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Q&A: How blockchain can help scientists Special

Blockchain, as with other sectors, has the potential to transform science, from publishing to seeking research grants. As an example of this potential, DEIP is a new blockchain-based research platform for scientists.

Q&A: Why blockchain is the wave of the future Special

Blockchain represents the future direction for most businesses, according to Shidan Gouran of the firm Global Blockchain Technologies. He tells Digital Journal why blockchain is an ideal solution for businesses.

Blockchain can assist with humanitarian action

A new review article finds that blockchain technology is gradually entering the fields of humanitarian and development aid. This brings with it both advantages and risks.

A congestion free future will require blockchain

For many analysts the keys to a congestion free future are a combination of autonomous vehicles and blockchain technology. A new challenge has been laid down by an industry grouping for startups to help fashion this space.

Blockchain for manufacturing to hit $566 million by 2025

A new review indicates that blockchain for manufacturing is likely to show considerable growth over the next seven years, rising to $566.2 million. The biggest regions of growth will be in the U.S. and China.

If you’re at IoT World Congress you’ll want to read this

Planning to attend IoT World Congress 2018, in Barcelona? Good choice. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from IoT experts, network with industry pros, and experience some of the newest IoT solutions first-hand.

Q&A: Blockchain provides financial access to the unbanked Special

Boston based Airfox is a new service designed to provide financial access to unbanked individuals in Brazil. Digital Journal spoke with CEO and co-founder Victor Santos to discover more.

Q&A: Blockchain to cause further disruption of financial services Special

Blockchain is starting to have a huge impact on finance, with the potential of offering a more efficient, more transparent, more secure financial marketplace. The path towards this will be rocky. A leading expert — Victor Santos — provides analysis.

Q&A: New blockchain for water treatment solutions Special

The drivers for improving a country’s water system can be progressed through the use of tokens, according to the company behind WaterChain’, a new cryptocurrency to fund the necessary new tranche of smaller, decentralized water treatment systems.

Q&A: How millennials can take advantage of cryptocurrency Special

Cryptocurrency has undergone an extensive revolution, and its capabilities stretch far beyond bitcoin. Millennials are fueling this trend, and, according to Riggs Eckelberry, the potential for its uses in the future is endless.

Walmart to place food products onto blockchain

Walmart and its membership-only retail warehouse Sam’s Club will require leafy greens suppliers to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking systems using blockchain technology.

Q&A: Blockchain makes waves in real-estate Special

Camber Creek is aiming to help start-up companies that have created technology that can improve the real estate industry by investing in them and helping them into the space. This includes innovations in blockchain.

Q&A: Blockchain can transform business supply chains Special

Blockchain is becoming increasingly important for businesses, especially those which distribute goods across complex supply networks. A leading authority on blockchain technology for business explains more.

Protecting medical records with blockchain

Medical records are an important feature of patient health review. As the information is sensitive, control of data is critical. Some providers are issuing apps to help to maintain and protect records, based on blockchain.

Blockchain is set to reshape recruitment: Interview Special

Job.com has partnered with Company.com to develop blockchain-powered recruitment services. The aim is to take the cost recruiters out of the recruitment process by effectively paying users to handle their own recruitment.

New blockchain data network boosts manufacturing

A new proposal has been made for the development of a public, open-source network based on blockchains in order to share verifiable manufacturing data.

Energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions impact the environment

A new study has found that energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions pose a growing environmental threat. The research calls for greater investment in 'green' blockchain technology.

Distributed Manufacturing: Next in line for blockchain innovation

The following article is sponsored by Cognizant. Blockchain has already disrupted business processes in the financial sector, and is poised to impact companies across industries.

PwC survey reports adoption of blockchain technology is stalling

Regulation is proving to be the biggest sticking point in the deployment of blockchain solutions for businesses globally, with 84 percent of executives surveyed saying their companies are "actively involved" with the technology.

Bringing blockchain to real estate: Q&A Special

Imbrex is an Ethereum blockchain based real estate marketplace. The aim is to open communication channels between the world’s real estate networks creating an environment akin to a global Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

New shipping solution based on blockchain

Technology giant IBM has teamed up with the integrated transport and logistics company Maersk for a new blockchain shipping solution.

First open smart speaker Volareo to launch, backed by blockchain

Volareo is the first open source smart speaker that is backed by blockchain technology. It is expected to officially launch in six days.

A road map for assessing blockchain health care startups

Blockchain-backed health care startups are all the rage right now, and a new open-source tool that tracks data about startups in the aim to help potential investors navigate the pile of startups clamouring for their time and money.

Q&A: How blockchain is disrupting transportation Special

The revenue opportunity for blockchain in the freight transportation industry could generate as much as $500 billion. In addition, this technology can offer increased transparency and security for the sector. Sam Bokher of Trucker Path explains more.

Q&A: Blockchain-based platform for largest genomic data hub Special

Munich - Shivom, the blockchain-based platform creating the world’s largest genomic data hub, has announced its partnership with SingularityNet, the blockchain-based platform and marketplace for artificial intelligence. Dr. Axel Schumacher explains more.

Advantages of blockchain for science and technology: Q&A Special

Munich - The scientific process is one that is open and transparent so that nothing has to be taken on trust. This makes science a compatible fit with blockchain, a a way of trustlessly recording data. Dr. Axel Schumacher of Shivom explains more.

Boeing teams with AI company SparkCognition to form new division

Farnborough - Day Two of the Farnborough Airshow started off with Boeing announcing it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, SparkCognition, to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions.

Blockchain for aerospace supply chains to be showcased

Farnborough - Accenture is set to unveil a blockchain prototype designed for the aerospace industry supply chains at the international Farnborough Airshow, which takes place in the U.K.

Blockchain foundations of financial instruments: Q&A Special

In the new blockchain world, to write financial contracts a small business usually has to hire high-cost individuals to write the code. As an alternative, the company Firmo has a code language that opens the door for people without coding skills.

Facebook promotes senior engineer to oversee blockchain

The social network Facebook has announced that it has promoted on its most senior engineers to its new position Director of Engineering, Blockchain.
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IBM and Maersk have formed a joint venture for blockchain shipping
IBM and Maersk have formed a joint venture for blockchain shipping
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Tracing food via blockchain
Tracing food via blockchain
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Two technicians look at bitcoin mining at Bitfarms in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec
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This Cryptokittie could be yours for just 100,000 ether.
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Fujitsu has developed tech to automatically find smart contract flaws
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FoodCoin Ecosystem: Global blockchain ecosystem for agriculture and food businesses.
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Martin Walker speaking before the Treasury Committee.
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The WWF and Sea Quest Fiji are partnering to deploy blockchain tech in the tuna industry
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