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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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IBM and Samsung SDS advancing blockchain and business outcomes

With the blockchain revolution heading full steam ahead, throughput speed is top-of-mind for enterprise organizations that want to maximize their investment and performance. Combining forces to deliver the best possible blockchain network for application development, IBM and Samsung SDS are continuing to collaborate on strengthening The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and blockchain ecosystems. With faster […]

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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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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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Government registries with blockchain, for efficiency and trust

How frequently do constituents experience frustration when providing information to governments? “I have to call a different department to make the same changes you just made?” “Why have I been on hold for 30 minutes to provide the same information you already have?” “This is so inefficient!” Governments are under pressure to improve the user […]

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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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IBM and Evernym work to accelerate adoption of decentralized identity

Technology has long struggled to reproduce an authentic version of your physical identity. But technology is only part of the problem. Digital participation from physical organizations that assign and verify identity — from governments to banks to local businesses — must also exist. Unless both technology and participation are addressed together, decentralized identity will continue […]

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Meet the Hack-a-Hogs: Student innovation in blockchain for food trust

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and dozens of students were darting across the hall. Ready or not, they had to two minutes to submit their final pitches before judging would begin. It was the second annual University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon, bringing together over 200 students from across disciplines in both the undergraduate […]

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Blockchain for the mining industry: Ethical cobalt production

From powering our smartphones, enabling electric vehicles to break into the mainstream, or massively improving renewable energy storage, lithium-ion battery technology is transforming consumers’ lives. Battery technology is making our cities greener while allowing the devices we rely on each moment of the day to operate more efficiently. Yet there is a conundrum. How do […]

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