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Building and scaling blockchain solutions for good

When inspiration strikes, you go for it! That was just what I did a couple of years ago when I was working as chief-of-staff for the blockchain chief marketing officer. I was intrigued, not only by blockchain as an emerging technology, but by the prospect that it would be a game changer for doing social […]

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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […]

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect and C19 Coalition: Facilitating PPE disbursement

The private sector has responded heroically to the new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from highlighting the 24/7 heroism of healthcare workers, to apparel companies making protective gowns and masks, restaurants providing free meals, and technologists that have quickly taken years of expertise and experience to launch entirely new capabilities for combatting the crisis. […]

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Mythbusters for Business Partners: Blockchain facts or fiction

Let’s be honest with each other. How many of you still believe that blockchain technology is Bitcoin? Or that it’s only applicable for cryptocurrency? Well, blockchain has become so much more. The most popular misconception is that Bitcoin equals blockchain. When Bitcoin was the only blockchain, there wasn’t much distinction between the terms. As the […]

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Blockchain applications that are transforming the world

Blockchain is more than a technology, it’s a movement that can help all industries redefine their most important relationships through trust, transparency and collaboration. Progressive executives are already exploring industry blockchain applications and realizing the value that removing friction, building trust and unlocking new value across their business can provide. In the supply chain area, […]

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The future of blockchain

In March 2010, Bitcoin had a value of less than a penny. Less than a decade later, each Bitcoin had a value of almost USD 20,000 and early investors were driving Lamborghinis. And while the excitement around Bitcoin will always be intrinsically tied to the price, its ubiquity drove blockchain, the technology that secures cryptocurrency, […]

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The kickstart to your blockchain startup

As a technology pioneering innovation, blockchain attracts companies of every size, funding and geography. According one study by PwC, 84 percent of executives surveyed said their companies are “actively involved” with the technology.  We’ve seen companies in every industry — from supply chain to healthcare — drawing on their subject matter expertise in the field […]

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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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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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