privacy

Building a framework for business networks anchored by blockchain

In consumer computing, most of the apps we use are platforms and marketplaces. From Amazon to Airbnb to Uber to App stores, we are surrounded by platform technologies. However, businesses have only recently started to realize the potential of using platforms to optimize and reduce friction in trade. Trust is paramount in building business networks and blockchain […]

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Matching skills to the right job: Preparing for a new economy

Over the last few years, employers have become less interested in what degrees people have and more interested in what actual skills they possess. But there’s one challenge with that: it’s hard to know what skills someone truly has. You can look at resumes and at jobs or social media platforms, but that information is […]

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Answering your questions on Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale

There’s been a lot of confusion (and Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) about The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric performance and scale; and, admittedly, a lack of information about best practices that can help you yield improved performance and scale. The reality is that Hyperledger Fabric does perform and scale nicely, given the right compute and networking […]

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Privacy in blockchain collaboration with zero knowledge proofs

Consider a new applicant for a credit card who needs to convince the credit company that they have maintained sufficient average balance in their bank account over the last three months. The traditional way of doing this is for the applicant to share the bank statements over that period. But, this reveals much more personal […]

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Blockchain in insurance: Five reasons why openIDL will succeed

As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, I have spent the last two and a half years working on blockchain with our U.S. banking and insurance clients. More recently, I have been the IBM technical executive overseeing open Insurance Data Link (openIDL), the insurance network partnership with the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). It’s been very […]

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Applying blockchain privacy to the insurance industry

Recently, some of my colleagues published an excellent and informative article on the evolution of privacy and confidentiality in networks built on The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. As an industry practitioner, I look to apply that philosophy to insurance business network design. As the article details, “Privacy is frequently achieved by mechanisms that enforce the confidentiality […]

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Five considerations for blockchain applied to data privacy and GDPR

People share with the world data about themselves that used to be considered private, all of this in exchange for “likes”, comments or coupons. Actually, even when I don’t want to, I need to share private and personal data digitally with my doctor or my insurance. As a result, I receive letters from some of […]

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