IBM, KPMG, Merck And Walmart Selected By US FDA To Develop Blockchain Network

Blockchain, News | June 14, 2019 By:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has chosen IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart to create a blockchain network that allows real-time monitoring of pharmaceutical products.

The initiative is part of FDA’s program that explores innovative and emerging approaches for the tracing and verification of prescription products.


Brazilian Payment System To Integrate Blockchain-Powered Digital ID Platform

Blockchain, Innovation, News | June 4, 2019 By:

A blockchain-based identity solution powered by Hyperledger Fabric will reportedly be integrated into the Brazilian Payments System (SPB).

The identity solution was co-developed by tech giant IBM and CIP, Brazil’s Interbank Payment Clearing House. The solution is designed to authenticate and verify digital identities for users’ bank accounts by using an individual’s mobile phone and SIM card information in combination with other smartphone-derived personal data.


Volkswagen Joins IBM-Led Initiative To Track Cobalt Supply Chains Using Blockchain

Blockchain, News | April 22, 2019 By:

German automaker Volkswagen is joining an IBM-led initiative that uses blockchain technology to increase efficiency, sustainability and transparency in global mineral supply chains.

The IBM-led blockchain initiative, which include Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt and LG Chem along with co-founding responsible sourcing specialists RCS Global Group,