As the Los Angeles Times reported on Aug. 14, Playboy — one of the pioneers in global erotica — is suing the Canadian firm Global Blockchain Technologies (BLOC), claiming that it failed to integrate blockchain technology into Playboy’s online media channels. Playboy Enterprises has filed a lawsuit in...
Tech giant IBM has applied for a blockchain patent for the development of transaction data identifiers based on nodes, according to a patent document published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Aug. 16. The system described in the patent, entitled “Node Characterization in Blockchain,” intends to...
One of China’s largest retailers, JD.com, is launching a blockchain platform. The idea behind the JD Blockchain Open Platform is to allow the company’s enterprise customers to develop their own applications based on the innovative and disruptive technology.JD.com Hopes to Encourage Innovation with New PlatformThe goal of the...
When it comes to future food safety protocol, blockchain could be a game changer for the produce industry. When the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized in 1982, permitting the worldwide proliferation of interconnected networks and eventually the internet, very few would have ever dreamed of the digital...
Big technology companies have routinely failed to hire women for new projects, or promote them to management and board positions. But with blockchain, women have led the way on some of the most important projects, both at tech companies and start-ups.None of this was a given. Blockchain first...
The blockchain revolution is here.The technology long associated with Bitcoin is now being used to make businesses as varied as trade finance, videogaming, travel insurance, and diamond mining more efficient and more secure.The blockchain revolution is also far, far down the road....
American bank holding corporation Capital One has filed a patent application for the implementation of blockchain technology in user authentication, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 16. According to the document, the inquiry is a continuation of a patent application...
In its recently released report, Deloitte concludes industry has been slower to adopt blockchain technology than expected, but still believes the technology will revolutionize certain sectors.In March and April of this year, international consulting firm Deloitte surveyed executives in seven countries to learn about the state of blockchain...