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Greening the blue economy

Our oceans sustain us. They give us oxygen and they capture carbon dioxide. They feed us and they provide a wage to 40 million people across the world. They bring us joy and they show us beauty. But we are not sustaining our oceans in return. We are taking more from them than can be […]

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Reinforcing IBM’s commitment to open source Hyperledger Fabric

It’s been an exciting year for blockchain development. From privacy-preserving digital health credentials to new, digitized supply chain infrastructure — some of the most interesting technology developments of late have drawn on the benefits of enterprise blockchain and distributed ledgers. That’s why today we are doubling down on our contributions to enterprise blockchain and Hyperledger, […]

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Digital public works certification with blockchain and cloud

Public works projects are typically large and involve mountains of paperwork and certifications around legal, financial and ethical standards. In Italy, companies tendering bids for public works contracts of more than EUR 150,000 must be certified through a process that entails reviewing 10 years’ worth of an applicant’s business records. Much of this is done […]

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Blockchain newsletter for May: Digital assets ecosystem on the move

As the digital asset ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, new players, new investment opportunities, new moves from the traditional financial sector and growing interest from regulators signal a more stable long-term future for digital assets — as well as more industry disruption. And making it all possible? Blockchain technology. Webinar: Digital assets, a new […]

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Think 2021: The countdown begins

Think 2021 is the premier online event of the IBM year. Blockchain Think 2021 sessions share a common theme: using blockchain is a proven approach for solving ecosystem-level challenges. Therefore, what is generally labeled “enterprise blockchain” will continue to lead in multi-party solutions as blockchain innovations continue to emerge in 2021. These are the six […]

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3 key areas of enterprise blockchain adoption in 2021

Many businesses are seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as a watershed for technology and innovation investment. Technology budgets have been reprioritised with a laser focus on near-term return on investment as a necessity for most. At the same time remote working, lockdowns and supply chain challenges have accelerated digital transformations that otherwise might have taken a […]

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Blockchain and letters of guarantee

Paper-intensive financial instruments, especially those that require back-and-forth negotiations between parties, are ripe for digitization and blockchain. Add in the potential for fraud with paper processes, and the rationale for blockchain is even greater. The bank guarantee, or letter of guarantee, is just such an instrument. Bank guarantees facilitate doing business by adding trust to […]

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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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Digital assets, a new paradigm for financial services

I always know when interest in digital assets is heating up because everyone from my family, friends and colleagues, to the mailperson start asking me questions on how to get involved. You’re probably asking yourself; but why now? Bitcoin has been around since 2009. What’s so different this time? Well, the difference is regulators are […]

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