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VMware has released its blockchain product. With VMware Blockchain, companies can set up networks and decentralised applications.

With the new product, VMware focuses mainly on the financial market. The blockchain is intended to ensure that different parties can safely exchange information, without miscommunication due to data loss or malicious attacks.

Consensus engine

VMware describes the product as an ‘enterprise-grade consensus engine, designed to solve the problems of scale and performance in blockchain solutions while preserving fault-tolerance and defence against malicious attacks’.

Byzantine faults

VMware’s solution is supposed to solve the problem of Byzantine faults on an enterprise-scale, in situations where information on different servers, even from competing companies, need to match.

Australian Securities Exchange

The first customer using VMware Blockchain is the Australian Securities Exchange. The exchange combined the blockchain technique with Digital Asset Modeling Language to build a secure payment system.

Get more out of the technology

In 2018 it became known that VMware is working on the development of its own blockchain service. The company wanted to get more out of the technology than the proof-of-work for which most blockchains are used.

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