Silicon Blockchain: Intel’s Distributed Ledger Strategy Is All About Hardware

In the age of advanced blockchain software, some companies are turning to something more familiar in their search for security and scalability – microchips made from melted sand. Far from a startup-led...

What is SegWit? – CoinDesk

Last updated: 22 February, 2018 SegWit (short for Segregated Witness) is a protocol upgrade that changes the way data is stored. It was activated on litecoin on May 10, 2017, and...

Europe’s Largest Port Launches Blockchain Research Lab

The Dutch port of Rotterdam, the biggest shipping hub in Europe, is opening a research lab devoted to blockchain technology. Conceived as a "knowledge centre for the regional private sector"...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

The logistics arm of Chinese retail and internet giant JD.com has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). The firm said in an announcement yesterday that JD Logistics joins the alliance with...

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...