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Automating workplace vaccination verification — a path out of the pandemic

Workplace vaccination mandates are coming for employers. In the United States, The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a rule on requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on […]

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Opening New York State for business with the power of blockchain

What excites me the most about being part of the team at IBM is the work we do for our clients that truly makes a difference in individual lives and provides for smarter and safer interactions with each other and our planet. The urgency to reopen all areas of the economy safely as we navigate […]

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How blockchain can transform traceability in the automotive space

When big automakers first began investigating the potential use cases for blockchain in their industry, they quickly identified compliance as an area of promise. Because it’s immutable, blockchain can be a very powerful tool for tracing things, from the supply chain for an avocado to the ownership of a non-fungible token (NFT). Because it can […]

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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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Bringing the benefits of blockchain to the enterprise database

Many businesses want to enjoy the benefits of blockchain regarding the visibility and provenance of the data. However, they don’t necessarily want or need the complexity that comes with its decentralization feature. Our research focuses on simplifying the usability and reducing the management overhead for use cases where a trusted cloud provider operates the solution. […]

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Blockchain for managing judicial bonds and deposits

Complex business processes that involve hundreds of external partners, thousands of discrete events to be recorded and tracked, and millions in funds are excellent candidates for digital transformation using blockchain. Managing a portfolio of judicial bonds and deposits, also known as judicial guarantees, is one such process. Some countries, jurisdictions and court systems require companies […]

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Blockchain and letters of guarantee

Paper-intensive financial instruments, especially those that require back-and-forth negotiations between parties, are ripe for digitization and blockchain. Add in the potential for fraud with paper processes, and the rationale for blockchain is even greater. The bank guarantee, or letter of guarantee, is just such an instrument. Bank guarantees facilitate doing business by adding trust to […]

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Blockchain and trade finance

According to the 2020 Global Trade Survey from the International Chamber of Commerce, trade and trade finance are in a state of global uncertainty, in part due to COVID-19. While many banks surveyed expressed concern over pandemic-related declines in trade flows and revenues, the survey also found that lockdowns and working from home are hastening […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for February: Sustainability, COVID-19, crypto and digital events

Of the 96 companies that have been included in the Forbes Blockchain 50 since 2019, only 12 have made the list for all three years — including IBM. Three other 2021 listees have partnered with IBM for their claims to Forbes fame. A.P. Moller-Maersk made the list for TradeLens, the international shipping platform co-created with […]

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