Industrial Giant GE Eyes Blockchain in Fight Against 3D-Printing Fakes

Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) wants to use a blockchain to verify 3D-printed parts in its supply chain, according to a recently-published patent filing. Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

Pharma Giant Merck Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Counterfeit Meds

Pharmaceuticals giant Merck is seeking a patent for a way to use blockchain in order to track goods as they move through the supply chain. Published last Thursday and submitted in...

Luxury Brands Are Testing the Tech That Powers CryptoKitties

Sure the cypherpunks love CryptoKitties, but turns out luxury fashion brands are also taking a shine to the digital fluffballs. Or at least, they're into the technology behind the ethereum-based...

Korean Government to Lead 6 Blockchain Pilots With $9 Million Fund

The South Korean government will invest 10 billion Korean won (or $9 million) to support blockchain development in the country, with plans to carry out six pilots using blockchain technology. According...

IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain

IBM iX – Big Blue's digital strategy arm – and ad software provider Mediaocean are teaming up to form a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues...

UN Trade Body Examines Blockchain’s Potential in Supply Chains

A United Nations body that facilitates global trade is examining blockchain and smart contracts to see if they could play a role in its mission. To that end, the United Nations...

HSBC Exec Warns ‘Digital Islands’ Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade

When HSBC's Vinay Mendonca thinks about how distributed ledger technology (DLT) will reshape global trade, he sees two scenarios – one inspiring, the other dispiriting. In the best case, blockchains and...

PwC Australia, Port of Brisbane Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Pilot

The Australian arm of "Big Four" auditing firm PwC is working a new solution aimed to boost efficiencies in the country's international trade systems. Announced Tuesday, PwC Australia is collaborating with...

EY’s Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now Live

A group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for the global shipping industry announced on Friday that the technology is now live in commercial use. Dubbed Insurwave, the blockchain platform...

Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

Maja Vujinovic, a member of CoinDesk's advisory board, is the CEO of OGroup LLC and a former Chief Innovation Officer of Emerging Tech & Future of Work at General Electric. The following...