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Nevada Goes Ledger Nano Mad at Christmas

Price protection app Earny has recently revealed that the crypto hardware wallet, Ledger Nano, was US state Nevada’s most popular purchase over the 2017 Christmas season. The wallet is one of the cryptocurrency industry’s most favored along with Trezor and Keepkey. Although the published data did exclude smart home devices, the survey demonstrates that the popularity of the device in crypto-friendly …


IBM to Expand Business Cryptocurrency Applications

IBM to expand business crypto

Computer giant IBM has been meeting with executives from central banks and large corporations this year to investigate possibilities of further utilizing cryptocurrency technology to save money and increase business revenues. Over the past year, IBM is reported to have met with 20 central banks all exploring the potential of applying the new technology to their business model by issuing …


Major Polish Bank Adopts Blockchain Technology

Major Polish Bank Adopts Blockchain Technology

A partnership with blockchain company Coinfirm was announced by Polish bank PKO Polski on 29 March. PKO has embraced Coinfirm’s Trudatum tool in order to provide its customers with a secure means to access documents containing information regarding regulations, transactions, fees and commissions. This would eliminate the need for paper documentation and represent a major boost to the bank’s financial budget, …


Cisco Looks To Patent Blockchain Group Chat Technology

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Multinational technology conglomerate Cisco has filed for a patent incorporating blockchain technology with a group chat format. Cisco notes in the publicly available patent filing that its innovation would make confidential group messaging easier and more secure than formats currently available. The application from Cisco describes the benefits of blockchain technology in this area, recounting it as enabling users to form groups …


Intel Pursues Patent for Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator

Intel Pursues Patent for Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator

Leading tech firm Intel is looking to patent a hardware development that would accelerate the process of Bitcoin mining chips, as revealed in recently published documents. Accelerating Bitcoin mining The application for the patent was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office in September 2016, with the details made publicly available on 29 March 2018. The formal request seeks to …


China Scraps Blockchain Funding Center

The Chinese government has just scrapped its blockchain funding center, insisting on regulations before going forward with anything blockchain. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has called for domestic regulation as part of an effort to foster the development of the technology. The CCP’s official media made clear that the government’s stance is to integrate blockchain technology, while also warning of illicit …


Tech Giant Fujitsu Announces Blockchain Center In Europe

Tech Giant Fujitsu Announces Blockchain Center In Europe

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has recently announced the opening of its first Blockchain Innovation Center, located in Brussels, Belgium, with the aim of supporting research, developmen and innovation. Fujitsu has selected Brussels as the venue of choice because of its diverse political, technical advantages. Witnessing the adoption of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DTL), big tech giants such as Google, Microsoft …


Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Challenge

The Singapore government has announced that it will be launching a blockchain challenge that will reward winning projects with development funding. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) stated that the challenge’s aim is to promote awareness and adoption of the technology. IMDA is hoping the challenge will bring more companies into the ecosystem and explore the potential that blockchain technology …


Kik ICO Raises 98 Million USD for Kin Token: Messenger Platform Sets Sights on Video Games

"Kik ICO Raises 98 Million USD for Kin Token: Messenger Platform Sets Sights on Video Games

Last year, social media platform Kik raised a whopping USD 98 million for its “kin” token, and now the Kin Foundation is branching out into the video game industry, specifically through leading game engine developer, Unity. Unity has joined with Kin to develop a gaming-specific software development kit (SDK), the purpose of which is to integrate kin, which is hosted …


Back to the Blockchain Future with Autonomous Cars Level 5

Back to the Blockchain Future with Autonomous Cars Level 5

Blockchain has the ability to guide autonomous cars from level 2 through to 5 (proposed stages of autonomy), while simultaneously providing solutions to future issues. Blockchain can help improve on existing systems, like route optimization as well as creating a foundation for trading services around these systems. A decentralized solution achieves this, guaranteeing higher user safety and data security, against growing hacking …


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