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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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Swiss company forges cancer drug expiration date – could Blockchain have changed the story?

News this week reported on a court case in Switzerland involving a company that has allegedly been forging the expiration date of a cancer drug for several years. The drug was dispensed to 23 people in Swiss hospitals, including 15 children. The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, is taking the company to court arguing that the drug put patients’ health at risk.
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Penske joins BiTA to explore Blockchain in shipping

This week shipping giant Penske announced that they have joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA). Several weeks ago UPS announced their decision to join the alliance (read more here), which was formed last year. BiTA is made up of a number of logistics companies exploring the potential for Blockchain in the industry, as well as promoting education about the technology in the transportation industry.
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UPS enters Blockchain alliance

On Tuesday UPS officials reported their decision to joining the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA).  This alliance is made up of a number of logistics companies seeking to examine the benefits that Blockchain has to offer in the industry.  The alliance has been formed in response to enormous growth in the shipping industry putting strains on its foundations.
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Walmart and JD.com implement Blockchain for food safety and traceability

This week Walmart and JD.com announced today a new effort to improve food safety and traceability using Blockchain technology.  These two companies along with IBM and Tsinghua University have formed the “Blockchain Food Safety Alliance,” which will seek to find solutions for improving food tracking and safety in China.  This will be an extension of previous collaborative efforts to improve tracking of pork products.
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