Eris Industries, Factom and CoinPrism Join Microsoft Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service

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Marley Gray the Director of Technology Strategy for Financial Services at Microsoft has revealed in a recent blog post that three new members that will join Microsoft’s blockchain service. – CoinPrism, Eris and Factom. 

In addition to having some awesome partners like ConsenSys and Ripple in the BaaS ecosystem, we have some great new members too, like Eris, CoinPrism (OpenChain) and Factom. Here is an update on the activities of our existing and new partners in BaaS.

  • ConsenSys: Ethereum in all flavors
    • Ethereum C++
  • Eris Industries: A leading platform for industrial applications of smart contract technology. Eris:db blockchains are permissionable, logic optimized blockchains which run EVM compatible blockchains within a permissioned blockchain network. The following templates are in the pipeline:
    • Single validator eris:db blockchain client for rapid prototyping
    • Seven validator eris:db blockchain network for stable demonstration chains spread across user selected Azure data centers
    • Azure clients will be able to upload the details of their permissioning requirements for the blockchain network in question as part of the instantiation process
  • CoinPrism: OpenChain is an open source distributed ledger technology. It is suited for organizations wishing to issue and manage digital assets in a robust, secure and scalable way. The following is in the pipeline:
    • Single-node OpenChain test and development environment
    • In Q1 2016: Production use harnessing Azure’s infrastructure to achieve high availability making it possible to scale up as needed to achieve thousands of transactions per second. Also, a template that will deploy an OpenChain instance will be configured as a pegged sidechain.
  • Factom: Simplify records management, record business processes, and address security and compliance issues. The following are in the pipeline:
    • Deploy a factomd service exposing the Factom APIs – Q1 2016
    • Bitcoin data service of prices from different exchanges recorded on Factom’s Blockchain – Q1 2016

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC, Richard Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including DECENT.ch, Inchain, Humaniq, Chronobank, eGaas and others.

He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List. As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and crypto-currency and, consequently, has built a notable network inthe scene.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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