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More institutional adoption as Marathon Patent Group purchases $150M in Bitcoin

Nevada-based crypto mining firm Marathon Patent Group has invested $150 million in Bitcoin as a reserve asset.Marathon announced today that it has purchased more than 4,812 Bitcoin (BTC) for $150 million through the New York Digital Investment Group — an average price of $31,168 per coin. CEO and chairman Merrick

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CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace has filed two patent applications it claims will assist authorities in tracking transactions made with the monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.According to an announcement on Friday, the firm most recently filed a document titled “Techniques and Probabilistic Methods for Tracing Monero” as a follow up to the earlier

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IBM Scores Patent on Proposed Blockchain Consensus for Transactions in Multiplayer Games

Tech giant IBM has been granted a patent on a blockchain-based consensus model envisioned for use in handling transactions within multiplayer games with a large user base. The U.S. patent, titled “Gaming consensus protocol for blockchain,” was awarded last week and proposes the model of electing a subset of any game’s

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China leads world in blockchain patent filings, but how much of it is real?

China led the world in blockchain patent filings in 2019, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, by filing 58,990 applications versus 57,840 patent applications in second-place U.S. When it comes to blockchain technology, China also outwardly seems to be a leader. According to the China National Intellectual Property Administration,

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USPTO Grants Ripple Patent for Oracle-Based Smart Contracts System

The patent presents interesting use cases for data transactions between the Ripple ecosystem with the outside world. It also provides a new opportunity for Ripple to develop interesting smart contract apps for tangible and as intangible assets.On Friday, October 2, San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple Labs added yet another feather

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