Open source on blockchain

Open source technologies such as Hyperledger Fabric, which is a global collaboration hosted by The Linux Foundation, form the foundation of blockchain.

Harnessing blockchain innovation to drive disruption

Most of us have heard of blockchain, but as it has moved from buzzword to viable business applications, it has not always been clear how to take advantage of its benefits. Clearly, it is about more than just about coins and tokens, but how is it relevant to regular business? Many people know that blockchain […]

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Open innovation in blockchain is key to mass adoption

The tech community has been talking about “open” a lot these days. Maybe it’s because most of us know that openness drives innovation while fostering new markets — especially where new technology is concerned. While it’s easy to put some code on GitHub, label it “open” and call it a day, being open means more […]

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Blockchain for enterprise business is more open than you think

I’m sure by now you have heard time and again the common misnomer that blockchain equates to Bitcoin and vice versa. With that said, I’m going to start with the simple fact that Bitcoin leverages blockchain as an underlying technology and this underlying technology has tremendous capabilities. These capabilities have spawned an enormous and ever-growing […]

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Cloud-based IBM Blockchain Platform now runs in multiple environments

Blockchain technology can mean many things to many people, but one key tenet of the technology is that it is dependent on the network effect. The larger, more open, diverse and distributed a network, the stronger its trust mechanisms and the greater its value to members across a network. However, this can create challenges in […]

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Choose your blockchain consortium and know your peers

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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Transforming an industry: Making blockchain real for insurers

Blockchain is emerging as a potentially disruptive force capable of transforming the insurance industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. In every meeting I’ve had with global insurance chief experience officers (CXOs) in the last couple of months, I was asked about blockchain. I’ve found that most insurance CXOs are keen to […]

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MonetaGo provides blockchain solutions for financial systems

One technology has been disrupting financial institutions everywhere, and it’s called blockchain. It has been characterized as both opportunity and threat, but one thing is for sure: the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin isn’t something to be ignored. MonetaGo, an IBM Blockchain partner, is bringing clarity to this rapidly developing landscape through its blockchain solutions […]

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IBM InterConnect: Blockchain in enterprise ecosystems

In the words of Jerry Cuomo, Vice President of Blockchain Technologies at IBM, “Blockchain is a team sport. Your business thrives because it’s part of an ecosystem of interconnected businesses.” He said this during the blockchain keynote at IBM InterConnect 2017, and over the course of the conference I’ve come to agree with him. Blockchain […]

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Blockchain comes to SXSW with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and IBM

The Internet is going through a revolution, transforming from a medium for information to a medium for trading and tracking value — from currency to music. This year, developers will have a special opportunity to experiment with blockchain, the exciting technology behind Bitcoin, and apply it to fields such as music, film, and virtual reality […]

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