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FedEx Institute Partners With Pharmacy to Use Blockchain for Cancer Medicine Distribution

The FedEx Institute of Technology has announced its partnership with pharmacy services company Good Shepherd Pharmacy to develop new blockchain-based infrastructure to help cancer patients get medications, news outlet Commercial Appeal reported July 6. The FedEx Institute of Technology is an organization that serves as a promoter of interdisciplinary research in emerging technologies that operates... Read More

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Alibaba Seeks to Eliminate Middlemen in Blockchain Payments Patent

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been exploring the use of blockchain technology to speed up international payments, according to a new patent filing. The patent application – “A System and Method That Adjusts Account Balance on a Blockchain” – was filed with the China State Intellectual Property Office in January... Read More

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Trial of ‘Lightning Fast’ Protocol That Can Handle 60,000 Transactions Per Second Has Begun

A blockchain-based digital asset exchange network has launched a “lightning fast” protocol which is capable of processing more than 60,000 transactions per second.   #MetaHash says its protocol, known as #TraceChain, takes no longer than three seconds to approve each transaction. A trial of its geographically-distributed network has begun and... Read More

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Government of Canada Pilots Ethereum Blockchain to Increase Transparency

When governments adopt and pilot emerging technology, the act is often viewed by the public as a way of legitimizing its potential. Now, the Government of Canada is getting on the bandwagon. In general, blockchain technology increased its global presence over the last few years and continued to earn legitimacy... Read More

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Cryptocurrency Strategies for Power and Energy Companies

Uncertainty in the power sector It is an uncertain time for power and energy companies. The rise of natural gas and the decline of coal have changed the dynamics of the sector. Solar panels become more efficient, and cheaper, with every iteration. Unknown future risks related to tax and trade... Read More

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No Miners? Intel Seeks to Automate DLT Block Verification

Software giant Intel is looking to protect a novel way to verify transactions on a distributed ledger. In a filing released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company outlines a method by which it would partition and update distributed ledgers automatically, with a processor able to independently verify that new... Read More

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Logistics Giant Maersk Starts Using Blockchain Platform for Maritime Insurance

Transport and logistics company AP Moller-Maersk (a.k.a. Maersk) has begun using blockchain platform Insurwave for maritime insurance, Seatrade Maritime News reports Friday, May 25. Developed by EY and Guardtime, Insurwave uses distributed ledger technology from cloud platform Microsoft Azure and follows global insurance standards. At the beginning of May, Microsoft Azure had announced the release of its blockchain... Read More

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Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales

A new patent application from retail giant Walmart shows how blockchain could be used to augment its digital offerings for consumers. The document, released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, outlines a blockchain ledger which would track the items that stores sell to a particular customer. It’s the... Read More

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IBM Partners With Veridium Labs To Let Companies Track Carbon Footprint Via Blockchain

IBM announced a partnership with Veridium Labs to tokenize carbon credits that will allow companies to track their carbon footprint with blockchain today, May 15, in press release shared with Cointelegraph. CEO and Veridium cofounder Todd Lemons said that the use of blockchain to measure carbon emissions through the supply chain will address... Read More