Blockmason, a developer of foundational, base-layer blockchain technologies, today announced the addition of GoChain blockchain support to the official Link development roadmap. Developers of web, mobile and other decentralized applications that interact with smart contracts on GoChain-compatible public and private blockchains will be able to use Blockmason’s Link to speed up their development cycles while reducing overhead and costs.
Blockmason’s Link is a new blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service that allows app, web and other software developers to use smart contracts and programmatic blockchains like GoChain in their applications without requiring any blockchain experience. Using Link, a developer can create classic, conventional web-based APIs for any smart contract written on a programmatic blockchain. At the heart of Link is BLINK, the utility token which provides Link users with API transaction capacity.
Launched with the goal of solving the core scaling issues facing public blockchains like Ethereum, GoChain has since evolved into one of the best-performing public blockchain networks. The company’s focus has expanded to include the enterprise blockchain space and into building the most reliable and highest performance Ethereum/web3 compatible blockchain on the market today.
“GoChain’s vision and commitment to making blockchains easier to use are perfectly aligned with our mission for Link,” Blockmason CEO Michael Chin said. “Together, we can make developing smart contract and blockchain-based DApps much easier for developers, whether they are working in a small startup team or an enterprise-scale organization.”
Link is viewed as the missing component in blockchain-based app development. With Link, developers and users alike can interact with smart contracts like any other web API. There are no “gas” cryptocurrencies to acquire, browser plugins to install or other unnecessary hurdles. There’s also no servers or web infrastructure to maintain or monitor. A developer simply adds the smart contracts they want to use in their app to Link. Once added, they can read from and write to these smart contracts just like any other API.