant. The transaction history is shared and acknowledged by multiple participants. This service supports querying and auditing by consumers and regulatory authorities. The information can be shared at multiple granularity levels and protect business privacy.

Issues Resolved

  • Lack of Information Transparency

    The information back from the consumer to the very beginning of the supply chain is not transparent and cannot be traced back to the source. There is an information gap between the consumer and the manufacturers.

  • 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

Improves supply chain management and benefits the whole supply chain.

Transaction information in the supply chain, such as receivables and prepayments, are private to an enterprise. In the conventional mode of transactions, confidential information cannot be shared safely among key enterprises, multi-level suppliers, and financial instutions. As a result, it is very difficult and inefficient for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to secure funding. Alibaba Cloud BaaS can provide key enterprises with Blockchain solutions to build an industry platform and improve supply chain management. This service integrates transaction records, logistics, and capital flow to build a generally accepted and tamper-proof platform. Alibaba Cloud BaaS shares the credit of key enterprises without exposing confidential information. This service aims to benefit all parties in the supply chain, including key enterprises, upstream and downstream enterprises, financial institutions, logistics, warehousing and other information or technology service providers.

Issues Resolved

  • Difficult and Expensive to Source Funding

    The credit of key enterprises cannot be shared, so it is difficult and costly for SMEs to secure funding.

  • Inefficient Funding

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

  • Long Settlement Period

    Accounts in conventional commerce funding cannot be split, leading to poor information circulation and long settlement period.

Data Assets Sharing

Data Assets Sharing

Alibaba Cloud BaaS protects user privacy and promotes scientific researches and accurate medical services to make 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.

Digital Content Ownership

Digital Content Ownership

Alibaba Cloud BaaS standardizes and integrates ownership recordation and transaction. This service supports transparent settlement in real time.

In conventional digital asset transactions, reward points circulation and points redeeming scenarios, user authorization records and transaction information can be tampered with. This can incur damages to the credibility of digital asset and digital transaction platforms. Alibaba Cloud BaaS provides users with a value-exchanging feature through blockchain, and addresses key issues in data circulation, such as recordation, data traceability, and anti-tampering. This service allows a new method of transaction based on smart contracts.

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 Distribute Profits

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