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This post was originally published here A Russian intellectual property startup has signed a memorandum with officials from Uzbek capital Tashkent to integrate blockchain for use in copyright, Russian state news agency TASS reports Tuesday, Oct. 16. The president of the Russian National Intellectual Property Transactions Coordination Center (IPChain), Andrey Krichevsky, met the head of …

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Mastercard has won a patent for a proposed system that, if created, would allow for the launch of different kinds of blockchains – including those that support multiple currencies. Published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent explains that a group or company may need to store different types of transaction information …

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A major Chinese university is proposing blockchain technology as a better way to manage web domain names. According to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Shenzhen Graduate School at Peking University is examining how a “consortium blockchain” can improve security and efficiency in managing top-level domains (TLDs) While …

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A new patent awarded to tech giant IBM highlights how blockchain tech might play a role in monitoring security breaches within computer networks. First filed in September 2017 and awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent outlines how a network of monitors connected to a blockchain platform can log events …

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Crypto exchange Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have won a patent for a cold storage method involving air-gapped computers, geographically remote vaults, plastic cards and, possibly, papyrus. Filed under the brothers’ firm Winklevoss IP, LLC, the document – published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – outlines a plan to develop a network of …

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Walmart’s recent patent efforts have showcased how the retail giant is investigating blockchain, and a new filing points to a focus on autonomous delivery drones. The application was published on August 30, detailing a system by which “autonomous electronic devices” communicate with each other wirelessly and pass transported objects to each other after an identification process. …

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Major financial and technological enterprises from China and the U.S. are leading the global drive to develop blockchain applications, according to a new report that ranks entities by patents filed. The research, released Friday by iPR Daily, a media outlet specializing in intellectual property, shows that Chinese internet giant Alibaba tops the list with a total of 90 …

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Shipping giant UPS has filed for a new patent that uses blockchain as part of a distributed system for sending packages worldwide. The patent application, published on Aug. 16 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), further reveals the company’s interest in using blockchain to re-envision how shipments move around the world. Entitled “Autonomous …

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U.S. banking giant Capital One is working on using blockchain technology to usher in more convenient and secure user authentication methods for instances such as banking security. In a continuation of a patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) back in June 2017, Capital One sets out a blockchain system that …

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A newly published Coinbase patent seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers. In the filing, published August 14, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange outlined how it could develop a payment portal which would allow users to pay using bitcoin directly from their digital wallet. “It may be a security concern for …

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California-based business and financial software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments via text message. The patent, published by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday, details how a system of virtual accounts could enable two users to transfer funds using mobile phones. The company first filed the patent in 2014, …

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Researchers from one of the top universities in China say they have developed a decentralized exchange, not for crypto assets, but for unused power A patent application filed by team from China’s Fudan University in January and revealed on Friday sets out the workings of a blockchain-based electricity exchange that assigns power sellers and buyers as …

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A team from China’s Tsinghua University has filed a patent application detailing a role for blockchain technology in protecting cultural heritage. According to a patent filing submitted in April and revealed on Friday, three faculty members of the university have developed a concept for a system that can store and share digital versions of culturally …

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The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of China’s “Big Four” state-owned commercial banks and one of the world’s largest by total assets, is seeking to patent a blockchain system for the exchange of financial assets. According to a patent application filed by the bank in January and revealed on Friday, the system …

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been exploring the use of blockchain technology to speed up international payments, according to a new patent filing. The patent application – “A System and Method That Adjusts Account Balance on a Blockchain” – was filed with the China State Intellectual Property Office in January of this year and was …

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The Digital Currency Research Lab at the People’s Bank of China has filed more than 40 patent applications so far – all as part of an aim to create a digital currency combining the core features of cryptocurrency and the existing monetary system. Data from China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) revealed two new patent …

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Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills using cryptocurrency – a concept it says could potentially lead to increased efficiency and lower prices. According to a patent application filed by Walmart in December 2017 and revealed on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company is …

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Payments giant Mastercard is exploring the use of public blockchains in securely verifying payment cards at the point of sale, public documents show. According to a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and released on Thursday, Mastercard has come up with a conveyance and retrieval processes to verify users’ payment credentials …

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China Mobile Corporation, one of the three state-owned telecommunications giants in the country, is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology within its core mobile data business. According to patent application filed with China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in November 2016 and made public on Tuesday, the company is eyeing the development of a …

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China’s Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations. According to data released by China’s Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday, the ministry’s research arm filed a patent application in November 2017 for a blockchain-based system that timestamps and stores data submitted to the cloud …

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