Conference

Previews, guides and recaps of blockchain conferences.

Seven reasons to be thankful for blockchain

  Sure, coming off the holiday there were probably very few of us that gave thanks for blockchain but it has been a big year to think about.  It’s been nothing less than epic for blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that is being used to facilitate direct value exchange over the internet. Why is it […]

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Blockchain provenance: Where’s my new sweater really from?

Recently we learned that a major steel company falsified inspection certificates that detailed the quality of aluminum and copper it sold. This scandal is now reverberating through the global supply chain. Hundreds of major auto, aircraft and train manufacturers worldwide have long relied on this company to provide raw materials for their products. These companies are now […]

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Beyond proof of concept: Blockchain highlights from Sibos 2017

These days, you can’t go to a financial services conference such as Sibos without encountering animated discussions about blockchain. The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin has matured in several areas over the last year, and it’s now at a point where companies are looking to go beyond proof of concepts (PoCs). Because of my […]

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Building the future of financial services with IBM Blockchain at Sibos

The rise of digital technologies is leading to change in many industries, and financial services is not exempt from disruption. Sibos, a financial services event that will be held next week in Toronto from October 16 – 19, presents an opportunity for savvy financial leaders to network, discuss business strategy and collectively shape the future […]

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How C-suite executives are playing the blockchain game

The competition is heating up as industry leaders across industries such as finance and supply chain explore how blockchain can be used to reimagine the fundamental ways they exchange value and information. However, many C-suite executives (CXOs) are beginning to recognize that blockchain is not a technology that works well in isolation. For the benefits […]

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Rethink financial services with IBM Blockchain at Distributed: Trade

Do you ever get frustrated by how long it takes for an international payment to clear? Or how difficult it is to obtain insurance for your business and products? You might be interested to know that companies around the world are working to improve these processes through technology called blockchain. And on July 24, I’ll […]

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The food industry gets an upgrade with blockchain

Food is vital to life — what we often don’t realize is that food, which provides our nourishment, can be harmful — harmful to people and harmful to the environment. Costs associated with foodborne illness alone range from $55 – 93 billion in just the United States, and that is after one-third of the food […]

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Top five takeaways from K(NO)W Identity Conference

The current approach to digital identity management is unsustainable. It’s become necessary to move away from intermediary and provider-controlled models toward user-controlled digital identity. Last week, challenges to this undertaking, along with potential solutions, were discussed at K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington, DC. These are my top five takeaways. 1. Identity is a critical element […]

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Blockchain and food safety at the CGF Global Summit

In Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Michael Palin said, “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” It seems like an easy request to fulfill, but that isn’t always the case. While food is one of the most basic requirements of human survival, contaminated foods cause sickness — or even worse. What if […]

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