• Microsoft ITM IoT blockchain
    Technology

    Microsoft, ITM build IoT blockchain for Taiwanese energy firm

    The partnership uses internet-of-things devices to record and send tamper-proof power usage meter readings without requiring in-person visits or third-party audits

    The new solution allows Taiwan’s largest energy distributor, TaiPower, to avoid sending personnel to homes and businesses during (and after) the COVID pandemic.

  • Scotch whisky provenance
    Technology

    A dram or a scam?

    Blockchain provenance firm Everledger is working with the University of Glasgow to authentic rare Scotches whiskies

    Of the 50 rare bottle of Scotch whisky tested by the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre in 2018, 21 were fake or labeled as older than they really were.