It has been recently announced that not two, but three companies have formed an alliance in the attempt of enhancing several industries with the help of blockchain technology. The three involved includes Microsoft Taiwan, Digital China and Hot Cool.
This announcement was made on June 28, 2018 at “Le Meriden Hotel” situated in Taipei City. Representatives of the three parties have shared a lot of insight on what the alliance can bring for the near future.
For starters, the General Manager of Microsoft Taiwan, Sun Jikang believes that Digital China’s blockchain services can benefit from Microsoft Azure – considering it as a strategic move for Digital China.
CCN shared a statement made by Jikang, which went as follows:
“Taiwan has first-class engineering and technical talents, and their innovative thinking cannot be underestimated. At the same time, it carries a solid manufacturing and R&D foundation, plus Excellent geographical location, with the superior conditions for the development of blockchain application […] Microsoft’s tooling in the strategic layout of the blockchain and citing the global partner resources, is bound to be the vision of the industrial application of blockchain.”
Next, we have Sun Yutao, Founder of Digital China. Yutao’s interest in blockchain was as early as 2014 and he since has been researching the technology at hand. He strongly believes that blockchain technology alone will not be enough, rather infusing it with IoT, artificial intelligence and biometrics to be the best option.
General Manager at Hot Cool, a computing services provider, Wu Jiefu, also shares similar values compared to his allies, as he views the partnership as the stepping stone for blockchain solutions.
It appears that Digital China’s DADA, Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench and Hot Cool’s MSP will be the major players in this effort. Ultimately, the three together hope to bring the blockchain frame to China at a sustainable rate.
Details as to how this partnership will continue is yet to be disclosed, along with any roadmap. Microsoft’s involvement within this industry comes of surprise considering Bill Gates was against Bitcoin in March of this year. Hopefully this alliance will help to shed light on the different ways blockchain technology can serve diverse industries.