Blockchain 

VeChain Unveils Food Tracing Solution Foodgates at China’s Import Expo

Singapore-based blockchain application platform VeChain has unveiled a new blockchain tracking system for the food and beverage industry. In a blog post on Nov. 7, the company confirmed it was working with food certification group DNV GL and supply chain specialist ASI Group on the project, known as Foodgates. VeChain “direct beneficiary” of pro-blockchain stance The original announcement came at this year’s China International Import Expo (CIIE), being held from 5-10 Nov. in Shanghai. “The immutability of public blockchain coupled with verifiable information makes this solution really unique,” VeChain COO…

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Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usage Iota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iota is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy R&D center Engie Lab Crigen for the demonstration. The demonstration aims to show the public both the source and use of a Jaguar I-Pace’s energy at the Trondheim Powerhouse, the building whose inauguration forms the background…

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Bitcoin 

Uganda to Deploy MediConnect’s Blockchain Platform for Tracing Fake Drugs

The Ugandan government has partnered with blockchain startup MediConnect to trace counterfeit drugs in the country, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 22. The President of Uganda, Yoweri Musevini, Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng, and other government officials granted support for MediConnect’s blockchain-based platform designed to deal with various issues in the pharmaceutical sector. Specifically, the government stated that it would deploy the platform for tracking counterfeit drugs. The platform enables the recording of prescription medication, thus identifying counterfeit drugs and preventing their distribution in…

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Europol Reveals Gamified Coin Tracing Training for Law Enforcement at Crypto Conference

Europol — the law enforcement agency of the European Union — is hosting its sixth cryptocurrency conference, with over 300 crypto experts from law enforcement and the private sector reportedly in attendance. The news was revealed in a Europol press release published on June 14. The conference — organized by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and hosted June 12-14 at the Europol headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands — is allegedly the largest law enforcement crypto event in Europe. Per the press release, the conference focused on opportunities to strengthen cooperation…

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Blockchain 

South Korea Science, Food Ministries to Use Blockchain for Tracing Beef Supply Chain

The South Korean government will use blockchain technology for tracing beef and providing consumers with information from the food supply chain, Yonhap News Agency, the largest news agency in South Korea, reported yesterday, Nov. 20. Blockchain technology has been implemented into the pilot program that is to be launched jointly by the Ministry of Science and ICT and Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. The testing phase of the program is scheduled for December and the official launch of the system is to be in January 2019. According to…

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