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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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TradeLens momentum grows with addition of two major ocean cargo carriers

Most everything that touches our lives took a long trip across the ocean. When you think about the fact that 90 percent of the goods we use every day — from toothbrushes to furniture — were transported as ocean freight, the scale and importance of the global shipping industry takes on new meaning. Blockchain is […]

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Open innovation in blockchain is key to mass adoption

The tech community has been talking about “open” a lot these days. Maybe it’s because most of us know that openness drives innovation while fostering new markets — especially where new technology is concerned. While it’s easy to put some code on GitHub, label it “open” and call it a day, being open means more […]

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Unbanked to big banks: How crypto facilitates financial inclusion

With the advent of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, many are heralding a new age of digital native money that is meant to transcend the physical boundaries of its predecessor. But before we dive into how cryptocurrency is being used today as a new form of money, we must ask the question, “What is money?” This […]

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Blockchain highlights and replays from IBM InterConnect

Last week, attendees at IBM InterConnect 2017 got to learn more about advances being made in security, cloud and mobile. Through use cases and demos, they saw how emerging technologies are being leveraged in various implementations. One of the hot topics this year was blockchain, the distributed ledger technology underlying Bitcoin that is now making […]

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