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Meet the women in IBM Research securing your digital future

This is our fifth and final blog post in a series for Women’s History Month 2020 focused on women innovating the future of IBM Research. The tremendous power of digital technology also introduces risk. If it’s hacked, or falls into the wrong hands, it can be used against us. That’s why security research is indispensable. The four women we meet here represent every aspect of it, from blockchain and open source defense to erecting cloud-based fortifications around digital crown jewels.

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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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Crypto anchors and blockchain: a strong alliance against supply chain fraud

If you are a wine collector, chances are your vintage bottle doesn’t contain the rare, expensive wine it is supposed to. The same goes with consumers of extra virgin olive oil or expensive brands of whiskey. While counterfeits of luxury goods are a nuisance and can cause sizable economic loss, there are even worse sorts […]

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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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Sensemaker Series: IBM Researchers on Future Tech for Financial Services

The financial services industry faces mounting pressures to reduce costs, improve customer experience, compete with emerging players, and comply with new regulations. At the same time, IBM Research is driving innovations that will transform the financial services industries using technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud. These advances are surfacing new capabilities […]

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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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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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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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