BlockChain Platform as a Service

A platform for accelerated development of BlockChain apps which reduces risk and investment for enterprise and government. Through a simple Wallet concept, developers write BlockChain apps more easily across public and private BlockChains, and organisations deploy and manage BlockChain operations.


  • Open standards-based cross-BlockChain API and developer tools
  • Blockchain deployment packages
  • Re-useable blockchain solution templates
  • Public, private cloud or on premise deployment options
  • Scale up/Scale down microservices architecture
  • Supporting public and permissioned BlockChains


  • Faster solution time to market through re-useable components
  • High reliability and integrity BlockChain operations
  • Developers access BlockChains with simplified skillset
  • Solution future-proofing
  • Best practice deployment, security
  • Uniform access across public and private BlockChains


£1000 per licence per month

  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 9



Peter Ferry



Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Planned maintenance carried out during the maintenance window of 11.00 pm to 4.00 am UK time
System requirements Availability of Microsoft Azure subscription

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Standard: 9 to 5, Mondays to Fridays excluding public holidays. Extended support available.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549 9: Web
Web chat accessibility testing We've utilised the Skype for Business (O365) web tool for web chat which has been tested with assistive technology users, and has full declaration of conformance available.
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Standard support service is available by email, telephone and web chat.
Enhanced support is available on a time and materials basis according to our rate card, managed by a remote technical account manager.
On site support is available on a time and materials basis according to our rate card, delivered by on-site cloud support engineer.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Wallet.Services provide documentation and on-demand training targeted at software developer, devops and application architect.
Additional onsite training is available on a time and materials basis.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction Customer are able to remove their data at any time through the same means they uploaded.
End-of-contract process Off-boarding process is supported through documentation and on-line training, and included email, telephone and web chat support. Further off-boarding support is available on a time and materials basis.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface Manage and deploy services via the Azure Portal. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/
Wallet.Services organisational setup is deployed as a template through the Microsoft Azure portal web interface.
Subsequent changes to deployment and configuration are made through the same environment.
Web interface accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549
Web interface accessibility testing See https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/
What users can and can't do using the API Developers use Wallet.Services intuitive API which gives uniform access to those BlockChains needed for their application.
This normalises many interfaces and skillsets through a single simpler set of tools. There is lower barrier to entry, and accelerated individual and team development.
API automation tools
  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • SaltStack
  • Terraform
  • Puppet
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats Open API (also known as Swagger)
Command line interface Yes
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Other
Using the command line interface Command line automation for management and administration of resources is provided.


Scaling available Yes
Scaling type
  • Automatic
  • Manual
Independence of resources Wallet.Service micro services architecture and its implementation on an underlying hyper-scale public cloud service (Azure).
Usage notifications Yes
Usage reporting
  • API
  • Email
  • SMS


Infrastructure or application metrics Yes
Metrics types
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • HTTP request and response status
  • Memory
  • Network
  • Number of active instances
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach Hardware Security Modules
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
Backup and recovery Yes
Backup controls Wallet.Services supports public BlockChains. This technology is a peer to peer database with as many copies as active nodes.
Wallet.Services supports permissioned BlockChains. Customers would be responsible for ensuring that sufficient node deployment diversity would achieve continuity of data.
Datacentre setup
  • Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery
  • Multiple datacentres
  • Single datacentre with multiple copies
  • Single datacentre
Scheduling backups Users schedule backups through a web interface
Backup recovery Users can recover backups themselves, for example through a web interface

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Microsoft's Online Service Terms at http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=11745
Approach to resilience Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/global-datacenters and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/
Outage reporting Please see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/status/ and https://portal.azure.com/#blade/HubsExtension/ServicesHealthBlade

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Management interfaces are cryptographically protected and audited
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation Yes
Security governance standards
  • CSA CCM version 3.0
  • ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes An Information Security Management Program has been established to enable Microsoft Azure to maintain and improve its management system for information security. Through establishment of the ISMS, Azure plans for and manages protection of its assets to acceptable security levels based on defined risk management processes. In addition, Azure monitors the ISMS and the effectiveness of controls in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets to continuously improve information security.

The ISMS framework encompasses industry best-practices for information security and privacy. The ISMS has been documented and communicated in a customer-facing Information Security Policy, which can be made available upon request (customers and prospective customers must have a signed NDA or equivalent in place to receive a copy).

Microsoft Azure performs annual ISMS reviews, the results of which are reviewed by management. This involves monitoring ongoing effectiveness and improvement of the ISMS control environment by reviewing security issues, audit results, and monitoring status, and by planning and tracking necessary corrective actions.
Also see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/ISO-IEC-27001 and The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform aka.ms/stp

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach "Azure has developed formal standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing the change management process. These SOPs cover both software development and hardware change and release management, and are consistent with established regulatory guidelines including ISO 27001, SOC 1 / SOC 2, NIST 800-53, and others.

Microsoft also uses Operational Security Assurance (OSA), a framework that incorporates the knowledge gained through a variety of capabilities that are unique to Microsoft including the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), the Microsoft Security Response Center program, and deep awareness of the cybersecurity threat landscape.
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/SDL/OperationalSecurityAssurance and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sdl
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach "When providing the Antimalware solution for Virtual Machines, Azure is responsible for ensuring the service is highly available, definitions are updated regularly, that configuration through the Azure Management Portal is effective and that the software detects and protects against known types of malicious software. MCIO-managed hosts in the scope boundary are scanned to validate anti-virus clients are installed and current signature-definition files exist.

Vulnerability scans are performed on a quarterly basis at a minimum. Microsoft Azure contracts with independent assessors to perform penetration testing of the Microsoft Azure boundary."
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach "Microsoft Azure employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause.

Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Microsoft Azure services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach "Microsoft has developed robust processes to facilitate a coordinated response to incidents.
• Identification – System and security alerts may be harvested, correlated, and analyzed.
• Containment – The escalation team evaluates the scope and impact of an incident.
• Eradication – The escalation team eradicates any damage caused by the security breach, identifies root cause for why the security issue occurred.
• Recovery – During recovery, software or configuration updates are applied to the system and services are returned to a full working capacity.
• Lessons Learned – Each security incident is analyzed to protect against future reoccurrence."

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Separation between users

Separation between users
Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart Yes
Who implements virtualisation Supplier
Virtualisation technologies used Hyper-V
How shared infrastructure is kept separate Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Security/default.aspx

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres Yes


Price £1000 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial We provide a free trial top software developers. Its fully functional with restricted use rights (use only for learning and prototyping)


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