financial services

Enterprise blockchain for verifying product authenticity

100% extra virgin olive oil. Fair trade coffee. Conflict-free minerals. Most of us are familiar with these terms, and every day we place our trust in labels and our favorite retailers, but how do we know these claims are real? Many products are in fact mislabeled or have misleading labels. Did you know that more […]

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Nordea drives prosperity with a blockchain trading solution

At Nordea Bank, digital innovation means becoming more relevant to our customers. We’ve made good progress in this as a founding partner of the we.trade trade finance consortium. Powered by blockchain technology, we.trade connects buyers and sellers in a trusted, efficient digital ecosystem that streamlines trade across Europe’s borders. Transaction volume has grown quickly since […]

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Blockchain and other emerging technologies for financial services

Blockchain and cryptoassets have, and rightly so, received a large amount of coverage and analysis during the last few years. In the background, and potentially representing technology tools and applications that might be more applicable for most organizations at this stage, artificial intelligence has continued to permeate an array of industry verticals. With the continuous […]

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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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Episode 8: How blockchain changes the world of financial services

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Blockchain and the importance of a toolset Karl Muth is a teacher, strategist, speaker and investor. He has spent his career advising, investing in, and starting new companies and wears many hats on both the professional and […]

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How blockchain is driving innovation in financial services

The past three years have seen an astonishing number of blockchain pilots introduced to explore the emerging technology’s potential impact in the banking industry. Of course, even during the most manic days of blockchain hype, it was always clear that only the most thoughtful projects would eventually make their way into production and demonstrate real […]

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Blockchain’s potential to revolutionize crowdfunding

As blockchain continues to be implemented by numerous organizations, both in the financial services space and across other industry verticals, most of the focus has remained on the large projects launched by multinational corporations. That makes sense when viewed through the amounts of financial and human capital that have been invested into these projects, but […]

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What we really mean when we talk about “real” blockchain

The advent of any new technology always sparks healthy and lively debate over fundamentals: standards, business models, best practices and the like. Blockchain is no exception. We’re seeing that kind of debate unfold today as the technology continues to evolve and gain traction. Some in the blockchain community are asking, “What constitutes real blockchain?” I’m […]

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IBM and Samsung SDS advancing blockchain and business outcomes

With the blockchain revolution heading full steam ahead, throughput speed is top-of-mind for enterprise organizations that want to maximize their investment and performance. Combining forces to deliver the best possible blockchain network for application development, IBM and Samsung SDS are continuing to collaborate on strengthening The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and blockchain ecosystems. With faster […]

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