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Monthly topics garnering news coverage and attention within the blockchain industry.

Blockchain Newsletter for February: Sustainability, COVID-19, crypto and digital events

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Of the 96 companies that have been included in the Forbes Blockchain 50 since 2019, only 12 have made the list for all three years — including IBM. Three other 2021 listees have partnered with IBM for their claims to Forbes fame. A.P. Moller-Maersk made the list for TradeLens, the international shipping platform co-created with more

Blockchain Newsletter for January: Looking ahead with 2021 predictions

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Predicting the future is a dicey business. Nonetheless, we see pundits of all stripes putting forth 2021 forecasts for blockchain. For example, as cryptocurrency creeps to the mainstream, 2021 predictions for bitcoin valuation vary wildly, from $46,000 to $146,000 to a hard fall reminiscent of 2018. Projections for blockchain in business are more stable, with more

Blockchain Newsletter for December: Building the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

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This time of year brings holiday treats, a global sigh of relief that 2020 is almost over, and a spate of predictions for 2021. Martha Bennett, IT industry analyst at Forrester Research, predicts that 30 percent of blockchain pilot projects will make it into production. IBM Blockchain general manager Alistair Rennie confirms that the 30 more

Blockchain Newsletter for November: The state of blockchain standards and policies

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Expanding choice for clients on blockchain technology is the key takeaway from IBM’s recent announcement of a beta program to bring R3’s enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE mainframes both on premises and to IBM Cloud. In parallel, IBM Services will establish an R3 center of excellence leveraging IBM Blockchain Services design thinking more

Blockchain Newsletter for October: Blockchain tackles carbon, cobalt and deforestation

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IBM Blockchain solutions have been featured recently in some pretty impressive venues. IBM Executive Chairman Ginni Rometty shared a video on the Learning Credential Network at the White House in September at a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, led by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce. And Paul Roma, more

Blockchain Newsletter for September: Moving business forward with blockchain

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While “cut spending” was a pretty universal response to COVID-19, many organizations also realize that technology spending and digital transformation go hand in hand — and neither can stay on the back burner for long. According to a recent study from IBM Institute of Business Value, despite the pandemic, organizations plan to increase technology investments more

Blockchain Newsletter for August: How the world is putting blockchain to work

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Blockchain is widely recognized for its use cases in the supply chain, from track and trace capabilities and provenance transparency to dispute resolution and streamlining communications between participants in a complex network. Active projects can be found in supply chains for food, beverages, aerospace, automotive and shipping, to name a few. Blockchain-enabled trading networks like more

Blockchain Newsletter for July: Are digital health passports in our future?

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As the world steps cautiously towards reopening, can a health passport increase safety and confidence? In light of COVID-19, using blockchain to verify identity and health status is taking center stage — with reservations. In this month’s briefing, we also look at why traditional banks and investment firms are turning bullish on blockchain as a business strategy. more

Blockchain Newsletter for June: COVID-19 spurs blockchain innovation

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Welcome to the first issue of Blockchain News You Can Use. We hope to become a “must read” among the hundreds of news sources you have at your fingertips. What makes us different? Each month we will focus on one or two critical topics, crystallizing the news coverage into a quick read about what’s important more