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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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So, what are you doing with blockchain?

As hundreds of people, representing over 75 companies, gathered for the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in Atlanta, the main question echoing in the halls was, “What are you doing with blockchain?” While I smiled each time I heard this, I was more ebullient that over half the responses involved the actions being taken and the […]

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Your guide to IBM Blockchain at Consensus 2017

IBM joins enterprise leaders and developers from industry startups, investment firms, tech companies, financial institutions and academic groups in New York, NY for Consensus 2017. The third annual blockchain summit hosted by CoinDesk will take place from May 22 – 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Here’s your guide to how IBM Blockchain will […]

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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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