Patents

China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital Currency

</header> <strong>Amid the coronavirus pandemic, China’s central bank has reportedly completed the basic development of the nation’s central bank digital currency. The central bank is now drafting legislation for its circulation, according to local media. A number of patents have revealed what the digital yuan will be like.</strong> Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double …

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84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China’s Digital Yuan

</header> <strong>The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly filed 84 patents relating to its plans to launch a digital currency. The patents reveal the central bank’s plans which include integrating digital currency wallets into existing retail bank accounts. The potential for the Chinese central bank digital currency to achieve scale from the get-go has …

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Craig Wright’s $100B Theft Claim – BTC and BCH Used His Database Without Permission

</header> <strong>The infamous Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has published a blog post that explains he owns “the full rights to the Bitcoin registry” and developers do not have the right to change the protocol’s underlying database. Wright’s recent blog post makes it seem like “legal redress” is coming …

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Crypto Tycoon Winklevoss Brothers Obtain Six Stablecoin Patents

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, have obtained six stablecoin-related patents, according to filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Three of the patents — the first, second and the fifth on the list — all  describe systems for changing the supply of a public blockchain-based stablecoin. The …

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Winklevoss Patents Tout Use Case for Gemini Stablecoin Tech in Banking

The owners of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, the Winklevoss brothers, have won a flurry of U.S. patents for stablecoin technology they say could be issued by commercial banks. Six patents, awarded between August 2019 and January 2020 to Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’ intellectual property company, outline a system, similar to the collateralized token model already …

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Dish Network Files Patent For Blockchain-Based Anti-Piracy System

One of the largest U.S. television providers has published a patent application for a new “anti-piracy management system” that uses blockchain to enable owners to track how their content is being used. Dish Network’s application outlines a system that allows owners to embed an identification mark into the content’s code that can be stored and …

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In flashpoint for the rebellion against big tech, Sonos sues Google for patent infringement

Enlarge / The Sonos One SL. Jeff Dunn In a move that has become the top talking point of CES and a flash point for an industry’s pent-up frustrations, smart audio company Sonos has sued Google for infringement of five of its patents, The New York Times reports. The publicly traded, Santa Barbara, California-based audio …

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China Continues to Streamline Its Blockchain Patent Application Process

The National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) in China continues to clarify the guidelines for blockchain patent applications, which are set to become effective as of Feb. 1. At the end of December 2019, the NIPA announced the revised guidelines to patent applications for new emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, and business …

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New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The heart monitoring technology inside the Apple Watch may be useful for scientific studies and even saving lives, but one doctor believes it’s also straight-up theft. New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel has sued Apple over allegations the Watch violates a patented method for detecting atrial fibrillation. Wiesel claimed that …

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Alibaba Patents Would Secure, Accelerate Its Consortium Blockchain

Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has won two U.S. patents designed to make its blockchain network safer and faster.  One patent aims to reduce the time to verify block data, while the other is designed to help participants set a validity period for a transaction in a blockchain network.  Both of the patents were approved …

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