Meet the Woman Using Bitcoin Technology to Transform the Food Industry

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.

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What’s the Key to Debugging in Today’s Distributed Systems?

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…

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Walmart is embracing Blockchain technology for food safety

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.

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The Wild Bunch uses Provenance Blockchain Solution for Conservation

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…

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Pivigo Concludes London Data-to-Data Science Program; CEO to Share Experiences at Predict Conference in Dublin

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.

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Populus Rolls Out Micro-Mobility Study

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.

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Marta Bulaich
Hyperspectral Imaging Fights Food Waste

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.

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Marta Bulaich
British tech startup, Provenance, secures funding from singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel – Alexsis de Raadt St. James appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors

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.

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Marta Bulaich