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US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000. The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), announced the non-dilutive funding, to be spread over four …

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Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot

Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures is investing in a software firm looking to store grain transactions on a blockchain. The company announced Tuesday it was purchasing $2.5 million of equity stake in GrainChain, a nearly six-year-old company which develops software …

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Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower – TechCrunch

Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower – TechCrunch Shares of technology companies were battered in today’s trading as fears of an increasing trade war between the U.S. and China and rising interest rates convinced worried investors to sell. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which …

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Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital – TechCrunch

Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised $10 million from investors …

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Tech giants take seats on Homeland Security’s new supply chain task force – TechCrunch

Tech giants take seats on Homeland Security’s new supply chain task force – TechCrunch Homeland Security’s supply chain task force is finally off the ground.. The public-private coalition, set up earlier this year, now has representatives from more than two dozen companies and industry groups signed up to help the …

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Sustainable clothing startup For Days raises $2.8M for its closed-loop manufacturing and recycling process – TechCrunch

Sustainable clothing startup For Days raises $2.8M for its closed-loop manufacturing and recycling process – TechCrunch For Days, a clothing startup that wants to reduce the enormous amount of textile waste created annually, announced today that it has raised a $2.8 million seed round led by Rosecliff Ventures joined by …

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Accenture Puts Software License Management on a Blockchain Platform

Accenture Puts Software License Management on a Blockchain Platform Global professional services giant Accenture has rolled out a new software license management application built with tech from distributed ledger startup Digital Asset. Accenture announced in a press release Monday that the blockchain-based application uses Digital Asset’s smart contract language, DAML, …

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IBM, Seagate Team Up to Tackle Hard Drive Fakes With Blockchain

IBM, Seagate Team Up to Tackle Hard Drive Fakes With Blockchain Global tech giant IBM is partnering with hardware manufacturer Seagate to ensure that computer hard drives are authentic using blockchain tech. The companies announced Tuesday that they would be logging Seagate-produced drives on the IBM Blockchain Platform to block …

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