Blockchain Education

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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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Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech innovation

One of the best things about working at IBM — and in the RegTech field in particular — is meeting daily with the engineers and developers who are driving technological innovation in the financial industry. Consider, for example, the blockchain space. While blockchain’s decentralized, distributed-ledger technology is most popularly known as the basis for cryptocurrencies […]

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The yellow pages of blockchain has arrived: Networks are now visible to the world

In the 1830s the first Yellow Pages emerged as an organized directory of businesses. This had a profound effect on commerce and is an often-overlooked key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Simply put, the Yellow Pages put businesses on the map and made them known to the world. Without it, a business was hidden and […]

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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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