Australian Insurer Announces Blockchain Trial For Beef Export Supply Chain

Australian truck and transport insurance company National Transport Insurance (NTI) has revealed that it is partnering with BeefLedger, an Australian blockchain platform on a pilot program that will deploy blockchain technology for end-to-end tracking of Australian beef exports. Aimed at improving food safety, export security and animal welfare in Australia, the program will use a …

Facebook Will Build ‘Most-Used Product in Crypto’: Morgan Creek

Morgan Creek’s Anthony Pompliano has declared that, contrary to the expectations of some in the blockchain space, Facebook will eventually build the “most used product in crypto.” Responding to a tweet by The Block founder Mike Dudas inferring that Facebook is hiring blockchain engineers without a clearly defined role or purpose for them, Pompliano stated …

Malaysia Launches Blockchain Certificate Verification to Combat Degree Fraud

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Malaysian Ministry of Education is turning to blockchain technology to combat degree fraud in order to maintain the integrity and reputation of universities in the Southeast Asian country. This has seen the ministry unveil an issuance and verification system for university degrees based on the NEM blockchain. Known as the e-Scroll …

Oxfam Formally Launches Blockchain Platform for Rice Farmers in Cambodia

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Oxfam has launched a blockchain project for farmers dubbed BloCRice, which seeks to increase the bargaining power of farmers by digitally connecting every player in the supply chain on one platform, local Cambodian news outlet reports. Based on the report, the new platform will leverage on smart contracts to build digital agreements …

Why the IMF is Trying to Stop Marshall Islands From Adopting Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a global financial organization run by 189 countries, is against the proposal of the Marshall Islands to launch a sovereign digital currency by adopting crypto. As early as September 10, the IMF criticized the finalized plans of the Marshall Islands of creating a national cryptocurrency, citing potential …

Activists Use Crypto to Protect ‘Rap Against Dictatorship’ from Censorship

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Anti-government activists in Thailand are using crypto tech to help prevent authorities from censoring “Rap Against Dictatorship,” a controversial music video that has gone viral in the country. The video, which excoriates Thai government and military authorities on a number of social issues, has achieved runaway success in Thailand, amassing more than …

Caribbean Examinations Council to Issue Blockchain Certificates to 24,000 Candidates

Twitter Facebook The verification process of educational credentials in the Caribbean will now be faster after the regional examinations body announced it will begin offering blockchain-based certificates and diplomas to selected candidates. In a statement, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) revealed that it will issue blockchain-based academic certificates starting October 31, alongside the traditional paper-based …

Aussie Blockchain Startup Wins Billionaire Branson’s Tech Challenge

Power Ledger, a blockchain startup based in Australia, won business magnate Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2018, as reported by Australian news channel Nine News. The challenge, whose previous finalists include Doctor on Demand and Vantage Robotics, aims to provide entrepreneurs with the right tools to help them build their tech products. Power Ledger received endorsements …

Blockchain Might Make Voting Worse — Not Better: Crypto Researchers

Three researchers with the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3) are questioning whether, as some proponents claim, blockchain technology will be able to change the internet voting sector for the better. In an article published by Business Insider, the scholars argue that while blockchain technology might serve to revolutionize other industries, internet voting might be a …