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Vacancies and job opportunities in the Blockchain sector

In a survey carried out by Deliotte, in 12 countries among 1,386 respondents, it found that 53% of respondents said “Blockchain technology had become a critical priority for their organisation which is a 10% increase on 2018”  and “organizations seem now less concerned about whether the technology will work and have begun to focus on what business models it might disrupt”
Glassdoor, one of the world’s leading job-search websites, has found that demand for Blockchain-related jobs has risen by over 300%, compared to last year. Furthermore, the average Blockchain-related job vacancy in the...


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IBM launch “Trust Your Supplier”  automating the on-boarding of suppliers and buyers
 
IBM has been working closely with the shipping giant, Maersk, to improve the efficiency of the shipping container industry, as over 90% of all goods bought and sold internationallyare moved in shipping containers.
IBM has now teamed up with a Blockchain-specialist company, Chainyard, to launch “Trust Your Supplier” (TYS), and will initially not offer a track and trace facility, but focus on the on-boarding of suppliers and so help make the whole validation process more efficient. The intention is, by using Blockchain technology to create an immutable and decentralised...


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Tokens and Blockchain being used for social good

We have seen many Digital Assets talk about how Blockchain technology can help create a fairer society i.e. democratise investing by tokenisation of illiquid assets such as property or help the unbanked, but what is the reality?
 
 
Well, in 17 cities across South Korea authorities are looking at how they could incentivise commuters to start cycling to work and reward them with tokens. Currently South Korea has only 2% of commuters who cycle, compared to Holland where up to 33% get on their bike to go to work.
Meanwhile, Seoul. in South Korea, is...


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How Blockchain technology is being used to drive consumers back to High Streets and improve the environment!
 
Consumer brands and retailers are under continued pressure from many different sides concurrently. Consumer brands are experiencing increased competition from Asian manufacturers and, at the same time, they are often suffering because of an information asymmetry with ever larger distribution and retail partners. Large organisations, like Amazon and (on-line German fashion retailer)  Zalando, collect and control the data regarding customer behaviour, pricing and product preferences.
The high street is also battling the on-line retailers, which often have an advantage in terms of operating costs, range...


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Structured Data on Blockchains helps Real Estate

University College of London (UCL) which was one of the beneficiaries of Ripple’s $50 millionUniversity Blockchain Research Initiative scheme last year, recently held a conference looking at how Blockchain technology is likely to impact the construction industry. At the event, a leading barrister Jeremy Barnett spoke about how he believed Blockchain technology is able to add tremendous value for the owners of Real Estate.” Take as an example a new shopping center. If all the critical information about the project was held on a Blockchain, the landlord would know at every stage during the construction...


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How Blockchain technology is being used in the energy sector.

Repsol, the Spanish energy company, has recently invested in FinBoot, which is a business with offices in London and Barcelona. FinBoot has been developing a Blockchain-powered platform to improve the efficiency of tracking the multitude of samples that energy companies need to continuously create. Repsol typically has over 60,000 samples it has to create, as refining and transporting petrochemicals requires products to be sampled and checked in order to meet Repsol’s clients’ requirements.“Currently, there is a lot of rework involved in these types of processes where we handle a large number of samples...


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Macdonald’s, Virgin Media and Nestle turn to Blockchain to improve trust and transparency in digital advertising

In the 11thMay 2019 Digital Bytes edition, we looked at how Blockchain technology was being used by Pepsi to help make money being spent on digital advertisingto be more efficient. Pepsi had found that it was paying for “click” advertising, where up to 48% of the “click-throughs” were wasteful. Earlier this year Lucidity, which been working with the International Advertising Board Tech Lab's Blockchain Pilot programto help improve the efficiency and cut down on the waste in digital advertising, claimed:

      Only two out of...


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