During the online Consensus: Distributed conference, Caplan said that it’s crucial for enterprises to be able to exercise some control in a blockchain system, which is only possible in permissioned blockchains.
An open internet doesn’t fit the needs of enterprises
Caplan’s statement about the lack of credibility of open blockchains for enterprises came as a response to Williams’ idea of creating an open internet, which, he said, will attract enterprises to build new systems on the blockchain.
It’s not that enterprises want to build secret networks of their own, but they want to be able to control and govern activities on the network, Caplan elaborated.
In May 2019, Salesforce announced its Hyperledger-based blockchain platform to help enterprises build smart contracts, apps and networks for data sharing. The likes of S&P Global, Arizona State University, and Lamborghini were reported to be using the Salesforce Blockchain platform.