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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