China Holds Most Number of Blockchain Patent Applications

According to data from the World Intellectual Patent Organization, 2017 saw around 400 blockchain related companies filing a patent application. China ranks first with nearly 200 patent applications filed for blockchain related technologies whereas the US holds a distant second position with only 91 applications. However, it should be noted that not all applications will…

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Overstock CEO Looking to Overthrow Wall Street

Overstock, rose to fame in 2014 as it was the first major company where people could use bitcoins as a form of payment. Then, as bitcoin prices kept rising through the years, Overstock – the internet retail giant also saw stock prices skyrocket along with it. Now with confidence and determination, Patrick Byrne, entrepreneur, and…

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China to Initiate Block-chain Funding Center

IAC, the Investment Association of China is a government-affiliated social body which encourages domestic investment projects to drive in foreign capital in the country.  As of late, the association is striving to improve the development of the blockchain industry in the country through an initiative termed- Global Blockchain Investment and Development Center a.k.a. GBIDC. The…

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US Officials Praise Blockchains Amidst ICO Related Scams

As US security regulations fight against cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO scams, the US government reaches out to audience members at the Blockchain Summit in Washington, DC to come together and collaborate on blockchains. James Sullivan, the deputy assistant secretary of services at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration commented that cooperation is necessary if we…

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Huawei’s Patented Blockchain-Based System Has Unveiled

China’s State Intellectual Property Office has recently published a patent application filed by Huawei regarding a Blockchain based system. The patent was filed back on 15th August 2016. Looking into the document, it describes a verification system based on Blockchain that can be used to protect intellectual property rights of digital content inside a P2P…

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German Research Institute Will Use Blockchains to Power Radio-Frequency ID Sensor Systems

Cryptocurrencies is still a controversial topic, but the usefulness of the blockchain technology that comes with it is irrefutable. Different organization and industries are trying to incorporate blockchains into their system and create a revolutionary offspring. Now it is time for Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), a German-based research institution to make its move….

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Blockchain Course Coming to Melbourne, Australia

As of 19 March 2018, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a.k.a. RMIT announced that they would be offering a two-month comprehensive course on blockchains. The university’s Blockchain Innovation Hub will develop the course. For those who don’t know, blockchain is a new innovative technology used to grow secure, linked, and continuous lists of records…

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Ethereum Client Geth 1.8 Iceberg Released

The Ethereum Client Geth 1.8 has finally been released by the Ethereum Foundation team. The release is official and will be called as “Iceberg.” The release came after 5 months from the last stable release of 1.7. In this update, they release multiple improvements including performance and 170 modifications to the client. So, what exactly…

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