In the Know: Bi-weekly Agritech Round-up (January 4, 2019)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our bi-weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

What to Expect from Blockchain in 2019

Blockchain is predicted to head in new directions in 2019, the year of privacy. Customers are beginning to look for applications that will protect personal information, which will push advancements in privacy-preserving systems for blockchain developers.

Read more here, via TechRepublic.

From Bitcoin to Food Traceability, Blockchain Sparks Broad Interest

A number of food companies, bankers, and pork and beef producers are looking into new ways of using blockchain to help their business in the new year. As information is shared through this technology, industries become more connected and profitable.

Read more here, via Agweb.

Can Blockchain Technology Make Agriculture Safer?

One of the most impactful applications of blockchain could be in food safety, with an increase in traceability of agricultural products. These innovative solutions could ensure product quality and business accountability.

Read more here, via Forbes.

 Using Blockchain Could Improve the Chain of Communication for Food Companies

 Since we don’t know everything about the food we buy or sell, problems such as the recent E. coli contaminations of romaine lettuce begin to arise. With blockchain, transactions are able to be traced as goods travel from producer back to retailer, ensuring safety and quality.

Read more here, via the San Francisco Chronicle.