EY Japan To Use Blockchain To Fight Counterfiting of Japanese Sake and Fruits

EY Japan, the Japanese branch of global accountancy firm Ernst & Young, has announced plans to launch a blockchain system for tracking Japanese sake and fruit and preventing the sale of fraudulent or counterfeit products. According to Asian Nikkei Review, EY Japan’s SAKE Blockchain will be rolled out across Asia once the threat of the…

Microsoft Makes JPMorgan’s Quorum the Preferred Blockchain for Azure Cloud

Microsoft will promote JPMorgan Chase’s Quorum blockchain to the global tech giant’s business customers, the companies announced Thursday. The Redmond, Washington-based software firm will support Quorum, JPM’s private enterprise version of ethereum, through Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, the firms said. They will look to support adoption of the network through their new partnership, after signing…

KPMG, Microsoft and R3 Develop Blockchain For Telecoms Settlement

KPMG, a multinational accounting firm, is partnering with software firms TOMIA, Microsoft, and R3 to develop a blockchain for telecom settlements. One of the “big four” accounting firms, KPMG has pursued industry-specific blockchain pilots in the past, always with an eye to settling cross-border, or network, complexities. The latest partnership, with two distributed ledger (DLT)…

Steve Wozniak Joins an Energy Focused Blockchain EFFORCE Startup in Malta

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a Malta-based blockchain enterprise targeting more efficient use of energy. Speaking at an event on the island Thursday, Wozniak said he has invested in the EFFORCE project – which enables investors to back energy efficient projects around the world – and become a co-founder. According to the Malta Independent,…

Facebook Sets Up Libra Networks in Switzerland

Facebook has reportedly set up a fintech company dubbed Libra Networks in Switzerland. The move clearly correlates with the social media giant’s Project Libra. According to Reuters, the focus of the fintech is on the blockchain, payments, data analytics, and investing. Libra Networks, which was registered in Geneva on May 2, will provide financial and…

Institutions Will Enter Crypto Market – Bakkt CEO

As reported by Ethereum World News last week, those familiar with the matter divulged that Adam White, Coinbase Institutional’s head, had unexpectedly left the San Francisco-based startup to join Bakkt, an up and coming crypto platform that has been endorsed by the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE’s parent company), Microsoft, Starbucks, and a number of leading venture…

The Most Important Turning Points in Microsoft History

With the possible exception of the earliest pioneers of Silicon Valley, such as IBM, Xerox, and Bell Labs, it’s hard to think of a company that has had a more profound, lasting impact on the world of technology than Microsoft. However, despite its role in fundamentally shaping the landscape of modern computing, Microsoft has an…

Hints and Tips For Future Businessman

A businessman on the cover of some fancy magazine seems so unreachable for you. There are a couple of billions between you and him. However, it is far from being a truth. Hard working is the only difference between you and this man. You probably heard that stories about founders of Apple and Microsoft Corporation…

Microsoft and Walmart Team Up to Take On Amazon

Walmart has plenty of competition, but you could argue that its only real rival is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). And the two massive retailers are engaged in a technological arms race to make shopping as easy and convenient as possible for customers. That’s an area where the e-commerce leader has had an edge. Because Amazon started as…

Microsoft and Google Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud

It’s hard to think of a business Amazon.com Inc. dominates as convincingly as the market for cloud computing services. Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of the company’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services Inc., likes to brag that his outfit has several times as much business as the next 14 providers combined. Amazon’s next-largest cloud competitor,…

WTF – Fake Iron Man & Internet hoaxes

Our fake ‘Iron Man’ and the eternal Prime Minister in waiting, LK Advani has fallen for a simple internet hoax.  Ya, the same kind of hoax mails that propagate that 30% of all Indians populate NASA, that 25% of all Microsoft employees are Indians etc.. Read Manish’s post as he busts the hoax that is…