Microsoft is continuing to support cryptocurrency and blockchain technology within its infrastructure. Just recently, ConsenSys and Microsoft have collaborated on integrating Ethereum’s programming language, Solidity into the company’s Visual Studio. The tech giant company has also revealed that Excel 2016 will support Bitcoin’s currency format within the MS Office suite.
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Microsoft Enables Thousands of Devs to Build with Ethereum
The reveal of this integration was introduced at Microsoft’s Build presentation with Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Lubin attending the event. Build focuses on presenting the latest technology and tools to help developers generate innovative concepts.
The implementation of the Ethereum code will allow developers to create with its protocol, building decentralized applications (Dapps), smart contracts, and IoT compatibility. Through this collaboration, Windows users will be able to develop programs via the Ethereum Virtual Network (EVM). Buterin stated:
Making it easier for developers to build applications on top of Ethereum through developer tools has always been one of our primary interests and focuses, and the integration of Solidity in Visual Studio will help bring Ethereum to a very large developer community. I am looking forward to seeing the