What developers need to know about the Hyperledger Project

The Seam Cotton Blockchain

At DeveloperWeek, an IBM executive explains how blockchain efforts like the Hyperledger Project are going to change the way financial services and agritech companies do business.

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s keynote at the FinTech Ideas Festival 2017

At the 2017 FinTech Ideas Festival, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discussed cognitive business, recent developments with blockchain and the future of finance, as well as our work to form a cotton blockchain using the Hyperledger Fabric.

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Forbes: IBM’s Blockchain Consortium with The Seam Deploys ‘Hyperledger’ for Cotton Trading

U.S. commodities trading and agri-business software provider The Seam, which has cleared or processed over $7 billion through its cloud-based platforms, is forming a blockchain consortium in conjunction with IBM for the billion dollar global cotton industry deployed on the Hyperledger Fabric, with the project kicking off early this year and poised to yield significant efficiencies.

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Memphis Business Journal: Memphis company working with IBM to trade cotton in the cloud

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took the stage as keynote speaker at the FinTech Ideas Festival this month in San Francisco, she mentioned how the tech giant is working with a Memphis agribusiness to improve trading.

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High Ground News: Memphis-based company partners with IBM to “transform” online cotton trading

The cotton industry may evoke images of rural farmers and old Memphis industry, but modern-day businesses rely heavily on cutting-edge technology for production and trade.

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BrandChannel: Why IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Believes in Blockchain

In another example of how IBM is using blockchain, it also just announced that it’s partnering with The Seam, a commodity trading and management systems company, to create a cotton industry consortium devoted to the creation of a blockchain-based “supply chain and trading ecosystem.” The effort will make use of IBM’s blockchain technology and expertise and will use IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric in an industry-first.

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ETH News: Cotton Blockchain Consortium Formed With IBM

2016 seemed to be the year of blockchain big bank consortia, perhaps 2017 will be the year of blockchain consortia in other industries. Today, The Seam, a commodities trading, and agribusiness software provider, announced the formation of a blockchain consortium for the global cotton industry. In conjunction with IBM, The Seam wishes to create a supply chain and trading ecosystem built on IBM blockchain tech using the Hyperledger Fabric.

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