Ant Group unveils all-in-one blockchain workstation
Alibaba’s financial and payment affiliate Ant Group has unveiled an all-in-one workstation with integrated blockchain technology combining built-in software and dedicated hardware accelerator.
The AntChain Station aims to accelerate the deployment of blockchain-related solutions by offering hardware encryption acceleration for privacy-preserving computation and enhanced security algorithms.
“We believe in blockchain’s potential to redefine trust in the digital age, and in solving real-life problems for our customers,” said Executive Chairman of Ant Group Eric Jing.
The station would allow a blockchain solution to be set up by an enterprise client within an hour, without having to install software and separate hardware.
"We look forward to working with our partners to make blockchain technology more accessible for users, as well as creating tangible value for SMEs, consumers and clients across a spectrum of industries,” said Geoff Jiang, vice president of Ant Group.
Ant claims that over 100 million pieces of digital assets are uploaded onto its blockchain solution platform on an average day.
It also signed a strategic agreement with Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo to make IT leasing services more accessible for SMEs through the use of blockchain capability following a similar partnership with Intel in May.
It hopes to offer blockchain-based solutions that also aggregate other digital technologies within the e-commerce group including AI, Internet of Things and secure computation.
Blockchain-backed solutions have already been used in industry sectors like IT leasing, global shipping, medical insurance claim processing, cross-border remittance and charitable donations.