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The German manufacturing company, Bosch, has been involved in a number of initiatives involving the use of Blockchain technology.

In December 2017, Bosch announced by using GPS and Blockchains it was possible to track a vehicle and create a secure record of the mileage a car has travelled. In a study, the European Parliament Research Service reported that incorrect mileage for second-hand vehicles in Europe was at least 50%. Additionally the cost, as a result of fraudulent odometers in second-hand cars traded cross-border in the EU, was estimated to be at least €1.31 billion p.a.

More recently, Bosch, which had revenues of $78.5 billion in 2018, has unveiled how it is advocating the use of Blockchain technology to create an e-car smart-charging system. It has partnered with German electrical utility company, EnBW, for this smart e-car charging. Bosch is also working with Siemens to address the challenges around smart-parking management systems, using Blockchains.

Bosch has a venture with an Austrian energy supplier, Wien Energie, to create a Blockchain-enabled fridge, which will give alerts to your mobile phone should you leave the fridge door open, as well as being able to control the fridge temperature using your mobile phone. It will allow users to see exactly where the energy needed to power the fridge has come from i.e. solar panels, wind farms or traditional power suppliers, and allow you to track how much energy the fridge uses a month.

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Samsung, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer’s new Galaxy S10  has built-in security with secure storage which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.

It also looks like it will allow the use of digital signatures and payments to merchants/shops as well as storing your Crypto currencies. The S10 comes with an upgraded camera system that features “advanced intelligence,” not sure what this means, but rather cool Samsung claim the S10 has the ability to charge other phones wirelessly!

Unfortunately, at $1,995 it is no bargain, but it will enable those on the move to carry out Crypto transactions potentially in a secure manner. The S10 follows on the heels of
HTC EXODUS Blockchain enabled phone, and the Finney Crypto phone that has a cool pop up cold wallet feature from SIRIN Labs. Samsung have been champions of the mass production of high tech consumer electronics, so how long will it be before they start selling more Crypto friendly ways to make dealing in Digital Assets more user friendly?

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Inxeption has designed a blockchain-based e-commerce platform for B2B that catalogs and digitizes product information.

It integrates product design, manufacturing, and supply chain to help companies sell products online, either for the first time or in a scalable, smarter way. UPS and Inxeption will work together to develop new shipping solutions. The platform also features real-time analytics so customers can monitor online sales, and receive real-time order status, and security notifications.

“Inxeption’s technology is attractive to UPS because it helps unlock new efficiencies for customers using B2B e-commerce platforms,” said Kevin Warren, chief marketing officer of UPS. “UPS creates alliances and partnerships to gain market knowledge and position the company as the shipper of choice in e-commerce.”


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SEAT joined Alastria, a multi-industry, semi-public consortium backed by a national network of more than 70 companies and establishments.

These include such major players as banks BBVA and Banco Santander, telecommunications provider Telefónica, energy firm Repsol and professional services company Accenture. The goal of the alliance is to promote the advancement and development of blockchain technology.

As part of the collaboration, SEAT plans to test the benefits of blockchain in the field of finance, aiming to improve and optimize the existing processes and facilitate supply chain management.


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