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Pilot a blockchain for business — free beta!
Want an easy and economical way to get started with blockchain development? Try the new IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, currently in beta. This development and testing environment is ideal for developers who are exploring blockchain technology and want to build a business blockchain for demos, pilots, and pre-production staging.
With the new Starter Plan, you get:
- One-click setup of a pre-configured, kick-starter blockchain network consisting of two members, two peers, a certificate authority, an ordering service, and a channel
- Sample apps you can deploy and demo immediately as is, and customize for your use case
- A pre-production staging environment for your business logic and applications
- A Swagger UI to help you easily integrate APIs into your applications
- No learning curve when migrating to a full production network, because the Starter Plan offers the same experience as the Enterprise plans
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What is blockchain for business?
It’s the combination of a shared, unalterable ledger and smart contracts that streamline business processes and open new opportunities for innovation. Consensus among network members eliminates costly risks and inefficiencies as assets change hands throughout the organizations in the business network.
Want to learn more? How much time do you have?
5 minutes: Primer on distributed ledger technology
10 minutes: Bitcoin vs. blockchain for business
20 minutes: Intro to distributed ledgers
2 hours: Blockchain essentials course (earn a badge!)
6 hours: IBM blockchain foundation developer course (earn another badge!)
8+ hours: Zero to Blockchain (an IBM Redbooks course)
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The IBM Institute of Business Value is your source for free executive reports on leveraging blockchain for financial, healthcare, government, and supply chain networks, and many other industries.
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IBM Blockchain Workshop
In this collaborative workshop, work with IBM experts to explore the blockchain use cases relevant to your business and determine your best first pilot of the technology.
IBM Blockchain Accelerator
This program takes blockchain network founders from pilot to production. Learn the technology, as well as the legal and business considerations, of activating new networks.
IBM Blockchain ecosystem
Join the IBM Blockchain community of business leaders and developers embracing the blockchain opportunity and receive special benefits and perks to accelerate innovation.