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Understanding blockchain: Debunking the myths of enterprise blockchain

We’ve made great progress as an industry illustrating how enterprise blockchain can help change everyday life. Heck, I rarely get the sorts of questions that confuse Bitcoin with the broader applications of blockchain. This is progress! However, with the torrid rate and pace of blockchain innovation in our industry, confusion is a given. I plan […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Bringing it all together

In the last post, I covered abstract concepts, such as the value of data in relation to blockchain, and the necessity of strong networks. Now, I want to move from the abstract towards the concrete, and discuss how blockchain is maturing, what this means for our business networks, and the questions we must ask as […]

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Digital transformation: Next Gen procurement and supply chain

Procurement and supply chain are at the cusp of a disruption with AI, IoT and blockchain technology. A digital transformation is ensuing with the promise of greater efficiency in business processes, operations, transparency and security. Just look at some of the news trending in the tech world right now with Walmart using blockchain to trace […]

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric enables confidentiality in blockchain for business

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric is one of the various Hyperledger projects and represents a blockchain for business framework implementation. It’s a permissioned distributed ledger that supports desired enterprise capabilities such as smart contracts, consensus, confidentiality, resiliency and scalability. In this article I will focus on confidentiality, defined as the ability to control access to sensitive […]

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Starting your business at the speed of blockchain

According to the World Bank’s latest Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs report, the largest number of reforms made in the past 15 years aimed at facilitating the requirements for starting a business, with 626 reforms recorded in the past 15 years. As it stands, the time needed to start a new small or […]

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How IBM is helping establish, evolve and extend blockchain networks

The digital economy has made trust more important than ever. Without trust and transparency, vast amounts of value are trapped and siloed inside business processes and organizations. That’s why blockchain is quickly moving mainstream as an important new way to instill trust into transactions and entire business processes. Interest in blockchain has never been greater, […]

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Three areas in the insurance industry to use blockchain

You buy insurance — auto, health, life — because you want to be sure you and your family will be OK if anything unexpected happens. But as time drags on while you wait for a claim to be processed, you start to wonder if the benefits are worth the hassle and higher premiums. These negative […]

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How blockchain is bringing trust to digital ad buys

It used to be so simple. The supply chain behind a media buy was made up of three main players — client, agency and media property — and each type of media came with a single measurement source. But the digital era is making that model obsolete, like rabbit ears or appointment-viewing TV. In today’s […]

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Blockchain for intelligence supply chains

Blockchain use cases for supply chains are typically associated with traditional commerce, using a distributed ledger to secure and accelerate the sequence of processes, resources and material that produce and distribute goods or services for consumption. But intelligence production and dissemination — commonly understood as collecting information of law enforcement, military or political value — […]

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