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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

Microsoft Acquires Software-Collaboration Platform GitHub

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed rumours it is acquiring GitHub, a largely-free software-collaboration platform considered the most popular “version control system” in the world. Microsoft reports that it paid $7.5 billion dollars of its own stock for the acquisition. GitHub also made it official yesterday by announcing… Read More

Pundi X Appoints Microsoft & Ethereum Veteran David Ben Kay As Chief Counsel

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a cryptocurrency point-of-sale solution provider, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Microsoft and Ethereum veteran David Ben Kay as its new Chief Legal Counsel. According to Pundi X, Ben Kay helped establish over 250 companies in that country, including Microsoft’s China subsidiary which he helped set… Read More

Microsoft for Startups Backs New UK Investment Crowdfunding Platform Stakeholderz

There is a new entry in the UK crowdfunding market. Stakeholderz, the creation of executive recruitment firm Intramezzo, is an equity crowdfunding platform with a mission to bring together early stage tech ventures with experienced directors who can not only help fund the company but… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Retailer Suning Launches Private Internet Bank Jiangsu Suning Bank Co., Ltd., a private online bank backed by Suning Commerce Group Co., Ltd., officially launched last Friday. Like many of its peers, Suning Bank aims to create an online-to-offline bank driven by technology and taking… Read More

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai Hosts First Batch Graduation & Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai (MASH), which was launched in January 2017, hosted its first batch’s graduation and demo day on Thursday. The event showcased a total of 14 startups that participated in the program. According to the program,10 out of the 14 startups have received new… Read More

Ruth Hedges Adds Microsoft as Lead Sponsor for Annual GCC Event

Ruth Hedges, an early advocate of the potential of crowdfunding, has landed Microsoft as its lead sponsor for her annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC). Hedges commented on the addition of Microsoft to help with the event; “We are very excited to have Microsoft’s sponsorship for… Read More

Seedrs Alum Eventopedia Receives $120,000 Microsoft Scholarship

Seedrs alum and online event planner community Eventopedia announced last week it was accepted into Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, which the platform stated offers a selected startups that are considered to have a high growth potential in their markets. The platform has notably been awarded… Read More

Bold Prediction: Microsoft First to $1 Trillion Valuation Powered in Part by Crowdfunding

  Michael Markowski is making a bold prediction stating Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be the first company to breach the $1 trillion mark in valuation.  It is only this year that Microsoft topped $1 trillion in total lifetime revenues.  Microsoft is in the race for securing… Read More

Microsoft Announces Support for Asian Consortium Blockchain Network on Azure

Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it formed a partnership with AMIS and the Industry Technology Research Institute of Taiwan to create Asia’s consortium blockchain network on Azure. The company also revealed it is collaborating with banks such as Fubon Financial, Cathay Financial Holdings, MegaBank, KGI, Taishin,… Read More

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