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Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot

Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade. The proof-of-concept (PoC) trial will be conducted by Maqta Gateway using its own blockchain platform, Silsal, which was launched in June to …

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Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG’s New Strategy Focuses on Customs

Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG’s New Strategy Focuses on Customs KPMG has decided to “refresh” its distributed ledger technology (DLT) strategy, according to new U.S. blockchain lead Arun Ghosh, who took over the group in September. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the Big Four consultancy has taken to expanding its blockchain activities …

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Citizens Reserve Partners With Comcast-Backed Blockchain Startup

Citizens Reserve Partners With Comcast-Backed Blockchain Startup Blockchain startup Citizens Reserve is partnering with enterprise software startup Blockdaemon to more rapidly deploy nodes. Announced Wednesday, the partnership is aimed at helping Citizens Reserve, lead by a team of former Deloitte blockchain employees, and its clients more quickly deploy nodes using tools …

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IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board

IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production, making it one of the largest enterprise projects to achieve that milestone, and has signed European supermarket giant Carrefour to use it. Announced Monday, the commercial launch of IBM Food …

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup Medici Ventures, the blockchain accelerator and subsidiary of Overstock.com, has made a seven-figure investment in blockchain startup VinX. Israel-based VinX is developing a supply chain platform for trading wine futures, which allow connoisseurs and collectors to purchase a vintage while it’s still …

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China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers – TechCrunch

China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers – TechCrunch Ready for information about what may be one of the largest corporate espionage programs from a nation-state? The Chinese government managed to gain access to the servers of more than 30 U.S. companies, including Apple, according …

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Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work Can Be Made More Efficient, IBM Research Claims

Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work Can Be Made More Efficient, IBM Research Claims Proof-of-work (PoW), the consensus mechanism that secures bitcoin and numerous other cryptocurrency blockchains, has given the technology a reputation for hogging energy. Indeed, a commonly advanced argument is that an army of specialized computers all racing to solve some arbitrary math …

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