IBM Blockchain Pulse

Leading the blockchain conversations taking place at SXSW

If you are involved in the tech world, chances are you have heard of SXSW, the week-long conference and series of festivals hosted in the city of Austin, Texas. What started as a local music festival in 1987 has become throughout the years one of the world’s biggest gatherings of creative professionals across the board. […]

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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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Become a contributor to the Blockchain Pulse community

The Blockchain Pulse blog hosts emerging conversations, stories and opinions from around the blockchain community, and we would like to extend an invitation to thought leaders and subject matter experts who would like to add their voice to this space. Your stories can include summaries of important breakthroughs or technical achievements and their potential uses, […]

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What’s the difference between a blockchain and a database?

If you are familiar with cryptocurrency, then you are probably familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the underlying technology ensuring transactions are accurate, transparent and immutable. Why is this technology important? When you’re working across a large number of individual stakeholders, there’s always the fundamental presence of inconsistency. Even if you completely trust the other person, […]

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How Columbia University and IBM are Exploring Data Transparency and Blockchain

In this day and age, data is at the center of many conversations. It only takes one quick glance at the news to see how living in a digitally-enabled era does not automatically mean living in a digitally trusted er. It is also apparent that the economy is going through a major digital transformation with […]

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Smart legal contracts: How the law benefits with blockchain

Since being published, the next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform has been announced. Therefore, IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan will be removed from the IBM Cloud Catalog starting July 5th, 2019 and you will not be able to provision new instances after that. However, existing instances will be supported until June 4, 2020. To […]

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Losing your driver’s license on the blockchain identity highway

Digital disruption has changed the way we think about our identity. From Amazon’s “tell it once” payment service through to Facebook’s federated single sign solution, more and more of us are embracing the notion of self-authenticating against a trusted online source of our choosing. Why? For the simple reason that doing so makes our lives easier. […]

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What you missed: Our top 10 blockchain blog posts of 2017

It’s been a big year for blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that’s disrupting industries by enabling new ways to transact. It’s no wonder Blockchain Unleashed has seen such enormous growth in content and audience. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re just getting into blockchain and want to learn more about the technology or you want […]

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Blockchain technology and the future of financial products

In my previous blog post, I discussed my work influencing the direction of blockchain technology adoption in finance, noting how far we’ve come in just three years. Now, I’m moving into a new role at IBM Research, and I will focus on what is commonly referred to as “top of stack” product development. That is, […]

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