Microsoft wants to get into ICOs?

Yes, you heard it right! Microsoft has made a surprise entry into the crypto market through Azure, its cloud platform. Microsoft Azure will provide the tech giant with its own Initial Coin Offering (ICO) solutions arm with the help of Stratis, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform which helps token issuers with fully integrated services and customisable layouts to launch their token sales.

Stratis is available in the Azure Marketplace and can be deployed in a single click from the platform. Its presence itself is noticeable and a sign that more such tools will likely be a part of the popular cloud marketplace. Stratis has also integrated Changelly in its ICO platform which allows investors to contribute in any currency and convert their fiat currency into cryptocurrencies, if required.

With companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung getting into the cryptocurrency space, the industry is poised for exciting times ahead!