Microsoft has been awarded a U.S. patent for software it says can help users develop blockchain applications by making it easier and more efficient to create crypto tokens for different distributed ledgers.

  • According to the patent, creating and managing tokens is currently “difficult and cumbersome” due to the lack of standardization across different blockchains.

  • Microsoft’s patent describes a ledger-independent system for helping users to create tokens, and for managing them across different networks.

  • On receiving a request from a user, the system offers templates with various attributes and control functions. Those would depend on the type of token required, representing, for example, a digital or physical asset. Once the user has selected the desired template, the system creates the token on the designated networks.

  • The system also provides a common interface for managing the tokens, so developers don’t have to worry about token-specific code to interact with them.

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