Walmart and IBM Team Up To Track Shrimp Using Blockchain in Andhra Pradesh

Walmart has announced a pilot to track shrimp imports from India to the USA using blockchain technology. The retail giant plans to track shrimp imports between Andhra Pradesh, a gorgeous coastal region in India’s southeast, and U.S.-based retail warehouses, using blockchain technology developed by IBM. It will feature “end-to-end traceability,” according to a press release…

The Past, Present and Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Historical background, revealing context and prescient vision were presented on blockchain and bitcoin at a recent Tampa Bay Conference entitled, “The Past, Present and Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.” These components are greatly needed in the current discussions and warnings being bandied about by Congress, Wall Street, regulators and now Main Street, thanks to all…

Oracle Uses Blockchain To Solve A Billion-Dollar Food Industry Problem

Last year Oracle entered a partnership with the World Bee Project (WBP) to leverage cloud technologies to better understand the decline in global bee populations. The initial goal was to devise innovative strategies to help farmers manage bee and pollinator habitats. “Today’s bee population is declining at a very fast rate, which is being caused…

How Blockchain is Transforming Healthcare Cybersecurity

In 2017, there were at least 477 healthcare data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the media, affecting 5.579 million patient healthcare records. These breaches cost approximately $408 per record — more than 2.75 times the global average across industries. Partially in response to this ongoing issue, healthcare…

Microsoft and Walmart Team Up to Take On Amazon

Walmart has plenty of competition, but you could argue that its only real rival is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). And the two massive retailers are engaged in a technological arms race to make shopping as easy and convenient as possible for customers. That’s an area where the e-commerce leader has had an edge. Because Amazon started as…