Blockchain announcements

Fresh perspectives on the latest blockchain news and announcements from IBM, its partners and around the blockchain industry.

Think 2021: The countdown begins

Think 2021 is the premier online event of the IBM year, and is set to begin Tuesday, 11 May in Americas and Wednesday, 12 May in APAC, Japan and EMEA. Blockchain Think 2021 sessions share a common theme: using blockchain is a proven approach for solving ecosystem-level challenges. Therefore, what is generally labeled “enterprise blockchain” will continue to […]

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A sustainable future: How your next home project could help end illegal logging

As part of staying home these last many months, I’ve been working on different projects around the house. When I buy new materials for these projects from the home improvement stores in my community, I of course look for the best combination of quality and price, but like so many others today but I’m looking […]

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Disrupting the patent ecosystem with blockchain and AI

Intellectual property is becoming one of the most valuable asset classes on the planet, with the pace of innovation being the ultimate competitive advantage across global technology sectors. Patents are one of the least understood and least effectively deployed asset classes. Intangible assets — which according to US research firms now represent more than 84 […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for January: Looking ahead with 2021 predictions

Predicting the future is a dicey business. Nonetheless, we see pundits of all stripes putting forth 2021 forecasts for blockchain. For example, as cryptocurrency creeps to the mainstream, 2021 predictions for bitcoin valuation vary wildly, from $46,000 to $146,000 to a hard fall reminiscent of 2018. Projections for blockchain in business are more stable, with […]

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Happy birthday to the leading open source blockchain platform

Five years ago, the topic of conversation at nearly every tech holiday party was blockchain, blockchain, blockchain. VCs, CTOs, and CIOs had visions of cryptocurrencies and industry disruption dancing in their heads. But some saw potential for the technology to be applied to the enterprise, not as a disruptive force, but one that could facilitate […]

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Building a blockchain network designed for community-based healthcare

Our journey began when COVID-19 hit the United States. We learned of bluetooth/proximity apps that were designed to automatically alert people that someone contagious had been near them and that they, in turn, needed to isolate for a period of time. The stories of these apps are extensive, and some countries, in particular India and […]

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Seven reasons why Hyperledger Fabric users should use IBM Blockchain Platform

IBM Blockchain Platform is the IBM commercial deployment of The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric. This means our clients get the support, tools and services they need to successfully develop, deploy, operate and govern production grade blockchain solutions even in the most regulated industries. IBM has been involved in enterprise blockchain since its inception. […]

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BlockpARTy — celebrating blockchain visionaries through art

Although blockchain can reshape the world of business relationships for the better, no one company can make that happen alone. Thanks to our visionary clients, the world is seeing the art of innovation come to life in new ways of using blockchain for business. The beneficiaries are the participants in these new networks, their consumers, […]

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Building and scaling blockchain solutions for good

When inspiration strikes, you go for it! That was just what I did a couple of years ago when I was working as chief-of-staff for the blockchain chief marketing officer. I was intrigued, not only by blockchain as an emerging technology, but by the prospect that it would be a game changer for doing social […]

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