Accenture is among a group of 13 companies partnering with startup CoinSciences in an effort to get more enterprise businesses working with blockchain.

Those involved with the effort are largely existing users of the MultiChain platform, and the program formalizes that relationship. Participants include professional services firm Accenture, financial tech provider D+H and IT firm Mphasis.

According to founder and CEO Gideon Greenspan, the goal is to expand the market for blockchain consulting while at the same time improving the visibility of both its MultiChain private blockchain platform as well as the services of its partners.

He said of the launch:

“The MultiChain Platform Partner Program allows us to formalize our relationship with these companies, offering them both marketing exposure and deep technical assistance.”

The move is a step into the public eye for Multichain, which has emerged as a notable player in the permissioned blockchain space. Those involved with the effort use the startup’s platform as a basis for proofs-of-concept and prototype development alongside their respective clients.

First launching as a provider of technology for the bitcoin blockchain, CoinSciences has since shifted gears to projects like a recent cross-border proof-of-concept unveiled by Dutch multinational bank Rabobank.

In statements, partner Accenture was effusive in its praise for CoinSciences and its work, highlighting how it uses the Multichain platform as a basis for early-stage blockchain testing.

“We’ve been working with MultiChain for nearly two years, and have seen the platform evolve rapidly to adapt to clients’ needs, including everything from building proofs-of-concept to supporting pilot projects,” David Treat, managing director of Accenture’s Financial Services blockchain practice, said in a statement.

The news highlights Accenture’s growing footprint in the blockchain space. Other startups working with the services firm include Digital Asset Holdings, Blockstream and Monax.

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