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JD.com to Track Beef Imports Using Blockchain Platform

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has announced that it will roll out a blockchain platform to track imports of beef products from an overseas meat supplier. According to an announcement Friday, the...

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...

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...

FedEx Moves Forward With Blockchain Logistics Plans

Global shipping giant FedEx has begun efforts to integrate blockchain-based platforms into its daily operations by joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Freightwaves, a cargo shipping news organization, reported that FedEx...

Walmart, Kroger & Nestle Team with IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Poisoning

Several of the world's largest food suppliers are collaborating on a blockchain solution that could one day save both money and lives. In partnership with IBM, the consortium – which includes Dole,...

What is a Distributed Ledger?

Ledgers, the foundation of accounting, are as ancient as writing and money. Their medium has been clay, wooden tally sticks (that were a fire hazard), stone, papyrus and paper. Once computers...

What Can a Blockchain Do?

Financial institutions have financed the disruption of countless industries over the last 30 years; they have an idea of what a revolutionary technology can do to static incumbents. So, to stay...

What is the Difference Between a Blockchain and a Database?

As stated in our guide "What is Blockchain Technology?", the difference between a traditional database and a blockchain begins with architecture, or how the technologies are orchestrated. A database running on...