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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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Open innovation in blockchain is key to mass adoption

The tech community has been talking about “open” a lot these days. Maybe it’s because most of us know that openness drives innovation while fostering new markets — especially where new technology is concerned. While it’s easy to put some code on GitHub, label it “open” and call it a day, being open means more […]

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Cook up your blockchain solution with IBM Design Thinking

Whether you are a startup or a large enterprise, IBM Blockchain Garage Services can help you navigate your blockchain journey, find the very best blockchain use cases, build a minimal viable product (MVP) with the speed of a startup, then deploy and scale in production like an enterprise. We use the proven IBM Garage Method, […]

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Public versus private: What to know before getting started with blockchain

Since being published, the next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform has been announced. Therefore, IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan will be removed from the IBM Cloud Catalog starting July 5th, 2019 and you will not be able to provision new instances after that. However, existing instances will be supported until June 4, 2020. To […]

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Self-sovereign identity: Our recent activity as a Sovrin Steward

During the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, IBM announced our entrance into the decentralized identity arena by joining the Sovrin Foundation. The days that followed have been busy and exciting, and highlighted by both IBM and community milestones. Developer enablement To help developers get acquainted with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Indy concepts we contributed two […]

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Great day to blockchain: Positive contributions to the industry

A rising tide lifts all ships. A step forward for one is a step forward for all. Because blockchain is a team sport, any advancement, whether from collaborator or competitor, brings the world closer to realizing the true interoperable potential of blockchain. It’s a great day to blockchain and each announcement around Consensus 2018 is […]

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The difference between public and private blockchain

There are a number of explanations on what blockchain is and what exactly is the difference between Bitcoin and blockchain, but another area where I get many questions, is the difference between public and private blockchain. The similarities of public and private blockchain Many flavors of blockchain have evolved over the years and the terminology […]

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Going big and going global: IBM Blockchain at Consensus

In the last year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people talk about blockchain. Before, it was all about the opportunities for disruption and the transformation that distributed ledgers would make possible. Everyone had ideas about how to use the technology, but it had only been applied in one significant way: Bitcoin. […]

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Put your hacker hat on for Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus

Business leaders and tech enthusiasts alike are enamored with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that is poised to breathe new life into stagnant industries by transforming traditional business transaction processes. No longer limited to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and digital payments, blockchain is breaking free thanks to forward-thinking organizations and individuals. Already, blockchain-based networks are being implemented […]

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