Big Four audit and consulting firm Deloitte has rolled out a blockchain-based platform designed to provide users with blockchain demonstrations and experimentations.
In a press release published on Aug. 19, Deloitte revealed the launch of the Blockchain in a Box (BIAB) platform, which the company built based on customer interest in understanding blockchain capabilities in real world use cases.
Demonstrational platform for prototypes
Deloitte described the new platform as: “a mobile, self-contained technology platform capable of hosting blockchain-based solutions across four small-form-factor compute nodes and three video displays, as well as networking components that enable integration with external services, such as traditional cloud technologies.” Commenting on the product launch, the United States blockchain leader at Deloitte, Linda Pawczuk, said:
"What's often misunderstood about blockchain is that it is an entirety of a technology solution — when in reality, it's a technology component that enables larger business applications and approaches. Our mobile demonstration is practical, tactical and most importantly, tangible to clients."
Recently, Deloitte, Fidelity and Amazon, along with other 20 firms, began supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Startup Studio. The program will provide workshops to blockchain startups to help them enhance a variety of skills, including product design, law and engineering, smart contract development, and finance and hiring, among others.
In May, Cointelegraph reported that three Irish banks partnered with Deloitte to start using a staff data solution based on blockchain technology. Deloitte developed the Ethereum-based tool using its dedicated EMEA Blockchain Lab.