Category: Blockchain

Bank of America Has the Most Blockchain Patents, But Is it Actually Going to Use Them?

On October 30, Bank of America (BofA) added yet another cryptocurrency-related patent to its collection of more than 50 applications filed within the same field. The second-largest bank in the US has been leading in the informal blockchain patent race, sidestepping such players as IBM and Alibaba. However, that does not mean that BofA is […]

Coinbase Staff Protest as Company Cuts ‘at Least 15’ Jobs, Say Sources

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has cut “at least” fifteen staff after hiring 250 this year, Yahoo Finance quotes unidentified sources as saying Friday, Oct. 26. In a curious U-turn following a year of pledges to bolster the number of workers dealing with exploding customer demand, the company confirmed the lay-offs in a […]

Financial Giant SBI Group to Develop Wallet Following New Partnership

Japan-based financial services firm SBI Group and Danish cryptography services company Sepior ApS have partnered to jointly develop a proprietary wallet, according to an announcement published Oct. 13. The wallet is set to ensure secure transactions on SBI’s cryptocurrencies exchange platform, VCTRADE. The SBI Group was established in 1999 in Japan as an Internet-based financial […]

China’s Central Bank Seeks Digital Currency Specialists

The Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened four positions for crypto-related professionals, according to a document published Wednesday, Oct. 10 on the bank’s website. Per the paper, PBoC is seeking two engineers at their Digital Money Institute with experience in blockchain and cryptography, security, and chip design. The bank wants […]

Australian Real Estate Major to Trial Blockchain-Powered Solar Energy Management Solution

Australian firm Vicinity has announced it will trial a blockchain solution for its energy network. The company revealed this Thursday, September 25 in an official press release. Vicinity – with more than $42 billion in real estate assets under management – has partnered with Australian energy tech company Power Ledger. The newly announced trial is […]

Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent Lets Robots Conduct Deliveries Across Supply Chain

U.S. retail giant Walmart has applied to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to patent a blockchain system for deliveries, according to an official patent document released August 30. The new patent aims to provide a technology for running “in-field authenticating of autonomous electronic devices” to enable secure deliveries. The patent specifies that “[i]n […]

China’s Largest Electric Bus Operator and Blockchain Firm Partner in $24 Billion Deal

U.S. technology firm Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC) announced it had entered a deal with China’s largest electric bus operator to provide finance services using blockchain technology August 20. In a press release, NASDAQ-traded SSC said its partnership with the National Transportation Capacity Co Ltd (NTS) would run for three years and was worth $24 […]

SEC Intensifies Probe Into Biotech-Turned-Crypto Mining Firm Blockchain Riot

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its investigation into crypto mining firm Blockchain Riot, according to the firm’s latest 10-Q quarterly report filed August 14. Riot Blockchain is a former biotech firm that changed its name to contain the word “blockchain” last year, seeing valuations skyrocket from $8 a share to over […]

Ex-Denver Post Journalists, Editors Launch New Blockchain-Powered Colorado News Outlet

Former Denver Post reporters and editors plan to launch a new local media outlet in partnership with ConsenSys-backed blockchain startup Civil Media Company, The New York Times reports today, June 17. According to the Times, the group left The Denver Post to create a new local state online newspaper, The Colorado Sun, after newsroom layoffs […]