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...

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...

Air France Tests Blockchain for Supply Chain Tracking

One of the world's largest airlines is looking at how it can apply blockchain technology to track workflows within its aircraft maintenance systems. Air France, according to Aviation Today, recently discussed...

How Ethereum Works – CoinDesk

Now that we've covered what ethereum is, let's dive deeper into how the platform functions under the hood. Consider the online notebook application described in "What is Ethereum?" Using ethereum, the app doesn't...

FedEx CEO: Adopt New Tech Like Blockchain or Be Disrupted

"Blockchain has the potential to completely revolutionize what's across the border." Speaking at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 in New York today, Fred Smith, chairman and CEO of the U.S. logistic giant FedEx,...

Richemont Director Jin Keyu Joins Blockchain Startup as Adviser

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods giant that owns Cartier, will potentially utilize blockchain in a move aimed to bring transparency to its supply chain. Jin Keyu, a renowned economist and an...

Blockchains Are Forever? Diamond Giant De Beers Unveils DLT Strategy

One of the world's most well-known diamond companies is getting into blockchain by investing in an asset tracking platform. De Beers, its chief executive announced today, is planning to use the...

Not a Consortium: Banks Form For-Profit Entity for Blockchain Supply Chain

A group of eight major banks is close to forming a new kind of blockchain venture. In contrast to the consortium models common to the sector, We.Trade recently revealed plans to move much...

What is Blockchain Technology? – CoinDesk

"The practical consequence for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer...

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...