Decentralized Applications platform Lisk has announced that it has been added to the Microsoft Azure Blockchain as a Service program. The project has has also entered a strategic partnership with Chain of Things to advance blockchain and Internet of Things research.
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The Future of Lisk
The platform’s developers will work with Microsoft the bring the platform to Azure. With the first step completed, officially adding the platform to the BaaS program, developers from all over the world will now be able to “develop, test, and deploy Lisk decentralized applications using Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure.”
In its partnership with the Chain of Things Research Lab, the decentralized applications platform “will investigate whether blockchain technology can be effective in establishing security using IoT.”
Commenting on the partnership with Chain of Things, Lisk CEO Max Kordek said:
“Alongside existing partners Ethereum and IOTA, Lisk will fulfill an important advisory role at the Chain of Things research lab. Therefore, by working in collaboration with the participating members to create an open standard for the industry, we hope that our contributions will bring great success to this shared initiative.”
Aspiring dapp developers can start learning how to code dapps on the platform by reading the documentation section on the Lisk website. More information about the technical aspects of Lisk is available in the white paper.
Lisk started their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the 22nd of February 2016. In just a little over three weeks, Lisk has already raised over 4600 BTC, or more than 1.9 Million USD. The ICO will end on the 21st March, 2016.
About Microsoft Azure:
“Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.”
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