Companies including Microsoft, IBM and Google, race to come up with cheap and effective mining solutions to improve its cost and energy efficiency. Lots of fuss has been made around quantum computing and its potential for mining. Now, the time has come for a new solution - mining with the help of human body activity.
Microsoft recently registered a patent for a technology that uses human activities for cryptocurrency mining. According to the document, the technology leverages our brain waves and body temperature needed to perform various online tasks.
A series of tech companies including Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle are collaborating with the EU and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO) and others to develop a robust blockchain solution for COVID-19.
Apple Inc has become the newest member of the Fast Identity Alliance Online (FIDO) a group aiming to have zero password access to devices. Among the association members are big names such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, ARM and Samsung.
A bug on old windows computers exposes vulnerabilities that hackers could use to remotely mine cryptocurrency. More than 700k computers around the world are at risk of being used to mine bitcoin without the owners’ knowledge. A recent reports pins people using Windows 7 and below as being at risk.
Sooner or later, Microsoft Corporation, a Washington-based multinational technology firm, that develops, produces, licenses, supports and sells PC software, consumer electronics, personal PCs, and other correlated services, will make some changes so that people can use the Bitcoin symbol in Excel spreadsheets when recording information. The technology giant is aware that Bitcoin’s reputation is rapidly growing globally compared to other currencies. However, the company decided to first feature just one leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization, and which is Bitcoin in this case.
The Seattle-based giant Starbucks is exploring the Azure Blockchain Cloud Service from Microsoft to track coffee. The partnership will also use other major innovative technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), cryptocurrency, etc., to strengthen its bean-to-cup and further resolve prevailing problems in various sections of services.
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other innovative techs have significant disruptive potential. Within the course of time, this fact becomes obvious not only for community enthusiasts but also for traditional industry players. That is probably the major reason for world electronic bulls to explore the innovative possibilities to boost their own progress.
The North Korean hacker group Lazarus have continued to carry out several attacks on crypto businesses and financial technology (fintech) firms, using modern hacking techniques, according to Kaspersky Lab.