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(6.7.18) CoinDesk: Software Giant SAP Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Multinational enterprise software giant SAP has launched a cloud platform that is dedicated to helping corporates develop blockchain applications.

Announced during an SAP event Wednesday, the cloud-based solution aims to provide enterprises with a framework to build business applications on top of blockchain systems such as Hyperledger Fabric, the blockchain platform launched by the Linux Foundation, of which SAP is also a contributor.

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(5.31.18) American Banker: Has Amex found a data gold mine with its rewards blockchain?

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

American Express’ new blockchain technology could give the card issuer a trove of data on product purchases.

Amex has built a distributed ledger that merchants can use to tie card rewards to products they want to move off the shelf. For instance, if an auto insurance company wants to sell more policies or a coffee shop wants to serve more large coffees, it could offer American Express reward points for the featured items to make them more appealing. A merchant that wants to get people to download its app or join a program could offer the same enticement.

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(5.23.18) Associated Press: On the Money: Credit cards to perfect targeting programs

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Credit card companies are taking the next step in using their points programs to influence what millions of customers buy, going as far as influencing what color blender you might purchase.

American Express is piloting a program that will allow merchants to reward customers for purchasing specific items at their stores, starting with online merchant Boxed.

AmEx is starting small: giving bonus rewards points to Boxed customers who buy Dove soap, Planters nuts, Cheerios cereal and a handful of other items. But AmEx expects to open the program to nearly all their merchants in the coming months.

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(5.23.18) Distributed: Change Healthcare and the Fight for Blockchain Solutions

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

At the HLTH — The Future of Healthcare conference earlier this month in Las Vegas, banners for Change Healthcare, a firm on the cutting edge of the healthcare system’s use of distributed ledgers, were on prominent display throughout the event center.

Speaking at this event, Change’s president and CEO Neil de Crescenzo announced the company’s new partnership with Adobe and Microsoft, one that’s expected to usher in a new wave of digital healthcare advancement.

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(5.18.18) Wall Street Journal: The Morning Download: Blockchain Consolidation Phase Close at Hand, Hyperledger Chief Says

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Good morning, CIOs. A person may draw much insight from Blockchain Week in NYC, now coming to a close. One conclusion is that the survival of many of the companies forming around the technology is about to face an important market test. CIO Journal’s Steven Norton spoke about that and much more with Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, an open source blockchain initiative hosted by the Linux Foundation.

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