“Cryptokicks”: What We Know About Nike’s Potential Gateway Into Crypto

The U.S. footwear titan has applied for a trademark for the term “cryptokicks.” Nike, the United States footwear and clothing behemoth, has recently joined the ranks of mainstream corporations that are considering entering the field of cryptocurrencies, currently spearheaded by the likes of Facebook and Starbucks. A document filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

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Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Forcepoint is owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Crunchbase estimates its […]

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Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability

Global consulting company Accenture wins two patents aimed to increase blockchain interoperability. Global consulting company Accenture has patented two solutions focused on blockchain interoperability, according to the data published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 2. The first patent, filed August 2018, patents a method for cryptologic blockchain interoperability. As […]

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Global Pharma Giant Merck Wins US Blockchain, AI Patent for Product Authenticity

Merck, the world’s oldest pharma firm, has won a USPTO blockchain patent that aims to increase supply chain security. Merck, the world’s oldest operating pharmaceutical firm, has won a blockchain patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported Jan. 30 The German multinational has developed a system that uses […]

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring

Crypto exchange Coinbase has acquired tech startup Blockspring, originally backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information […]

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Decides to Withdraw Its ‘BUIDL’ Trademark Application

Major U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has withdrawn its application to trademark the term “BUIDL,” following criticism on Twitter. Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has withdrawn its application to trademark the term “BUIDL.” The official status of the application was changed to “abandoned” on Wednesday, Dec. 19,  according to the U.S. Patent […]

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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13. AT&T’s patent […]

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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase enhances its services, introducing cash balance withdrawals to PayPal. Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has introduced free of charge cash withdrawals to online payment system PayPal, according to an announcement published Dec. 14. From now on, Coinbase’s United States-based customers are able to withdraw their cash balances to Paypal. The service […]

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