use cases

Is there a blockchain delay in healthcare?

According to a 2016 IBV study, “Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain,” healthcare seemed to be “setting the pace on blockchain adoption,” even ahead of the financial services industry. The study surveyed over 200 healthcare executives and found that 16 percent expected to have commercial blockchain solutions in place by 2017. Now three years later, there’s no […]

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Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster

My company, Stronghold, is a financial services provider of native blockchain solutions. When my co-founder and I saw the rise of blockchain platforms, we felt that most were focused heavily on the technology and too far removed from real-world use cases. Bearing this in mind, we’ve applied blockchain technology to traditional fiat currencies. Instead of […]

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Has blockchain tourism reached its next destination?

“I think much like the Internet was able to organize separate databases into an interlocking, networked marketplace, we see the potential to link separate blockchains together into a greater ecosystem that will lead to new business models,” said Marie Wieck, General Manager of Blockchain at IBM. “It will allow people that aren’t currently able to […]

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Blockchain and IoT in commercial transportation

The sustainability of commercial transportation companies depends heavily on their ability to adapt to consumer needs. Investing in new technologies helps increase their operational efficiency and lowers the cost of shipping. In recent years, disruptive technologies — such as the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and blockchain technology — has […]

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IBM and Samsung SDS advancing blockchain and business outcomes

With the blockchain revolution heading full steam ahead, throughput speed is top-of-mind for enterprise organizations that want to maximize their investment and performance. Combining forces to deliver the best possible blockchain network for application development, IBM and Samsung SDS are continuing to collaborate on strengthening The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and blockchain ecosystems. With faster […]

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Chicago universities lead the charge in blockchain education

Midwest universities have been playing an integral role in technology since the development of the modern internet and the browser wars. This paradigm has not waivered with the emergence of blockchain technology. Despite the downturn in market prices of top cryptocurrencies, the interest continues to grow amongst the academic communities, led in large part by […]

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IBM continues to provide innovation in developer tools

Since IBM’s initial investment in blockchain in 2015, one thing has become really clear: developers need innovative tools to support development, as the demand of enterprise blockchain solutions continues to grow. That’s why we’ve continued to invest in building with platforms developers already use, leverage the open source, and make tools and education accessible to […]

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Cook up your blockchain solution with IBM Design Thinking

Whether you are a startup or a large enterprise, IBM Blockchain Garage Services can help you navigate your blockchain journey, find the very best blockchain use cases, build a minimal viable product (MVP) with the speed of a startup, then deploy and scale in production like an enterprise. We use the proven IBM Garage Method, […]

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Blockchain can help increase access to credit for SMEs

Access to credit fuels economies everywhere. And small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often the primary generators of new jobs and economic growth, particularly in the developing world. Unfortunately, the global demand for SME credit stands at $2.38 trillion with three quarters of the SMEs being financially constrained. Countries with the appropriate legal and institutional […]

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