Blockchain Explained

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

Applying blockchain privacy to the insurance industry

Recently, some of my colleagues published an excellent and informative article on the evolution of privacy and confidentiality in networks built on The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. As an industry practitioner, I look to apply that philosophy to insurance business network design. As the article details, “Privacy is frequently achieved by mechanisms that enforce the confidentiality […]

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How blockchain can drive sustainability accounting

Blockchain technology is, almost without argument, the topic of the year and is even more high profile for the accounting and financial services industries. Almost without exception, major conferences, journals, media publications and most conversations, are impacted by this technology. Even with all of the excitement, investment and analysis, however, most of the conversations have […]

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Hyperledger Fabric: What you need to know about the framework that powers IBM Blockchain

Let’s get to the bottom of it — what is really behind a blockchain network? The IBM Blockchain Platform is powered by The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger, which was formed by over 20 founding companies in December 2015, making it easier than ever for businesses to adopt distributed ledger technologies. With the core framework in place, […]

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Enterprise blockchain: Enabling trust in digital manufacturing networks

As the manufacturing industry moves from a physical to a digital supply chain, new technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM) and computer numerical control (CNC) machining are transforming how companies manufacture, distribute and maintain products. Digital manufacturing has led to a shift toward decentralized manufacturing models in which parts are manufactured at the place and […]

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What is blockchain technology?

Every day, cutting-edge technology changes the way we connect, engage and improve the world around us. Most of the time, these innovations come to life in ways that we couldn’t have imagined, allowing us to make progress faster, smarter and more efficiently than ever. Blockchain is one of those advancements. As one of the most […]

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Taste the future with a blockchain meal

Preparing dinner for our loved ones is more than serving a tasty meal. Like many consumers, I want to know what goes into my body and those of my family and friends. I want to be confident that the fish I purchase is exactly what I think it is — not a substitute of lower […]

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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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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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