Coffee Giant Behind Folgers, Café Bustelo Taps IBM for Track-and-Trace Blockchain

IBM is giving its blockchain track-and-trace capabilities the social-impact treatment with a provenance application that enables coffee drinkers to directly assist the smallholders who farmed the beans. Announced Wednesday, IBM has teamed up with J. M. Smucker Company – the $12.2 billion food giant behind coffee brands like Folgers, Café Bustelo and Dunkin’ – to trace […]

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IBM Spawns Blockchain for Norwegian Salmon Fisheries

The Norwegian Seafood Association has teamed up with IBM and Atea, a technology firm focused on the internet of things (IoT), to create a blockchain-based track-and-trace system. The project aims to prove the provenance of sustainably farmed salmon in Norway. Following a successful pilot, five high-quality fish farming operations are now ready to start running […]

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Korean Actor Invests in Blockchain Seafood Trade Startup

Popular South Korean actor and businessman Bae Yong-joon has invested an undisclosed sum in blockchain-based seafood trade startup Seamon. Revealing the news exclusively to CoinDesk Korea, Seamon head Lee Jung-hoon said that, while he cannot disclose the amount of Bae’s investment, it is “a meaningful amount” worth “more than tens of millions” of South Korean […]

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