Archive | intellectual property

A London-Based Company Successfully Trademarks the Name ‘Bitcoin’

Multiple reports and public filings have shown a UK-based firm called ‘A.B.C. IPHoldings South West’ has successfully acquired a trademark for the name ‘Bitcoin’. According to a merchant on Etsy, IP-Holdings sent a cease and desist order because they were selling Bitcoin-themed t-shirts. Also read: There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’ UK […]

€100K Prize to Be Won at EU Blockchain Hackathon

The European Union (EU) is offering a EUR 100,000 prize to the winning team of an upcoming blockchain hackathon. The event is scheduled to take place June this year in Brussels, jointly held by the European Commission, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and its Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. Participants will compete to develop the […]

Patent Stockpiling: Bank of America Holds 45 Crypto-Related Patents

A patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, for a certain period of time. While designed as a means of protecting the intellectual property of inventors, the system is not without its critics who believe that patenting deters innovation and wastes resources. Consider crypto founding fathers like […]

Recently-Launched DECENT Blockchain Wins Big at CESA Awards

After years of development and testing, the DECENT platform was finally released to the world on June 30th. That was just the beginning, however, as their team has gone on to establish even more partnerships and win some prestigious awards. DECENT is a blockchain-based P2P content distribution network and cryptocurrency. Artists can directly register their […]