Supply Chain

Blockchain adds greater visibility, transparency and efficiency across the entire supply chain so goods can be traded with confidence.

Bringing trade finance to small and medium enterprises

Thanks to a collaboration between seven European banks and IBM, small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe could be trading in a whole new way by the end of this year. How? It’s called the Digital Trade Chain, and it’s based on a prototype trade finance and supply chain solution that was originated by KBC. The […]

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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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Blockchain Technology Summit: Across the industries

This is the year of blockchain: the year that business networks based on blockchain are put into production around the world. Early adopters have been using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. I’m super excited for the IBM Blockchain Technology Summit in Atlanta on […]

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Going big and going global: IBM Blockchain at Consensus

In the last year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people talk about blockchain. Before, it was all about the opportunities for disruption and the transformation that distributed ledgers would make possible. Everyone had ideas about how to use the technology, but it had only been applied in one significant way: Bitcoin. […]

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The difference between Bitcoin and blockchain for business

Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they aren’t. However, they are closely related. When Bitcoin was released as open source code, blockchain was wrapped up together with it in the same solution. And since Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain, people often inadvertently used “Bitcoin” to mean blockchain. That’s how the misunderstanding started. […]

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IBM InterConnect: Reimagine your industry with blockchain

IBM clients are speaking out about their blockchain projects and implementations. Over the past several days of IBM InterConnect, I’ve gotten to see how they are reimagining business networks and processes in their industries with this new technology. Blockchain transforms financial institutions Distributed and decentralized ledgers are the records of the future. Their shared nature […]

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Disrupting supply chain financing with blockchain at Mahindra

At Mahindra, we operate in a wide spectrum of industries — from automotive and farm equipment, to financing, IT services, hospitality and clean energy. Our “Rise” values and the spirit of entrepreneurship, drive innovation and creation of industry-leading brands. We strive to stay ahead of the technology curve and maintain a start-up mindset. It was […]

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Trust in trade: Announcing a new blockchain partner

IBM has a new blockchain partner to leverage the vast amount of data in current supply chains and transform it into operational efficiency.  Supply chains have excelled at gathering this data to improve efficiencies in trade. However, increases in data have not been paired with an increase in trust. Data is kept within an organization, […]

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Blockchain for business: Top 5 to-dos at InterConnect

Blockchain. This distributed ledger technology has been mentioned several times in recent meetings, but you still don’t know that much about it or how it works. Everyone’s saying it’s going to transform the way businesses transact, making it easier, faster and safer to transfer value between different parties. However, you haven’t yet figured out how […]

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