• Chinese tech giant Baidu has launched The Matrix, er, the Xuperchain blockchain (via Baidu).
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    Chinese search giant Baidu launches Xuperchain blockchain

    At about one-seventh the cost of competing blockchain-as-a-services platforms, the goal is to make it easier for small companies to launch DApps

    Baidu Xuperchain is a “blockchain basic service” for small- to medium-size businesses that want to quickly and easily deploy DApps and use smart contracts. It also supports President Xi Jinping's October call to make China the world leader in blockchain.

  • Trash panda buffet (via Wikimedia Commons).
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    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.