Blockchain momentum rallies healthcare

Blockchain education, Blockchain in healthcare, Blockchain research

In 2016, we saw a wave of interest and investment targeted at blockchain applications for the financial services industry. As the year comes to a close, that same momentum is carrying blockchain beyond the boundaries of financial services to drive forward another industry; healthcare. In recent study, the IBM Institute for Business Values indicated that ...read more


Leveraging blockchain to improve food supply chain traceability

Blockchain announcements, Blockchain in food safety, Blockchain in the food supply chain

Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart announced its new ...read more


Security, food safety and cognitive with blockchain

Blockchain events, Blockchain in food safety, Blockchain sessions

At IBM World of Watson this week, Silicon ANGLE’s theCUBE sat down with Shyam Nagarajan, Director of Worldwide Sales for Blockchain, to discuss some hot topics surrounding this emerging technology including security, food safety & cognitive applications. With blockchain coming to the forefront of the industry and the next era of transactional processing, many companies are starting ...read more


Financial institutions adopting blockchain faster than expected

Blockchain in financial services, Blockchain research, Blockchain sessions

According to a recent Reuters article, widespread financial adoption of blockchain technology was thought to be at least 5 to 10 years away. But a recent IBM study shows 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale commercial blockchain products in 2017. Fireside chats and panelist sessions at Money20/20 hinted at this ...read more


Blockchain wows World of Watson

Banking and financial markets, Blockchain events, Blockchain sessions

While the sessions surrounding blockchain at World of Watson were as varied as the industries blockchain applies to, one thing was clear: the demand for information surrounding this emerging technology is rampant. Whether these sessions interfered with the lunch hour or even surrounding keynotes, each one was standing room only, overflowing with attendees fascinated with ...read more


Blockchain Unleashed: Hello world!

Blockchain announcements, Blockchain development, Blockchain education...

As the new IBM Blockchain Digital Marketing Leader, I am excited to launch our blog Blockchain Unleashed today. The spirit of the blog is to capture relevant conversations on how blockchain technology is changing our world — with the possibility of doing for transactions what the Internet did for information. It will provide news, interviews, ...read more


Arizona takes inside lane on adoption of digital licenses

Identity management, Mobile identity, Trusted identity

Last month the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and IBM completed their first joint pilot to evaluate the applicability of digital identification documents for DMV agencies. ADOT is considering several pilots to help them explore the concepts of a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL). This initial endeavor represented a significant industry milestone as it was the first time that a ...read more


Safely vetting a digital driver’s license

Identity management, Mobile identity, Trusted identity

As the adoption of mobile driver licenses (mDL) evolves, the safety of law enforcement must be taken into consideration. When an officer pulls over a driver and approaches the vehicle the officer must not be distracted so that he or she can have “eyes on the driver” at all times. In these situations, the officer will ...read more


Secure verifiable anywhere anytime digital driver’s licenses

Digital identity, Identity management, Trusted identity

Today physical identity cards are used to represent personally identifiable information (PII). A common example is a driver’s license (DL) that uses paper or plastic to represent an individual’s credentials issued in compliance with ISO/IEC 18013-1. However, the representation of PII may soon be changing as the interest in mobile driver licenses is growing. As ...read more