Blockchain for the People: Russian Crowdfunder Waves Now Available on Microsoft Azure Blockchain

Waves Platform, a decentralized crowdfunding platform developed in Russia, is now available in the Microsoft Azure Blockchain as a Service cloud (BaaS). With Waves integrated in BaaS, developers are getting vast opportunities for offering a wide range of blockchain solutions.

“We welcome the integration of the Waves Platform in Azure Blockchain as a Service,” shared Konstantin Goldstein, Microsoft Russia Principal Technical Evangelist. “It is a platform that enabled developers to quickly launch ICO projects (a crowdfunding method), or issue tokens for loyalty programs, to name a few. This new addition to the BaaS pool of platforms contributes to shaping a unique environment for developers and for companies interested in blockchain projects. Blockchain as a Service will enable them to set up a blockchain infrastructure in one click, as well as integrate advanced technologies in their projects, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and so on.”

The introduction of Waves on BaaS provides new opportunities for companies and software developers who would like to issue tokens using a blockchain, for example.

“Microsoft was one of the first major IT companies to officially acknowledge the potential of blockchain technology. Azure was designed to offer affordable solutions to companies that, due to their size, wouldn’t have enough resources to launch their own software platforms. Blockchain as a Service is a quick, economical, low-risk platform for deploying open blockchain protocols,” added Waves Platform CEO Alexander Ivanov. “As an open, flexible and scalable cloud platform, Azure has a lot in common with Waves. We are also looking at new ways of computing, and of making powerful functionality available to end consumers. I believe partnering with Microsoft will enable us to achieve big results.”

Microsoft Azure features a wide range of blockchain solutions, including Ethereum, Chain Core, Corda, Nxt and Lisk which form a Blockchain as a Service ecosystem and support the creation of  blockchain projects.

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