supply chain

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

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 […]

Continue reading

Accelerating your journey to decarbonization through digitalization

Corporations around the world are increasingly focused on sustainability and implementing strategies for achieving net-zero emissions in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2050 or sooner. To stop global warming and the impacts of climate change, we need to reduce the 51 billion tons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere annually down to zero, and limit global […]

Continue reading

How blockchain can transform traceability in the automotive space

When big automakers first began investigating the potential use cases for blockchain in their industry, they quickly identified compliance as an area of promise. Because it’s immutable, blockchain can be a very powerful tool for tracing things, from the supply chain for an avocado to the ownership of a non-fungible token (NFT). Because it can […]

Continue reading

Making permissioned blockchains interoperable with Weaver

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has gone beyond its experimental phase and is now actively managing several enterprise workflows around the world in areas like trade logistics, export finance, inter-bank payments, and regulatory compliance. But this has not led to convergence, either to a default technology stack or to a single global network that everyone runs […]

Continue reading

Brewing a more traceable and sustainable beer industry with blockchain

Whether you’re at Oktoberfest, a craft brewery or your local pub, the beer in your glass typically begins with four key ingredients: grain, water, yeast and hops. The variety comes from mixing those ingredients in different proportions and adding others to create distinct flavors. The beer itself tells a story of how those ingredients were […]

Continue reading

Blockchain stories: Giving Norwegian seafood a competitive edge

It’s a gift to be allowed to help revolutionize a sector that’s the pride and joy of our country. Seafood is our third biggest export industry here in Norway. Some of the world’s finest quality salmon is raised in the beautiful, clean waters of the Norwegian sea in areas such as Kvarøy. At a time […]

Continue reading

Making fungible tokens and NFTs safer to use for enterprises

Before cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology was unknown to most people. It was blockchain’s unique ability to manage the ownership of (virtual) currency in a decentralized and reduced-risk manner that made all the difference. The introduction of permissioned blockchains made the same functionality even more appealing to the enterprise world in the context of decentralized business asset […]

Continue reading

Reinforcing IBM’s commitment to open source Hyperledger Fabric

It’s been an exciting year for blockchain development. From privacy-preserving digital health credentials to new, digitized supply chain infrastructure — some of the most interesting technology developments of late have drawn on the benefits of enterprise blockchain and distributed ledgers. That’s why today we are doubling down on our contributions to enterprise blockchain and Hyperledger, […]

Continue reading

3 key areas of enterprise blockchain adoption in 2021

Many businesses are seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as a watershed for technology and innovation investment. Technology budgets have been reprioritised with a laser focus on near-term return on investment as a necessity for most. At the same time remote working, lockdowns and supply chain challenges have accelerated digital transformations that otherwise might have taken a […]

Continue reading