4 fascinating blockchain stories you might have missed in 2019

In November I took the Amtrak up to New Bedford, Massachusetts to see IBM Food Trust in action. I haven’t been back to New England much since spending three years living in an old Connecticut port town as a child, and boy did New Bedford deliver on the nostalgia front. The town is picturesque New […]

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Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

I still find the word blockchain elicits thoughts of cryptocurrency much of the time, which does disservice to this disruptive new technology. Bitcoin launched in 2011 and was the first large scale implementation of blockchain technology. Media, investors and bleeding edge technologists have talked about cryptocurrencies for years and folks incorrectly think these technologies are […]

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Building trust in supplier information management

One area of supply chain management that I have not seen much written about in terms of blockchain and have been focused on is supplier information management. Many other areas that have been written about ad nauseum include transaction settlement, audit transparency, ethical sourcing, shipping data, compliance management, provenance, automation, food safety, and brand protection. […]

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Collaboration: Key to the first multicloud blockchain deployment

Individual data points are like fuel molecules waiting in pipelines and tanks to heat our homes or cook our food. Massive amounts of them sit inside supply chains and transactions, just needing a spark to unleash their transformative power. Vertrax knows something about this. We create software solutions for participants in the oil and gas […]

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Episode 12: Blockchain journalist talks top trends

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Rachel Wolfson talks trends in enterprise blockchain and supply chain How often does Matt Hooper get the chance to interview another podcast host?! Well — not ever — until now! Rachel Wolfson, host of The Crypto Chick […]

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Episode 11: From the dawn of the internet to the age of blockchain

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Connecting billions of people with technology — then and now The deeper our host Matt Hooper dives into blockchain on this show, the more he is surprised by remembrances of the internet’s past. When the idea of connecting […]

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How blockchain and IoT is making supply chain smarter

These days, supply chains are complex as well as distributed, involving a large number of parties. Supply chain companies are upgrading their business operations by adopting technologies like IoT and blockchain to monitor assets accurately. In fact, since 2018 the blockchain in IoT market grew from USD 30 million to 113 million, and is projected […]

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A new learning credential blockchain to help bridge the skills gap

The skills gap is one of the greatest challenges facing labor forces around the world. A recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that more than 120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled in the next three years as a result of AI-enabled […]

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When are stable coins useful?

Global payments revenue grew by 11 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the McKinsey Global Payments Report, and is projected to grow a further 9 percent per year until 2022. Counter-intuitively, this can be partly attributed to the declining cost of payments, McKinsey says. As cheaper electronic payments continue to replace cash and cheque, […]

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