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Software Engineering Firm EPAM Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

News Software engineering and IT consulting services firm EPAM Systems Inc. has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) that develops blockchain practices and standards in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industry. According to a press release on Aug. 19, EPAM determined 2..

New Zealand Bank ASB Invests in Local Blockchain Trade Platform

News New Zealand’s Auckland Saving Bank (ASB) has invested in local blockchain startup TradeWindow. The funding, reported Aug. 13, should expedite the launch of the company’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) trade platform. Applying blockchain to the global supply chainTradeWindow CEO, AJ Smith..

Etihad Airways Integrates Travel-Focused Blockchain Platform Winding Tree

News The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways has partnered with blockchain-based platform for the travel industry Winding Tree to explore how blockchain can aid in distribution. Logistics see greater adoption of blockchainAs Reuters reported on Aug. 8, Etihad joined a range..

VeChain Releases Blockchain-Encrypted Wine Bottles For Australian Winemaker

News Public enterprise blockchain platform VeChain has partnered with Autralian winemaker Penfolds to release a case of blockchain-encrypted wine bottles for sale, as part of its Wine Traceability Platform (WTP) initiative. More specifically, the launch of Penfolds Bin 407 in July marks the beginn..

Grocery Involved in Nearly Half of all DLT Supply Chain Projects

News The grocery sector is responsible for nearly half of all Distributed Ledger Technology-based (DLT) supply chain projects. UCL: grocery most active in DLT trackingResearch conducted by the University College London centre for blockchain and retail blockchain consortium and published on Aug. 4 ..

UK Bank Standard Chartered Uses Blockchain for Supply Chain Finance

News London-based bank and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first joint blockchain-based supply chain financing transaction. Standard Chartered announced on Aug. 5 that the institution successfully ran their first joint deep-tier supply chain financing transaction in pa..

IBM Launches New Blockchain Platform for Supplier Data Management

News Tech giant IBM and blockchain company Chainyard have jointly developed a new blockchain network for supply chain management. IBM announced the platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 5. Alongside IBM, the Trust Your Supplier network’s founding members are also American b..

Volvo is Using Blockchain to Source Conflict-Free Cobalt for Its Cars

News Automaker Volvo Cars, owned by Chinese automotive group Geely, has produced electric cars with cobalt mapped on a blockchain, Reuters reports on Aug. 2. Blockchain used to combat child laborPer the report, Volvo also joined a project to monitor cobalt from Democratic Republic of Congo oversee..

Brazilian Non-profit Tags Clothes for Workplace Abuse Using Blockchain

News The Brazilian non-profit Alinha Institute has launched their Alinha Tag, aiming to inform customers of the labor conditions of the workshops that produced their clothes. As per a Cointelegraph Brasil report from July 3, the new Alinha Tag is especially concerned with forced labor in Brazil’s ..

Canadian Transcontinental Railway Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

News Canada’s transcontinental railway, Canadian Pacific (CP), has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). CP announced its new membership in an official press release on July 31. According to the announcement, CP is looking to support improvements in supply chain technology through bl..

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