Blockchain

Supporting Small Business with Blockchain and IBM Cloud

A small kitchen supplies manufacturer in France is delighted when it receives a large order from a mid-sized Italian retailer. The manufacturer is eager to respond, but first it needs a bank loan for working capital to fill and ship the order. Without a short-term loan, the manufacturer might not make payroll; without this order, […]

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Transforming the Global Supply Chain

To save costs and decrease turnaround time, manufacturers typically turn to the supply chain. They break it down so that individual product parts are made in different areas of the world during each stage of production. From the pen in my pocket, to the shirt in which it sits, to the coffee I’m drinking, it’s […]

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Lowering the Barriers to Global Trade with Blockchain

Ninety percent of the goods in the global market are at some point transported by ocean shipping container. To get these shipments from one port to the next, a complex series of interactions must take place. Global shipping and logistics leader, Maersk, found in 2014 that a single, simple shipment of refrigerated goods from East […]

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Northern Trust Trusts Blockchain for Private Equity

Today, private equity tends to be an opaque, costly endeavor. Often, ten percent or more is spent on administration. In addition, the administrative activities are manual and can take a great deal of time to complete. In the past, this information (or its owners) was not trusted enough to be digitized. So when Northern Trust […]

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How Blockchains Can Provide New Benefits for Healthcare

How valuable would it be to have the full history of your health? What if every one of your vital signs that have been recorded, all the medicines taken, information associated with every doctor’s visit, illness, operations and more could be efficiently and accurately captured? The quality and coordination of health care would be expected […]

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Four Ways Blockchain Could Aid Governments

Governments around the world are facing challenges that range from budgetary pressures arising from economic stagnation to aging populations. Many have severely constrained resources, including the ability to access and analyze data to create greater economies. By making it easier to securely share data between institutions and individuals, blockchain technology could help relieve some of […]

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