Microsoft Excel Plugin to Allow Users to Make Bitcoin Payments via Lightning Network

Pierre Rochard, a software engineer, recently said his Neutrino program lets users make bitcoin (BTC) payments from Excel. Rochard's program also reportedly uses the Lightning Network (LN) to allow users to send and receive BTC from Excel. Pierre Rochard , an independent Bitcoin ( BTC ) advisor for institutional investors, took to Twitter recently ...
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Microsoft's Two New Patents Fuse Blockchain Tech With Trusted Computing Techniques

Two new patents from Microsoft reveal that the tech giant is looking to bolster its blockchain solutions with the use of trusted execution environments (TEEs), according to two filings published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 9. Both applications outline how the use of TEEs could further improve security within a consortium ...
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Microsoft Introduces Ethereum Proof-of-Authority Algorithm on Azure

  Microsoft's cloud platform Azure has introduced a proof-of-authority (PoA) algorithm on its Ethereum (ETH) blockchain product, according to a blog post Aug. 7. The new Ethereum network algorithm will reportedly allow a "more efficient" way of building decentralized applications ( DApps ) for private or consortium networks, where "all consens...
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Owner of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

  Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering up with Microsoft, Starbucks, and others to launch Bakkt, a solution for buying, selling, storing, and spending digital assets . Introducing Bakkt ICE announced August 3rd that it plans to form a brand new company dubbed Bakkt. The d...
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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is teaming up with Microsoft and Starbucks to build an 'ecosystem' for crypto

ICE, the parent company of NYSE, unveiled its crypto asset platform, Bakkt, on Friday. The firm says it'll serve as a global ecosystem for crypto. ICE, the parent company of the iconic New York Stock Exchange, is making a big move into the crypto market with a digital asset platform. The firm, which previously dove into the market for digital asset...
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NYSE Operator Announces New Global Digital Assets Platform, Plans Bitcoin Futures Launch

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the operator of 23 leading global exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced plans to create a Microsoft cloud-powered "open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets," according to a press release published August 3. The operator of NYSE is forming a new company, dubbed "Bakkt," ...
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Singapore Airlines Launches Blockchain-Based Loyalty Wallet, Co-Developed by Microsoft

  Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched its own airline loyalty digital wallet that uses blockchain technology, it announced July 24. The software has been co-developed by Microsoft and KPMG Digital Village, according to the press release. The new wallet -- dubbed 'KrisPay' after SIA's 'KrisFlyer' loyalty programme -- converts frequent flyer m...
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Microsoft Partners With Two Asian Firms on Blockchain Platform for Enterprises

The Taiwanese subsidiary of tech giant Microsoft has partnered with tech investment company China Binary Sale Technology and High Cloud to create a platform for enterprise blockchain development, according to a press release from Microsoft June 28. Microsoft will provide its Azure cloud platform as a base for China Binary's blockchain service. The ...
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