Blockchain

New IBM and Intel Blockchain Security Feature Targets 5G Auctions

A new security feature developed by IBM and Intel extends blockchain capabilities and helps increase trust in high-stakes markets such as wireless spectrum auctions. As telecom companies start rolling out the fifth generation of wireless networks, the term 5G is becoming omnipresent in the news linking it to the prospect of higher data transfer speeds. […]

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The Story Behind IBM’s 2019 Patent Leadership

IBM inventors were awarded 9,262 U.S. patents – topping, once again, the list for the most U.S. patents received, for the 27th year running. That brings the total number of IBM’s U.S. patents to over 140,000.

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Bank Guarantees Go Digital with Blockchain

IBM has developed Lygon, a first-of-a-kind platform to digitise and transform the bank guarantee process.

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From Seed to Shelf: How IBM Innovations Will Transform Every Stage of the Food Supply Chain Within the Next Five Years

The annual 5 in 5 – five breakthroughs out of IBM's global labs that stand to help improve our lives in the next five years.

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IBM Marks More Than a Quarter Century of Patent Leadership with Record Year

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services today announced that for the 26th year, IBM is the top recipient of U.S. patents – a record 9,100, including more than 3,000 patents related to work in artificial intelligence, cloud and quantum computing. Our work in these areas, and others, began long before there were practical enterprise uses for the […]

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IBM Research, Hello Tractor Pilot Agriculture Digital Wallet based on AI and Blockchain

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of crops are managed manually, with less than 20 percent managed by tractors and other machinery, an unsustainable model as food demand increases due to population growth averaging 11 million per year. In addition, up to 50 percent of farmers suffer post-harvest losses annually due to poor planting […]

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A Blockchain Architecture for the Internet of Things

The promise of the Internet of Things: This integration should ideally map to a decentralized hardware and software platform.

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Ink Spots to Put an End to Counterfeit Diagnostic Tests

Could tiny ink spots, the size of a pinhead, fight counterfeiting medical tests? We believe the answer is yes. This week at the Biosensors 2018 conference in Miami, I’m presenting a new research paper demonstrating how optical security codes, created by inkjet spotting patterns, can be used in combination with smartphones for authenticating medical tests. […]

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Pairing AI with Optical Scanning for Real-World Product Authentication

Today IBM Research is introducing IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects. We’re rolling this technology out with one of our first clients, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), to help them evaluate and grade diamonds. A fusion […]

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IBM and Twiga Foods Introduce Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Late last year Nairobi-based Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, was looking to expand its logistic services into a total market ecosystem by adding financial services for its clients. Grant Brooke, co-founder of the $13 million start-up explains, “Previously, we were focused on helping farmers distribute bananas, tomatoes, onions […]

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Changing the Way the World Works: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five technologies that we believe will fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.

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