Salesforce offers blockchain lite to entice users
Salesforce is now offering select customers blockchain as a permissioned, centrally controlled service, which in some ways runs counter to the basic premise of the technology: that it’s an anonymous, distributed network with no central authority.
Salesforce is not alone, as numerous vendors have lined up to offer blockchain networks via cloud services. Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle are all part of a burgeoning blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) marketplace; only IBM, however, has begun to open up its ecosystem, offering some limited interoperability between different blockchain platforms. Others control who can join and on which blockchain data can be shared.