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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for July: Are digital health passports in our future?

As the world steps cautiously towards reopening, can a health passport increase safety and confidence? In light of COVID-19, using blockchain to verify identity and health status is taking center stage — with reservations. In this month’s briefing, we also look at why traditional banks and investment firms are turning bullish on blockchain as a business strategy. […]

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Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […]

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Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution

Aquaculture has been going through something of a revolution. It’s easy to forget that aquaculture is a relatively new industry, with the most established farms having gotten their start in only the late 20th century. However, it’s a good thing they did. Seafood producers using acquaculture now account for more than half of all fish […]

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How blockchain can transform a teachers’ pension system

When teachers retire, they expect accurate pension payouts. That’s also the goal of plan administrators, who have an obligation to ensure pension system integrity. Still, inadvertent errors can occur. And if a cybercriminal breaks into the system or corrupts teacher information such as time of service, salary or date of birth, the system will be […]

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Episode 20: Key aspects to implementing a new technology strategy

  From blockchain pilot to production This episode of IBM Blockchain Pulse marks another first for our host Matt Hooper. He is welcoming back his first return guest, Maribel Lopez, the founder and Principal Analyst of Lopez Research! Last time Maribel was on the show, she and Matt dove into blockchain and transformation and discussed […]

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Mythbusters for Business Partners: Blockchain facts or fiction

Let’s be honest with each other. How many of you still believe that blockchain technology is Bitcoin? Or that it’s only applicable for cryptocurrency? Well, blockchain has become so much more. The most popular misconception is that Bitcoin equals blockchain. When Bitcoin was the only blockchain, there wasn’t much distinction between the terms. As the […]

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Episode 19: Blockchain for education and workforce communities

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Helping education go further Today’s episode of the ​IBM Blockchain Pulse ​podcast features a great conversation with Rick Torres, the CEO and President of National Student Clearinghouse. This is a first for the podcast, as our host Matt […]

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Episode 18: Fostering better collaboration with blockchain

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Blockchain and the disaster relief system Our latest guest is Chelsey Delaney, Global Design Lead for Blockchain Services at IBM, who brings a unique and personal view to the blockchain discussion. Namely, a design-centric view — it’s in […]

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