Day of Demos: Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

“Who are all these people interested in this?" The question, asked by Shilpi Kumar, head of product commercialization at Filament, summed up the reaction to a Trusted IoT Alliance event sponsored...

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...

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...

B21 Block: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain School – Alternatives To Solidity


B21 Block: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain School Alternatives To Solidity
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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...

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there's at least one use case they're still clearly excited about: trade finance. At least, that was the impression given at...

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...

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...

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...

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...