Microsoft Launches Blockchain Manager App
Microsoft has made known that its fully managed Azure Blockchain Service has launched.
The new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform will purportedly allow users to build blockchain applications on preconfigured network.
Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s head of corporate communications said that this service “simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain networks.”
Shaw further said that Azure Blockchain Service can create a new consortium network “in a few simple clicks,” or let the user perform basic operations like adding new members to the network.
An open source blockchain platform backed by JPMorgan Chase, Quorum, is the first platform that can be managed via Azure Blockchain Service. Mark Russinovich ,Azure CTO said:
“Because it’s built on the popular Ethereum protocol, which has the world’s largest blockchain developer community, Quorum is a natural choice.”
Microsoft Azure released its blockchain app creation service Azure Blockchain Workbench in May 2018. This platform was also designed to automate aspects of blockchain-related work in this case to streamline blockchain app development by providing readily available infrastructure for the developer.