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  • Microsoft Azure wants to strengthen its developer community by debuting Azure Heroes in collaboration with Enjin

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Blockchain gaming project Enjin can now boast a high-profile partnership with Microsoft Azure. The cloud service of the tech behemoth relied on Enjin’s technology to create Azure Heros, a reward system for active community participants. 

"Microsoft and Enjin have collaborated in a local pilot to create a blockchain based recognition programme. The Azure Heroes badgers were created in a number of original and unique designs which have been tokenised into a digital asset on the Ethereum public blockchain," the announcement states.  

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Those who make a valuable contribution to the community can be rewarded with digital badgers from several categories. These are non-fungible tokens (NFT) that remain unique to their owners (similarly to projects in the likes of CryptoKitties and Decentraland).   

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First, you need to submit your candidacy in order to be recognized as a “community hero.” After the vetting process, some useful community members will be able to receive their digital badger by simply scanning a personalized QR code. 

One has to download the Enjin wallet in order to store received badges that can be later transferred to any Ethereum address or destroyed. 

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This is not Azure’s first foray into the industry. As reported by U.Today, the major cloud computing platform debuted a blockchain development kit in partnership with America’s largest bank J.P. Morgan.  

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  • It is the first day of the month and Ripple has released one billion XRP from its escrow wallet. The community traditionally expects a price drop after such massive dumps

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It is the first day of another month – this means that Ripple has lavishly thrown XRP from its escrow wallet – one billion coins. Since the start of 2020, this monthly dragon-sized amount was withdrawn in two portions of 500 mln XRP each.

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While the XRP price is in the green zone, trading at $0.173095 on CoinMarketCap, the comments under the tweets about the XRP release signify that the community is either indifferent (having got used to these releases already) or is expecting another price drop in the short term.

In January 2018, XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency, reached an all-time high of nearly $3. Since then, XRP has been light years away from the ATH.

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Many skeptics say that the XRP price is not going to rise even in the long term, mocking those who remain faithful, holding bags of the coin.

As earlier reported by U.Today, many in the community believe that regular XRP releases made by Ripple prevent the price from rising and reaching at least $1. In 2019, a petition was set up on Change.org by crypto influencer ‘Crypto_Bitlord’ who wanted Ripple to stop dumping XRP.

Curiously, later on, another petition appeared on the same platform, requesting Ripple to accelerate the release of XRP in order to increase the coin’s adoption, which would assumingly lead to a massive price surge.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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