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Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials

Despite industry efforts, “conflict resources” can still make their way into products. A little over a decade ago, I co-published a Financial Times article that served as an industries wake-up call about this problem. The article highlighted findings from a study I’d done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where their war was funded by […]

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Blockchain brings visibility to the finished vehicle supply chain

In the auto industry, it can be said that there are two kinds of supply chains. The first and more talked about relates to the flow of parts and components from an enormous web of suppliers into a relatively small number of car manufacturers, or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It’s largely about planning, forecasting and […]

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What is a central bank digital currency?

From bank hackers to a cashier giving you the wrong amount of change, the current financial system is wrought with both technical susceptibilities and human error. By using blockchain technology to build upon the current framework, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could lead to improvements on the current payments system while reducing overall costs […]

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The future is crowdfunded

You may have heard about equity crowdfunding as a way of financing a business. Most people have actually participated in crowdfunding before and don’t realize it. If you’ve ever made a donation or tithed, that is a form of crowdfunding known as donation-based crowdfunding. For those history buffs our there, they’ll inform you that the […]

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Blockchain for multi-domain command and control targeting

To successfully plan and execute today’s complex military operations in defense of a nation’s interests requires timely, accurate, trusted and unambiguous communications up, down, and across an extended chain-of-command spanning multi-national air, ground, sea, space and cyber forces. Blockchain can facilitate and accelerate these multi-domain command and control (MDC2) operations by providing assured, cross-domain digital […]

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5 principles of blockchain: The foundation for a network of networks

This week, the largest gathering of women technologists in the world will convene for the 19th Annual Grace Hopper conference in Orlando. A mathematician and pioneering computer scientist who spent most of her decades-long career shipping code for the United States Navy, Hopper was instrumental in advancing the idea the programming languages could one day […]

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Episode 8: How blockchain changes the world of financial services

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Blockchain and the importance of a toolset Karl Muth is a teacher, strategist, speaker and investor. He has spent his career advising, investing in, and starting new companies and wears many hats on both the professional and […]

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Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations — like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” — have been a wakeup call to the world about the scope of the […]

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Blockchain is the next step in democratizing education

Since the time of cave paintings and scrolls, the transformation of educating and learning is one of the greatest measures of societal evolution. Still, the education sector is significantly under-digitized in comparison to other industries, with less than 3 percent of the sector’s global expenditures being contributed to technology. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and […]

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