Daimler Trucks partners with blockchain firm Filament

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a partnership with Filament, a blockchain-based tech provider for the Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership is centered on the desire to develop a peer-to-peer platform which allows DTNA to use blockchain technology to improve its remanufactured components service. This part of the business involves rebuilding truck components from a combination of reused, repaired and new components. It allows for the repair of worn out or obsolete parts. T

BBVA and Red Eléctrica sign blockchain syndicated loan

Today the Spanish bank BBVA and the owner of the Spanish electricity grid, Red Electrica announced that they have partnered to deliver a syndicated loan arrangement using blockchain. The arrangement was concluded on BBVA’s proprietary distributed ledger platform. The deal is worth €150 million, and BBVA granted the loan alongside Japan’s largest bank, MUFG, and the French international banking group BNP Paribas. The transaction follows multiple pilots in the industry designed to test the potent

Valenciaport joins TradeLens supply chain blockchain

Yesterday the Port Authority of Valencia, Valenciaport, announced plans to join the blockchain shipping platform, TradeLens. TradeLens currently includes more than 20 port operators and terminals around the world including PSA Singapore, ICTSI, Patrick Terminals, Modern Terminals in Hong Kong, Port of Halifax, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Bilbao, PortConnect, PortBase and terminal operators Holt Logistics in the Port of Philadelphia.