Tag: Blockchain

Blockchain, Affiliate Marketing New In-Demand Skills In 2020

New Delhi: Blockchain and affiliate marketing are the two new skills companies will seek the most in 2020, a LinkedIn report on ‘Top 10 most in-demand hard skills’ revealed on Friday. With the decline of traditional advertising and the rise of social media, affiliate marketing is rapidly rising as a must-have hard skill. “Affiliate marketing […]

Tech Giants Aim To Skill Indian Govt Officials In AI, Cloud

New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government goes bullish on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud computing, Blockchain and data analytics, the daunting task ahead is to train millions of government officials so that these disruptive technologies can be optimised for the benefit of over one billion-plus people. Beyond skilling students, young coders and […]

Hackers earned $21mn in last 12 months via bug bounty

Singapore: Hackers earned $21 million in the last 12 months reporting vulnerabilities via various bug bounty opportunities as governments’ efforts to fix malware increased a whopping 214 per cent globally, a new report said on Friday. Six hackers surpassed $1 million in lifetime earnings, seven more hit $500,000 in lifetime earnings and more than 50 […]

AI, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance

New Delhi: Emerging technology, like blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, drones, cloud computing — are all on the table of the Narendra Modi government as it pushes ahead to realise the goal of better e-governance for citizens. As part of its vision of providing a One Government experience to citizens, the Modi government is […]

Blockchain may make e-commerce cheaper, fairer

San Francisco: A Blockchain-based system that allows buyers and sellers to interact directly can make e-commerce platform for digital goods “cheat proof” and the products cheaper, says a study by India-origin researchers. Blockchains allow multiple stakeholders to transact money or data virtually over linked peer-to-peer computer networks. Besides Blockchain, their proposed solution involves “smart contracts” […]

Microsoft unveils its own Blockchain-based service

San Francisco: Joining the Blockchain bandwagon, Microsoft has unveiled fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service that would simplify the formation, management and governance so that businesses can focus on workflow logic and application development. Instead of supporting cryptocurrency transactions, Azure Blockchain Service will let businesses develop their applications on its Cloud-based platform. Microsoft has also announced a partnership […]

Facebook hiring experts for its Blockchain division

San Francisco: Social-networking giant Facebook is seeking executives to work in its secretive Blockchain division and to work on the company’s own blockchain applications and cryptocurrency. Facebook has listed 22 vacancies on its Careers page for the division including openings for lead commercial counsel, product manager, finance analyst, data engineer and threat investigator among others. […]

Singapore Airlines launches Blockchain-based loyalty digital wallet

Singapore: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a Blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet developed in collaboration with Microsoft and KPMG Digital Village. Named ‘KrisPay’ after SIA’s ‘KrisFlyer’ loyalty programme, the miles-based digital wallet which enables members to convert KrisFlyer miles into KrisPay miles instantly for everyday spending for retail purchases via a mobile app, Cointelegraph reported […]

BankChain selects Microsoft Azure as exclusive Cloud partner

New Delhi: BankChain, a platform for banks in India to explore, build, and implement blockchain solutions, on Monday announced to select Microsoft Azure platform as its exclusive Cloud partner. As part of this partnership, the 20 BankChain members that include State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, DCB Bank, Kotak Bank, Bank of Baroda, Deutsche […]