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Anujit has over two decades of IT industry experience, spanning software development, project management and consulting areas, and has added significant value to the businesses of clients he has supported. Outside of working hours, Anujit is passionate about history and sports.

StormX wins a micropayment blockchain patent

Micropayment is a key blockchain use case, however, the scalability remains a challenge. A new StormX micropayment blockchain patent will likely help.

A new Intel blockchain patent proposes to make Bitcoin mining more efficient

Bitcoin mining is a computation-intensive operation that also incurs a high electricity cost. A new Intel blockchain patent proposes to use hardware accelerator to reduce this energy cost.

City of Austin in Texas partners with IOTA Foundation for a blockchain transportation initiative

Smart transportation needs IoT, and blockchain can help here. City of Austin has now teamed up with IOTA Foundation for a blockchain transportation project involving IoT.

Cryptocurrency hacking now targets Electrum hot wallet users with DDoS botnets

Crypto hot wallets continue to be targets of cryptocurrency hacking. In a recent incident, DDoS botnets targeted 152,000 users of popular Bitcoin wallet Electrum.

Volkswagen plans to use a supply chain blockchain solution to ensure responsible sourcing of lead for their batteries

Responsible sourcing of minerals is a challenge, in view of a lot of mining activities happening in conflict zones. Volkswagen, the German multinational automaker plans to use a supply chain blockchain solution to ensure responsible sourcing of lead for their batteries.

The Chinese city of Guangzhou uses blockchain for business efficiency

Ease of doing business has now assumed high importance, and a Chinese city is now using blockchain for business efficiency.

Cybersecurity firm Forcepoint patents a blockchain cybersecurity solution

Adaptive cybersecurity solutions need more and more data, and analytics. A new blockchain cybersecurity patent owned by Forcepoint can help in managing this high volume of data.

A new blockchain investment fund enters the market, from a bank owned by Societe Generale

Investment in blockchain is poised to grow, however, it’s not yet easy for blockchain start-ups to receive investment. A new blockchain investment fund from Kleinwort Hambros, a private bank owned by Societe Generale could help.

Thomson Reuters wins blockchain identity management patent

Identity management is complex and time-consuming, however, blockchain can change that. Thomson Reuters has recently won a blockchain identity management patent, which should simplify identity management.

Accenture blockchain patent drive continues with their blockchain interoperability solution

Accenture blockchain patent drive continues as the technology major proposes to address the blockchain networks interoperability challenges