In Tampa, Walmart executive talks of how blockchain can help the grocery industry and keep foods safer


A technology best known for its use with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has the potential to reduce the spread of foodborne illnesses, potentially saving lives and billions of dollars, a top Walmart executive said in Tampa.

Blockchain technology can trace food on grocery shelves back to its original source in a matter of seconds, Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, said at the Business Analytics forum Tuesday at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business in…

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