• Blockchain Bill of Rights
    Politics,  Regulation

    World Economic Forum unveils ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’—will it work?

    Achieving consensus in a fragmented landscape isn’t easy. Despite the proposal getting several significant signatories, plenty of hurdles remain

    The blockchain industry is a fragmented one—with countless projects forging their own way as they try to find compelling use cases for this technology. But now, the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Council is attempting to ratify some universal standards in a so-called “Blockchain Bill of Rights.”

  • new price oracle Coinbase
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    With new price oracle, Coinbase wades into DeFi

    The crypto giant says current methods used to verify prices are deeply flawed, but claims its oracle could reduce ‘systemic risks’

    Aiming to "reduce systemic risks" in the DeFi ecosystem, Coinbase is launching a new price oracle that will provide up-to-date rates on BTC/USD and ETH/USD every 60 seconds.

  • BMW accelerating blockchain use
    Technology

    BMW accelerating blockchain use after successful supply chain pilot

    The German carmaker is aiming to ensure raw materials and components are fully traceable in its ‘highly complex’ international supply chain

    Last year’s initial trial saw BMW Group successfully purchase front lights, and the company now wants to expand the project to a broader range of participants. Ten suppliers are going to take part over the coming year, the company said.

  • Trash panda buffet (via Wikimedia Commons).
    Technology

    Deloitte: Blockchain can help fresh food industry save the world

    Just 4% of the suppliers and retailers of meat and produce are using blockchain. But with the population skyrocketing and 40% of food wasted, that will have to change

    With the number of mouths to feed set to grow 50% by 2050, fresh food manufacturers and suppliers have to do a better job getting food to market before it spoils. More than 60% are planning to use blockchain to do that, according to a new study.