Brigid McDermott

Improving confidence in food safety with IBM Blockchain

The spinach on the grocery store shelf is bright green and looks delicious, but how do you know it is actually safe for you to eat? What if your retailer could see and validate with certainty where that spinach was grown, handled, stored and inspected, as well as every stop it made on its journey […]

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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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Advancing blockchain in the new digital economy with Fordham, IBM and cyber leaders

Blockchain in the new digital economy has the potential to ensure a safe and sustainable cyber-physical-social ecosystem which is densely instrumented, closely interconnected and interoperable. Blockchain is a vast database with a digital timestamp within a million computers all over the world. This distributed ledger stores transactions of value — assets, information, money or records. […]

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