Blockchain

Open source software — changing the world

By 2020, digital transformation teams will source more than 80 percent of their solution components from open source communities. That’s according to IDC’s “Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2017.” Open source has never been more important to the IT industry. Key reasons include: Open collaboration brings together diverse skills to solve common problems. Open source […]

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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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The power of blockchain in financial services

In the current landscape, there are industry leaders evaluating distributed ledger technology, while others are investing in other areas. Financial market institutions have been among the first to implement the decentralized blockchain platform and set the groundwork for their future. A market study report titled “Blockchain rewires financial markets” from The IBM Institute for Business […]

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Data breach epidemic has huge implications for businesses

The data that resides on a mobile phone is better protected than the data that resides in most corporate data centers. Eighty percent of the data on mobile phones is encrypted, according to a Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. study, because it’s easier to encrypt data on millions of identical devices. Encryption is largely absent in corporate […]

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Blockchain: Who should be in your consortium?

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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Security at scale: protecting data in an interconnected world

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. Organizations have long depended on IBM mainframe systems to deliver the robust performance, […]

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The profound impact of blockchain integration

Blockchain is more than the latest buzzword. It’s a powerful technology poised to revolutionize business transaction networks by accelerating processes, minimizing errors, improving trust and more. How can your organization benefit? And how can you prepare for blockchain integration? For answers to these and other questions, we met with Bernard Golden, a consultant and cloud […]

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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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Trailblazing blockchain innovation

With the advent of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, businesses are drawn to the promise of reducing time and cost and increasing trust in payments and transactions. Financial institutions in particular have been taking a serious look at blockchain. Organizations ranging from banks to the London Stock Exchange are taking innovative approaches to blockchain solutions […]

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