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A blockchain-enabled waste permit portal will be launched in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country’s official news agency, Emirates News Agency (WAM), reported on Feb.The blockchain-based waste permit portal will be jointly developed by environmental, recycling and waste management company Bee’ah and the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) — the city of Sharjah’s free trade zone.
The MOBI was launched less than a year ago by major car manufacturers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault, among others, in order explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.The 30 founding members of MOBI also include companies not directly related to automotive manufacturing, with some of them dealing directly with blockchain.
Jeff Weiler, Executive Director at Fairfax County Retirement Systems, clarified the terms of recent investments in Morgan Creek Digital that reportedly amounted to $40 million.In this context, Weiler explained that the county has invested money in the underlying technology of crypto, claiming that at least 85 percent of the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund is invested in blockchain technology firms instead of cryptocurrencies themselves.
Tech giant Apple has mentioned its work in forming the Blockchain Guidelines of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) in a filing with the United States Security Exchange Commission (SEC).Per the recent filing, Apple participates in the development of blockchain guidelines for the RMI, which are designed to determine a set of principles, concepts and terms for the deployment of blockchain in mineral supply chain due diligence.
Paris-based Connecting Food is one of 10 blockchain businesses to join IBM’s Blockchain Accelerator program, which is building and scaling the networks that are integrating the technology.The three-month accelerator program, which started in January, will see the companies “focus on building out their blockchain networks,” according to Jules Miller, a partner at the IBM Blockchain Accelerator.