In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (October 20, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

Industries That Are Nailing Blockchain Already

Blockchain represents a potential change in nearly every industry, already implemented in the world of financial services, healthcare, supply chain logistics, music and more. Currently, eight states are starting to draft blockchain legislation.

Read more here, via Cointelegraph.


Can Personal Carbon Trading Take Off On The Blockchain?

CarbonX, a new loyalty program founded on blockchain technology, hopes that by this new technology, consumers will feel incentivized to make more environmentally-friendly choices.

Read more here, via Fast Company.

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In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (October 13, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

How Indiana Jones Would Have Benefitted From Blockchain

Among the many industries that blockchain is able to transform, this technology could also change archaeology, revolutionizing how archaeological and heritage data are stored.

Read more here, via Investopedia.


‘The Sky is the Limit’ for Blockchain Technology in Banking: Credit Suisse banker

With blockchain technology, private equity transactions that use leveraged buyouts financed with debt can take only a matter of minutes to close and settle. Currently, this can take anywhere from 20 to 30 days.

Read more here, via CNBC.


A House has been Bought on the Blockchain for the First Time

Last month, the first house was sold on the blockchain. The transaction took place using smart contracts via Ethereum.

Read more here, via New Scientist.

In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (October 6, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

Blockchain: Helping Secure Digital Identities

Approximately 90 percent of banks are now exploring a world of blockchain, and other industries like telecommunications, media and the public sector are beginning to use it, too. Not only will businesses benefit from blockchain technology, but so will millions of people.

Read more here, via information age.


Oracle is Jumping on Board the Blockchain Bus and Could Help Drive it to the Mainstream

Recently, Oracle announced that next year, the company will launch a new platform. This platform is designed to help businesses use blockchain technology for smart contracts as well as supply chain management.

Read more here, via Business Insider.


Blockchain’s Future Outside Financial Services

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform not just the finance industry, but others such as recruitment and energy, which can help to drive efficiency.

Read more here, via information age.

The Seam launches peanut platform with real-time, actionable insights for farmers

MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 3, 2017 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the launch of new business intelligence tools to provide peanut farmers and handlers with actionable data for changing or improving practices both on and off the farm.

Instant grading and inspection information is now available to peanut farmers through automated text messaging and includes foreign materials, grade, moisture levels and other attributes. A new online Producer Portal provides access to graphical metrics and more detailed intelligence, including inspection certificates, contract documents, farm purchase reports, electronic warehouse receipts and so forth. This technology, which is the first of its kind in the peanut industry, comes at the optimal time with this year’s historic-sized crop.

“Just as businesses rely on instant, meaningful data for making sound decisions, so do farmers,” said Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam. “This technology provides the insights needed to quickly adjust practices ‘on-the-spot’ for increasing efficiency and value, thereby saving time and money. We’re excited to get this software into the hands of more producers and handlers, as it pushes us another step toward our mission of investing in the industry, providing modernization to agriculture and being a truly collaborative partner to our customers.”

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In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (September 29, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

Hitachi and Mizuho Strike Deal for Blockchain Supply Chain

The two companies, Mizuho Financial Group and Hitachi, will work together to develop a blockchain platform for supply chain management. The hope is that through blockchain, these companies can use an immutable ledger to record orders about company operations.

Read more here, via CoinDesk.


Whiteboard Session: How Does Blockchain Work?

This whiteboard session breaks down the power of a distributed ledger, which keeps track of transactions between parties. The video highlights why viewers should care about blockchain and how it works. 

Watch the full video here, via Harvard Business Review.

In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (September 22, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

Ethereum Blockchain: Developing Smart Contracts

The Ethereum blockchain platform enables smart contracts and serves as an extension to blockchain. These smart contracts represent ordinary contracts, that are used for data manipulation within blockchain.

Read more about Ethereum here, via DEV.


14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains

In the middle of the blockchain transformation, there’s a great deal of talk about the impact blockchain will have within economic and social systems in the future.

Read more here, via Forbes.


How Blockchains Can Revolutionize the Supply Chain

Blockchains require no central owner, allow near-real-time sense-and-respond and create an immutable single version of truth, all of which are significant advantages.

Read more here, via information management.

In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-Up (September 15, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

Is Blockchain Coming of Age?

Blockchain has seen quite a bit of growth this year, with Maersk announcement of their trial with blockchain, working alongside IBM to track containers navigating the globe.

Read more here, via Forbes.


Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Launches $50 Million Blockchain Fund

ConsenSys, along with Ethereum, announced this month a venture fund of $50 million for startups working with blockchain technology.

Read more here, via CoinDesk.


How Blockchain is Ushering Financial Markets Into Modern Finance

Blockchain has created a new world of possibilities that didn’t exist decades ago, making it a part of a technological revolution that is taking the world by storm.

Read more here, via Huffington Post.