Place/Date: Aachen, Germany - March 17th, 2016 at 7:42 am UTC · 2 min read
In a matter of only a few weeks, the decentralized application and custom blockchain development platform Lisk, has surged forward into the realm of highest performing crowd-funds of all time. Raising over 4600 BTC in its crowd-fund until now, the team has announced its first round of strategic partnerships.
The Lisk team is working together with Microsoft to bring the Lisk decentralized application platform to the Azure cloud. As a first step Microsoft Azure has officially integrated Lisk into its Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) program – meaning developers worldwide can develop, test, and deploy Lisk decentralized applications using Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure.
Coinciding with todays announcement, the Lisk team is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the research lab Chain of Things.
The Chain of Things (CoT) Research Lab will investigate whether blockchain technology can be effective in establishing security using IoT. The aim being for the CoT Research Lab to test the feasibility of blockchain based Internet of Things applications on a global scale.
In an official Lisk blog post, Lisk CEO Max Kordek commented that:
“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 Lisk dapps, 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.
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