Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents

 As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to the theme of blockchain and 192 relating to bitcoin. Patent applications filed over the last 18 months are not in these statistics, and it is expected that significant numbers of new applications connected to these themes have been filed in that period. The numbers we are seeing likely represent the tip of the iceberg. Read More


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Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology

ideas_1 It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are undoubtedly many technological breakthroughs that can’t be reduced to linguistic and conceptual changes, it’s surprising how often apparent innovations depend on shifts in terminology and discourse. Read More


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INNOVATE2016: How the blockchain will clean up American politics

bitcoin-eagle The fundamentally transparent nature of blockchain technology – with its unalterable public ledger – will force politicians to be more honest about themselves and their intentions. Blockchain, they promise, will eventually disinfect the American political system – exposing dishonesty and triggering a more accountable political conversation. Read More


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IBM raises its game in blockchain with secure cloud services and Docker integration

LA DEFENSE, FRANCE:  The French headquarters of IBM in La Defense on the outskirts of Paris are seen, 23 May 2005. The group said it would eliminate 10,000-13,000 jobs worldwide, with most of the cuts to come in Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Europe accounts for about one-third of IBM's global work force of around 300,000.   AFP PHOTO JOEL ROBINE  (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images) Bitcoin may still be the most famous application of blockchain technology, but the distributed, encrypted database architecture is now being applied to a range of other services, from different kinds of (non Bitcoin) financial transactions to anything else that requires secure tracking. And today, IBM laid out its claim for some of that new business: the IT giant announced a new set of… Read More


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3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market

shutterstock_116263732 Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of high-value goods — but to date, very little attention has been given to the potential effects on the real estate market. Read More


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Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin

chain-gang The great thing about Bitcoin, for a tech columnist like me, is that it’s simultaneously over-the-top cinematic and technically dense. Richard Branson recently hosted a “Blockchain Summit” at his private Caribbean island. There’s a Bitcoin Jet. At the same time, 2015 has seen the release of a whole slew of technically gnarly–and technically… Read More


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