Apple aims to adopt some basic blockchain tech

An SEC filing points to some tantalizing, if limited, news of Apple's interest in blockchain. The filing, available here, describes Apple's commitment to avoiding "conflict minerals" and outlines its goal of responsible sourcing. After a few paragraphs preamble, the document points to the blockchain guidelines at the Responsible Minerals Initiative at the Responsible Business Alliance Foundation.

The organization, which is partially sponsored by Wal-Mart, has created a blockchain that can be used to track resources. They write:

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