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Blockchain Newsletter for January: Looking ahead with 2021 predictions

Predicting the future is a dicey business. Nonetheless, we see pundits of all stripes putting forth 2021 forecasts for blockchain. For example, as cryptocurrency creeps to the mainstream, 2021 predictions for bitcoin valuation vary wildly, from $46,000 to $146,000 to a hard fall reminiscent of 2018. Projections for blockchain in business are more stable, with […]

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A look at the operations in blockchain-anchored business networks

In building a blockchain platform-centric business network, it is very important to define and build a network with operational efficiencies for sustainability. 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 the […]

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Blockchain and the healthcare industry: How to get started

Many of us in the technology field are reflecting on how we can help build a stronger, more resilient future for healthcare. As the industry focuses on digital transformation, there is a greater appetite to solve business challenges with emerging technologies, such as blockchain. This is because, by definition, blockchain technology empowers organizations to digitize transactions […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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