Microsoft bans crypto mining on its cloud platform Azure

    Microsoft updated its policy terms to specify it will not allow cryptocurrency mining on its online services without prior written approval. The updated rule came into effect back on Dec. 1 and applies to all Microsoft’s users, including paid customers. The update prohibits users from mining on Microsoft’s online services, largely relating to its cloud…

    Microsoft wants to use Ethereum blockchain bounty system to catch pirates

    Microsoft’s research department, with the participation of researchers from Alibaba and Carnegie Mellon University, released a new paper, in which was studied a blockchain-based incentive system for anti-piracy campaigns. The Redmond-based software giant plans to combat piracy rely on the transparency of Ethereum blockchain technology. In a new paper released by Microsoft, the major software…