The decision of allowing Microsoft to hold GitHub, $7.5 billion acquisition of web-based hosting service, by European Union (E.U.) will be done by October 19.
GitHub is an open-source coding website where developers’ code projects in various programming languages and observe further changes are stored. In 2017, GitHub gained 24 million developers who are working with 67 million repositories. In order to keep up the pace of the growth, GitHub has reinforced its cloud computing arm against Amazon. Whenever the E.U. rivals catch controversial issues about the acquisition, it can start an investigation.
A lot of crypto users worry that Microsoft is overacting considering the fact that what was allowed to be published on GitHub, with some recommendations to GitLab. Bitcoin core developer Wladimir Van der Laan mentioned that the tough beginning should be bared.
Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella stated that GitHub will remain open platform for public clouds and this will ease GitHub users’ concerns the website will be profitable to Microsoft products.
Last month, Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, launched a proof-of-authority (PoA) algorithm on its Ethereum (ETH) blockchain product, to promote more efficient decentralized applications (DApps) for private or consortium networks where “all consensus participants are known and reputable.”
In May, Amazon Web Service (AWS) agreed on the partnership with ConsenSys’ blockchain startup, Kaleido in order to simplify its platforms to users. Kaleido is an ETH blockchain-based business cloud which gives businesses ready-set blockchain applications.
Author: Jieun Lee