Blockchain 

Google Cloud Partners With Enterprise Blockchain Platform Cypherium

Ubiquitous tech behemoth Google cloud wing is entering into another partnership with a blockchain platform, Cypherium.  Cypherium announced the new partnership in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 13. Cypherium describes its product, Cypherium Enterprise, as an enterprise-focused blockchain platform with a focus on scalability and decentralization. As a result of this partnership, Google Cloud customers will have access to Cypherium’s blockchain solutions, as per the announcement. As per the press release, Cypherium purports to offer an enterprise blockchain that supports thousands of transactions per second, in addition…

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Ethereum 

Google Cloud Integrates Chainlink Oracles in Analytics Data Warehouse With ETH DApp Support

The Google Cloud team has integrated Chainlink’s oracle middleware with its BigQuery enterprise cloud data warehouse, allowing for an on-chain and cloud-based interaction with Ethereum decentralized applications and smart contracts. The news was revealed in a development report published on June 13. As previously reported, a blockchain oracle is a system that provides the necessary external data — i.e. the variables to be evaluated — to trigger the execution of a smart contract when the original terms of the contract are met. The development post writes that Google has made…

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Blockchain 

Qtum Confirms Google Cloud Features Rollout to Improve User Accessibility

Decentralized blockchain platform Qtum is working with Google Cloud as a software partner to increase the ease of launching native products for users, the company confirmed in a blog post on May 2. Qtum, which like the Ethereum (ETH) platform focuses on smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), has already released a suite of developer tools on Google Cloud, which executives hope will further uptake. “Google Cloud is the perfect partner to help us make the blockchain ecosystem simpler and more intuitive. Where launching a node was once an intensive…

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Blockchain 

Digital Asset Partners With Cloud Software Giant VMware

Digital Asset, the firm that created the DAML smart contract programming language, has partnered with major cloud computing company VMware, according to an announcement on April 11. According to the press release, Digital Asset will integrate its Digital Asset Modelling Language (DAML) on VMware’s blockchain platform. The development will purportedly “allow for broader reach and support as a combined offering.” Senior Director of Blockchain at VMware Michael DiPetrillo said: “DAML has been proven to be one of the few smart contract languages capable of modeling truly complex workflows at scale.”…

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Bitcoin 

Businesses Increasingly See Crypto Mining Attacks in Cloud Infrastructures

Cryptocurrency mining is reportedly one of the most observed objectives of hackers attacking businesses’ cloud infrastructures, according to a report by AT&T Cybersecurity on March 14. The cybersecurity wing of United States telecoms firm AT&T stated that organizations of all sizes continue to face major crypto mining attacks despite the ongoing bear market. In the new report, AT&T examined the most significant forms of cryptojacking associated with mining attacks on organizations’ cloud infrastructure. AT&T outlined four major cryptojacking tactics used by hackers such as compromising container management platforms, control panel…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Exchange Gemini Joins British Telecom’s Radianz Cloud Broker Community

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has joined the British Telecommunications (BT) Radianz Cloud broker community, a BT press release reports on Feb. 27. The Radianz Cloud is described in the press release as “one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud communities,” comprised of thousands of institutions, exchanges, brokers and clearing and settlement houses. Now the members of this community will reportedly have access to the crypto market though Gemini. Nick Vigier, chief information officer at Gemini, declared that joining Radianz Cloud strengthens the exchange’s…

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Blockchain 

Google Cloud Adds Enterprise-Focused Ontology’s Development Platform

The development software of corporate-oriented cryptocurrency Ontology (ONT) has been added to the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace, a Medium post from Ontology revealed on Feb. 23. The newly supported software, called ont_dev_Platform, is a set of tools for developing smart contracts on Ontology’s blockchain. The DApp product includes a block explorer, a smart contract Integrated Development Environment (IDE), SmartX, and an Ontology test environment. According to the announcement, this addition makes the project “one of the first public blockchains to have a development platform on the leading cloud provider marketplaces.”…

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Blockchain 

IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that aims to improve cross-industry blockchain technologies that is hosted by the Linux Foundation. A Sydney-based IBM data center is reportedly set to open at the end of March, joining the other centers in Tokyo, London,…

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Blockchain 

Two Investment Firms Launch ETF Tracking Cloud Computing and Blockchain Companies

United States-based Investment management firm AdvisorShares and investments advisory company Sabretooth Advisors will jointly launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks tech companies, including those involved with blockchain and cloud computing, MarketWatch reported on Feb. 6. ETFs are marketable securities that track a basket of assets proportionately represented in the fund’s shares. ETFs are offered on all asset classes, including traditional investments and alternative assets like commodities or currencies, also enabling investors to short markets or to gain leverage. The idea of the new AdvisorShares Sabretooth ETF (ticker: BKCH) —…

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Cryptocurrency 

Rocke Malware | Sneaky Monero Miner Can Disable Cloud Security

There is a new malware out there to watch out for. Dubbed the Rocke Malware, this form of cryptojacking has the ability to disable cloud security software so as to illicitly mine for Monero (XMR) undetected. Rocke Malware Discovered Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks is the team behind the worrying discovery. It published a report yesterday saying that the hacking goes by the disguise the Rocke Group and is targeting public cloud systems. If downloaded, the malware takes administrative control, uninstalls cloud security products and then inputs a code that mines for…

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