When it comes to bitcoin mining, Canada is a natural.
A temperate climate helps to keep mining equipment cool, and plentiful renewable energy from hydroelectric dams gives Canadian provinces like British Columbia a natural advantage with cheaper electricity costs.
B.C. is sitting on a large surplus of hydroelectric energy, as depleted resources have resulted in the closures of many pulp and paper mills and traditional mines. The power surplus is also a result of the success of alternative energy and energy conservation initiatives.
Technology giant IBM has advised the British Columbia (B.C.) government to use blockchain technology to track the entire supply chain of legal marijuana.
As Canada prepares for the legalization of recreational, non-medical cannabis next year, US technology giant IBM has urged the B.C. government to adopt blockchain technology to track the marijuana supply chain, from seed to sale.
In its submission to the B.
IBM is promoting the use of blockchain technology in the legal distribution of cannabis.
According to a document issued to inform to the government of British Columbia, IBM is touting the use of blockchain in order to ensure consumer safety and to include regulatory oversight in the legal distribution of cannabis "from seed to sale.