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Executing on the vision for a true blockchain network of networks

No single company can unlock the potential and full business value of blockchain on its own. Productive ecosystems establish a true platform and drive the value of any real blockchain network. IBM Blockchain ecosystem networks provide organizations that are building on blockchain platforms a range of opportunities to access valuable new channels, strategic partnerships and […]

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Oklahoma is ready for Blockchain for Business

As a utility economic developer, I’m the last person you might suspect to be leading the blockchain charge in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. However, after more than 24 years in the utility industry, it’s exactly where I find myself, organizing the first Blockchain for Business in Oklahoma conference. I couldn’t be more excited about this […]

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Can blockchain help tackle the insurance industry’s data challenges?

The challenge of data authenticity and data controls in the insurance industry continues to grow at a time when regulators are increasing data security requirements. Regulators do not consistently request data from insurance carriers across all states and may be looking at incorrect, incomplete or outdated data. Carriers only share minimal information because they do […]

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Can blockchain applications disrupt the broken pharmaceutical supply chain?

Read the original article, published July 12, 2019 on Smartereum. While their research and development will have taken around 12 years and cost around $2.6 billion, medicines that cure or help manage pain and suffering often do not have a very comfortable journey as they become available to patients. The ‘factory-to-pharmacy’ supply chain is old, […]

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How to outsmart crypto thieves with blockchain-based security

Over the past several years, digital intruders have stolen millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency. Some crypto exchanges have been hit multiple times; some even went bankrupt. Last year’s series of record-setting hacks seems to indicate that crypto exchanges have a long way to go when it comes to protecting their clients’ digital assets. IBM […]

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Has blockchain tourism reached its next destination?

“I think much like the Internet was able to organize separate databases into an interlocking, networked marketplace, we see the potential to link separate blockchains together into a greater ecosystem that will lead to new business models,” said Marie Wieck, General Manager of Blockchain at IBM. “It will allow people that aren’t currently able to […]

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Will 5G be the catalyst for blockchain and IoT adoption?

  Read the original article, published February 27, 2019 on Smartereum. Over the last year or so, we have started seeing the inevitable marketing of the “next big thing” from the cell phone carriers — 5G. The Big 4 carriers in the U.S. have all announced plans for rollouts of their 5G networks. While what […]

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How transparency through blockchain helps the cybersecurity community

Blockchain technology is applicable to a wide range of industries, and the numerous use cases for it continue to grow by the day. The reasons for why companies, and even governments, are turning to blockchain for everyday business operations are many: faster transaction processing times, the elimination of a middle man, and others. For the […]

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Blockchain and big data use cases: Challenges and opportunities with blockchain and data science

Read the original article, published January 5, 2019 on Smartereum. Blockchain and Big Data are among the top emerging technologies tipped to revolutionize several industries, radically changing the way businesses and organizations are run. One might assume that these technologies are mutually exclusive — each forging unique paths and applied independent of one another. But […]

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