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Love at first block: Sustainability with the help of blockchain

Over the past 17 years, my team at Newlight has been working to turn air and greenhouse gas into a material found throughout nature called AirCarbon. There are a number of interesting things about AirCarbon: first, it is a meltable material, so as we look for solutions to help solve our ocean plastics problem, it […]

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BlockpARTy — Sustainability matters

Consumers today care about the interconnected world around them. They expect the companies they buy from to respect the earth and its people as they make their products, whether it’s ethically sourcing palm oil, practicing organic farming methods or minimizing waste. Our innovative clients have a vision of how blockchain is uniquely positioned to demonstrate […]

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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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Episode 16: Using technology to empower startups and have a global impact

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Making a difference with social entrepreneurship Have you ever met someone who truly loved their job so much that you found yourself grinning ear-to-ear as you listened to them explain how they spend their days? Well, Matt Hooper […]

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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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How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea — even a potentially world-changing idea — is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps that can hold them back. We look at our mission as encouraging, empowering […]

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