IBM Blockchain

Scaling-up traceable coffee in Europe becomes a reality with Segafredo Storia

We truly value the role of Honduran coffee farmers in our business. We invest in their sustainability practices, and we support initiatives that result in higher productivity and income. We also invest in educational and social projects in their communities. Now with Segafredo Storia coffee being tracked using blockchain, they have new and innovative opportunities […]

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Blockchain newsletter for March: Exploring blockchain and interoperability

Moderna and IBM plan to collaborate on smarter COVID-19 vaccine management. Initial focus is on IBM Blockchain capabilities in end-to-end vaccine traceability in the supply chain and the IBM Digital Health Pass. IBM Digital Health Pass is the technology behind New York State’s Excelsior Pass, successfully piloted at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. Would […]

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Blockchain and trade finance

According to the 2020 Global Trade Survey from the International Chamber of Commerce, trade and trade finance are in a state of global uncertainty, in part due to COVID-19. While many banks surveyed expressed concern over pandemic-related declines in trade flows and revenues, the survey also found that lockdowns and working from home are hastening […]

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Disrupting the patent ecosystem with blockchain and AI

Intellectual property is becoming one of the most valuable asset classes on the planet, with the pace of innovation being the ultimate competitive advantage across global technology sectors. Patents are one of the least understood and least effectively deployed asset classes. Intangible assets — which according to US research firms now represent more than 84 […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for January: Looking ahead with 2021 predictions

Predicting the future is a dicey business. Nonetheless, we see pundits of all stripes putting forth 2021 forecasts for blockchain. For example, as cryptocurrency creeps to the mainstream, 2021 predictions for bitcoin valuation vary wildly, from $46,000 to $146,000 to a hard fall reminiscent of 2018. Projections for blockchain in business are more stable, with […]

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Blockchain in 2021: Accessibility, authenticity and AI

As of December 2019, experts forecast blockchain spending would surpass USD 16 billion by 2023, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report. However, over the course of the year, COVID-19 disrupted the global economy, slashed technology budgets and refocused corporate efforts to stay afloat. Despite these challenges, the pandemic has also accelerated […]

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Serving up new business practices for restaurants with blockchain

Has the pandemic changed the way we dine, forever? Restaurants from formal dining to fast casual, sole proprietors to national chains, are making the adjustments for survival and growth. Diners, employees, and executives are all working through the pandemic to deliver great tasting food, provide more transparency to the menu, and deliver a work environment […]

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Managing the complexity of coffee through the clarity of blockchain

Blockchain and coffee are a great match. The simple pleasure of our daily coffee belies the fact that the journey to the cup is long and highly complex. Until now the details of that journey have been largely unknown to the drinker. This is a challenge I understand very well, as a coffee buyer with […]

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Streamlining financial netting with blockchain

A process that is ripe for digitization and automation is financial netting, a way of consolidating or reconciling multiple payments between two or more parties to create a single amount due to each participant. It simplifies doing business and reduces risk. Banks do it. Securities, currency and other markets do it. Service providers, central exchanges […]

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