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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

Get started with the free beta

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 blockchain network members eliminates costly risks and inefficiencies as assets change hands throughout a 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)

Are you a student or educator?

Get your hands on free training materials for job-ready skills.

Need business insights for your industry?

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.

Find answers and collaborate with the Hyperledger community

Hyperledger is a global, open source, collaborative effort, hosted by The Linux Foundation, to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is a Hyperledger project and framework implementation whose modular architecture powers the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Hyperledger Composer

Hyperledger Composer is Hyperledger project and toolset for quickly prototyping a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network and developing applications to interact with it.

Engage with IBM to accelerate your blockchain solution

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.

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