Blockchain Explained

The fundamentals of blockchain technology, including use cases that demonstrate how it works, where to use it and key considerations for production.

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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Your unanswered questions on the ROI of blockchain

Over the last year, there has been an overwhelming amount of excitement around blockchain, but will the technology live up to the hype? From cryptocurrencies to supply chain platforms, the emerging technology that underpins these networks is a powerful tool that should be sensibly evaluated by business leaders to understand whether it is worth the investment. […]

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Block chalk: How blockchain education is sprouting in Kansas

Regret never sits well. Especially when the feeling derives from something you can see a mile away. The avoidance of this feeling and the desire to attach myself to a positive disruption are driving factors that lead to my interest in blockchain. Blockchain technology is gaining momentum and I get many questions about how I […]

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True Tickets: A startup built entirely with IBM Blockchain

Are you a concert or event goer? Ever had issues with the ticketing process or seen ticket scalpers outside the gates? I certainly have. For many years, consumers, artists and venues have endured problems with ticketing, including fraudulent tickets and ticket scalping. However, one company has set out to change the status quo. Using blockchain […]

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Blockchain interoperability: I do not think it means what you think it means

I am frequently asked about blockchain interoperability by my executives, clients, industry colleagues, press and analysts. My response has been pretty consistent: It depends on what you mean by interoperability, and what use case you have in mind. Technology consumers are interested in interoperability because they don’t want to be locked into a specific vendor […]

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Digital currencies: The next paradigm shift for my money

Why do I need a bank account to hold, manage or spend money? I really shouldn’t have to pay fees and service charges, especially since my money — everyone’s money — is the gas in the bank’s lending engine. But if I don’t have a bank account, how do I pay my bills? I often […]

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Two truths and a lie: The newest party game to explain blockchain

The subject of blockchain and the technology behind it is still a hot topic. In the course of an evening, 9 out of 10 parties refer to blockchain at least once — in a non-scientific study conducted by this author. The word “blockchain” is going more mainstream but the fundamental understanding still remains confusing for […]

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Public versus private: What to know before getting started with blockchain

Is a public online forum a better form of communication than a private email? I think most would agree that’s the wrong question to ask — it depends what you’re trying to do. In much the same way, there is no blanket approach to applying blockchain technology to achieve all goals. Blockchain first emerged as […]

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Symbiotic collaboration: A key to succeed with blockchain in financial services

What’s stopping blockchain from becoming a more pervasive technology in financial services? If you think it has something to do with the technology behind blockchain, you’re partially wrong — it’s the nature of the solution that is causing the barrier. For a blockchain-based solution to work successfully, it requires multiple entities to come together in […]

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