Best blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) options

More and more vendors are providing blockchain services off the shelf, here's our pick

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For the past few years, blockchain has been one of the buzziest of buzz words. It's the technology bitcoin (and all the other cryptocurrencies launched since) were built on, but has many other applications, and has been investigated for application in everything from banking to social media platforms.

The distributed ledger technology is useful for sharing business processes and data across a number of organisations, which can reduce the risk of fraud and increase transparency. It also adds visibility to supply chains by allowing all parties to have one, real-time view of transactions.

Large banks and insurance companies are among the heavyweight industries taking an interest in the technology. So it's no wonder then that a crop of technology firms are now offering 'blockchain-as-a-service' capabilities.

Here, we take a look at some of the best.