A Blockchain baby is born

After experiencing first-hand the effects of fraud in charity, Joseph Thompson, CEO and Co-Found of AID:Tech, set out on a mission to ensure that charitable donations reach their intended beneficiaries using Blockchain technology.  The results are starting to surface, most recently in the addition of a baby to the Blockchain used for tracking medical information of pregnant women in Tanzania.
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The claim for Blockchain in export control

Company faces prosecution for illegally exporting animal poison

Last week news was released on a German company who has been caught illegally exporting large quantities of the poison “Beuthanasia-D” to the United States and Asia.  The poison which is also used for the execution of prisoners on death row has been in short supply in the U.S. for several years; companies have refused to export the chemical to the U.S. in order to avoid supporting its use for executions.
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Warum der faizod.Blockchain-GPS-Tracker?

Gegenwärtig durchläuft ein Produkt auf seiner Reise vom Start bis zum Ziel in der immer globaler aufgestellten Welt viele verschiedene Stationen. Da jedes Logistikunternehmen mit seinen eigenen Tracking-Systemen arbeitet, ist es sowohl für den Endkunden als auch für den Hersteller eine Herausforderung, sein Produkt konsequent und lückenlos nachzuverfolgen. So ist die Installation verschiedener Systeme zum tracken notwendig oder es müssen unterschiedlichste Portale genutzt werden, um sein Produkt zu tracken. Dieser Prozess ist sehr aufwendig und teuer. Der Endkunde, Finanzierungspartner, Hersteller, Versicherer und Weitere haben mit bisherigen Systemen ein sehr hohes Risiko. Der faizod.Blockchain-GPS-Tracker minimiert dieses, da die Positionen bekannt sind und manipulationssicher und nachvollziehbar an alle Prozessteilnehmer übermittelt wird. Continue reading

Epic nautical voyage forges ahead with Blockchain

31 days left until the departure of an epic voyage being powered in part by faizod.  On July 29th, 2018 the Open60AAL, the actualization of the “Ant Arctic Lab” project, will depart on a single-handed, non-stop, without assistance trip around the world.  The journey will cover 34,000 nautical miles and set a new sailing record.  The challenge is being undergone to push the envelope in technology, software, and engineering for sailing.
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Insights on the GDPR and what it means for Blockchain

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was instated on May 25th, 2018 as the first piece of data legislation applicable in all of Europe.  Legislators began working on the bill in 2012 as a way to help individuals protect their personal information and give them more control over how their data is used.
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Why is HTC planning to release a Blockchain-Smartphone?

This week HTC announced plans to release a Blockchain-powered smartphone.  HTC will follow in the footsteps of Sirin Labs, which announced similar plans last September.  The phone should provide support for multiple Blockchain networks including Bitcoin and Ethereum, and should have its own build-in universal cryptocurrency wallet.
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Recap: faizod at the Hannover Messe 2018

At the end of April faizod was pleased to collaborate with Bitkom Events in attendance at the Hannover Messe 2018.  The Hannover Messe is one of the world’s largest trade fairs for innovators in industrial technology, and faizod provided information to visitors on how Blockchain technology is changing industrial technology.
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Blockchain Bundesverband welcomes Blockchain in Germany

A new lobby group for Blockchain in Germany recently announced plans to roll out a comprehensive strategy and legal framework for advocacy for welcoming Blockchain technology in Germany. The group sees a very positive future for the technology and sees the lack of regulation and oversight as a hindrance to the growth of the industry in Germany; they hope to help establish a market for the technology.
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