Navigating the broader digital asset and cryptocurrency markets

Banking and financial markets, Blockchain explained, Blockchain in financial services

The cryptocurrency and broader digital assets evolution has continued to grow in earnest, showing promising signs of maturity through 2021 as industry-wide regulatory bills have reached the Senate floor in Washington D.C. while prices have appreciated to new all-time highs. Although price appreciation tends to lure attention, price has become an increasingly less significant metric ...read more


Crowding into stores and malls for Black Friday is now a ghost of Christmas past

Supply Chain events, Supply Chain order management, Supply Chain readiness

Vaccinations have been rolled out, lockdowns have been lifted, and workers are returning to offices, but 2021 is starting to feel like 2020 all over again, bah humbug! There is reason to be concerned when consumers are seeing fewer options in the grocery aisles, local shops are closing earlier due to labor shortages, and a ...read more


Automating workplace vaccination verification — a path out of the pandemic

Blockchain identity, Blockchain in healthcare, Identity management

Workplace vaccination mandates are coming for employers. In the United States, The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a rule on requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on ...read more


Tech is suffering from the supply chain crisis, and it is impacting everything

Supply Chain order management, Supply Chain readiness, Supply Chain solutions

While Americans worry about not getting their holiday gifts in time due to the container shipping backlog, they are also quickly finding out that now is not the time to get a new car, personal computer, or kitchen appliance unless they want to pay a hefty price. Try finding a new car, or even a ...read more


Building a digital trust ecosystem for mining in British Columbia

Blockchain announcements, Blockchain development, Blockchain for government

Responsible practices to preserve our planet require innovation, agility, and collaboration. Consumers, investors, producers, and governments around the world are choosing to do business with those that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. In the mining sector, British Columbia is committed to increased transparency and trust related to where products come from and how they are ...read more


Why B2B APIs with EDI make supply chain sense

Supply Chain announcements, Supply Chain events, Supply Chain solutions

Supply chain leaders are under pressure to meet and exceed customer expectations and control costs while taking on new business demands. As portions of a supplier’s customer base moves to API-oriented transactions, this puts stress on the suppliers to adapt in order to keep existing revenue. Oftentimes, these suppliers do not have the ability to ...read more


Trick or treat? What we never knew about the Halloween candy supply chain

Supply Chain order management, Supply Chain readiness, Supply Chain visibility

The National Confectioners Association survey from last month shows 82% of Americans are NOT afraid to celebrate Halloween this year which is sweet news for retailers. Their annual survey reveals consumers will spend USD 324 million on Halloween candy (up a monstrous 48% from last year). So what’s the trick? Will the shelves be bare ...read more


Fueling the financial industry with open source cross-border payments

Banking and financial markets, Blockchain in financial services, Open source on blockchain

Financial services, payments, streamlining inefficient processes is in our blood. So, it’s no surprise my colleague and contributor to this article, Nitin Gaur and his team, tackled the unthinkable four years ago by building a global payment network addressing remittance and interbank payments. As if that wasn’t challenge enough, the team also designed it for ...read more


Picturing the digital assets momentum, framed through a European lens

Banking and financial markets, Blockchain explained, Blockchain in financial services

The birth and rise of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency paved the way for several waves of innovation that are gradually shifting paradigms in the financial ecosystems. The digital asset momentum, empowered by tokenization and underpinning blockchain technologies, is now undeniable. Amongst the recent milestones that made the headlines; the ever-growing rise of Bitcoin value, the incredible ...read more