In search of a more energy-efficient blockchain

Researchers have built a blockchain whose proof-of-work solves energy use optimization problems, possibly offsetting wasted compute power.

Better public-private partnerships could prevent major ransomware attacks, crypto insiders say

Cryptocurrency industry execs stressed their commitment to collaborating with law enforcement to track ransomware payments.

Reno mayor touts potential of blockchain, NFTs as city embarks on new pilot programs

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve encouraged her peers from across the country to explore digital ventures and crypto transactions.

Reno pilots blockchain for historic registry

The city’s “Biggest Little Blockchain” will allow landowners, developers, city employees and the public to access the same record through the online platform.

Cities that hyped crypto are now contending with the crash

This month's cryptocurrency market meltdown is raising new questions about how far local governments and public officials should go getting involved with the virtual asset.

Can New York court and regulate the crypto industry at the same time?

Some state lawmakers are making enemies in the cryptocurrency industry as Eric Adams tries to woo it.

Report: 4 cybercrime stats to watch

Romance scams are on the rise and so is cryptocurrency theft.

Blockchain can power up government processes, GAO says

States have been experimenting with blockchain-based voting systems, smart contracts for ID management and fintech sandboxes, but implementation challenges exist.

Can blockchain tokens drive smarter commuting choices?

A gamified app that rewards commuters with blockchain tokens for smart transit choices may encourage users to reserve parking spaces or take public transit.

Blockchain Organization Tests Web3 Premise by Hosting NYC Data

The city's open data on demographics, air quality and legal notices was uploaded to Filecoin’s distributed network to evaluate its security and reliability.

IRS’ plans for cracking cryptocurrency wallets

The IRS wants to be able to decrypt hardware devices used as cryptowallets and set up a repeatable process forensic experts can use to exploit devices seized in investigations.

County tests blockchain for vital records

A proof-of-concept in Riverside County, Calif., allows customers to select the records they need, authenticate themselves, pay for the copies and receive blockchain-secured digital documents within minutes.

NSF seeks partners for blockchain business programs

The National Science Foundation is looking for help with demonstrations of blockchain-based smart contracts that could enhance its mission or business processes, including procurement and grant management.

NY pilots COVID passport

New York is testing a blockchain-based COVID passport in preparation for expanding residents’ safe access to venues.

DOD eyes blockchain for medical use cases

The military is taking a closer look at blockchain only improve logistics and secure supply chain operations, but also to authenticate of health care workers and facilitate rapid decision-making.

DISA eyes mainframe-based blockchain

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for information on developing a blockchain-as-a-service offering on Z system mainframes for its mission partners.

DHS advances blockchain standards with startup investments

Department of Homeland Security is investing in five startups to support their blockchain-based solutions that control counterfeiting and forgery.