Identity

Hyperledger Tech Heats Up Ahead of Software Debuts

| Michael del Castillo

2018 is shaping up to be a watershed year for enterprise-grade blockchain, with the upcoming launch of four Hyperledger solutions into version 1.0.

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Ford Patent Envisions Car-to-Car Crypto Transactions

| Stan Higgins

A patent awarded to Ford suggests the U.S. automaker is considering cryptocurrency as a way to help cars on the road communicate and reduce traffic.

Chinese Government Institute Launches Blockchain for Authentication

| Wolfie Zhao

A Chinese government-led research body has rolled out a blockchain-as-a-service platform for identity and supply-chain tracking.

The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain

| Stan Higgins

The U.S. Postal Service is eyeing blockchain as part of a system for establishing digital trust, newly published patent documents indicate.

China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards

| Wolfie Zhao

China's information and technology ministry aims to establish a standards committee to boost the development of blockchain in the country.

Huawei Seeks Patent for Blockchain Rights Management

| Wolfie Zhao

In a recently released patent application, tech giant Huawei touts a blockchain system for protecting digital property rights.

Twitter Pledges Action on Crypto Scams After Account Bans

| Leigh Cuen

It's unclear how Twitter identifies which accounts to penalize for propagating cryptocurrency scams.

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W3C Vets Forego ICO for Government-Friendly Blockchain Launch

| Bailey Reutzel

A team of open-source payments veterans is looking to launch a new identity blockchain, one that won't run afoul of government favor.

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Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain Democracy

| Michael del Castillo

Russia may not be known as a defender of democracy, but the capital city of Moscow is using an ethereum-based voting platform to change that.

Microsoft Eyes Role for Bitcoin, Ethereum in Decentralized ID

| Wolfie Zhao

Software giant Microsoft has said it will trial decentralized identities built on public blockchains within its Microsoft Authenticator application.