Supply chain

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

Digitizing Global Trade with Maersk and IBM

Since this post was published, A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the global supply chain. For more information, please go to www.tradelens.com, follow the TradeLens blog and the TradeLens LinkedIn page. A global trade platform using blockchain technology aimed at improving the cost […]

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Making blockchain real for business

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize businesses and change how societies interact. It alters the paradigm of how multi-party transactions are performed by enabling a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions between counter parties in a business network. Organizations can now leverage blockchain to fundamentally rewrite existing business models, processes and systems, […]

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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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Blockchain in healthcare: Patient benefits and more

Blockchain technology is a game-changer with the potential to impact not one or two industries, but the complete landscape of how business is done. When 200 healthcare executives were surveyed, 16 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale sometime this year. The key players for blockchain adoption will be regulators, industry groups […]

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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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Top learnings about blockchain for supply chain at Distributed: Trade

What if you could transfer funds to your business partner in another country in real time, without having to worry about fraud or settlement delays? What if you could track a mango back to the grower in a couple of seconds, as well as see every stop it’s made on the supply chain between the […]

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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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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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