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IBM creates the world’s first 2 nm chip

This slide from IBM’s preview announcement gives more detail on the new process design. IBM This wafer contains hundreds of simple prototype chips built on the new 2 nm process at IBM’s Albany research plant. IBM Transmission electron microscopy gives us a detail of the triple-stack GAA (Gate-All-Around) transistors in the new process. IBM Thursday, …

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Expert panel divided over best way to achieve diversity in crypto sector

While almost everyone agrees the blockchain industry needs to address the under representation of women in the sector, experts remain divided on the best way to achieve it. Should we take an interventionist approach or hope that as blockchain becomes more widespread it will hold more appeal outside of its core demographics? Recent data from …

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IBM Blockchain Is a Shell of Its Former Self After Revenue Misses, Job Cuts: Sources

IBM has cut its blockchain team down to almost nothing, according to four people familiar with the situation.  Job losses at IBM (NYSE: IBM) escalated as the company failed to meet its revenue targets for the once-fêted technology by 90% this year, according to one of the sources. “IBM is doing a major reorganization,” said …

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Minerals giant Norilsk Nickel joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

“Mining” may be most frequently used in the crypto industry to refer to the process by which digital currencies are collectively generated — but there are contexts in which firms are adopting blockchain infrastructure to manage the most physical of mining supply chains. The Russian company Norilsk Nickel — the world’s largest producer of palladium and …

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12 of the biggest enterprise blockchain players of 2020

Enterprise blockchain started gaining traction in 2017 shortly after Bitcoin had reached its all-time high of nearly $20,000. Since then, enterprise blockchain has mainly been defined by private blockchain networks used by businesses for things such as supply chain management.  The enterprise blockchain space has changed quite a bit since 2017. For instance, 2020 has …

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Blockchain-powered Bordeaux? IBM announces wine supply chain tracing system

An IBM blockchain-powered platform is now offering a way for people to track wine from its vineyard origins all the way to your local store shelf. In an announcement today, IBM said it has partnered with wine monitoring firm eProvenance to release the VinAssure platform. Built on IBM Blockchain Transparent Supply, VinAssure will reportedly run …

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IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

News this week that R3 and IBM are working together raised eyebrows, because each entity has been on different and competing sides since the early days of enterprise blockchain. From next month, the commercial version of Corda (the version big banks and the like are paying R3 for) will be made available via IBM’s LinuxOne …

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IBM blockchain powers new app to help firms reopen amid pandemic

A new application powered by the IBM blockchain aims to help people around the world return to physical encounters amid the coronavirus pandemic. IBM Watson Health, a healthcare-focused arm of tech giant IBM, is launching IBM Digital Health Pass, a blockchain-based app to support global organizations and companies as they start reopening after months of …

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Thai central bank issues $1.6B in government bonds on IBM blockchain

The Bank of Thailand launched the world’s first blockchain-based government savings bond issuance platform using IBM’s blockchain technology. Within two weeks of the launch, the central bank sold more than $1.6 billion worth of savings bonds, as per IBM’s official announcement on Oct. 5, 2020. The use of blockchain technology is said to have reduced …

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The US is number one…in blockchain patents

Despite Chinese firm Alibaba filing the most patents so far this year, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain patent, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent. IBM and Alibaba hold the most blockchain patents. Alibaba has filed more than 200 patents while IBM filed a …

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