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China to Lead International Standardization Research Group for IoT, Blockchain Tech

China will lead an international research group on the standardization of the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology, local news outlet Science and Technology Daily reports July 18. The joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have adopted the proposal for the creation of this […]

South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups

The South Korean government has announced a plan to revise the current tax rules to widen benefits for companies that focus on the development of nascent technologies, including blockchain, as part of the country’s push for innovation growth. Announced Wednesday, after a meeting of ministers from eight government agencies working on economic policy, tax rates are […]

Why Blockchain Could Be The Downfall Of YouTube Advertising

Blockchain could become the catalyst that tackles ad-fraud, revolutionalizing digital advertising for broadcasters. Blockchain based Verasity gets ready to take on video giant YouTubeDavid Orman There’s an ease to watching videos via mobile our and tablets. The sheer accessibility of watching our favorite shows wherever we are make creating an audience extremely easy, so that online video content […]

One blockchain to rule them all – pv magazine USA

Utility regulator Andy Tobin of the Arizona Corporation Commission has filed a docket to explore the potential role of blockchain technology on the power grid, suggesting that we are entering an age of energy technology convergence. July 18, 2018John Weaver The purpose of a blockchain is to store information among many, in a trusted manner […]

Crypto Startup Raises $28 Million To Combine Public and Private Blockchains For Enterprises

Nervos Network, a new blockchain infrastructure aimed at enterprises, announced today that it has secured $28 million in private funding from investors including Polychain Capital, Sequoia China, Wanxiang Blockchain, and Matrix Partners China. In a statement, Nervos said it plans to use the capital to support the expansion of its product and engineering teams, speed up the […]

As Industry Leaders Back Blockchain Hubs, Should Governments Follow Suit? – Irish Tech News

By Nikola Stojanow and Marion Vogel of æternity Blockchain technology has undoubtedly peaked the interest of government administrations across the globe, with a number of government officials publicly highlighting the benefits of blockchain technology as a mechanism to deliver new levels of innovation, efficiency, and transparency to myriad projects. We’ve seen governments in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, […]

Mastercard won’t stop applying for blockchain-related patents

Mastercard have applied for a new blockchain patent. Yep – another one. Is there a limit to how many patents you can apply for in one year? The document outlines its particular goal: quickening merchant transactions that use cryptocurrencies. It describes the problems faced currently by those buying or selling goods with digital coins. Lengthy confirmation times, they claim, […]

Bank of America Reveals Blockchain Patent for External Data Validation, Cites Need for ‘Accurate Indication’ of Financial Standing

Bank of America (BoA) has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system allowing the external validation of data, according to a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent filing released July 17. BoA’s patent filing proposes using blockchain for tracking resource information and confirming resource transfers, noting that “A need currently exists for providing […]

SVPER using blockchain and video to bring social networking into the real world

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