Microsoft Plans Expand Support for Crypto Wallets Across Next Generation of Hardware Products, Documents Suggest
Microsoft appears to be planning to offer support for crypto wallets across its upcoming generations of hardware products, according to a document recently discovered online.
The document, which is reportedly a “request for proposal” from Microsoft’s hardware division, states that the company is looking to develop and integrate cryptocurrency wallets into its hardware products. According to the document, Microsoft is currently seeking out partners to provide hardware-specific security and authentication services, as well as providing support for wallets “on multiple platforms including Windows 10, Xbox One, and HoloLens”.
The document further states that Microsoft is looking for a partner who can “enable customers to securely store, exchange, and use cryptocurrencies” such as Bitcoin, Ether, and other “ergonomic digital assets.” The company is also reportedly seeking partners to provide support for crypto-based decentralized applications, as well as protocols and open source platforms.
If the document is to be believed, Microsoft’s future hardware products could soon be featuring cryptocurrency wallets and supporting decentralized applications built on top of distributed ledger technology. This news comes just days after Microsoft announced a partnership with blockchain technology company ConsenSys to build a blockchain-powered identity platform.
Microsoft’s apparent plans to integrate crypto wallets into its products could be a major step forward for the industry, as it would offer a truly massive customer base access to digital asset wallets and decentralized applications. The move could also potentially open the door for other major tech companies in the industry to follow, pushing continued adoption of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology.