Posts tagged "Blockchain"

Blockchain trialed for sea cucumber traceability in Japan

[28 January/SeafoodSource] The distributed ledge technology, Blockchain (originally created in the development of cryptocurrency) is being used by a Japanese government backed organisation to develop food traceability projects, including a tracking tool for sea cucumber. Japan has been a leader in the adoption of cryptocurrency trading and their government continues to encourage the growth by...

Food & Ag Was Noticeably Absent from CES, But the Leaders Know It’s Coming

[17 January/AgFunder] Two high profile food innovations grabbed attention at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – IBM’s blockchain initiative with Walmart and Impossible Foods’ meat-free burger (the new Impossible 2.0 Burger was named by tech publisher Digital Trends as the Top Tech of CES) however other food technology was notably absent. The...

ASB, Greenlea claim blockchain first with meat export deal

[1 November/NZ Herald] ASB says that Greenlea Premier Meats used its new ‘single trade window’ service to process an export deal with a large Korean customer, a transaction the bank says is a landmark as the blockchain based service meant digital payment and paperwork for the deal were wrapped up in an hour. The transaction...

Rotorua agri-tech event focuses on digital technologies

[24 November/ NZ Herald] MobileTECH 2018 is one of New Zealand’s largest agri-tech events and would invite technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors to discuss themes including artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data. MobileTECH Programme Manager, Ken Wilson said the event would continue to be a platform for change and...

Someone Figured Out How to Put Tomatoes on a Blockchain

[9 November/Bloomberg Technology] Ripe.io is a startup utilising blockchain technology to track the ripeness, colour and flavour of tomato crops. They plan to expand their technology to all aspects of the agriculture industry. Founders Raja Ramachandran and Phil Harris met while working on Wall Street and were intrigued by how blockchain was changing the finance...

From Bitcoin to Agriculture: How Can Farmers Benefit from Blockchain

 [29 August/ AgFunder News] Blockchain is a technology that allows users to transfer assets between each other without the need for a trusted intermediary. As each exchange was recorded on a ledger that was shared by all users, it could be relied upon to provide a transparent view into the details of the assets, including...