The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an organization “created as an economic counterpart to NATO,” held a hearing on disruptive innovation in the financial sector.
OECD: Simply ‘Discussing’ Bitcoin Illegality is Mutually Damaging PayPal Proposes Reputation Cryptocurrency & Blacklist in Patent Applications
United State Patent and Trademark Office published eBay patent applications “Distributed Crypto Currency Reputation System” and “Distributed Crypto Currency Unauthorized Transfer Monitoring System”.
Governments Seize the Opportunity to Control Bitcoin
Cointelegraph highlights some recent events overlooked by the Bitcoin industry that immediately precipitated the announcement including an FBI “playbook” and European seizure survey.
21 Inc Reveals Profit Sharing Technology Plans in Patent Application
On October 15, 2015, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published 21 Inc.’s (21) patent application 20150294308 for “Digital Mining Circuitry.”
Bank of America’s and Coinbase’s Bitcoin Patents Revealed
Recent filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revealed a dossier of applications from Coinbase as well as a cryptocurrency filing from Bank of America.
CoinMarketCap: ‘About 40% of the Coins Ever Added to the Site are Now Inactive’
Cointelegraph spoke with Gliss from CoinMarketCap about what it takes to be included in everyone’s favorite Cryptocurrency Index, Ethercoin trading and what were the most controversial altcoins to date.
Vermont Considering Blockchain Tech for State Records, Smart Contracts
Vermont has recently taken some legislative steps that could see the state using Bitcoin’s technology for state records, smart contracts and other applications in a drive to become “a leader in the field.”
United States Military Seeks Bitcoin Tipping Bounties
United States military is considering using Bitcoin tipping as a platform for providing bounties in combat and terrorist hot zones.