In the Know: This Week’s Blockchain Round-up (August 25, 2017)

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

5 Ways Businesses Are Already Using Blockchains

In 2016, Walmart began using blockchain to follow how pigs from China move through the supply chain to the American table. And now, not just the livestock industry, but the shipping, banking, law and diamond industries are already using blockchain to eliminate middlemen and cut costs.

Read more here, via Fortune.

What Your Company Needs to Know about the Blockchain Movement

All different types of companies are looking to incorporate blockchain from finance, logistics and manufacturing to researching, computing and insurance. By 2021, the blockchain technology market is expected to see a 61.5 percent compound annual growth rate.

Read more here, via Venture Beat.

Pentagon Thinks Blockchain Technology Can be Used as a Cybersecurity Shield

The U.S. military is interested in blockchain technology, as it could be useful for protecting military technology, communications and purchases. Blockchain could help increase departments and units’ entire security across the U.S. military.

Read more here, via The Cointelegraph.