Microsoft & Enjin New Partnership

As announced over Microsoft website, 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.

Here are some key things to know:

Each season, Azure Heroes badgers will be minted in verifiably limited quantities and recorded on the public blockchain Azure Heroes will continue to issue badgers to the community for various achievements until supplies are depleted Blockchain technology is being used for issuance and transactions which means that as a recipient of a tokenised badger, you take ownership of a digital collectible in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT )Some badgers are more difficult to earn than others and have a verifiably fixed supply which you can see for yourself on the public ledger.

Because each badger is scarce with its own transaction hash, and not simply a copiable image stored on a central server, they require a blockchain wallet to safely store them

Distribution of badgers is done with a QR code which after scanning will present the recipient with the option to install the walletAfter initial receipt of the NFT Badger in the Enjin wallet, the owner can send the token to any public Ethereum address, or destroy it if it’s no longer desired

Introducing Azure Heroes A new and fun way to earn digital collectibles for meaningful impact in the technical community. Azure Heroes created something unique to inspire you to learn, coach and build on Azure and to promote healthy and inclusive behaviours within the community.

Azure Heroes aims to reward individuals for verifiable acts of impact such as coaching, creating demos, building sample code, blogging about Azure or completing certain challenges. Community members that have demonstrated their contributions will be recognised with badges across a number of categories.

Become an Azure Hero! You could be recognised with your very own digital badgers for the real contributions you make in the community. Azure developer community engagement managers will be on the lookout for individuals that volunteer, mentor or teach others and who are contributing to strong and sustainable communities.

How it works:

Nominate yourself or a community hero around you. Community members that have demonstrated verifiable impact in one of several categories will be chosen to receive a badge

Selected recipients receive a personalised QR code which can be scanned with your phone – follow the simple instructions to claim your digital badger You are now an Azure Hero! Be sure to share your digital badger by posting the link you received in your wallet to your favourite social media using the hashtag #azureheroes

Learn more about the Badges over the official announcement.

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