Beyond proof of concept: Blockchain highlights from Sibos 2017

These days, you can’t go to a financial services conference such as Sibos without encountering animated discussions about blockchain. The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin has matured in several areas over the last year, and it’s now at a point where companies are looking to go beyond proof of concepts (PoCs). Because of my […]

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Three uses for blockchain in banking

The banking and financial services industries have a complex relationship with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that was popularized by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. On the one hand, blockchain presents numerous opportunities to transform how people exchange value. The technology provides participants in a business network with a shared, immutable history of transactions — records […]

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Paving the road to self-sovereign identity with blockchain, open standards

Imagine a world in which you always have peace of mind that your personal information is safe. Imagine a world in which your information cannot be shared without your clear, explicit consent at the time of the transaction; where you decide who can access what information, when, and for how long. In this world, you […]

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On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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Trailblazing with blockchain at Sibos 2017

As we head into Sibos 2017, one of the world’s premier global financial services conferences, it is exciting to discuss the entirely new level of trust and transparency blockchain can bring to industry, and the business value it can drive. Organizations are now in a race to capture the tremendous business value potential of blockchain […]

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Building the future of financial services with IBM Blockchain at Sibos

The rise of digital technologies is leading to change in many industries, and financial services is not exempt from disruption. Sibos, a financial services event that will be held next week in Toronto from October 16 – 19, presents an opportunity for savvy financial leaders to network, discuss business strategy and collectively shape the future […]

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Blockchain in demand: Breaking into the growing job market

Now that companies across a broad range of industries have gone from trying Blockchain to starting blockchain-based networks, demand for blockchain skills is exceeding supply. The technology is still new enough that the talent pool for it remains light, and opportunities exist for people with the right skills. Job opportunities in blockchain Many people think […]

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Using blockchain to disrupt trade promotions

I’ve been delving into blockchain’s capabilities for quite some time, and talking with clients across many industries. I wanted to share the knowledge I’ve acquired as well as how IBM is advancing blockchain technology to help clients digitally reinvent their back-office finance processes. The challenge lies in concisely expressing the intricacies of blockchain, but I’ll […]

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New collaboration on trade finance platform built on blockchain

Challenges in international trade finance are a major barrier to growth in global trade. Trading partners today rely on a on complex and paper-heavy process to secure their transactions. Seeking to address this issue, Swiss bank UBS and IBM began work in 2016 on a global trade platform based on blockchain, the shared, distributed ledger […]

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