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Blockpass Newsletter - Machine Capabilities and Blockchain Uses

September 2020
In our newsletter this week we have a couple of updates to bring you. First off, we look at a term which comes up in our ecosystem as we explore what Optical Character Recognition is and how it is used to benefit identity verification. We also take a look back at a previous article which focuses on the use of blockchain in shipping, logistics and provenance, areas with great potential benefits for disruption, some of which are already in use. In the 'Current Offers' section you can find the most recent opportunities available to Blockpass users from the Blockpass Marketplace. Finally, we have the latest in our new series of 5 Minutes With, where we sit down with Office Admin and HR Assistant Vo Thi Thanh Vy. We hope you are safe and healthy as the current coronavirus pandemic continues to impact all our lives and our thoughts are with those that are suffering from it still.

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Helping Computers to Read
The most recent article to be published on the Blockpass blog examines the term 'Optical Character Recognition' - a technology that is a very simple idea yet has incredibly useful and impactful implementation. OCR involves converting text in various mediums into a digital format to enable its storage, editing, manipulation or sharing digitally.
Optical Character Recognition is used in a number of areas such as passport recognition and data entry, but it doesn't just have applications in itself. Thanks to OCR, Machine Readable Zones enable large amounts of data to be read by computers whilst only taking up a small amount of physical space - a significant advantage when creating portable documentation. Click here to read the latest blog post and find out the benefits of OCR.
Blockchain Across Different Industries
In exploring how blockchain technology and Blockpass fit into different industries, we've examined a number of areas; however, one of the most interesting places to develop blockchain has to be for shipping, logistics and provenance. Even when blockchain technology was in its nascent years, startups and established companies were researching and developing solutions around these areas.
In one of our previous articles, we looked into this space, describing and analysing how and why there was such potential for innovation and improvements in the shipping, logistics and provenance sector.

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