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Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce

| Anna Baydakova

Moscow's government is planning to use ethereum as part of a system for allotting trading spots during weekend farmers markets.

Blockchain Enters ‘Trough of Disillusionment’ on Gartner’s Hype Scale

| Muyao Shen

Interest in blockchain technology is waning, research firm Gartner said in its latest "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" report.

SEC Faces Thursday Deadline for ProShares Bitcoin ETF Decision

| Nikhilesh De and Christine Kim

The SEC will approve or disapprove a rule change proposal to list the ProShares Bitcoin ETFs sometime this week.

UPS Eyes Blockchain in Bid to Track Global Shipping Data

| Anna Baydakova

Shipping giant UPS has filed for a new patent that uses blockchain as part of a distributed system for sending packages worldwide.

As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

| Madeline Meng Shi

The U.K. is on the cusp of leaving the E.U., sparking concern for blockchain startups working within a government-run regulatory sandbox.

Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for ‘Collaborative’ Authentication Tool

| Christine Kim

In a patent filing released Thursday, Capital One set out a blockchain system its says allows secure user authentication across multiple platforms.

Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase is looking into creating more secure digital payment platforms to help merchants accept bitcoin, a patent filing reveals.

California Is Open to Allowing Crypto Political Donations

| Nikhilesh De

Candidates for public office in California may soon be able to accept cryptocurrencies as donations, though the practice has not yet been codified.

Soccer Body UEFA Scores ‘Successful’ Blockchain Ticketing Trial

| Daniel Palmer

European soccer body UEFA says it has completed a "successful" trial of a mobile ticketing app built with blockchain.

SEC Expands Inquiry Into Riot Blockchain, Filing Reveals

| Nikhilesh De

The legal woes of biotech company-turned-crypto miner Riot Blockchain don't appear to be slowing down.