Category: USA

Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13. AT&T’s patent application describes a blockchain-powered system that may include a transaction history controller to store subscribers’ data, which may be used for various purposes. […]

US Credit Union Blockchain Consortium Joins R3’s Global Ecosystem

CULedger, a credit union service organization (CUSO)-owned blockchain consortium, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem. The partnership was officially revealed in a press release published Dec. 13. Based in Denver, Colorado, CULedger reportedly delivers blockchain applications to credit unions and their members, using the technology to mitigate cybersecurity and fraud risks, as […]

Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

Major United States-based stablecoin project Basis will shut down operations and return most of its funds to investors, crypto news outlet The Block reports today, Dec. 12. Citing “multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation,” the reports states that the algorithmic stablecoin project is set to return the majority of the $133 million in […]

Major Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Explores’ Listing XRP, Cardano, EOS, Others

Major United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase is “exploring” the possibility of providing trading support for over 30 cryptocurrencies. Potential new additions include Ripple (XRP), EOS and Cardano (ADA), according to a press release published Friday, Dec. 7. The company has revealed a list of 31 cryptocurrencies, including the aforementioned three, as well as NEO, Tezos (XTZ), […]

US Congressman Announces Plans for Federal Cryptocurrency and ICO Regulation

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would clearly regulate cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), local Ohio news agency Cleveland.com reports Dec. 3. According to Cleveland.com, Davidson announced his intention to introduce new legislation at the Blockchain Solutions conference. The bill would create an “asset class” for cryptocurrencies and […]

Newly Formed US Healthcare Alliance to Trial Blockchain for Improved Data Quality

Major U.S. healthcare companies have formed an alliance to trial blockchain solutions in order to improve data quality and reduce costs, U.S. weekly news outlet Modern Healthcare reports Monday, Dec. 3. The Synaptic Health Alliance group consists of Humana, Multiplan, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Quest Diagnostics, and has recently been joined by Ascension — the […]

Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutional Investors

Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading for institutional customers, New York-based live streaming financial news network Cheddar reported yesterday, Nov. 27. Opposed to trading through a crypto exchange itself, over-the-counter crypto trading will allow institutional investors to conduct direct trades between each other. Christine Sandler, head of sales […]

Bitcoin Briefly Breaks Over $4,000, Bitcoin Cash Sees Gains Near 20 Percent on the Day

Monday, Nov. 26: crypto markets have seen a strong flush of green amidst the recent news that the U.S. state of Ohio is poised to become the first state to accept Bitcoin (BTC) for tax payments. Virtually all of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market share are seeing a sufficient rebound over the past 24 […]