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IBM, Mediaocean Partner to Tackle Ad Industry Opacity with Blockchain

| Muyao Shen

IBM iX and ad software provider Mediaocean are forming a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues in advertising.

UN Trade Body Examines Blockchain’s Potential in Supply Chains

| Daniel Palmer

A United Nations body that facilitates global trade is examining blockchain and smart contracts to see if they could play a role in its mission.

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HSBC Exec Warns ‘Digital Islands’ Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade

| Ian Allison

Blockchains should do for the global value chain what shipping containers did for transport of goods, says HSBC trade finance expert Vinay Mendonca.

PwC Australia, Port of Brisbane Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Pilot

| Sujha Sundararajan

PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Port of Brisbane are trialling a new blockchain trade solution.

Tradeshift Plans Blockchain Push After $250 Million Funding

| Daniel Palmer

Supply chain management firm Tradeshift says it will further expand into blockchain following a $250 million Series E round led by Goldman Sachs.

EY’s Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now Live

| Wolfie Zhao

A group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for global shipping industry said the technology is now live in commercial use.

Manufacturing and Blockchain: Prime Time Is Yet to Come

| Maja Vujinovic

By deferring questions of trust to a decentralized algorithm, blockchains promise to boost transparency and allow more fluid, dynamic supply chains.

The Auto Industry Is Gearing Up for a Blockchain-Powered Future

| Ian Allison

Automotive executives are starting to wake up to the use cases of blockchain in the industry, but there's a way to go.

Global Consultant DNV Invests in Blockchain Startup VeChain

| Nikhilesh De

Norway-based registrar DNV GL has invested in blockchain startup VeChain, with plans to become a "Masternode" holder, the firms have said.

Banks Ink Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction with Food Giant Cargill

| Sujha Sundararajan

HSBC and ING have performed a claimed world-first trade finance transaction on a single blockchain system for agri-food firm Cargill.