Wednesday , 21 February 2018

Tag Archives: Blockchain

Lenovo explores Blockchain to authenticate physical documents

Chinese multinational PC company Lenovo has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a system to “verify integrity of physical documents,” using a “security Blockchain.” The patent was first submitted in 2016 but was only granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week. The patent uses blockchain technology as the basis of a …

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New ‘Ethereum Community Fund’ sponsoring ETH infrastructure

Notable ethereum stakeholders are joining forces to create a fund for projects building on the world’s second-largest blockchain. It is called Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), and aims to connect and fund the growth of Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure, according to the ECF website. ECF the effort is the result of a collaboration between Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden …

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Microsoft will implement Blockchain-based ID system

For the past year, Microsoft researchers have explored how blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) can be leveraged to create “digital identities” for the billions of people who do not have reliable identification. In a blog post released on Feb. 12, Microsoft’s Identity Division researcher Ankur Patel doubled down on its belief that blockchain technology is the right solution …

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Bitcoin transaction fees fell to $1

In spite of the fact that bitcoin mempool size has remained relatively high at above 120 million bytes, over the past few days, bitcoin transaction fees have dropped to around $1 for median-size payments. Widely utilized bitcoin wallet platforms like Blockchain are recommending a fee of 55 satoshis per byte, which round up to just above $1 for median-size transactions. …

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Bitcoin wallet Ledger raises $75 Million in Series B funding

Paris-based cryptocurrency and blockchain security firm Ledger has raised €61 million ($75 million) from investors in a Series B round. “The round is one of the largest traditional series B investment into blockchain and cryptocurrency related technologies to date (excluding ICOs),” Ledger said in an announcement today. The new round was led by the U.K.-headquartered investor Draper Esprit, and also …

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RSK mined its genesis block

After nearly 3 years of preparation, RSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block at 1:41 am CST on January 4, 2018. RSK Labs CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar commented: “We’re very excited to share the RSK mainnet network with the global community. It’s a great milestone for the company after years of hard work, but this is not only ours, …

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Belarus legalizes cryptocurrency & ICOs

The government of Belarus has passed new statutes aimed in part at encouraging the development of companies around cryptocurrency and blockchain. According to the state-owned media agency BelTA, on Dec. 22 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a digital economy development decree that legally enshrines the use of emerging technologies like blockchain, while also offering significant tax incentives in a bid …

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Telegram will launch own Blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency

The popular encrypted messaging app Telegram will launch its own Blockchain platform and cryptocurrency. The new platform will be dubbed either “The Open Network” or “Telegram Open Network” (TON) and is supposed to be based on an improved version of Blockchain technology. Initial reports of the new platform surfaced today from Anton Rozenberg, a former employee of Telegram’s publishing division …

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The National Bank of Ukraine is expanding its Blockchain team

The Ukrainian Central Bank shows a level of intent that hasn’t been seen at many other central banks with expanding the team working to move the country’s national currency, the hyrvnia, to a blockchain. “Today, we’ve reinforced our team with world-class professionals and are optimistic that the project will get a boost in upcoming months,” wrote Yakiv Smolii, acting governor …

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Bitcoin wallet Blockchain will add support for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin wallet service Blockchain revealed plans for bitcoin cash and SegWit support. The company says that it will add full support for bitcoin cash across all its platforms by the end of Q1 2018. It is also working on integrating SegWit support in its wallet products. Blockchain made the announcement in a blog post, explaining that it believes bitcoin cash …

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