Microsoft launches Azure Blockchain Workbench, an application booster
The release of Azure Blockchain Workbench by giant Microsoft was announced on Monday, May 7, 2018. The company’s cloud computing platform released the news. It aims to support developers who work with distributed registry technology.
A rapid development tool with the Blockchain
Microsoft said that Workbench is “the scaffolding of an end-to-end Blockchain application” built easily in a few clicks, a real platform that will allow the development of Blockchain applications in a few days. Many projects could therefore germinate thanks to the help provided by the Azur platform.
As companies see increased use of Blockchain solutions, Microsoft is trying to take advantage of this opportunity by offering a pre-configured infrastructure available to customers looking for rapid implementation of Blockchain solutions.
Several companies such as Hapoalim Bank of Israel, Nestlé and Apttus participated in the Azure Blockchain Workbench test phase.
Microsoft’s support for the Blockchain took shape through its Identity division in February
The company has connected off-line upgrade solutions for Bitcoin. At that time, the Lightning Network recorded a significant increase in the number of users.
However, it seems obvious that the Azure platform would be the most promising of Microsoft’s projects, based on the underlying Cryptocurrency Technology, the Blockchain.
Among the partnerships exploiting the technology giant’s Blockchain are Hyperledger, R3, Cornell University’s Blockchain Research Group, and many others, the list is growing.