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Bank of America Files New Patent for Multiple Digital Signatures on a Distributed System

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The U.S.’s second-largest bank, Bank of America (BofA), has filed a new patent for adapting multiple digital signatures in a distributed network, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing published September 18. The new patent proposes a system for managing data communication from Internet-connected devices. The document …

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Slushpool Unveils Braiins OS Allowing Bitcoin Miners ‘To Take Back Control’

Braiins Systems, the Czech operator of the first Bitcoin mining pool Slush Pool, revealed an alpha version of its Braiins OS operating system September 23, aimed at “pleasing” miners. Open Source ‘First’ Braiins, which by its own admission has not “drawn much attention to itself” while running Slush Pool, wrote …

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Exchange Aggregator Compares Prices, Allows Trading on Top Platforms Without an Account

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The number of digital asset exchanges has exceeded 200. Many offer different functions, exchange fees and niches that give them a competitive edge. With so many choices, it’s hard for a novice cryptocurrency trader to pick an exchange, and it can also be tricky for more experienced traders to decide …

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Spain to Develop Blockchain Tech Application for Transparency in Forestry Industry

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The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food plans to apply blockchain technology to develop the forestry industry, local news outlet EuropaPress reported September 21. The operating group, entitled ChainWood, aims to improve the traceability and efficiency of the wood supply in Spain by implementing blockchain technology in industry logistics. …

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The US Should Take ‘Leadership’ Role on Blockchain, IBM Report Argues

Developers and companies researching blockchain technology are looking to the U.S. government to help spur adoption, a new report by IBM claims. Written by Thomas Hardjono, director of the MIT Trust: Data Consortium, the report summarizes the results of a series of roundtable meetings held by the Congressional Blockchain Congress …

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Russian Raiffeisen Bank Branch Issues Digital Mortgage Using Blockchain

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A Russian subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International has issued an electronic mortgage using local blockchain platform Masterchain, local business newspaper Kommersant reports Monday, September 24. The document containing data on the parties in the transaction, the credit loan and its duration, and the property purchased was published in a decentralized …

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Coinbase Just Partnered With A Token Startup in Bid to Attract Pro Traders

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase has teamed up with the token-based trading protocol startup Caspian in an effort to boost its offerings aimed at pro traders and financial firms. Under the deal, Coinbase Pro will integrate Caspian’s “full stack” of tools to bring additional trading and portfolio management capabilities, according to a …

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IBM Awarded Patent for Autonomous Self-Servicing Devices Within Blockchain-Based IoT System

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IBM has won a patent for the autonomous self-servicing of networked devices that form part of its Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry (ADEPT) environment. The patent, first filed in late June 2016, was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 18. IBM first unveiled a proof-of-concept (PoC) for …

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HODL No More? The Amount of Bitcoin In Active Wallets Is Near a Record High

An increasing amount of bitcoin is being held by active individual users, rather than companies and long-term investors, according to new data from Chainalysis. Announced Monday, the analytics firm found 4.8 million bitcoin, or roughly 32 percent of the protocol’s cryptocurrency supply (minus lost coins), was held in personal wallets …

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US Tech Firm Eyes Blockchain Supply Chain Solution for Major Chinese Ports

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U.S.-based technology company Ideanomics has partnered with the Asia-Pacific Model Electronic Port Network (APMEN) Trade Tech Co. to streamline supply chains with blockchain tech, a press release reports Thursday, September 20. Together with APMEN Trade Tech Co., Ideanomics aims to leverage blockchain and what it calls “super artificial intelligence” to …

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