The big box retailer has been making forays into blockchain technology to improve its supply chain. This latest patent may be a bid to compete with Amazon to get goods straight to customers. Multinational retail behemoth Walmart filed an application for a patent in October 2017 that was published May 10, 2018, which hints at […]
The results from phase three of the Project Jasper banking trials were revealed during the Payments Canada Summit yesterday and highlighted a new integrated DLT securities and settlement platform. Four executives representing a collective effort by the Bank of Canada (BoC), TMX Group, Payments Canada, and Accenture presented a main-stage keynote on the findings of […]
What is a crypto wallet? A crypto wallet is a piece of software that enables you to send and receive cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. They can be used to store multiple tokens and coins at once – however, most wallets will only support a limited number of cryptocurrencies. Wallets are used to store something known […]
On May 8 Colorado legislators passed a bill mandating the exploration of distributed ledger technology for the storage of sensitive data, banning fees on certain users of this technology, and encouraging colleges to add it to their curricula. On May 8, 2018, Colorado passed Senate Bill 86, which focuses on eliminating barriers to the use […]
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has said he did not attend nor give “permission” for approval of a roadmap cementing “governance” this week. A group of entities had committed to aiding growth of the Ethereum ecosystem, summarizing their intentions in a statement May 9. The signees, all of which attended the EIP0 Summit earlier this month, […]
A company that has created a multi-asset universal wallet which stores major cryptocurrencies and a wide range of smart contract tokens in one place – a “world first” – says a raft of new features will enable users to enjoy “maximum access and flexibility” when managing their wealth. Infinito Wallet launched in December 2017, and […]
In a criminal case involving two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs), a jury trial is set for January 2019. However, the judge presiding over the case has not yet ruled on the defense’s motion to dismiss, which argues unconstitutional vagueness and a lack of jurisdiction. The question: do securities laws clearly apply to the […]
West Virginian officials are conducting an audit of a recent voting exercise – the first in a US election to record votes using blockchain technology. On the evening of May 8, polls closed in West Virginia’s primary election, marking the conclusion of the first government-run, blockchain-mediated vote in the history of the United States. Speaking […]
China’s Ministry of Public Security has sought a patent for a blockchain system to store forensic data for police investigations. In a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, it is inevitable that some forensic data will be lost, tampered with, or unreliable. This is exactly the problem China’s Ministry of Public Security, […]
1,500 ether. That’s how much cryptocurrency users will need to participate in testing ethereum‘s upcoming consensus protocol, Casper, at least according to the blockchain’s creator Vitalik Buterin. During the final day of an ethereum conference in Toronto last week, Buterin took the stage to discuss his version of the software designed to change the way those […]
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