Blockchain development

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

Disrupting the patent ecosystem with blockchain and AI

Intellectual property is becoming one of the most valuable asset classes on the planet, with the pace of innovation being the ultimate competitive advantage across global technology sectors. Patents are one of the least understood and least effectively deployed asset classes. Intangible assets — which according to US research firms now represent more than 84 […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for January: Looking ahead with 2021 predictions

Predicting the future is a dicey business. Nonetheless, we see pundits of all stripes putting forth 2021 forecasts for blockchain. For example, as cryptocurrency creeps to the mainstream, 2021 predictions for bitcoin valuation vary wildly, from $46,000 to $146,000 to a hard fall reminiscent of 2018. Projections for blockchain in business are more stable, with […]

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A look at the operations in blockchain-anchored business networks

In building a blockchain platform-centric business network, it is very important to define and build a network with operational efficiencies for sustainability. 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 the […]

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Blockchain and the healthcare industry: How to get started

Many of us in the technology field are reflecting on how we can help build a stronger, more resilient future for healthcare. As the industry focuses on digital transformation, there is a greater appetite to solve business challenges with emerging technologies, such as blockchain. This is because, by definition, blockchain technology empowers organizations to digitize transactions […]

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Love at first block: Sustainability with the help of blockchain

Over the past 17 years, my team at Newlight has been working to turn air and greenhouse gas into a material found throughout nature called AirCarbon. There are a number of interesting things about AirCarbon: first, it is a meltable material, so as we look for solutions to help solve our ocean plastics problem, it […]

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Blockchain to transform insurance value chain

The insurance industry at its core is built on the legal promise to pay a compensation in case of a loss. Trust is at the core of this promise. However, the level of trust consumers have on their insurance provider is average. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) surveyed 1,100 business insurance executives in 34 countries […]

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Blockchain and sustainability through responsible sourcing

Mining for cobalt, an essential raw material for lithium-ion batteries, carries a high cost in human suffering. More than 60 percent of the world’s supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with about 45 percent coming from large-scale mining operations. The remaining 15 percent comes from small-scale mines in the DRC, where children […]

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Serving up new business practices for restaurants with blockchain

Has the pandemic changed the way we dine, forever? Restaurants from formal dining to fast casual, sole proprietors to national chains, are making the adjustments for survival and growth. Diners, employees, and executives are all working through the pandemic to deliver great tasting food, provide more transparency to the menu, and deliver a work environment […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for December: Building the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

This time of year brings holiday treats, a global sigh of relief that 2020 is almost over, and a spate of predictions for 2021. Martha Bennett, IT industry analyst at Forrester Research, predicts that 30 percent of blockchain pilot projects will make it into production. IBM Blockchain general manager Alistair Rennie confirms that the 30 […]

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