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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

Organized by The Blockchain Association of Uganda, with support from the Government of Uganda, the Africa Blockchain Conference will concentrate…

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Microsoft Aims to Solve User Privacy Concern with a Bitcoin Blockchain-Backed User Data Repository

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

Microsoft Aims to Solve User Privacy Concern with a Bitcoin Blockchain-Backed User Data Repository

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Microsoft took the stage at Consensus 2018 to showcase its flagship presentation, “Decentralized identity for a decentralized world.” The project aims to enable users to own and control their identity in a decentralized manner on a blockchain. Decentralized Tool to Enhance User Privacy Microsoft’s first notable announcement to create a decentralized digital identity came through…

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Microsoft Announces Developments to Ethereum on Azure

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

Microsoft Announces Developments to Ethereum on Azure

Microsoft announced on March 19, 2018, significant enhancements to the Ethereum on Azure offering, which will make production-ready consortium Blockchain networks suitable for application in enterprise scenarios. One Click Cloud-Based Business Solutions: Ethereum and Azure The developments will bring improved reliability, analytics, and simplified deployment to Ethereum on Azure. This upgrade includes high availability of blockchain network presence, simplified deployment…

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Windows Defender Antivirus Prevents Major Cryptocurrency Mining Dofoil Attack

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

Windows Defender Antivirus Prevents Major Cryptocurrency Mining Dofoil Attack

A new report suggests that Microsoft’s Windows Defender antivirus successfully thwarted a major dofoil attack that occurred on March 6, 2018. Global Crypto Mining Attack The Seattle-based software firm confirmed in a blog post that the attack targeted over 800,000 computers primarily across mainland Russia. Within twenty-four hours of the initial outbreak, instances of this new trojan were also reported…

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Microsoft to Develop Decentralized Digital Identities and the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Microsoft to Develop Decentralized Digital Identities and the Blockchain

The world we live in is ever changing with technological advancements outpacing the ability for the layperson to understand them. The world is undergoing a global digital transformation. Thus, it isn’t farfetched to assume that our current society may need a new model for one’s digital identity. Precisely, one that enhances privacy and security across both the digital and physical…

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Singapore Airlines Set to Integrate Blockchain Technology and Digital Wallet

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Singapore Airlines Set to Integrate Blockchain Technology and Digital Wallet

Blockchain technology is taking over the world, and Singapore Airlines doesn’t want to be the last to catch the blockchain fever. The Airline is looking to launch its Blockchain-based airline loyalty program soon. Digital Wallet and Loyalty Program According to Channel NewsAsia Singapore Airlines (SIA) is ready to revolutionize its airline loyalty program, KrisFlyer, using blockchain technology. As part of…

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Microsoft Goes Back and Forth on Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, News

Microsoft Goes Back and Forth on Bitcoin

According to multiple reports on the internet, Microsoft has quietly taken down the option that enabled purchases on its online store to be made using bitcoin. According to discussion threads on several cryptocurrency forums, it seems that the move was first publicly noticed around the start of January 2018 without any official statement from the company. Bitcoin Support When contacted,…

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Microsoft’s Coco To Speed Up Blockchains for Enterprise

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Microsoft’s Coco To Speed Up Blockchains for Enterprise

Microsoft, a company familiar with the cryptocurrency scene, announced on August 10 a new technology looking to speed up blockchain-based systems and make them more private at the same time on the enterprise level. Blockchains have always been very good at maintaining data integrity due to every participant in a network having their own copy of the ledger to verify…

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Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

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Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

Microsoft has announced a new Plugin for Office10 that makes it possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without the need for a notary or a lawyer. Microsoft has potentially created Bitcoin’s first non-monetary killer app. The new notary app for…

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Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Microsoft goes Blockchain; with a new Plugin for Office 10, it is possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without a notary or a lawyer. Did Microsoft just unleash the first non-monetary blockchain killer app? E-mails and nearly all kinds of…

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Syscoin Adds New Services to Microsoft Azure BaaS Platform

Category: Altcoins, Business, News, Tech

Syscoin Adds New Services to Microsoft Azure BaaS Platform

Syscoin have announced that they have completed all of the prerequisite steps for their first official Microsoft Azure BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) Marketplace product certification and have pushed their offering to Microsoft’s staging environment for approval. Syscoin had a bumpy start, launching as a scrypt-based, merge-mineable coin with certificate issuance, distributed marketplace, document exchange, and data storage services in August 2014. Following…

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