The time to digitise hidden value is now: How blockchain can help

48% of CEOs don’t trust blockchain technology. Yet 84% are curious about the compelling benefits that it offers. 

2020欧洲杯投注盘口In today’s tumultuous markets, moving from an investigative mindset to one that overcomes apprehension and mistrust is critical to the “digitisation of value.” Rooting out hidden value buried in legacy systems or money being left on the table due to inefficient processes means turning to technologies that can unite physical and virtual worlds in a way to...

Chronicled partners with Deloitte for blockchain in life sciences and healthcare

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Chronicled, a US-based provider of blockchain platforms for smart supply chains, has announced a partnership with Deloitte to bring blockchain-based solutions to life sciences and healthcare.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The companies will come together to utilise technology and solutions powered by Chronicled's MediLedger network.

Among the use cases to be trialled included a solution to help fight fraud for potential Covid-19 medication. MediLedger's product verification offering can 'enable...

WEF article explores how blockchain could be key to ‘equitable’ Covid-19 vaccine distribution

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Blockchain will be an 'essential' and 'integral' tool in distributing a potential Covid-19 vaccine, according to an article published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

2020欧洲杯投注盘口In a note published by Punit Shukla and Amey Raiput, WEF project lead and fellow for blockchain and digital assets, alongside Sid Chakravarthy, CEO at supply chain technology provider StaTwig, success in global distribution will require leveraging tools and capabilities such as blockchain in a way 'never seen...

Volvo doubles down on blockchain play with Circulor investment

Volvo has announced an investment in Circulor, a blockchain technology provider, as the company looks to further its ambitions in the sector.

The investment in Circulor is focused on providing greater traceability for cobalt in Volvo's supply chain, with Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the venture capital arm of the automotive manufacturer, contributing alongside SYSTEMIQ, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures and Plug & Play.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Cobalt is used significantly in lithium ion batteries,...

Smucker’s works with Farmer Connect for blockchain-based coffee transparency

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The J.M. Smucker Company is working to 'pioneer a new era in coffee transparency' by utilising blockchain technology.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Smucker's is partnering with Farmer Connect, a startup which utilises IBM's blockchain to tackle traceability in the farm-to-fork journey. The company came to prominence when launching its consumer-facing provenance app at this year's CES - which until this year was hardly a hive of blockchain activity.

Now, that consumer-facing app has a major client on...

Port of Rotterdam launches blockchain pilot, picks up from IoT projects

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The Port of Rotterdam is undertaking a blockchain-based pilot project around container handling, following on from its various initiatives around the Internet of Things (IoT).

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The latest project, as detailed on the port's website, is focused around handling and releasing containers without a PIN code. The Secure Container Release application will replace the PIN code with a digital signal, utilising blockchain technology to ensure authorisations are not stolen or copied along the...

EU health blockchain consortium PharmaLedger reveals first use cases

2020欧洲杯投注盘口PharmaLedger, a European Union-centric healthcare blockchain consortium, has announced its first eight use cases.

Representatives of the 29 entities in the consortium achieved what PharmaLedger described as the 'first major milestone on [a] three-year collaboration journey to deliver a common and widely trusted blockchain-based platform and use case reference implementations for supply chain, clinical trials and health data.'

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Among the use cases which are being explored...

Deloitte’s 2020 Global Blockchain Survey: How blockchain is becoming a ‘true strategic priority’

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Blockchain is undergoing a 'compelling' evolution from being an experimental technology to a true strategic priority for organisations, according to Deloitte's latest Global Blockchain Survey.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The study, the third edition which polled almost 1,500 senior executives across 14 countries, found that two in five (39%) companies had already moved their blockchain projects to production - a significant climb from 23% this time last year.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口This makes for interesting reading when...

Blockchain spending in Europe will recover post-Covid-19, says IDC

The short-term outlook for blockchain technologies in Europe is not good right now amid the coronavirus pandemic - but there is a note of optimism in certain sectors, according to IDC.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The analyst firm's latest forecast, based on its European IT Buyer Sentiment Survey and global blockchain spending guide, shows spending on blockchain solutions will be down around 8% in 2020. This counters previous analysis which saw blockchain spending at $1.4 billion this year, running at a 58%...

How Covid-19 is shining a light on supply chain flaws – and why blockchain can help

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate, many organisations are facing an uncertain future. With various furlough schemes in place around the world protecting businesses for the near-term, there may be a window of opportunity to assess your business proposition, explore future trends, and work out the best path to take once the 'new normal' establishes itself.

"Those kinds of things always require a bit of a step back," Alan Vey, co-founder of blockchain technology startup...