Starbucks to Track Coffee Using Microsoft’s Blockchain Service

Starbucks is moving to give consumers more information on its coffee products using a blockchain system that will track beans from “farm to cup.” For the effort, the coffee chain is working with Microsoft to harness its Azure Blockchain Service in tracking coffee shipments from across the world, bringing “digital, real-time traceability” to its supply chains, […]

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Trade Organization ICC Eyes Blockchain Adoption for Its 45 Million Members

The world’s biggest business organization is making blockchain technology available to its 45 million members, including Amazon, Coca Cola, Fedex, McDonald’s and PayPal. Announced Thursday, the 100-year-old International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has partnered with Singapore-based blockchain startup Perlin to improve supply chain processes at member firms, making them more traceable and transparent. The ICC will […]

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Baidu Launches Plug and Play Blockchain Platform for Dapps

Chinese search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain platform aimed to simplify commercial deployment of decentralized apps, or dapps. Officially announced by Baidu Cloud on Thursday, the Baidu Blockchain Engine (BBE) platform is touted as a kind of operating system allowing developers to produce blockchain applications “just like mobile apps,” and get around the storage and computing “bottlenecks” […]

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US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000. The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), announced the non-dilutive funding, to be spread over four phases, on Tuesday through its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Non-dilutive funding means an entity […]

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Walmart Tells Produce Suppliers to Use Blockchain by Next September

Walmart plans to sell leafy greens that are tracked using blockchain technology within the next year. In a press release published Monday, the world’s largest retailer both by revenue and by employee count announced that it told its suppliers for leafy green produce to integrate a blockchain-based tracking system built in collaboration with IBM by September […]

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Here’s How Blockchain Will Remove Inefficiencies in Global Mining Supply Chains

A report published yesterday by international law firm White & Case claims that blockchain technology could help improve transparency and remove inefficiencies from the global mining supply chain. It states that the industry’s adoption of the innovation backing Bitcoin is a matter of “when, not if.” Blockchain Looks Set to Disrupt Traditional Mining Industry The […]

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