Blockchain

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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Behind the Architecture of Hyperledger Fabric

A new paper, from the IBM scientists behind many of the thousands of lines of code in Hyperledger Fabric, reveals the rationale and the thought process for the architecture, for the first time. It all started about two years ago with late night calls between Zurich and the US. IBM researchers were bouncing ideas off […]

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Resilient Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

On the heels of the exciting blockchain news coming from SIBOS, in Vienna this week the 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing took place, which also hosted a workshop entitled “Blockchain Technology and Theory”.  Researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security gathered there to discuss and exchanged their […]

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The power of blockchain + Watson

The impact of disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain goes well beyond finance and payments, touching all aspects of the real economy. This is an underappreciated fact, and it’s what makes these technologies so exciting. Now, a new application developed by IBM Research that fuses artificial intelligence into blockchain opens up further possibilities […]

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