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NHS works with Hedera Hashgraph and Everyware to monitor Covid-19 vaccine storage

The National Health Service (NHS) is working with Hedera Hashgraph and digital asset tracking and monitoring provider Everyware to monitor cold storage equipment being used to store Covid-19 vaccines. Certain Covid-19 vaccines, such as the vaccine developed by Pfizer which was approved for use in the UK in December, require exact cold storage for ideal…

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Covalent and IBM partnership looks to fashion sustainability through blockchain

IBM and fashion brand Covalent are teaming up to explore the carbon footprint and supply chain of the latter’s products. Covalent, a brand recently launched by sustinabile technology provider Newlight Technologies, provides fasion accessories, including eyewear and handbags. The company’s products are made using AirCarbon, a biomaterial which is meltable and can be used as…

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BitMart’s 2020 cryptos of the year report: LRC, EWT, INJ among tokens nominated

Digital assets trading platform provider BitMart has released its Cryptos of the Year 2020 report – and considered that while Bitcoin remains on top, altcoins will move forward in 2021. The study, which reviewed all coins listed on the BitMart platform, cited 10 coins to consider based on popularity with investors, return rate, and potential…

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SIMBA Chain secures $1.5 million Navy contract for blockchain demand sensing

SIMBA Chain, an Indiana-based blockchain technology provider, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract from the US Office of Navy Research to ‘design and build a blockchain solution to enable demand sensing.’ The contract, which falls under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II branch, will see SIMBA Chain develop a demand sensing solution…

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Everledger and Rare Carat continue partnership for blockchain diamond provenance

Rare Carat, a jewellery marketplace provider, and blockchain technology firm Everledger are teaming up to deliver greater transparency and sustainability information on diamonds in the former’s marketplace. The companies noted the latest Everledger platform ‘specifically aids demand generation for retailers searching for diamonds based on their sustainability efforts, credentials and compliance standards’, as well as…

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ISACA offers guidance for enterprise blockchain initiatives with new framework

ISACA, the association focused on security and governance for IT professionals, is looking at how enterprises can safely make the most of blockchain technologies with the launch of a new framework. The framework, which can be found in the Blockchain Framework and Guidance report, looks to help enterprises answer three questions with regard to implementation:…

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SFOX and UPA team up to make UPCO2 carbon credit token globally available

Another project begins to make use of blockchain technology for sustainability: crypto prime broker SFOX and Universal Protocol Alliance (UPA) are coming together to make a carbon credit token globally accessible. Universal Carbon (UPCO2) is marketed as the world’s first tradeable REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries) carbon credit token.…

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Jaguar Land Rover invests in Circulor for blockchain-based supply chain sustainability

InMotion, the venture capital arm of Jaguar Land Rover, has announced an undisclosed investment in blockchain technology provider Circulor. Circulor, based in the United Kingdom and Ireland, offers ‘traceability as a service’, to enable tracing of raw materials throughout a global supply chain. Using a combination of GPS, biometrics and QR codes, as well as…

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Ford says blockchain and ‘dynamic geofencing’ can improve city air quality

A new study from Ford has argued blockchain technologies can help with hybrid electric vehicles for cleaner air in urban centres. The pan-European research collated more than 400,000 kilometres of data through Ford Transit and Tourneo PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) across three countries. In Cologne, a municipal fleet trial aimed to show how blockchain…

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Cardano is ‘building bridges’ to Ethereum with new KEVM testnet

Cardano is launching a new KEVM (K Ethereum Virtual Machine) to build a bridge with the leading smart contract platform’s developers. Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, was a co-founder of Ethereum.  Disagreements over Ethereum’s direction led Hoskinson to create Cardano, taking a more academic approach to its development and fixing the…