business

Blockchain to transform insurance value chain

The insurance industry at its core is built on the legal promise to pay a compensation in case of a loss. Trust is at the core of this promise. However, the level of trust consumers have on their insurance provider is average. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) surveyed 1,100 business insurance executives in 34 countries […]

Continue reading

Streamlining financial netting with blockchain

A process that is ripe for digitization and automation is financial netting, a way of consolidating or reconciling multiple payments between two or more parties to create a single amount due to each participant. It simplifies doing business and reduces risk. Banks do it. Securities, currency and other markets do it. Service providers, central exchanges […]

Continue reading

Episode 24: How the ticketing industry is thriving in the midst of a global pandemic

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. IBM Blockchain Pulse has had the privilege of hosting several returning guests this season but few have worked in industries as heavily impacted by COVID-19 as our guests today; Matt Zarracina and Ken Lesnik, the founders of True Tickets. […]

Continue reading

Blockchain for invoice reconciliation and dispute resolution

Every industry experiences a productivity hit when discrepancies arise around financial settlements. In the supply chain, for example, processes that may even be part of an automated procure-to-pay workstream grind to a halt when an invoice and the related goods received documentation don’t match up. Even data-driven industries like telecommunications are affected, with hundreds of […]

Continue reading

Episode 23: Translating enterprise blockchain innovation through art

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. Enterprise blockchain innovation through art The IBM Blockchain Pulse has had a lot of extraordinary guests featured on the podcast so far. They’ve featured leaders in government and business, space tech executives and designers, as well as startup founders […]

Continue reading

Blockchain Newsletter for October: Blockchain tackles carbon, cobalt and deforestation

IBM Blockchain solutions have been featured recently in some pretty impressive venues. IBM Executive Chairman Ginni Rometty shared a video on the Learning Credential Network at the White House in September at a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, led by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce. And Paul Roma, […]

Continue reading

A look at the business in blockchain-anchored business networks

In building a blockchain platform-centric business network, it is very important to articulate and actualize the value for all stakeholders on that network. In our previous post, we discussed how important trust is to building these networks and the key role blockchain plays to enable trust and transparency for all participants. We also laid out […]

Continue reading

The case for governance in founder-led blockchain networks

The hardest part of building blockchain networks is not configuring the technology; it is designing the rules of the road for how ecosystem partners will work together to achieve their goals. In one word, the hardest part is network governance. Governance design is the design of strategic and operational models aligned to member benefits that […]

Continue reading

Episode 22: The trust technology for complex supply chain management

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. Adopting blockchain during a pandemic: Why it is the innovation we need during this time In today’s show, Matt Hooper is joined by IBM Blockchain Pulse’s second return guest, the incredible Rachel Wolfson! Rachel is a blockchain podcast host, […]

Continue reading