Microsoft Azure Blockchain-as-a-service Adds STRATO, Alphapoint And IOTA -

Microsoft Azure Blockchain-as-a-service Adds STRATO, Alphapoint And IOTA

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The Microsoft Azure blockchain-as-a-service offering just got a bit longer, as AlphaPoint joined the fray. Or to be more precise, the first certified offering by Blockapps is making its way to the Microsoft Azure BaaS service, in the form of STRATO. This single-blockchain instance will let developers tinker around the Ethereum blockchain and provide an API for application purposes. Additionally, AlphaPoint and IOTA are now available on the BaaS platform as well.

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STRATO Arrives On Microsoft Azure BaaS

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It is positive to see Microsoft Azure continue the development of their blockchain-as-a-service offering, which will get more people acquainted with the concept of digital currency and blockchain technology. STRATO will be a new Ethereum development sandbox, as well as an API to connect applications with public, private and consortium-based blockchains.

The primary goal of this additions is to provide developers with all of the tools they need to get applications up and running on Microsoft Azure in mere minutes. Combining the certified offering by Blockapps with the Bloc web application software will lead to some exciting results in the coming months.

But there is more to this offering than just connecting various blockchain-as-a-service with one another, as STRATO allows for adjustable consensus formation algorithms. Considering how the Ethereum protocol thrives on the consensus ecosystem, the addition of STRATO to Microsoft Azure can prove interesting concepts, which may very well alter the entire transaction verification rules as well.

Most people are well aware of how Ethereum will change from proof of work to proof of stake at some point in the future. With the addition of STRATOS to these offerings, developers can experiment with the impact proof of stake would have on existing applications, as well as their own proofs of concept.

AlphaPoint and IOTA Are Interesting Additions

Bitcoinist_Microsoft Azure STRATO Blockapps Alphapoint

The past few days have been quite busy for Microsoft and its Azure blockchain-as-a-service platform, as they welcome IOTA and AlphaPoint to the ecosystem as well. Especially the addition of AlphaPoint could become very interesting as this platform is known for their digital asset exchange solutions. Having the option to integrate exchange capabilities from a Microsoft Azure instance is something people could only dream of a year ago, but the concept has become very real ever since.

IOTA brings something entirely different to the table, as this project acts as a Directed Acyclic Graph/Tangle based distributed ledger. Or to be put this into more human terms: IOTA has the potential to reshape the blockchain architecture as we know it. Picture it as a constant stream as settlements, rather than dealing with network blocks. IOTA is perfectly suited to merge blockchain technology with the Internet of Things.

How will these additions impact the Microsoft Azure blockchain-as-a-service feature? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Microsoft Azure

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Jp Buntinx

Jp Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a freelance Bitcoin writer and Bitcoin journalist for various digital currency news outlets around the world. In other notes, Jean-Pierre is an active member of the Belgian Bitcoin Association, and occasionally attends various Bitcoin Meetups in Ghent and Brussels

  • little-lucy

    R3 or developers are also using bots on the polo exchange to pump Eth..

    It only has volume on one exchange polo, they use api bots to set price,

    They dont pay commission to polo so easy to pump & dump the coin.

    the other small exchanges just follow the trend.

    everyone should get on this to make easy money, they pump it for a long time to set new highs to generate publicity which is good for the coin. nice to get market volume.

    the key is not to get greedy, get out before they dump at top & take profits.

    if you dont get on time they will dump it & you lose a lot of money.

    Bots control the price range, the volume is not real, the same bot sells back & forth moving the price up, you cant short it,

    the volume goes up showing huge market cap as the same bot is just selling eth back & forth to itself.

    if you try to short the price, the bot just replenishes those coins within half a second,

    thats why charting rules dont apply, have you seen the eth chart? nothing like it.

    Manipulation at its best.

    it gets pumped without any corrections, there is 77 million coins in circulation most of that is owned by the same people so the higher they take the price the more they sell to the top.. it only has huge dumps for profit taking which everyone is doing.

    that’s why its only on one exchange so Manipulation is easy, if it was on any other big exchange with high Bitcoin volume it wouldn’t be manipulated so easily.

    i actually agree with the developers not allowing the shorting on margin calls as if they didnt stop the shorts price would be lees than a 1$, it would take years to achieve the current 10% bitcoin cap, they used bots & did it only in one month of pumping the coin.

    its not fair to short the life out of something using margin when there is no demand yet, so you created the demand,

    the only way to create the volume & demand is to show people how much money they could make out of this in the next pump… so bot pumps & dumps which show high market & chance to make money generating lots of publicity for eth! great.

    its a much faster way to get market share creating fake volume showing a bullish trend to suck people in. its a ponzi, but not a long term one, just short term ponzi to get more genuine volume, pumping to get it noticed by the community & new crpto adopters.

    you can see this for yourself on polo the only exchange with the volume, easy to see in the order book & you already noticed it.

    This tech has a great future, they just want to make it happen faster using the price to get publicity which is working & i personally like it.

    if you can speed up the mass adoption using manipulation you should do it, happens in every market. we as the normal user have to be careful but we can also profit from it.

    take the bull by the horns & drag it up, why not…