Top three segments from Live! From Tomorrow “Blockchain for Business”

“I know the world is complicated, but the blockchain keeps us true.” This was sung (and I do mean “sung”) by Matthew Hooper in the July 27 episode of Live! From Tomorrow. The episode, which was developed with support from Mashable and IBM Blockchain, explored blockchain technology’s evolution from the realm of hobbyists to the […]

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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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Blockchain for fraud prevention: Industry use cases

Fraud — and the lack of transparency that enables it — is a growing problem for businesses around the world. In a list published on Risk.net, fraud ranked as one of the top 10 operational risks of 2017. But a cutting-edge technology called blockchain could provide the fraud prevention capabilities these businesses are looking for. […]

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So, what are you doing with blockchain?

As hundreds of people, representing over 75 companies, gathered for the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in Atlanta, the main question echoing in the halls was, “What are you doing with blockchain?” While I smiled each time I heard this, I was more ebullient that over half the responses involved the actions being taken and the […]

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Thought leaders reimagine their industries at blockchain summit

What will happen when you bring together a bunch of early blockchain adopters, influencers and visionaries looking to disrupt their industries? A whole lot of innovation — at least that’s what I hope! Today, at the IBM Blockchain Summit in Atlanta, senior executives will be taking advantage of an exclusive opportunity to connect with blockchain […]

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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 first. But can we just say, Groningen second?

The biggest blockchain hackathon. In the world. Let that sink in for a bit. And, in modest little Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. For some time now, the city of 200,000 has been punching above its weight. With the success of this past event, it has made an indelible mark on the global […]

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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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