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Develop, test and deploy secure blockchain apps

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What is a blockchain?

Blockchain is a transparent and verifiable system that will change the way people think about exchanging value and assets, enforcing contracts and sharing data. The technology is a shared, secure ledger of transactions distributed among a network of computers, rather than resting with a single provider. Businesses are using blockchain as a common data layer to enable a new class of apps. Now, business processes and data can be shared across multiple organisations, which eliminates waste, reduces the risk of fraud and creates new revenue streams.

How Blockchain will accelerate business performance and power the smart economy

“When fully automated, blockchain can enforce consistency in execution, assist with dispute resolution, increase accountability and deliver end-to-end transparency that can inform better business decisions.”

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What are businesses doing with blockchain?

Find out how blockchain is transforming the financial services industry

Explore how blockchain is being applied across the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. See how blockchain helps financial services institutions eliminate intermediaries, collaborate more efficiently and create disruptive new business models.

Discover how blockchain can create smarter, more efficient supply chains

Read about how blockchain helps resolve disputes quickly and transparently. Discover how blockchain adds visibility to the corporate supply chain by keeping a single, real-time view that’s consistent for everyone.

Why use blockchain on Azure?

Simplify development

Cut development time and experiment easily with modular, preconfigured networks and infrastructure.

Get up and running quickly

Iterate and validate blockchain scenarios quickly by using built-in connections to Azure and tools you’re already familiar with.

Innovate with confidence

Keep your data secure and scale when you need to – on an open, trusted, globally available cloud platform.

Customers are doing great things with blockchain on Azure

3M uses Azure Blockchain to enable a new label-as-a-service approach for helping secure the supply chain and fight product counterfeiting

"We were looking for a way to reduce risk in our internal systems, but as we worked with Azure Blockchain, we saw an opportunity to create a service that we could monetize as a whole new line of business."
Oscar Naim, PhD, Lead Software Architecture Specialist

Webjet uses Azure to power Rezchain, a payment reconciliation service for the online travel market

"We've found that almost 90 percent of mismatched hotel bookings can be resolved without cost when we use blockchain to tackle them at or near the time of booking."
Lynne Oldfield, Director of Corporate Development

Ground-breaking insurance blockchain solution runs in Microsoft Azure

"We anticipate that the efficiencies delivered by Insurwave will reduce the cost of marine insurance premiums by 10 to 20 percent."
Stefan Schrijnen, Director, Insurance, EY

Jump-start your blockchain project on Azure

Get the latest news from the Azure blog

Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.1.0 extends capabilities and monitoring

Last month, we announced the public preview release of Azure Blockchain Workbench, which greatly accelerates blockchain application development. Since launch, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of engagement and enthusiasm from our customers and partners with thousands of different blockchain apps processing tens of thousands of transactions.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain Engineering

Simplifying blockchain app development with Azure Blockchain Workbench

Today, we’re excited to announce the public preview release of Azure Blockchain Workbench, a new offering that can reduce application development time from months to days.

General Manager, Microsoft Azure

Improved multi-member Blockchain networks now available on Azure

We see strong customer interest in the blockchain solutions that are available on the Azure Marketplace. Today, we are excited to announce significant enhancements to our Ethereum on Azure offering.

Software Engineer, Azure Global

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