Afternoon Coffee: Dockworkers Walk Out of East Coast Port Labor Negotiations, Brexit Talks Advance to Second Phase

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Unionized dockworkers at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports walked out of contract-extension talks this week, primarily over a disagreement on how to define “automation." Brexit negotiations can now progress onto the next stage after the two sides settled three key issues. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

How Blockchain and Bitcoin Can Disrupt the AP Process — In a Good Way

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Spend Matters welcomes this guest contribution from Laurent Charpentier, chief innovation officer, Yooz Inc.

Blockchain. Cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin. These are certainly hot topics in today’s daily business news. It’s all still a bit of a mystery to most of us. It started with bitcoin (a cryptocurrency) in 2013 and the idea of a digital currency used to buy anything from music to cupcakes couldn’t have been more exciting — or more timely — as technology continues to advance at lightning speed. And blockchain is the platform used for verifying and recording transactions that’s at the heart of bitcoin, and is considered as having the potential to reshape the global financial system, among other industries.

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