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(3.22.17) Forbes: SAP Ariba Will Use Blockchain to Track Shipments, Ensure Authenticity

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SAP Ariba, which connects 2.5 million buyers and sellers around the world through its network, today announced it will offer blockchain record-keeping across its cloud-based applications and business network.

Also today, its parent company, SAP announced that it has joined  Hyperledger, the blockchain development program from the Linux Foundation, as a premier member. It joins other industry leaders which are premier members  including Accenture, American Express, CME Group, Deutsche Borse, JPMorgan, IBM and Intel.

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(3.21.17) HealthcareDIVE: IBM launches cloud-based blockchain service for Linux Hyperledger Fabric

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  • On Monday, IBM launched what it is billing as the “first enterprise-ready” blockchain service.
  • The new tool, based on the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger Fabric, allows developers to build and host secure blockchain networks on the company’s Cloud.
  • The new blockchain offering is designed to scale up quickly as new network members join, according to IBM.

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(3.21.17) Banking Technology: IBM unveils blockchain-based digital identity network

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IBM and SecureKey Technologies are working together to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain.

When launched later this year, consumers can use the network to verify their identity for services such as new bank accounts, driver’s licences or utilities. IBM’s Blockchain service is built on top of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric v1.0.

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(3.21.17) BetaNews: IBM announces Hyperledger Fabric-based Blockchain-as-a-service

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It was a big day for IBM today, as it unveiled its first Blockchain-as-a-service. Unveiled at the Interconnect conference, this commercial blockchain service is based on the open-source Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, built by The Linux Foundation.

In a nutshell, IBM Blockchain allows customers to build their own secure blockchain networks. It took the company a year to bring it from the initial announcement to a finished product.

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(3.20.17) Ars Technica: IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency

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On Monday, IBM announced a new version of its enterprise-grade deployment of IBM Blockchain (Blockchain offers companies the ability to create, run, and monitor distributed ledgers on IBM’s cloud). The company also announced several commercial applications of IBM Blockchain that are either already in existence or will soon be deployed by a wide range of companies, including authentication provider SecureKey, financial-services company Northern Trust, and a Chinese carbon-allowance trading company.

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(3.20.17) LinuxInsider: IBM Launches Enterprise-Strength Blockchain as a Service

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IBM on Monday unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0.

IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish highly secure blockchain networks on the IBM cloud, is a transformative step in being able to deploy high-speed, secure business transactions through the network on a large scale, the company said.

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