Blockchain

Blockchain: shifting the power of collaboration from hype to reality

Author:  Mark Allaby, Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Australia & New Zealand When it comes to advancing blockchain’s real-world potential, Australia is amongst the pioneers leading the way. But interestingly, it’s not cutting-edge technology enterprises but collaborating financial institutions at the forefront. This development was explored at our recent IBM’s Financial Services Executive Series […]

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Blockchain’s potential to transform transactions

Author: Rupert Colchester, Head of Blockchain, IBM Australia and New Zealand At the heart of it, every business activity comes down to one thing – exchanging value. It could be a producer shipping goods to a customer, a customer transferring money in return, business partners exchanging data or a supplier delivering services. Each of these […]

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A blockchain Australian first is set to shape the nation’s digital economy

Author:  Mark Allaby, Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Australia & New Zealand When it comes to advancing blockchain’s real-world potential, Australia is amongst the pioneers leading the way. But interestingly, it’s not cutting-edge technology enterprises but collaborating financial institutions at the forefront. This development was explored at our recent IBM’s Financial Services Executive Series […]

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Blockchain: Transforming insurance transactions

Author: By Shahid Saiyad, Blockchain Lead, IBM New Zealand Insurance has been essential for the expansion of global commerce. The risks that can be insured today would have been unimaginable when the first exchanges were created centuries ago – and account for a record spend on premiums in 2017 of NZ$5.7b*. Those early insurers could […]

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Bringing Blockchain to the South Pacific

Robert Bell, Executive Chairman, KlickEx Have you ever tried to send money to family and friends overseas? Despite our increasingly global society, cross-border payments can still be a time-consuming and costly process. About half of the world’s international payments include major global currencies and flow through key banking corridors, where inter-bank processes are well-established and work […]

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Can you turn plastic into hope?

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ A life changing event forever changed Shaun Frankson, founder of Plastic Bank. “Straight out of high school I joined a rock band. I thought I was living the dream. Then I woke up one day trapped in a bed. A car crash had almost killed me. […]

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Australian food safety: Could blockchain be the unexpected solution?

Written by: Paul Sidhu, Blockchain Services, IBM. Last week’s Australian food safety scare, which saw frozen berries sourced from China and Canada linked to three new hepatitis A cases, highlights the challenges of managing a modern-day global food supply chain. The impact of the globalisation of food, combined with constantly evolving consumer tastes, means Australia’s food producers and […]

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