Blockchain

Bank guarantees: Jumping from paper to blockchain

Author: Nigel Dobson, Banking Services Lead at the Australia New Zealand Banking Group and Chairman of Lygon 1B. There is a genuine need to digitise the archaic process by which tenants, banks and landlords negotiate bank guarantees. When a retailer wants to lease a property to open a store, the landlord requires a bank guarantee […]

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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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Tackling ocean plastic and global poverty with blockchain

Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing for IBM Brand and Global Markets, Australia & New Zealand Our planet is being choked by plastic. Consider this: • Scientists predict more plastic than fish in the ocean worldwide by 2050 • A ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ a massive floating island of plastic, is now 3 times the […]

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