Global tech giant Microsoft is going to contribute to the development of a Russian corporate blockchain. The company’s representative office in the country signed a memorandum with a blockchain startup to enhance the technology development in the country.
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.