Ford and Baidu team up to test self-driving vehicles in China

Ford and Baidu will collaborate on the development and testing of driverless vehicles for two years. Ford’s autonomous vehicles have already been fitted with Baidu’s autonomous driving system Apollo. On-road testing is slated to start by the end of this year. Ford and Chinese internet giant Baidu announced a tie-up Wednesday that will see the…

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Baidu Joins China’s Crypto Blockade

The popular search engine and internet services provider has deleted cryptocurrency-related subforums on its Baidu Tieba forum platform. Baidu, China’s internet services giant, has joined the new anti-cryptocurrency blockade launched by the Chinese authorities earlier this month and is blocking crypto-related content. According to a report by the Beijing business news outlet China Times, Baidu…

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Chinese Crypto Bans on WeChat Accounts, Events, and Exchanges: What Happened and Why

This week, the government of China has cracked down on crypto-related WeChat accounts, blockchain events and digital asset exchanges, solidifying its negative stance on cryptocurrency trading and the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market. WeChat ban and PBoC’s warning against ICOs On Aug. 22, Cointelegraph reported that WeChat, China’s biggest messaging app that has over 1 billion active monthly users,…

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Baidu To Launch A Blockchain Reward System

While Google might still be making up its mind on whether to launch their own cryptocurrency, their rival search engine from across the sea; China, is already making strides with the technology underpinning cryptos. Baidu has announced they will be rewarding their customers through ‘Totem‘, a blockchain-based platform that helps its users protect and manage…

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s Baidu’s Super Chain!

Super Chain intends to battle the evils of cryptocurrency mining energy consumption. On Sunday, Baidu, the company behind China’s popular search engine, announced it was releasing a blockchain platform dubbed “Super Chain” in hopes of decreasing the amount of energy required to mine cryptocurrency. During the small conference, Baidu’s chief blockchain scientist, Xiao Wei, claimed…

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