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IBM’s TradeLens blockchain solutions to metamorphosize shipping in Thailand

Thai customs officials will now put Maersk and IBM’s TradeLens blockchain solutions to use to bring about a drastic transformation in its shipping industry. While most governments around the world show a lack of decisiveness when embracing the revolutionary technology of blockchain, Thailand has taken the blockchain adoption to heart. The country has…


World’s Largest Aircraft Manufacturer Joins Hedera Hashgraph Council

Aerospace giant Boeing has joined the governing council for Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain-like network for enterprises, CoinDesk has learned. The Chicago-based aircraft and satellite manufacturer became the 10th member of Hedera’s governing council Thursday, joining the likes of financial services provider FIS Global, Tata Communications, Nomura…


Future Army vehicles could go electric

The Australian army is inquiring into the potential for electric vehicles for its fleet. Citing a combination of legislative pressure, industry disinvestment from internal combustion engines, and their subsequent decline in production, a paper by Major Matthew Wood, sets out the Army’s strategy for the future acquisition of electric vehicles. Noting that for the Army…


How can blockchain be used to certify the source of green energy?

At the Iberdrola group, we have begun a pilot project based on using blockchain to guarantee, in real-time, that the energy supplied and consumed is 100% renewable. Using this technology, we have managed to link plants where electricity is produced to specific points of consumption, allowing the source of the energy to be traced. This increases transparency…


Cheap green loans from Sustainable Australia Fund are changing the way businesses see solar

Soaring power prices have driven the rocketing rate of solar panel installations on household roofs across Australia. But the long time it would take to pay off the installation, and receive the benefits, has discouraged many businesses from investing. A new scheme is attempting to overcome that hurdle. “In the last few years, we’ve seen the average size of solar…


Opinion: Finance is slowly turning green, but fossil fuels still receive too much support

Some of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world, even while key governments stand idle. Financial giants from Europe, China, Japan, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere can see the looming risks and rewards, and they are not waiting on policymakers to signal what…


Swiss smart grid expert opens subsidiary in Singapore

DEPsys, the Swiss smart grid technology expert, has opened its second subsidiary, DEPsys Pte Ltd in Singapore. At the helm of expansion, Jianjiang PU, an experienced sales leader in the energy sector. In under six months, DEPsys, a Swiss company specialized in the digitalization of electrical networks, has opened two subsidiaries. After DEPsys GmbH, founded in…


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