• 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.

  • The libra logo on a cellphone sitting on some coins. What else do you need to see? (via Shutterstock)
    Libra

    From privacy regulators to Walmart, Facebook’s Libra faces growing threats

    The US, EU, Canada, and Australia demand data protection guarantees; Walmart patents its own cryptocurrency

    In a joint statement on August 6, data protection regulators from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and Australia came head-on, issuing a joint statement slamming the Libra project and Facebook for failing to address the fledgling cryptocurrency’s privacy risks.

  • Libra,  People,  United States

    Cryptocurrency attorney and advisor Joshua Klayman has a new role

    Mother of Blockchains is taking over the U.S. fintech, blockchain, and digital assets practice at one of the world’s biggest law firms, Linklaters.

    A leading attorney in the blockchain and cryptocurrency business, Klayman has joined Linklaters as the U.S. Head of FinTech and Blockchain & Digital Assets, the firm announced on July 18. Linklaters ranked 12th in Law.com’s 2018 Global 200 survey of the highest grossing law firms in the world. Headquartered in London, it has a strong practice in the finance and banking, and the technology market, among other areas.

  • Charlie Shrem at Ben's Deli in Manhattan (Ken Kurson)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    With bitcoin at $11K, Charlie Shrem gives his thoughts on the bull run | Modern Consensus Interview

    The crypto pioneer gives his take on Bitcoin’s market comeback and Facebook’s Libra

    I had a chance to talk with crypto visionary, Charlie Shrem, best known for pioneering the buying, selling, and spending of Bitcoin at hundreds of retail locations including CVS, Duane Reade, 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Walgreens.