blockchain technology

Plastic Bank deploys blockchain to reduce ocean plastic

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. The desire to change something and make the world a better place requires […]

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Building trusted relationships one transaction at a time

People have exchanged goods and services for centuries.  Over time those transaction-based relationships have evolved and spawned a full supply chain discipline, often with multiple trading partners involved. The result: complexity. And complexity can introduce opportunities for discrepancies, disputes, fraud or corruption. These various issues become more prevalent as complexity increases, because not everyone within […]

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Five must-haves for an enterprise-ready blockchain platform

No business operates alone. Regardless of your industry, your business is part of a large, diverse network of organizations and individuals, from parts suppliers and financial services firms to distribution partners and customers. Traditionally, all transactions and contracts among these network participants have been recorded in independent ledgers. But reconciling these various views can be […]

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Going beyond the hype to a secure blockchain

Many types of common business transactions — such as moving goods through a supply chain, or making multi-party contractual agreements — are more complex than they need to be. This is because each party to a transaction maintains their own, private records. Keeping all these records in sync is a time-consuming and inefficient process. Blockchain […]

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