supply chain

Blockchain-traced seafood: Helping historic New England fisheries thrive

In Massachusetts, we like to think we know our scallops. Barely 15 miles from our headquarters at Raw Seafoods sits the town of New Bedford, where New England fishermen first began using “catboats” to dredge bay scallops in the early 1900s. By the mid 1950s, more than 85 percent of the national scallop catch came […]

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Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials

Despite industry efforts, “conflict resources” can still make their way into products. A little over a decade ago, I co-published a Financial Times article that served as an industries wake-up call about this problem. The article highlighted findings from a study I’d done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where their war was funded by […]

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Blockchain brings visibility to the finished vehicle supply chain

In the auto industry, it can be said that there are two kinds of supply chains. The first and more talked about relates to the flow of parts and components from an enormous web of suppliers into a relatively small number of car manufacturers, or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It’s largely about planning, forecasting and […]

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Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations — like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” — have been a wakeup call to the world about the scope of the […]

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How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency

The mining and metals sector has been around for thousands of years. As the founder of a tech company setting out to innovate the industry, I’m often asked why innovate given the industry’s continued success. At MineHub, we asked ourselves how can large companies adopt innovative technologies to generate efficiencies, without creating disruption? You see, […]

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Episode 7: How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Do you trust the food you eat? These days, more weight is being placed on conscious consumerism and people are beginning to really care about where they’re getting their food. Blockchain, like so much technology, is generally […]

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How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea — even a potentially world-changing idea — is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps that can hold them back. We look at our mission as encouraging, empowering […]

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Can blockchain applications disrupt the broken pharmaceutical supply chain?

Read the original article, published July 12, 2019 on Smartereum. While their research and development will have taken around 12 years and cost around $2.6 billion, medicines that cure or help manage pain and suffering often do not have a very comfortable journey as they become available to patients. The ‘factory-to-pharmacy’ supply chain is old, […]

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Revolutionizing the waste supply chain: Blockchain for social good

Blockchain applications for social good are becoming increasingly critical and will revolutionize the world with their impact. With increased adoption and repeatable use cases, we are primed to face global challenges with a digital network of transparency, tamper-resistance and trust. Blockchain for good is transforming how we tackle global challenges like poverty, hunger, education, and […]

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