In the latest news centered around blockchain on our DC Forecasts crypto news site, we are talking about the Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA) and its new signing of an agreement under which it will officially collaborate with IBM and run its platform Tradelens. The news emerged on Europa News yesterday and puts the Tradelens platform in the focus.
For ones who don’t know, Tradelens is a digital platform based on blockchain and developed by both IBM and the international shipping giant Maersk. Meanwhile, Algeciras is one of the top 10 busiest ports in Europe, hosting more than 70 million tons of cargo traffic annually.
As Europa News shared, the APBA note shows that this platform will allow APBA to exchange information and documentation between partners within a supply chain in a more secure and efficient way. The platform will also generate value for shippers, freight forwarders, logistics operators and shipping companies.
This also proves that more and more leading port operators are embracing blockchain as part of their digital operations. In October 2018, the Port of Rotterdam in Netherlands partnered with the Dutch bank ABN AMRO and the IT Subsidiary of Samsung to also test blockchain for shipping.
Before that, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports became the first entity in the country to deploy its blockchain solution, followed by the leading port in the UK, Associated British Ports, which signed an agreement with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport to also develop blockchain for port logistics.
NFL Players Demand To Get Paid In Bitcoin
“How dope would it be to see an ESPN headline with an athlete being paid in $BTC?”The crypto community answered right away and told Okung all the information and tools that he needs to continue on the crypto journey together. The player was happy to answer the community and even asked:
“How could something so wrong make me feel so right? I’m part of the revolution. Long $BTC, short the bankers.’’In the meantime, Anthony Pompliano also posted that the NFL Quarterback Matt Barkley was among the NFL players that also wanted to get paid in bitcoin but he didn’t succeed to get his dream come true. Again, the crypto community on Twitter praised him and offered him advice on how to fight for what he really wants. Trezor, the popular crypto wallet producer even offered to get him and his team-mates free hardware wallets to which Barkley replied he was ‘’all about @Ledger.’’ The most surprising thing was that he replied to the suggestion that he already has some ‘’skin in the game’’ and that he started mining bitcoin some time ago. Okung on the other hand, as reported in the latest cryptocurrency news tweeted that many of the NFL players are asking him about bitcoin. however, the thing goes past the dream of the player to get his paycheck in Bitcoin. He is the vice president of the NFL Players Association which ‘’assures proper recognition and representation of players’ interests.’’ It is expected from him as a person with a say in the organization to fight for the players who want to get paid in Bitcoin. With services like Bitwage available, the dream could become a reality for those who want another option in their career.
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‘’Crypto has certainly added to our growth. In the next couple of years I think you’ll see Robinhood looking like a full-service consumer finance company.’’
Blockchain For Timepieces: World’s Oldest Watch Manufacturer Gets Involved
“Blockchain certification serves to avoid paper authentication, which can easily be forged,” the company said in a press release.As the latest cryptocurrency news show, Vacheron Constantin will use blockchain tech to integrate additional information in the certificate - as well as a complete history of the product and manufacturer. The blockchain for timepieces initiative will apparently help and fight counterfeiters while guaranteeing authenticity of the watches as well as protecting the customers from purchasing fake ones.
“[Blockchain] makes it possible to create a forgery-proof digital certificate of authenticity, which follows the watch throughout its life, even if that involves several changes of owner. A unique number is thus assigned to a unique object, making the two inseparable and securing data relating to the property, value, nature and authenticity of the timepiece," the company said in an official statement.Vacheron Constantin is however not the first big manufacturer interested in blockchain for as a technology and featured in the coming altcoin news. Earlier this year, the major global fiber producer Lenzing announced that it will implement blockchain and bring more transparency to its fiber supply chain, launching a traceabilit platform in 2020 as the company reports showed.
"Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin will begin using Blockchain immediately with timepieces in its Les Collectionneurs program. Now each of the vintage watches, which have been patiently tracked down by the maison’s heritage specialists and restored to perfect working order before being sold at special events at their boutiques, will be sold with a paper certificate of authenticity along with an incorruptible digital certificate," the news concluded
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