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Alibaba’s T-Mall Is Moving Cross-Border E-Commerce to Blockchain

Alibaba's T-Mall e-commerce platform is reportedly adopting blockchain technology in its cross-border supply chain through a partnership with logistics company Cainiao. According to a report by China's news agency Xinhua Wednesday,...

MIT-Founded Startup Raises $20 Million for Supply Chain Blockchain

Eximchain, a supply-chain focused blockchain startup founded in 2015, has raised $20 million from a group of investors. Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's media lab, the startup raised the...

E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Startup Accelerator

JD.com, one of China's largest e-commerce platforms, is launching an accelerator program to foster the development of blockchain-focused startups. According to an announcement Tuesday, the program, starting in March and dubbed...

Shipping Blockchain: Maersk Spin-Off Aims to Commercialize Trade Platform

Global shipping giant Maersk wants to wrap the world in a blockchain. With access to a shared, trusted record of transactions, Maersk executives say, the world's shipping companies would save money and...

What is an ICO? – CoinDesk

Last updated: 16 March, 2018 ICO stands for "initial coin offering," and refers to the creation and sale of digital tokens. In an ICO, a project creates a certain amount of a...

Hard Fork vs Soft Fork

Last updated: 16 March, 2018 Forks, or the threat of them, seem to be an established feature of the cryptocurrency landscape. But what are they? Why are they such a big...

Alibaba Advances Blockchain Food Fraud Platform to Pilot Phase

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is trialling a blockchain platform for supply chain tracking in bid to prevent food fraud. The new pilot program will use the blockchain-based Food Trust Framework to...

Enterprise Blockchain May Finally Be Ready for Its Breakout

It turns out, last year's mantra "make blockchain real" was little more than wishful thinking. Instead of the increased efficiency, enterprises have encountered impractically slow transaction volumes; instead of a transparent...

Indian Government Think Tank Trials Blockchain to Combat Fake Meds

An Indian government think tank is working on a blockchain solution aimed to combat the country's roaring counterfeit drugs trade. The National Institution for Transforming India, known as NITI Aayog, aims to...

What is bitcoin cash? – CoinDesk

Last updated: 16 March, 2018 On August 1, 2017, the bitcoin protocol underwent a hard fork which split the network in two and gave birth to "bitcoin cash." Why did this happen...