Blockchain Advocate Named Japan’s Minister of Science, Technology and IT

Job Appointments | October 5, 2018 By:

Blockchain backer Takuya Hirai has been appointed as Japan’s Minister of Science, Technology, and IT, a cabinet position.

Hirai, one of the composers for the Japanese law legalizing and regulating crypto exchanges, will oversee official government policy towards financial technologies. He was formerly chairperson of the Liberal Democratic Party’s IT Strategy Special Committee,


Pacific International Lines, IBM Partner To Create Electronic Bill Of Lading Using Blockchain

Blockchain, News | October 4, 2018 By:

Singapore-based shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has teamed with IBM to explore how blockchain technology can enhance the documentation process in supply chain management.

Founded by Chinese entrepreneur Chang Yun Chung in 1967, PIL is the world’s ninth top containership operator and one of the largest ship-owners in South-east Asia.