Bitfury, a mining and blockchain
software service company, wants to push blockchain development
for traditional enterprise and business, and announced that it is introducing Java binding for its blockchain service, Exonum.
This is expected to be available soon, and will come with a software development kit that will allow the developers to build private chains on Exonum that can then be anchored to public blockchains.
Binding allows data that has been written in one coding language to interact with libraries that have been written in another coding language, which will ultimately allow Java developers to create private blockchains on top of Exonum’s framework.
This Java binding will provide a lot of organisations with the tools required to tailor private blockchain networks to fit their needs. These businesses can then anchor these private chains to a public chain’s mainnet, which will give them the privacy and versatility of a permissioned network with along with the transparency and reliability of a permissionless one. It will also mean that developers can integrate third part applications, using the Exonum’s blockchain.
The head of Exonum, Gleb Palienko said;
“Java binding is meant to make it easier for enterprises and businesses to implement blockchain applications…Java has the largest developer community and is the de-facto standard for large enterprises, while Rust is not as widely used, so this move will generally make Exonum more accessible to more people. Getting the Java developer community on board is a big step towards making Exonum the most developer-friendly framework.”
“No other languages are supported at this time, but in the future, Java binding may support other JVM-languages, such as Kotlin, Groovy, Clojure or Scala. However, Java binding is only the first step. We hope to make blockchain application development accessible to all developers, regardless of the language they are familiar with.”
Amazon have too recently set up its own blockchain as a web service, named Kaleido, which allows enterprises to set up their own private blockchains while also giving them the option to synchronise it with a public chain. It can be anchored to the Ethereum
Although it is thought to be in the near future, there are no exact dates for when Exonum’s Java binding 1.0 will be released and the team at Bitfury are expected to give an update soon.