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The food industry gets an upgrade with blockchain

Food is vital to life — what we often don’t realize is that food, which provides our nourishment, can be harmful — harmful to people and harmful to the environment. Costs associated with foodborne illness alone range from $55 – 93 billion in just the United States, and that is after one-third of the food […]

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Blockchain Technology Summit: Across the industries

This is the year of blockchain: the year that business networks based on blockchain are put into production around the world. Early adopters have been using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. I’m super excited for the IBM Blockchain Technology Summit in Atlanta on […]

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The difference between public and private blockchain

There are a number of explanations on what blockchain is and what exactly is the difference between Bitcoin and blockchain, but another area where I get many questions, is the difference between public and private blockchain. The similarities of public and private blockchain Many flavors of blockchain have evolved over the years and the terminology […]

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Going big and going global: IBM Blockchain at Consensus

In the last year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people talk about blockchain. Before, it was all about the opportunities for disruption and the transformation that distributed ledgers would make possible. Everyone had ideas about how to use the technology, but it had only been applied in one significant way: Bitcoin. […]

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Blockchain and food safety at the CGF Global Summit

In Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Michael Palin said, “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” It seems like an easy request to fulfill, but that isn’t always the case. While food is one of the most basic requirements of human survival, contaminated foods cause sickness — or even worse. What if […]

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From concept to production: Getting real with blockchain at Consensus

Last year, Consensus was the blockchain event to attend, and this year it’s shaping up to be the same. Presented by CoinDesk, the blockchain technology summit in New York City will feature more than 100 speakers and draw a crowd of over 2,000 attendees. However, a few things will have changed. In 2016, industry leaders […]

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Leveraging blockchain to improve food supply chain traceability

Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart announced its new […]

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Security, food safety and cognitive with blockchain

At IBM World of Watson this week, Silicon ANGLE’s theCUBE sat down with Shyam Nagarajan, Director of Worldwide Sales for Blockchain, to discuss some hot topics surrounding this emerging technology including security, food safety & cognitive applications. With blockchain coming to the forefront of the industry and the next era of transactional processing, many companies are starting […]

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