MultiChain, the popular open-source platform for buildings blockchains from Coin Sciences, announced today the production release of MultiChain 2.0, after 18 months of development and 3 months in beta testing.
Version 2.0 of MultiChain is now available to download for Linux and Windows, and can also be compiled for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X. MultiChain 2.0 adds smart filters for custom transaction or data validation rules, and a ton of enhancements for streams, including support for text and JSON data, multiple keys, off-chain data and richer querying.
Other new features include blockchain parameter upgrading, per-asset and custom permissions, inline metadata and a binary cache for dealing with large pieces of data. For production systems based on MultiChain 2.0, the platform offers both Commercial Licenses (non-GPL) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Also, MultiChain has welcomed over 40 new companies to the MultiChain partner program, bringing the total number to 86. New members include SAP who has built a deep integration with MultiChain in the SAP Cloud Platform.
What’s next for MultiChain?
“We’re already hard at work developing the Enterprise edition of MultiChain 2.0, which will include several high-end features required for enterprise applications, while maintaining full compatibility with the open source Community version 2.0. These features relate to confidentiality, scalability and regulatory requirements. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our development team, led by Dr. Michael Rozantsev, for their ongoing dedication and engineering excellence. Almost five years ago to the day, we founded this company on the hypothesis that blockchains, as a technology, have useful applications beyond cryptocurrencies. It’s remarkable to see how far our product, and the entire blockchain industry, have come.”