Month: August 2018

Wal-Mart files patent for blockchain-powered army of autonomous robots

First it was a crypto-powered electrical grid. Then came a  system for health records stored on the blockchain. Now, Wal-Mart has turned to blockchain again, this time to create an army of autonomous robots that will be controlled by the technology.

On Thursday, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a document explaining Wal-Mart’s patent application for a system of in-field authentication electronic devices that will use blockchain keys for authentication. Wal-Mart’s proposal, filed in January 2018, will create a system involving several robots that will handle package delivery throughout the supply chain. The robots will use wireless signals to communicate and authenticate the identity of each another.

As autonomous technologies become “more affordable and available for use,” this could result in increased likelihood of security breaches, such as hacking. This is why Wal-Mart wants to use distributed ledger technology to develop “a medium for autonomous vehicles to authenticate each other, which allows for the security and authentication of the autonomous electronic devices.” The proposed system will also record the delivery information on the ledger making it possible for clients to access and track their products.

“In some embodiments of described above, blockchain technology may be utilized to record authentication signals and identification information to facilitate or resulting from in-field authentication between autonomous electronic devices. One or more of the autonomous electronic devices described herein may comprise a node in a distributed blockchain system storing a copy of the blockchain record. Updates to the blockchain may comprise authentication signals or identification information, and one or more nodes on the system may be configured to incorporate one or more updates into blocks to add to the distributed database,” according to Wal-Mart’s patent application.

Walmart has applied for several blockchain-based patents for systems to help in the delivery process. Last year, the company applied to patent a system that would use distributed ledger technology to manage package delivery hubs like a locker. This system would automatically reserve a locker space for packages and make sure the good are only delivered to a locker with enough space.

The company also applied for a patent for a system that uses blockchain technology to track delivery drones as they transmit packages from physical sores to customers.

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Kenya’s cryptocurrency project seeks to improve logistics quality

Several days after Kenya’s electoral agency decided to integrate blockchain into its voting system, the East African country is now reportedly preparing to launch its first blockchain-based cryptocurrency for value supply chain by the end of September.

According to the Daily Nation report, the cryptocurrency project, called TMX Global Coin, aims to solve the problems in the logistics industry in Africa.

TMX Global Coin was reportedly developed in 2017 as a decentralized platform that utilizes smart contracts to eliminate problems associated with both domestic and international import and export business.

Speaking to nation.co.ke, TMX Global CEO Anthony Njoroge pointed that the numerous reports and complaints arising from the supply chain sector especially in Africa, led to the development of Kenya’s own cryptocurrency. He said, “We are using blockchain technology to enhance cargo logistics business to have more open, transparent and democratized process using a decentralized system where all users are able to talk to each other on an open platform.”

With the TMX platform, customers can place their orders online and monitor the whole supply chain process. They can also review all of the required documentation before they start the trading. According to Njoroge, “The consumer as well gets to know the amount of money required through the different processes the cargo goes through and the estimated amount of time.”

Kenya’s landmark crypto project is set to launch by the end of September 2018, with a goal of gaining adoption in the trading sector by May 2019.

Kenya has recently turned to blockchain for help in its bid to boost its economic and political development. The East African country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that the government is eyeing distributed ledger technology (DLT) to improve the efficiency and transparency of Kenya’s electoral system.

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Squire Closes $25,500,000 Private Placement Financing; Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Squire Mining Ltd. (CSE: SQR) – Further to the Company’s news release dated July 5, 2018, the Company is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement equity financing of $25,500,000 (the “Financing”) to fund its change in business (the “Change in Business”) as more particularly described in the Company’s Form 2A Listing Statement dated July 31, 2018 (the “Listing Statement”) posted under the Company’s profile on the Canadian Securities Exchange’s website at https://thecse.com/ and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  The Company is now engaged in the business of developing, manufacturing and selling data mining infrastructure and system technology (including ASIC chips and mining rigs) to support global blockchain applications in the cryptoasset mining space. Shareholder approval for the Change in Business by a majority of the Company’s disinterested shareholders has also been obtained by way of written consent resolution.

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Squire Posts Listing Statement for Change of Business

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Squire Mining Ltd. (CSE: SQR) Further to the Company’s news releases dated July 5, 2018 and August 1, 2018, the Company has now posted its Form 2A Listing Statement dated July 31, 2018 (the “Listing Statement”) with respect to its previously announced change of business (the “Change of Business”) on the Canadian Securities Exchange’s website at https://thecse.com/.  A copy of the Listing Statement has also been filed and is available for review under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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Squire Signs Design Service Agreement for ASIC Chips; Announces Officer Changes

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Squire Mining Ltd. (CSE:SQR) – Further to the Company’s news release dated July 5, 2018 announcing its change of business (the “Change of Business”) to the development and manufacture of data mining infrastructure and system technology to support global blockchain applications in the mining space, the Company has entered into a design service agreement (the “Design Agreement”) with an arm’s length design fabrication company (the “Design Firm”) for the back-end design, testing and initial mass production run of the Company’s next generation ASIC chip for mining bitcoin.

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