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Exploring possibilities to disrupt financial services through blockchain

There are over 85,000 financial cooperatives, or credit unions, worldwide. Unlike a bank, these cooperatives are non-profit financial institutions and exist to serve their members. Since these institutions are not-for-profit, their collaborative nature often causes them to work together to achieve the common goal of providing the best service to members, leading to the development […]

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Leading the blockchain conversations taking place at SXSW

If you are involved in the tech world, chances are you have heard of SXSW, the week-long conference and series of festivals hosted in the city of Austin, Texas. What started as a local music festival in 1987 has become throughout the years one of the world’s biggest gatherings of creative professionals across the board. […]

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Taking the next step towards deploying blockchain for business anywhere

Throughout IBM Think, an important message has resonated everywhere — empowering businesses to overcome vendor lock-in and the freedom of choice to apply IBM technology wherever data resides. Our Watson team made some major announcements this week about making AI models and applications run across any cloud. Today, we are re-stating that same commitment for […]

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14 banks using we.trade for global trade finance, breaking down trade barriers for business

A shipment of 12 bottles of rare wine moves by truck from a small winery in France to a buyer in Spain. Twenty pieces of office furniture from the U.K. are sold to a German retailer and arrive two weeks later. Transactions like this happen daily, but for many small and medium businesses, the financing […]

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Global trade: The role of blockchain-enabled trade finance networks

We are in the fourth industrial revolution, according to the World Economic Forum, with the world’s economy changing shape rapidly since the internet came of age. From influencing consumer preference to meeting consumer demand in a timely manner — meaning, from notification of need to gratification of need — is now at the fore of […]

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Become a contributor to the Blockchain Pulse community

The Blockchain Pulse blog hosts emerging conversations, stories and opinions from around the blockchain community, and we would like to extend an invitation to thought leaders and subject matter experts who would like to add their voice to this space. Your stories can include summaries of important breakthroughs or technical achievements and their potential uses, […]

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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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