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IBM Takes Majority Control of Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board

IBM Takes Majority Control of Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board

IBM has doubled the number of its employees on the technical steering committee (TSC) of Hyperledger according to an announcement by the TSC last week. IBM now holds six out of the eleven committee seats which has raised concerns about the tech giant’s new found influence on the enterprise blockchain consortium.

IBM Opens Quantum Computation Center in New York

IBM Opens Quantum Computation Center in New York

On September 18th, IBM announced the opening of the IBM Quantum Computation Center in New York State which will house the world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity that exist outside of an experimental lab environment.

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

In first and second parts of our interview with Alan Lim, the Program Director of IBM Blockchain Lab in the Asia Pacific, we explored the idea of data standards to improve the supply chain industry, as well as the IBM Food Trust, a food provenance network that allows food products to be traced and tracked. Digging deeper into IBM Blockchain, what else has the company been working on?

IBM and KAYA&KATO Leverage Blockchain to Trace Fabric Origins

IBM and KAYA&KATO Leverage Blockchain to Trace Fabric Origins

Tech giant IBM has teamed up with KAYA&KATO, a textile manufacturer of workwear and uniforms, in developing a blockchain network aimed at revamping the fashion industry.

IBM and R3 to Scale Up Hybrid Cloud with Blockchain Capabilities

IBM and R3 to Scale Up Hybrid Cloud with Blockchain Capabilities

Tech giant IBM has teamed up with R3, an enterprise software company, to boost the hybrid cloud with blockchain capabilities.

IBM Joins Trade Finance Blockchain Platform We.Trade As New Shareholder

IBM Joins Trade Finance Blockchain Platform We.Trade As New Shareholder

IBM has announced a new collaboration with blockchain-based trade finance platform, we.trade to enhance network capabilities and accelerate the global growth of the platform. We.trade was designed to connect buyers, sellers, banks, insurers, and other organizations in a network, simplifying cross-border trading. Built on the latest version of the IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM has been the platform’s technology partner since the beginning. We.trade was also the first enterprise blockchain consortium to go live, back in early 2018.

IBM and Oracle Collaborate on Interoperability Work for Their Blockchains to Communicate With Each Other

IBM and Oracle Collaborate on Interoperability Work for Their Blockchains to Communicate With Each Other

IBM and Oracle have announced that they are collaborating to build an interoperability initiative to allow their blockchains to be able to communicate with each other.

IBM Food Trust: Cutting Through the Complexity of the World’s Food Supply with Blockchain

IBM Food Trust: Cutting Through the Complexity of the World’s Food Supply with Blockchain

IBM Food Trust was first launched in August 2017, with 10 Foundation members aiming to use blockchain in food traceability to solve issues in the food supply chain. Prior to the launch, IBM, Walmart and Tsinghua University announced a collaboration to improve the way food is tracked, transported and sold to customers in China. Juniper Research recently announced that IBM Food Trust is one of the leading blockchain players in the food provenance space.

IBM Eyes Blockchain and IoT Solution to Eradicate Drone Theft

IBM Eyes Blockchain and IoT Solution to Eradicate Drone Theft

Companies, such as FedEx, DHL, and Amazon, are developing drones that can deliver packages to clients’ doorsteps. This is a novel undertaking, but IBM is looking at the bigger picture, whereby these drones might steal the packages instead of delivering them.

IBM and Verizon Business Collaborate on 5G and AI Edge Computing Innovation

IBM and Verizon Business Collaborate on 5G and AI Edge Computing Innovation

Tech giant IBM is collaborating with Verizon Business to help usher in the future of Industry 4.0 through their respective expertise on edge computing innovation and 5G technology.

Thailand Blockchain Community Partners with IBM to Expand $300M Electronic Letter of Guarantee Platform

Thailand Blockchain Community Partners with IBM to Expand $300M Electronic Letter of Guarantee Platform

Thailand Blockchain Community Initiative (BCI) has joined hands with IBM to extend the scope and reach of the blockchain-powered electronic letter of guarantee.

Bank of Lithuania Selects IBM and Tieto as Finalists for its Blockchain-Powered LBChain Project

Bank of Lithuania Selects IBM and Tieto as Finalists for its Blockchain-Powered LBChain Project

The central bank of Lithuania has chosen IBM, a technology titan, and Tieto, a leading Nordic software and services company, as the finalists in its blockchain-powered LBChain project. The winner will be announced as the year ends.

Could IBM’s Blockchain Platform be the Solution to Disrupted Healthcare Supply Chains Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Could IBM’s Blockchain Platform be the Solution to Disrupted Healthcare Supply Chains Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic?

IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect leverages the existing IBM’s blockchain platform, Trust Your Supplier, which is a blockchain-based trusted digital identity and supplier information that simplifies the supplier onboarding and supplier management processes while reducing risks. IBM is allowing qualifying suppliers to use Rapid Supplier Connect free of charge until August 31. New York’s largest nonprofit healthcare group, Northwell Health recently joined IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect Network, a blockchain project that aims to tackle the disrupted healthcare supply chains caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

IBM Showcases Generative AI's Potential to Revolutionize Automation at Think 2024

IBM Showcases Generative AI's Potential to Revolutionize Automation at Think 2024

IBM unveils generative AI advancements aimed at transforming business automation at Think 2024.

IBM Introduces Efficient LLM Benchmarking Method, Cutting Compute Costs by 99%

IBM Introduces Efficient LLM Benchmarking Method, Cutting Compute Costs by 99%

IBM's new benchmarking method drastically reduces costs and time for evaluating LLMs.

IBM and Red Hat Introduce InstructLab for Collaborative LLM Customization

IBM and Red Hat Introduce InstructLab for Collaborative LLM Customization

IBM and Red Hat launch InstructLab, enabling collaborative LLM customization without full retraining.

Pioneering DRAM Chip Inventor Bob Dennard Passes Away at 91

Pioneering DRAM Chip Inventor Bob Dennard Passes Away at 91

Bob Dennard, inventor of DRAM, passes away at 91, leaving a legacy that reshaped modern computing.

AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

IBM Security researchers have identified a new cybersecurity threat called "audio-jacking," where AI can manipulate live conversations with deepfake voices, raising concerns about financial fraud and misinformation.

Hedera Hashgraph’s Launches New Consensus Service Which Could Be Leveraged by IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric

Hedera Hashgraph’s Launches New Consensus Service Which Could Be Leveraged by IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric

Hedera Hashgraph released its Hedera consensus service (HCS), which can be used by external centralized applications, including IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric. Hedera Hashgraph’s governance board includes Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Nomura, and recently, Google.

Unveiling the Pioneers: Top 10 Generative AI Companies to Keep an Eye On

Unveiling the Pioneers: Top 10 Generative AI Companies to Keep an Eye On

2023 saw a surge in generative AI, with companies like OpenAI, DeepMind, NVIDIA, IBM, and Microsoft leading the way. These firms are revolutionizing industries with advancements in natural language processing, AI ethics, and diverse applications, from healthcare to autonomous driving.

Trade Finance Platform We.Trade on the Brink of Liquidation, Report says

Trade Finance Platform We.Trade on the Brink of Liquidation, Report says

We.trade, a trade finance platform, established as a joint venture among multinational firms, including 12 banks is on the brink of liquidation, local media reports.

IBM Launches "Granite": AI Foundation Models for Business

IBM Launches "Granite": AI Foundation Models for Business

IBM has introduced "Granite" foundation models for its watsonx.ai platform, utilizing generative AI for linguistic and coding applications. These models, specifically Granite.13b.instruct and Granite.13b.chat, have 13 billion parameters and are trained on diverse datasets. IBM emphasizes trust, transparency, and customization, and plans to introduce more models in different languages.

Biden-Harris Administration Secures AI Commitments from Major Tech Companies

Biden-Harris Administration Secures AI Commitments from Major Tech Companies

The Biden-Harris Administration has secured voluntary commitments from eight more artificial intelligence (AI) companies to manage AI risks. The commitments emphasize safety, security, and trust, requiring AI products to undergo security testing, share information on risk management, prioritize cybersecurity, and develop mechanisms to inform users. The administration is developing an Executive Order on AI and pursuing bipartisan legislation to position America as a responsible AI developer.

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, Merck Reveal Results of FDA Blockchain Drug Tracing Pilot

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, Merck Reveal Results of FDA Blockchain Drug Tracing Pilot

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, and Merck’s blockchain pilot in drug-tracing has successfully exceeded the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) benchmarks. The pilot program aimed to encourage new technologies to be used in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Blockchain was used as a shared record movement of pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain, which resulted in improved efficiency. Recalls were proven to be done in just seconds, rather than in days, as blockchain offers traceability.

India's Largest Shipping Port Operator Adopts Maersk-IBM Blockchain Platform

India's Largest Shipping Port Operator Adopts Maersk-IBM Blockchain Platform

In the latest development, India’s largest port operator announced on May 27 it is adopting blockchain technology through its shipping and invoicing business.

IBM and SAP Partner to Enhance Consumer Industries with AI-Driven Solutions

IBM and SAP Partner to Enhance Consumer Industries with AI-Driven Solutions

IBM and SAP collaborate to revolutionize consumer industries using WatsonX AI, aiming to optimize supply chains, enhance retail operations, and achieve greener deliveries.

Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov Supports Bitcoin as Tool for Human Rights and Financial Autonomy

Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov Supports Bitcoin as Tool for Human Rights and Financial Autonomy

Chess Grandmaster and rising human rights advocate, Garry Kasparov, sees cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as a way to fight tyranny and restore liberal democracies.

OPEC Workshop Will Focus on Blockchain Integration with Oil Supply Chains

OPEC Workshop Will Focus on Blockchain Integration with Oil Supply Chains

The OPEC Member Countries have revealed that its forthcoming videoconference workshop will feature blockchain integration with supply chains.

Tech Mahindra Leverages IBM Blockchain For New Entertainment Royalties Platform

Tech Mahindra Leverages IBM Blockchain For New Entertainment Royalties Platform

Indian multinational tech company, Tech Mahindra has announced the launch of a blockchain-based platform aimed at preserving the rights of video content generated by content creators and producers.

How Can IBM’s Blockchain Network Support $2 Trillion in Product Logistics by 2023?

How Can IBM’s Blockchain Network Support $2 Trillion in Product Logistics by 2023?

IBM Blockchain has been around for several years, delivering on blockchain projects for enterprises in areas such as trade finance, securities, payments and supply chain traceability, as well as establishing new platforms for businesses and improving efficiencies in existing industries. Alan Lim, one of the initial members of the IBM Worldwide Blockchain team, heads IBM Blockchain Labs in the Asia Pacific. Lim kicked off his journey in blockchain as he was curious about how blockchain was being used in solving some real-world challenges.

Exclusive: How Significant is Consensus As-a-service Model?

Exclusive: How Significant is Consensus As-a-service Model?

While Amazon and Microsoft launched Blockchain as-a-service (BaaS) platform in 1H 2019, Hedera Hashgraph collaborated with IBM to launch consensus as-a-service model! Is this the next upcoming tech trend for giants to follow?

Union Bank of the Philippines to Enhance Crypto Trading & Custody Services

Union Bank of the Philippines to Enhance Crypto Trading & Custody Services

Union Bank of the Philippines plans to choose Metaco and IBM to enhance cryptocurrency trading and custody services, taking advantage of the Asian country's rapid adoption of digital tokens.

Crypto Innovations and IBM's Role in the Evolving Payments Landscape

Crypto Innovations and IBM's Role in the Evolving Payments Landscape

The digital transformation of finance, driven by cryptocurrencies and Central Bank Digital Currencies, is reshaping the industry. Traditional banks face challenges in maintaining market share, while regulatory bodies are enhancing oversight. IBM, a tech giant, offers solutions for this new era, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and fostering seamless customer experiences.

IBM’s Blockchain Technology Hand Picked By Coop Italia for Food Traceability

IBM’s Blockchain Technology Hand Picked By Coop Italia for Food Traceability

Coop Italia, the biggest retail chain in Italy, has acknowledged this attribute as it has selected IBM’s blockchain technology to enable its private label brand called Coop Vivi Verde to trace the origin of eggs in its supply chain.

Auto Giants Consortium MOBI Reveals First Blockchain-based EVGI Standard

Auto Giants Consortium MOBI Reveals First Blockchain-based EVGI Standard

MOBI, A blockchain initiative for the electric automobile industry, backed by auto giants Honda and General Motors debuted a blockchain standard for EV charging

IBM Blockchain Technology Used for Salmon Traceability By Cermaq and Labeyrie

IBM Blockchain Technology Used for Salmon Traceability By Cermaq and Labeyrie

Conscious consumerism is a term continuously making waves because people are becoming more keen on what they consume. For instance, they are concerned about the origin, safety, and nutritional value of what they drink and eat.

IBM Unveils NorthPole: An Energy-Efficient AI Chip Prototype

IBM Unveils NorthPole: An Energy-Efficient AI Chip Prototype

IBM has introduced a new prototype AI chip named NorthPole, exhibiting remarkable speed and energy efficiency, as reported in Science Magazine on October 19, 2023. The chip, showcasing a 25-fold higher energy efficiency and a 22-fold lower time latency on benchmark tests, addresses the longstanding von Neumann bottleneck by melding memory with computation on-chip. This innovation opens up avenues for applications like autonomous surgery and self-driving vehicles, with continued research on this architecture already underway at IBM.

New York Times Experiments with Blockchain to Combat Fake News

New York Times Experiments with Blockchain to Combat Fake News

The New York Times made an announcement regarding their new project by their research and development team focused on experiments using blockchain.

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