Tag Archives: Microsoft

EU Antitrust Regulators to Rule on Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub by Mid-October

Software giant Microsoft has requested European Union (E.U.) approval of its $7.5 billion acquisition of web-based hosting service GitHub, Reuters reported September 17. According to Reuters, Microsoft filed the request last Friday, and the decision will be made by October 19. GitHub is an open-source coding website, a repository which hosts developers’ source code projects in a number… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Detections Up Almost 500 Percent in 2018: Report

Leaked code targeting Microsoft Systems which hackers allegedly stole from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) sparked a fivefold increase in cryptocurrency mining malware infections, Bloomberg reports Wednesday, September 19, citing a new cryptojacking report. Eternal Blue, the tool which can exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft software, is behind the now-infamous global cyberattacks WannaCry and NotPetya, which continue to… Read More »

Gemalto to Test Digital ID Service Built on R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform

Dutch digital security company Gemalto has launched a distributed approach to Digital ID management in the form of the Trust ID Network service, developed in partnership with leading distributed database technology firm R3.Blockchain Identity Systems “Solves Profound Weaknesses of Traditional, Siloed Identity Frameworks”Identity systems are one of the many use cases for blockchain technology.A number of renowned technology… Read More »

Shapeshift CEO: Bitcoin Drop Beneficial in Building Market Foundation

Advertisement According to Erik Voorhees, the CEO of popular cryptocurrency trading platform ShapeShift, the bear market of Bitcoin is crucial for building market foundation and infrastructure. He explained: “Bear markets are for builders. The calm, the quiet, the disillusionment. While the fickle and fair-weather peer around with nervous insecurity, the builders become the market’s foundation, preparing the mortar… Read More »

Blockchain’s Popularity Among Large Enterprises Soared 11% This Year, Survey Finds

New research from fintech analysts Juniper House has found that blockchain’s traction with large enterprises has risen by 11 percent this year, according to a press release published September 11. Juniper’s Blockchain Enterprise Survey: Deployments, Benefits & Attitudes (Second Edition) found that 65 percent of responding large enterprises – defined as those who employ a minimum of 10,000… Read More »

Why Andreessen Horowitz Made its Biggest Investment in Crypto to Date

Advertisement Created by Google, Microsoft, and Intel engineers, Dfinity Foundation is set to be the crypto sector’s biggest private token sale of 2018 valued at $2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) made its largest investment in the crypto sector to date through its two-month old cryptocurrency fund. A16Z was amongst five investment firms including the $1 billion crypto fund… Read More »

Why ICE and Starbucks’ Bakkt is Bigger News Than Bitcoin ETF

In a recent interview, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee noted that although prices are “depressed,” it is an optimal time for developers to keep their heads down to focus on the maturation of this industry. And it seems that some innovators have done just that, as a multinational firm announced an exciting new development that will only bolster this industry over the long haul.Bakkt “Is… Read More »

Prominent Analyst: Bitcoin is Significantly Healthier in 2018 Than 2014, Optimistic

Willy Woo, a cryptocurrency researcher and respected investor, has said that the 2018 Bitcoin correction will not turn out to be like the 2014 slump, when the price of Bitcoin dropped 90 percent and remained in a low price range for several years.In essence, Woo stated that the structure of the cryptocurrency exchange market in 2018 is significantly… Read More »

How the Efforts of Bakkt Could Lead to the Approval of the First Bitcoin ETF

Advertisement The SEC has disapproved 10 Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the past month but analysts believe Bakkt can assist the launch of the first bitcoin ETF. Bakkt’s Efforts in Finding Trusted Price Formation Last month, the SEC officially rejected the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF filed with the Bats BZX Exchange with a 92-paged document which explicitly stated that… Read More »

Bakkt to Foster Institution & Consumer Participation, No Leverage & Margin on Bitcoin Contracts

Bakkt, the digital asset platform by NYSE’s owner and backed by Microsoft and Starbucks is working hard at building a transparent and an institutional quality ecosystem for digital assets. CEO Kelly Loeffler explains that they are offering full collateralized or pre-funded bitcoin buying and selling meaning there will be no leverage or margin involved. NYSE owner’s Bakkt hard… Read More »