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Is there a blockchain delay in healthcare?

According to a 2016 IBV study, “Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain,” healthcare seemed to be “setting the pace on blockchain adoption,” even ahead of the financial services industry. The study surveyed over 200 healthcare executives and found that 16 percent expected to have commercial blockchain solutions in place by 2017. Now three years later, there’s no […]

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Is standardization the missing link in automotive blockchain?

Blockchain is driving disruption in the automotive industry. Sixty-two percent of executives say that the secure distributed ledger technology will be a disruptive force in the automotive industry within three years, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value study. The missing link? Standardization — getting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers on the same […]

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From insight to action: How are first movers innovating with blockchain?

We discussed many insights garnered from blockchain first movers as they have progressed towards commercialization in our previous blog, From insight to action: What have we learned from blockchain first movers, including why they are investing in blockchain and what are the barriers they have had to overcome. We shared that, surprisingly, many organizations are […]

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First Mover advantage: Innovation through blockchain

In my previous post, Blockchain Rx: A cure for healthcare and life sciences? I explained some of the benefits of implementing blockchain and narrowed down which blockchain use cases in these industries are the most viable, and dove into a key blockchain use case in the life sciences industry. In this post, I will explore […]

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Shopping for blockchain: Modernizing consumer retail

At the retail industry’s signature annual event, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, IBM went big by showcasing a demo featuring an end-to-end use case employing blockchain in supply chain. We were joined by hundreds of clients and vendors that were excited to learn more about the technology. Many people […]

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Blockchain Rx: A cure for healthcare and life sciences?

When people hear about blockchain, their minds might typically jump first to use cases in banking or financial markets. Although these industries were the trailblazers in adopting blockchain, they are no longer alone: as someone who works closely with organizations in the healthcare and life sciences space, I am seeing major industry players move beyond […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Bringing it all together

In the last post, I covered abstract concepts, such as the value of data in relation to blockchain, and the necessity of strong networks. Now, I want to move from the abstract towards the concrete, and discuss how blockchain is maturing, what this means for our business networks, and the questions we must ask as […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Data is the basis for all

To bring blockchain concepts to life, we must look at the new technology through a conceptual lens to explore the promising disruptive qualities that are present at its very core. My team and I not only seek to build the next generation of technology, but we also take time to think about how to maximize […]

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Leveraging blockchain from transactions to returns

The holiday season may feel ages ago, but retailers can’t let their guards down yet. From returns and exchanges, to everyday measures like ensuring the quality of the products they sell, competitive pricing and managing supply and demand, retailers are shining a spotlight this coming year on their supply chains. Retail stores know merchandise returns […]

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