• Tracing food on blockchain
    Technology

    Tracing food on blockchain gains momentum, with shoppers willing to pay big bucks

    As new innovations continue to emerge in the industry, an IBM report says some shoppers would be willing to pay a premium of 35% for fully traceable produce

    In a one night only event, the company invited Washington, D.C. locals—along with food industry executives and legislators—to order curbside meals featuring produce that was traced by HerdX’s blockchain system. Diners were then able to see where their beef had come from—in this case, the Dean and Peeler Meatworks farm in South Texas.

  • India revisits crypto ban
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    India revisits crypto ban in fresh blow to embattled industry

    Months after exchanges began tentatively opening and reopening for business, reports suggest the Indian government is not finished in its quest to ban the trade of digital assets

    The rumored ban comes months after the country’s Supreme Court overturned controversial restrictions that prohibited banks from dealing with exchanges. Those measures left many trading platforms unable to operate, with some closing their doors for good.

  • Markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin

    Markets Report: Bitcoin Aims For $12,000 as Max Keiser Says Gains Will Beat Gold

    Bitcoin is on course to put in a bigger percentage move than gold, Keiser says, and its $20,000 all-time highs from 2017 will not pose resistance

    At $11,770, BTC/USD had all but erased the effects of its precipitous fall last weekend, during which it fell from above $12,000 to $10,870 in a matter of minutes. Further upside, analysts predict, may be harder to sustain.

  • Honeywell aircraft part blockchain
    Technology

    Honeywell brings the complex aircraft parts business onto a blockchain

    The GoDirect Trade ledger turns finding the detailed provenance data paperwork required by the FAA from a days-long process into a matter of seconds

    Counting every rivet, the largest passenger airplane in production, the A380, has about four million parts. Now Honeywell’s aerospace division is working with Hyperledger Fabric to put them all on a blockchain.