Blockchain explained at SXSW

This year, one of the hottest topics as South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin was blockchain. Analysts and IT leaders named it one of the top disruptive technologies at SXSW. The event brought together a diverse group of attendees: a digital agency researcher, a retired math teacher, a retail technology expert, and the list goes on. I had the pleasure of meeting these tech enthusiasts when they dropped by the IBM Blockchain stand in the IBM is Making experience to learn more about the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin.

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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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Netki’s solutions for blockchain benefit from Hyperledger

Enterprises everywhere are looking to blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin, as the new way to transact across business networks. One IBM Blockchain partner, Netki, is building digital identity solutions to help break down barriers related to risk and compliance in modern blockchain environments. In a recent interview with Justin Newton, the CEO of […]

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Google Hangout: Preview of IBM Blockchain at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) has transcended typical industry events and sits in a league all its own. Since it attracts the most prolific speakers, brands and creative campaigns year after year, audiences expect nothing less than a fully immersive, educational and entertaining experience. On the heels of Cognitive Studio in 2016, IBM is gearing up […]

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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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Blockchain comes to SXSW with Hyperledger Fabric and IBM

The Internet is going through a revolution, transforming from a medium for information to a medium for trading and tracking value — from currency to music. This year, developers will have a special opportunity to experiment with blockchain, the exciting technology behind Bitcoin, and apply it to fields such as music, film, and virtual reality […]

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Hyperledger Fabric from a developer’s perspective

By leveraging the distributed ledger technology of blockchain, companies are experimenting with new ways to make transactions. Hyperledger Fabric provides the foundation for developing blockchain solutions. It is designed to enable confidentiality, scalability and security in business environments through modular architecture, pluggable implementations and container technology. IBM Blockchain partner Loyyal is using blockchain and smart […]

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The tipping point for blockchain

How did the modern world begin? Not with a bang, but instead with something most people have never even heard of: packet-switching. Packet-switching is the idea that large messages can be transmitted more efficiently by breaking them up into small, identically-sized chunks. This seemingly modest idea paved the way for researchers and the Department of […]

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Loyyal transforms loyalty with Hyperledger Fabric

Blockchain is the distributed ledger technology that is changing the way companies transact. The Hyperledger Project is an open source collaborative effort designed to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies by enabling communities of software developers to build blockchain frameworks and platforms. Interested to see how members are benefiting from the community and how they’re using Hyperledger […]

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