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Diversification in blockchain use cases across a wider variety of industries has caused investment in this technology to surge as business leaders begin to see beyond the “hype cycle,” according to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey, released overnight. As blockchain implementation continues to increase across financial services, its transformational importance is

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Microsoft announced several new services for its Azure cloud platform today, including new capabilities for AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and edge computing. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards. Simple. Fast. Easy. Most of the new services will be available to

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Gartner predicts that, by 2025, 20 per cent of the top 10 global grocers by revenue will be using blockchain for food safety and traceability to create visibility to production, quality and freshness. Annual grocery sales are on the rise in all regions worldwide, with an emphasis of fast, fresh

Organisational interest in enterprise blockchain is tightly correlated with the rise and fall in bitcoin prices. No surprise, this finding is supported by Gartner’s correlation analysis of social media conversations on enterprise blockchain with the price of bitcoin (See Figure 1). Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today

The number of cross-border transactions recorded on the blockchain will surge to 1.3 billion by 2023 — up from 119 million in 2019 — a CAGR of 82 per cent over the next four years, according to a  new report by Juniper Research. The value of transactions recorded on the

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For every blockchain developer in Australia there are 14 vacant positions, according to a new Australian Computing Society (ACS) and Data61 report into the technology. The talent gap is emblematic of Australia’s broader digital skills shortage, according to Labor MP Ed Husic, who says opportunities continue to be missed. Sign

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Annual revenues from blockchain retail asset tracking will leap to $4.5 billion by 2023. A new report by Juniper Research found that while anything from gemstones to cars and healthcare can be tracked on blockchain, retail is a hotbed for the technology. Blockchain’s versatility offers retailers transparency in the supply

Meat processor Thomas Foods International and independent grocer retailer Drakes Supermarket are the first Australian companies to pilot the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-based food ecosystem solution. According to IBM, the distributed ledger system can trace the entire lifecycle of a food product, from region to plate, updating in real

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has flagged “gaps” in blockchain technology, advising government agencies to weigh any investment in the technology against its ability to meet users’ needs. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The two case studies of blockchain use in government services published so far show only

Capgemini and Swinburne University of Technology have announced a new global Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Melbourne. The CoE will undertake blockchain research, innovation and education, focused on advancing blockchain technologies, platforms, assets and systems to allow further uptake of the technology by industry and society. “Blockchain is at