How Blockchain Can Address Food Waste And Hunger

According to the World Food Program (via KPMG ), 821 million people — nearly 1 in 9 on the planet — go to bed on an empty stomach. At the same time, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization reports that around 14% of the world’s food is lost before reaching the retail level — this can happen in on-farm activities, storage and transportation. So, on one hand we have nearly a billion people who […]




2019 Will Go Down as the Year of Blockchain-Based Food Supply Management

As we approach the end of 2019, it’s clear that the year in distributed ledgers was marked by a sharp increase in the practical application of blockchain-based tracking technologies worldwide, highlighted by applications in the supply chains used by major supermarkets and grocery stores. A major player in this new wave of development has been IBM’s Food Trust platform. Initially making its debut in late 2018, the platform had already signed on several food […]



Walmart files patent for blockchain drones

The retail giant Walmart has filed a patent application for a drone-to-drone communications protocol using blockchain technology. The solution would encrypt parameters of one drone and store that information on a blockchain to deliver to a second drone. The patented technology would be able to detect when the second drone is close to the first drone and act accordingly by “retrieving the encrypted operational parameters of the first drone from the block of the […]

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Across many different industries, drones represent a whole host of opportunities. Here’s a list of their top 7 civilian uses: 1.Retail (drone deliveries) 2.Transportation (two-seater drones are currently in their trial phase) 3.Entertainment (this includes a rise in drone sports/races) 4.Agriculture (they can monitor land, spray crops, and even herd cattle) 5.Search and Rescue (drones a safe alternative for search and rescue missions) 6.Security (their bird’s eye view makes them the ultimate surveillance tool) 7.Construction (3D mapping, aerial surveys, job site safety, and commercial filming) Drones have a wide-variety of uses, with this technology representing the future for many industries. If you would like to make use of drone technology within the construction sector – this is where SAS can be of assistance. Please contact us for a consultation +44 7568308994 / [email protected] #droneuses #dronefacts #dronenews #sas #specialairsurveys #dronedelivery #dronedeliveries #dronetransport #dronesecurity #dronesurveilance #droneraces #droneentertainment #dronenews #dronelife #dronesports #dronefarming #dronetechnology #droneagriculture #drones #drone #dronepilots #dronephotography #dronefilming #droneconsultants #droneservices #dronesurveys #aerialsurveys #uavsurveys

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project44 bags Amazon and Walmart

project44, the Chicago-based visibility solution provider, has secured major contracts with Amazon ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Walmart ( NYSE: WMT ), two of the world’s largest retailers, FreightWaves has learned. These customer acquisitions are significant not only because of the retailers’ respective scales but also because both Amazon and Walmart have reputations for supply chain innovation. Both companies are major drivers of technology adoption in the supply chain, from Amazon’s robotic warehouses to […]

Walmart China deploys VeChainThor blockchain to ensure food safety

Today, the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform, built on the VeChainThor blockchain , was announced at the 2019 China Products Safety Publicity Week Traceability System Construction Seminar. This seminar was jointly organized by Walmart China and the CCFA in Beijing. The announcement was in combination with Walmart China, China Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), PwC, Inner Mongolia Kerchin Co., Ltd., and VeChain. The announcement of the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform came with the […]


Blockchain Networks Are the Next Big Step For Retail and E-Commerce Companies

E-commerce and supply chains are two major use cases for blockchain technology. Blockchain’s security and automation benefits are an ideal way to save money and ensure transactions occur safely and securely on a 24/7 basis. Take a company like Target, for example. The retailer, who recently announced its blockchain initiative , ConsenSource, ships in products from around the world. Not only does Target stock furniture and electronics, but it supplies groceries and healthcare products […]


Walgreens, Walmart join MediLedger FDA blockchain pharma pilot

On the 18th June MediLedger announced its blockchain project for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pilot Program. The project has more than 20 members including leading pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Genentech (part of Roche), Amgen, Eli Lilly and Gilead. Additionally, it has three of the largest wholesalers McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health on board. The big news is the addition of two major retailers in Walgreens and Walmart. The program aims to produce […]

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How retailers can benefit from blockchain

How retailers can benefit from blockchain. Credit: mmi9 via Pixabay What is blockchain and why does it matter in retail? Blockchain, also referred to as ‘distributed ledger technology’ (DLT), enables participants in a distributed network to each maintain a copy of an immutable ledger of transactions and allows transactions to be executed without the need for a third party. This means blockchain helps retailers to better track the origin of stock, gives them better […]