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IBM Building Blockchain Ecosystem

IBM believes blockchain technology, with its capability to create an essentially immutable ledger of digital events, will alter the way whole industries conduct transactions. To make that happen, Big Blue asserts, requires a complete ecosystem of industry players working together. To that end, IBM...
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How the Blockchain Will Radically Transform the Economy

Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade,...
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Hyperledger Bids to Bridge Blockchain Divide in China Push

If blockchain is done right, borders will begin to disappear. Immutable, shared ledgers of transactions and goods could come to serve as a reminder that everything we grow, build, buy and sell comes from the same tiny planet. But this future is far from guaranteed, and the various blockchain...
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The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now

A blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a contentious technical change is on the cusp of making a decision some argue contradicts its core values. That's the situation the developers behind ethereum classic face ahead of a hard fork expected to be enacted on its blockchain on 25th...
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Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, explains everything you need to know about blockchain, Hyperledger, and other amazing new technologies in his LinuxCon North America keynote.

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on...
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Exclusive: Blockchain Platform Developed by Banks to be Open-Source

A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available, in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology. The Corda platform has been developed by a consortium brought together by...
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Blockchain Technology Can Help Save Refugees by Giving Them a Verified Identity

What if you had no proof of who you are? What would you do when the bank manager asked for ID when you tried to open an account or when the hospital asked for your documentation? You wouldn’t be able to function, at least not easily. Billions face this problem internationally, but now blockchain...
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The Hyperledger Project Continues to Grow Rapidly; Executive Director Brian Behlendorf Elaborates on Strategy and Goals

The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology led by The Linux Foundation, continues to announce new organizations joining the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. The...
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Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

A study released last week by IBM indicates that blockchain adoption by financial institutions is on the rise and beating expectations. This is good news for IBM, which is betting big on the database technology that was brought to prominence by Bitcoin. Yesterday, Big Blue announced that it has...
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Watch the First Episode of New Series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

We have a new series launching this week called Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain. The six-episode series examines the rise of Bitcoin and the tech that allows it to operate.  The first episode will answer all your questions about the Bitcoin platform and how it works. Why did futurists...
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