Blockmason Weekly Update: 2019-10-24

đź“° Welcome to the Blockmason Weekly Update!

Hello, Blockmason community! Another week is upon us, which means it’s time for another Weekly Update.

In this edition of the Weekly Update, Link now supports ThunderCore and Microsoft Azure Blockchain, and Blockmason joins the Microsoft Partner Network.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Link ThunderCore Blockchain Compatibility Now Officially Supported

Hello, Blockmason community!


We are excited to announce that Blockmason Link now has compatibility with the ThunderCore blockchain.

ThunderCore is an Ethereum compatible, Smart Contract platform boasting 1,200+ transactions-per-second (TPS), quick block confirmations and low gas costs, making it quick and easy for DApps to deploy and scale.

We are pleased to be able to bring more options to developers using Link and look forward to continuing the expansion of available blockchains usable with Link.

You can obtain some testnet TT tokens from ThunderCore Testnet Faucet to be sent to your Link default account address to get started. ThunderCore also uses the Byzantium EVM Version, which you will need to specify in Link.

For full details on how you can start using ThunderCore with Link check out the documentation here: https://github.com/blockmason/link-onboarding/blob/master/ThunderCore.md

You can read more on ThunderCore at https://www.thundercore.com/


Microsoft Azure Blockchain Now Usable With Link as The First Supported Private Blockchain

Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Service makes it easy to build, govern and expand consortium blockchain networks at scale. Now thanks to new compatibility with Link, we show how you can quickly create your own private blockchain on Azure, and use the simplicity of Blockmason Link to deploy and interact with smart contracts on your Azure blockchain.

This will be a private blockchain network using the Quorum protocol (https://www.goquorum.com/) but still Ethereum-compatible.

Azure Blockchain Services has a wealth of tools available so feel free to dig into their Monitoring and logging tools to get a better view on your blockchain!

We are excited to expand Link’s compatibility to include Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain.

For details on how you can start using Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain with Link check out the full documentation here: https://github.com/blockmason/link-onboarding/blob/master/AzureBlockchain.md

You can read more on Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/blockchain/


Blockmason Becomes a Member of The Microsoft Partner Network

Thanks to the recent inclusion of the Microsoft Azure Blockchain compatibility with Link, Blockmason has now joined the Microsoft Partner Network. Not only will this give Link a chance to appear in the Azure Marketplace, but it gives us a wide range of products to work with in the industry, as well as new program options to bring Link to market.

More details soon, stay tuned.