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Blockchain as a cross-domain security solution

By design, a blockchain business network securely shares information between different organizations by distributing ledger transactions to peer nodes located throughout the business network, including nodes physically located within a competing organization’s security environment and domain. The same blockchain security design features that enable these secure cross-organizational information transfers are also ideally suited to ensure […]

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Choose your blockchain consortium and know your peers

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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How technology is shaping the renewable energy sector

According to the World Economic Forum, in 2016 solar and wind energy became cheaper than fossil fuels, indicating that the battle against global warming could become a lucrative business. The same article indicates that by late 2016, 47 developing countries had updated their energy plans by raising their reusable energy consumption targets to 100 percent. […]

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Beyond proof of concept: Blockchain highlights from Sibos 2017

These days, you can’t go to a financial services conference such as Sibos without encountering animated discussions about blockchain. The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin has matured in several areas over the last year, and it’s now at a point where companies are looking to go beyond proof of concepts (PoCs). Because of my […]

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On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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Trailblazing with blockchain at Sibos 2017

As we head into Sibos 2017, one of the world’s premier global financial services conferences, it is exciting to discuss the entirely new level of trust and transparency blockchain can bring to industry, and the business value it can drive. Organizations are now in a race to capture the tremendous business value potential of blockchain […]

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Blockchain in demand: Breaking into the growing job market

Now that companies across a broad range of industries have gone from trying Blockchain to starting blockchain-based networks, demand for blockchain skills is exceeding supply. The technology is still new enough that the talent pool for it remains light, and opportunities exist for people with the right skills. Job opportunities in blockchain Many people think […]

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Three features of blockchain that help prevent fraud

The typical organization loses five percent of revenues to fraud each year, according to a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Unfortunately, fraud in a business can go undetected for a long time and is often hard to uncover. The following three features of blockchain can help make business networks less susceptible to […]

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Business value of blockchain: Webcast preview

Last December, Grand View Research, Inc. published a report that predicts the global blockchain technology market will reach $7.74 billion by 2024. This rapid growth is attributed to increasing demand for the technology across financial services, consumer products, travel and transportation, telecommunications, healthcare and the public sector. How can you know if blockchain is right […]

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