IBM Patents Blockchain Implementation to Manage Data For Autonomous Vehicles

Multinational computing giant IBM is adding to its arsenal of blockchain patents with a new implementation to manage data and interactions for self-driving vehicles (SDVs). The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 2. IBM — which has, according to the documents, previously filed extensive patents for various inventions …

What You Should Know About Craig Wright

Recently, it was revealed that Craig Steven Wright, one of the most controversial figures in the crypto community, had filed 114 blockchain patents since 2017. He also quit Twitter, where he would often publish his opinions on anonymity (bad), Bitcoin SV (the real Bitcoin) and other cryptocurrencies (also bad). He is also known for arguing …

Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week PayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent First Global online payments firm PayPal has invested in startup Cambridge Blockchain, a firm that focuses on leveraging the tech in order to give users more control over their digital identities. The investment, whose amount is undisclosed, is part of an extension …

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BCH, LTC, DASH, NEO, XEM

As Bitcoin’s recent surge pulled most altcoins upward, market participants have recalled the 2017 bull run. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The …

How Students Mine Cryptocurrency in Their Dorm Rooms

Last month, reports surfaced on crypto mining research conducted by tech conglomerate Cisco with the following headline: “College kids are using campus electricity to mine crypto.” Indeed, many students don’t have to worry about paying power bills, as per their university housing contracts, which tend to cover electricity expenses. That “free” power allows them to …

Blockchain Mortgage Tech Startup Acre Software Raises $6.5 Mln From UK Financial Advisor

United Kingdom startup Acre Software raised about $6.5 million to apply blockchain technology to the mortgage and insurance application process for advisers, a press release published on April 4 states. Per the release, nearly three-quarters of UK mortgages are facilitated by advisers, and the company aims to help them retain their position by matching the …

Ripple Co-Founder Gives $25 Million Donation in XRP to San Francisco University

Chris Larsen, co-founder of San Francisco-based technology company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam have donated $25 million in XRP to a university in California, according to an official announcement on April 5. Larsen and Lam contributed $25 million worth of XRP tokens to San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) College of Business through RippleWorks, a …

Blockchain Insurance Initiative B3i Expands Its Group of Investors

Swiss blockchain-based insurance transaction platform B3i has expanded its group of investors in its ongoing funding round, according to a press release published on April 3. Per the release, B3i has added three new insurer and reinsurers to participate in the company’s current funding round. B3i notes in the announcement that the first phase of …

Coinbase Makes LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies 2019’ List as Lone Crypto Firm

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become the only cryptocurrency business to make it into LinkedIn’s list of the most popular companies for 2019, results confirmed on April 3. The yearly rundown, which ranks company popularity among employees, placed Coinbase at 35 out of a total of 50 shortlisted. LinkedIn ranks contenders according to interest …