Roundup: Italy to start using cutting-edge blockchain technology for Sicilian red oranges

Roundup: Italy to start using cutting-edge blockchain technology for Sicilian red oranges

ROME, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Italy will start using a cutting-edge technology to guarantee the authenticity of one of the country’s commercial products. The Italian Ministry of Agriculture announced this week that it would use blockchain technology — a complex digital verification method that facilitates crypto currencies like Bitcoin — to assure that the all blood-red Sicilian oranges sold abroad as such are the real things.