How blockchain technology could transform the food industry

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Could Bitcoin technology help science?

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
The much-hyped technology behind Bitcoin, known as blockchain, has intoxicated investors around the world and is now making tentative inroads into science, spurred by broad promises that it can transform key elements of the research enterprise. Supporters say that it could enhance reproducibility and …
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China’s $189 Billion Giant of Finance Reveals a Huge Bet on Tech

BloombergDec. 17, 2017
Over the past decade, the Chinese behemoth has invested billions in technology to make its insurance, lending and asset management businesses more competitive. In recent years, it started selling that tech — everything from online banking platforms to facial recognition systems — to other financial firms …
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How blockchain technology could transform the food industry

The Conversation CA13 hours ago
Blockchain technology could solve food safety and fraud by enabling immediate traceability to the point of origin. … Sylvain Charlebois does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations …
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Uber Ties up With BBM Messenger on Ride Booking

U.S. News & World ReportDec. 17, 2017
Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Reuters. JAKARTA (Reuters) – Uber Technologies[UBER.UL] said on Monday it has joined forces with BBM Messenger to allow users around the world, including in the application’s biggest market of …
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Officials: Why Was Train in Fatal Amtrak Wreck Speeding?

U.S. News & World Report3 hours ago
Investigators also confirmed that technology that can automatically slow or stop a speeding train — known as positive train control — was not in use on that stretch of … Regulators have been pressing railroads for years to install such technology, and some have done so, but the deadline has been extended …
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2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

New York TimesDec. 13, 2017
The Tech Tip online column is published five days a week on The New York Times’s Personal Technology page, which adds up to about 240 questions tackled over the course of a year on a variety of topics: hardware, software, social media, gadgets and more. Looking back on 2017, here are five Tips that …
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Facebook to Notify Users When Photos of Them Are Uploaded

U.S. News & World Report19 hours ago
Facebook said it also plans to use facial recognition technology to notify users if someone else uploads a photo of them as their profile picture, which the company said may help reduce impersonations, as well as in software that describes photos in words for people who have vision loss, so that they can …
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Indian Authorities Weighing How to Regulate Cryptocurrencies …

U.S. News & World Report1 hour ago
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), plus officials from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), are on a panel tasked with determining the legal oversight for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Chairman Ajay Tyagi said.
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Tax Plan Strikes at Tech Giants’ Foreign Profits

Wall Street JournalDec. 18, 2017
While most U.S. businesses would pay lower taxes under congressional Republicans’ proposed tax overhaul, some of the world’s richest technology companies might actually see their rates rise. A window into how Microsoft Corp. currently pays a disproportionately larger portion of its taxes overseas …

What’s Next for Financial Technology Innovation

Stanford Social Innovation ReviewNov. 28, 2017
Similar to sandboxes used in the tech industry, where developers test software in a segregated environment to avoid risks to the wider system, these regulatory sandboxes allow firms to test solutions in a controlled environment for a set duration (typically 6 months) without immediately imposing the usual …

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