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Three features of blockchain that help prevent fraud

The typical organization loses five percent of revenues to fraud each year, according to a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Unfortunately, fraud in a business can go undetected for a long time and is often hard to uncover. The following three features of blockchain can help make business networks less susceptible to […]

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I’ll only eat blockchain cereal with a food safety label on the box

With the recent announcement of blockchain being used to improve consumer confidence in food safety, you may see another label join the growing list on your favorite box of cereal or carton of ice cream. Organic, non-GMO, fair trade and more Have you noticed that more and more food products have “USDA organic” or “Non-GMO […]

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Bringing trade finance to small and medium enterprises

Thanks to a collaboration between seven European banks and IBM, small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe could be trading in a whole new way by the end of this year. How? It’s called the Digital Trade Chain, and it’s based on a prototype trade finance and supply chain solution that was originated by KBC. The […]

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Top five takeaways from K(NO)W Identity Conference

The current approach to digital identity management is unsustainable. It’s become necessary to move away from intermediary and provider-controlled models toward user-controlled digital identity. Last week, challenges to this undertaking, along with potential solutions, were discussed at K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington, DC. These are my top five takeaways. 1. Identity is a critical element […]

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Transforming an industry: Making blockchain real for insurers

Blockchain is emerging as a potentially disruptive force capable of transforming the insurance industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. In every meeting I’ve had with global insurance chief experience officers (CXOs) in the last couple of months, I was asked about blockchain. I’ve found that most insurance CXOs are keen to […]

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Your guide to IBM Blockchain at Consensus 2017

IBM joins enterprise leaders and developers from industry startups, investment firms, tech companies, financial institutions and academic groups in New York, NY for Consensus 2017. The third annual blockchain summit hosted by CoinDesk will take place from May 22 – 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Here’s your guide to how IBM Blockchain will […]

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Blockchain and food safety at the CGF Global Summit

In Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Michael Palin said, “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” It seems like an easy request to fulfill, but that isn’t always the case. While food is one of the most basic requirements of human survival, contaminated foods cause sickness — or even worse. What if […]

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Turn up blockchain with Hyperledger Composer at Consensus 2017

The great classical composers scratched out scores on sheets of paper. Today, there are all kinds of computer programs and mobile apps to help you create music — even if you’ve never touched a musical instrument. In a similar fashion, Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Composer is a collaboration toolset that both developers and non-developers can use […]

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From concept to production: Getting real with blockchain at Consensus

Last year, Consensus was the blockchain event to attend, and this year it’s shaping up to be the same. Presented by CoinDesk, the blockchain technology summit in New York City will feature more than 100 speakers and draw a crowd of over 2,000 attendees. However, a few things will have changed. In 2016, industry leaders […]

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