Microsoft announces open source Coco Framework to speed up enterprise blockchain adoption

Microsoft has today announced Coco Framework, a means of simplifying the adoption of blockchain protocol technology. The aim is to speed up the adoption of blockchain-based systems in the enterprise, whilst simultaneously increasing privacy. Coco — short for Confidential Consortium — will be available in 2018, and Microsoft will be making the technology open source to help increase uptake. Intel is working with Microsoft as a hardware and software partner, and Coco Framework features Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) to improve transaction speed at scale. The framework is compatible with Ethereum, but Microsoft envisions it being used across financial… [Continue Reading]
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