Browsing the "Microsoft" Tag

8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store

| Daniel Palmer

Eight apps have been removed from Microsoft's app store after Symantec found they could illicitly mine cryptocurrency.

Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

| Anna Baydakova and Marc Hochstein

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line, with two products in the works.

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Blockchain Security Boost

| Christine Kim

The phrase "trusted execution environment" is identified in two Microsoft patent applications to be a key component in future blockchain projects.

Microsoft Rolls Out ‘Proof-of-Authority’ Ethereum Consensus on Azure

| Wolfie Zhao

Microsoft has rolled out an additional consensus mechanism for clients building ethereum-based apps on Azure that does away with mining.

Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Tools for Azure

| Nikhilesh De

Microsoft announced a new "scaffolding" toolkit through its Azure Blockchain Workbench, which can help developers quickly build applications.

Microsoft Eyes Role for Bitcoin, Ethereum in Decentralized ID

| Wolfie Zhao

Software giant Microsoft has said it will trial decentralized identities built on public blockchains within its Microsoft Authenticator application.

Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

| Sujha Sundararajan

Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger and others have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance.

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over ‘Instability’

| Sujha Sundararajan

Tech giant Microsoft is once more accepting bitcoin payments after it halted transactions in the cryptocurrency last week.

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build ‘Useful’ Blockchain Applications

| Michael del Castillo

The CEO of Microsoft believes blockchain can have "massive implications," a comment that helped close Swift's annual Sibos conference this year.

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Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use

| Michael del Castillo

Government secrets on a blockchain? Following recent security upgrades, Microsoft has launched a platform specifically for that purpose.