The members of the Golden Chain Alliance have “stand on their own feet”, where is the path of the Chinese Alliance-type blockchain open source platform?

Text | Interchain Pulse · Black Pearl

On February 10, the latest investor relations activity record released by China Information revealed that China Information and Tencent, Huawei and other companies have jointly created the BJB blockchain underlying open source platform, which is open to the entire financial industry.

It is worth noting that the blockchain platform mentioned by Divine Information is not strictly developed by Tencent and Huawei. In addition, the Golden Chain Alliance gave birth to the earliest batch of blockchain platforms in the financial field, but some members have "stand alone" to develop and operate blockchain platforms.

It is understood that China Digital Information Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Information, is one of the first 25 members of the Golden Link Alliance. On December 15, 2017, based on the upgrade and remodeling of the BCOS platform, Golden Link Alliance announced that the financial version of the blockchain underlying platform, FISCO BCOS, is open source. The first members of the Golden Chain Alliance, including China Digital, participated in the construction of FISCO BCOS. However, from the recent technical and operational trends of FISCO BCOS, its main builder is Weizhong Bank, and other first co-builders are more using the platform for specific applications. At the same time, members of the Golden Chain Alliance are also building multiple blockchain platforms.

The member profile information of the official website of the Golden Link League shows that there are currently 116 members. The statistics of the pulse of each other include 75 financial institutions including banks and securities companies, 35 technology companies, and 6 other types of participating members such as real estate companies and academic institutions. Among the technology companies, there are 15 fintech companies and 6 blockchain technology companies.

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According to incomplete statistics, member companies have already landed at least twelve large-scale blockchain platforms, most of which have been developed independently or with external partners.

Among the members of the Golden Chain Alliance, many companies are members of the super ledger, or have developed a blockchain platform based on Hyperledger. For example, Wanda Information Technology Co., Ltd., a member of the Golden Chain Alliance, is affiliated with Wanda Financial Group, and Wanda Group joined the super ledger in September 2016. In addition, Huawei is also developing its Huawei Cloud Blockchain services based on Hyperledger and others, while Full Link Co., Ltd. is developing its blockchain platform based on BCOS and Hyperledger.

In addition, its members have also independently developed some blockchain underlying platforms. Blockchain technology companies such as Shanghai Energy Chain, Chengdu Chain Security, and China Chain Technology have all launched their own underlying blockchain platforms. Tencent Technology has now established the underlying technology platform Trust SQL and Tencent Cloud Blockchain Service TBaaS. The underlying JD Chain independently developed by JD.com was officially open sourced in April 2019.

Focusing on the financial field, at the beginning of its establishment in May 2016, Shen Tuchun, the deputy secretary general of Golden Chain Alliance and the CEO of Shenzhen Silver Chain Technology Co., Ltd. stated that the goal of Golden Chain Alliance is to develop one or more financial blockchains within 3 to 5 years. .

At present, some members of the Golden Chain Alliance are already leading the financial blockchain platform. In 2018, China Merchants Bank led the construction of the ABS blockchain platform, and successively cooperated with Yunnan Trust and other companies in 2019 to implement the application. The members of China Merchants Bank, CMB Network Technology Co., Ltd., as well as China Merchants Bank Securities Co., Ltd. and China Merchants Fund Co., Ltd., are also members of the Golden Link Alliance. The information of the official website of the Golden Link Alliance shows that SF Holdings Finance Co., Ltd. is also a member of the Golden Link Alliance. According to public information, its SF Group started operating a supply chain fintech platform built by Harvest Technology in January 2019.

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The current operating focus of the Golden Chain Alliance seems to be focused on FISCO BCOS led by Weizhong Bank.

On January 19, Golden Link released its 2019 annual report, in which the technical research and development part only specifically mentions FISCO BCOS, and the application projects are mainly based on the landing cases on FISCO BCOS.

The information from Divine China mentioned that it participated in the construction of the Golden Link Alliance's underlying open source platform that is open to the entire financial industry. Except for FISCO BCOS, the Golden Link Alliance's underlying open source platform has had no major technical or operational major actions.

(Chart: Pulse of the Golden Chain Alliance member list)