• 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."

  • Ethereum Hyperledger Fabric Multichain flunk security
    Technology

    Report: Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, MultiChain flunk U.S. security standards – Updated

    A damning new report published by the influential Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers found R3’s Corda was the only one of four major blockchains to meet the cryptographic requirements of government agencies

    A bombshell report has warned three major blockchain networks fail to fully comply with the U.S. government’s cryptographic standards, potentially banning them from use in federal blockchain projects. For R3's Corda, it's a big boost.

  • Brad Stephens in the Blockchain Capital office in San Francisco (photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators

    INTERVIEW: Blockchain Capital’s origin story is steeped in gaming lore

    Martine Paris interviews Brad Stephens about everything from video game currencies to Facebook’s GlobalCoin

    When the sons of legendary investment banker Paul Stephens met Mighty Ducks star Brock Pierce, they were avid World of Warcraft gamers and he was amassing an empire of digital goods exchanges where players could buy, sell, and trade valuable in-game items and virtual currency. Together they would go on to form Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital firm to fund the blockchain ecosystem.