China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) of the PRC has been officially launched after six months of beta testing, reports Cointelegraph.
The event, dedicated to its launch, took place on Saturday, April 25 in Beijing. The event was attended by government officials and top management of organizations that have joined the initiative such as the China Mobile Communications Research Institute, UnionPay payment network, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom, as well as Beijing Red Date Technology.
The BSN platform is designed to simplify and reduce the cost of creating and deploying blockchain applications by companies.
According to the official announcement, over six thousand developers have tested the BSN platform for six months. During this time the participants of the test have developed numerous applications for charitable donations, tracking products, and issuing electronic invoices.
During the meeting, representatives of the platform reported that at present BSN has 128 public nodes. 76 of them are located in China, 44 are in the process of deployment, another 8 are located outside of China on all six continents. Until the end of 2020, the number of nodes is planned to be increased to 200.
With the launch of the BSN core network, developers will not have restrictions on deploying and updating applications that were in beta.