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US Marshals Service Issues Information Request on Management of Forfeited Crypto Assets

United States federal law enforcement agency, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), is looking to set up an agent for managing confiscated cryptocurrency, according to public documents released on March 5.The USMS has recently published two draft documents including a Request for Information (RFI) for legal procedures of the management

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IBM Reveals Two Further Blockchain Patents for Security And Database Management

Multinational computing giant IBM is adding to its stack of blockchain patents with two new applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office confirmed, publishing documents on March 5.According to one patent document, IBM now seeks to target network security using blockchain technology. A second patent focuses on database

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Turkish Telecom Giant Turkcell Introduces Blockchain ID Management Product

Istanbul-based telecommunication services provider Turkcell has introduced a blockchain-based service for ID management, news outlet Daily Sabah reported on Feb. 26.Turkcell reportedly announced its new blockchain product at the technology fair Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 on Feb. 25. The ID Management solution is designed to provide users with control

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Waste Management Firm Launches Blockchain Platform in UAE City

A blockchain-enabled waste permit portal will be launched in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country’s official news agency, Emirates News Agency (WAM), reported on Feb. 17.The blockchain-based waste permit portal will be jointly developed by environmental, recycling and waste management company Bee’ah and the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority

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IBM-Backed Blockchain Platform to Improve Supply Chain Management in Mining Industry

Major tech firm IBM has partnered with MineHub Technologies to deliver a blockchain solution that will improve supply chain management in the mining and metals industry. IBM announced the initiative in a press release published Jan. 16.MineHub is a company that uses technologies including blockchain to develop cost-saving applications for

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Bitwise Asset Management Files Application For Bitcoin ETF

San Francisco-based Bitwise Asset Management, which provides crypto asset index and beta funds, has filed an initial registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a new physically-held bitcoin (BTC-USD) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Bitcoin ETF The proposed Bitcoin ETF would track the Bitwise Bitcoin Total Return

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NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed an air traffic management blockchain, according to a paper published on the agency’s official website on Jan. 10.The proposed system would employ an open-source permissioned blockchain to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services. The document

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