Ankr’s utility token ANKR surged by more than 60% after the San Francisco-based blockchain infrastructure startup announced on Tuesday a partnership with Microsoft to offer blockchain node hosting services for enterprises.
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- The price of Ankr rose to US$0.0538 from US$0.0333 in about an hour after the company announced its partnership with the tech giant. The cryptocurrency was trading at US$0.047 as of 11 a.m., Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to CoinMarketCap data.
- Ankr and Microsoft will launch what they described as an enterprise-level blockchain node service on Microsoft’s Azure software marketplace.
- A node is a computing device that takes part in the verification and processing of transactions on blockchain networks.
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