Microsoft, EU-Based Universities Say Blockchain Could Help Meet Paris Agreement Carbon Goals

U.S. tech giant Microsoft and universities in Germany and Denmark have released a paper outlining the potential benefits of blockchain technology in building an international carbon credit market. The paper, published Monday and titled “Blockchain Application for the Paris Agreement Carbon Market Mechanism – A Decision Framework and Architecture,” specifically looks at the suitability of […]

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Microsoft Releases Bitcoin-Based ID Tool as COVID-19 Tracing Draws Criticism

Microsoft’s Bitcoin-based decentralized identity tool, ION, went live with a beta version on mainnet Wednesday as one of many efforts by members of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) to fast-track tools anyone can use for COVID-19 crisis response programs.  Microsoft and ConsenSys’s uPort project are both leading DIF members. Separately, Microsoft is also collaborating with […]

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