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 software SIM version. According to …

IBM and Citibank Join Singapore Late-Stage Blockchain Accelerator

IBM, Citibank and video game giant Ubisoft have signed up to Singapore-based blockchain accelerator Tribe Accelerator. Corporations mingle with blockchain startups Local news outlet TheStraitsTimes reported on Sept. 18 that the companies above joined as corporate partners Tribe accelerator for the second edition of its four-month program. Per the report, Tribe helps blockchain startups in …

Blockchain Being Used to Turn Ocean Plastic Waste Into Eco-Fabrics

Dutch green fabrics firm Waste2Wear is launching the world’s first collection of fabrics made from ocean plastics traceable via blockchain today. Demand for tracing recycled materials The exhibition is taking place from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 in Paris at the international textile fair Première Vision, American fashion-focused publication FashionUnited reports today. First revealed on …