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How tokenization and digitized assets can help investors unlock trillions from the economy

It would be hard to argue that in many ways we are already living in a digitized economy. We use apps to send money to our friends, pay bills, buy our groceries, and more. But the truth remains that we see vast areas of our economy remain restrained by analogue. Some items have proven easier […]

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Episode 13: Shaping the future of NYC and innovative economic growth

    Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   James Patchett on how the NYEDC is driving future innovation Welcome back to the IBM Blockchain Pulse podcast! With the first episode back into the new year, our host Matt Hooper takes time to reflect on […]

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How blockchain is making digital gaming better

The gaming industry has evolved from humble beginnings. Those of us who are old enough remember playing Super Mario on a 16-bit gaming console know how this simplistic gaming industry has now evolved into a warehouse of emotion-churning, engrossing virtual reality games that reward precision and planning. Games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) are massively multiplayer […]

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Five trends to shape blockchain in 2020

The year 2019 was pivotal for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain’s promised value into tangible business results. As active blockchain networks bring real transformative change to a number of industries, the IBM Blockchain team conducted […]

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Measure trust with blockchain technology

As an enterprise, you want your business network to trust you. However, often times the cost of trust is not in what we can trust, but in what we cannot trust. These costs are rarely accounted for in business networks. Normally, account reconciliation techniques are in place to act as a catch-all for untrusted parties. […]

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Beyond the technology: Blockchain network design

It takes more than a strong product to realize success with blockchain. That’s why our strategy focuses on building scalable business networks, underpinned by great technology. In fact, our integrated capabilities across business and technology earned IBM the honor of #1 blockchain services provider in the world the last three years in a row. We’ve […]

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Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

I still find the word blockchain elicits thoughts of cryptocurrency much of the time, which does disservice to this disruptive new technology. Bitcoin launched in 2011 and was the first large scale implementation of blockchain technology. Media, investors and bleeding edge technologists have talked about cryptocurrencies for years and folks incorrectly think these technologies are […]

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Can fixing a logistics problem solve a major social challenge?

The logistics sector in Japan faces two critical challenges. First, a labor shortage due to an aging society, and second, the need for logistics providers to adapt technologically to the changing e-commerce environment. We can solve these challenges by doing two things. The first is to eliminate labor-intensive, paper-based processes, and the second is to […]

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Blockchain is the next step in democratizing education

Since the time of cave paintings and scrolls, the transformation of educating and learning is one of the greatest measures of societal evolution. Still, the education sector is significantly under-digitized in comparison to other industries, with less than 3 percent of the sector’s global expenditures being contributed to technology. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and […]

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