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Why are smart contracts important?

Why are smart contracts important? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Udit Sharma, Business Account Executive, US Public Sector: Why are smart contracts important? “A smart contract […]

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Answering your questions on Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale

There’s been a lot of confusion (and Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) about The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale; and, admittedly, a lack of information about best practices that can help you yield improved performance and scale. The reality is that Hyperledger Fabric does perform and scale nicely, given the right compute and networking […]

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What is a corporate blockchain?

We have this image in our head of an overworked Chief Technology Officer summoned to the boss’s office and told to produce a corporate blockchain but without all that dodgy cryptocurrency. We imagine this CTO is puzzled. We certainly are. What is a corporate blockchain? Here is our take: A corporate blockchain is a database […]

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How Kansas basketball can pioneer a blockchain use case

Blockchain technology enables a safe and secure peer to peer (P2P) ecosystem to exchange value and host applications that expand outside the hype-driven realm of cryptocurrency — complimenting the trend of digitizing stores of value like coupons, gift cards and event tickets. Right now, blockchain has cured many of our inefficient back office tasks, but […]

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10 startups in the next wave of enterprise blockchain business networks

In the enterprise world, the success of blockchain relies on building and scaling business networks. We’ve blazed a trail at IBM with several emerging networks such as IBM Food Trust™ and TradeLens. These blockchain networks are still in early days and show great promise, though there are many open opportunities to tackle use cases that […]

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Blockchain for the mining industry: Ethical cobalt production

From powering our smartphones, enabling electric vehicles to break into the mainstream, or massively improving renewable energy storage, lithium-ion battery technology is transforming consumers’ lives. Battery technology is making our cities greener while allowing the devices we rely on each moment of the day to operate more efficiently. Yet there is a conundrum. How do […]

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Privacy in blockchain collaboration with zero knowledge proofs

Consider a new applicant for a credit card who needs to convince the credit company that they have maintained sufficient average balance in their bank account over the last three months. The traditional way of doing this is for the applicant to share the bank statements over that period. But, this reveals much more personal […]

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IBM Blockchain Pulse: Your new home for everything blockchain

As we enter 2019, the world has turned a corner, advancing from just unleashing the possibilities of blockchain technology to realizing its tangible impact across the globe. Because blockchain continues to reshape business faster than ever — and from your feedback on what you expect regarding our editorial content — the time felt right to […]

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From insight to action: How are first movers innovating with blockchain?

We discussed many insights garnered from blockchain first movers as they have progressed towards commercialization in our previous blog, From insight to action: What have we learned from blockchain first movers, including why they are investing in blockchain and what are the barriers they have had to overcome. We shared that, surprisingly, many organizations are […]

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