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Blockchain in a nutshell: Building enterprise solutions

In the last few years, many large enterprises have been evaluating permissioned blockchain technologies by conducting limited proof of technologies (PoT) and some of them have gone on to production rollouts of minimum viable products (MVPs). These implementations have been primarily in the area banking, financial services, supply chain and credential management domains. To use […]

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Navigating disruption in complex times

As we enter what the World Economic Forum is calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, public sector agencies globally are experiencing a series of rapid, momentous changes, the pace and scale of which are unprecedented. Technologically, this era of disruption is attributed to “multiplied innovations,” or quantum leaps in technological advances relating to intelligence, connectivity and […]

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Episode 13: Shaping the future of NYC and innovative economic growth

    Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   James Patchett on how the NYEDC is driving future innovation Welcome back to the IBM Blockchain Pulse podcast! With the first episode back into the new year, our host Matt Hooper takes time to reflect on […]

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Hyperledger achieves huge milestone: Introducing Hyperledger Fabric 2.0

On January 30, 2020, Hyperledger, hosted by The Linux Foundation, formally released Hyperledger Fabric v2.0, marking a significant milestone in distributed ledger technology (DLT). It is clear that blockchain technology is progressing at a rapid pace, as indicated by this milestone. From the start, Hyperledger Fabric was designed to be an enterprise-grade, distributed ledger platform […]

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Five trends to shape blockchain in 2020

The year 2019 was pivotal for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain’s promised value into tangible business results. As active blockchain networks bring real transformative change to a number of industries, the IBM Blockchain team conducted […]

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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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Building trust in supplier information management

One area of supply chain management that I have not seen much written about in terms of blockchain and have been focused on is supplier information management. Many other areas that have been written about ad nauseum include transaction settlement, audit transparency, ethical sourcing, shipping data, compliance management, provenance, automation, food safety, and brand protection. […]

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Revolutionizing the waste supply chain: Blockchain for social good

Blockchain applications for social good are becoming increasingly critical and will revolutionize the world with their impact. With increased adoption and repeatable use cases, we are primed to face global challenges with a digital network of transparency, tamper-resistance and trust. Blockchain for good is transforming how we tackle global challenges like poverty, hunger, education, and […]

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What we really mean when we talk about “real” blockchain

The advent of any new technology always sparks healthy and lively debate over fundamentals: standards, business models, best practices and the like. Blockchain is no exception. We’re seeing that kind of debate unfold today as the technology continues to evolve and gain traction. Some in the blockchain community are asking, “What constitutes real blockchain?” I’m […]

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