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Streamlining financial netting with blockchain

A process that is ripe for digitization and automation is financial netting, a way of consolidating or reconciling multiple payments between two or more parties to create a single amount due to each participant. It simplifies doing business and reduces risk. Banks do it. Securities, currency and other markets do it. Service providers, central exchanges […]

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Helping empower refugees with blockchain and process automation

Today, technology plays a key role in all aspects of life. It connects like-minded communities to come together to help them solve common problems. But when certain problems are at such a large scale where they affect the whole world, there is a need to have a platform that can quickly onboard interested parties across […]

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Blockchain for invoice reconciliation and dispute resolution

Every industry experiences a productivity hit when discrepancies arise around financial settlements. In the supply chain, for example, processes that may even be part of an automated procure-to-pay workstream grind to a halt when an invoice and the related goods received documentation don’t match up. Even data-driven industries like telecommunications are affected, with hundreds of […]

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The case for governance in founder-led blockchain networks

The hardest part of building blockchain networks is not configuring the technology; it is designing the rules of the road for how ecosystem partners will work together to achieve their goals. In one word, the hardest part is network governance. Governance design is the design of strategic and operational models aligned to member benefits that […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for September: Moving business forward with blockchain

While “cut spending” was a pretty universal response to COVID-19, many organizations also realize that technology spending and digital transformation go hand in hand — and neither can stay on the back burner for long. According to a recent study from IBM Institute of Business Value, despite the pandemic, organizations plan to increase technology investments […]

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Episode 22: The trust technology for complex supply chain management

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. Adopting blockchain during a pandemic: Why it is the innovation we need during this time In today’s show, Matt Hooper is joined by IBM Blockchain Pulse’s second return guest, the incredible Rachel Wolfson! Rachel is a blockchain podcast host, […]

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Disrupting veterinary medicine and credentialing through blockchain

Veterinary medicine is a 45 billion-dollar industry in the U.S., experiencing rapid growth driven by increasing pet ownership, the growing social perspective of pets as family members, and the advancement of technology for treatment and care. The result is an increasing need for veterinary professionals with new skills reflecting the demand for both gold standard […]

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HR recruiters are putting blockchain to work

Japan’s human resources (HR) industry is undergoing a transformation. Lifetime employment is no longer guaranteed. Promotion by seniority has started to collapse. And the job market is becoming ever more borderless. That’s why Japanese firms are exploring new work styles closer to global ones. In particular, many employers now allow employees to work side jobs, […]

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Empowering participation in the energy transition with blockchain

The energy industry is on the path of an unprecedented transition, shifting towards a more ecosystem-centric model in response to four key disruptors: decarbonization, decentralization, digitalization and democratization — to be at the heart of the transition to net-zero carbon. This transition has been brought into focus as the world navigates a global pandemic. With […]

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