7 blockchain partnerships, network launches

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

Here are seven blockchain collaborations and product launches that have happened in the past month.

1. IBM partnered with Samsung SDS to strengthen an existing blockchain-based hyperledger while also improving other blockchain ecosystems.

2. Starbucks will implement Microsoft's Azure Blockchain Service, which launched May 2, to track coffee production.

3. Syniverse and IBM teamed up to develop an open-source blockchain network that aims to validate wholesale billing and charging processes.

4. To reduce costs, errors and inefficiencies, Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies joined a blockchain project led by technology company Chronicled.

5. Companies looking to develop and grow blockchain networks can now do so using Amazon Managed Blockchain, which Amazon Web Services launched on the East Coast on April 30.

6. Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health and Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health & Hospitals are collaborating with blockchain and pharmacy companies to better track prescriptions.

7. Healthcare technology solutions provider Nasco is teaming up with Express Scripts and three other providers to form a blockchain coalition, known as Coalesce Health Alliance.

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