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Bank of America (BoA) Publishes New Blockchain Patent

Bank of America (BoA) has filed a new patent for adapting multiple digital signatures on a distributed network, based on a filing report published on September 18th. The patent proposes a new system for managing data communication from Internet-enabled devices. The proposition states: “The invention provides automated determination of which devices are communicating to which third-party entities … Read moreBank of America (BoA) Publishes New Blockchain Patent

Chris Larsen: Payments Are Blockchain’s Killer App

The executive chairman and co-founder of Ripple revealed his plan for crypto, blockchain tech, and culture will disrupt the entire global payments industry. Chris Larsen said he believes that blockchain’s main advantage of payments and how Ripple will utilize XRP to provide payments globally. He described how the process will work at the Crypto Finance Conference in … Read moreChris Larsen: Payments Are Blockchain’s Killer App

Bitcoin Purchases Can Reveal Your Name, Birthday, and Legal Residence

Bitcoin has gotten some flak for being able to conceive personal identities of people who use it to make anonymous transactions. However, in this case of the 12 Russians who were accused of interfering with the 2016 US presidential elections, investigators use BTC as a tracking device. They tracked the entire path through the blockchain and purchase histories … Read moreBitcoin Purchases Can Reveal Your Name, Birthday, and Legal Residence

Hong Kong Jewelry Retailer Using Blockchain Technology to Track Diamonds

Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer will begin to implement blockchain-based technology to track precious diamonds, as reported by the South China Morning Post yesterday. Chow Tai Fook has already put some of its diamonds on a blockchain platform created by startup company Everledger and accrued by the IBM Blockchain Platform. This allows the customers to discover the … Read moreHong Kong Jewelry Retailer Using Blockchain Technology to Track Diamonds

Google Adds Ethereum to its Dataset Warehouse BigQuery

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Google has officially made Ethereum (ETH) dataset available in BigQuery– their warehouse for huge datasets and analytics. The ETH blockchain data is saved on the dataset and updated daily. The Google Cloud team says the tool was created to help businesses make decisions, improve the ETH architecture, and balance sheets adjustments. The ETH blockchain contains APIs … Read moreGoogle Adds Ethereum to its Dataset Warehouse BigQuery

Walmart Files for Patent: “In-Field Authenticating of Autonomous Robots”

Walmart, the largest physical retailer in the US, has applied for a patent with the USPTO to protect a blockchain system for deliveries, according to an official patent documentation released on August 30. It aims to provide a tech for running “autonomous electronic devices” to enable secure and safe deliveries. It states that this “in-field authenticating” … Read moreWalmart Files for Patent: “In-Field Authenticating of Autonomous Robots”

US Customs and Border Protection Testing Blockchain Tech

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will launch a new test of using a blockchain-based shipment tracking system. They’re one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and they’ll be performing a live test as reported by GSN. The CBP will be combining two separate systems- the legacy application and a … Read moreUS Customs and Border Protection Testing Blockchain Tech

Facebook and Crypto – What’s the Relationship?

Facebook hasn’t revealed much in terms of what it plans to do exactly with cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. But a new piece of evidence from BI reports that the social giant met with Stellar (XLM) as part of its efforts to figure out what it wants to do. They’ve denied any potential partnership with Stellar … Read moreFacebook and Crypto – What’s the Relationship?

Ripple Shows Off the Power of xCurrent with Real-World Case Study

Ripple is showing how a partnership between SBI Remit and Siam Commercial Bank is allowing people overseas in Japan to make international payments. SBI and SBC are both using Ripple’s blockchain solution xCurrent to power payments in real-time between Japan and Thailand, based on a report from Ripple: “This makes it possible for 47,000 Thai nationals living in Japan to … Read moreRipple Shows Off the Power of xCurrent with Real-World Case Study

Binance CEO Believes Ethereum Blockchain Will Be Overrun By Competitors

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, says that he believes any general smart contract-based platform like EOS and Ethereum won’t be able to achieve success in the long run. He thinks they’ll be overtaken by projects that provide developers tools to write blockchains for specific purposes. Fortune reports: “The Ethereum blockchain rules the roost when it comes to … Read moreBinance CEO Believes Ethereum Blockchain Will Be Overrun By Competitors

Hitachi and KDDI Testing Biometric Payment System – No Phone Required

Hitachi, a Tokyo-based tech leader has partnered with KDDI, a telecom operator to test and experiment with a new blockchain-based biometric system to settle retail payments. Hitachi’s blockchain is built on biometric data verification and designed to work with KDDI’s coupon system which allows customers with coupons to pay for in-store purchases at merchants using just their fingerprints. The tech is … Read moreHitachi and KDDI Testing Biometric Payment System – No Phone Required

Ethereum’s Blockchain Stablecoins have over $240M in Investor Backing

A research project conducted by Diar shows that new stablecoin solutions have raised more than $240M in investor backing by companies like Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Pantera, DCG, Polychain, MetaStable, 1confirmation and Naval Ravikant. These backers make up at least $133M in capital raised and make up the chunk of stablcoin investors. Seven of the … Read moreEthereum’s Blockchain Stablecoins have over $240M in Investor Backing