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Blockchain Newsletter for July: Are digital health passports in our future?

As the world steps cautiously towards reopening, can a health passport increase safety and confidence? In light of COVID-19, using blockchain to verify identity and health status is taking center stage — with reservations. In this month’s briefing, we also look at why traditional banks and investment firms are turning bullish on blockchain as a business strategy. […]

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Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […]

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From lettuce to luxury goods, blockchain helps industries thrive

What do you think of when you hear blockchain? The term cryptocurrency leaps to mind for many people, but that definition fails to represent the breadth and depth of blockchain today. Over the past several years, practical blockchain use cases have emerged as organizations worldwide recognized blockchain as a tool to help solve real-world problems […]

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Reshaping the telecommunications ecosystem and business models

The telecommunication industry has a central position in the lives of business and people, sitting at the heart of a world that is becoming more connected every day — more digital and more virtual. In order guarantee innovative communication services like broadband and 4G in the recent past and now 5G, communication providers need to […]

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Blockchain and the unbanked: Changes coming to global finance

Cryptocurrencies may have become better known for their wild fluctuations and unwanted links to scams in recent times, but it’s worth remembering the potential that digital coins hold as a force for good. The world has over 1.7 billion people who have no access to any form of banking infrastructure, despite many of them having […]

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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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