Crypto In-N-Out’s News Rundown: BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform, Carrefour Launches Blockchain Food Tracking Platform, Siemens Joins Blockchain Driven Energy Platform, Swift To Bring Blockchain to Indian Banking Industry
1. BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform
European based banking giants BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the EU Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (IATBA). According to BBVA press release, the IATBA will launch in the first financial quarter of 2019. The main aim of the association is to develop EU blockchain regulation, along with preparing the launch of EU wide blockchain application.
2. Carrefour Launches Blockchain Food Tracking Platform
French retail giant Carrefour has launched a blockchain food tracking platform based on Hyperledger in its Spanish network. The food tracking solution, originally developed by IBM, is used to track free-range chickens branded as ‘Calidad y Origen’, which were raised in a particular region without antibiotic treatment. Each package of such chicken sold in Carrefour will be marked by a QR code supplying info including chicken’s date of birth, it’s nutrition, packing date, and etc.
3. Siemens Joins Blockchain Driven Energy Platform
According to Siemens, its energy management and power generation services department are partnering with open-source blockchain platform Energy Web Foundation (EWF), to elaborate regulatory, operational and market solutions for the energy sector.
4. Swift To Bring Blockchain to Indian Banking Industry
SWIFT has announced a pilot program in partnership with MonetaGo to explore the potential of blockchain in its financial messaging services. The global financial services provider will use its Indian subsidiaries to experiment the technology with local banking customers.