food supply chain

Looking at how the next ten years of blockchain can change lives

In 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense sought a solution to locate its military units, operations, and targets anywhere on the planet. By the beginning of the 1980s, 24 satellites in orbit became what today we know as GPS. Today we use the Global Positioning System everywhere! Cars, phones and multiple devices use a solution […]

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Meet the Hack-a-Hogs: Student innovation in blockchain for food trust

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and dozens of students were darting across the hall. Ready or not, they had to two minutes to submit their final pitches before judging would begin. It was the second annual University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon, bringing together over 200 students from across disciplines in both the undergraduate […]

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Privacy in blockchain collaboration with zero knowledge proofs

Consider a new applicant for a credit card who needs to convince the credit company that they have maintained sufficient average balance in their bank account over the last three months. The traditional way of doing this is for the applicant to share the bank statements over that period. But, this reveals much more personal […]

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Brewing blockchain: Tracing ethically sourced coffee

A survey by the National Coffee Association finds that 64 percent of Americans, age 18 and over, drink coffee daily. After factoring in the less-caffeinated casual coffee drinker, this results in 400 million cups of coffee consumed daily in the United States. That may seem like a lot, until compared with most European countries who […]

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Taste the future with a blockchain meal

Preparing dinner for our loved ones is more than serving a tasty meal. Like many consumers, I want to know what goes into my body and those of my family and friends. I want to be confident that the fish I purchase is exactly what I think it is — not a substitute of lower […]

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Making blockchain real for business

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize businesses and change how societies interact. It alters the paradigm of how multi-party transactions are performed by enabling a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions between counter parties in a business network. Organizations can now leverage blockchain to fundamentally rewrite existing business models, processes and systems, […]

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Improving confidence in food safety with IBM Blockchain

The spinach on the grocery store shelf is bright green and looks delicious, but how do you know it is actually safe for you to eat? What if your retailer could see and validate with certainty where that spinach was grown, handled, stored and inspected, as well as every stop it made on its journey […]

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Leveraging blockchain to improve food supply chain traceability

Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart announced its new […]

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