IBM Corp., a group of four gold and diamond industry companies, and an independent laboratory are developing a blockchain network for tracing the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry from mine to store. The TrustChain Initiative, which will run on IBM's technology, includes precious-metals refiner ...
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As a resource-poor nation, Japan's prosperity relies on free trade. Under worldwide protectionism, it can't survive. That's the message Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko wants to send as the emergence of protectionism across the globe becomes a worsening headache for export-reliant Japan. "If free ...