Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data

Microsoft continues its blockchain streak, empowering users to own personal data. Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software makers by revenue, is currently on a blockchain streak. This time, Microsoft presented a vast blockchain-related plan: a decentralized identity (DID) network built atop of the bitcoin network, which can potentially empower users all over the internet […]

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Vietnam: CMC Telecom, Akamai to Prevent DDoS Trading Floor Attacks for Blockchain Startups

The partnership aims to keep user data safe and prevent distributed denial-of-service attacks. Vietnam’s CMC Telecom and American cloud service provider Akamai have signed a joint agreement to deliver security services to a blockchain-based trading floor, according to a report shared on CMC’s website on May 2. Akamai is one of the biggest global distributed computing platforms, […]

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Microsoft Releases Blockchain Manager App

Microsoft has released its fully managed Azure Blockchain Service. Microsoft announced its fully managed Azure Blockchain Service in a press release on May 2. The new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform will purportedly allow users to build blockchain applications on preconfigured network.  According to Microsoft’s head of corporate communications, Frank Shaw, this service “simplifies the formation, management, […]

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Stalwart Crypto Investor Andreessen Horowitz Raises $2.75 billion for Two New Funds

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm and high-profile crypto investor Andreessen Horowitz has raised $2.75 billion for two new funds. Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm and high-profile crypto investor Andreessen Horowitz has raised $2.75 billion for two new funds, according to a company announcement published on May 1. The lion’s share of the new capital will […]

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Amazon Web Services Launches Managed Blockchain Service

Amazon Web Services has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain generally available. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform subsidiary of retail giant Amazon, has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) generally available, according to an announcement on April 30. The product will purportedly allow customers to set up blockchain networks within their organizations, and […]

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