InterSwitch Partners Microsoft Developing A Blockchain Technology Project

The Interswitch Blockchain Service solution also familiar as Supply Chain Finance Module is connecting the entrepreneurs, financial institutions with corporate organizations together. This module will link every organization on a single platform basically to offer end-to-end visibility. This will make sure quick, easy and seamless trading finance in supply chain operations. The Group Managing Director…

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Microsoft Azure Blockchain Signs Nasdaq Financial Framework

The blockchain technology race has just opened a new front, this time with a potentially significant joint project in the fintech sector. New York-based exchange operator Nasdaq is integrating its Financial Framework with Microsoft Azure Blockchain as the world’s second-largest stock platform continues to actively embrace the capabilities of the technology that underpins crypto assets….

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Jack Ma says he 'hated' Bill Gates. Here's why and what changed his mind

As the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is a source of inspiration for many aspiring entrepreneurs, not least some of today’s top tech icons. But when Alibaba’s Jack Ma was just starting out, Gates was a source of real frustration too, the self-made billionaire revealed Thursday. “When I was young, I hated Bill Gates because…

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Stratis Price Eyes $2 Following Microsoft Certification Announcement

It has been a while since people actively discussed the price of Stratis. Although this blockchain project has a lot of potential in its own right, the bearish pressure throughout 2018 has caused a dip in overall interest. Even so, the new Microsoft certification will elevate the Stratis price to new levels, and a current…

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Thai Lending Platform JFin Coin Partners with R3 and Microsoft

J Ventures, which held one of the first initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Thailand earlier this year, announced a partnership with R3 and Microsoft to support its peer-to-peer lending system. The news indicates that R3’s “DLT Not Crypto” strategy may be evolving. Also see: Novogratz, Goldman Sachs Drop Millions on Crypto Custodians BitGo R3 and…

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Microsoft is investing in ride-hailing firm Grab

Tech giant Microsoft said it will invest an undisclosed sum into Singapore-based ride-sharing company Grab as part of a strategic partnership. The two companies will collaborate on various technology projects in areas such as big data and artificial intelligence, they said. Grab will also now use a number of Microsoft products, including its Azure cloud…

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Gemalto And R3 To Develop Digital Identity Platform

Gemalto and R3 teamed up to create a self-sovereign identity platform. We explain why that matters. According to a September 18 press release, digital security firm Gemalto and blockchain solutions firm R3 have combined forces to create a self-sovereign digital ID called the Trust ID Network, to be stored on the R3 Corda blockchain. The…

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Microsoft and Blockchain Technology Could Put an End to Spam Calls in India

Microsoft and Tech Mahindra have reportedly partnered up to stop annoying spam calls with the help of blockchain technology. There are few things as irritating as receiving spam. You can simply trash it if it’s an email or even regular mail. However, phone calls are different. You could be at work, watching a movie, or just…

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Intel, Microsoft Took 10+ Years to See Gains, Crypto Investors in Good Position

As the crypto market fell from 2018’s all-time highs, many short-sighted investors began to declare that “prices would never recuperate.” While this bearish sentiment is the byproduct of the unwarranted elation and irrational exuberance experienced in 2017’s bull run, many industry leaders have continually noted that crypto’s journey to worldwide acceptance won’t happen overnight. “Change Your…

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Excel Tells You the Future Value of Your Investment

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Ethereum Proof-of-Authority Algorithm Launched By Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft has launched a new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) product that wiil allow a “more efficient” way of building ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps) for private or consortium networks. The Ethereum Proof-of-Authority, which is already availabe on Microsoft’s Azure marketplace, allows enterprises to build applications on an ethereum blockchain that is not secured…

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[UPDATED] Bakkt Digital Asset Platform: Starbucks Hopes You’ll Like Coffee With ICE

The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has announced a partnership with Microsoft and Starbucks to create a “global ecosystem for digital assets.” UPDATED | August 6, 2018: Some news outlets misinterpreted the Friday announcement, stating that the partnership between Starbucks and the Intercontinental Exchange meant that Starbucks would be accepting cryptocurrency as…

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Starbucks Partners with NYSE Owner To Build 'Global' Digital Asset Platform

New York Stock Exchange operator Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has revealed it plans to launch a global digital asset platform in November as a “scalable on-ramp” for investors. ICE To Build ‘Scalable On-Ramp’ In a press release August 3, ICE, which signaled its intention to launch physical Bitcoin futures in May, will debut them alongside the…

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Microsoft Announces Blockchain Based Payment Management for XBOX

Lowering operational costs with the help of the newest and very hyped Blockchain Tech – Microsoft on royalty management payments for billion-dollar game developers. Blockchain Solution The infrastructure that is made real using Microsoft’s Azure Cloud while being built on the Quorum blockchain, will be tested first on the very popular Xbox gaming console. The…

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As Tech Giants Pursue Blockchain Projects, Facebook Loosens Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and binary options are still prohibited. Facebook has rolled out an application process for advertising cryptocurrency products or services on the social media platform. The approach is a mild reversal from its previous ban on crypto ads, which was implemented in January amid consumer protection concerns. “In the last…

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Pinto Breakfast Segments

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A Blockchain Perspective On Microsoft’s $7.5B Purchase Of GitHub

The deal could shake up how blockchain and Ethereum developers choose to collaborate. Andreessen Horowitz wins big. On June 4, 2018, Microsoft announced its plan to purchase software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval in the US and European Union, is expected to close…

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Microsoft to Acquire GitHub, Home of Bitcoin and Blockchain Code Repositories

In a move guaranteed to surprise (and possibly dismay) many in the open source software community, Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire code repository and developer collaboration tool GitHub. The move would see Bitcoin and most high-profile blockchain project code hosted on a Microsoft-owned platform. Also see: John McAfee to Run for President in 2020 Subscribe…

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Microsoft's top lawyer has some advice for Mark Zuckerberg

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief counsel, spoke about the company’s antitrust case in the 1990s at the Code Conference on Tuesday. He said that every company needs to figure out when it’s no longer a start-up and become more willing to compromise. Smith also said that if companies don’t address the issues that people…

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ISPs Caught Deploying the Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Cryptocurrencies are booming lately! And that’s something very easy to get since they provide the users with a variety of benefits including the absence of middleman during transactions, and the anonymity of deals. This is why it is more and more common to see people making use of trading, although without a doubt this also…

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