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IBM continues to provide innovation in developer tools

Since IBM’s initial investment in blockchain in 2015, one thing has become really clear: developers need innovative tools to support development, as the demand of enterprise blockchain solutions continues to grow. That’s why we’ve continued to invest in building with platforms developers already use, leverage the open source, and make tools and education accessible to […]

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Blockchain can help increase access to credit for SMEs

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. And small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often the primary generators of new jobs and economic growth, particularly in the developing world. Unfortunately, the global demand for SME credit stands at $2.38 trillion with three quarters of the SMEs being financially constrained. Countries with the appropriate legal and institutional […]

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Making blockchain technology real for business owners

There’s no shortage of internet videos featuring blockchain experts speaking on panels and in front of whiteboards. But what does blockchain actually look like when it comes to life in the real world? That’s what we set out to show in this new video about we.trade. It’s the trade finance network convened by IBM Blockchain […]

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The Blockchain Game: A great new tool for your classroom

Blockchain technology can be a game-changer for accounting, supply chain, banking, contract law, and many other fields. But it will only be useful if lots and lots of non-technical managers and leaders trust and adopt it. And right now, just understanding what blockchain is, can be difficult to understand even for the brightest in these […]

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Clear skies ahead with blockchain in aviation: Making airspace safer

Aviation safety is a serious concern for every traveler. But on a regular basis each of us is confronted by the news of aviation incidents. The time has come for change, the use of blockchain can improve both airspace safety and the efficiency and transparency of the aviation industry. The aviation industry is subject to […]

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Government registries with blockchain, for efficiency and trust

How frequently do constituents experience frustration when providing information to governments? “I have to call a different department to make the same changes you just made?” “Why have I been on hold for 30 minutes to provide the same information you already have?” “This is so inefficient!” Governments are under pressure to improve the user […]

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Does Hyperledger Fabric perform at scale?

Yes. Yes it does! Quite often, clients ask us, “do channels scale?” Or, “I heard Hyperledger Fabric can only scale to N nodes, is this true?” They claim that they have read or heard information suggesting that Fabric and the channel model of privacy does not scale horizontally. When I ask where they got this […]

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Trust: The fastest blockchain accelerator

What does riding an Uber and blockchain networks have in common? One word — trust. For business models founded on peer-to-peer exchange like AirBnB and Uber, the idea of relying on strangers in such an intimate way — allowing people you have never met into your home, jumping into a stranger’s car and letting them […]

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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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