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EY Launches Blockchain Content Rights Platform in Partnership with Microsoft

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Global leader in advisory services, EY, in partnership with Microsoft announced a blockchain based solution which facilitates content rights and royalties management. To start things off, Microsoft and affiliated game publishers will be using the solution in the gaming industry, although this sort of a solution can be used in multiple industries where intellectual property(IP) or assets are...

Microsoft Joins India’s ‘BankChain’ Consortium as Blockchain Cloud Partner

India’s banking blockchain consortium BankChain has chosen Microsoft as its exclusive cloud partner, a tie-up which will see India’s biggest banks using and sharing Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain. Launched in February 2017, BankChain is India’s biggest financial blockchain consortium. The consortium was established by state-owned State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank, and sees 20 of the...

Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure

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R3’s blockchain software Corda, developed by the Fintech startup alongside 70 of the world’s biggest banks forming the R3 consortium, is now available on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure. Announced quietly last week, the revelation comes soon after Corda’s code was contributed to the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project on November 30. R3 first announced its decision to go open...

Microsoft Launches Azure Blockchain Service in India

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Technology giant Microsoft has launched its Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offering to provide blockchain solutions to customers over its Azure cloud platform. Following its announcement today, Microsoft Azure customers can tap the software-maker’s blockchain partners’ solutions with a “single-click deployment” a press release adds. Peter Gartenberg, general manager of enterprise and partner...

Microsoft Partners Bank of America on Blockchain to “Transform” Trade Finance

Technology giant Microsoft and financial institution Bank of America Merill Lynch have announced a collaboration with the aim to “fuel transformation of trade finance transacting”, with blockchain technology. In an announcement at the annual SWIFT-organized Sibos conference, Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch underlined their collaborative aim to usher in blockchain technology to...

Ethereum's Solidity Now Available in Microsoft Visual Studio

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Recently, Consensys pushed out a press release announcing the support of Ethereum's high-level programming language, Solidity, within Microsoft's Visual Studio. Solidity will be supported within Visual Studio as a Decentralized Application project type. Readers will remember other Consensys/ Azure integrations from the not so distant past. Concensys, as you will remember, is part of the Ethereum...

Microsoft Announces Blockchain Partnership with R3

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The New York-based private banking blockchain consortium led by R3 has now added a new “strategic’ partner, in global software giant Microsoft. In a new announcement made today, Microsoft is now in a partnership with R3CEV, a consortium of the leading banking institutions of the world that is looking to develop real-world blockchain solutions for the current banking and financial services...

An Early Blockchain Experiment by Global Banks is Revealed

Blockchain startup R3 has revealed the completion of a new test that involved a total of 11 banks connected to a peer-to-peer decentralized distributed ledger. The experiment is likely to figure among the earliest examples of multiple banks using a distributed ledger to exchange value, successfully. In a press release today, R3 co-founder Todd McDonald has announced the completion of a...