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A sustainable future: How your next home project could help end illegal logging

As part of staying home these last many months, I’ve been working on different projects around the house. When I buy new materials for these projects from the home improvement stores in my community, I of course look for the best combination of quality and price, but like so many others today but I’m looking […] The post A sustainable future: How your next home project could help end illegal logging appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Disrupting the patent ecosystem with blockchain and AI

Intellectual property is becoming one of the most valuable asset classes on the planet, with the pace of innovation being the ultimate competitive advantage across global technology sectors. Patents are one of the least understood and least effectively deployed asset classes. Intangible assets — which according to US research firms now represent more than 84 […] The post Disrupting the patent ecosystem with blockchain and AI appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Native Blockchain Tables Extend Oracle Database’s Multi-model Converged Architecture

They are here! Initially announced at OOW 2019 and described in my post-OOW blog post, the blockchain tables are now generally available as mentioned in the Introducing Oracle Database 21c post announcing availability of the latest release in the Oracle Cloud Database Service Virtual Machine (for RAC and single instance) and Bare Metal Service (single instance). It's also available in the Autonomous Database Free Tier Service in Ashburn (IAD), Phoenix (PHX), Frankfurt (FRA) and London (LHR) regions. General availability of Oracle Database 21c for on-prem platforms (including Exadata, Linux and Windows) will follow along in 2021, and the Blockchain Tables will also become available in 19c database when 19.10 Release Update (RU)…

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Faster, Easier Development of Smart Contracts is Here Today with Blockchain App Builder for …

The Blockchain App Builder for the Oracle Blockchain Platform is a new component that extends our vision of making enterprise blockchains easy and quick. Since the initial release of the platform in 2018, our focus before has been on simplifying the infrastructure, configuration, integration, and operations tasks. Now we aim to bring the same ease and simplicity to building smart contracts that are at the heart of any enterprise blockchain. The Blockchain App Builder (BAP) is designed to simplify and speed up the development of smart contracts for the Oracle Blockchain Platform, a production-ready, pre-assembled enterprise blockchain platform based on a Linux Foundation…

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BlockpARTy — celebrating blockchain visionaries through art

Although blockchain can reshape the world of business relationships for the better, no one company can make that happen alone. Thanks to our visionary clients, the world is seeing the art of innovation come to life in new ways of using blockchain for business. The beneficiaries are the participants in these new networks, their consumers, […] The post BlockpARTy — celebrating blockchain visionaries through art appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Advancing Enterprise Blockchain with the Latest Generation of Oracle Blockchain Platform

As more blockchain applications go live and existing production deployments scale to larger business networks and bigger transaction volumes, Oracle has recently released the second generation of Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service. This post discusses in detail the advantages it brings to customers. According to Deloitte’s “2020 Global Blockchain Survey: From promise to reality,”[1] which surveyed 1,488 senior executives and practitioners in 14 countries, 39% are using blockchain in production in 2020 compared to 23% in the 2019 survey, with the figure rising to 46% for organizations with revenue over US$1 billion. In addition, IDC’s “Worldwide Blockchain 2020 Predictions”[2] report highlights…

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Building and scaling blockchain solutions for good

When inspiration strikes, you go for it! That was just what I did a couple of years ago when I was working as chief-of-staff for the blockchain chief marketing officer. I was intrigued, not only by blockchain as an emerging technology, but by the prospect that it would be a game changer for doing social […] The post Building and scaling blockchain solutions for good appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […] The post IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Announcing the Next Generation of Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service

Oracle is announcing a significant update to the Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service, leveraging the advantages of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and new advancements by the Hyperledger community in Hyperledger Fabric.  Oracle Blockchain customers are increasingly moving their applications into production, and existing production customers are scaling up their deployments and ramping up their transaction volumes. This new release responds to their needs with increased resilience and even higher availability, dynamic scale-up and scale-out to handle ever growing workloads, stronger access controls for sharing confidential information, superior price/performance, greater decentralization capabilities for Blockchain Consortiums, and stronger auditability when rich history…

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Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […] The post Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect and C19 Coalition: Facilitating PPE disbursement

The private sector has responded heroically to the new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from highlighting the 24/7 heroism of healthcare workers, to apparel companies making protective gowns and masks, restaurants providing free meals, and technologists that have quickly taken years of expertise and experience to launch entirely new capabilities for combatting the crisis. […] The post IBM Rapid Supplier Connect and C19 Coalition: Facilitating PPE disbursement appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution

Aquaculture has been going through something of a revolution. It’s easy to forget that aquaculture is a relatively new industry, with the most established farms having gotten their start in only the late 20th century. However, it’s a good thing they did. Seafood producers using acquaculture now account for more than half of all fish […] The post Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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IBM Blockchain Platform 2.5: A new era of multi-party systems

New collaboration models are emerging out of necessity today and for better preparedness tomorrow. It’s evidenced in the way supply chains are changing to provide better visibility for the distribution of emergency supplies. We see the need for public and private information to be validated and shared between healthcare institutes and government authorities to support […] The post IBM Blockchain Platform 2.5: A new era of multi-party systems appeared first on Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog.

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Oracle and HACERA Team Up On Multi-Cloud Blockchain-Based MiPasa Data Platform to Strengthen …

By: Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle, Jonathan Levi, HACERA, and Mary Hall, Oracle The spread of COVID-19 has caused a global health crisis, and researchers and healthcare professionals are searching for answers to combat the spread of the virus. Real-time data about the spread of the virus – and who it impacts – can help us slow its spread and eventually develop a vaccine. To help meet the need for reliable information about the virus, HACERA and Oracle are working together with technology firms and healthcare organizations to deliver reliable information via the recently announced MiPasa platform. MiPasa is a blockchain-based, distributed…

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HACERA and Oracle Collaborate for DAML Support on Oracle Blockchain

DAML is an expressive smart contract language designed with the needs of financial institutions in mind. It raises the productivity of smart contract developers and enables the automated execution and validation of contractual trading agreements. DAML was open sourced in April 2019, and shortly after, Digital Asset partners started integrating the smart contract language with various blockchain frameworks. HACERA, a leading enterprise-blockchain security products company, developed and opened sourced in 2019 the official DAML integration SDK for Hyperledger Fabric. HACERA has been involved with Fabric’s development since the beginning and even designed the certificate-based privacy system that is still in use today, while…

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