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Volvo Cars, China in First Blockchain Project for Recycled Cobalt

8/02/19

With blockchain technology powered by Oracle, Volvo Cars tracked cobalt from a Chinese recycling plant to Volvo Cars Zhejiang over a two-month period to ensure full transparency and traceability of its supply chain.

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Oracle Blockchain Platform Helps Big Businesses Incorporate Blockchain

7/22/19

Frank Xiong, group vice president of Oracle Blockchain, discusses how Oracle's blockchain platform is "industry neutral" and "enterprise-grade," with the capabilities to scale and support large operations spanning many different industries.

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Oracle Blockchain Expert Shares How Blockchain Can Deliver Safer Food

7/22/19

Blockchain Tech News sits down with Oracle Blockchain Product Development Group Vice President Frank Xiong to discuss how blockchain technology is being used to improve food safety through accurate food tracking from farm to plate.

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Oracle Uses Blockchain to Solve a Billion-Dollar Food Industry Program

7/18/19

Oracle entered a partnership with the World Bee Project to leverage cloud and blockchain technologies to better understand the decline in global bee populations.

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WISeCoin AG Becomes One of the First External Trusted Identity Providers on Oracle

7/9/19

Using the WISeKey cryptographic key infrastructure, Oracle's clients can securely conduct business transactions on the Oracle Blockchain Platform.

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Oracle Blockchain Is in the Honey Supply Chain

7/5/19

Oracle partnered with the World Bee Project to introduce blockchain technology to the honey supply chain, guaranteeing honey produced is from ecological and sustainable sources.

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In Blockchain They Trust

6/26/19

The CANO footwear company uses Oracle Blockchain Platform to trace every step in the manufacture of each pair of shoes—from the origin of the raw materials to the craftspeople in Mexico. An NFC chip embedded in each shoe enables customers to verify the authenticity of the materials and methods used to make its handcrafted leather products.

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What Are the Benefits of Blockchain in Supply Chain Management? 12 Experts Share Their Insights

6/23/19

In Disruptor Daily, Bhagat Nainani, group vice president of Oracle IoT and blockchain applications development, discusses the benefits that blockchain could provide for supply chain management.

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From Olive Oil to Refugees: Oracle Highlights the Possibilities of Blockchain

6/16/19

Oracle Vice President of Blockchain Product Development Frank Xiong describes how blockchain technology is moving beyond just supporting the financial services industry and is now used successfully in many other fields, including supply chain management.

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Oracle Introduces Supply Chain Tracking Blockchain Solution

6/14/19

Oracle introduced Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace, a blockchain application that can be integrated with enterprise applications such as supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer experience platforms, and the Internet of things.

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Ensuring Ethical Practices with Oracle Blockchain Platform

5/21/19

London-based Circulor is using Oracle Blockchain Platform to help companies ensure that the raw materials in their products are sourced ethically and in compliance with regulations by tracing materials through the entire supply chain.

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Oracle Blockchain Director: Stacking Technologies Is the Real Key to Adoption

5/17/19

Anant Kadiyala, senior director of blockchain and IoT in the industry solutions group, discusses how, despite making inroads into the business world, blockchain technology needs just one ingredient in a technological cocktail to revolutionize the industry.

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Blockchain Records Are Forever in Opaque Diamond Market

5/17/19

The technology startup Everledger is leveraging Oracle Blockchain Platform and other emerging technology to sell a more surefire and immutable way to track diamonds’ roots and worth to build a shared and tamperproof digital ledger of the stones.

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Blockchain’s Billion Dollar Babies

4/16/19

Forbes profiles 50 companies, including Oracle, that are leading the way in adapting decentralized ledgers to assist with their customers’ operating needs.

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Blockchain Could Be Used By at Least 50% Of All Companies Within 3 Years, Oracle Exec Says

4/09/19

Ten years after the idea of blockchain was conceived, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is starting to be used to track goods.

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Oracle Blockchain Platform Now Part of Everledger’s Provenance Tracking Solution

4/03/19

Oracle’s Blockchain platform is now available as part of Everledger’s blockchain-based solution, giving users the ability to shadow blockchain transactions into a relational database and making it easier to run analytics.

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As 'Cold Chains' Heat Up, Blockchain and IoT Provide Needed Framework

3/19/19

Companies are increasingly turning to blockchain distributed ledger technology to automate the monitoring of a supply chain’s many starts, stops, and handoffs—and remove the human factor from that decision loop as much as possible.

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3 Ways Blockchain Is a Supply Chain's Best Friend

3/08/19

Blockchain is gaining relevance to track supply chain anomalies, such as food contamination and counterfeit merchandise, and moving into new support areas such as regulatory compliance, supplier performance management, and trade finance.

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Oracle: On The World's Data Lake, A Blockchain Swan

2/28/19

As more large technology providers move into the blockchain domain, Oracle's broad cross-industry blockchain integration serves as the source of its advantage over the competition. According to Forbes, Oracle may be the firm to beat as the enterprise blockchain wars heat up.

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Why Do I Need Blockchain If I Have a Database?

2/25/19

With so much excitement around blockchain’s business potential, project planners must resist the urge to use this emerging technology for problems that don’t fit. Instead, they must identify the right use cases for blockchain or continue to use their database.

