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Fueling the financial industry with open source cross-border payments

Financial services, payments, streamlining inefficient processes is in our blood. So, it’s no surprise my colleague and contributor to this article, Nitin Gaur and his team, tackled the unthinkable four years ago by building a global payment network addressing remittance and interbank payments. As if that wasn’t challenge enough, the team also designed it for […]

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Why open source isn’t free: Support as a best practice

The use of open source code is on the rise. Red Hat’s 2021 Enterprise Open Source Report found that 90% of companies use open source code and 79% of IT leaders expect their business use of open source to increase. Also on the rise, unfortunately, is malware and ransomware up 158% in 2020 according to […]

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Blockchain and the healthcare industry: How to get started

Many of us in the technology field are reflecting on how we can help build a stronger, more resilient future for healthcare. As the industry focuses on digital transformation, there is a greater appetite to solve business challenges with emerging technologies, such as blockchain. This is because, by definition, blockchain technology empowers organizations to digitize transactions […]

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Hyperledger Fabric and the power of the group

I always say that enterprise blockchain is a team sport. And I’m often asked, “Jerry, what does that mean?” Blockchain is a technology that draws its strength and stability from the team — or in this context — the group or consortium of organizations working towards a common goal. Not coincidentally, open source — one […]

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IBM Blockchain Platform meets Red Hat OpenShift

Today we further enhance your ability to build blockchain networks anywhere. We are announcing a new version of the IBM Blockchain Platform software which is optimized to deploy on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s state-of-the-art enterprise Kubernetes platform. This means you now have even more flexibility when choosing where to deploy your blockchain network components, […]

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Developments in blockchain: Shaping the future of insurance

The openIDL is an open blockchain network that streamlines burdensome and expensive regulatory reporting, providing new insights for insurance carriers while increasing the timeliness, accuracy, and value of data reports for regulators. In order to provide insight into the health of the insurance market, U.S. state insurance regulators enacted laws more than 70 years ago […]

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The New York Times, IBM explore blockchain as a means to verify trustworthiness in digital media

We live in a precarious time for trust. From viral videos, to raw diamonds, to organic chickens, the question of authenticity has never been more salient. Perhaps it’s because authenticity has never been easier to forge. Technology has given bad actors powerful new tools to manipulate our very perception of the truth. But technology can also […]

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Building enterprise blockchains that stand for good: 5 principles for blockchain

Technology never exists in a vacuum. That’s especially true at the cutting edge, where new innovations hold the potential to transform the world at a scale difficult to contemplate. Like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, blockchain has the capacity to deliver good and not so good outcomes alike. We’ve already seen both — in its […]

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Blockchain for enterprise business is more open than you think

I’m sure by now you have heard time and again the common misnomer that blockchain equates to Bitcoin and vice versa. With that said, I’m going to start with the simple fact that Bitcoin leverages blockchain as an underlying technology and this underlying technology has tremendous capabilities. These capabilities have spawned an enormous and ever-growing […]

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