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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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What are smart contracts on blockchain?

Have you ever bought a car? A house? If so, you’ve experienced the special type of aggravation that is unique to these types of complex transactions. Many industry leaders have felt that same pain and have been exploring how the use of smart contracts on blockchain can be used to alleviate it. Whether you’ve just […]

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Smart legal contracts: How the law benefits with blockchain

Blockchain gave rise to the concept of a smart contract; a legal agreement enshrined and automated in computer code. While the automation associated with smart contracts has proceeded, legal standards supporting that automation have lagged behind. IBM has joined the Accord Project to address this problem head on and foster development of legal standards for […]

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By developers, for developers: The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan

What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test environment for three months? More than 2,000 developers and tens of thousands of transaction blocks, all sprinting toward production readiness. Today, IBM announced that the program powering these new networks — IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan — is now generally available. […]

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The GDPR blockchain blind-spot: Regulating data and everything else

The apparent incompatibility of blockchain technology with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), marks the entering the age of post-industrial proactive regulation that some identify with the age of Web 3.0. On May 25 of this year, the ground-breaking data privacy regulation of GDPR came into effect. While it is an important step in the direction […]

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First Mover advantage: Innovation through blockchain

In my previous post, Blockchain Rx: A cure for healthcare and life sciences? I explained some of the benefits of implementing blockchain and narrowed down which blockchain use cases in these industries are the most viable, and dove into a key blockchain use case in the life sciences industry. In this post, I will explore […]

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Transforming the manufacturing industry through built trust

Blockchain could be the next great disruption that manufacturers need to truly revolutionize their industry. With the potential to reduce cost by multiples, decrease lead time to focus on other core competencies and other great benefits, the application of blockchain will enable manufacturers to generate greater visibility within their manufacturing process and simplify otherwise mundane […]

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Shopping for blockchain: Modernizing consumer retail

At the retail industry’s signature annual event, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, IBM went big by showcasing a demo featuring an end-to-end use case employing blockchain in supply chain. We were joined by hundreds of clients and vendors that were excited to learn more about the technology. Many people […]

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Understanding blockchain: Debunking the myths of enterprise blockchain

We’ve made great progress as an industry illustrating how enterprise blockchain can help change everyday life. Heck, I rarely get the sorts of questions that confuse Bitcoin with the broader applications of blockchain. This is progress! However, with the torrid rate and pace of blockchain innovation in our industry, confusion is a given. I plan […]

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