Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) have announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a new research initiative to explore the potential application of blockchain technologies in the global maritime industry.
Container shipping blockchain start-up 300cubits has announced the successful completion of the first trial shipment in its smart contract system, deployed on the Ethereum blockchain.
300cubits’ roll out of its TEU cryptocurrency for the shipping industry has received a boost with the news that members of Coopernic Group, a strategic buying alliance from Europe, have confirmed their participation in the project by joining the Shipper Sign-Up Scheme for the new crypto tokens.
The seemingly endless stream of maritime blockchain projects has had another addition with the launch of a new cryptocurrency called SHIPs (Shipping Industry Participations), which aims to tokenise marine assets to allow them to be traded in small chunks, opening up the asset financing market to a wider range of smaller participants.
The OceanChain Foundation has launched a new blockchain-based platform to support maritime trade, including a related cryptocurrency called Ocash designed to be used in settlement of cross-border transactions or transactions in international waters.
Shipping cryptocurrency start-up 300cubits has confirmed the launch date for its Shipper Sign-Up Scheme, with relevant stakeholders being invited to register to receive their free TEU crypto tokens from February 1, 2018.
A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced a new joint venture that will see the companies collaborate in the development of a blockchain-based global trade digitisation platform, built on open standards and designed for use by the entire shipping ecosystem.
300cubits, founder of the TEU cryptocurrency aimed at the global shipping sector, says that it aims to begin distributing free crypto tokens to industry stakeholders from February 2018, as talks continue with major container lines.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), along with IBM Japan and a host of Japanese stakeholder organisations, has begun a demonstration test to examine the practical applicability of blockchain technology in streamlining cross-border trade operations.
DNV GL reports that it has transferred all its 90,000 certificates to a private blockchain, with every certificate digitally tagged and traceable within the system, allowing companies to communicate their certification in a transparent and secure way while also providing a defence against the use of counterfeit certificates.
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