Editable Blockchains? Mining Futures? 2017 Saw Crypto Patents Pile Up
A run-down of some of the more notable crypto and blockchain patents seen in 2017.
The parent company of beer maker Anheuser-Busch has taken part in a blockchain pilot in a bid to test the tech for global shipping uses.
The World Economic Forum is working with the Canadian and Dutch governments to pilot a digital identity project that focuses in part on blockchain.
Accenture Global Blockchain lead David Treat says the company wants to "work across the entire digital identity landscape" - government included.
Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger and others have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance.
Enterprises may have gone quiet toward the end of 2017, but that doesn't mean they won't be players in the year ahead, Accenture's Valiente argues.