The f(x) = e^x | Protecting Food with Blockchain

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


7 Companies Protecting Your Food with Blockchain

My latest article:

You are what you eat. Unfortunately, counterfeit products, mislabelling or unwanted bacteria in food products can result in serious problems. However, many food producers are discovering blockchain to ensure food traceability and improve the quality of their products.

Monitoring a product from farm to plate and recording it on a blockchain prevents counterfeits, ensures transparency to trace a faulty product, offers an experience to consumers and reduces paper admin.

Various companies around the world are experimenting with blockchain to improve food supply chains and here are seven examples of companies trying to protect your food with blockchain.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Let's shoot the world’s most powerful laser at Alpha Centauri!

Breakthrough Starshot has $100 million in funding, received endorsements from, among many others, Stephen Hawking, and they now want to build the world’s most powerful laser and aim it at our closest star. What could go wrong? (MIT)

2. Can sunscreen repair your DNA?

It is summer, so many of us are enjoying the sun trying to get a tan. However, as we have learned, too long in the sun damages your skin and could result in skin cancer. Now there is a sunscreen that can undo your damage by repairing your DNA. But it is mighty expensive. (Wired)

3. What do blockchains and fire trucks have in common? Alot.

Minibonds are a small but growing phenomenon in public finance, and they let city residents invest in their city. With the funds, city councils can buy new services, or fire trucks if need be. (Wired)


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