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Blockchain Cruise Asia • January 15-19, 2018

CoinsBank took its maiden voyage when it held the first ever CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise aboard the Anthem of the Seas,…

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WWF building Blockchain-based system that will Tackle Problems in Commercial Fishing

Category: Blockchain, News

WWF building Blockchain-based system that will Tackle Problems in Commercial Fishing

The World Wildlife Fund is reportedly building a new blockchain-based system designed specifically for the commercial fishing industry. The project has been conceived of in response to the alarmingly high rate of reports of illegal operations and slavery in the South China Sea and Australian regions. As such, the WWF in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji have collaborated with U.S….

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Adelphi Looks to the Blockchain to overcome Whisky Counterfeiting

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Adelphi Looks to the Blockchain to overcome Whisky Counterfeiting

Adelphi, Scotland’s acclaimed independent whisky bottler, has espoused the technology underpinning bitcoin to overcome fraudulent substitutions of its limited edition whisky. Counterfeit whisky is a serious issue in the industry that not only tarnishes whisky producers but also is life-threatening. In January 2016, a bootleg Jack Daniels operation killed over 30 people in Russia. In other countries, duties and taxes…

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Unilever Implements Blockchain For Cleaner Product Sourcing

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Unilever Implements Blockchain For Cleaner Product Sourcing

Over the summer, several food companies and retailers like Walmart and Nestle were joined by tech company IBM to form a consortium focused on leveraging blockchain technology that would help them better obtain information on the origin and state of food. While little details have been made known to the public regarding this consortium, it hasn’t stopped Unilever from making…

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UPS Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance To Revolutionize Trillion Dollar Freight Industry

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UPS Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance To Revolutionize Trillion Dollar Freight Industry

UPS recently announced their participation in a forum called Blockchain in Transport Alliance, or BITA, which looks to develop blockchain technology tailored for the freight industry, as well as educate members of the forum about the blockchain and its implications for logistics. With Freight and Logistics accounting for $1.5 trillion in the United States alone, this number is only expected…

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Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

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Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

Since the entry of shipping containers in the 1950’s to transports goods passing different borders, international trade has not adopted any technological advances aiding the process shipments go through. Typically, there has been little change in the way goods are transferred from one location to the other. For example, the modes of transport used in this process such as sea…

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IBM Canada Says British Columbia Should Move Its Cannabis Logistics to the Blockchain

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IBM Canada Says British Columbia Should Move Its Cannabis Logistics to the Blockchain

The Canadian subsidiary of tech giant IBM just submitted a proposal to the British Columbia government suggesting that the state’s cannabis industry should secure its logistics via blockchain. BC Solicits Proposals for Legalization Framework With the introduction of the Cannabis Act in April 2017, the Government of Canada is aiming to legalize recreational cannabis throughout Canada by July 2018. In…

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Stamping Out Fake Wine with the Blockchain

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Stamping Out Fake Wine with the Blockchain

China’s wine market is in a rapid phase of expansion. Tied to a middle-class lifestyle, imported top-end wine is soaring in popularity, to where China now has the distinction of being one of the largest wine consuming countries worldwide. But with every market trend, there is a downside. This high demand for branded wine has led to legions of fake…

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Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

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Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

UK-based blockchain technology company Provenance has debuted technology in conjunction with Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative in Arkansas that will allow customers to use the blockchain to track their meat products from farm to fork. The project is supported by Heifer USA, and the products will be sold through the Golden Gate Meat Company. The Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative is a…

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Kaini Industries, the company behind Hullcoin, has revealed plans to develop a new cryptocurrency that will be linked to the Hull’s community voucher Hullcoin through the use of smart contract technology. Launched in 2014, Hullcoin is described as the “world’s first community loyalty point.” The token has no intrinsic value but can be used to redeem vouchers and discounts in…

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Bext360 Unveils Blockchain Platform For The Coffee Supply Chain

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Bext360 Unveils Blockchain Platform For The Coffee Supply Chain

Colorado-based technology company Bext360 announced the creation of its first supply chain solution. The platform is called bextmachine and has been developed specifically for the global coffee supply chain. The announcement was made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during a TechCrunch event focusing on robotics on July 17. The one-day event aimed to help innovators introduce their solutions…

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