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A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) may be looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology, according to a patent application published Thursday. The world’s fourth-largest telecom provider details how it could use …

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Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services

Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services Barclays Bank may be looking to blockchain to streamline fund transfers and know-your-customer processes, according to newly-released patent applications. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published two applications by the U.K.’s second-largest bank Thursday, both of which revolve around account security. Perhaps …

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Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch A new test network has been launched for Raiden, the ethereum payments channel project. Announced at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin on Thursday, the release features a minimal implementation of the scaling solution that will allow ethereum tokens to be traded …

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Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup’s $28 Million Round

Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup’s $28 Million Round Blockchain startup Nervos Network has announced the completion of a $28 million Series A funding round. The company said on Wednesday that major investors in the round included token-focused hedge fund Polychain and venture capital firm Sequoia China, as well as …

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What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow It’s a crypto doubleheader on Capitol Hill tomorrow. Two U.S. House of Representatives Committees will be hosting hearings on Wednesday to look at the topic from two distinct angles. The House Committee on Agriculture will focus on the emergence of “digital assets” while …

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Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market

Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market “I never thought we’d get it.” That’s Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain identity startup Civic, talking about the company’s acquisition of “Identity.com” – a fitting web domain for a company built around the idea of putting personally …

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Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments

Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments Payments giant Mastercard may be looking to speed up cryptocurrency transactions by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies, according to a newly-published patent. The document, published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

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Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday. Last week, CoinDesk reported that the House Committee on Financial Services is set to hold its latest gathering on the subject, this one honing in …

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