Shares of IBM gained about 1% Tuesday morning after the computer and software giant announced a blockchain partnership with Denmark’s Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company.
The two companies will create an industry-wide trading platform that could speed up the movement of goods while saving billions of dollars by eliminating the “enormous trail of paperwork and bureaucracy” that comes with international shipping, Reuters reports.
“The big thing that is missing from this industry to digitize and unleash the potential of the technology is really to create a form of utility that brings standards across the entire ecosystem,” Maersk’s Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc told Reuters.
Blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and Maersk is far from the only company to see benefit from the trendy decentralized ledgers. Banks, manufacturers, and even iced tea companies have announced new focuses on blockchain — and many have seen their stocks soar in response.
Shares of Maersk are up about 0.54% on Copenhagen’s stock exchange.
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TOKYO — Japan’s public broadcaster NHK sent out a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch Tuesday — days after a similar mistake caused widespread panic in Hawaii. The error was corrected within minutes.
It’s only been three months since we first learned with certainty that Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus are dating.
Rumors about the couple began circulating long before that, but Briana consistently denied that she was dating Javi.
In the weeks after they made it official, it quickly became clear that Javi and Briana’s relationship was no mere fling.
There was even talk of Javi moving to Florida in order to be closer to Briana.
Now, however, it looks as though the relationship has fallen apart as quickly as it came together.
While there’s been no official announcement yet, all signs indicate that Marroquin and DeJesus have gone their separate ways.
As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup points out, Javi changed his Facebook relationship status to “Single” over the weekend.
There’s been suspicious social media activity on Briana’s part, as well, as the mother of two deleted all of her tweets, which is her usual response to any sort of drama.
The most telling sign of all, however, might be the fact that Javi and Briana have both deleted one another’s photos from their Instagram accounts.
That’s basically the 2018 equivalent of throwing the other person’s crap out on your lawn.
Neither party has confirmed or denied the
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip
Here comes the … flower girl!