Blockchain

Farmer Connect and IBM have created a new app for consumers called “Thank My Farmer,” which gives coffee drinkers immediate access to information about the origin of their cup of coffee. The app also enables users to support farmers and sustainability projects in coffee communities. Unveiled this week at CES

More than one million NSW motorists have downloaded the digital driver licence (DDL) since the launch last November.  This accounts for 19 per cent of all licence holders in the state.  Those with the DDL can expect to have it accepted in more places in 2020, with a ‘copy solution’

Nestle is piloting a blockchain solution to track the supply chain of its coffee products from harvest to consumer sale. The multinational says the technology helps to improve coffee taste and accessibility as well as reassure consumers about the provenance of their purchase. The pilot, which has been running for

Blockchain and IoT technology will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain, according to research from Juniper, which identifies IBM, SAP and Oracle as leaders in the area. Substantial savings in food fraud will be realised from 2021 and

Australian food producers are trialling a new blockchain platform from KPMG to help keep track of their products across the globe.   KPMG in Australia, China and Japan today launched KPMG Origins, a blockchain-based ‘track and trace’ platform to support industries including agriculture, resources, manufacturing and financial services. Sign up for

The total value of B2B cross-border payments immutably stored on blockchain will exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024; up from $171 billion in 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research. Blockchain enables real-time clearing and settlement for B2B transactions, while offering increased transparency and reduced costs. Sign up for Which-50’s

The financial services industry should keep a close eye on esports to understand the impact of blockchain technology, according to a Gartner analyst.  David Furlonger, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, writes in his book The Real Business of Blockchain that gaming has long served as a testing ground for digital

Multiple cities, especially in Asia, have made announcements about intentions to launch government issued reward tokens as part of its smart city initiative (e.g. Seoul S Coin and Municipal Tokens). The apparent goal is to encourage citizens to participate in the use of public services, increase the tax base, foster economic activity

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Asset (DA) and VMware to work together on distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. The ASX has been an early pioneer in blockchain technology, deciding in 2015 to replace its 25-year-old