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Fresh perspectives on the latest blockchain news and announcements.

On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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Using blockchain to disrupt trade promotions

I’ve been delving into blockchain’s capabilities for quite some time, and talking with clients across many industries. I wanted to share the knowledge I’ve acquired as well as how IBM is advancing blockchain technology to help clients digitally reinvent their back-office finance processes. The challenge lies in concisely expressing the intricacies of blockchain, but I’ll […]

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New collaboration on trade finance platform built on blockchain

Challenges in international trade finance are a major barrier to growth in global trade. Trading partners today rely on a on complex and paper-heavy process to secure their transactions. Seeking to address this issue, Swiss bank UBS and IBM began work in 2016 on a global trade platform based on blockchain, the shared, distributed ledger […]

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Improving confidence in food safety with IBM Blockchain

The spinach on the grocery store shelf is bright green and looks delicious, but how do you know it is actually safe for you to eat? What if your retailer could see and validate with certainty where that spinach was grown, handled, stored and inspected, as well as every stop it made on its journey […]

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Blockchain in academia: Training for students and educators

As interest in blockchain grows, so does demand for a skilled technical workforce that can use the technology to bring networks into production. To help meet the increasing need for blockchain developers, consultants and architects, IBM has added blockchain to the Academic Initiative, a program that provides students and educators with training resources to develop […]

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Your guide to the IBM Blockchain Platform announcement

It’s an exciting time to be working with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that has progressed from concept to reality in a variety of industries. Over the past two years and from involvement in over 400 client engagements, IBM has learned what can help businesses looking to build a blockchain solution. Today, that work and […]

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Bringing trade finance to small and medium enterprises

Thanks to a collaboration between seven European banks and IBM, small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe could be trading in a whole new way by the end of this year. How? It’s called the Digital Trade Chain, and it’s based on a prototype trade finance and supply chain solution that was originated by KBC. The […]

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Blockchain and food safety at the CGF Global Summit

In Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Michael Palin said, “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” It seems like an easy request to fulfill, but that isn’t always the case. While food is one of the most basic requirements of human survival, contaminated foods cause sickness — or even worse. What if […]

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Turn up blockchain with Hyperledger Composer at Consensus 2017

The great classical composers scratched out scores on sheets of paper. Today, there are all kinds of computer programs and mobile apps to help you create music — even if you’ve never touched a musical instrument. In a similar fashion, Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Composer is a collaboration toolset that both developers and non-developers can use […]

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