During Blockchain Week in Shanghai, tech giant Microsoft revealed its roadmap for the Bletchley Blockchain Project. The announcement was introduced by Marley Gray, the program manager of Azure’s blockchain engineering team.
Also read: Microsoft IBM Declare Blockchain Open for Business
Microsoft’s Bletchley and Cryptlet Roadmap
Project Bletchley wants to start harnessing the power of consortium-based blockchains. Bletchley creates a template that enables customers to “spin up” a consortium network using a permissioned version of Ethereum.
The Azure initiative also introduces Cryptlets, a primer for “next generation” blockchain applications.
Similar to the Hyperledger Project, Bletchley aims to deliver a blockchain application fabric. Microsoft says this initiative will allow enterprises to collaborate with operations differently. With the template and Cryptlets, developers can get the foundations for building distributed ledger apps.
Microsoft’s GitHub repo explains: