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Bakkt Raises $300 Million Backed by Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group & More

Bakkt has raised $300 million in a funding round led by very big names including Microsoft’s M12, PayU, Boston Consulting Group, Goldfinch Partners, CMT Digital, and Pantera Capital. Of course, Bakkt’s sibling the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) participated as well. The Form D (506b) filed with… Read More

Digital Transformation: Standard Bank South Africa to Migrate Core SAP Cloud-based Platform to Microsoft Azure

Standard Bank South Africa recently revealed that its migrating its core SAP cloud-powered platform to Microsoft Azure, in order to enhance customer experience and to be able to more effectively deploy new solutions. By teaming up with tech giant Microsoft, the financial institution hopes to… Read More

EY Announces “Baseline Protocol” Blockchain, Open-Sourced in the Public Domain, Partners with Microsoft, ConsenSys

EY, a global consultancy active in the blockchain sector, has announced a “Baseline Protocol” for the Ethereum blockchain that has been placed in the public domain. EY has partnered with Microsoft as well as ConseSys on the project. Inviduals can express their interest in contributing… Read More

Commercial Blockchain Developer Lition Confirms that Microsoft has Integrated its DLT-based Solution to its Azure Cloud Marketplace

Lition, the developer of a commercial blockchain network, confirmed on February 18 that tech giant Microsoft has integrated its distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based solution to its Azure cloud marketplace.   The integration with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform notably makes Lition one of the few public (permissionless)… Read More

Digital Transformation: Deutsche Bank Is Accepting Bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft to Help Upgrade its Legacy IT Systems

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), a global investment bank and financial services company based in Frankfurt, Germany and dual-listed in New York Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with  €1.34 trillion assets), is reportedly inviting project bids from Amazon, Google and Microsoft in order to upgrade its… Read More

Microsoft Azure Adds New Tokenization and Blockchain-based Data Management Services

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) blockchain-powered cloud-based service Microsoft Azure has added new tokenization and DLT-enabled data management services. The Redmond, Washington-based multinational technology company formally announced the introduction of Azure Blockchain Tokens and a blockchain data manager tool in a blog post published on December 6…. Read More

Microsoft’s Azure Managed Service that Enables Ledger-based Tokens Now Available for Preview

Microsoft has been working in the distributed ledger space for years now. Yesterday, as part of its foray into blockchain technology, Microsoft announced that Azure Blockchain Tokens is now in preview. Azure Blockchain Tokens is a new Azure managed service that enables users to speed… Read More

Russia’s Largest Bank Sberbank and Microsoft to Use Artificial Intelligence for Robotic Cash Handling

Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX:SBER) and Microsoft Research (MSR) announced a joint initiative to explore the use of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in robotics. The project involves training robots to interact with real-world objects in the same way that humans do. Researchers at Sberbank will… Read More

Microsoft and Intel Are Backing a Token Rewards System Developed By Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are supporting a new token reward system developed by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a standards organization that creates open, blockchain specifications that enhance interoperability for businesses. The EEA is one of the world’s largest blockchain consortiums with… Read More

Microsoft and hubii to Officially Announce Ethereum Scaling Solution nahmii

Nahmii, a new scaling solution focused on making Ethereum ready for enterprise-level application development, will be revealed at an upcoming blockchain event co-hosted by hubii and Microsoft. Jacobo Toll-Messia, the CEO of hubii, the developer of nahmii, says: ‘‘Working closely with Microsoft will give nahmii… Read More

5 Household Brands Actually Innovating with Blockchain

While Facebook has stolen the show with news of Libra and its cadre of notable brand partners, the community also values the many other household brands that have pioneered with blockchain. Just a few short years ago, distributed-ledger technology was the domain of a small… Read More

Microsoft Meets Bitcoin: Computing Giant Using Bitcoin as Base Layer for Open Digital Identity Network

During the ICO (initial coin offering) heyday of 2016 and 2017, no less than 28 “identity protection projects” raised money from investors through ICOs hosted on Ethereum. Token sellers promised to build systems that would allow individuals to control access to identifying information cached about… Read More

Microsoft’s Bing Search Platform Banned 5 Million Cryptocurrency Ads in 2018

Microsoft has stated in its “Ad quality year in review 2018” report that it, “ban(ned) cryptocurrency content from our advertising platform and blocked more than 5 million ads containing cryptocurrency content,” to prevent the platform from being used to transmit fraud.” The company says that while… Read More

Corporate Payment Protection Solutions Provider nsKnox Secures $15 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Viola Ventures & Microsoft’s M12

nsKnox, a provider of corporate payment protection solutions, announced on Tuesday it secured $15 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Viola Ventures and M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, with the participation of Discount Capital, the investment arm of Israel Discount Bank, and previous… Read More

AT&T Launches Blockchain Solution Suites Designed to Work With Technology from IBM & Microsoft

AT&T announced earlier this week the launch of its blockchain solution suite. According to the telecommunication giant, The suite was designed to work with technology both IBM and Microsoft. Through the suite, enterprise customers may automate and digitalize their business processes using blockchain technologies. AT&T… Read More

Unpatched Microsoft Systems Vulnerable to Crypto Mining and Other Malware Attacks, Experts Warn

Malware leaked from the NSA’s tool chest over a year ago is now being used to mine cryptocurrencies secretly on infected Windows systems, TechCrunch reports, and worse attacks could follow if enterprises and governments don’t patch the vulnerability. The problem began in April 2017, when… Read More

Mastercard Partners With Microsoft to Launch Global Trade Platform “Mastercard Track”

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced earlier this week it has collaborated with  Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to launch Mastercard Track, which is described as a unique global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. According to Mastercard, the new… Read More

BlueVine Receives Additional $12 Million Investment From Microsoft’s Venture Fund M12 & Nationwide; Brings Series E Total Funding to $72 Million

Online lender BlueVine announced on Tuesday it secured $12 million from new investors, M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and the venture arm of insurance and financial services provider, Nationwide. According to BlueVine, the additional funding announcement comes eight weeks after the lender reported it had raised $60 million… Read More

Microsoft Taiwan Announces “Blockchain” Cooperative Deal with Digital China and HighCool

Microsoft Taiwan held a joint press conference with Digital China and HighCool companies at Le Meridien Hotel in Taipei June 28th to announce a “tripartite blockchain strategy cooperation” agreement has been struck between the three firms to create a vast, blockchain-moderated public-private computing cloud. Also… Read More

Linux Foundation Forgives Microsoft, OKs Acquisition of GitHub

Computing’s “Temple of Open Source” -the Linux Foundation- has extended an olive branch to Microsoft by blessing its recent acquisition of the popular software collaboration platform GitHub. According to Github, over 28 million software developers use the site to co-build software and sift it for… Read More

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