- Waves Platform has announced that its Smart Assets and Smart Accounts will be available on Microsoft Azure
- Waves Smart Contracts are claimed to offer numerous benefits over other platforms
- According to Konstantin Goldstein, Microsoft Russia’s principal technical evangelist, it is important to support open-source platforms
On January 29, Waves Platform announced that its Smart Assets and Smart Account will be available for developers working on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Both software solutions can be downloaded from Azure Marketplace in a special extension for Visual Studio Code, which makes creating and managing smart contracts simpler.
It is possible to use two newly introduced templates of virtual machines (VMs) in Azure for setting up new options on a public or private blockchain. It is worth mentioning that Waves Platform itself is available to use through the Azure cloud service since 2017.
Ahead of the competition
The main advantage of non-Turing smart contracts that Waves offers compared to competing solutions is better security and lower vulnerability. According to Sasha Ivanov, Founder and CEO of Waves Platform, these improvements come from an option to restrict functionality to avoid undesirable use. He further commented:
“I am confident that users will hugely appreciate the variety of opportunities and possibilities this opens up for them!”
The process of creating smart contracts will be simplified with the introduction of an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio code editor. The extension will allow developers to completely integrate their workflow with Microsoft Azure cloud.
Konstantin Goldstein, Microsoft Russia’s principal technical evangelist believes that it is vital to support open-source platforms and to boost the availability of software tools to make developers’ lives easier:
“Waves is one of world’s leading blockchain platforms, which contributes substantially to the development of an ecosystem for global decentralised solutions, and we are glad to support the company in its development.”
Both the Smart Accounts and Smart Assets have a variety of use cases. These include management of supply chains, verification of documentation, organization of internal transactions, filing accounting reports, game development and other.