Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills with prepayments in cryptocurrency.
A patent filing from Mastercard explores how to use public blockchains to securely verify card credentials at the point of sale.
China Mobile, one of China's three state-owned telecoms giants, is exploring moving part of its mobile data business to a distributed ledger.
A new Bank of America patent outlines how a permissioned blockchain might restrict users while still helping them access the information they need.
A newly-released Walmart patent application outlines a digital resale marketplace placed on a blockchain.
China's Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations.
A Cisco patent suggests that internet customers would be able to create a distributed mining pool through a proprietary cloud application.
China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned power utility, is looking to blockchain to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."
A recently released patent filing shows that IBM has dreamed up a blockchain-based system for distributed software application testing.
A Cisco patent application describes how a blockchain could let people form groups on the fly to share files and other data while tracking membership.