Blockchain announcements

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

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 Casey 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 […]

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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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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […]

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Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […]

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect and C19 Coalition: Facilitating PPE disbursement

The private sector has responded heroically to the new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from highlighting the 24/7 heroism of healthcare workers, to apparel companies making protective gowns and masks, restaurants providing free meals, and technologists that have quickly taken years of expertise and experience to launch entirely new capabilities for combatting the crisis. […]

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Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution

Aquaculture has been going through something of a revolution. It’s easy to forget that aquaculture is a relatively new industry, with the most established farms having gotten their start in only the late 20th century. However, it’s a good thing they did. Seafood producers using acquaculture now account for more than half of all fish […]

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