China’s State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain for Internet of Energy

China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned electricity utility monopoly, is looking to blockchain technology to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy." In a patent application filed to the...

Ford Patent Envisions Car-to-Car Crypto Transactions

A new patent awarded to Ford suggests the U.S. automaker is considering the use of cryptocurrency to let cars on the road communicate with each other and reduce traffic. The patent...

Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering

When BigchainDB CEO Bruce Pon was working as a project manager for automaker Daimler in the mid-2000s, he envisioned a simple solution for generating and verifying the story of a vehicle. How...

B21 Block: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain School – Alternatives To Solidity


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Manufacturing Giant Midea Wants to Put Bitcoin Miners in Household Appliances

Midea Group, a major manufacturer of electrical appliances in China, is seeking to patent a method for mining bitcoin with household items, public records show. The previously unreported application was submitted last...

BMW, Ford, GM: World’s Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition

Four of the world's largest carmakers have joined tech providers and startups to form the biggest-ever consortium focused on applying blockchain tech in the automotive sector. Announced Tuesday, the Mobility Open...

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT Devices

IBM is seeking to patent a method for ensuring that a network of connected devices can securely execute blockchain-based smart contracts. As the tech giant explains in a patent application published...

eTrack Tech has a mission to make logistics safer

It took Barbara Timm-Brock one near-death experience and three career changes to bring her to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to launch eTrack Tech. Timm-Brock wants to make sure equipment functions properly...

Inclusive Insurance? Businesses See Blockchain As Change-Enabler

The concept of microinsurance is getting a shot in the arm from new technologies, not least among them blockchain. A term coined at the turn of the millennium, "microinsurance" is...

Tencent Taps Intel’s Hardware for IoT Blockchain Solution

Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent announced a blockchain research partnership with multinational tech corporation Intel at a conference yesterday. The deal, which will see a new R&D lab established in Wuxi, Jiangsu...