Bitpay & Microsoft are Adding Full Nodes to the Bitcoin Network
BitPay has announced its new feature service with Microsoft’s Azure blockchain as a service (BaaS) platform. The Bitcoin-based merchant processor BitPay will allow people to run a full Bitcoin node on the cloud.
The company wants to lower the barrier to entry for those who want to run a full node. They say that whether you are a company or an enthusiast who wants to support the system, Bitcore may be your solution. In its recent blog post, BitPay said, “running a full node is the best way to do it.” The company says that anyone can host a node with Bitcore on the Azure cloud without the need for hardware or devices. Bitcore’s website describes it as “ A powerful, modular node for bitcoin and blockchain-based apps.”