‘Blockchain Is Really Democratizing a Lot of Things,’ Interview With Marta Piekarska, Director of Hyperledger’s Ecosystem

Talking with the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger on blockchain adoption, community stereotypes and the power of education. This interview has been edited and condensed. Hyperledger, an open source project, was created in 2016 by the Linux Foundation in order to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. All the members of Hyperledger — including […]

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Swiss Post Partners With Blockchain Startup on Temperature Monitoring Shipments Solution

Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post has cooperated with blockchain firm Modum. Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post has cooperated with blockchain firm Modum to further develop a temperature monitoring solution for shipments. The news was reported by Swiss logistics news site Die Post on May 7. Die Post reports that Swiss Post has cooperated […]

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Starbucks Working With Microsoft for Blockchain-Based Coffee Tracking Platform

U.S.-based coffee chain Starbucks is working with tech giant Microsoft on its blockchain-based coffee tracking initiative. United States-based coffee chain Starbucks will implement tech giant Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Service to track coffee production, tech news site GeekWire reports on May 6. Starbucks first announced its “bean to cup” initiative in 2018, stating that it would […]

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US Regulator FCC Eyes Blockchain in Wireless Spectrum Management Shake-Up

The Federal Communications Commission wants to transform how it awards and makes use of scarce wireless frequencies. United States regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering blockchain for wireless network licensing, IT and fintech magazine ComputerWorld reported on May 6. In a speech at last week’s MIT Business of Blockchain conference, commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel […]

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Medici-Backed Blockchain Agricultural Project Now in Use in Mexico

The Mexican state of Tamaulipas is using GrainChain’s blockchain and IoT software for tracking major grains. Blockchain-powered agricultural project GrainChain has partnered with the Mexican state of Tamaulipas to expand its grain tracking service in the country, Forbes reports May 2. According to the report, the Tamaulipas government is now using GrainChain’s software for tracking […]

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Austin Transportation Partners With Iota Foundation to Develop Interoperability Ecosystem

Austin Transportation partnered with nonprofit Iota Foundation to develop a more interoperable transportation ecosystem. The government transportation department in the city of Austin, Texas partnered with nonprofit Iota Foundation to develop a more interoperable transportation ecosystem. The Austin Transportation Twitter account reported on the partnership on April 25. The tweet contained a link to an […]

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Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Estimates It Could Save Up to $20 Million by Using Blockchain

Philip Morris’ global head of architecture and tech innovation revealed that the firm wants to apply blockchain in tax stamp tracking. International tobacco company Philip Morris is considering blockchain use in tracking tax stamps on cigarette boxes, the firm’s spokesperson confirmed to Cointelegraph on April 26. Philip Morris International is looking to implement emerging technologies […]

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