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How blockchain adds trust to AI and IoT

You picked your doctor because your doctor has a thing for technology, just like you do. And your doctor does not disappoint. She has a new AI doctor’s assistant, that is expertly trained, having ingested millions of medical periodicals to date. It would not be humanly possible for your doctor to keep up with all the […]

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Building and scaling blockchain solutions for good

When inspiration strikes, you go for it! That was just what I did a couple of years ago when I was working as chief-of-staff for the blockchain chief marketing officer. I was intrigued, not only by blockchain as an emerging technology, but by the prospect that it would be a game changer for doing social […]

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HR recruiters are putting blockchain to work

Japan’s human resources (HR) industry is undergoing a transformation. Lifetime employment is no longer guaranteed. Promotion by seniority has started to collapse. And the job market is becoming ever more borderless. That’s why Japanese firms are exploring new work styles closer to global ones. In particular, many employers now allow employees to work side jobs, […]

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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […]

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Matching skills to the right job: Preparing for a new economy

Over the last few years, employers have become less interested in what degrees people have and more interested in what actual skills they possess. But there’s one challenge with that: it’s hard to know what skills someone truly has. You can look at resumes and at jobs or social media platforms, but that information is […]

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Empowering participation in the energy transition with blockchain

The energy industry is on the path of an unprecedented transition, shifting towards a more ecosystem-centric model in response to four key disruptors: decarbonization, decentralization, digitalization and democratization — to be at the heart of the transition to net-zero carbon. This transition has been brought into focus as the world navigates a global pandemic. With […]

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Blockchain gives power back to musicians

Imagine this: a single platform where you can search for a song and uncover a record of every single player that has touched that song from inception to delivery. Every songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and everyone in between. Imagine a transparent revenue-sharing model that pays artists their fair share of royalties right away. Imagine a […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for July: Are digital health passports in our future?

As the world steps cautiously towards reopening, can a health passport increase safety and confidence? In light of COVID-19, using blockchain to verify identity and health status is taking center stage — with reservations. In this month’s briefing, we also look at why traditional banks and investment firms are turning bullish on blockchain as a business strategy. […]

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Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […]

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