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Microsoft revealed its plans to integrate Blockchain-based decentralized IDs (DIDs) into its  Microsoft Authenticator app, the company announced in a blog post Monday, Feb. 12. As reported in the post, Microsoft is looking to provide new a model of digital identity that would not be controlled by any centralized institution and would guarantee fully private …

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Software giant Microsoft has said it sees potential for public blockchains in supporting decentralized identities and will explore the possibilities within its Microsoft Authenticator app. In a blog post released on Feb. 12, Microsoft’s Identity Division doubled down on its belief that blockchain technology is the right solution to store, maintain, protect and distribute users’ identification …

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Regardless of where your allegiances lie in the crypto community, homage should be paid to the original Blockchain solution – Bitcoin. However, it has been 10 long years now since Bitcoin came into being (an eternity in the cryptocurrency space) and things are starting to get away from the King. Bitcoin’s path was forever changed …

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Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance. Announced during the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland yesterday, the alliance – which aid agency Mercy Corps and the U.N. International Computing Center have also just joined – aims to improve people’s lives through provision of digital …

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Two years ago, in January 2016, Cointelegraph published an interview with David Sonstebo, the CEO of IOTA, who listed out his vision for a Blockchain-less cryptocurrency and explained about the technology behind IOTA. From its humble beginnings, IOTA is now ranked in top-10 world’s cryptocurrencies. Cointelegraph caught up with David again for a conversation about the …

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About six months ago the news was littered with companies that were looking to integrate Bitcoin as a payment system. However, in the fast-paced cryptocurrency ecosystem, things have changed dramatically. Now, there is a host of companies either turning away from Bitcoin or doing a full U-turn. Microsoft recently announced that after almost three years …

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Tech giant Microsoft is once more accepting bitcoin payments on its online store. According to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft temporarily suspended bitcoin transactions last week, with company sources citing the “unstable” state of the cryptocurrency. The reason was likely due to bitcoin’s current high volatility and fees, the tech news source added. An unnamed spokeswoman from …

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In a blow for Bitcoin enthusiasts, Microsoft Corporation has removed the ‘Bitcoin’ payment option from its active payment instruments. The company was an early adopter, and former CEO Bill Gates had expressed his support for the cryptocurrency. Microsoft’s decision has been confirmed through publicly posted chats with customer service representatives. The main cause of the cessation appears to be …

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From the white paperback in 2008, Bitcoin was heralded as the revolution and cryptocurrencies, as well as Blockchain technology, the basis on which this financial freedom would be borne upon. Now, some 10 years later, and the market is full to bursting, along with a lot of people’s pockets, but has cryptocurrency changed the world? …

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The price of cryptocurrency IOTA has retreated to below  $4.20 per token as of press time, after breaching the $5 level to an intraday high of $5.03 during yesterday’s trading session. The drop follows the recent clarification that IOTA’s collaboration with Microsoft is not an official partnership. The so-called ‘IOT cryptocurrency’ failed to sustain its …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Amidst controversy surrounding the nature of the partnership between Microsoft and IOTA, the IOTA Foundation has clarified that it does not have a strategic partnership with Microsoft. In an interview with TNW, IOTA co-founder Dominik Schiener stated: “We have never mentioned that …

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The IOTA team clarified this week that it has no formal partnership with Microsoft, following the wide misinterpretation of a quote from Microsoft on IOTA’s official blog included in an announcement about IOTA’s Data Marketplace. The quote from Microsoft seemed to indicate an official partnership between the two companies and investors reacted to the news …

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Jim Cramer, the outspoken host of ‘Mad Money,’ has called Bitcoin ‘Monopoly Money,’ and has suggested that the futures market will ‘annihilate’ the cryptocurrency’s value when they open. The comment came during a segment aired on CNBC. Cramer is no fan of Bitcoin, in spite of, at one point, mentioning that the price could go …

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The long chain of celebrity endorsers for Blockchain technology companies continues to grow. The newest endorsement is by Leo Messi of FC Barcelona fame, considered by many to be the world’s best football player. Messi has signed an endorsement deal to represent SIRIN LABS, a company creating Blockchain based hardware for the crypto community. The …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The IOTA price has surged nearly 600 percent this month on the heels of a flurry of announcements related to the launch of IOTA’s much-touted Data Marketplace. IOTA Storms to Fifth-Largest Market Cap One month ago, the IOTA price was valued at …

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Despite previous rumors, Blockchain-based services will not be offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) anytime soon. CEO Andy Jassy made the announcement at the AWS annual re:Invent conference held in Las Vegas in late November. Jassy presented his views on Blockchain technology, claiming there are limited use cases of Blockchain “beyond the distributed ledger.” He …

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Yesterday IOTA announced a major platform release allowing data monetization using micropayments through their distributed ledger technology. The data solution has already garnered huge partnerships from Microsoft, Fujitsu, Bosch, Deutsche Bank Telekom, and others. IOTA has already issued its tokens of the same name under their token sale earlier this fall. The company has created …

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Chinese ‘Smart economy’ network NEO has announced it will host its own DevCon in 2018 in conjunction with Microsoft. Billed as “China’s first dev competition,” the event will feature support from several other emerging Blockchain entities including Onchain and Elastos. Final entrants will be eligible to win prizes of up to $150,000 from a bounty …

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While the general talk of Bitcoin being in a bubble seems to be deflating among those who are in the market, there is still a strong feeling that it could pop with the institutionalized CFOs of a number of key companies. CNBC surveyed 97 CFOs from companies that range from AT&T, Aviva, Levi and Mastercard, …

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Digital currency and Blockchain technology continue to make inroads into mainstream use and acceptance. There is perhaps no better way to move Blockchain technology forward than to convince governments of its usefulness, and that’s exactly what one partnership is doing. Blockchain firm ConsenSys partnered with the U.S. Department of State last month to plan the …

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