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Patents filed by CipherTrace for tracing Monero transactions

On Friday, CipherTrace, a crypto analytics firm, announced that it had filed two patents for technology capable of tracing privacy coin Monero transactions. The company stated in a Nov. 20 CipherTrace blog that the patents would include forensic tools to explore Monero (XMR) transaction flows to assist in financial investigations, statistical and probabilistic methods for […]

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BlockApps launches an Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer

A blockchain-based agricultural crop tracking network called “TraceHarvest” was launched by blockchain solutions provider BlockApps on Nov. 18 and one of the world’s largest companies, Bayer, is among its first users. TraceHarvest allows users to trace the life cycle of farm products. Starting with the source of seeds, to define the responsibilities of each of […]

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As hard fork begins, Grayscale’s BCH trust loses $1.6M in value

The amount of assets under control for the Bitcoin Cash Trust of crypto fund manager Grayscale Investments dropped $1.6 million after the announcement that the crypto asset would fork on Nov. 15. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network has now split into two blockchains, according to data from Coin Dance. At present, the community-driven Bitcoin Cash […]

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Blockchain-based voting systems are not trusted by MIT cybersecurity experts

Although the legitimacy of the electoral process continues to be challenged by some parties in the United States. A group of researchers are arguing against using Internet-based and blockchain-based voting systems in the future. According to a Nov. 16 study by researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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With Bitcoin, Travellers can now get US passports in as little as 4 weeks

A visa and passport processing company based in California confirmed. That it will consider Bitcoin as a form of payment. As the US Department of State activities are starting to return to normal. According to a Nov. 6 announcement from the San Jose-based Peninsula Visa passport and visa expeditor, the company announced that it will […]

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Crypto traders and analysts see fresh administration as US election settles

While the results of the US presidential election continue to be questioned by some in the community, mainstream media outlets and the Associated Press have definitely called the race for former Vice President and current President-elect Joe Biden a race. But traders and analysts are now looking to determine what a Biden administration will mean […]

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Japanese firm Layer X Labs develops an e-voting protocol based on Blockchain

As part of a broader “smart city” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba City. Japanese firm Layer X has announced the development of an electronic voting system based on a blockchain protocol. The Tokyo-based company stated that the new system would satisfy the technical needs of the electronic voting system. Including the prevention of double voting, […]

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Following volatile Q3 for XRP, Ripple opens office in Dubai

Ripple has established a regional office in the Dubai International Financial Centre, or DIFC, according to a Nov. 7 announcement. For its “innovative regulations.” the blockchain-based payments firm reportedly chose the location. The DIFC website states that the special economic zone serves more than 2,500 companies. As a “independent regulator” with a “proven judicial system” […]

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‘Formula E’ racing title, among four NFT-powered games announced

A licencing agreement with the Formula E electric single-seater car racing championship has been announced by Blockchain gaming company Animoca Brands to develop a blockchain-powered motorsports game with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As an in-game currency, the Formula E game will use Animoca’s REVV utility token. For Animoca’s F1 Delta Time title, and the upcoming MotoGP […]

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Nigeria hopes to generate $10B in revenue from blockchain by 2030

The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria, or NITDA. Said the country could potentially expect blockchain technology to generate revenues of between $6 billion and $10 billion over the next ten years. Director-General Kashifu Inuwa spoke at a stakeholder meeting in the Nigerian capital of Abuja to review the Agency’s National […]