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This post was originally published here A recent study by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a post-trade financial services firm, has found that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is scalable enough to support daily trade volumes of the U.S. equity market, according to a press release published Oct. 16. The blockchain scaling problem is …

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Professional consulting giant Accenture Global Solutions may be considering using blockchain to streamline and automate shipping logistics. According to a document published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, the proposed system would determine certain types of attributes for objects being shipped and store that information on a blockchain. The proposed system will …

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Is the U.S. government committed to testing blockchain solutions? While some at last week’s D.C. Blockchain Summit say they suspect the government isn’t sincere, David Treat, a managing director and co-head of Accenture’s Global Blockchain Practice, believes this answer couldn’t be farther from reality. Despite the sometimes heated rhetoric of the nation’s lawmakers on some of …

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The parent company of beer maker Anheuser-Busch has taken part in a blockchain pilot in a bid to test the tech for global shipping uses. The company is part of a wider blockchain consortium that experimented with technology developed by consultancy firm Accenture. Other participants included shipping container firm APL, logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, and an …

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Logistics giant DHL announced it had partnered with Accenture and created a Blockchain-based supply chain prototype March 12. In a joint press release, the two companies presented a trend report for Blockchain in tandem with what appears to be ongoing plans to introduce the technology to global pharmaceutical supply. “DHL and Accenture created a blockchain-based …

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is working with the Canadian and Dutch governments to pilot a digital identity project that focuses in part on blockchain. The Known Traveller Digital Identity initiative is aimed at using technologies like blockchain and biometrics to improve the security around international air travel. A prototype, developed in collaboration with professional …

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Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance. Announced during the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland yesterday, the alliance – which aid agency Mercy Corps and the U.N. International Computing Center have also just joined – aims to improve people’s lives through provision of digital …

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Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder and chair of the board at ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market …

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The past 12 months have seen a range of patent applications focused on cryptocurrency or blockchain applications, including some from notable firms such as banking giant Bank of America and credit scoring giant FICO. In sum, the flow of patent filings witnessed in the last year demonstrates that some of these major businesses are seriously …

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