Blockchain patent filing rose significantly in China after Xi Jinping’s 2019 endorsement

Chinese companies are angling to overtake the United States in blockchain adoption. Recent figures published by Chinese media outlets show that companies in China have filed for over half of all global blockchain patents. According to a report titled “2020 Blockchain Industry Development”, Chinese companies have applied for 4,435 blockchain patents following Chinese president Xi […]

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Chinese state-endorsed public chain to act as a global DeFi bridge, says Conflux CEO

Chinese Free Trade Zone is open to experimenting with permissionless DeFi applications. Conflux Network, a permissionless blockchain project which is endorsed by the Chinese state, told Cointelegraph on Sept. 22 that the project has officially launched its Tree Graph Research Institute with the Shanghai government.  According to Fan Long, CEO of Conflux, the Tree-Graph Blockchain […]

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Walmart Joins Hyperledger Alongside 7 Other Companies

Multinational retail conglomerate Walmart joined Hyperledger among eight new entrants announced during the opening day of the Hyperledger Global Forum 2020. Walmart has become the latest major conglomerate to join open-source blockchain consortium Hyperledger. Walmart is among eight new members to join the platform. The new members were announced on March 3 at the Hyperledger […]

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Ripple Partners With Kyoto University, University of Tokyo for Blockchain Research

Ripple has partnered with two Japanese universities as part of its global blockchain research initiative. Cryptocurrency giant Ripple has partnered with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo as part of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Ripple announced its new Japanese partnerships in a press release on July 30. Emi Yoshikawa, senior director of […]

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Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

Fudan University has opened a blockchain research center that will purportedly facilitate the development of the Shanghai economy. One of the most selective universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center, according to an announcement published on Feb. 15. Per the announcement, Fudan University established the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center […]

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Ripple Expands Blockchain University Initiative With Partners in US, China & Singapore

Ripple has announced the latest new partners in its global University Blockchain Research Initiative, which include universities in China, Singapore and Brazil. Ripple has announced the latest new partners in its global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), which include universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. The development was announced in a press […]

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