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The yellow pages of blockchain has arrived: Networks are now visible to the world

In the 1830s the first Yellow Pages emerged as an organized directory of businesses. This had a profound effect on commerce and is an often-overlooked key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Simply put, the Yellow Pages put businesses on the map and made them known to the world. Without it, a business was hidden and […]

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Blockchain in insurance: Five reasons why openIDL will succeed

As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, I have spent the last two and a half years working on blockchain with our U.S. banking and insurance clients. More recently, I have been the IBM technical executive overseeing open Insurance Data Link (openIDL), the insurance network partnership with the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). It’s been very […]

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The time is right to treat human data as personal property

Imagine for a moment you’re a typical suburban homeowner. On a sunny Saturday morning you decide to mow your lawn. You go to the garage and throw open the door, expecting to see your lawn mower where you always leave it. With a shock you see your lawn mower is gone. Someone has taken your […]

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Applying blockchain privacy to the insurance industry

Recently, some of my colleagues published an excellent and informative article on the evolution of privacy and confidentiality in networks built on The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. As an industry practitioner, I look to apply that philosophy to insurance business network design. As the article details, “Privacy is frequently achieved by mechanisms that enforce the confidentiality […]

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Blockchain for social good: Meet the winners of the Challenge Accepted hackathon

It’s been a number of months since the IBM team and I first spoke about the power of the blockchain model in the global advocacy space. The work of Global Citizen to eradicate extreme poverty around the world by 2030 is a massive undertaking. Adding transparency to the commitment and impact reporting aspects has clear benefits and […]

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Hyperledger Fabric: What you need to know about the framework that powers IBM Blockchain

Let’s get to the bottom of it — what is really behind a blockchain network? The IBM Blockchain Platform is powered by The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger, which was formed by over 20 founding companies in December 2015, making it easier than ever for businesses to adopt distributed ledger technologies. With the core framework in place, […]

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Enterprise blockchain: Enabling trust in digital manufacturing networks

As the manufacturing industry moves from a physical to a digital supply chain, new technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM) and computer numerical control (CNC) machining are transforming how companies manufacture, distribute and maintain products. Digital manufacturing has led to a shift toward decentralized manufacturing models in which parts are manufactured at the place and […]

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This summer, fishing in Finland means food traceability on the menu

We all want to know more about the food we are eating, and for consumers in Finland who love their fish, it is now possible to trace their purchased fish fillet all the way back to the actual lake that the fish was caught. Finnish retail cooperative S-Group, will test their Pike-perch radar solution, which […]

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Smart legal contracts: How the law benefits with blockchain

Blockchain gave rise to the concept of a smart contract; a legal agreement enshrined and automated in computer code. While the automation associated with smart contracts has proceeded, legal standards supporting that automation have lagged behind. IBM has joined the Accord Project to address this problem head on and foster development of legal standards for […]

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