IBM Blockchain Pulse

IBM Blockchain Pulse

Bringing Together The Best Talent In Cybersecurity With Vice President of NYC EDC, Wilson Lin
Oct 30, 2019 36:09

Bringing Together The Best Talent In Cybersecurity With Vice President of NYC EDC, Wilson Lin

Today on the podcast, your host, Matt Hooper, is joined by one of his favorite people in the New York City start-up ecosystem, Mr. Wilson Lin! Wilson Lin is the Vice President at NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC) and is the Head of the initiative, Cyber NYC. In his role at EDC, Wilson is leading NYC initiatives to strengthen the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by partnering with leading VCs, entrepreneurs, major corporations, and academic institutions.
Blockchain and the Promise of a Decentralized Future with Alison McCauley
Oct 16, 2019 39:22

Blockchain and the Promise of a Decentralized Future with Alison McCauley

In today’s episode, your host, Matt Hooper, is speaking with Alison McCauley! Alison is the founder and CEO of Unblocked Future as well as an author, speaker, and consultant. Her bestselling book, Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business (and What to Do About It), answers the question: ‘Why do I need to get on board with this whole blockchain thing?’ and is helping non-technical executives all around the world to better understand how this technology will trigger change!
How Blockchain Changes The World Of Financial Services
Oct 02, 2019 51:07

How Blockchain Changes The World Of Financial Services

Karl Muth is a teacher, strategist, speaker and investor. He has spent his career advising, investing in, and starting new companies and wears many hats on both the professional and academic side. Professionally, Karl is the CEO of a blockchain startup called FRST.  FRST is an enterprise-grade blockchain and data analytics solution. Academically, Karl is a Professor across several disciplines at Northwestern University; Economics, Organizational Behavior, Public Fallacy, and Statistics.
How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter
Sep 18, 2019 47:46

How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter

Blockchain, like so much technology, is generally agnostic. Its ultimate function is to make our lives easier, fuller, and richer. Food is also designed to make our lives easier, fuller, and richer — and trusting the food we eat is serious! People’s health is so often linked to the food they have access to, and when it’s not taken seriously, the results can be tragic. The global food supply chain needs to be made transparent and blockchain is the technology that can make this possible. 
How Blockchain is Shaking Up the Current Inefficient Ticketing Industry, with True Tickets Co-Founders
Jun 25, 2019 40:55

How Blockchain is Shaking Up the Current Inefficient Ticketing Industry, with True Tickets Co-Founders

Today, Matt while be speaking with Matt Zarracina, the co-founder and CEO of True Tickets; and Ken Lesnik, the Head of Business Development. They discuss how they first got True Tickets off the ground, where they got their first round of feedback, who their customers are and what their ultimate goal is, what it has been like to partner with IBM blockchain, and of course, how they are helping to replace the PDF, print-at-home ticket with an incredible blockchain-enabled solution for the ticketing market.
Shipping More Efficiently Through the Power of Blockchain, with Daniel Wilson
Jun 11, 2019 48:44

Shipping More Efficiently Through the Power of Blockchain, with Daniel Wilson

This week your host, Matt Hooper, is exploring some of the most innovative and exciting trends in supply chain that he’s come across! Joining him is an expert in the space — Daniel Wilson. Daniel is the Director of Strategy and Operations at Maersk for the TradeLens project — an open and neutral platform underpinned by blockchain technology and supported by major industry players!
Blockchain for Social Good: The Plastic Bank’s Vision
May 28, 2019 24:54

Blockchain for Social Good: The Plastic Bank’s Vision

This week on the IBM Blockchain Pulse, your host, Matt Hooper, explores a totally unique use case of blockchain. He’s joined by his guest, Shaun Frankson, co-founder and CTO of The Plastic Bank. Together with his co-founding partner and the CEO of The Plastic Bank, David Katz, they’re working on converting ocean plastic into forms of currency. They’re creating a reward system for people to earn and spend plastic bank digital tokens — and using blockchain to realize this vision.
A Blockchain Origin Story and Enabling Complete Ownership With Blockchain
May 14, 2019 39:20

A Blockchain Origin Story and Enabling Complete Ownership With Blockchain

Kathryn Harrison is the Director of Global Product Management for IBM Blockchain Platform. She’s responsible for understanding what’s happening in blockchain all around the world, figuring out how IBM can build technology and products that help to solve different companies’ problems with blockchain, and then actually pulling together all the different parts of IBM to actually build that product and take it out to market. It’s a very exciting job!
Making Cross-Border Payments Seamless — IBM Blockchain and Stellar’s Collaboration That is Bringing Commercial Payments to the Financial World
Apr 24, 2019 46:14

Making Cross-Border Payments Seamless — IBM Blockchain and Stellar’s Collaboration That is Bringing Commercial Payments to the Financial World

In this week’s episode, your host, Matt Hooper, is joined by two leaders — Jesse Lund and Jed McCaleb — to discuss cross-border payments. Their conversation today is all about financial transactions — making them frictionless, seamless, and available for everyone.
The Future of Protecting Your Wallet and Identity: Blockchain Identity and Digital Credentials, with Adam Gunther and Drummond Reed
Apr 19, 2019 58:06

The Future of Protecting Your Wallet and Identity: Blockchain Identity and Digital Credentials, with Adam Gunther and Drummond Reed

Blockchain is one of the pioneering innovations of our time — it may be the pioneering innovation of our time and too few people know about it. If you are one of those people — that’s okay! This podcast will be centralized around illustrating practical blockchain use cases guided by leaders across multiple industries. From financial services to trade, to tracing the safety of your next meal, to purchasing a ticket to your next concert — blockchain is transforming lives — and not soon. Now.