Blockchain

How Wyoming Ranchers Are Counting on IBM Blockchain for Traceability

Wild, wonderful Wyoming. There’s no place like it in the world. With the lowest population of any U.S. state, traditions from the old west endure and form the foundation of our state culture and identity. Chief among these is ranching, which is still practiced the old way in Wyoming, where open range, cattle drives and […]

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How Russia Got a Flavor for Advanced Analytics

The 2016 C-suite study by the IBM Institute of Business Value has shown that the top managers from Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) put the macroeconomic factors as the main external force affecting their companies. Whereas, globally the respondents put the technology and the market factors way ahead of […]

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Fishing in Finland Means Food Traceability is On the Menu

Wild, wonderful Wyoming. There’s no place like it in the world. With the lowest population of any U.S. state, traditions from the old west endure and form the foundation of our state culture and identity. Chief among these is ranching, which is still practiced the old way in Wyoming, where open range, cattle drives and […]

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Why Supply Chains Need Blockchain

In early 2013, a number of grocery stores in the UK were hit with a major incident when horse meat was found in beef burgers. To compound the problem, many of the grocery chains could not instantly point to the exact source, but had to launch lengthy investigations to track back through processing plants and […]

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Everledger’s Pioneering Blockchain Work for Diamonds

Businesses are constantly faced with pressures to meet consumer demands and yet delicately balance their business objectives. One of the major shifts is the increasing consumer demand to know more about what they purchase. Within the diamond industry, consumers are seeking more information on their stones and the assurance of authenticity. There has been a […]

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Foreign Aid Enters a New Age of Accountability

“I don’t know why you’d bother giving money to help people overseas, it’s just wasted and taken by corrupt dictators.” I must have heard this comment-masquerading-as-a-questions hundreds of times as I’ve spoken to audiences about the opportunities and challenges of ending extreme poverty by 2030. As a co-founder of Global Citizen, I spend much of […]

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Global Diamond & Jewelry Market Tracks Authenticity with IBM Blockchain

The National Retail Federation estimated last year that consumers planned to spend $4.3 billion on jewelry for Valentine’s Day. But before they swipe their credit cards, shoppers almost always care more about the authenticity and value of a product over price alone. Tracking the provenance and origins of valuable goods, like jewelry, is not only […]

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Enhancing Individual Privacy with IBM Blockchain and Senzing ER

Data privacy protection is a critical requirement for organizations that store data about people and organizations. A tamper-resistant audit log should be included in every organization’s comprehensive privacy and security architecture. When immutable audit logs are in place, user interactions are permanently recorded. Even administrators with the highest level of system privileges cannot alter these […]

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How IBM is Helping Establish, Evolve and Extend Blockchain Networks

The digital economy has made trust more important than ever. Without trust and transparency, vast amounts of value are trapped and siloed inside business processes and organizations. That’s why blockchain is quickly moving mainstream as an important new way to instill trust into transactions and entire business processes. Interest in blockchain has never been greater, […]

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Jumpstarting Careers, Educational Opportunities with Blockchain

The world was a different place in 1979, the year I graduated from Albany State University, in Albany, Ga. When I began my career that year at IBM, I was testing diskettes – a technology that’s foreign to most college students today. Over the course of a 39-year career, I’ve seen the technology sector undergo […]

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How Blockchain is Bringing Trust to Digital Ad Buys

It used to be so simple. The supply chain behind a ‘media buy’ was made up of three main players – client, agency and media property – and each type of media came with a single measurement source. But the digital era is making that model obsolete, like rabbit ears or appointment-viewing TV. In today’s […]

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How Hyperledger Fabric Brought Blockchain to Business

When our team at IBM first approached our friends at the Linux Foundation with a proposal to create an open source project for blockchain technology for business, it became immediately clear that we had a shared vision from the start. That vision was that blockchain has tremendous potential, but that enterprises need a modular, open […]

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