Blockchain Location Nextwork XYO Joins Microsoft Partner Networkbr>
Blockchain-powered location network XYO has teamed with tech giant Microsoft to make available a future-ready resource for development, testing and production of decentralized apps (Dapps).
Founded in 2012, XYO has been developing trusted Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that connect the digital world with the physical one. In November 2018, the firm unveiled the XYO Network, a geospatial blockchain network backed with cryptography, with the goal to provide accurate, certainty-driven location data on everything from cars to smartphones. The firm claims that the XYO Network rivals the GPS network, and radically transforms the world’s leading industries.
XYO’s partnership with Microsoft will allow the firm to offer developers libraries and tools that work seamlessly with Microsoft’s wide-array of services. As part of the agreement, XYO’s geospatial blockchain apps and services, once deployed, will be offered in Microsoft Azure’s Marketplace, allowing developers to build and deploy their own geospatial blockchain applications.
In addition, XYO will make its IoT beacons available on Microsoft Azure, and will also create push-button smart contract services for Microsoft Azure. The partnership will also give XYO access to Microsoft’s “Go-To-Market Services” and technical advisors to further drive sales and visibility of the integrated solutions, to Microsoft customers and partners, globally.
“We’re very excited to announce our partnership with Microsoft,” said Arie Trouw, Architect and Co-Founder of XYO. “Microsoft’s network will enable us to make our blockchain-based IoT nodes integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Azure-based applications, ensuring that our solutions reach one of the largest customer bases and marketplaces in the industry.”