Microsoft and Alibaba Want to Build Antipiracy System on Ethereum Blockchain

Every Defi project out there or anything remotely related to the realms of decentralization is preferably built on Ethereum’s blockchain. The reason being it is an extremely efficient and cost-effective blockchain network loved by crypto professionals. Expanding on the same narrative, both Microsoft and Alibaba have shown strong feelings towards building an antipiracy system on Ethereum’s blockchain.

According to a recent paper released by the Microsoft research department, Microsoft wants to launch an antipiracy system right on Ethereum using the technology already developed and sustained by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. It will be a public system aimed at taking firm measures against those who engage with or undergo piracy. This new system called ‘Argus’ by the Microsoft development team will reportedly be built on the Ethereum Blockchain.

Piracy Reporting will Help Tech and Non-tech Industries to Stay Safe

The critical takeaway up till now is that it will redact the personal information of the piracy informer so that they could remain under a cloak of anonymity. It was quite challenging to come up with the base mechanics of this project where both privacy and transparency could be upheld. The system will be using a ‘proof of leakage’ mechanism specifically designed to trace the origin of the pirated material back to its original source with the help of a watermarking algorithm. This does mean that the possibility of reporting the same material, again and again, could be addressed on a better note.

As the transaction fees are a concerning factor with the Ethereum blockchain, the development team for Argus has taken into account certain factors which would allow the piracy reporting platform to account for a fixed cost or gas fee, which will be equivalent to the 14 Ethereum transfers. This might sound a lot in terms of Ethereum trading or transactions, but when it comes to reporting and supporting the piracy system that is to be launched in the coming future, the fee is only minimal compared to the end advantage from a single submission. As Microsoft has been the victim of Software Piracy multiple times in the past, they are not willing to let it slide this time around.

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