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Terminals For Exchanging Crypto Put To The Test By Institutional Industry Leaders

A company which has created a terminal for exchanging cryptocurrencies, as well as state-of-the-art compliance technology, has started to roll out early versions of its hardware to industry leaders worldwide. Blockchain Terminal says several alpha terminals are already in use – and right now, 200 beta machines are being built... Read More

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Arizona Overhauls Blockchain Bill to Focus on Crypto Payments

An Arizona Senate bill that previously focused on state income tax is getting a makeover, the Senator who crafted the bill tells CCN. Senator Warren Petersen, a Republican, said the bill is being redesigned to instead focus on point-of-sale crypto tax payments known as the transaction privilege tax (TPT) in... Read More

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Sony Eyes Blockchain Use for Digital Rights Data

Japanese technology giant Sony is looking at using blockchain to store digital rights data. In an application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Sony explains that current digital rights management (DRM) solutions that aim for interoperability “may not be very reliable and rely on one unique point of failure.... Read More

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Singapore to Speed Up Blockchain Patent Approvals

Singapore’s Intellectual Property Office announced an initiative to expedite the patent-granting process for fintech-related applications such as blockchain-based payments. According to a statement from the Office, the FinTech Fast Track initiative seeks to shorten that process from about two years to as little as six months. The program was announced... Read More

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Alibaba Advances Blockchain Food Fraud Platform to Pilot Phase

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is trialing a blockchain platform for supply chain tracking in bid to prevent food fraud. The new pilot program will use the blockchain-based Food Trust Framework to track international shipments to China from Australian healthcare supply firm Blackmores and New Zealand dairy product maker Fonterra via... Read More

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TD Ameritrade buries logo on the blockchain

US brokerage TD Ameritrade has found a novel way to use distributed ledger technology, making a series of transactions in order to imprint an advertisement on Bitcoin’s blockchain. DLT has been hailed as a transformative technology, with financial services firms around the world investing big bucks as they scrambling to... Read More

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BBVA issues corporate loan using blockchain

Spanish lender becomes first global bank to use the technology for corporate loans Spain’s BBVA has become the first global bank to issue a loan using the distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies and has the potential to revolutionise banking processes. BBVA said it carried out the entire process for... Read More

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How AI is helping us discover materials faster than ever

We can predict which compounds can create materials before setting foot in a lab For hundreds of years, new materials were discovered through trial and error, or luck and serendipity. Now, scientists are using artificial intelligence to speed up the process. Recently, researchers at Northwestern University used AI to figure... Read More

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China’s Official Gov’t Auditor Considers Blockchain To Streamline Data Infrastructure

The National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China is considering a Blockchain solution to address the problem of what it describes as the “endless cycle of data storage and management” for its current infrastructure, according to an announcement published on its website Apr 24. The National Audit Office is... Read More