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Oracle Adds New DevOps Capabilities to Blockchain Platform

2/12/19

Oracle is adding new features to Oracle Blockchain Platform, making it easier for developers to integrate their blockchain applications with existing business and IT systems.

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Beyond the Hype: 4 Ways Blockchain Can Benefit Corporate IT

1/31/19

From improved transparency to better control over data, IT Toolbox details the ways that blockchain technology is proving useful for the enterprise right now.

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In Blockchain We Trust

1/31/19

In a special report, Smart Manufacturing magazine investigates the technology behind the rise of cryptocurrencies, which is widely expected to bring 'a common source of truth' to manufacturing.

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Ensuring that minerals in your iPhone are ethically sourced

1/17/19

Oracle blockchain platform powers Circulor's conflict minerals tracing solution for ethical sourcing of tantalum for capacitors and cobalt for electric car batteries.

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Chinese Luxury Ecommerce Platform Secoo to Utilize Blockchain Technology with Oracle Partnership

1/08/19

Secoo, a Chinese online retailer of luxury goods, will be using Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service to better serve its 20 million high-end customers by increasing trustworthiness of the origin for its luxury goods brands.

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5 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Higher Education

1/02/19

Kevin Roebuck, director of digital experience for education and research for Oracle's Industry Solutions Group, discusses how the education field will change as a result of blockchain and other technologies.

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A 'Serverless', Blockchain World? Yes, But Let's Get Oracle Customers Cloud Native First

12/17/18

Chad Arimura, Oracle vice president of serverless advocacy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure development, has a vision of a world where blockchain and serverless computing combine so that functions can be downloaded from a marketplace and run on any cloud.

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Inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum Showcases Strong Community Momentum

12/12/18

The first-ever Hyperledger Global Forum drew more than 650 attendees from as far as Australia and Argentina for an extended conversation about the state of open source enterprise blockchain and vision for the Hyperledger community and technologies.

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New Call Roaming Projects Demonstrate Blockchain's Disruptive Character

12/11/18

Bernard Schwab, director of Oracle's Global Communications industry solutions, discusses how blockchain is poised to play a significant role in telecom, particularly in roaming, which is the hand-off of a call or data session from one network provider to another.

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Here’s How Blockchain Can Return Confidence to Australia’s Food Industry

12/11/18

It has been a challenging year for Australia’s food industry. News of needles in strawberries and fake honey—has put the livelihoods of farmers and the industry’s broader reputation at stake. Could blockchain technology bring greater transparency to an incredibly complex food supply chain?

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What CEOs Really Want from Blockchain, Other Emerging Tech

12/11/18

Looking to ride the economic wave for as long as it lasts, today's CEOs are more willing to use whatever technology is at hand because growth has become a greater imperative than cost reduction.

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Oracle Blockchain Applications Provide Visibility Through the Supply Chain

11/26/18

Oracle recently unveiled the new Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, a new suite of use-case-specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to improve transparency by allowing users to track products on a distributed ledger all the way through the supply chain.

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Advantages of Oracle's New Block Chain Apps Explained in Exclusive Interview

10/24/18

Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for supply chain and manufacturing cloud applications, offered an exclusive interview with Supply Chain Management Review. He discussed the recent release of Oracle Blockchain applications and why they are relevant in supply chain management to better track transactions outside of their organizational boundaries.

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Oracle Launches Blockchain Applications Cloud to Aid Supply Chain Transparency

10/24/18

Oracle unveiled a new blockchain applications cloud suite designed to streamline and improve supply chain efficiency and offer customers greater supply-chain traceability and transparency.

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Blockchain Applications Cloud Launched at OpenWorld 2018

10/24/18

Further demonstrating its commitment to blockchain, Oracle has launched a business-ready, cloud SCM application suite built with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service.

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New Oracle AI, Blockchain Apps Target Key ERP Workflows

10/23/18

During Oracle OpenWorld 2018, the company made its case for leading the tech industry push for "intelligent" ERP with a fresh crop of AI applications. It also unveiled four blockchain applications, including the ability to trace goods through the supply chain.

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Why the 'Patient-Centered Supply Chain' Is Critical to the Future of Healthcare

10/04/18

Michael Walker, global lead for healthcare in Oracle's Industry Solutions Group, discusses how healthcare executives are adopting supply chain best practices from other industries to create a more patient-centric experience.

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ICS Financial Systems, AJIB Announce Successful Blockchain PoC Trial

09/04/18

ICS Financial Systems Limited, a subsidiary of London-based International Computer Systems Group, has successfully completed a proof of concept (PoC) trial carried out at Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB). The new blockchain platform is integrated with Oracle Blockchain Platform.

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NITI Aayog Partners with Oracle for Blockchain-Based Solution for Fake Drugs

08/24/18

India is the world's largest producer of generic drugs, but around 25% of India-produced drugs are fake, counterfeit, or substandard. A WHO report claims that 35% of counterfeit drugs sold globally come from India. Niti Aayog, an Indian government think tank, partnered with Oracle and Apollo Hospitals to track all steps of a pharma transaction through the supply chain using the Oracle Blockchain Platform.

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