Microsoft Sees Trade Finance, Bond Issuance as Ripe for Blockchain Growth

Marc Mercuri of Microsoft explains where the tech giant sees room for blockchain solutions in the future.

Microsoft is pushing hard into the blockchain space. The tech giant launched the Azure Blockchain Workbench in May 2018, and has since released a new tool to verify and analyze smart contracts used on the Ethereum blockchain, while its Azure Blockchain Service is being used by Bond.One to migrate its debt issuance and trading platform to blockchain technologies. Additionally, Microsoft formed a strategic partnership to drive enterprise adoption of JP Morgan’s Quorum, the bank’s distributed

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