Microsoft integrates its Microsoft Azure Blockchain blockchain technology into stock exchange Nasdaq Inc.
Microsoft has partnered with Adents, a supply tracking solutions provider, to develop a new product tracking platform using blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI).
Amazon introduced a platform for creating and deploying corporate blockchain networks. The service allows you to create platforms based on Hyperledger Fabric. Developers are also planning to add support for Ethereum. Activity in the corporate blockchain is stored in the Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), which allows you to protect information from hacking and loss.
Walmart, the largest American retailer, filled a patent application for a new blockchain-based system for automatic delivery of parcels by drones.
The American trading network Walmart has patented the technology of the energy network based on the technology of the distributed register, which will be able to limit the supply of electricity and pay for it with cryptocurrency. The patent application, which was filed in December 2017, is published on the website of the us patent and trademark Office (USPTO).
Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech. The two applications – published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – both reference using a blockchain-powered platform to secure the payment data, ensuring that private information can’t be access by unauthorized parties.
Walmart has filed a patent application for a “smart package” that will enable the company to track products sold more efficiently and also better authenticate customers.
Walmart has yet another delivery-focused blockchain patent in the works. The application is entitled “Delivery Reservation Apparatus and Method,” and as suggested, it outlines a way for managing package reservations in the context of the purchaser not being available to actually receive it.
SamsungSDS, a subsidiary of the Korean tech giant Samsung, has developed a blockchain-based certification platform for Korean banks called BankSign. The platform will ensure unhindered interactions between the mobile systems of various banks.
Payment services giant Mastercard is looking at the use of blockchain for keeping track of consumer payments, newly published patent filings suggest.
In a series of largely similar patent applications published last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mastercard outlines how a distributed ledger can be used to record “point-to-point transactions” as they are processed. This information can then be used by organizations or members of those organizations to create a log of items procured during the course of business.
California-based software giant Oracle announced the launch of its own blockchain platform, which is designed to improve the efficiency of transaction executions and the authentication process in the supply chain.
Maersk and IBM launch digital joint venture. A new joint venture company which Maersk and IBM intend to create, is the first open platform of significant scale for sharing information and developing digital products related to trade.
Fujitsu, a Japanese IT corporation, has launched a blockchain-based data storage system. The system will allow tokenization of traditional promotional tools, such as coupons and reward points, in the field of trade and commerce. According to the company, by tokenizing such promotional tools, the system can process and store consumers’ transaction information in a decentralized database, thereby reducing the workload on data centers and simplifying data analysis.
Fujitsu has launched a fast-track consulting blockchain service that will help create minimal viable blockchain solutions for businesses in just five days.
BWW, which uses digital currency on Stellar’s blockchain to facilitate international settlements between banks in “near real-time,” is the latest step forward for IBM and Stellar, which have been eyeing blockchain payment options since October last year.
The network was built using the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain protocol. The European retail giant Carrefour, which operates 12,000 stores in 33 countries, has successfully joined the network.
The Thai branch of U.S. global IT company IBM will promote blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to turn the country into a major sales hub in the surrounding region, English-language daily news outlet The Bangkok Post reports Wednesday, Nov. 14.
According to the article, IBM is going to promote blockchain in collaboration with the country’s central bank, Bank of Thailand. A recent survey by IDC-IBM shows that global spending on blockchain will reach $9.7 billion by 2021.
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In collaboration with the Berlin-based start-up XAIN, Porsche is currently testing blockchain applications directly in vehicles. This makes the Zuffenhausen-based company the first automobile manufacturer to implement and successfully test blockchain in a car.