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IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion

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Technology giant IBM is hiring nearly 2,000 people in France – and many of them will be focusing on blockchain technology, chief executive Virginia Rometty said Wednesday. In an interview with French news organization Le Monde, Rometty said IBM was hiring researchers for blockchain projects, among other focuses. While she did not elaborate on what Read More

Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows

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Economist Alex de Vries, who published an article on “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem,” yesterday, May 16, in scientific journal Joule, told the Independent that Bitcoin (BTC) mining will use 0.5 percent of the world’s energy by 2018. De Vries concludes that as the BTC network currently consumes about 2.55 GW of electricity and moves towards Read More

IBM and Global Citizen Launch Blockchain Project to Boost Trust and Transparency in Donations

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IBM and Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens using their voice to end extreme poverty by 2030, are today announcing a new initiative that uses blockchain technology to bring back trust and transparency to charitable giving. Figures from the Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) latest UK Giving report found that the public donated £9.7 billion Read More

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

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IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize how donations are made to humanitarian causes. The tech giant and the anti-poverty campaign movement are partnering on “Challenge Accepted,” inspired by the United Nations’ Envision 2030 initiative, which aims to improve the lives of impoverished and at-risk people. Read More

ANZ and IBM Building Blockchain Solution for Insurance Industry

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The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced a blockchain solution aimed to improve efficiency in the insurance industry. Working with tech giant IBM and financial services firm Suncorp New Zealand, ANZ is building a blockchain-based platform that will ease the transfer of data and premium payments between brokers and insurers, ultimately making Read More

Jewelers, Diamond Dealers Turn To Blockchain For Increased Transparency, Traceability

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Image: Engagement ring, Pexels A consortium of gold and diamond industry leaders and IBM are launching the TrustChain initiative to trace the provenance and authenticate diamonds, precious metals and jewelry at all stages of the global supply chain, from the mine to the retailer. TrustChain Initiative In addition to IBM, the firms involved in the Read More

IBM And Major Banks Blockchain Partnership Reports First Live Pilot Transactions

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IBM’s partnership with international banks to develop a Blockchain trade finance platform called Batavia has resulted in the platform’s first live pilot transactions, according to a press release published today, April 19. IBM, the Bank of Montreal (BMO), CaixaBank, Commerzbank, Erste Group, and the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) began work on the initiative last Read More

Marsh Insurance Firm Partners With IBM To Apply Blockchain For Proof Of Insurance

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Marsh, a global insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced the first commercial Blockchain solution for proof of insurance, Business Wire reported April 16. With this application of Blockchain technology, Marsh aims to transfigure the certificate of insurance process “from complicated and manual to streamlined and transparent”. This will reportedly allow customers to improve business Read More

IBM Envisions App Testing Powered By Blockchain

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IBM may one day be testing software applications on a blockchain system, public filings show. In a patent application released Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the company describes a “blockchain test configuration” that could provide a “simple and secure infrastructure for testing applications” by allocating testing tasks to miners who could Read More

IBM Evolution: Big Blue Is Finally Getting Serious About Cryptocurrency

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It wasn’t long ago that your average enterprise wouldn’t even mention bitcoin, ethereum, or any number of cryptocurrencies in public. Instead of using the cryptographically secure tokens to streamline workflows – or even talking about doing so – some of the most recognizable enterprises in blockchain have largely confined themselves to uses of blockchain as Read More