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   597

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.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
21 February 2018   26

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.