government

Blockchain is the next step in democratizing education

Since the time of cave paintings and scrolls, the transformation of educating and learning is one of the greatest measures of societal evolution. Still, the education sector is significantly under-digitized in comparison to other industries, with less than 3 percent of the sector’s global expenditures being contributed to technology. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) 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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How to outsmart crypto thieves with blockchain-based security

Over the past several years, digital intruders have stolen millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency. Some crypto exchanges have been hit multiple times; some even went bankrupt. Last year’s series of record-setting hacks seems to indicate that crypto exchanges have a long way to go when it comes to protecting their clients’ digital assets. IBM […]

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The people’s blockchain: Social factors influencing adoption

Every new product that enters a country is pushed and swayed in success levels by factors ranging from market need to purchasing power to social dynamics. The same is true for new technologies, like the internet. In the data visualization below, we see that countries with a high need — defined by the absence of […]

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Has blockchain tourism reached its next destination?

“I think much like the Internet was able to organize separate databases into an interlocking, networked marketplace, we see the potential to link separate blockchains together into a greater ecosystem that will lead to new business models,” said Marie Wieck, General Manager of Blockchain at IBM. “It will allow people that aren’t currently able to […]

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Clear skies ahead with blockchain in aviation: Making airspace safer

Aviation safety is a serious concern for every traveler. But on a regular basis each of us is confronted by the news of aviation incidents. The time has come for change, the use of blockchain can improve both airspace safety and the efficiency and transparency of the aviation industry. The aviation industry is subject to […]

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For cross-border payments, half the journey is getting there

At some point during a recent 27-hour journey to Singapore I had a realization: Singapore is long way from home and not somewhere you get to by accident from Texas. That might sound rather obvious to anyone with a map, but sometimes experience is the best teacher. The experience of getting from Texas to Singapore […]

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Government registries with blockchain, for efficiency and trust

How frequently do constituents experience frustration when providing information to governments? “I have to call a different department to make the same changes you just made?” “Why have I been on hold for 30 minutes to provide the same information you already have?” “This is so inefficient!” Governments are under pressure to improve the user […]

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Global trade: The role of blockchain-enabled trade finance networks

We are in the fourth industrial revolution, according to the World Economic Forum, with the world’s economy changing shape rapidly since the internet came of age. From influencing consumer preference to meeting consumer demand in a timely manner — meaning, from notification of need to gratification of need — is now at the fore of […]

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