Chinese blockchain project BSN expands to Turkey and Uzbekistan – Cointelegraph

Chinese blockchain project BSN expands to Turkey and Uzbekistan – Cointelegraph

The Chinese government-backed blockchain project, the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), continues expanding its global presence by setting up two new portals in Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Red Date Technology, the architect behind the BSN project, has signed an agreement with a Turkish consultancy firm, Turkish Chinese Business Matching Center (TUCEM), to launch two international BSN portals in Turkey and Uzbekistan in late December 2021.

Established in 2006, TUSEM became a major economic cooperation hub between Turkey and China. The company will be the exclusive operator of the two new BSN portals offering blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) in Turkey and Uzbekistan.

The new portals will allow blockchain developers in Turkey and Uzbekistan to build BaaS applications using the global BSN portal hotsing major blockchains like the Ethereum network, Algorand, Polkadot, Tezos, ConsenSys Quorum, Corda and others. The initiative aims to solve major challenges associated with developing blockchain applications, enable blockchain interoperability and cut development costs.

“Turkey has long played a role as a bridge between Asia and Europe and so it is fitting that the first BSN portal outside of Asia will be launched there,” Red Date Technology CEO Yifan He said.

Mehmet Akfırat, president of TUCEM and head of BSN Turkey, said that the BSN’s Turkish portal will contribute to social development and financial inclusion. According to the exec, both Turkey and Uzbekistan are highly engaged in blockchain development.

He told Cointelegraph that BSN doesn’t choose the locations for its international portals. “As long as we have good local partners in some regions, we don’t