Microsoft’s blockchain-as-a-service project signs four new partners

FinTech | January 12, 2016 By:

Microsoft announced that four new partners signed up for their blockchain -as-a-service (Baas), a service that will be made available for the software giant’s clients on Azure, its cloud platform.

BitPay, Manifold Technology, LibraTax and Emercoin are the latest additions to a roster that contains the likes of Ripple, Factom and ConsenSys.

Microsoft first announced its BaaS service toward the end of October while striking up a partnership with Ethereum-based startup ConsenSys. The announcement also detailed several toolkits that would be provided for Azure clients.

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