Blockchain has proven its usefulness in finance, but now entrepreneurs and businesses believe it will allow many more industries to transform and improve. Various industries are now tapping into the world of blockchain reports Emma Thompson for Coin Rivet.
Seventeen tonnes of almonds have successfully been shipped and tracked from Sunraysia in Victoria to Hamburg in Germany in a blockchain-based collaboration between Commonwealth Bank and five Australian and international supply chain participants.
Feb 16, 2018 - Lost in all of the excitement around crypto is the fact that the very foundation of how civilizations organize, cooperate, and grow is being re-established. Seeing a child come into the world is a pretty profound experience. Only a few moments before, there was no organism. After, there is and that “thing,” that life, has within it the potential to change itself and change the world many times over.
Feb 07, 2018 - Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s leading airline operators, is set to launch a blockchain-based loyalty wallet to enhance and further frequent flyers’ spending of accumulated air miles. Singapore Airlines (SIA), has announced its plan to launch a loyalty digital wallet based on blockchain technology for its KrisFlyer frequent-flyer program, enabling travelers to easily spend their air miles at retail partners. The application will help with ‘everyday spending’ of passengers’ digital KrisFlyer miles in ‘point-of-sale transactions at participating retail merchants,’ the announcement added.
Feb 06, 2018 - With over 83 million passengers traveling through Dubai International Airport, it was the world’s third busiest airport in 2016. The city itself is booming, with an annual population growth of just over 10%. While it’s the undisputed business hub of the Middle East, Dubai has set an ambitious goal: To be the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. It’s a bold transition for the city but one that might not be as far-fetched as you think. Blockchain-powered smart cities are more attainable than people imagine. The uses for blockchain within cities are nearly endless,…
Jan 23, 2018 - Coinbase just hired former Twitter and Salesforce executive Tina Bhatnagar to improve the company’s customer support. Bhatnagar has two major tasks: to double the size of the company’s support team in three months, and to expand its phone support into a 24/7 service by the second quarter of 2018. It’s the latest step taken by the crypto unicorn to curtail widespread criticism about its ability to handle customer concerns while scaling.
Jan 21, 2018 - One of the main sources of frustration for those of us who are blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts is the degree to which big companies and large financial institutions still don’t understand our industry write Daniel Gross and Timothy Goggin . Earlier this week, one of New Zealand’s largest banks ASB released a blog post by their General Manager of Global Markets, Nigel Annett. We believe that post offers tremendous insight into how financial institutions and other major organizations are thinking about cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption.
Jan 11, 2018 - “The 90s had dotcom mania. Here comes crypto mania!” While Bitcoin is conquering new highs in the 20,000 range, and global public attention is glued to the charts of altcoins of all types, opinions have split: from baby boomer’s claiming cryptocurrency a gigantic bubble, to millennials hoping to hedge against political and economic fluctuations.