1. Smart contracts are coming to Wall Street, courtesy of the block chain. This is the first concrete example I have seen of the blockchain being used as a contract ledger. I stand by earlier comments that this technology would be great in procurement.
2. European Commission makes procurement data more accessible. Peter Smith reports on the EU Open Data Portal. I had not noticed the report scorecard produced by the Commission and am still a little bit puzzled by the methodology.
5. UK tax authorities go after contractors. We'll see.