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Microsoft Adds CoinPrism, Eris & Factom to Blockchain-as-a-Service

Microsoft said today that it is adding blockchain startups CoinPrism, Eris Industries & Factom to the Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) program.

Ripple and Ethereum developer ConsenSys are already members of the Azure BaaS ecosystem.

Marley Gray, Microsoft’s Director of Technology Strategy – US Financial Services, commented:

The response to the Azure BaaS offering for partners and customers has been compelling and we have formed a line onboarding new partners and customers into the staging area awaiting the official launch of the category in the Azure Marketplace.

Even though the Marketplace category is taking awhile to stand up, the offerings are still available in the staging area (search for “bloc” and most of the blockchain offerings will show up).

Eris Industries provides a platform for industrial applications of smart contract technology. The company’s blockchains are permissionable, logic optimized blockchains which run EVM compatible blockchains within a permissioned blockchain network.

CoinPrism is developing OpenChain, an open source distributed ledger technology suited for organizations wishing to issue and manage digital assets in a robust, secure and scalable way.

Factom is using blockchain technology to simplify records management, record business processes, and address security and compliance issues.

CoinPrism described how Openchain will be an offering on Azure:

Through Microsoft Azure, you can now provision a new chain in the click of a button. The infrastructure is created on demand in Microsoft’s datacenters, and after a few minutes, you will be provided with the URL of your Openchain instance. Microsoft manages the hardware end to end and abstracts it away for you.

The first template offered by Microsoft is a template for a test envi

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