IBM and Maersk to improve trade using blockchain

Maersk shipping company and IBM announced on January 16 that they will open a company to provide more efficient methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology
16 January 2018   777

IBM, American multinational technology company headquartered in New York, and Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services, have announced their partnership on January 16, 2018.

The aim of the partnership is to build a new company, which will develop global trade digitization platform built on open standards, designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem, and the one which will "address the need to provide more transparency and simplicity in the movement of goods across borders and trading zones".

The two main goals of the new project are stated as follows:

  • A shipping information pipeline, which should provide supply chain visibility and security of information about shipment
  • Paperless Trade, which should digitize paperwork to reduce the time and cost for clearance and cargo movement

Moreover, Maersk shipping company and IBM plan to establish an advisory board of industry experts to develop the platform and provide open standards.

Texas to host BitBlockBoom conference

Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency conference BitBlockBoom will be held on July 14 - 15 to discuss the disruptive technology
19 May 2018   46

Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals are going to convene in Irving, TX on July 14 through July 15. Brightest minds in crypto will be talking about the true meaning of Bitcoin, the promise of a distributed ledgers, and the potential of decentralization. First wave of speakers are as follows:

The conference will be held at the Study USA. Here is what the event says about itself:

Invest in yourself. Learning about cryptocurrency today is like learning HTML in the 1990s. With the proper training you can have a career spanning decades. With the proper knowledge you can avoid scams and discover opportunities to prosper in this new industry.

The event is sponsored by Crypto Unicorn Money. To learn more about the event, you can visit the official page here.