Ford Acquires Spin Electric Scooter Company For A Reported $100 Million
Seven Blockchain Initiatives That Might Change The World
As a part of mobility portfolio strategy, Ford announced its plan both acquire and invest in Spin, a San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter company. Spin provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transportation.
Rising urban transportation costs, parking shortages, traffic congestion and pollution are just a few of the challenges, and opportunities, that solutions like electric scooters tackle, according to research from Populus, a data and analytics company using AI to help cities and businesses plan and monitor shared mobility services. According to “The Micro-Mobility Revolution”, a report by Populus, nearly half of all trips made in the U.S. are 3 miles or less…
Transparency In Business Advocate Jessi Baker On How It Can Empower Women
Provenance, a leader using blockchain technology to enable businesses to build trust in their goods and supply chain and empowering shoppers with data to help make informed product selection decisions, was named at the top of a short list of companies poised to make revolutionary changes in the world using blockchain.
With the Provenance platform, people know more about what they are consuming while increasing transparency in businesses they buy from, building trust. Brands and their supply chain producers, partners, and retailers, use blockchain to share the processes behind their products and what the social and environmental impact is of their offering…
The New Food Movement And How Blockchain Could Solve Food Security Issues
Jessi Baker, the CEO of Provenance, a platform that allows users to understand the ethical sourcing of their clothes and food, talked recently talked with HuffPost about entrepreneurship, inspiring women and why people should care about where their products come from. Jessi did a PhD at UCL in Computer Science, where she started to develop the concept for Provenance. Today, Provenance is one of the first to adopt and utilize blockchain technology to help create dependable, immutable records to enable transparency to exist, without being centralized.
“I’m passionate about more equality in the workplace, and believe that more exposure of who is really behind the brands you’re buying into helps ensure more equality. We encourage initiatives that support both men and women, and many of the smaller businesses want to compete on the fact they’re a women-owned business.”…
Meet the Woman Using Bitcoin Technology to Transform the Food Industry
A London-based non-profit, Project Provenance, created a platform that uses blockchain to establish an authenticated food chain with information gathered collaboratively from suppliers all along the supply chain. Their platform substantiates product claims with reliable, real-time data. With a licensing model in place, stores can license the platform while their app gives consumers the opportunity to track where the meat came from and follow its path to the stores.
What’s the Key to Debugging in Today’s Distributed Systems?
The Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, a collective of small-scale livestock farmers in Arkansas, is the first food business in the United States to utilize Provenance, a supply chain tracking system powered by blockchain technology. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Jessi Baker, Provenance is essentially a digital platform that allows consumers to trace the precise history of a chocolate bar or slab of camembert back to the farm from whence it came.
Walmart is embracing Blockchain technology for food safety
Mirroring your staging environment to production for code debugging is a fool’s errand in today’s distributed systems. Observability is the key because you can’t predict where the next failure will occur. Read more about the remarks by Honeycomb’s Charity Majors at the recent Chaos Conference…
The Wild Bunch uses Provenance Blockchain Solution for Conservation
Walmart is investing heavily in Blockchain technology and proactively educating their suppliers of food products on how Blockchain can be used to improve food traceability from the farm to Walmart shelves. The paper, Food Traceability Initiatives”, specifically addresses the use of Blockchain to provide transparency on leafy greens which have often been the cause of E coli outbreaks.
Pivigo Concludes London Data-to-Data Science Program; CEO to Share Experiences at Predict Conference in Dublin
Food, and other industries, are finding uses for blockchain technology, to record encrypted, permanent and unalterable data in digital ledgers. Companies like Provenance deliver solutions that provide data on supply chains that can be trusted by companies and individuals. The food and drink sector is one of the most difficult supply chains to manage. In this article, The Wild Bunch, a Dutch food importer, and Provenance, are featured. The Wild Bunch employs the Provenance blockchain solution to take food industry block chain to a new level by using its transparency to encourage conservation…
Bloomberg: Electric Scooter Sharing is Revolutionizing the Landscape of Urban Mobility
Pivigo successfully completed its fifth London S2DS program which included 87 graduated SDS Fellows and delivered 23 projects. S2DS London is Europe’s largest data science training program. In October 2, 2018, Dr. Kim Nilsson, CEO & Founder of Pivigo, will speak at the Predict 2018 Conference in Dublin to discuss lessons and experiences of completing over 120 data science projects.
Populus Rolls Out Micro-Mobility Study
Dr. Regina Clewlow, CEO and co-founder of Populus, participates in a Bloomberg Technology interview discussing the Scooter Sharing Revolution. She draws conclusions born out in their recent 2018 Populus Report on the Micro-Mobility Revolution, published in July. Read a synopsis of her remarks and view the entire interview.
Meet the First Fashion Designer to Adopt Provenance’s Blockchain Service
The 2018 Populus Report, published by Merian Ventures-backed Populus, offers new data and insights for smart cities on the mobility front. The in-depth analysis on shared electric scooters and their impact on urban mobility presents an independent analysis on the introduction, adoption and perception of electric scooters to help guide mobility strategies.
Hyperspectral Imaging Fights Food Waste
Fashion designer Martina Spetlova is the first clothing label to integrate Provenance’s blockchain technology platform into her collection.
British tech startup, Provenance, secures funding from singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel – Alexsis de Raadt St. James appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors
A third of all food produced in the world is wasted. Global food supply chains have been mechanized, but not information-enabled. Additionally, food fraud costs and scandals have increased, possible in part by the absence of digital technology to fight it, has been steadily increasing. Hyperspectral imaging has great promise as a non-invasive way to monitor food products.
Honeycomb Launches Tracing to Create a Complete Observability Platform
Musician Peter Gabriel, co-founder of the group Genesis, is a musician and philanthropist, including interests innovative technology for health care, invests in blockchain solution provider Provenance, which also announced the appointment of Alexsis de Raadt Sr. James as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
Pivigo Founder Named Entrepreneur of the year by Women in IT Awards 2018
Honeycomb announces Tracing, a deeply useful software debugging and optimization tool for software engineering teams that enables the observability of the exact time and effort spent servicing a request by any part of an application.
Pivigo founder Kim Nilsson was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Women in IT Awards for her success creating an on-demand science to data science network at Pivigo.