The New York Times, IBM explore blockchain as a means to verify trustworthiness in digital media

We live in a precarious time for trust. From viral videos, to raw diamonds, to organic chickens, the question of authenticity has never been more salient. Perhaps it’s because authenticity has never been easier to forge. Technology has given bad actors powerful new tools to manipulate our very perception of the truth. But technology can also […]

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A zero-privacy to zero-knowledge society

Have you ever thought about the sheer amount of your data that is out there, or the ways that it could be misused? I have, and let me tell you, it’s a scary scenario. As a college student and aspiring tech entrepreneur, this was one of my primary motivators in co-founding the KU Blockchain Institute […]

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The people’s blockchain: Social factors influencing adoption

Every new product that enters a country is pushed and swayed in success levels by factors ranging from market need to purchasing power to social dynamics. The same is true for new technologies, like the internet. In the data visualization below, we see that countries with a high need — defined by the absence of […]

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Smart, centralized insights shape a modern global supply chain

The modern global supply chain can be the source of endless insight into the production, sourcing, procurement, purchasing, inventory and delivery of goods and services. But data must flow smoothly between B2B networks in a supply chain so that invested parties can quickly act on information that will improve the quality, cost or delivery. Organizations […]

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The problem with proxy voting — and how blockchain can help

Corporate governance controls how publicly held companies behave. It guides how decisions get made, from setting broad objectives to the smallest internal controls, and helps protect the interests of all the company’s stakeholders, such as shareholders, management and members of the community. All this may sound abstract, but there’s a very real physical forum where […]

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Crypto Castle: Once a Bitcoin heaven, now lies in ruins!

Money has turned many faces ever since its inception. From gold to paper to plastic even. One thing is for sure, though. It’s never about the material per se. No, the real essence of money lies in its insubstantial value — one that’s recently taken a liking to a virtual form of currency. Virtual, because […]

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Is standardization the missing link in automotive blockchain?

Blockchain is driving disruption in the automotive industry. Sixty-two percent of executives say that the secure distributed ledger technology will be a disruptive force in the automotive industry within three years, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value study. The missing link? Standardization — getting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers on the same […]

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How AAIS uses blockchain to ease regulatory reporting

Insurance carriers have been collecting data for decades. The American Association of Insurance Services, or AAIS, serves as a bridge between carriers and regulators for regulatory reporting. We anonymize and aggregate a specific subset of a carriers’ data and share it with regulators. For the past 80 years, this process has required the transfer of […]

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Episode 6: How blockchain is shaking up the ticketing industry

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Giving control back to ticket holders and venues This week on IBM Blockchain Pulse, your host, Matt Hooper, is exploring the current ticketing industry and how blockchain is really shaking things up! He will be speaking with […]

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