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How the FDA is piloting blockchain for the pharmaceutical supply chain

In light of the current state of our world, things like supply chain management, prescription drug traceability and pharmaceutical integrity are of utmost importance. Last year, we announced our work with KPMG, Merck and Walmart as key participants in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) pilot program in support of the U.S. Drug […]

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Blockchain’s role in COVID-19 response and recovery

More than any event in our lifetime, the COVID-19 global pandemic underscores the interconnectedness of our world. It also throws a very harsh light on a troubling fact: at a time when we need rapid, coordinated action and collaboration, massive amounts of critical information continue to be trapped in hardened data silos and legacy processes. […]

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Protect Pharmaceutical Product Integrity with the Pharmaceutical Utility Network

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Interoperability Pilot demonstrates how blockchain technology can be used to effectively track and trace certain prescription drugs throughout the supply chain. The visibility offered by blockchain makes it easier for pharmaceutical supply chain actors to comply with with the DSCSA (a U.S. law that goes into effect in […]

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Trust: The fastest blockchain accelerator

What does riding an Uber and blockchain networks have in common? One word — trust. For business models founded on peer-to-peer exchange like AirBnB and Uber, the idea of relying on strangers in such an intimate way — allowing people you have never met into your home, jumping into a stranger’s car and letting them […]

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Exploring blockchain as the foundation for next gen apps on Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the collection of next gen web applications which use emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, IoT, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) as part of their core technology stack. These emerging technologies will shape the interactions users will have in this next generation of the web. The internet took us from zero to […]

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What blockchain means to the justice and public safety sectors

To understand what blockchain means to the justice and public safety sectors, we first have to lay the basic foundations for what a blockchain is. An easy way to understand blockchain is to think of it as a group text message. Much like in a group text message, blockchain is a distributed, time-stamped, tamper-resistant, record […]

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Your unanswered questions on the ROI of blockchain

Over the last year, there has been an overwhelming amount of excitement around blockchain, but will the technology live up to the hype? From cryptocurrencies to supply chain platforms, the emerging technology that underpins these networks is a powerful tool that should be sensibly evaluated by business leaders to understand whether it is worth the investment. […]

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Understanding blockchain: Debunking the myths of enterprise blockchain

Since being published, the next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform has been announced. Therefore, IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan will be removed from the IBM Cloud Catalog starting July 5th, 2019 and you will not be able to provision new instances after that. However, existing instances will be supported until June 4, 2020. To […]

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Digital transformation: Next Gen procurement and supply chain

Procurement and supply chain are at the cusp of a disruption with AI, IoT and blockchain technology. A digital transformation is ensuing with the promise of greater efficiency in business processes, operations, transparency and security. Just look at some of the news trending in the tech world right now with Walmart using blockchain to trace […]

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