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Xerox Patent Applications Reveal Plan for Blockchain Records System

Xerox Patent Applications Reveal Plan for Blockchain Records System

Technology giant Xerox wants to patent a way to securely revise electronic documents using blockchain, public records show. The company – perhaps best known for its eponymous copying machines – filed a pair of applications in February 2016, according to new records released by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The concept laid out in the applications envisions a […]

What the Fork? Why Bitcoin Tech Changes Impact Price

What the Fork? Why Bitcoin Tech Changes Impact Price

Bitcoin can be an intimidating place for the new investor. Scrolling through your news feed, you’re more than likely to be greeted by apocalyptic headlines and strange terms – and you might not immediately understand the risks either poses to your investment. Take the term “forks,” for example. They’re certainly a pertinent issue without an analogue for more traditional […]

Blockchain and Education: A Big Idea in Need of Bigger Thinking

Blockchain and Education: A Big Idea in Need of Bigger Thinking

  You’ve probably been there: an interview, either for a job or university admission, with the interviewer sitting across from you scrutinizing a piece of paper that holds your credentials. And you can’t shake the feeling that she doesn’t believe you. It turns out that interviewers are right to be skeptical. According to a recent survey, […]

Blockchain technology will change the world’: Fidelity Labs SVP

Blockchain technology will change the world’: Fidelity Labs SVP

Bitcoin is “digital gold” and “blockchain technology will change the world,” said Hadley Stern of Fidelity Labs. Fidelity announced Wednesday that it started allowing clients to view bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its website, a rare move for an established institution. Although bitcoin is in its infancy and still has many skeptics, it is “here […]

Bank of America Has Filed for Over 20 Blockchain Patents Already

Bank of America Has Filed for Over 20 Blockchain Patents Already

Bank of America is emerging as one of the most active banks when it comes to filing patents over claimed innovations in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Three new submissions, initially filed with the U.S. Public Patent and Trademark Office early last year, add to a total of 20 blockchain and cryptocurrency-related patent applications filed by the bank since […]

Coco Revealed: Microsoft, JPMorgan & More Demo Blockchain-Boosting Tech

Coco Revealed: Microsoft, JPMorgan & More Demo Blockchain-Boosting Tech

Microsoft is today revealing a new blockchain framework designed to make it easier to build enterprise networks using any distributed ledger. Out of the box, the new Coco platform – built to supercharge transaction speeds and simplify governance decisions – will be integrated with a number of popular open-source blockchains and distributed ledgers, including ethereum, R3’s Corda, Hyperledger Sawtooth and JPMorgan’s Quorum. […]