Microsoft has been one of the most forward-thinking companies when it comes to blockchain technology and its potential applications. The company has been actively involved in the development of the Ethereum blockchain and has even created its own Ethereum-based blockchain platform, called Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS).
However, it seems that Microsoft is no longer using Ethereum as its primary blockchain platform. This was first reported by CoinDesk, which noted that Microsoft had stopped using Ethereum in its BaaS offering.
While Microsoft has not officially confirmed this, the company did remove all mention of Ethereum from its BaaS website. Moreover, Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain product is now powered by Hyperledger Fabric, an open-source blockchain platform hosted by the Linux Foundation.
So, what caused this sudden change? It’s hard to say for sure, but it could be that Microsoft simply realized that Hyperledger Fabric is a more robust and enterprise-ready platform than Ethereum. After all, Hyperledger Fabric was designed specifically for enterprise use cases, while Ethereum was originally built as a decentralized platform for running smart contracts.
In any case, Microsoft’s shift away from Ethereum doesn’t seem to be slowing down the development of the Ethereum blockchain. The platform is still being actively used by a number of companies and organizations, and it continues to be one of the most popular blockchain platforms in the world.