IBM Blockchain Platform

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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What are smart contracts on blockchain?

Have you ever bought a car? A house? If so, you’ve experienced the special type of aggravation that is unique to these types of complex transactions. Many industry leaders have felt that same pain and have been exploring how the use of smart contracts on blockchain can be used to alleviate it. Whether you’ve just […]

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By developers, for developers: The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan

What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test environment for three months? More than 2,000 developers and tens of thousands of transaction blocks, all sprinting toward production readiness. Today, IBM announced that the program powering these new networks — IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan — is now generally available. […]

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Blockchain for advertising: The new black for media buying

Where are all your ad dollars going? According to The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), many of those dollars are going to click fraud in programmatic ad buying. In fact, the organization predicts fraud will cost advertisers and their industry partners more than $50 billion by 2025 unless dramatic changes take place in the advertising […]

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Shopping for blockchain: Modernizing consumer retail

At the retail industry’s signature annual event, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, IBM went big by showcasing a demo featuring an end-to-end use case employing blockchain in supply chain. We were joined by hundreds of clients and vendors that were excited to learn more about the technology. Many people […]

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Understanding blockchain: Debunking the myths of enterprise blockchain

We’ve made great progress as an industry illustrating how enterprise blockchain can help change everyday life. Heck, I rarely get the sorts of questions that confuse Bitcoin with the broader applications of blockchain. This is progress! However, with the torrid rate and pace of blockchain innovation in our industry, confusion is a given. I plan […]

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Self-sovereign identity: Our recent activity as a Sovrin Steward

During the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, IBM announced our entrance into the decentralized identity arena by joining the Sovrin Foundation. The days that followed have been busy and exciting, and highlighted by both IBM and community milestones. Developer enablement To help developers get acquainted with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Indy concepts we contributed two […]

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Three business practices that make or break every blockchain project

Over the last few years, we have worked with hundreds of organizations on their blockchain projects, frequently addressing questions around best practices. In response to this, we began collecting these best practices and insights into what we have titled The Founder’s Handbook. We have observed three business practices, among many other best practices covered in […]

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New consortium collaborates to put jewelry on blockchain

You want to buy a beautiful necklace for that special someone, but how can you confirm it was mined and manufactured responsibly? Providing such information to consumers is not yet a common practice. Though diamonds in today’s jewelry market are much more likely to be conflict free thanks to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, it […]

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