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Executing on the vision for a true blockchain network of networks

No single company can unlock the potential and full business value of blockchain on its own. Productive ecosystems establish a true platform and drive the value of any real blockchain network. IBM Blockchain ecosystem networks provide organizations that are building on blockchain platforms a range of opportunities to access valuable new channels, strategic partnerships and […]

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Open innovation in blockchain is key to mass adoption

The tech community has been talking about “open” a lot these days. Maybe it’s because most of us know that openness drives innovation while fostering new markets — especially where new technology is concerned. While it’s easy to put some code on GitHub, label it “open” and call it a day, being open means more […]

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Decentralized identity is poised to disrupt how you share data

IBM recently wrapped up a very bustling week in San Francisco at THINK 2019 full of client conversations — through sessions and in the expo hall — and how technology will transform enterprises with data, AI, cloud, blockchain and more. In my blog post prior to THINK, I wrote about how blockchain is becoming more […]

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The yellow pages of blockchain has arrived: Networks are now visible to the world

In the 1830s the first Yellow Pages emerged as an organized directory of businesses. This had a profound effect on commerce and is an often-overlooked key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Simply put, the Yellow Pages put businesses on the map and made them known to the world. Without it, a business was hidden and […]

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IBM Blockchain Trusted Identity: Sovrin Steward closed beta offering

Individuals, organizations, and things are not in control of their identity in the digital world. Everything is rooted in usernames and passwords, controlled by identity providers and third parties, creating a much-needed missing layer for identity on the Internet. At IBM, we have been doing a lot in the decentralized identity space. We’ve done some […]

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How do we start tackling the existing identity problem?

Identity and control of personal identity is top of mind, given recent events as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A lot of our identity is shared without our explicit consent, gets stored in locations we are unaware of, and when compromised creates tremendous setbacks. Almost everything we do in the […]

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Five considerations for blockchain applied to data privacy and GDPR

People share with the world data about themselves that used to be considered private, all of this in exchange for “likes”, comments or coupons. Actually, even when I don’t want to, I need to share private and personal data digitally with my doctor or my insurance. As a result, I receive letters from some of […]

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Self-sovereign identity: Our recent activity as a Sovrin Steward

During the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, IBM announced our entrance into the decentralized identity arena by joining the Sovrin Foundation. The days that followed have been busy and exciting, and highlighted by both IBM and community milestones. Developer enablement To help developers get acquainted with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Indy concepts we contributed two […]

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Collaboration: Unlocking decentralized, digital identity management through blockchain

Identity theft is an all too common occurrence. Our personal information is not under our control and lives in repositories that are targets for hackers. The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 1,339 breaches impacting over 170 million records in the U.S. in 2017 alone. The global numbers are so staggering that no one has been able to […]

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