Blockchain as-a-service to the UK public sector by Credits and Skyscape
Credits, a blockchain infrastructure provider is partnering with Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, to deliver Blockchain-as-a-Service to UK public sector organisations.
The Credits platform enables organisations to quickly and easily build robust blockchains that address the challenges of establishing provenance, authentication and reconciliation faced by many industry sectors, including central and local government as well as other public sector bodies. The Credits platform is purpose-built to be seamlessly and securely interoperable with other legacy systems and blockchain providers.
Skyscape is a specialist service provider focused solely on providing assured cloud services to the UK public sector. Skyscape is a market leader in its market, providing services the length and breadth of the public sector to include central government, local government, health, education, research, police and justice, and defence.
Credits has been working in direct partnership with the Isle of Man Government on several initiatives – including the first known government service to be run on blockchain. A great deal of public sector services can benefit directly from blockchain technology and Credits’ work with the Isle of Man Government has attracted increased interest from other Government entities as a result.
“We’re seeing a growing number of organisations across industries beginning to explore how blockchain technology can help to streamline or modernise operations, or allow them to offer new, compelling services, and are thrilled to bring Blockchain-as-a-Service technology to the UK public sector in collaboration with Skyscape,” said Nick Williamson, CEO and founder of Credits.
In addition to Credits blockchain technology, public sector customers will also benefit from Skyscape’s assurance and security credentials. Skyscape’s services are suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) plus it is a certified Public Services Network (PSN) service provider, has been awarded aggregator status for the N3 network and also offers service over other secure network such as PNN.
Williamson added: “Skyscape’s industry-leading platform, unique connectivity and assurance credentials, combined with Credits’ blockchain technology create a competitive advantage for us as the first cloud provider with a blockchain offering for the UK public sector.”
“We’re pleased to be working with Credits to bring new and innovative blockchain solutions to support the digital transformation of public services” said Simon Hansford, CEO at Skyscape Cloud Services. “The partnership will further benefit our extensive community of partners serving the UK public sector who will now also be able to quickly and easily build robust blockchains.”
Brian Donegan, head of e-business and ICT operations at the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development commented: “The Isle of Man Government was the first jurisdiction to introduce AML/KYC regulations specifically for the Blockchain industry and it is now at an advanced stage in its development of quality standards and core principles.
“This development from Credits is great validation of Blockchain technology, supported by IOM Government, as a potentially better way to build trusted and transparent services.”
Credits is a blockchain platform provider offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with tools for building secure and scalable blockchains to power enterprise applications. The blockchain platform enables enterprises to quickly and easily build robust blockchains that address the challenges of establishing provenance, authentication and reconciliation faced by many industries. The Credits framework is purpose-built to be seamlessly and securely interoperable with other legacy systems and blockchain providers. As an infrastructure provider, Credits is able to leverage the growing use and investment in blockchain technology across all sectors and applications.
About Skyscape Cloud Services
Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions.
Skyscape’s full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA) up to IL3, hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres.
Skyscape has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner. To learn more about Skyscape, visit www.skyscapecloud.com or follow on twitter @skyscapecloud
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