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Microsoft Knocks out IBM for Enterprise Blockchain Crown: Report

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Microsoft’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) platform has taken the top spot in a ranking compiled by market foresight advisory firm ABI Research. Per the report , Microsoft managed to beat competitors in the ranking owing to the advantage it has on the actual implementation front where a wide range of platform services are offered. It also… Read More »

Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15. The new product dubbed the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” purportedly improves the capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench. It contains features like off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging application programming interfaces (API) in a format that can be… Read More »

Nasdaq and Microsoft Working Together on Blockchain Delivery, Payment, and Settlements

The Microsoft Azure blockchain will be deployed on the Nasdaq Financial Framework (NFF) to build a ledger agnostic blockchain capability that supports a multi-ledger strategy. The stock exchange will employ Microsoft’s ledger to manage the delivery, payment, and settlement of transactions.Nasdaq Financial Framework to Build Ledger Agnostic Blockchain With Microsoft AzureNasdaq was the first operator within the financial… Read More »

Microsoft to Integrate Blockchain Offering Into Nasdaq Services Following New Partnership

American software corporation Microsoft will integrate its Azure Blockchain technology into stock exchange Nasdaq Inc.’s Financial Framework (NFF), according to an Oct. 30 press release. Per the recent announcement, Microsoft will integrate its Azure blockchain service with NFF, a technology which provides software for trading infrastructure and operations outsourcing, and fulfills Nasdaq’s risk and surveillance technology offering. Within… Read More »

Nasdaq and Microsoft join forces to deliver blockchain services

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been an attractive proposition for a lot of traditional technology and financial companies recently and everyone is trying to board the bus in the best way they can. Same has been the case with Microsoft and Nasdaq who are coming together to deliver on the blockchain promise. The partnership will offer blockchain based software… Read More »

Microsoft Excel Plugin Will Let Users Send and Receive Bitcoin (BTC) Via Lighting Network

Pierre Rochard, a software engineer and Founder of Bitcoin Advisory, demonstrated a few days ago the potential of the Lightning Network by tweeting about how he managed to develop a plugin for Microsoft Excel that would allow Bitcoin transactions by using the famous spreadsheet. The solution that allows these activities is called Neutrino and is a development built… Read More »

Stratis (STRAT) Certified Microsoft ISV – 20% Surge

Stratis [STRAT] got many crypto-enthusiasts by surprise with its latest announcement and last day price performance against the US Dollar. First thing first – Launched in Aug 2016 by the developer named Chris Trew, Based in the United Kingdom, Stratis is a BaaS – Blockchain-as-a-service platform which targets and is ideal for institutions and businesses that are planning… Read More »

Demand for Blockchain Engineers Has Grown 400% Since End of 2017, Report Says

The average earnings of a blockchain engineer have soared to between $150-175,000 per year, CNBC reported Oct. 21, citing Hired’s 2018 State of Salaries Report. Far higher than the $135,000 average software engineer salary, the figure puts blockchain engineers in the same pay bracket as artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, as the pace of blockchain recruitment demand gathers pace.… Read More »

Do Wages Need to be Paid in Bitcoin for Retail Adoption to Happen?

Is this a case of chicken and egg? If more retailers accepted Bitcoin, would more employees expect their wages paid in Bitcoin? Or, does Bitcoin need to be viewed more widely as a replacement for fiat first? A recent tweet by Francis Pouliot, CEO of Canadian Bitcoin (BTC) 00 payments startup Bylls began a discussion as to whether… Read More »

Indian Internet ‘Blockchain Committee’ Attracts Reps From Zebpay, MasterCard, Microsoft

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is forming a dedicated focus group for blockchain exploration made up of both big business and cryptocurrency players, Indian daily newspaper Economic Times reported Monday, Oct. 15. Confirmed in a tweet Tuesday, the IAMAI, whose remit is to “expand and enhance” the online and mobile sector, will use its “Blockchain… Read More »