Blockchain Events

Blockchain events offer the opportunity to engage with blockchain through educational seminars, demos, collaboration and networking.

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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IBM Blockchain Pulse: Your new home for everything blockchain

As we enter 2019, the world has turned a corner, advancing from just unleashing the possibilities of blockchain technology to realizing its tangible impact across the globe. Because blockchain continues to reshape business faster than ever — and from your feedback on what you expect regarding our editorial content — the time felt right to […]

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Marketing blockchain: The human side of the story

There’s a quote on the wall just inside the door of the 6th floor offices where the IBM Blockchain marketing team for North America works here in New York: “Every time we’ve moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block and try something […]

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What’s the difference between a blockchain and a database?

If you are familiar with cryptocurrency, then you are probably familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the underlying technology ensuring transactions are accurate, transparent and immutable. Why is this technology important? When you’re working across a large number of individual stakeholders, there’s always the fundamental presence of inconsistency. Even if you completely trust the other person, […]

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The evolution of the IBM Blockchain Platform: Choice and control on IBM Z and LinuxONE

We’re living in a multicloud world. Today, 85 percent of businesses rely on multiple clouds to meet their IT needs, with 71 percent using more than three[1]. What this means in practice for enterprise clients is that they have multiple architectures in place. This may be fine for “tried and true” workloads — like credit […]

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Four reasons why blockchain startups and corporates should collaborate

Blockchain is still in the early days of enterprise adoption. To tackle this head on, IBM recently launched the new Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator, which is a non-dilutive set of programs for building and scaling successful enterprise blockchain companies globally. The core component of these programs is enabling the successful collaboration between startups and […]

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Cleveland rises to the forefront of blockchain thought leadership

After 17 years on the West Coast, working for Intel and a variety of tech start-ups on disruptive technologies like virtual reality, OTT video, discrete graphics, digital store fronts and more, I migrated back to Cleveland for my position at Folio Photonics, a local start-up in next generation optical-based random access mass storage. Actually, more than […]

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