Supply Chain

Russian Diamond Giant Signs Onto De Beers’ Blockchain Tracking Platform

| Nikhilesh De

Alrosa, the world's second-largest diamond producer, is joining the blockchain pilot program spearheaded by De Beers to trace the stones' provenance.

Ethereum’s Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs

| Ian Allison

The largest blockchain consortium has released its latest round of specifications – the next steps to harmonizing the way big companies use…

IBM and Maersk Struggle to Sign Partners to Shipping Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Since Maersk and IBM launched TradeLens 10 months ago, only one other carrier has joined the network. As those involved admit, that's not enough.

Four Agricultural Giants Eye Blockchain in Push to Digitize Global Trade

| Yogita Khatri

The four biggest agricultural corporations plan to utilize tech such as blockchain and AI to bring the global grain trade into the digital age.

Canadian Border Services Begins Testing IBM Blockchain for Shipping

| Aditi Hudli

The Canadian Border Services Agency will partner with the Port of Montreal to trial a blockchain solution for supply chain tracking.

ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS Partner for Blockchain Trade Pilot

| Yogita Khatri

ABN AMRO has partnered with Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam for a blockchain pilot aimed to bring new efficiencies to container-based trade.

Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

| Ian Allison

Accenture says its new "interoperability node" can connect the four big enterprise platforms: Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum and Digital Asset.

Rwanda Starts Tracking Conflict Metal Tantalum With Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

The Rwandan government has turned to blockchain to track tantalum, a metal used in consumer electronics and often associated with conflict zones.

Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot

| Yogita Khatri

A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade.

Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG’s New Strategy Focuses on Customs

| Ian Allison

Big Four consultancy KPMG is expanding its blockchain activities beyond pure financial services work to explore a less-traveled path.