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Exploring possibilities to disrupt financial services through blockchain

There are over 85,000 financial cooperatives, or credit unions, worldwide. Unlike a bank, these cooperatives are non-profit financial institutions and exist to serve their members. Since these institutions are not-for-profit, their collaborative nature often causes them to work together to achieve the common goal of providing the best service to members, leading to the development […]

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The key to increasing production environments among diverse members

Vendors are raising the stakes in the blockchain market segment, looking to differentiate by proving interoperability between disparate blockchain implementations and cloud platforms. The industry is moving beyond the education and PoC stage and into a phase which aims to demonstrate how blockchain performs in production. This requires proof of portability among partners and disparate […]

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The clawback case for blockchain in media and entertainment

The global media and entertainment (M&E) industry, including “new media” FANG titans, is now approaching $2 trillion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. However, a lot of the value is locked up in inefficient processes that are ripe for re-design using blockchain applications. Blockchain in media and entertainment is giving companies the chance to […]

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Revolutionizing financial settlements in global wholesale telecom

Today, the most significant issue for global wholesale telecom carriers is financial settlements. In order to connect the calls between different countries, at least two carriers, but more likely no less than three carriers, are involved in the international supply chain using voice over internet protocol (VOIP) technology. Many of the participating international carriers are […]

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Taking the next step towards deploying blockchain for business anywhere

Throughout IBM Think, an important message has resonated everywhere — empowering businesses to overcome vendor lock-in and the freedom of choice to apply IBM technology wherever data resides. Our Watson team made some major announcements this week about making AI models and applications run across any cloud. Today, we are re-stating that same commitment for […]

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14 banks using we.trade for global trade finance, breaking down trade barriers for business

A shipment of 12 bottles of rare wine moves by truck from a small winery in France to a buyer in Spain. Twenty pieces of office furniture from the U.K. are sold to a German retailer and arrive two weeks later. Transactions like this happen daily, but for many small and medium businesses, the financing […]

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Why are smart contracts important?

Why are smart contracts important? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Udit Sharma, Business Account Executive, US Public Sector: Why are smart contracts important? “A smart contract […]

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Answering your questions on Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale

There’s been a lot of confusion (and Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) about The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale; and, admittedly, a lack of information about best practices that can help you yield improved performance and scale. The reality is that Hyperledger Fabric does perform and scale nicely, given the right compute and networking […]

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How Kansas basketball can pioneer a blockchain use case

Blockchain technology enables a safe and secure peer to peer (P2P) ecosystem to exchange value and host applications that expand outside the hype-driven realm of cryptocurrency — complimenting the trend of digitizing stores of value like coupons, gift cards and event tickets. Right now, blockchain has cured many of our inefficient back office tasks, but […]

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