An open mobility ecosystem, Car eWallet ( an application for all smartphones and indeed, communicate through the car screen) has shared its plan to utilize IBM blockchain technology for car-related transactions into the central doorway. The wallet will facilitate the cars to record the transactions for tolls, parking, fuel and insurance automatically as blockchain could offer a more reliable, fast and centralized option.
IBM has tripled the total number of blockchain patents it has secured in USA. The co-founder of crypto and blockchain PR company GuerillaBuzz, Yuval Halevi revealed, “In just one year the number of IBM blockchain patents has grown by 300%. When one of the largest companies in the world (366,000 employees) spends so much of their resources on developing a blockchain department, this tells a lot about the market potential.”
An announcement has been made by ORGANO that they have participated in IBM Food Trust to offer all network participants a safer and reliable food ecosystem. The managing director of Global Strategy of ORGANO, Leonard Chin explained, “Treating trust as a product ingredient and prioritizing trust as highly as any other ingredient of our products creates new opportunities for ORGANO around the world.”
A partnership has been established between IBM and Azerbaijan’s government as a part of the initiative to bring blockchain technology to customs procedures. Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee, Safar Mehdiyev explained: “It will be useful for both entrepreneurs and customs authorities, as it will improve the quality of customs services provided.”
A partnership made between IBM and a metal producer based in Russia, Nornickel with the vision of launching an educational program in the blockchain. The agreement reported was signed on last June 6th at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum attended by Nornickel’s VP Sergey Batehin, IBM’s general manager in Russia and CIS countries Iris Dzeba, and the MIPT’s rector Nikolay Kudryavtsev.
The Director of Digital Innovation Business Development for IBM Japan, Tsuyoshi Hirayama has expressed his opinion that blockchain adoption will depend on project and industry. Hirayama then explained, “Hyperledger background and Amazon Web Services experience could also help IBM in catalyzing innovation. IBM maintains the highest blockchain technology adoption rate and holds the best financial customers.”
A press release has been published the Ecuador-based Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) that they have joined the IBM’s Food Trust Ecosystem. Director of SSP Pamela Nath explained, “Our aim is to have SSP premium quality shrimp in supermarkets and on menus where the consumer can scan the QR code and find out which farm it is from, how it was farmed, and key indicators on its food safety and sustainability profile.”
A new agreement has been signed between technology giant company, IBM and Lenovo, a Chinese PC maker so that the blockchain technology by IBM will be implemented to the customer service process at Lenovo’s Data Center Group. In Lenovo’s recent article it explained that its blockchain solution will be based on its industry-leading ThinkSystem data center infrastructure portfolio of server, storage, networking and software products.
One of the largest automotive manufacturing company based in German, Volkswagen has shared that they’re going to adopt the IBM Blockchain technology for tracking its mineral supply chain. The blockchain technology by IBM will allow the company to track their mineral supply chain process as well for providing a reliable record for the mineral sourcing. This move is also aimed to achieve the various standard and compliances set out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The IBM Food Trust Network, a blockchain powered initiative by IBM has recently welcomed a new partner, Albertsons grocery chain. The IBM Food Trust GM, Raj Rao commented, “We have met a number of milestones that show the path toward transforming the end-to-end food system. Today, we are further scaling the network to bring blockchain-based traceability to an even wider cross-section of retailers, suppliers and end consumers.”