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Industry Leaders at Crypto Valley Summit See Major Role for Blockchain in Traceability

News At the Crypto Valley Summit during the World Economic Forum in Davos, ecological sustainability for the future is one of the primary talking points. Even though blockchain is on the fringes of global discussion, several experts see its usage in traceability as one of the key technologies for ..

Blockchain Used by Budweiser Owner InBev to Help African Farmers

News AB InBev, the company behind the Budweiser brand, is helping local African farmers to prove their income using blockchain, Yahoo Finance reports on Jan. 21. A blockchain-based system developed in partnership with BanQu tracks all the local suppliers of AB InBev, replacing the paper trail. AB ..

Mediterranean Olive Oil Producer Uses IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Fraud

News CHO, one of the largest olive oil producers in the southern Mediterranean, announced on Jan. 14 that it is using IBM’s blockchain technology to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil. The company is the latest major food provider to join IBM’S Food Trust Network. Ut..

Blockchain-Based IBM Sterling Adds Advanced Supply Chain Tracking Features

News The IBM Sterling supply chain platform will now feature additional integrations developed by Salesforce, Publicis Sapient, IBM Services and others, a Jan. 13 press release reads. The additions will allow the blockchain and AI-based suite to quickly solve returns and cross-channel logistics ch..

Blockchain-Powered App Helps Mongolian Herders Trace Cashmere

News Toronto-based startup Convergence.tech has successfully concluded a blockchain-based pilot to help Mongolian nomadic herders track and certify sustainable cashmere. The supply chain project, which was conducted with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is powered by Convergence.tech..

Oman’s Largest Port Joins IBM’s Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

News On Jan. 8 the Times of Oman reported that the Port of Salalah joined TradeLens, the blockchain-based supply chain platform launched in 2018 by shipping giant Maersk and IBM. An IBM spokesperson told Cointelegraph the addition of the Port of Salalah puts TradeLens at more than 90 ports and te..

COSO to Release Guidance on Blockchain for Businesses Aiming to Deploy Tech

News The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is planning to release guidance on blockchain for companies looking to deploy the technology. As The Wall Street Journal reported on Dec. 27, COSO — an initiative to fight corporate fraud — is working on guidance on b..

New Zealand’s ASB Bank Owns 21% in TradeWindow Following $1.7M Round

News New Zealand’s ASB Bank, owned by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has participated in a new $1.7 million funding round by blockchain startup TradeWindow. The startup provides a software-as-a-service supply chain solution to create a “single trading window” accessible by all parties involved in..

Blockchain Supply Chain Platform Gains Metals Giant Glencore as Member

News British-Swiss commodity trading and mining company Glencore will use an IBM-developed blockchain solution to track cobalt. In a press release issued on Dec. 12, Glencore confirmed it had joined the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN), a joint partnership between various major corp..

Blockchain and 3D Printing Are Reinventing Aerospace Supply Chains

Analysis Blockchain, like many other emerging technologies, is enthusiastically touted as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Perhaps because of its relation to cryptocurrency or the narrative prophecies that surround them both, blockchain draws both criticism and praise from a staggering ..

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