2 days to go – Jacobo – Medium

  • 2 days to goNew opportunities for journalists and media ownersYesterday we were able to share Diane Francis take on Hubii Network.
  • Today we are proud to announce another committed purchaser of the Hubii Network token — Nick Hugh, Chief Executive Officer of Telegraph Media Group.
  • This June 2017 Nick took on the role for CEO at the Telegraph Media Group.He says about Hubii Network:“I’ve spent a lot of my career developing technology-based revenue streams and I’m naturally very interested in new solutions that help further the development and distribution of quality journalism.
  • The Hubii network approach to content quality and distribution promises to create new opportunities for journalists and media owners alike.
  • Hubii Network is designed with the content creator in mind — but we know that distribution is key and are thus glad to have an expert in both technology and journalism explore our solution.

Yesterday we were able to share Diane Francis take on Hubii Network. Today we are proud to announce another committed purchaser of the Hubii Network token — Nick Hugh, Chief Executive Officer of…
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Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and Others Team With IBM on Blockchain

MT: @IBM Food supply chain firms inc @Nestle @Unilever + Tyson team with IBM on #blockchain

  • CHICAGO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Nestle SA, Unilever Plc, Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
  • Blockchain, which first emerged as the system underpinning cryptocurrency bitcoin, is a shared record of data maintained by a network of computers, rather than a trusted third party.
  • A total of 10 companies said they will share data and run trials with IBM, including Kroger Co, Dole Food Company Inc [DFCI.UL], McCormick & Company Inc, Golden State Foods Corp [GSFDP.UL], Driscoll’s Inc and Berkshire Hathaway’s McLane Co.
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc also is participating and has worked with IBM since October to track the movement of food products.
  • “It is not just about building the technology, it is about building the ecosystem,” Brigid McDermott, vice president for blockchain business development at IBM, said.

Nestle SA, Unilever Plc, Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
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IBM partners with Nestle, Unilever and other food giants to trace food contamination with blockchain

  • IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
  • The corporation announced Tuesday that it would enable global food businesses to use its blockchain network to trace the source of contaminated produce.
  • One in ten people succumb to illness every year due to contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Earlier this month a summit was called by the European Union’s food safety commissioner, after a contamination scare over eggs infected with the pesticide fipronil.
  • IBM said that the problem of consumer health suffering at the hands of toxic food could be solved using its distributed ledger technology, which maintains a digital record of transactions rather than a physical one.

IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
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IBM partners with Nestle, Unilever and other food giants to trace food contamination with blockchain

  • IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
  • The corporation announced Tuesday that it would enable global food businesses to use its blockchain network to trace the source of contaminated produce.
  • One in ten people succumb to illness every year due to contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Earlier this month a summit was called by the European Union’s food safety commissioner, after a contamination scare over eggs infected with the pesticide fipronil.
  • IBM said that the problem of consumer health suffering at the hands of toxic food could be solved using its distributed ledger technology, which maintains a digital record of transactions rather than a physical one.

IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
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Walmart, Kroger, Unilever try IBM blockchain for food data

  • IBM (IBM) has convinced a slew of big-name grocers and consumer brands to try blockchain, the technology that originated with the digital currency Bitcoin in 2009 but is now being applied in a number of business contexts that have nothing to with Bitcoin.
  • Walmart (WMT), Kroger (KR), Unilever (UN), Nestlé, Dole (DOLE), Tyson Foods (TSN), Golden State Foods, and McCormick (MKC) have all joined the collaboration to use IBM blockchain to track food shipments and monitor food safety, IBM announced on Tuesday.
  • This is the second blockchain trial Walmart has done with IBM; the first, nearly a year ago, was to track shipments of pork in China.
  • But if IBM is to be believed, shoppers will benefit from it, because the use of a blockchain to track the shipment and supply chain can “trace contaminated product to its source in a short amount of time and ensure safe removal from store shelves,” according to a press release.
  • But the IBM blockchain, and the blockchains that many financial institutions are building, are slightly different: permissioned, closed, and is a new style of blockchain, and it’s permissioned, and it’s good, and it works,” says Cuomo.

Walmart, Unilever, Nestle, Kroger, Dole, Tyson Foods, and McCormick are all on board with a new IBM blockchain initiative to track shipment data and food safety information over a blockchain.
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IBM partners with Nestle, Unilever and other food giants to trace food contamination with blockchain

  • IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
  • The corporation announced Tuesday that it would enable global food businesses to use its blockchain network to trace the source of contaminated produce.
  • One in ten people succumb to illness every year due to contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Earlier this month a summit was called by the European Union’s food safety commissioner, after a contamination scare over eggs infected with the pesticide fipronil.
  • IBM said that the problem of consumer health suffering at the hands of toxic food could be solved using its distributed ledger technology, which maintains a digital record of transactions rather than a physical one.

IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
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Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain

Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain

  • CHICAGO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Nestle SA (NESN.S), Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s (IBM.N) project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
  • A total of 10 companies said they will share data and run trials with IBM, including Kroger Co (KR.N), Dole Food Company Inc [DFCI.UL], McCormick & Company Inc (MKC.N), Golden State Foods Corp [GSFDP.UL], Driscoll’s Inc and Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRKa.N) McLane Co.
  • A single recall could cost anything from tens of thousands to millions of dollars in lost sales, Wal-Mart’s head of food safety, Frank Yiannas, told Reuters last month.
  • “Yes, the industry is cautious because this could be the next best thing since sliced bread but you wouldn’t say everything was fine and dandy after a trial you had with just two suppliers,” Kroger’s head of food safety Howard Popoola told Reuters.
  • Because blockchain can quickly trace the hundreds of parties involved in the mass production and distribution of food, it is expected to make it easier to identify the source of potential contamination during food safety scares.

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Nestle SA (NESN.S), Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s (IBM.N) project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement
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