Lesotho Digs Up Biggest Diamond in History, Weighs More Than a Baseball

The small southern African, Lesotho, often called the High Mountain Kingdom, hit the headlines today with the announcement that miners in the country have unearthed one of the largest diamonds ever found, a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and probably worth tens of millions of dollars. Reuters reports that the stone, found…

De Beers Invests in Blockchain Technology to Advance Diamond Traceability

  De Beers Invests in Blockchain Technology to Advance Diamond Traceability Diamond giant De Beers is investing in a new digital platform service that provides a single, immutable record tracing a diamond’s individual journey through the value chain. This diamond traceability platform is underpinned by blockchain technology, which allows for a highly secure digital register that creates a tamper-proof and permanent…