October 2016 Archive

October 25, 2016
Walmart Wants to Apply Blockchain to Other Products Beyond Pork

Trying to make pork products in China safer was just the first step of Walmart’s global plans for blockchain. The pilot unveiled last week uses technology from the Hyperledger project to track pork shipping information, including farm origination details, batch numbers and storage temperatures on a secure blockchain. Over the months ahead, the retail giant wants to expand on that work.

October 3, 2016
Amazon’s Newest Ambition: Competing Directly With UPS and FedEx (WSJ)

To constrain rising shipping costs, the online retailer is building its own delivery operation.