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Anatomy of an intelligent blockchain trading solution

we.trade is a digital platform that helps buyers and sellers trade across borders in a new way. Powered by the IBM Blockchain Platform from the cloud, it ensures that traders can trust the other party and streamlines trading transactions. Why is we.trade needed? Without financial guarantees, trading with new partners creates huge counterparty risks. Would-be […]

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The biggest, baddest thing in supply chain for 2020

Supply chain has had an interesting history in the last decade. Business landscapes became global, consumers are more intelligent, markets grew, customer value became important, the last mile got shorter and speed to action became crucial. Technology has been a key influencer for these changes to happen, and one of the technologies that is disrupting […]

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Powering trust on the grid with blockchain

Around the globe, the energy transition — or the transformation of the energy sector away from fossil fuels and towards zero-carbon energy — is rapidly gathering pace. The current power grid, however, is struggling to keep up. As detailed in the recent report by the IBM Institute for Business Value, Revive aging power grids with […]

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Hyperledger Fabric and the power of the group

I always say that enterprise blockchain is a team sport. And I’m often asked, “Jerry, what does that mean?” Blockchain is a technology that draws its strength and stability from the team — or in this context — the group or consortium of organizations working towards a common goal. Not coincidentally, open source — one […]

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Nordea drives prosperity with a blockchain trading solution

At Nordea Bank, digital innovation means becoming more relevant to our customers. We’ve made good progress in this as a founding partner of the we.trade trade finance consortium. Powered by blockchain technology, we.trade connects buyers and sellers in a trusted, efficient digital ecosystem that streamlines trade across Europe’s borders. Transaction volume has grown quickly since […]

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Bonds of Trust: Blockchain and disaster relief

On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of more than 130 mph. As Harvey tracked up the Texas and Louisiana coastline over the next four days, it dumped more rain on the region than it normally receives in an entire year. Approximately […]

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Blockchain has moved from hype to value creation in the enterprise

The past three years in blockchain technologies, or what now is often referred to as a use case of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), has shown the best of times and the worst of times. The global volatility of Bitcoin value and the high-profile heists of Bitcoin have shed negative spotlight on the cryptocurrency use case […]

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Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

I still find the word blockchain elicits thoughts of cryptocurrency much of the time, which does disservice to this disruptive new technology. Bitcoin launched in 2011 and was the first large scale implementation of blockchain technology. Media, investors and bleeding edge technologists have talked about cryptocurrencies for years and folks incorrectly think these technologies are […]

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Collaboration: Key to the first multicloud blockchain deployment

Individual data points are like fuel molecules waiting in pipelines and tanks to heat our homes or cook our food. Massive amounts of them sit inside supply chains and transactions, just needing a spark to unleash their transformative power. Vertrax knows something about this. We create software solutions for participants in the oil and gas […]

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