Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly, TechCrunch

Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly, TechCrunch

Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly

Coffee is the world’s second-most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some one hundred twenty five million people make a living growing coffee, according to estimates from the Fairtrade Foundation. Most are smallholders, or small-scale farmers whose families live on less than $Two a day, the World Bank reports. Read More

An Overview of VC Funding in Blockchain Technology – Samaipata Ventures – Medium

An Overview of VC Funding in Blockchain Technology – Samaipata Ventures – Medium

An Overview of VC Funding in Blockchain Technology

BLOCKCHAIN 101: THE BASICS

Given the extensive media coverage that blockchain has recently received, it should come to no surprise that the technology has totally altered the way in which industries and corporations conduct business.

WHAT IS IT?

The blockchain is essentially a fresh way to store and record transactions; at very first glance it seems pretty similar to a traditional ledger or database, except for the fact that the “blocks” are all cryptographically interconnected, thereby forming a water-tight system against fraud, corruption, etc. Read More

A fantasy of the 90s lives on: What GSTPA instructs us about blockchain – Pensions & Investments

A fantasy of the 90s lives on: What GSTPA instructs us about blockchain – Pensions & Investments

A fantasy of the ‘90s lives on: What GSTPA trains us about blockchain

Those of us with long memories in financial services recall the promise of a late 1990s industry initiative to bring standardization, transparency and efficiency to securities processing: The Global Straight-Through Processing Association. Read More

A Blockchain Q – A with Dell’s Shishir Vadhavkar

A Blockchain Q – A with Dell’s Shishir Vadhavkar

A Blockchain Q&A with Dell’s Shishir Vadhavkar

In this blog, we talk with Shishir Vadhavkar, Director Industry Solutions – Banking and Financial Services at Dell about IoT, the future of blockchain and more. Shishir will be speaking at the Blockchain World Congress this September in NYC.

What is Dell’s role in the blockchain adoption? Read More

6 Trends From CoinDesk – s Fresh two thousand seventeen State of Blockchain Out Today

6 Trends From CoinDesk – s Fresh two thousand seventeen State of Blockchain Out Today

Five blockchain technologies to observe for in 2017

Mar 6, two thousand seventeen at 12:00 UTC by Bradley Miles

CoinDesk Research’s two thousand seventeen State of Blockchain report summarizes key trends, data and events in the public and enterprise blockchain sectors in 2016.

This article previews six of the key takeaways as identified by our research team. Read More