Blockchain-based Batavia platform set to rewire global trade finance

After being stagnant for a long time, the global trade finance industry has been on the receiving end of efforts to innovate through new technologies and development. Several of these efforts are based on the use of blockchain, a type of shared, distributed ledger on which the history of transactions is digitally recorded and cryptographically […]

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric enables confidentiality in blockchain for business

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric is one of the various Hyperledger projects and represents a blockchain for business framework implementation. It’s a permissioned distributed ledger that supports desired enterprise capabilities such as smart contracts, consensus, confidentiality, resiliency and scalability. In this article I will focus on confidentiality, defined as the ability to control access to sensitive […]

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Starting your business at the speed of blockchain

According to the World Bank’s latest Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs report, the largest number of reforms made in the past 15 years aimed at facilitating the requirements for starting a business, with 626 reforms recorded in the past 15 years. As it stands, the time needed to start a new small or […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Data is the basis for all

To bring blockchain concepts to life, we must look at the new technology through a conceptual lens to explore the promising disruptive qualities that are present at its very core. My team and I not only seek to build the next generation of technology, but we also take time to think about how to maximize […]

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Collaboration: Unlocking decentralized, digital identity management through blockchain

Identity theft is an all too common occurrence. Our personal information is not under our control and lives in repositories that are targets for hackers. The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 1,339 breaches impacting over 170 million records in the U.S. in 2017 alone. The global numbers are so staggering that no one has been able to […]

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How IBM is helping establish, evolve and extend blockchain networks

The digital economy has made trust more important than ever. Without trust and transparency, vast amounts of value are trapped and siloed inside business processes and organizations. That’s why blockchain is quickly moving mainstream as an important new way to instill trust into transactions and entire business processes. Interest in blockchain has never been greater, […]

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Top 5 questions for choosing a blockchain technology

As the market around blockchain continues to grow, a range of different distributed ledger technologies are becoming available for enterprise users to apply blockchain. When looking at your options, it is important to note that certain protocols are suited to certain use cases, and time-to-value can be accelerated by leveraging existing networks that already exist. […]

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Getting started on the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, is transforming the way people transact. But how do you get started putting blockchain to work for your business? This seems to be a question that both executives and developers are struggling with, so I’m going to provide a three-step guide to help you learn how to take an idea […]

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Three areas in the insurance industry to use blockchain

You buy insurance — auto, health, life — because you want to be sure you and your family will be OK if anything unexpected happens. But as time drags on while you wait for a claim to be processed, you start to wonder if the benefits are worth the hassle and higher premiums. These negative […]

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