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Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over ‘Instability’

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over ‘Instability’

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 Microsoft […]

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build ‘Useful’ Blockchain Applications

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build ‘Useful’ Blockchain Applications

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella closed out Sibos 2017 with what sounded an awful lot like a challenge. At day three of the annual financial conference, hosted by interbank messaging service Swift, Nadella provided a footnote on what was otherwise an event focused largely on collaboration between fintech startups, but which left blockchain out of the spotlight during […]

Microsoft Plays Blockchain Matchmaker with Azure Council Creation

Microsoft Plays Blockchain Matchmaker with Azure Council Creation

Microsoft is stepping into a new role as matchmaker in its creation of the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Council. Confirmed in new statements to CoinDesk, the council has been established to better connect those looking for distributed ledger tools with the kinds of companies that can build those tools. Spurred by requests for proposals sent to […]