Carrefour expérimente la Blockchain sur la purée Mousline

Crédits – Hebi B. via Pixabay CC Depuis le 15 avril dernier, il est désormais possible de tracer les informations relatives à la célèbre purée Mousline. Inscrits dans une démarche de transparence avec leurs consommateurs, Carrefour et Nestlé ont lancé la toute première Blockchain sur une marque nationale en Europe. …

Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is working with Microsoft and more than a dozen businesses, research organizations and industry consortiums to create a blockchain-neutral business-focused Token Taxonomy Framework. In essence, the group is working to universally define in non-technical terms what a token is – regardless of the blockchain platform …

What’s a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

A cryptocurrency wallet is a piece of software that keeps track of the secret keys used to digitally sign cryptocurrency transactions for distributed ledgers. Because those keys are the only way to prove ownership of digital assets – and to execute transactions that transfer them or change them in some …

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

In two separate announcements last week, Google and Linux’s Hyperledger project launched tools aimed at enabling secure identity management for enterprises via mobile and other devices. Google unveiled five upgrades to its BeyondCorp cloud enterprise security service that enables identity and access management for employees, corporate partners, and customers. [ …

Visa and Coinbase team up on crypto-backed debit card

In another example of how fiat and digital currencies are converging in the financial services industry, Visa on Thursday unveiled a debit card that lets users buy things with fiat money converted from cryptocurrency stored in online wallets. The new Coinbase Card is directly tied to a person’s cryptocurrency balance in …

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

More than half of tax and finance executives are interested in adopting technology to automate routine tasks, but most are not considering blockchain as a solution because of a lack of resources, funding and technological capabilities, according to KPMG. The company this week released data from a February survey of …

Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached

Mirroring an uptick in job openings across the IT industry, blckchain professionals remain in high demand, especially for staff and middle manager positions, according to a new job market report from Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that conducts regular industry surveys. “With 20,600 new IT jobs created in the …

The top 10 companies and cities for blockchain developers

Blockchain jobs remain hot in the U.S., though some parts of the country are hotter than others. According to new data from Austin-based job search site Indeed, there was a 90% increase in blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency job postings between February 2018 and February 2019. [ Related: How blockchain is …

With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

Apple’s Monday announcement of a credit card – the Apple Card – represented a natural progression of the company’s journey into financial services that began with the Apple Wallet app and its contactless digital payment service, Apple Pay. Apple The Apple Card, as described by the company this week, will …

Bumble Bee CIO: Blockchain is better than a database for tracking tuna

Bumble Bee is now using SAP’s blockchain cloud platform to track yellowfin tuna, enabling anglers, buyers, pre-processors and canners to track the movement of fish from origin to packaging via a transparent, real-time supply chain platform. The data is available by scanning a QR code on the packaging. The first …

How blockchain is becomming the 5G of the payment industry

As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting a sea change for the financial services industry. “I think you’re starting to see a growing consensus,” said Matt Savare, a partner who works in the …

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting a sea change for the financial services industry. “I think you’re starting to see a growing consensus,” said Matt Savare, a partner who works in the …

Pourquoi les directeurs financiers misent désormais sur l’IA, le machine learning et le RPA

Les directeurs financiers misent de plus en plus sur l’intelligence artificielle, l’apprentissage machine, l’automatisation des processus robotiques (RPA), l’analyse de données et la blockchain. Pourquoi ? Pour automatiser et optimiser les coûts selon un sondage Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton et CFO Research ont mené un sondage aux Etats-Unis auprès de …

EthCC 2019 – L’écosystème Ethereum se construit avec “Serenity”

Du 5 au 7 mars 2019 s’est tenue à Paris l’Ethereum Community Conference (#EthCC 2). Durant ces trois jours, plus de 250 conférenciers français et internationaux et 1100 participants ont partagé leur passion pour la décentralisation et l’écosystème Ethereum. Des développeurs, hackers, designers, économistes, dirigeants d’entreprises, institutionnels et même des …

Facebook’s blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill ‘fake news’

Facebook is developing its own cryptocurrency for payments, according to at least two reports, a move that has the potential to make the social network billions of dollars while also helping to eliminate fake news and bots. Although the social media giant has not publicly commented on reports from Bloomberg …

IBM launches global blockchain-based payments network

IBM today unveiled Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) for regulated financial firms. The blockchain-based network will offer a new way for near real-time  cross-border payment exchange and international settlement. (The settlements can be done in five to 10 seconds.) The network is currently …

These P2P blockchain-based services want your computer – and they’ll pay you

Utilizing blockchain’s decentralized architecture, smart contracts and cryptocurrency applications, an emerging ecosystem of start-ups is now offering to pay companies and consumers for their computers’ unused storage capacity and network bandwidth. The companies, which use blockchain’s peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture to deploy software to disparate computers or servers, then offer services …

Blockchain marches steadily into global financial transaction networks

The organization behind most of the world’s cross-border money and security transfers is deploying a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) for clients’ shareholders to use in electronic voting. SWIFT said this week it will jointly conduct the PoC in the Asia Pacific region with securities software provider SLIB and the Singapore Exchange …

Global blockchain spending to hit $12.4B by 2022; finance sector leads growth

The largest chunk of worldwide spending on new blockchain networks – nearly $2.9 billion this year – will come from the financial sector, where banking, securities and investment services, and insurance industries will invest more than $1.1 billion, according to a new IDC report. The research firm also noted that …

The difference between blockchain and a database explained

Blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been touted as the answer for just about every transactional issue facing the world today – from payment processing and supply chain tracking to digital identities and copyright protection. Databases, however, have been serving those same use cases for decades. They record how much …