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IBM Just Ran Tests on Blockchain: Are We Getting Closer to Implementation?

All companies have been recently thinking about blockchain in one or another way. Some even went from thinking to testing. Today, the professional community made another step towards blockchain adoption as IBM and Japan Exchange Group ran a proof-of-concept blockchain test.

IBM will be working with JPX to jointly evaluate how the IBM open-source blockchain code—that has been proposed to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project—could be used for trading and settlement in low liquidity markets. As the Hyperledger Project evolves, the joint IBM and JPX evaluation work will transition to use of the code produced by that effort.

Atsushi Santo, Head of New Business Development, Japan Exchange Group, shared in the official press release, "Blockchain is one of the emerging technologies that is being closely watched by financial communities throughout the w ...

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