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Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices.A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a traditional physical SIM card can be replaced with a

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Samsung Files Patent for ‘Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive’

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has filed a patent for a blockchain-enabled Solid State Drive (SSD).“Programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch”Local industry news outlet Decenter reported on Sept. 3 that Samsung applied for the “programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch” patent on Jan. 15 and that

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Bank of America Files a Patent for Multi-Tiered Digital Wallet Security

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new patent application by Bank of America titled “Multi-Tiered Digital Wallet Security,” on August 15. As listed, the new patent’s system was invented by the banking firm’s senior technology manger, Manu Kurian.The patent was initially filed by Bank of America in

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Walmart Submits Blockchain-Powered Patent for Drone Coordination and Communication

U.S. tech giants and retailers have been filing a patent after patent, developing the new future use cases of blockchain technology. Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, is also leaving no stone unturned.Walmart has recently filed another patent that shows the company’s interest in blockchain-powered drones. Blockchain and

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Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System

American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology. Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Aug. 1. The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and stores that drone’s

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New Blockchain Patent Shows IBM Wants to Enter the Web Browsing Arena

Recently, IBM filed another patent that details a blockchain-powered web browser interface. On August 6, 2019, IBM’s patent for an interface of a web browser powered by distributed ledger technology was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.According to patent, the newly developed blockchain-backed browser will gather some

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tZERO Announces Patent for Traditional Exchange Blockchain Integration

Blockchain startup tZERO, announced that it has been awarded a patent for a technology allowing to anchor traditional trades and exchanges to public blockchains.A blockchain integration for exchangesThe company announced the development in a press release published on Aug. 6. The patent reportedly describes an integration by the Time

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Walmart Wants to Become ‘Currency Micromarket’ with New Cryptocurrency Patent

Walmart submitted a patent application on August 1 that would presumable help the retail giant to generate its own cryptocurrency and a blockchain network. The digital currency’s goal is to make transactions cheaper, quicker and to possibly serve as an easier banking solution for consumers.The patent refers to a hypothetical

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