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R3’s Marco Polo Trade Blockchain Takes Another Step Toward Production

| Ian Allison

The trade finance blockchain platform has passed another milestone in its development, with a successful pilot of real-time payment triggers.

New Zealand’s ASB Bank Takes Stake in Trade Finance Blockchain Startup

| Daniel Palmer

ABS has invested a "significant" amount in TradeWindow, a startup working to put trade finance on a blockchain.

Amazon Is Looking to Put Advertising Data on a Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Amazon is looking to hire a software engineer to integrate parts of its advertising business with a blockchain.

Mastercard to Tackle Fashion Fakes with Blockchain Tracking Solution

| Daniel Palmer

Mastercard is to demo a new blockchain-based product tracking solution during an upcoming showcase of women fashion designers.

Lenovo, Glaxo, Nokia: Big Names Join New IBM Blockchain

| Ian Allison

IBM's new supplier onboarding blockchain is launching with a slew of big names attached.

Tech Firm Seagate Pilots Anti-Fraud Blockchain Tracking With IBM

| Daniel Palmer

Data storage giant Seagate has extended its blockchain work with IBM to gauge the fake-fighting potential of the tech.

Ugandan President Backs Bid to Tackle Fake Meds With Blockchain

| Daniel Palmer

Uganda's government is supporting a project using blockchain tech to fight the problem of counterfeit medicines.

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IBM-Maersk Shipping Blockchain Gains Steam With 15 Carriers Now on Board

| Ian Allison

IBM has recruited two more major shipping carriers to join the blockchain platform it owns with container giant Maersk.

Walmart China Teams with VeChain, PwC on Blockchain Food Safety Platform

| Daniel Palmer

Walmart China has launched a blockchain-based platform aimed to address food safety concerns in the country.

Retail Giant Walmart Enters Second Drug-Tracking Blockchain Trial

| Ian Allison

Walmart will take part in a second drug-tracking blockchain pilot, this one with IBM, KPMG and drug maker Merck.