In this edition of “Success stories in the Blockchain world”, we will introduce you to Microsoft.
Microsoft is one of the largest technology companies in the world, especially known for its “Windows” operating systems. Although this is their flagship product, it does not mean that it is the only thing they can offer the world in terms of innovation.
Like the other major technology companies today, Microsoft has been concerned with staying in constant innovation. As in research to discover that new products could make the life of its users easier.
That’s why Microsoft opened up to Blockchain technology a while ago. And, in fact, it became one of the leading companies in the industry.
Microsoft Azure: Blockchain innovation
Microsoft Azure is a cloud solution that the company launched in 2010. However, a few years ago it evolved and now it not only offers cloud services, but also offers Blockchain services.
The company, founded by Bill Gates, realized the potential of the blockchain for different sectors. That is why he hastened to be part of this nascent sector, which its users demanded more every day.
That is how they created the Azure Blockchain division, which has become one of the most famous in terms of the blockchain worldwide.
It is important to mention that Azure works with Ethereum Blockchain technology, considered one of the most advanced so far.
In addition, they have worried about showing this new ecosystem as something simple. In fact, on their homepage, they show how to start in the Blockchain ecosystem with three simple steps.
In turn, Microsoft Azure offers three main blockchain services: Azure Blockchain Service, Azure Blockchain Workbench and Azure Blockchain Development Kit.
Azure Blockchain Service It is the version for beginners. Simplify the information, administration and governance of blockchain networks. This so you can devote to business logic and application development.
On the other hand, Azure Blockchain Workbench It is aimed at those who have more interest in experimenting with the infrastructure. With this tool you can streamline profitability with integrations and extensions of cloud services. In turn, it can be innovated in an open and trustworthy platform.
Finally, the Azure Blockchain Development Kit, is a complete GitHub repository with blockchain content from different developers. This includes code examples and accelerators.
Success in its implementation
So far, the Microsoft blockchain has been a success, to the point of taking second place in the investigation of Juniper Research about the main Blockchain companies in the world.
In addition, it has recognized clients who use these types of solutions. Among which we can mention Starbucks, Xbox, GE and Singapore Airlines.
In turn, he has made other important contributions such as tokenization services in Azure, his alliance with Salesforce and his interest in achieving Blockchain integration.
The impact that these large companies are achieving in the blockchain ecosystem is immense. Since it not only gives a certain level of legitimacy to technology, but also allows its distribution in a simple and massive way.
I am a student of International Studies, interested in new technologies and their impact on the world. Faithful believer that tenacity is the basis of success.