Blockchain as a Service

While the Bitcoin community currently splits into two camps, the software provide discover the underlying technology blockchain. Microsoft is working since last year on establishing “Blockchain as a Service” and wants to become an important part of the cloud computing platform Azure. The Director of Technology Strategy, Marley Gray, who is responsible for this, announces over Coindesk the next step in this offensive: even in spring, Microsoft plans to introduce a certified blockchain marketplace. Currently, the group is still busy with a security clearance for the new Azure deal.

“We and our customers want access to each blockchain. We are open to all and open up even the smallest providers,” Gray explains the project. Since October Azure supports encryption technology. With the integration of Microsoft blockchain-based services will enable about contracts signed or tax returns.

Since January, among other things, the blockchain Startup Bitpay is an official partner of the Group. While for Azure previously only selected technology providers have been approved, this should change with the new marketplace. Here Microsoft wants to avoid being a gatekeeper for blockchains. Rather, the software giant wants to promote education and collaboration in the region.

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