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Episode 16: Using technology to empower startups and have a global impact

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Making a difference with social entrepreneurship Have you ever met someone who truly loved their job so much that you found yourself grinning ear-to-ear as you listened to them explain how they spend their days? Well, Matt Hooper […]

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Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations — like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” — have been a wakeup call to the world about the scope of the […]

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How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea — even a potentially world-changing idea — is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps that can hold them back. We look at our mission as encouraging, empowering […]

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Episode 4: Blockchain for social good

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Plastic Bank shares their vision This week on the IBM Blockchain Pulse, your host, Matt Hooper, explores a totally unique use case of blockchain. He’s joined by his guest, Shaun Frankson, co-founder and CTO of Plastic Bank. […]

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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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