Blockchain development

Resources, guides and tips for blockchain development — for developers looking to build blockchain applications and networks.

Blockchain Newsletter for November: The state of blockchain standards and policies

Expanding choice for clients on blockchain technology is the key takeaway from IBM’s recent announcement of a beta program to bring R3’s enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE mainframes both on premises and to IBM Cloud. In parallel, IBM Services will establish an R3 center of excellence leveraging IBM Blockchain Services design thinking […]

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Blockchain for invoice reconciliation and dispute resolution

Every industry experiences a productivity hit when discrepancies arise around financial settlements. In the supply chain, for example, processes that may even be part of an automated procure-to-pay workstream grind to a halt when an invoice and the related goods received documentation don’t match up. Even data-driven industries like telecommunications are affected, with hundreds of […]

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Reopening venues with contactless blockchain digital ticketing

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the largest and most architecturally significant venues of its kind in the United States. Renowned architect Cesar Pelli’s preservation of the seven-story Art Deco tower from the former Sears store on the site is creating a thriving arts scene and entertainment […]

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Is blockchain the toy industry’s path to playing together?

Blockchain struck society like a lightning storm on the plains. Fast and sudden. Over 10 years ago, a whitepaper was produced unveiling the technology and within seven years, families were discussing the topic over dinner, state legislators were passing bills, and CEOs were being asked for a “blockchain plan” by their Board. Some industries moved […]

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A look at the business in blockchain-anchored business networks

In building a blockchain platform-centric business network, it is very important to articulate and actualize the value for all stakeholders on that network. In our previous post, we discussed how important trust is to building these networks and the key role blockchain plays to enable trust and transparency for all participants. We also laid out […]

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Seven reasons why Hyperledger Fabric users should use IBM Blockchain Platform

IBM Blockchain Platform is the IBM commercial deployment of The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric. This means our clients get the support, tools and services they need to successfully develop, deploy, operate and govern production grade blockchain solutions even in the most regulated industries. IBM has been involved in enterprise blockchain since its inception. […]

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Recognizing the winners of our Back to Work COVID contest

We at IBM have always believed that some of the most exciting innovations and advancements are happening outside of the major technology companies, a belief embodied in IBM initiatives like Call for Code. As economies and organizations around the world found themselves emerging from lockdowns and beginning to reopen, not only were we asking ourselves […]

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The case for governance in founder-led blockchain networks

The hardest part of building blockchain networks is not configuring the technology; it is designing the rules of the road for how ecosystem partners will work together to achieve their goals. In one word, the hardest part is network governance. Governance design is the design of strategic and operational models aligned to member benefits that […]

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Building a framework for business networks anchored by blockchain

In consumer computing, most of the apps we use are platforms and marketplaces. From Amazon to Airbnb to Uber to App stores, we are surrounded by platform technologies. However, businesses have only recently started to realize the potential of using platforms to optimize and reduce friction in trade. Trust is paramount in building business networks and blockchain […]

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