Blockchain announcements

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

MiPasa project and IBM Blockchain team on open data platform to support Covid-19 response

Powerful technologies and expertise can help provide better data and help people better understand their situation. As the world contends with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, officials battling the pandemic need tools and valid information at scale to help foster a greater sense of security for the public. As technologists, we have been heartened by the […]

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The latest in multicloud support, distributed consensus, security and more

In the past year, the IBM Blockchain Platform has made great strides in providing the most advanced tooling and deployment flexibility for building enterprise blockchain networks. Last September, we released a fully multicloud version of IBM Blockchain Platform software optimized for RedHat OpenShift and able to run on any Kubernetes-based environment. Today, we are excited […]

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How tokenization and digitized assets can help investors unlock trillions from the economy

It would be hard to argue that in many ways we are already living in a digitized economy. We use apps to send money to our friends, pay bills, buy our groceries, and more. But the truth remains that we see vast areas of our economy remain restrained by analogue. Some items have proven easier […]

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Hyperledger Fabric and the power of the group

I always say that enterprise blockchain is a team sport. And I’m often asked, “Jerry, what does that mean?” Blockchain is a technology that draws its strength and stability from the team — or in this context — the group or consortium of organizations working towards a common goal. Not coincidentally, open source — one […]

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Bonds of Trust: Blockchain and disaster relief

On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of more than 130 mph. As Harvey tracked up the Texas and Louisiana coastline over the next four days, it dumped more rain on the region than it normally receives in an entire year. Approximately […]

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Hyperledger achieves huge milestone: Introducing Hyperledger Fabric 2.0

On January 30, 2020, Hyperledger, hosted by The Linux Foundation, formally released Hyperledger Fabric v2.0, marking a significant milestone in distributed ledger technology (DLT). It is clear that blockchain technology is progressing at a rapid pace, as indicated by this milestone. From the start, Hyperledger Fabric was designed to be an enterprise-grade, distributed ledger platform […]

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Lights, camera, blockchain! Tech for Good goes Hollywood

Exactly a year ago IBM Originals pre-screened our first feature length documentary Code and Response to a packed room at Brand Storytelling at the annual Sundance Film Festival. The movie shined a spotlight on the increasing global problem of natural disasters and how a group of unlikely heroes, “coders” emerged as a new type of […]

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Five trends to shape blockchain in 2020

The year 2019 was pivotal for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain’s promised value into tangible business results. As active blockchain networks bring real transformative change to a number of industries, the IBM Blockchain team conducted […]

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Protect Pharmaceutical Product Integrity with the Pharmaceutical Utility Network

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Interoperability Pilot demonstrates how blockchain technology can be used to effectively track and trace certain prescription drugs throughout the supply chain. The visibility offered by blockchain makes it easier for pharmaceutical supply chain actors to comply with with the DSCSA (a U.S. law that goes into effect in […]

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