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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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Trick or treat? Use blockchain to purge your business of horrors

It’s Halloween and you’re encountering more tricks than treats for your business this year. One of your suppliers just tried to sell you counterfeit materials, and now you can’t meet demand for your product. Either an employee is terrible at their job or someone is committing fraud because there are numerous errors in your transaction […]

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Three uses for blockchain in banking

The banking and financial services industries have a complex relationship with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that was popularized by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. On the one hand, blockchain presents numerous opportunities to transform how people exchange value. The technology provides participants in a business network with a shared, immutable history of transactions — records […]

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On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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How C-suite executives are playing the blockchain game

The competition is heating up as industry leaders across industries such as finance and supply chain explore how blockchain can be used to reimagine the fundamental ways they exchange value and information. However, many C-suite executives (CXOs) are beginning to recognize that blockchain is not a technology that works well in isolation. For the benefits […]

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Trust in trade: Announcing a new blockchain partner

IBM has a new blockchain partner to leverage the vast amount of data in current supply chains and transform it into operational efficiency.  Supply chains have excelled at gathering this data to improve efficiencies in trade. However, increases in data have not been paired with an increase in trust. Data is kept within an organization, […]

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The tipping point for blockchain

How did the modern world begin? Not with a bang, but instead with something most people have never even heard of: packet-switching. Packet-switching is the idea that large messages can be transmitted more efficiently by breaking them up into small, identically-sized chunks. This seemingly modest idea paved the way for researchers and the Department of […]

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Blockchain for government: Building trust, demolishing bureaucracy

To build trust, governments strive to be as open, transparent and collaborative as possible and blockchain may be a key tool. To demolish bureaucracy, they seek to streamline citizen interaction, financial transactions and contract management. All too often, they fall short of their own ambitions on both counts. In a recent IBV Study “Building trust […]

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