Chinese search engine and web services company Baidu has officially launched its Baidu BlockchainEngine (BBE). According to a February 14 press release from Baidu’s cloud computing unit, Baidu Cloud, the new operating system was designed to facilitate decentralized application (DApp) development.
An open source, commercialized platform is “the only way to build a blockchain operating system,” the company said in the release. The BBE operating system was reportedly built on Baidu’s “ABC” technology strategy based on AI, big data, and cloud computing.
Baidu wanted to make DApp development “as simple as creating a mobile app,” the company said in the release and hopes this will push developers to drive the commercial development of blockchain technology.
BE provides developers with services such as multi-chain and middle-tier frameworks, as well as smart contract and DApp templates. BBE is compatible with the Baidu private cloud, allowing customers to implement DApps for various business scenarios by means of a flexible blockchain-as-a-service platform (BaaS).