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Fresh perspectives on the latest blockchain news and announcements.

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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The evolution of the IBM Blockchain Platform: Choice and control on IBM Z and LinuxONE

We’re living in a multicloud world. Today, 85 percent of businesses rely on multiple clouds to meet their IT needs, with 71 percent using more than three[1]. What this means in practice for enterprise clients is that they have multiple architectures in place. This may be fine for “tried and true” workloads — like credit […]

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Four reasons why blockchain startups and corporates should collaborate

Blockchain is still in the early days of enterprise adoption. To tackle this head on, IBM recently launched the new Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator, which is a non-dilutive set of programs for building and scaling successful enterprise blockchain companies globally. The core component of these programs is enabling the successful collaboration between startups and […]

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Cloud-based IBM Blockchain Platform now runs in multiple environments

Blockchain technology can mean many things to many people, but one key tenet of the technology is that it is dependent on the network effect. The larger, more open, diverse and distributed a network, the stronger its trust mechanisms and the greater its value to members across a network. However, this can create challenges in […]

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How the UAE is empowering its citizens through blockchain

Blockchain is proving to be a disruptive technology. Over the last few years, countries, governments and organizations started experimenting with blockchain, and are now adopting this transformational technology. The United Arab Emirates has been tapping into the potential of blockchain to revolutionize its government processes and citizen services. Dubai’s journey with blockchain dates back to […]

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Joining forces for the advancement of blockchain technologies

Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation’s open-source collaborative for the advancement of enterprise blockchain technologies, and Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA), a global standards organization focused on delivering and advancing the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, announced on October 1, 2018 they would be joining each other’s organizations as associate members. Per both organizations, this joint effort is to […]

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