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Three features of blockchain that help prevent fraud

The typical organization loses five percent of revenues to fraud each year, according to a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Unfortunately, fraud in a business can go undetected for a long time and is often hard to uncover. The following three features of blockchain can help make business networks less susceptible to […]

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I’ll only eat blockchain cereal with a food safety label on the box

With the recent announcement of blockchain being used to improve consumer confidence in food safety, you may see another label join the growing list on your favorite box of cereal or carton of ice cream. Organic, non-GMO, fair trade and more Have you noticed that more and more food products have “USDA organic” or “Non-GMO […]

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Blockchain in academia: Training for students and educators

As interest in blockchain grows, so does demand for a skilled technical workforce that can use the technology to bring networks into production. To help meet the increasing need for blockchain developers, consultants and architects, IBM has added blockchain to the Academic Initiative, a program that provides students and educators with training resources to develop […]

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Your guide to the IBM Blockchain Platform announcement

It’s an exciting time to be working with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that has progressed from concept to reality in a variety of industries. Over the past two years and from involvement in over 400 client engagements, IBM has learned what can help businesses looking to build a blockchain solution. Today, that work and […]

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Top three segments from Live! From Tomorrow “Blockchain for Business”

“I know the world is complicated, but the blockchain keeps us true.” This was sung (and I do mean “sung”) by Matthew Hooper in the July 27 episode of Live! From Tomorrow. The episode, which was developed with support from Mashable and IBM Blockchain, explored blockchain technology’s evolution from the realm of hobbyists to the […]

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The difference between public and private blockchain

There are a number of explanations on what blockchain is and what exactly is the difference between Bitcoin and blockchain, but another area where I get many questions, is the difference between public and private blockchain. The similarities of public and private blockchain Many flavors of blockchain have evolved over the years and the terminology […]

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The difference between Bitcoin and blockchain for business

Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they aren’t. However, they are closely related. When Bitcoin was released as open source code, blockchain was wrapped up together with it in the same solution. And since Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain, people often inadvertently used “Bitcoin” to mean blockchain. That’s how the misunderstanding started. […]

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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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Blockchain explained at SXSW

This year, one of the hottest topics as South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin was blockchain. Analysts and IT leaders named it one of the top disruptive technologies at SXSW. The event brought together a diverse group of attendees: a digital agency researcher, a retired math teacher, a retail technology expert, and the list goes on. I had the pleasure of meeting these tech enthusiasts when they dropped by the IBM Blockchain stand in the IBM is Making experience to learn more about the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin.

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