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Big Business Jumps on the Blockchain Bandwagon

Blockchain is getting serious attention, exploration and adoption from some of the most well known names in the business world. Alongside infrastructure systems (such as https://www.mirantis.com/software/docker/container-management/), this technology can prove to be a powerful asset for companies to employ.

Big Biz on the blockchain

* Apple patents a blockchain secure timestamp, which stops hackers. (Coinstaker.com)

* Coca-cola & USA’s State Department plan to use Blockchain to eliminate forced labor. (reuters.com)

* Google: developing its own blockchain to differentiate its cloud service from competition. (bloomberg.com)

* IBM to release world’s smallest computer chip & their Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to be used to very authenticity in supply chains. (ibm.com)

* JD: Alibaba’s main competitor in China wants to use blockchain for supply chain authentication, fight fraud, protect food, secure data, settle & process finance. (businessinsider.com.au)

* Mastercard hiring 175 new technology developers, including blockchain specialists. (coindesk.com)

* Oracle Launches Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Cloud Service (oracle.com). Which reminds me, do you use Oracle to manage your data? If so, this oracle date format guide might be helpful. Essentially, businesses conduct transactions across different time zones. Consequently, the datetime and interval datatypes and time zone support used by Oracle make it possible to store consistent information about the time of events and transactions.

* Porsche to use blockchain for: secure vehicle access, autonomous driving, faster & transparent data transfers. (newsroom.porsche.com)

* Salesforce plans to integrate blockchain & cryptocurrency for Customer Relation Management (CRM) with Salesforce CPQ & Dapps. (salesforce.com)

* Swiss UBS bank & UK-based Barclays apply blockchain technology to expedite their back-office operations and settlements. (coinschedule.com)

* UPS joins the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), which is developing blockchain standards for the freight industry. (pressroom.ups.com)

* Walmart files patent for Blockchain-Based smart package tracking system, authorization & controlled environment protection. (infoq.com)

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Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

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