JD.com Plans to Launch a BaaS Platform
The document that mainly talks about the introduction of blockchain technology in day-to-day operations refers in particular to a series of verticals on which the company is about to launch a platform based on the “blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS)” system.
The services based on the BaaS system aim to introduce new blockchain-based tools in order to develop and improve several departments of the firm. Among the new innovations, we found a secured and well-controlled system over the logistics sector, the change of the public services by offering charitable donations, the modification of the state tax regime, the development of a system that will protect against possible frauds as well as implementing a new algorithm of the security of the data recorded in the system.
“JD is actively building and opening up its own BaaS platform in a bid to let the government, logistic industry, financial institutions and other enterprises to launch blockchain applications” according to the white paper.
We want to remember you that on 27th March 2018, the company JD.com has launched a blockchain accelerator. The largest Chinese retailer is supporting the development of blockchain technology as well as artificial intelligence. Their first project was entitled “Al Catapult” and had the major purpose to support and invest in new startups companies that plan to work with blockchain technology.
“Through AI Catapult, the company hopes to deploy these and related technologies even more widely and in more areas that will increase efficiencies and delight customers”, according to JD’s Press Release.