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BLOCKCHAIN: ARCHIVE

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How Blockchain is being used in Supply Management (Blockchain/Supply Management – 2017-11 – TechRepublic)

The vast potential for Blockchain technology (Blockchain – 2017-10 – Futurism)

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Blockchain technology promises to deliver a cheaper and more efficient system of managing logistics (Blockchain/Logistics - 2017-12 - The Crunch)

UPS is joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. The alliance hopes to spur standards development for the shipping industry as a whole by implementing a secure blockchain system.

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Seoul Government hires Samsung to plan implementing Blockchain (Blockchain/Gov't - 2017-11 - ZDNet)

Seoul plans to apply blockchain in municipal duties that actively collect private information of citizens. It will apply blockchain to all administrative duties by 2022, including public transportation, social security, and public safety. The goal is to increase citizen convenience and increase transparency.

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Ethereum's first Blockchain application is for the entertainment industry (Blockchain - 2017-11 - prnewsqire)

Ethereum’s first Blockchain application is by SingularDTV: Project creation and rights management for the entertainment industry. SingularDTV is releasing 3 application categories (development, production, distribution) designed to empower artists and creators to become their own economies, eliminating entertainment industry gatekeepers and intermediaries.

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American Express added B2B blockchain payments for US businesses sending money to businesses banking with Santander UK (Blockchain/Money Transfer - 2017-11 - TechRepublic)

American Express added B2B blockchain payments for faster transfers and added security for US businesses sending money to businesses banking with Santander UK. By using blockchain, the payments are instant, trackable, and don’t require a credit card.

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HPE's Blockchain as a Service offers faster deployments and 'massive scalability' (Blockchain - 2017-11 - TechRepublic)

HPE has announced its first Blockchain as a Service (‘BAAS’) solution to help businesses deploy the distributed ledger technology quickly and easily. It will be available in early 2018. Gartner estimates that the business value-add of blockchain is expected to grow to >$176 billion by 2025, and to exceed $3.1 trillion by 2030. Blockchain solutions have a wide range of potential applications across industries, including finance, retail and manufacturing, healthcare, and government. Other companies offering BAAS include Oracle and Microsoft.

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New Blockchain banking system to process global payments faster and cost effectively (Blockchain/Banking - 2017-10 - TechRepublic)

A new IBM blockchain solution will allow financial institutions to process global payments faster and cost-effectively. Modernizing the global payments process and improving financial access could improve international commerce, and extend financial services to one billion people by 2020, according to the World Bank. This marks another move by IBM using blockchain technology, and IT leaders across all industries will need to understand it.

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5 business uses for Blockchain (Blockchain - 2017-10 - TechRepublic)

Blockchain technology provides a public ledger that’s very difficult to falsify, providing accountability in many business areas, including:
Stocks (easing the funding of companies)
Shipping (tracking cargo to reduce tampering with labels and speed up shipping times)
Diamonds (recording identifying features, clarifying ownership)
Livestock (tracking livestock, reducing food spoilage, fighting disease)
Law (Creating smart contracts that execute themselves without lawyers)

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Blockchain technology used to manage digital bank guarantees (Blockchain/Banking - 2017-09 - Fortune.com)

Microsoft is working with Israel’s Bank Hapoalim on a system that uses blockchain technology to manage digital bank guarantees. Microsoft is also using its blockchain-based Azure cloud computing platform for a recent proof-of-concept trial with shipping giant Maersk for sharing marine insurance data, to collaborate with Accenture for an ID system that could register refugees, and with Bank of America to test a system to log financial transactions.

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Blockchain technology used for energy sharing (Blockchain/Power Sharing - 2017-09 - ZDNet)

Australian energy retailer Origin has partnered with Perth-based blockchain startup Power Ledger to trial an energy sharing platform that uses blockchain technology to create an immutable record of energy generation and consumption. The trial will investigate the viability of consumers buying and selling energy to and from their neighbors.

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Barclays Bank facilitate first trade using blockchain technology (Blockchain/Trade Finance - 2016-09 - InternationalMan)

On September 7, 2016, Barclays facilitated a $100,000 trade of cheese and butter between Irish food company Ornua and the Seychelles Trading Company, which took less than 4 hours (compared to the current average of 10 days).

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