Walmart, Kroger, Unilever try IBM blockchain for food data

Walmart, others turn to blockchain for food safety @readDanwrite

  • 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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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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Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China

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  • Walmart, which has global annual revenue of $482 billion, does not break out revenue numbers for China, but a Reuters report from last year suggested that its business in China, where it has more than 400 stores, was slipping.
  • Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China
  • A blockchain is “immutable,” says Ramesh Gopinath, IBM’s VP of blockchain solutions. “
  • The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM ( IBM ) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology that originated with the digital currency bitcoin.
  • As IBM’s Jerry Cuomo told Yahoo Finance last month, the year began with “blockchain tourism running rampant.”

For the first time, Walmart (WMT) is turning to blockchain. The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM (IBM) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology
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Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China

Walmart and IBM will use #blockchain to track pork from China #Walmart #IBM #China #pork

  • As IBM’s Jerry Cuomo told Yahoo Finance last month, the year began with “blockchain tourism running rampant.”
  • Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China
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  • A blockchain is “immutable,” says Ramesh Gopinath, IBM’s VP of blockchain solutions. “
  • The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM ( IBM ) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology that originated with the digital currency bitcoin.

For the first time, Walmart (WMT) is turning to blockchain. The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM (IBM) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology
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Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China

Walmart and IBM will use #blockchain to track pork from China

  • Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China
  • As IBM’s Jerry Cuomo told Yahoo Finance last month, the year began with “blockchain tourism running rampant.”
  • A blockchain is “immutable,” says Ramesh Gopinath, IBM’s VP of blockchain solutions. “
  • The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM ( IBM ) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology that originated with the digital currency bitcoin.
  • Walmart, which has global annual revenue of $482 billion, does not break out revenue numbers for China, but a Reuters report from last year suggested that its business in China, where it has more than 400 stores, was slipping.

For the first time, Walmart (WMT) is turning to blockchain. The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM (IBM) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology
Continue reading “Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China”

Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China

  • Walmart, which has global annual revenue of $482 billion, does not break out revenue numbers for China, but a Reuters report from last year suggested that its business in China, where it has more than 400 stores, was slipping.
  • Walmart and IBM will use blockchain to track pork from China
  • A blockchain is “immutable,” says Ramesh Gopinath, IBM’s VP of blockchain solutions. “
  • The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM ( IBM ) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology that originated with the digital currency bitcoin.
  • As IBM’s Jerry Cuomo told Yahoo Finance last month, the year began with “blockchain tourism running rampant.”

For the first time, Walmart (WMT) is turning to blockchain. The retail giant, which opened a new “food safety collaboration center” in Beijing today, will partner up with IBM (IBM) and Tsinghua University to track the pork supply chain in China using blockchain, the decentralized, open ledger technology
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