digital identity

Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

I still find the word blockchain elicits thoughts of cryptocurrency much of the time, which does disservice to this disruptive new technology. Bitcoin launched in 2011 and was the first large scale implementation of blockchain technology. Media, investors and bleeding edge technologists have talked about cryptocurrencies for years and folks incorrectly think these technologies are […]

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Building trust in supplier information management

One area of supply chain management that I have not seen much written about in terms of blockchain and have been focused on is supplier information management. Many other areas that have been written about ad nauseum include transaction settlement, audit transparency, ethical sourcing, shipping data, compliance management, provenance, automation, food safety, and brand protection. […]

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Building enterprise blockchains that stand for good: 5 principles for blockchain

Technology never exists in a vacuum. That’s especially true at the cutting edge, where new innovations hold the potential to transform the world at a scale difficult to contemplate. Like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, blockchain has the capacity to deliver good and not so good outcomes alike. We’ve already seen both — in its […]

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Blockchain can help increase access to credit for SMEs

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. And small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often the primary generators of new jobs and economic growth, particularly in the developing world. Unfortunately, the global demand for SME credit stands at $2.38 trillion with three quarters of the SMEs being financially constrained. Countries with the appropriate legal and institutional […]

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Episode 1: The future of protecting your wallet and identity

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Blockchain identity and digital credentials, with Adam Gunther and Drummond Reed Welcome to the first episode of IBM Blockchain Pulse with your host (and blockchain evangelist), Matt Hooper! Blockchain is one of the pioneering innovations of our […]

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Exploring possibilities to disrupt financial services through blockchain

There are over 85,000 financial cooperatives, or credit unions, worldwide. Unlike a bank, these cooperatives are non-profit financial institutions and exist to serve their members. Since these institutions are not-for-profit, their collaborative nature often causes them to work together to achieve the common goal of providing the best service to members, leading to the development […]

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How Kansas basketball can pioneer a blockchain use case

Blockchain technology enables a safe and secure peer to peer (P2P) ecosystem to exchange value and host applications that expand outside the hype-driven realm of cryptocurrency — complimenting the trend of digitizing stores of value like coupons, gift cards and event tickets. Right now, blockchain has cured many of our inefficient back office tasks, but […]

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Blockchain for trusted IT service management

Blockchain-enabled self-sovereign identity (SSI) facilitates and secures all IT service management (ITSM) processes by providing assured, trusted identity and credentials for all configuration items (CIs) throughout their entire lifecycle. With SSI, every ITSM-applicable entity — every participating organization, person, and managed CI (network device, software instance, and others) — can be identified, identifiable, credentialed and […]

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Collateral damage over credits or security assets? Try blockchain

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. Collateral boosts this access by providing credit lenders with an asset-backed security or trust in repayment of a loan in the event of default. When the integrity of this collateral is ensured, risk is reduced, interest rates are lowered, and economic growth is fueled. When the system breaks down […]

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