Kaleido, a startup that aims to help enterprises implement blockchain technology, has launched a new platform in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Kaleido Marketplace will provide tools and protocols for all the components of new blockchain projects, “from the app all the way to the chain,” founder and CEO Steve Cerveny told Forbes.
Commodities platform Komgo, whose network of financial institutions includes Citi, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, MUFG Bank, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole Group, BNP Paribas, and Shell, is a current client.
Kaleido is one of more than 50 blockchain projects overseen by ConsenSys, the blockchain technology company and incubator launched by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin in 2014. Kaleido launched in May of this year, offering blockchain-specific support to enterprises as part of its Blockchain Business Cloud platform. Cerveny sees the Kaleido Marketplace as the next evolution of this service.
“We knew that customers struggling to adopt blockchain needed more help than just the chain. We knew that they needed more advanced components [that were] easily deployed and pre-integrated,” he says.
The marketplace’s offerings are full-stack, meaning that they encompass everything from internal tools for developers to user-facing app interfaces, and are intended to make it easier for businesses to implement blockchain solutions quickly. There are options to help manage not only a blockchain network but also the network's associated infrastructure and protocols. This way, businesses can focus more on their operations and less on the complicated nuances of the technology.
“By building on an open blockchain system, Komgo can select from the best protocols in development across the ecosystem and use existing building blocks for an optimized solution,” Komgo CEO Souleïma Baddi said in a statement.
AWS has been a partner since Kaleido's launch earlier this year, and Ka...