Deloitte Blockchain-Led Citizens Reserve and Comcast-Backed Blockdaemon Partner
Citizens Reserve Partners With Comcast-Backed Blockdaemon to More Rapidly Deploy Nodes
Citizens Reserve, a blockchain startup has announced its partnership with enterprise software startup, Blockdaemon to more rapidly deploy nodes.
Both parties are to look into helping Citizens Reserve and its clients deploy nodes quickly using Blockdaemon’s tools so users can more easily join its SUKU “supply chain-as-a-service” blockchain platform.
Led by a team of former Deloitte blockchain employees, Citizens Reserve invariably wants to cut down the time and effort clients expend before they could process transactions through the Quorum blockchain based SUKU platform.
Citizens Reserve CEO Eric Piscini said that the partnership has been several months in the making, and while his startup is still optimizing its product, the two companies will begin offering clients this new assistance by the end of the year.
“We want to be able to deploy a node into one of our technology partners in an hour, that's the goal. We were able to do that and we exceeded expectations [by deploying] within 15 minutes,” he told CoinDesk.
On their part, Blockdaemon specializes in helping groups deploy blockchain networks. It had received venture funding from the venture wing of telecommunications giant Comcast.
Konstantin Richter, CEO and founder of Blockdaemon, told CoinDesk that the Citizens Reserve team was “always on the cutting edge of the latest blockchain tooling.”
“Citizens Reserve is aiming to offer a very professional and functional product for the supply-chain vertical, where participants are focused on their use-case, rather than extensive back-end [and] infrastructure orchestration,” he explained in an email.
Blockdaemon similarly hopes to “offer security and decentralization combined with ease of use,” chiefly by simplifying the process of deploying, connecting and monitoring nodes, he added.
The partnership will be a long-term arrangement as well, according to Piscini. While the existing marketplace is “working great,” the companies are continuing to integrate their platforms and services.
“It's a real partnership that's extremely critical…we're not here for one event or one activity, we're here for the very long term,” he concluded.