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The clawback case for blockchain in media and entertainment

The global media and entertainment (M&E) industry, including “new media” FANG titans, is now approaching $2 trillion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. However, a lot of the value is locked up in inefficient processes that are ripe for re-design using blockchain applications. Blockchain in media and entertainment is giving companies the chance to […]

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Taking the next step towards deploying blockchain for business anywhere

Throughout IBM Think, an important message has resonated everywhere — empowering businesses to overcome vendor lock-in and the freedom of choice to apply IBM technology wherever data resides. Our Watson team made some major announcements this week about making AI models and applications run across any cloud. Today, we are re-stating that same commitment for […]

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What’s the difference between a blockchain and a database?

If you are familiar with cryptocurrency, then you are probably familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the underlying technology ensuring transactions are accurate, transparent and immutable. Why is this technology important? When you’re working across a large number of individual stakeholders, there’s always the fundamental presence of inconsistency. Even if you completely trust the other person, […]

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Collateral damage over credits or security assets? Try blockchain

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. Collateral boosts this access by providing credit lenders with an asset-backed security or trust in repayment of a loan in the event of default. When the integrity of this collateral is ensured, risk is reduced, interest rates are lowered, and economic growth is fueled. When the system breaks down […]

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Network of networks: Enabling the blockchain economy

By now, most of you have heard about blockchain and its impact on business networks. As we speak, we see that it is disrupting industries and enhancing the way businesses work together. For example, a blockchain food trust solution is directly connecting participants through a permissioned, permanent and shared record of food origin details, processing […]

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Joining forces for the advancement of blockchain technologies

Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation’s open-source collaborative for the advancement of enterprise blockchain technologies, and Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA), a global standards organization focused on delivering and advancing the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, announced on October 1, 2018 they would be joining each other’s organizations as associate members. Per both organizations, this joint effort is to […]

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Hyperledger Fabric: What you need to know about the framework that powers IBM Blockchain

Let’s get to the bottom of it — what is really behind a blockchain network? The IBM Blockchain Platform is powered by The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger, which was formed by over 20 founding companies in December 2015, making it easier than ever for businesses to adopt distributed ledger technologies. With the core framework in place, […]

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Solving the cross-border need for vehicle and driver identity with blockchain

Increasingly we use our vehicles to travel internationally. While international travel becomes easier, vehicle related regulatory processes remain country specific. Many stake holders in the vehicle life cycle are hindered by this, from manufacturing to transport services, and from import to scrap processes. As a private citizen, you are not central to the process and […]

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Road to the future: Blockchain for transportation mobility

Driving: it’s something millions of people do each day without much thought. Now, innovations such as ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and smart contracts are affecting how people view mobility. While various modes of transport are still fundamental to getting people and things from one place to another, current consumer attitudes are […]

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