Gideon Greenspan – MultiChain Launches Production-Ready Version 1.0 with Fourteen New Partners

Coin Sciences Ltd is delighted to announce the production-ready release of MultiChain 1.0, along with fourteen new members of the MultiChain Partner Program, bringing the total number to 43

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MultiChain 1.0 is available for immediate download for Linux, Windows and Mac, after two and a half years of intensive feedback-driven development. This includes a four-month beta period, during which MultiChain was optimized to support over 1,000 transactions per second on a mid-range server.

Since its first alpha release in June 2015, MultiChain has received over 60,000 downloads, more than half of which were during 2017.

“We’re delighted to have reached this milestone,” said Dr Gideon Greenspan, CEO and Founder of Coin Sciences Ltd. “Developing the first production release of MultiChain has been an immense challenge, and we’ve learned a great deal about our users and their requirements along the way. Work has already begun on MultiChain 2.0, which will be the first version of MultiChain to come in two editions – Community (open source) and Enterprise (commercial). We look forward to continued growth in usage of the product and cooperating with all our partners to help them leverage it for their needs.”

The new members of the MultiChain Partner Program include two multinational consulting companies: Cognizant and Indra Sistemas.

Twelve more SMBs have also joined: Aicumen, Bambusoft, Chainfrog, CrimsonLogic, Encrypgen, Hypatia Technologies, Maroon Studios, Medici Ventures, Project Radium, SolarLab, The Apollo Group and Tilkal. Members of the program enjoy a close working relationship with the MultiChain engineering team, can use MultiChain branding in their marketing materials, and are promoted on the MultiChain website, which now receives 35,000 visitors monthly.

The MultiChain Partner Program has now been split into two tracks – Platform Partners who develop applications for third parties on the MultiChain platform, and Product Partners who are using MultiChain in their own proprietary solutions. The partners in each track are listed at https://www.multichain.com/platform-partners/ and https://www.multichain.com/product-partners/ respectively.

“We used MultiChain to build a platform for transferring digital assets between different organizations (from commerce to public administration) in a permissioned network where all the participants collaborate,” said Víctor Sánchez Hórreo, Manager of Blockchain and Digital Transformation at Minsait (Indra Sistemas). “The assets act as a key tool to enable social and economic projects, and the features of MultiChain regarding permission management, quick deployment and asset creation fit very well with our needs.”

“Because of its Bitcoin ancestry, MultiChain’s reliability, even during its alpha phase, was great,” said Joel Weight, Chief Technology Officer at Medici Ventures. “The addition of a key-based permission layer and built-in asset support make it the right solution for some of our products.”

“Chainfrog chose to use MultiChain in their music royalties collection pilot because it is based on the mature Bitcoin source base, is incredibly easy to deploy and the APIs are clearly documented,” said Dr Keir Finlow-Bates, CEO and Founder of ChainFrog. “From their blog posts it is obvious that the Coin Sciences team know their Blockchains inside out.”

 

Coin Sciences Ltd develops the popular open source MultiChain Blockchain platform, which provides powerful Blockchain functionality in a package which is simple to configure, integrate and deploy. Coin Sciences partners with leading consulting and software companies around the world to bring the benefits of Blockchains to their customers. For more information, please visit http://www.multichain.com/

 

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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