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Blockchain and 3D Printing Are Reinventing Aerospace Supply Chains

Blockchain, like many other emerging technologies, is enthusiastically touted as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Perhaps because of its relation to cryptocurrency or the narrative prophecies that surround them both, blockchain draws both criticism and praise from a staggering array of sectors. However, with the big blockchain push from Chinese President Xi …

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Singaporean Gov’t Blockchain Platform Facilitates $15.7 Million in Fundraising

The Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform Tribe has helped raise another $15.7 million for participating companies through its ecosystem. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 2, Tribe Accelerator revealed that a total of $28 million had been raised to date to support start-ups from around the world attempting to solve real-world problems with …

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Study: Blockchain Can Reduce Food Fraud By $31 Billion Within 5 Years

The food industry could save up to $31 billion in global fraud savings by tracking food on its way from farms to consumers via the blockchain. A Nov. 25 study by Juniper Research reveals that blockchain technology, in combination with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and trackers, will greatly reduce retailers’ costs by streamlining supply …

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IBM Files A Blockchain Patent For Fighting Package Theft By Drone

IBM has filed for a patent of a system that uses blockchain technology to prevent drone-enabled package theft. According to a filing published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Nov. 12, IBM will track drone altitude using an Internet of Things (IoT) altimeter, while continuously uploading that data to a blockchain …

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Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

<div class=”article-intro”><strong>Update</strong>: It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US, meaning most Ars staffers are on the <a href=”https://arstechnica.com/staff/2019/11/dealmaster-all-the-best-black-friday-2019-tech-deals-we-can-find/”>lookout for deals</a> rather than potential stories. With folks off for the holiday, we’re resurfacing this consumer tech classic from the archives—a look at why we’re not all trying to buy an IBM PS/10 today and updating …

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Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk

Nothing is more important to new parents than the safety of their infants, and food giants Nestle and Carrefour aim to use blockchain to help appease that instinct. Following on from a previous food tracking effort by the two companies, based on IBM’s Food Trust platform, Nestle and Carrefour will track baby milk products and provide consumers with …

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IBM Expects a Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Within 5 Years

73% of leading global banks have claimed that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) should be available “under all circumstances” in a new study. “CBDC will substitute much more easily for cash” According to a joint report conducted by tech giant IBM and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), global central banks now admit …

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SoftBank to Develop Cross-Carrier Blockchain Payments With IBM Tech

SoftBank is teaming up with IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain solutions, with the focus on technologies that will allow smartphone users to make local payments when traveling overseas and roaming. According to an Oct. 22 announcement, SoftBank said it will be working with IBM as well as blockchain startup TBCASoft that develops cross-carrier blockchain networks in …

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TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution. New cross-carrier system Per the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly …

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 14–20 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen another week of major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with the Mexican government announcing a new alliance to support the development of blockchain initiatives. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Mexican government announces an alliance to support local …

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