German Bank Tests Blockchain For Development In Africa

A new blockchain trial aims to solve transparency and infrastructural challenges related to international development. KfW Bankengruppe, Germany’s publicly owned development bank is testing an application of blockchain for public finance management in Burkina Faso. It’s all part of a program to improve economic development cooperation when giving money to other countries for development projects. On behalf of Germany’s Federal […]

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USPTO Reveals Blockchain Patent Applications from Six Tech Giants

The USPTO has published blockchain-related patent applications coming from six major technological companies. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on Thursday blockchain-related patent applications submitted by IBM, General Electric (GE), Accenture, SAP, Sony, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development (HPE). All of the applications were filed last year. Here is a brief overview of the inventions that might […]

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Launches Blockchain-Based Securities Lending Platform

The Floor, Tel Aviv’s fintech hub, has announced the release of a new platform in partnership with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Accenture, Hyperledger and Intel, according to an official press release. The platform is called Blockchain Securities Lending, and as the name implies, will utilise blockchain technology for securities lending. It will be the first such platform in the […]

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Accenture, APL Succeed in Blockchain Pilot for Freight Industry

A consortium of companies operating in the freight and logistics industry has successfully tested blockchain technology for shipments. Accenture was responsible for the blockchain architecture. Accenture, AB InBev, APL, Kuehne + Nagel, and a Europe-based customs organization have succeeded in a blockchain pilot aiming to reduce the need for documents in the shipping process. The consortium hopes the freight and […]

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Brewing Company Anheuser-Busch Pilots Blockchain For Shipping

Brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, along with several other firms, has successfully tested a blockchain solution that eliminates the need for printed shipping documents. Anheuser-Busch InBev is part of a wider blockchain consortium that experimented with technology developed by consultancy firm Accenture. Other participants included shipping container firm APL, logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, and an unnamed European customs organization. The participants tested […]

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Blockchain Pharmaceutical Prototype Developed By DHL, Accenture

Logistics giant DHL and professional services giant Accenture have developed a serialization prototype using blockchain technology to track pharmaceuticals across the supply chain. In a joint press release, the two companies said they developed a pharmaceutical prototype that tracks medicines from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing tampering and errors. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared […]

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