First Bitcoin Capital to develop blockchain supply chain system for Petroteq Energy
Petroteq Energy has awarded a contract to First Bitcoin Capital Corp the Company to develop and demonstrate to the oil and gas industry a blockchain-powered supply chain management platform.
The contract enables First Bitcoin Capital to create a platform that will serve as a one-stop shop to provide oil and gas companies the ability to customise their own distributed ledger modules to enhance their business operations.
“Blockchain technology has the potential to change not only the oil and gas sector but also other areas of the global business world, leading to improved and optimized efficiency of the end-to-end business transaction processes,” said First Bitcoin CEO Greg Rubin.
First Bitcoin Capital has chosen the Hyperledger blockchain, a product developed by the Linux Foundation-led open-source cross-industry collaborative Hyperledger Project, as the core technology for the platform for Petroteq to be used for real-time supply chain management.
The company will also build for Petroteq a smart contract system prototype on a blockchain to improve the efficiency of oil and gas supply chain management interactions.
Taking advantage of distributed ledgers, the two companies will be exploring ways to optimise and monitor the supply chain logistics on the blockchain to automate oil and gas industry transactions.
“We have begun a journey with First Bitcoin Capital to exploit the potential of this new technology. We are very pleased with the cooperation with the team and will begin to develop a first blockchain proof-of-concept. We look forward to seeing these blockchain applications applied to our business,” said Alex Blyumkin, CEO of Petroteq.
Supply Chain Leader TransImpact Refreshes Identity
Supply chain and logistics leader Transportation Impact today unveils a new corporate identity to reflect its expansion beyond shipping and evolution into an end-to-end supply chain technology solutions provider.
The organisation will be known as TransImpact, today unveiling the new name, a refreshed logo and branding, and an updated website at www.transimpact.com. The new tagline ‘Driving Value. Creating Next’ highlights its new motivation and strategy to evolve its business and ‘create a foundation for new opportunities’.
The Evolution of TransImpact
Branding research revealed to TransImpact that the company has built a strong, industry-wide reputation for agility and innovation over the past 12-plus years, during which it has primarily been known as a pioneer in the parcel negotiation industry. Investment into its new visual and corporate identity reflects that shift, says Berkley Stafford, CEO, TransImpact.
“The name TransImpact is a natural evolution from our original name, Transportation Impact,” Stafford said. “As we evolved to support clients beyond shipping, this new name better reflects our new future as a technology company delivering solutions across the entire supply chain continuum.”
Today’s rebrand is the latest step in TransImpact’s evolution. The company acquired supply chain business intelligence platform Vizion360 in January 2021, and now provides a suites of Software as a Service (Saa) technologies, consultancy, and managed services across its Parcel Solutions, Business Performance Solutions, and Managed Logistics Solutions divisions.
Who Are TransImpact?
- Founded: 2008
- Employees: 150
- Customers: 1000+
- Headquarters: Emerald Isle, North Carolina
- CEO: Berkley Stafford
TransImpact is an industry leader in the development and application of end-to-end technology-based solutions that optimise supply chain operations. It serves more than 1,000 customers, including global organisations such as jeweller Pandora, fashion and footwear brand Toms, and sports equipment company Ping. TransImpact manages over $1bn in logistics spend, and clients that leverage its parcel solutions save an average of 19.7%.
TransImpact is led by chief executive Berkley Stafford, a former UPS man and, more recently, Head of Healthcare Sales, the Americas, for Envirotainer. Stafford has been instrumental in TransImpact’s vision to move beyond shipping, and is a strong advocate for IMPACT1, the company’s philanthropic initiative through which more than $1m has been donated to charitable causes. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.