US cloud computing giant Salesforce has hinted it could soon offer a “Blockchain and cryptocurrency solution” as its top brass gets positive on the technology.
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Speaking as part of a joint interview with CEO Marc Benioff at the TrailheaDX conference April 5, co-founder Parker Harris confirmed personnel were executing a new offering for the company’s Dreamforce conference later this year.
“…I hope that by Dreamforce we will have a Blockchain and cryptocurrency solution for Salesforce and for all of our customers,” he said.
I think it’s a really exciting area for all of them.
The announcement represents a first for Salesforce, which generated almost $8.4 billion in revenue last year. While remaining quiet on the exact nature of how the company would interact with Blockchain and crypto, Harris implied the plans were nonetheless concrete rather than abstract.
“I kind of see what it looks like and what it could be,” he added.
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The idea for the innovation occurred as a result of Harris being approached by an unnamed executive at a hotel bar during the 2018 World Economic Forum in January.