Sugar traders are looking to fix industry woes by implementing blockchain technology, following the steps of agricultural merchants who have already used the tech to help streamline trading and shipping transactions, Bloomberg reported on February 14, 2019.
Since agriculture is one of the chief occupations in Indonesia, reliable data and transactions are imperative for improving people’s quality of life. This resulted in the creation of HARA, a blockchain powered data exchange platform for accurate and efficient data. HARA links farmers, finance institutions, retailers, and data service providers, and give access to details like land ownership, grain price, soil quality, and more. HARA is thus helping build an efficient ecosystem.
Power Ledger, an Australian energy trading startup, has entered into a new partnership in order to create a blockchain-based platform that would focus on trading renewable energy in Japan. Sharing Energy Co., one of the country’s leading providers in the solar energy field, will be driving the project.
U.K.-based Nuggets has unveiled their plan of integrating blockchain tech to the prevailing payment rails. This is anticipated to bring in a privacy-oriented system wherein consumers personal data would remain inaccessible to merchants.
A journalist has decided to take the idea of programmable currencies to the next level and build an open-sourced, non-monetary reputational economy. Created as an incentive for people to push blockchain technology further than fintech, we take a look at the YKarma experiment and the potential uses it can have.
The ambitious Newton Project was conceived in January 2018. The project now targets the use of blockchain technology for wildlife protection with the aid of specialized tracking drones.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has entered into a partnership with Doc.com, a blockchain based telemedicine and telepsychology company, to expand free basic healthcare services across Eastern Africa.
A Singapore-based blockchain-powered startup called Points, which uses AI and big data to calculate credit scores, is looking to change the way people access banking services.
A new real estate company backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz launched a token sale for a luxury student-housing complex near the University of South Carolina, Fortune reported on November 27, 2018.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an hour-long network failure in South Korea during the early mornings of November 22, which halted the services of major local cryptocurrency exchanges, ZDNet reported on November 22, 2018.