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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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Dash Core Files Defensive Patents for Evolution Platform, Releases Demo, Ahead of Late 2018 Release

Dash Core has filed preliminary defensive patents for its upcoming Evolution platform, slated for release later this year. Evolution is the code name given to a new platform on top of the existing Dash network that will allow for a radically improved user experience for regular users, something that has been elusive to the cryptocurrency space so far. According to ...

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Patent Stockpiling: Bank of America Holds 45 Crypto-Related Patents

A patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, for a certain period of time. While designed as a means of protecting the intellectual property of inventors, the system is not without its critics who believe that patenting deters innovation and wastes resources. Consider crypto founding fathers like Satoshi Nakamoto, individuals and groups ...

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