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Group chats on the blockchain from Cisco

Group chats on the blockchain from Cisco

Cisco sees the blockchain technology as a way to more secure exchange of confidential group communications. In a patent application published recently by the Office for patents and trademarks (USPTO), the company described how the blockchain can enable people to spontaneously create groups (chats) and to exchange files and other information available only to members… More

Intel wants to patent a hardware accelerator for bitcoin mining

Intel wants to patent a hardware accelerator for bitcoin mining

According to a recently published application Intel intends to patent a hardware accelerator for chips for mining bitcoins. Thursday published an application for “Accelerator hardware for bitcoin mining with optimized message digest and message scheduler Datapath”, although the Office for patents and trademarks (USPTO) application was sent in September 2016. The application of Intel presents… More

Ford offers to deal with traffic jams using cryptocurrency

Ford offers to deal with traffic jams using cryptocurrency

The American car manufacturer Ford has filed a patent for a device to communicate between vehicles, which includes the exchange of cryptographic tokens to optimize traffic flow. Traffic jams, according to the patent application Ford from September 16, 2017, are often “exacerbated by the psychological drivers of people that focus on their individual preferences with… More

Which country leads in the number of patents in the field of blockchain?

Which country leads in the number of patents in the field of blockchain?

As the Financial Times reports the majority of patent applications related to the technology of blockchain which has joined the world intellectual property organization (WIPO) in 2017 came from China. According to data compiled by the staff of Thomson Reuters, more than half of the 406 patents in 2017 owned by applicants from China: from… More

CME plans to develop a new system to change the blockchain protocols

CME plans to develop a new system to change the blockchain protocols

A patent for a system that would allow to modify the blockchain Protocol without the consensus of all members of the network, was filed by CME Group in December 2017, and last Thursday the Office for patents and trademarks USA (USPTO) published it. In most networks based on the blockchain such as Bitcoin to change… More

SONY is leveraging the blockchain in education and transport

SONY is leveraging the blockchain in education and transport

Japanese conglomerate Sony filed another patent application related to use blockchain technology in education. It is worth noting that this year Sony worked closely with IT giant IBM has developed an educational platform based on the blockchain for safe storage of information about students ‘ progress. At the same time the company announced plans to… More