IBM Announces New Multicloud Update to Blockchain

IBM has announced upgrades to its Blockchain Platform, according to a report by Ledger Insights on June 18. The new IBM Blockchain Platform will reportedly be able to run on multiple cloud networks, such as major tech corporation Microsoft’s Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is apparently the main upgrade over its previous iteration, […]

IBM Unveils Upgraded 2.0 Version of Enterprise Blockchain

IBM has just launched an upgraded version of its enterprise blockchain platform. Revealed Tuesday in a press release, IBM fellow and CTO Jerry Cuomo described IBM’s vision for the service as a “fully-flexible blockchain platform, built around a well-managed open source distributed ledger technology, that can truly run in virtually any computing infrastructure.” The rearchitected IBM Blockchain […]

IBM, Walmart, KPMG, and Merck Join Forces to Track Drug Supply

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a pilot blockchain-based program to help track pharmaceuticals from manufacturer to consumer. IBM, Walmart, KPMG, and Merck are the companies involved in the project according to a Reuters report from June 13, 2019.  Compliant Drug Supply Chain from Industry Heads The companies have been carefully chosen based on […]

US FDA Partners With IBM and Walmart to Improve Drug Supply Chain Using Blockchain

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has partnered with four global high-profile firms to apply blockchain in the drug supply chain, tech media outlet ZDNet reports on June 13. The FDA has reportedly teamed up with companies including IBM, Walmart, Big Four auditor KPMG, and the world’s oldest pharma firm Merck in order […]

National Fisheries Institute and IBM’s Food Trust Work on Seafood Blockchain Traceability

United States seafood trade association National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is working with IBM’s blockchain supply chain solution Food Trust to trace seafood, food-related news outlet FoodOnline reports on June 11. Per the report, this is the first effort to track multiple seafood species jointly pursued by multiple companies. Furthermore, NFI members representing harvesters, importers, processors, […]

Walmart Hedges Its Bets With 2nd Drug-Tracking Blockchain Trial

Walmart appears to be hedging its bets around blockchain-based pharmaceutical tracking. The big-box retail giant said Thursday it will participate in a drug-verification pilot with IBM, KPMG and drugmaker Merck. This is the second such pilot involving Walmart to be announced in as many weeks, and it will add yet another flavor of distributed ledger […]

Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain Course

An Indian government-initiated program is offering a course for undergraduates to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchains, and their use cases. This 12-week interactive course is free to enroll and learn from. Among the topics covered are Bitcoin basics and consensus. Meanwhile, India’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency is reportedly ready. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, […]

IBM, Hyperledger Blockchain ID System for Banks Launches in Brazil

CIP, a facilitator of Brazilian banking and financial infrastructure, has officially launched its blockchain ID platform via a partnership with IBM using Hyperledger Fabric, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on June 12. The identity solution, dubbed “Device ID,” will see participation from nine banks, and is reportedly integrated into Brazil’s domestic clearing system, the Brazilian Payment System […]

Russian Authorities Sign MoU With Maersk to Officially Launch TradeLens in Russia

Russian authorities have signed an agreement with Danish logistics giant Maersk to officially launch blockchain shipping platform TradeLens, according to a press release on June 6. As a part of the agreement, the port at Russia’s second-biggest city, St. Petersburg, will pilot the blockchain-powered logistics tool co-developed by Maersk’s tech subsidiary Maersk GTD and global […]

IBM, Maersk’s Blockchain Platform TradeLens Is Shipping to Russia

A blockchain-powered platform built by IBM and Maersk and designed to facilitate international trade is to launch in Russia. According to a June 6 news release from Maersk, the Danish shipping and logistics giant, agreement has been reached with Russian authorities for the TradeLens platform to operate in the country, starting with a pilot project alongside the […]