Tag: Blockchain

Microsoft launched a cloud-based blockchain development kit

Big tech is getting in on blockchain in a big way. Microsoft has launched a cloud-based blockchain development kit powered by Azure. “This kit extends the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench, which incorporates Azure services for key management, off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging APIs […]

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The contentious Bitcoin Cash hard fork is here, now the hash war begins

Following a months-long internal strife in the community, the contentious Bitcoin Cash BCH (BCH) hard fork has finally taken place. The Bitcoin Cash blockchain is now split in three separate networks, each with its own set of rules and governing principles: one developed by Bitcoin-ABC, one developed by Craig Wright’s […]

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EU says GDPR will only be a problem for permissionless blockchains

The main blockchain research body of the European Commission is positive the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and blockchain can co-exist in harmony – but things will ultimately boil down to specific use cases and applications. In a report published in October, The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum argues GDPR compliance is […]

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International Bitcoin miners vanish after stacking up $1.5M debt in Sweden

Sweden’s northernmost county opened its arms to two cryptocurrency mining firms earlier this year – but it might now be regretting the decision. The county of Norrbotten, Sweden is playing host to a cryptocurrency mining mystery. Two cryptocurrency mining operations have shut up shop and disappeared, leaving only unpaid bills […]

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BREAKING: Twitter addresses Bitcoin giveaway scam epidemic after Target hack

Following a series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on high-profile accounts (including retail giant Target and some politicians), Twitter has finally addressed the Bitcoin BTC giveaway scam epidemic on its platform. In an email to Hard Fork, a spokesperson for Twitter confirmed – that in addition to Target’s profile – a number […]

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New Russian malware mines different cryptocurrency based on your system

Is your computer suddenly sluggish and hot all the time? You might have fallen victim to this new Russian malware designed to steal your computing power to secretly mine cryptocurrency. Researchers from McAfee labs have discovered a new breed of crypto-jacking malware which cannibalizes your computing power to mine Monero […]

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Japanese internet giant posts $5.5M loss for its cryptocurrency mining division

The latest in a string of companies posting cryptocurrency mining losses has come from Japanese internet giant, GMO. The internet infrastructure business posted a loss of over $5.5 million dollars for its cryptocurrency mining division for the third quarter of this year, according to its recent financial report. There are […]

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IBM opens up its blockchain dev platform to AWS (and other cloud services)

IBM appears hell-bent on establishing its dominance in the fledgling blockchain enterprise market. The company has announced a bunch of improvements to its IBM Blockchain Platform, which offers a suite of developer tools to build decentralized solutions. Among other things, the platform will now support third-party cloud providers like AWS […]

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