• 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.”

  • Bitcoin Pizza Day
    Bitcoin,  Commentary

    Bitcoin Pizza Day: 10 years on, $91M pies

    A booming bitcoin and the adoption of blockchain technology by multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, and even governments shows how far Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream has come

    It’s Friday, May 22, 2020, and two pizza pies cost $45.90 at Stromboli's, across from my apartment in New York City. But 10 years ago, in Florida, two pies from Papa John’s cost Laszlo Hanyecz about $41—or 10,000 bitcoins, which is how he paid. And how Bitcoin Pizza Day was born.

  • Restaurant Toks to track coffee
    Technology

    Mexico’s Restaurant Toks tracking coffee on blockchain

    Simba Chain’s smart-contract-as-a-service platform is helping the casual dining chain track the source and sustainability of the coffee it serves

    Restaurant Toks, a casual dining chain with 208 locations across Mexico, has teamed up with blockchain provider Simba Chain and the University of Notre Dame to create a distributed application to register and track every coffee bean it has "purchased, processed, packaged, and sold."

  • How IBM used to store data before blockchain technology (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    IBM launches blockchain coalition with Anheuser-Busch, Cisco, and GlaxoSmithKline

    The Trust Your Supplier network uses IBM Blockchain to track documents and invoices for a wide range of industries

    IBM is teaming up with blockchain builder Chainyard on a new supply chain management platform that has attracted participants from a half dozen industries. While many major coalition blockchain projects are industry specific—like Big Blue’s TradeLens Consortium for shipping and its Food Trust alliance for produce—the Trust Your Supplier network is focused on documenting and verifying supplier information of all types.