Blockchain education

Educating articles that help you gain a deeper understanding of blockchain.

What we really mean when we talk about “real” blockchain

The advent of any new technology always sparks healthy and lively debate over fundamentals: standards, business models, best practices and the like. Blockchain is no exception. We’re seeing that kind of debate unfold today as the technology continues to evolve and gain traction. Some in the blockchain community are asking, “What constitutes real blockchain?” I’m […]

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Building a blockchain-powered workforce to meet growing demand

Gibraltar’s emergence as a leading blockchain hub stems from extensive planning, collaboration between regulators and industry, as well as bold initiative. As a jurisdiction, Gibraltar has a strong track record for seizing opportunities presented by new and exciting technological innovations. Having taken a lead in developing a thorough licensing process for the gaming industry, Gibraltar […]

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Chicago universities lead the charge in blockchain education

Midwest universities have been playing an integral role in technology since the development of the modern internet and the browser wars. This paradigm has not waivered with the emergence of blockchain technology. Despite the downturn in market prices of top cryptocurrencies, the interest continues to grow amongst the academic communities, led in large part by […]

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Episode 3: A blockchain origin story

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Enabling complete ownership with blockchain Today’s episode is an exciting one — it’s the first time since episode one that your host, Matt Hooper, is interviewing someone from IBM Blockchain. Kathryn Harrison is the Director of Global […]

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Open innovation in blockchain is key to mass adoption

The tech community has been talking about “open” a lot these days. Maybe it’s because most of us know that openness drives innovation while fostering new markets — especially where new technology is concerned. While it’s easy to put some code on GitHub, label it “open” and call it a day, being open means more […]

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Blockchain can help increase access to credit for SMEs

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. And small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often the primary generators of new jobs and economic growth, particularly in the developing world. Unfortunately, the global demand for SME credit stands at $2.38 trillion with three quarters of the SMEs being financially constrained. Countries with the appropriate legal and institutional […]

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Will 5G be the catalyst for blockchain and IoT adoption?

  Read the original article, published February 27, 2019 on Smartereum. Over the last year or so, we have started seeing the inevitable marketing of the “next big thing” from the cell phone carriers — 5G. The Big 4 carriers in the U.S. have all announced plans for rollouts of their 5G networks. While what […]

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Making blockchain technology real for business owners

There’s no shortage of internet videos featuring blockchain experts speaking on panels and in front of whiteboards. But what does blockchain actually look like when it comes to life in the real world? That’s what we set out to show in this new video about we.trade. It’s the trade finance network convened by IBM Blockchain […]

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The Blockchain Game: A great new tool for your classroom

Blockchain technology can be a game-changer for accounting, supply chain, banking, contract law, and many other fields. But it will only be useful if lots and lots of non-technical managers and leaders trust and adopt it. And right now, just understanding what blockchain is, can be difficult to understand even for the brightest in these […]

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