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Can the future of fintech really be found in blockchain-based smart contracts?

Blockchain is arguably the most significant innovation since the internet with individuals, companies and even governments embracing the technology. An appealing feature of blockchain technology is smart contracts. Smart contracts are gaining widespread use and ease of creation as global processes are becoming increasingly digitised. They serve as an alternative to traditional contracts which are […]

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3 key areas of enterprise blockchain adoption in 2021

Many businesses are seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as a watershed for technology and innovation investment. Technology budgets have been reprioritised with a laser focus on near-term return on investment as a necessity for most. At the same time remote working, lockdowns and supply chain challenges have accelerated digital transformations that otherwise might have taken a […]

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Blockchain and sustainability through responsible sourcing

Mining for cobalt, an essential raw material for lithium-ion batteries, carries a high cost in human suffering. More than 60 percent of the world’s supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with about 45 percent coming from large-scale mining operations. The remaining 15 percent comes from small-scale mines in the DRC, where children […]

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A groundbreaking vaccine will need a groundbreaking supply chain

News of the first successfully completed vaccine trial has the potential to bring relief to billions of people around the world. But as encouraging as trials may be, it is extremely important to note that a vaccine cannot be as effective if it is not effectively distributed and trusted by the public. To their credit, […]

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Episode 23: Translating enterprise blockchain innovation through art

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. Enterprise blockchain innovation through art The IBM Blockchain Pulse has had a lot of extraordinary guests featured on the podcast so far. They’ve featured leaders in government and business, space tech executives and designers, as well as startup founders […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for August: How the world is putting blockchain to work

Blockchain is widely recognized for its use cases in the supply chain, from track and trace capabilities and provenance transparency to dispute resolution and streamlining communications between participants in a complex network. Active projects can be found in supply chains for food, beverages, aerospace, automotive and shipping, to name a few. Blockchain-enabled trading networks like […]

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How blockchain can transform a teachers’ pension system

When teachers retire, they expect accurate pension payouts. That’s also the goal of plan administrators, who have an obligation to ensure pension system integrity. Still, inadvertent errors can occur. And if a cybercriminal breaks into the system or corrupts teacher information such as time of service, salary or date of birth, the system will be […]

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Heightened focus on security for public sector agencies

Technology innovations like IoT, autonomous systems and mobile solutions invariably bring with them increased risks and security threats. Today’s news cycle features a constant stream of stories on hackers commandeering household nanny-cams, smart thermostats and video-enabled doorbells. The expansion of the Internet of Things has dramatically increased the attack surface. As the number of connected […]

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Technology for good: Advancements with social responsibility

Sweden’s blood services agency texts donors when their blood donations save a life. In Australia, underwater robots plant coral “babies” to repopulate the Great Barrier coral reef. IoT-driven, dynamic congestion tolling in the UK has led to the lowest carbon emissions since 1888. Each of these examples underscores the common theme that technology innovations are […]

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