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Deutsche Telekom’s Blockchain Firm Partners With Malta Gov’t Agency

News Maltese government agency supporting business development, Malta Enterprise, signed a memorandum of understanding with Blockchain-as-a-Service service firm T-Systems, parent company Deutsche Telekom announced on Oct 30. Deutsche Telekom launched the Blockchain Ecosystem (GBE) at the end of la..

California Man Sues AT&T Over Loss of $1.8M and Crypto Accounts

News California resident Seth Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against wireless service giant AT&T alleging that its employees helped to perpetrate a SIM-swap which resulted in the theft of over $1.8 million in total, including cryptocurrencies. The complaint filed on Oct. 17 claims that Shapiro is “a ..

Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

News Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices. A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a tradition..

State-Owned China Telecom Shows Interest in Blockchain Mobile Tech

As blockchain is seen as the future by many analysts, technology firms have been hard at work integrating this technology into the most important devices in our lives — our smartphones. Big names have already joined the fray: Taiwanese innovator HTC released the blockchain-centric EXODUS lineup of ..

SK Group’s Securities Arm Teams Up With Blockchain Real Estate Firm

News SK Securities, a branch of South Korea's largest telecom SK Group, has partnered with a local blockchain firm for a digital real estate beneficiary platform. The securities operator has signed a business agreement with Kasa Korea, a Seoul-based startup developing a digital securities blo..

China Telecom Releases White Paper on 5G Blockchain Phones

News Major phone operator China Telecom has released a white paper on blockchain-powered smartphones in the 5G Era. China Telecom introduced the white paper at the China International Intelligent Industry Expo on Aug. 27, according to a report by local finance news outlet Sina. Existing troublesIn..

EEA Publishes Blockchain Uses for T-Mobile and Other Major Telecoms

News The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), an organization that aims to establish standards in the blockchain sector, has published a collection of use cases for blockchain in telecommunications. Blockchain solutions for telecomsThe EEA shared the announcement with Cointelegraph on Aug. 28. Acco..

Austrian Telecom A1 Accepting Crypto in Select Shops Using Salamantex

News Major Austrian telecom operator A1 has started accepting cryptocurrencies as payment in seven selected shops in Austria. Six cryptos acceptedStarting from Aug. 19, A1 customers can pay for network services in selected A1 branches using six major cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Litec..

Telecoms Giant Verizon Seeks Talent for Blockchain-Related Positions

News A search for “blockchain” on the career page for telecoms giant Verizon reveals that the company is actively looking to hire new recruits for blockchain-related jobs, including five blockchain developers. The Block highlighted the vacancies in a report on July 24. Verizon is apparently intere..

Judge Denies AT&T Request for Dismissal in $224M SIM Swap Crypto Case

News The federal judge overseeing Terpin v. AT&T — a legal battle pertaining to stolen crypto via SIM-swapping that has been going on for almost a year — has denied the telecom giant’s motion for dismissal. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, investor Michael Terpin had sued AT&T for $224 mil..

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