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Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk. The views expressed here are his own, so please don’t blame his colleagues. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. While it may seem only tangentially related to cryptocurrency, the fight in the U.S. over publication of …

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Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) wants to use a blockchain to verify 3D-printed parts in its supply chain, according to a recently-published patent filing. Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 21 and submitted last December, the application outlines a method for integrating blockchains into additive manufacturing – commonly known as 3D …

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Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. After multiple proofs of concept, pilots and early rollouts, supply chain management is emerging as the killer …

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