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California Giant Berry Farms Joins IBM Food Trust Blockchain Tracking System

U.S. berry producer California Giant Berry Farms joined the blockchain-based food tracking solution IBM Food Trust.Fruit and vegetable news outlet The Packer reported on May 17 that California Giant will use a blockchain to share data between all the points of its supply chain. The firm employs Glassbit’s Glasschain IBM

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Japan’s Top Credit Card Issuer Building Blockchain Payment System

The biggest credit card issuer in Japan, JCB, has partnered with technology accelerator TECHFUND to build a sustainable transaction system on the blockchain.According to a May 15 statement released by JCB, the partnership will utilize TECHFUND's expertise on security token offerings (STOs) and staking to create a new platform for

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Block.one Awarded Patent for DLT-Based Social Media Bidding System

Block.one, the company behind the EOSIO protocol (EOS), has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based bidding system for promotional exposure tied to popular social media posts.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent on April 28. Block.one filed with the office during May 2019.The patent, which Block.one describes

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Colorado Hospital Patient Information System Hit by Crypto Ransomware

Hackers have infected the infrastructure of Parkview Medical Center — the largest health center in Pueblo County, Colorado — with cryptocurrency ransomware.Citing a hospital employee, Fox News reported on April 24 that Meditech — the Parkview Medical Center’s system for storing patient information — was infected with ransomware and rendered

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Major Airline AirAsia Launches Blockchain-Driven Cargo Booking System

Teleport, the logistics division of major airline, AirAsia, has launched a blockchain-based cargo booking system called Freightchain.According to an April 16 announcement, Freightchain is “the world’s first digital air cargo network run on blockchain.” The network — which is launching today — allows shippers or freight forwarders to instantly book

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New Details of Reddit’s Unconfirmed ERC-20-Based Points System Emerge

More details appear to have leaked regarding Reddit’s rumored Ethereum (ETH)-based “Community Points” system. A video posted to the platform purports to show a draft of FAQ copy explaining how the system will work.If authentic, the video appears to confirm that Reddit is preparing to launch a reputational currency

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‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Author Says Gold, Silver, and Bitcoin Lie Outside the System

Millionaire businessman and author of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, mentioned Bitcoin (BTC) numerous times in a podcast interview with Morgan Creek Digital co-founder, Anthony Pompliano, referring to the asset as an escape.“The reason I endorse Bitcoin is because is just for one frickin reason —

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