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 intelligence supply chains

Blockchain use cases for supply chains are typically associated with traditional commerce, using a distributed ledger to secure and accelerate the sequence of processes, resources and material that produce and distribute goods or services for consumption. But intelligence production and dissemination — commonly understood as collecting information of law enforcement, military or political value — […]

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Blockchain explained: Why it’s not just about Bitcoin

In the webinar series “Now Being Served”, my colleagues and I answered questions about blockchain with the goal of getting blockchain explained in a way that was both precise and relatable. Do I really need a cryptocurrency to run a Blockchain? This is one of those questions I hear from clients regularly. It’s not a […]

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The top 10 blockchain skills you need to develop

The lack of blockchain skills is a top concern and significant inhibitor to blockchain adoption in companies across a variety of industries. According to Bloomberg, blockchain-related job postings on LinkedIn increased four-fold in 2017. If you are new to blockchain and wonder what it takes to build the skills and habits necessary to be a […]

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Who has the power in enterprise blockchains?

Stretching well beyond the technology that enterprise blockchain networks bring, choosing a governance model that is right for you and your organization is critical to business success. Many organizations spend the great bulk of their time fleshing out the correct governance models for their consortiums, ensuring that the correct parties have the access they both […]

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Blockchain, disruption, and the financial services landscape

The buzz and energy surrounding blockchain technology is apparent no matter what type of media is analyzed, what industry is examined, or whether the organization is a startup or established incumbent. It can be difficult to distinguish what it means for you and your business, and, specifically, what this platform means for finance moving forward. […]

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Losing your driver’s license on the blockchain identity highway

Digital disruption has changed the way we think about our identity. From Amazon’s “tell it once” payment service through to Facebook’s federated single sign solution, more and more of us are embracing the notion of self-authenticating against a trusted online source of our choosing. Why? For the simple reason that doing so makes our lives easier. […]

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Talk show-on-wheels meets blockchain

Who says technology must be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world as we know it. Yet, there is also a lighter side of tech that piques excitement in non-techies when they envision how technology can help their lives become better. That’s […]

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Blockchain as a cross-domain security solution

By design, a blockchain business network securely shares information between different organizations by distributing ledger transactions to peer nodes located throughout the business network, including nodes physically located within a competing organization’s security environment and domain. The same blockchain security design features that enable these secure cross-organizational information transfers are also ideally suited to ensure […]

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Choose your blockchain consortium and know your peers

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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