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Tech Giant Microsoft Plans Using Blockchain To Combat Piracy

Global tech giant Microsoft is reportedly planning to leverage blockchain technology to combat piracy. A research report published by Microsoft’s R&D department has examined the use of blockchain technology to make their suite of services protected against piracy. 

The commissioned research published by the name, “Argus: A Fully Transparent Incentive System for Anti-Piracy Campaigns,” reveals that Microsoft is relying on the transparency aspect of Blockchain.

The paper claims: “We see this as a distributed system problem. In the implementation, we overcome a set of unavoidable obstacles to ensure security despite full transparency.”

“With the security and practicality of Argus, we hope real-world antipiracy campaigns will be truly effective by shifting to a fully transparent incentive mechanism,” the report noted. 

Piracy is rampant in the digital world. As such, the big corporations and tech companies are vigilant and proactive to combat the threats. The new solution is Microsoft’s attempt to stay ahead of the competition. Blockchain technology has many promising attributes that can be of help in creating anti-piracy solutions. 

The major software developer’s new plan to combat piracy relies on the transparency of blockchain technology. Microsoft’s Argus is such tool to identify and limit digital piracy.


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