Tech giant Microsoft has added five new services to its Azure blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solution, including decentralized prediction market Augur and Ethereum startup Slock.it.
Other new additions to its blockchain testbed, announced in October, include custom blockchain development platform Lisk; digital asset platform BitShares; and alternative blockchain Syscoin. BitPay, Eris Industries and Factom are among a number of previously announced partners.
In a blog post, Microsoft director of technology strategy Marley Gray sought to position the company’s blockchain offerings as representing a diversity of the technologies currently available in the market.
For the Azure platform, the additions are the latest that find Microsoft working toward the creation of a "certified blockchain marketplace", that could soon see previously announced partners pass more stringent vetting.
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