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The blockchain network to track and authenticate jewelry
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
IBM and a consortium of gold and diamond businesses announced the first cross-industry initiative to use blockchain to trace the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry across the supply chain for increased transparency.Asahi Refining (precious metals refiner), Helzberg Diamonds (U.S. jewelry retailer), LeachGarner (precious metals supplier), The Richline Group (global...
All aboard the Blockchain train!
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
I hear the word Blockchain at least once a day now when just 6 months ago it was once a week. There is no doubt Blockchain is here to stay and it’s gearing up to be the top adopted technology in recent years. But just like web developers that were left in the dust when native mobile development came to town, many developers, in general, are having a hard time grasping t...
IBM has a new Blockchain platform
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Interest in blockchain has never been greater, driving more focus on how it can be used in the enterprise. In fact, more than half of the world's big corporations are either actively considering, or are in the process of, deploying blockchain technology. And two thirds of firms state they expect the technology to be integrated into their systems by the end of 2018, acco...
Blockchain initiative reports on addressing privacy
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kantara Initiative announced the release of their first report initiating the analysis of blockchain technology in regards to addressing its implications for empowering individuals and protecting individual privacy rights and personal data."Kantara's Blockchain and Smart Contracts Discussion Group (BSC DG) Report" discusses the use of blockchain technologies to build sp...