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Making fungible tokens and NFTs safer to use for enterprises

Before cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology was unknown to most people. It was blockchain’s unique ability to manage the ownership of (virtual) currency in a decentralized and reduced-risk manner that made all the difference. The introduction of permissioned blockchains made the same functionality even more appealing to the enterprise world in the context of decentralized business asset […]

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Technology in blockchain-anchored business networks

Technology choices and considerations are foundational to construct, deploy and operate a blockchain-based business network. The overall technical architecture of a blockchain solution is driven by the functional and non-functional requirements of all stakeholders, and the core business. The solution consists of four layers — data, network, application services, and apps or interaction layer. But […]

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Can the future of fintech really be found in blockchain-based smart contracts?

Blockchain is arguably the most significant innovation since the internet with individuals, companies and even governments embracing the technology. An appealing feature of blockchain technology is smart contracts. Smart contracts are gaining widespread use and ease of creation as global processes are becoming increasingly digitised. They serve as an alternative to traditional contracts which are […]

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Is blockchain the toy industry’s path to playing together?

Blockchain struck society like a lightning storm on the plains. Fast and sudden. Over 10 years ago, a whitepaper was produced unveiling the technology and within seven years, families were discussing the topic over dinner, state legislators were passing bills, and CEOs were being asked for a “blockchain plan” by their Board. Some industries moved […]

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Seven reasons why Hyperledger Fabric users should use IBM Blockchain Platform

IBM Blockchain Platform is the IBM commercial deployment of The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric. This means our clients get the support, tools and services they need to successfully develop, deploy, operate and govern production grade blockchain solutions even in the most regulated industries. IBM has been involved in enterprise blockchain since its inception. […]

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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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Confidentiality and integrity for blockchain smart contracts

Fabric Private Chaincode is an open source project created by IBM and Intel to enable a new form of smart contract, leveraging Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Trusted Execution Environment to help achieve confidentiality and integrity in The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric blockchains. This new model of smart contract is well suited to many […]

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Hyperledger achieves huge milestone: Introducing Hyperledger Fabric 2.0

On January 30, 2020, Hyperledger, hosted by The Linux Foundation, formally released Hyperledger Fabric v2.0, marking a significant milestone in distributed ledger technology (DLT). It is clear that blockchain technology is progressing at a rapid pace, as indicated by this milestone. From the start, Hyperledger Fabric was designed to be an enterprise-grade, distributed ledger platform […]

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How blockchain powers digital transformation

As we enter the new year, it has become abundantly clear that blockchain will play a vital role in the digital transformation strategy for enterprises. A report on digital transformation has also laid out two notable predictions for 2021: “prominent in-industry value chains, enabled by blockchains, will have extended their digital platforms to their entire […]

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