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How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency

The mining and metals sector has been around for thousands of years. As the founder of a tech company setting out to innovate the industry, I’m often asked why innovate given the industry’s continued success. At MineHub, we asked ourselves how can large companies adopt innovative technologies to generate efficiencies, without creating disruption? You see, […]

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Looking at how the next ten years of blockchain can change lives

In 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense sought a solution to locate its military units, operations, and targets anywhere on the planet. By the beginning of the 1980s, 24 satellites in orbit became what today we know as GPS. Today we use the Global Positioning System everywhere! Cars, phones and multiple devices use a solution […]

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Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster

My company, Stronghold, is a financial services provider of native blockchain solutions. When my co-founder and I saw the rise of blockchain platforms, we felt that most were focused heavily on the technology and too far removed from real-world use cases. Bearing this in mind, we’ve applied blockchain technology to traditional fiat currencies. Instead of […]

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The Blockchain Game: A great new tool for your classroom

Blockchain technology can be a game-changer for accounting, supply chain, banking, contract law, and many other fields. But it will only be useful if lots and lots of non-technical managers and leaders trust and adopt it. And right now, just understanding what blockchain is, can be difficult to understand even for the brightest in these […]

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Exploring possibilities to disrupt financial services through blockchain

There are over 85,000 financial cooperatives, or credit unions, worldwide. Unlike a bank, these cooperatives are non-profit financial institutions and exist to serve their members. Since these institutions are not-for-profit, their collaborative nature often causes them to work together to achieve the common goal of providing the best service to members, leading to the development […]

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Why are smart contracts important?

Why are smart contracts important? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Udit Sharma, Business Account Executive, US Public Sector: Why are smart contracts important? “A smart contract […]

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From insight to action: Lessons from blockchain first movers

When you go for a swim, do you dive right in or do you test the waters, standing by and letting others jump first? With blockchain, we have witnessed a similar pattern: certain industries and organizations have rapidly embraced the technology, while others have waited on the sideline to watch the results play out before […]

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Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech innovation

One of the best things about working at IBM — and in the RegTech field in particular — is meeting daily with the engineers and developers who are driving technological innovation in the financial industry. Consider, for example, the blockchain space. While blockchain’s decentralized, distributed-ledger technology is most popularly known as the basis for cryptocurrencies […]

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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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