Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure formally announced the release of its blockchain app creation service, Azure Blockchain Workbench, on May 7.
In a press release, the company highlighted blockchain as a “key topic of interest” as it also kicks of its annual Microsoft Build conference this week.
Workbench will allow businesses looking to create bespoke blockchain apps to speed up the development process by automating infrastructure setup.
This, Microsoft Azure general manager Matthew Kerner says, means “developers can focus on application logic, and business owners can focus on defining and validating their use cases.”
The computing giant’s optimism around both blockchain and aspects of cryptocurrency has continued despite founder Bill Gates’ well-publicized criticism of Bitcoin as an investment…