CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace has filed two patent applications it claims will assist authorities in tracking transactions made with the monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. According to an announcement on Friday, the firm most recently filed a document titled “Techniques and Probabilistic Methods for Tracing Monero” as a follow up to the earlier “Systems and Methods for […]

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PayPal Co-Founder, DCG-Backed BTC Mining Firm Layer1 Accused of Patent Infringement

According to a recent lawsuit filed in the Western District Court of Texas, data center power management firm Lancium has accused bitcoin mining firm Layer1 of infringing upon its patented technology to adjust power usage in bitcoin mining facilities.  Backed by investors like PayPal Co-founder Peter Theil and the Digital Currency Group, CoinDesk’s parent company, […]

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Alibaba Claims Patented Cross-Chain System Is Better Than Cosmos

Alibaba says its “unified domain name scheme” would simplify and improve communication between blockchains. In a patent granted by the U.S. Patent Office last Tuesday, the e-commerce giant said its domain name system could enable cross-chain communications that are more simple and seamless than on existing interoperability solutions, specifically naming blockchain interoperability project Cosmos. Alibaba […]

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