In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-up (August 18, 2017)

The world of blockchain is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on this evolving technology.

What’s in my food? DNA sequencing, blockchain provide a closer look

Blockchain will be available to grocers in the coming years, helping to record every time a product moves through the supply chain. This, in turn, will create an immutable digital record of movement from where the food has been.


Read more here, via San Francisco Chronicle.

How Blockchain Could Shape International Trade

Blockchain will be used by businesses and financial institutions, having an overall impact on global commerce. Adopting blockchain could reduce the widespread friction in the global economy, which could benefit importers and exporters who would be granted access to financial backing.

Read more here, via Foreign Affairs.

Blockchain May Give Rise to Even Smarter B2B Marketplaces

As the dot-com boom crested two decades ago, we saw a wide range of online B2B exchanges emerge across key industries, promising electronically delivered communications and trading between hubs, suppliers, customers and other parties. Now, blockchain is entering the enterprise mainstream.

Read more here, via Forbes.