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Startup of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Receives Three Bitcoin Cash-Related Patents

Blockchain startup nChain, associated with a man who once proclaimed himself to be Bitcoin’s (BTC) creator, has been granted three Bitcoin Cash (BCH)-related patents by the European Patent Office (EPO), according to an official statement July 11. The three new patents relate to the development of new methods of digital rights protection using blockchain technology and specify Bitcoin Cash’s blockchain ...

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Walmart Patents Blockchain System for Accessing Medical Records

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Big-box retailer Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that is designed to store a patient’s vital medical records in a blockchain database. The information can then be retrieved at the scene of an emergency when a patient is unresponsive and can’t communicate with first responders. To ...

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IBM Patents System That Creates Audited Blockchain ‘Checkpoints’

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. IBM has won two patents for a system that verifies the integrity of a blockchain, certifying that it has passed certain audit requirements at particular periods in time. Both patents were approved on May 31 and are related in that they describe certified, audit-able “checkpoints.” The main goal ...

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Bank of America Adds to Growing List of Blockchain Patents

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Blockchain is finding more implementation in the mainstream and Bank of America (BoA) is at the forefront of a group of legacy companies that are using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to validate the veracity of information and those using it. A Security-inclined Blockchain Recently, the bank ...

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Amazon Patents a Bitcoin Analysis Service – The Merkle

Law enforcement agencies are showing great interest in Bitcoin users as of right now. They mainly intend to crack down on illicit activities taking place in the world of cryptocurrency. It now appears Amazon is preparing to enter this space as well, as the company recently received a patent to “identity Bitcoin users”. It’s an intriguing development well worth keeping an ...

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Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech To Combat Fake Identities

Mastercard has filed a patent for a Blockchain system to store and verify identity data, in an application published by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) April 12. Mastercard states: “Traditionally, proof [of identity] has been provided via government identification, credit cards, business cards…[such] proof may be inaccurate… or may be entirely fabricated in ways that may be difficult ...

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Most Patents And More Governmental Funds

China already has the largest number of Blockchain patents in the world, beating global economies such as the US and Japan. Moreover, the Chinese government has just funded another $1.6 bln Blockchain fund to finance more projects in the cryptocurrency space. Chinese government funds $1.6 bln Blockchain Initiative On April 9, Chinese publication Sohu reported that the government of Hangzhou ...

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Intel Patents Hardware Accelerator | Will Mining Be 35% More Profitable?

On March 29, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published an application in the name of Intel Corporation, which puts the famous microprocessor company back in the spotlight of crypto mining. “BITCOIN MINING HARDWARE ACCELERATOR WITH OPTIMIZED MESSAGE DIGEST AND MESSAGE SCHEDULER DATAPATH” is the name of the promising patent. A technology with an exciting approach, especially in these times ...

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China Filed The Most Blockchain Patents In 2017

The most patent filings for Blockchain technology to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2017 came from China, Financial Times reports March 25. Data collected by Thomson Reuters from the international patent organization show that over half of the 406 patents in 2017 were from China: the country filed 225 Blockchain patents, followed by the US (91), and Australia ...

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