Category: Blockchain

  • Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier

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    Western Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger will partner with Japanese renewable energy firm Sharing Energy. The deal will see he solar panel provider team utilise Power Ledger’s distributed ledger to track consumption of clean energy. The initial pilot will focus on just 100 customers of the Japan-based green energy firm. This, according to Power Ledger, […]

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  • Spanish Port Authority Joins Blockchain Platform Developed by IBM and Maersk

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    The Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA) has signed an agreement under which it will collaborate with IBM on its shipping platform Tradelens, Europa News reported on Jan. 21. Tradelens is a digital platform based on blockchain technology developed by both IBM and international shipping giant Maersk. Algeciras is one of the top 10 busiest ports in Europe, hosting over 70 million […]

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  • Identity on the blockchain doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be better than Yahoo

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    CryptoSlate, a very useful blockchain aggregation website, maintains a list of projects which specialize in digital identity or at least some elements of personal identity on the blockchain. At present there are no less than 28 such projects, the bulk of which emerged in 2018. On the face of it, storing any personal information on a blockchain […]

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  • Blockchain Featured in Big Four Firm Deloitte’s Annual Tech Trends Report

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    Blockchain is featured as a disrupting technology in the Tech Trends 2019 report published by Big Four audit and consulting firm Deloitte on Jan. 16. According to one article in the report, “[a]dvanced networking is the unsung hero of our digital future,” and blockchain is cited as a part of it. The report — which mentions blockchain 25 times — notes that […]

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  • WWF Launches Blockchain Tool to Track Food Along Supply Chain

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    World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF-Australia) has announced the launch of a supply chain tool that uses blockchain to allow businesses and consumers to track food items, according to a tweet today, Jan. 17. The platform, dubbed OpenSC, is the product of a partnership between WWF-Australia and BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) — the global corporate venture, investment and incubation arm of United States-based Boston Consulting Group. […]

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  • More Oil Giants to Join Blockchain-Based Platform Vakt for Energy Commodity Trading

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      Chevron, one of largest American multinational energy corporations, and two other major energy companies have joined Vakt, a United Kingdom-based blockchain platform for energy commodity trading. Reuters reported on the development on Jan. 16. Along with Chevron, Total, a leading French multinational integrated oil and gas company, and major Indian refiner Reliance Industries have become members of the Vakt platform. The article stresses that the agreement is […]

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  • Israel’s Top Cargo Shipping Firm Zim Opens Blockchain Platform to All Clients

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    Israel’s largest cargo shipping company Zim has opened its blockchain platform for electronic bills of lading (eB/Ls) to all clients in selected trades. Global shipping news outlet TradeWinds reported the news today, Jan. 14. Following a successful pilot of its blockchain-powered eB/Ls platform that lasted for over a year, the shipping firm has claimed that blockchain can not only replace the […]

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  • Blockchain Research Now Granted Tax Credit in South Korea

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    South Korea’s government has added blockchain to the fields of research and development eligible for a tax credit meant to boost innovation, English-language local media TheNews.Asia reports on Jan. 8. The local Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced the proposed changes to the enforcement decree of last year’s tax law, which will be enforced in February. The proposed amendments also include among the eligible fields […]

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  • China to Enforce Regulation for Blockchain Companies in February

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    China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China(CAC) in a detailed document outlined a final draft of regulations concerning cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. The rules will come into effect starting February 19, and provide a set of guidelines that blockchain companies are required to follow. According to the CAC’s director: The Regulations on the Management of […]

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  • Samsung NEXT Technical Director Values Decentralization Above Blockchain

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    Decentralization is a more important phenomenon than blockchain, a senior executive at South Korean tech giant Samsung said in an interview with computing magazine JAX Jan. 10. Speaking about the future of blockchain, Ricardo J. Méndez, Technical Director at the firm’s innovative technology arm Samsung NEXT, forecast a consolidation of the space in the coming year, but underscored the importance of reshaping centralized […]

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