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Singaporean Gov’t Blockchain Platform Facilitates $15.7 Million in Fundraising

News The Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform Tribe has helped raise another $15.7 million for participating companies through its ecosystem. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 2, Tribe Accelerator revealed that a total of $28 million had been raised to date to suppo..

Study: Blockchain Can Reduce Food Fraud By $31 Billion Within 5 Years

News The food industry could save up to $31 billion in global fraud savings by tracking food on its way from farms to consumers via the blockchain. A Nov. 25 study by Juniper Research reveals that blockchain technology, in combination with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and trackers, will greatl..

IBM Files A Blockchain Patent For Fighting Package Theft By Drone

News IBM has filed for a patent of a system that uses blockchain technology to prevent drone-enabled package theft. According to a filing published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Nov. 12, IBM will track drone altitude using an Internet of Things (IoT) altimeter, while ..

Two European Salmon Producers Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Supply Chain

News Salmon farming company Cermaq and smoked salmon producer Labeyrie began using IBM’s cloud blockchain technology to trace their product supply chains. Cermaq announced the development in a Nov. 20 press release, revealing that it cooperated with Labeyrie and IBM’s blockchain platform IBM Food ..

Carrefour, Nestlé Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Infant Formula

News Retail giants Carrefour and Nestlé are now using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to track the supply chain of milk-based formula for infants, according to a Nov. 14 announcement. By using the platform, the firms aim to advance consumer confidence in the products’ quality by ensuring more..

Volvo to Use Blockchain-Traceable Cobalt in Its Electric Car Batteries

News Automaker Volvo announced on Nov. 6 that it will use cobalt tracked on a blockchain for its car batteries following the unveiling of its fully electric XC40 Recharge model last month. “Transparent and reliable shared data network”Volvo has reached an agreement with its two battery suppliers, ..

How Blockchain Disrupts Global Business | Sibos 2019

Video Blockchain technology is reshaping the face of our global financial system, and it goes far beyond cryptocurrencies alone. Since Bitcoin’s arrival, the conventional finance world has been intrigued by blockchain, Bitcoin’s underlying disruptive technology. Now we are seeing that intrigue bei..

Global Blockchain B2B Volume Expected to Hit $4.4 Trillion by 2024

News The value of Business-to-Business (B2B) cross-border payments carried out on a blockchain will exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024, after reaching $171 billion this year. According to a press release published by Juniper Research on Nov. 5, the firm’s new report revealed that financial institutions ..

Initiative Including Microsoft, Intel and IBM Introduces Token Standards

News The Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI) has unveiled a framework to standardize the construction of tokens. The initiative has made its Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF) available to the public, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 4. The platform-neutral framework will pur..

IBM Report: Central Bank Digital Currencies Getting Closer to Reality

Multinational tech powerhouse IBM has co-published a new report that hails central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, as all but inevitable in the years ahead. Written in collaboration with the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), the report, which was commissioned by IBM for..

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