Blockchain Explained

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

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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Weather, wither, whether: How blockchain enables precision agriculture

In the past few years, there has been an increasing emphasis on precision agriculture. The practice of precision agriculture helps ensure that every small parcel of land has measured and obtained the right amounts of fertilizer, seed, water and other requirements. Local weather patterns are used as an aid in accurate cultivation, and harvesting and […]

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Blockchain, the GDPR and what accounting professionals need to know

One could say, in all objectivity, that in following the 2017 buzz, excitement and hype around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, 2018 appears to be the year digital information, blockchain and digitization of data is going mainstream. Cutting through the buzz and excitement that surrounds blockchain — just like every other new technology option that enters […]

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How the benefits of open source blockchain can benefit credit markets

FinTech companies everywhere are building blockchain solutions. We think ours is unique not only for what it does, but for the open source blockchain technology we’re using as well. Our company is Global Debt Registry, and we help institutional investors and warehouse lenders better manage risk, improve efficiency and pricing in the credit markets by […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Bringing it all together

In the last post, I covered abstract concepts, such as the value of data in relation to blockchain, and the necessity of strong networks. Now, I want to move from the abstract towards the concrete, and discuss how blockchain is maturing, what this means for our business networks, and the questions we must ask as […]

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Digital transformation: Next Gen procurement and supply chain

Procurement and supply chain are at the cusp of a disruption with AI, IoT and blockchain technology. A digital transformation is ensuing with the promise of greater efficiency in business processes, operations, transparency and security. Just look at some of the news trending in the tech world right now with Walmart using blockchain to trace […]

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Enterprise-ready blockchain brings transparency to supply chains

There are over 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which five to six million are currently being transported on oceans, rails and roads. In the shipping process, inconsistent information and limited transparency across organizational boundaries can sometimes hinder the efficient movement of goods. These costly inefficiencies could soon be eliminated by blockchain supply […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Data is the basis for all

To bring blockchain concepts to life, we must look at the new technology through a conceptual lens to explore the promising disruptive qualities that are present at its very core. My team and I not only seek to build the next generation of technology, but we also take time to think about how to maximize […]

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