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4 fascinating blockchain stories you might have missed in 2019

In November I took the Amtrak up to New Bedford, Massachusetts to see IBM Food Trust in action. I haven’t been back to New England much since spending three years living in an old Connecticut port town as a child, and boy did New Bedford deliver on the nostalgia front. The town is picturesque New […]

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Episode 11: From the dawn of the internet to the age of blockchain

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Connecting billions of people with technology — then and now The deeper our host Matt Hooper dives into blockchain on this show, the more he is surprised by remembrances of the internet’s past. When the idea of connecting […]

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A new learning credential blockchain to help bridge the skills gap

The skills gap is one of the greatest challenges facing labor forces around the world. A recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that more than 120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled in the next three years as a result of AI-enabled […]

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Blockchain in higher education: Preparing students for the future

Blockchain is rapidly becoming a force within higher education, even going so far as to challenge the very foundation of how skills and qualifications are measured. Innovations such as microcredentials and blockchain-based certifications have made blockchain one of two key technologies, along with voice assistants, that will have the biggest impact on higher education over […]

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Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials

Despite industry efforts, “conflict resources” can still make their way into products. A little over a decade ago, I co-published a Financial Times article that served as an industries wake-up call about this problem. The article highlighted findings from a study I’d done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where their war was funded by […]

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How blockchain is driving innovation in financial services

The past three years have seen an astonishing number of blockchain pilots introduced to explore the emerging technology’s potential impact in the banking industry. Of course, even during the most manic days of blockchain hype, it was always clear that only the most thoughtful projects would eventually make their way into production and demonstrate real […]

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Blockchain creates security, visibility in cross-border trade

Time is money in the import-export business. When shipments are delayed due to missing, overdue or non-compliant documentation, companies lose money. Güler Dinamik works with global companies to facilitate cross-border trade with Turkey. The company helps importers and exporters deal with the many facets of trade compliance, including providing timely documentation to the relevant authorities […]

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Executing on the vision for a true blockchain network of networks

No single company can unlock the potential and full business value of blockchain on its own. Productive ecosystems establish a true platform and drive the value of any real blockchain network. IBM Blockchain ecosystem networks provide organizations that are building on blockchain platforms a range of opportunities to access valuable new channels, strategic partnerships and […]

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Oklahoma is ready for Blockchain for Business

As a utility economic developer, I’m the last person you might suspect to be leading the blockchain charge in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. However, after more than 24 years in the utility industry, it’s exactly where I find myself, organizing the first Blockchain for Business in Oklahoma conference. I couldn’t be more excited about this […]

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