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Large tech companies are increasingly turning their attention to blockchain. Microsoft now launches a blockchain SDK in the cloud. The initial release focuses on three themes: integrating data and systems, connecting interfaces and rolling out smart contracts and blockchain networks.

This kit enhances the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench. They integrate Azure services for key management, off-chain identity and data, monitoring and messaging APIs into a reference architecture that can be used quickly and easily to build blockchain-based applications, says Marc Mercuri, blockchain engineering lead at Microsoft on The Next Web.

Microsoft provides the SDK SMS and voice interfaces for tracking and supply chain solutions, integrations with IoT tools and support for Android and iOS. Microsoft calls the development kit an end-to-end blockchain solution.


The SDK will be compatible with many LED techniques including Ethereum and Bitcoin. To give developers a flying start, Microsoft has posted an extensive guide on Github.

Microsoft is far from being the only technology giant working on blockchain. IBM, Google and Amazon are also actively working to integrate blockchain into their products.

Last month blockchain already brought Nasdaq and Microsoft together. The system allows for easy management of deliveries, payments and transaction handlings for Nasdaq customers. Azure blockchain services will be integrated with Nasdaq’s Financial Framework, which provides software for traders, exchanges and clearing houses to connect with each other.

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