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Blockchain-traced seafood: Helping historic New England fisheries thrive

In Massachusetts, we like to think we know our scallops. Barely 15 miles from our headquarters at Raw Seafoods sits the town of New Bedford, where New England fishermen first began using “catboats” to dredge bay scallops in the early 1900s. By the mid 1950s, more than 85 percent of the national scallop catch came […]

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Episode 7: How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Do you trust the food you eat? These days, more weight is being placed on conscious consumerism and people are beginning to really care about where they’re getting their food. Blockchain, like so much technology, is generally […]

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Can blockchain applications disrupt the broken pharmaceutical supply chain?

Read the original article, published July 12, 2019 on Smartereum. While their research and development will have taken around 12 years and cost around $2.6 billion, medicines that cure or help manage pain and suffering often do not have a very comfortable journey as they become available to patients. The ‘factory-to-pharmacy’ supply chain is old, […]

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Shared experience: The evolving potential of automotive blockchain

The first part of our series on automotive blockchain tackled standardization. But with efforts such as the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — a consortium of worldwide technology leaders — breaking down barriers to shared ledger adoption, it’s worth looking at the practical potential of blockchain in automotive. What’s happening right now, what’s just over the […]

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Has blockchain tourism reached its next destination?

“I think much like the Internet was able to organize separate databases into an interlocking, networked marketplace, we see the potential to link separate blockchains together into a greater ecosystem that will lead to new business models,” said Marie Wieck, General Manager of Blockchain at IBM. “It will allow people that aren’t currently able to […]

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What we really mean when we talk about “real” blockchain

The advent of any new technology always sparks healthy and lively debate over fundamentals: standards, business models, best practices and the like. Blockchain is no exception. We’re seeing that kind of debate unfold today as the technology continues to evolve and gain traction. Some in the blockchain community are asking, “What constitutes real blockchain?” I’m […]

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Building enterprise blockchains that stand for good: 5 principles for blockchain

Technology never exists in a vacuum. That’s especially true at the cutting edge, where new innovations hold the potential to transform the world at a scale difficult to contemplate. Like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, blockchain has the capacity to deliver good and not so good outcomes alike. We’ve already seen both — in its […]

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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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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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