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Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
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As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

Booz Allen Shows the Possibilities of Blockchain to Solve Opioid Epidemic

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In the business world, blockchain is certainly the latest business craze. In fact, a recent study by PwC found 84 percent of surveyed executives said they have at least some involvement with blockchain technology. And although most sustainability practitioners see the possibilities of blockchain specifically around supply chain and transparency, the opportunity goes far beyond this. Now, one company is harnessing blockchain to solve a growing social issue.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases Blockchain Guidelines to Drive Alignment in Mineral Supply Chain Due Diligence

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions.

Blockchain vs. Opioids: Booz Allen Hosts HACKtheEPIDEMIC for Solutions

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A blockchain is a shared database that normally records the exchange of information, money, goods, or services. However, can this technology be used in the fight against opioid addiction, an epidemic in which an average of 115 Americans die of overdoses each day? 

Using Blockchain Technology to Solve Global Problems

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Mariana Dahan, Founder and CEO of the World Identity Network. She recently spoke as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT series.

Akoin Team Discuss Blockchain & SDGs during General Assembly Week

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On Monday 24th of September 2018, the Akoin team arrived in New York City for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly week.

In a week filled with insightful content delivered by global social activists and world leaders, blockchain emerged as an early trend and was noticed for its ability to change the world of social impact as we know it.

Blockchain for Social Impact Summit

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October 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - ICO Impact Group client Akoin is proud to be speaking at Serendipia’s Blockchain for Social Impact Summit on October 4th in san francisco.

How UPS is Building a Blockchain-Ready Business

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Controls designed to promote traceability can drive up processing time and cost.

Blockchain technology can address these twin challenges.

A blockchain is a secure, distributed digital ledger with records that resist duplication and forgery. It can be used to keep track of any information or assets, from transportation containers to digital currencies.

Ten Blockchain Events You Won't Want to Miss

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If you attended the World Trade Center Blockchain Summer Edition Forum in New York last month, you heard Ryan Scott, Founding Partner of ICO Impact Group and CEO of AKoin.io, lead an engaging discussion about innovations in the field of cryptocurrency, how blockchain is different, what to look for in blockchain investments, and what possi

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