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EWF launches world’s first open source blockchain for the energy industry

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By Jennifer Runyon [Content Director and Conference Chair, DISTRIBUTECH International] The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) this week announced that it has launched the world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector: the Energy Web Chain (EW Chain). As a refresher, blockchain allows for peer-to-peer energy market transactions.More than 10 EWF Affiliates —…
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Federal Bank is partnering with #Ripple to enable blockchain-powered remittances

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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Payments Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Major Indian bank Federal Bank is partnering with distributed ledger fintech Ripple to enable blockchain-powered remittances, according to a letter issued by the bank. Business Insider Intelligence…
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#Carrefour put cheese on the #blockchain and it’s going grate

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French supermarket giant Carrefour is ready to sell blockchain-enabled cheese. Carrefour will soon allow customers to scan QR codes embedded in the packaging of its Rocamadour CQL fromage to learn more about the products origin, reports European Supermarket …
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#Microsoft teams up with JP Morgan to shill enterprise blockchains

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Microsoft and American bank JP Morgan are teaming up to make it easier to put enterprise businesses on the blockchain. Yesterday, Microsoft announced, that it’s partnered with the American banking giant to try to spearhead the adoption of JPM’s enterprise variant of the Ethereum blockchain, Quorum. The partnership will integrate the Quorum distributed ledger into…
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3 Areas Where #Blockchain Will Propel the Drone Industry Forward

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A handful of technologies have dominated industry and media conversations as of late. You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the hype around things like AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR – and more recently – blockchain. Blockchain garnered mass attention during the meteoric rise (and subsequent fall) of the cryptocurrency markets in late…