IBM Blockchain

Unbanked to big banks: How crypto facilitates financial inclusion

With the advent of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, many are heralding a new age of digital native money that is meant to transcend the physical boundaries of its predecessor. But before we dive into how cryptocurrency is being used today as a new form of money, we must ask the question, “What is money?” This […]

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IBM helps launch open standards project: Token Taxonomy Initiative

The potential of tokens on blockchain is big. Really big. The world has already seen the enormous value that’s unlocked when you can digitize cars (Uber, Lyft), homes (Airbnb), freelance work (Handy), and many others. Imagine if you could digitize value? We can start to make transactions instant. We can move beyond payment versus payment […]

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For cross-border payments, half the journey is getting there

At some point during a recent 27-hour journey to Singapore I had a realization: Singapore is long way from home and not somewhere you get to by accident from Texas. That might sound rather obvious to anyone with a map, but sometimes experience is the best teacher. The experience of getting from Texas to Singapore […]

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Digital platform for industrial 3D printing

In recent years, additive manufacturing technology has experienced double-digit growth rates in various industrial sectors, such as automotive, aerospace and medical technology. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Additive manufacturing: Rethinking production The growing market for additive manufacturing can be attributed to three major advantages: Components can be developed more efficiently, […]

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A new and essential collaboration platform for blockchain

Since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, we at IBM have believed that collaboration is key to the successful nurturing and development of any new technology. Blockchain is no different. Not only do we need collaboration on developing blockchain technology like the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric, but we also need open, accessible collaboration on […]

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Does Hyperledger Fabric perform at scale?

Yes. Yes it does! Quite often, clients ask us, “do channels scale?” Or, “I heard Hyperledger Fabric can only scale to N nodes, is this true?” They claim that they have read or heard information suggesting that Fabric and the channel model of privacy does not scale horizontally. When I ask where they got this […]

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Exploring blockchain as the foundation for next gen apps on Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the collection of next gen web applications which use emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, IoT, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) as part of their core technology stack. These emerging technologies will shape the interactions users will have in this next generation of the web. The internet took us from zero to […]

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Decentralized identity is poised to disrupt how you share data

IBM recently wrapped up a very bustling week in San Francisco at THINK 2019 full of client conversations — through sessions and in the expo hall — and how technology will transform enterprises with data, AI, cloud, blockchain and more. In my blog post prior to THINK, I wrote about how blockchain is becoming more […]

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The key to increasing production environments among diverse members

Vendors are raising the stakes in the blockchain market segment, looking to differentiate by proving interoperability between disparate blockchain implementations and cloud platforms. The industry is moving beyond the education and PoC stage and into a phase which aims to demonstrate how blockchain performs in production. This requires proof of portability among partners and disparate […]

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