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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to evaluate its foray into blockchain technology by the end of the year. Members of a government advisory group, the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), met on October 3 to advocate for regulatory reform around different trade-focused areas, with “emerging technologies” coming up as a point …

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a grant of $192,380 to blockchain project Factom to support beta testing of a platform aimed to secure data from Border Patrol cameras and sensors, the agency announced Friday. “The early phases of Factom’s work has informed architecture choices and design decisions inherent in integrating blockchain …

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An advisory committee to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is gearing up to research the application of blockchain to the agency’s trade functions, public documents show. A summary report published earlier this week offers details on the group, formed in September by the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC). The body, according to the CBP’s …

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