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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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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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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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