WWF to track quality of products using blockchain

World Wildlife Fund partnered with ConsenSys, TraSeable, Sea Quest Fiji and Viant to track quality of fish using blockchain, and prevent illegal fishing that can deplete the tuna population
09 January 2018   278

The World Widelife Fund for Nature, an international non-governmental organization, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment, has announced its partnership with ConsenSys, communications technology partner TraSeable, tuna fishing and processing company Sea Quest Fiji, and blockchain company Viant.

The partnership was made in order to prevent the illegal fishing that can reduce the tuna population. SeaQuest Fiji will launch a verification system based on blockchain, which will record the "voyage of tuna from seafaring vessel to grocer, beginning with tagging the catch with radio-frequency identification e-tags".

From the moment the fish comes aboard the vessel the blockchain technology captures their journey in a digital manner and allows every person through the supply chain to see the story of that fish.

Brett Haywood

Chief executive officer, Sea Quest

The certification system, provided by blockchain-based platform for modeling business processes Viant aims to provide a detailed way to verify a fish’s journey from the ocean to the market.

We see blockchain technology as being able to step up the transparency in the supply chain, which previously was difficult or quite expensive to do.

Dermot O'Gorman

Chief executive officer, WWF Australia

It is reported that WWF is currently exploring the idea of blockchain technology and may apply it in other sectors of industry and fundraising initiatives, eventually aiming to use it more widely.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   214

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.