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Baseline integrates Microsoft and Google spreadsheets using the Ethereum core network

June 9, 2020

Basic protocol published integrations for Google Sheets and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

The new function Maintains consistent and verifiable records using spreadsheets together with an ERP solution (Enterprise Resource Planning).

The company released a proof of concept on June 7th. Demonstration of how the database baseline works in a table to check for multiple independent private databases Keep the same records.

Baseline integrates Microsoft and Google spreadsheets using the Ethereum core networkBaseline integrates Microsoft and Google spreadsheets using the Ethereum core network

The protocol was started in March and developed in collaboration between Microsoft, EY and ConsenSys.

The concept used the technique of “baselining” Make sure that the records kept by separate entity databases are verifiable. Allow company information to “stay in traditional databases.”

The initiative was developed and implemented in collaboration with blockchain companies LimeChain and Provide To demonstrate that The new protocol can be used by large and small companies. including those that do not rely on complex information systems to manage their records.

The evidence showed that the technique does not require data to be stored on a blockchain, Rather, the Distributed Accounting Technology (DLT) is used to “improve the consistency of separate data sets”.

The protocol uses Ethereum’s core network as middleware

The solution too Uses the Ethereum core network as middleware for data verification without the confidential or unwanted information being published on the network:

“With this and the Google Sheets API, the team was able to connect the table to any other” baselined “system and ensure consistency from record to record and row to row.”

“Our perception is that Many small businesses still use spreadsheets to keep track of their contracts and orders. “ LimeChain co-founder George Spasov said.

“With Provide, we figured out how to baseline a table in a much more sophisticated system like Microsoft Dynamics 365, “added Spasov.

Blockchains are “digital nudist colonies”

In conversation with Cointelegraph, the developer of ConsenSys and co-founder of the baseline protocol, John Wolpert described how the new technology differs to traditional blockchain-based registers.

“Instead of a single source being the only database of information from around the world, which is certainly a bad idea for companies, we will use these skills [de blockchain] in business data and processes and a government service to maintain consistency between databases. “

Wolpert compares blockchains with “digital nudist colonies” and adds Baseline “allows them to get dressed”.

Wolpert noticed that Google Sheets and 365 integrations were the result of the development of decentralization of companies who participate in the baseline protocol in addition to Microsoft, EY, ConsenSys or Google.