• The ancient business of shipping may be changed by blockchain technology (Photo of cargo ships in Hamburg, Germany, by Julius Silver from Pixabay).

    Here’s how blockchain can disrupt maritime shipping

    A report claims that emerging technologies including distributed ledgers can make shipping cargo around the world far cheaper and more efficient

    A digital revolution is sweeping the maritime shipping industry, and it’s bringing blockchain along for the ride. That change is long overdue, according to a report released on September 10 by the Inmarsat Research Programme, a division of the satellite communications company. Despite the estimate that it is a $4 trillion industry, maritime shipping has largely been untouched by the internet revolution, said Nick Chubb and Leonardo Zangaro, authors of “How Startups are Driving the Next Generation of Maritime Trade.”

  • Technology

    Latest IBM-Maersk deals mean half the world’s ocean cargo will now be tracked on a blockchain

    Container shipping consortium gains key allies in MSC and CMA CMG lines

    With the addition of two new container shipping lines, IBM’s blockchain-based TradeLens consortium now accounts for nearly half of the world’s shipping.

  • Blockchain project jobs
    Innovators,  Media,  Technology

    Forbes 50 list of top companies using blockchain released

    Only three “pure” blockchain companies made the list of the $1 billion-plus firms

    Forbes on Tuesday announced its inaugural Forbes 50 list of large companies leading the way in developing and using blockchain technology. The list has a notable lack of “pure” blockchain firms. In fact, there are just three—blockchain hardware and software maker Bitfury, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, and financial blockchain developer Ripple.